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About The Saloon - Newtown

The Saloon - Newtown offers an upscale atmosphere with great Italian food, chops, steaks, pasta, veal, chicken, fresh seafood, full bar, specialty martinis & a great wine list.

205 N Sycamore Street
Newtown, PA 18940
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 579-8310

Website:
http://www.thesaloon.us/

Catering:
Please call for details.

Parking Details:
Off street parking available in a private lot around building.

Private Party Facilities:
The Saloon can accommodate private events during the week but not on Friday & Saturday night.

Private Party Contact:
Tony: (215) 579-8310

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Saloon - Newtown Ratings and Reviews

5
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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (13)
Bar Seating (11)
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Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Business Meals (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Romantic (7)
Authentic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Saloon is one of our favorite restaurants that we frequent. Always a great meal and lots of choices on the menu for everyone. I had a special with rare tuna with peppercorns and Dijon mustard served over mushroom risotto with Gorgonzola cheese. It was absolutely delicious. It looked amazing and was more than enough for one person. I took half of it home and got to enjoy it the next day again. My husband always get the veal chop and loves it as well. Great dining experience . We can’t wait to return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Thought our meal was delicious, with the exception of a very bland clam appetizer. Portions were large and priced right. We enjoyed our meal, and will return in the future.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I was really hoping for more. My steak was under cooked and I was charged more than the price adveristed on the menu for a drink. The amount was small, it's the fact there was an error bothered me. I was really hoping for a great steak cause I've heard good things. I left feeling I didnt get the steak I came for. The lava cake was good though.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We have been to the Saloon before and have not been happy. We tried again and this was the last time. Both the Crab Cake special and Veal Marsala were awful. The sauces were clumpy and tasteless.
Our servers presented as if they were the bus boy staff. Very disappointing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A nice dinner with our grandsons. Lots of pasta choices, as well as traditional Italian veal and chicken dishes. The Fracked Diavolo was loaded with seafood and delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We love the Saloon! Great food, great service, and the best cocktails around!

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Fun, Late-night Find, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always great food and service! Sign up for their club and get a coupon each month.

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The service was excellent the food was amazing they were even kind and put a candle on a piece of cheesecake for my daughter's 14th birthday she loved it we will definitely be back

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View, Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Sports, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Organic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Tea, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Romantic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Love the Saloon! It is one of the few restaurants that my husband and I go to for our once in a blue moon date night. We are always happy with the food and the service. We come out of there completely satisfied with our meal. Would recommend to anyone for a nice evening out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

We stopped eating at the Saloon over a year ago because the food was poor. Someone said they had been there recently and we tried it again as we live in Newtown. Our appetizers we horrible, we sent them back. My meal was swimming in sauce, the penna pasta was so over cooked it was mushy. Never again, don't waste your time or hard earned $dollars.

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was tasty. The wife and I had the veal special and it was very good. Portions were generous . My daughter enjoyed the vodka rigatoni. Service was attentive and friendly.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always a solid choice to come to the Saloon. Friendly, Food is good. Service is good. Never have had a bad experience here.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I hate to write this as we are big fans of The Saloon, but went this past weekend with friends and the server, Donna, just really turned us off. When your going to a restaurant that you'll be spending over $50/person, you expect the server to not make you feel uncomfortable. Very poor attempt at jokes, made us feel rushed and had a lazy attitude.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was very salty and underwelming

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We came here for a birthday dinner. Service was very good. I got the salad with the grilled salmon. It was a perfect light dinner. The calamari was a bit undercooked. It did come out immediately but I think 5 more minutes would have helped. Prices are a bit on the high side. But for a local nice dinner this place fits the bill

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great food. Great service. Stephen is hilarious and make sure you have a Stoli Doli! 10/10

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We go here regularly and it is consistently good. Service is always great

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The food was very good and the service was excellent. The sausage and clam app was large enough to be my main meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My wife and I sat outside on the deck. Nice night. Good service and decent portions. Price was comparable to other similar restaurants.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

We have been coming to The Saloon for years and it is by far one of our favorite spots! They have a great martini menu (espressotini and southbeach are the best), tonight my husband had the swordfish and shrimp special and I tried the twin filet special and both were delicious!

The service has always been very friendly and attentive and all the candles really boost the ambiance, feels like you're dining somewhere in center city.

Whether you are looking for a romantic evening, a celebration or just enjoying friends and family....I would highly recommend this restaurant to all!! We love it here!!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Always great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

5 drinks 3 APPS 4 entries 2 desserts with tip
$280 and one meal my wife barely touched didn't taste right 2 others had a chicken and veal dish and tasted too much sage. Drinks are great especially martinis dessert is also good clams casino the best.
Like the place for drinks and bar food but wouldn't recommend dinner for 4

Tags: Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food was just ok. Nothing special. Prices were a little high for what we received. Service was extremely slow . Food lacked flavor including the clams casino, shrimp and the sangria seemed to be off in flavor
Probably will not return although the outdoor seating was nice and comfortable

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had a beautiful night outside on the deck. Food was delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

We hadn't been to The Saloon in awhile, a byproduct of having 2 young kids. My husband and I were very happy to see that the food was still delicious as ever!! Can't wait to go back again.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Our server Stephen is always fantastic. The food is consistently great:

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My wife and I have not been to The Saloon since May. It was nice to return and enjoy and good meal complete with great service. Will be back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

wonderful always

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The staff at the Saloon are awesome.
The chef could work anywhere they so choose.
From the Italian dishes to steak..... the taste of everything is exquisite.
It is our go-to restaurant!

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

It was fine, but nothing special or exciting. There was nothing wrong with it, but it's pricey for what you get & not memorable.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We've been going to the Saloon for years. They make great drinks and always have nice specials. We went with friends and ordered Orange and Caprese salads to share. For our meals, one of us had the filet, while the rest of us ordered fish specials. Everything came out as expected, tasted great, etc. The only negative comment was the service. it was a Friday night before the July 4th holiday weekend ... there was barely anyone in the restaurant and our server was painfully slow. it's a guy we've had many times before , and we've generally been very happy with him, but I guess he had an off day. We'll still go back though ... always good and reliable.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Really enjoyed the outside/deck dining. Service was slower than usual, but overall it was a great experience.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Had a really great meal here from start to finish. Clams casino, chicken marsala, escorole with beans and sausage, and creme brulee were all very good.

Tags: Great Beer, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

My tilapia was a little undercooked, but the flavoring was very good. The wine list was limited at best. The outside deck, however, seemed like it would be perfect for a friends get together with apps and drinks.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Our first time at The Saloon and it was wonderful. Our server, Taylor, was knowledgeable and attentive. The food was outstanding! And the ambience was as we requested....a quiet table for 2. We definitely will come back here soon!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 31, 2017

It's our local "Cheers" where everybody knows your name. Staff is friendly. Food never disappoints.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

went out for our anniversary
Nice bread basket w Olive oil to start
Server reviewed the specials, Friendly
Good size portions, Wide selection of foods

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Excellent food, particularly fish options. But, service was off putting to all of our diners. Head waiter was difficult to understand and chaotic - seemed to be running about in a frenzy. Table cleaning staff were very aggressive - pulling away plates repeatedly before diners finished. Would like to come back but hard to justify it unless service improves.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 16, 2017

been here many times over the years. This time was disappointing in some areas. Coffee was served "old". Had to return it and get another cup. Why does anyone serve coffee that has been over cooked, especially at $3.00 a cup? The dessert was disappointing also. I asked about the apple dumpling alamode . I was told oh yes, it is very good. Actually is was so bad! The dough tasted like Pillsbury after taste, hardly any apple. Very little dab of caramel, and a dip of ice cream little enough to maybe equal less than a 1/4 cup. The cheese cake, not as good as usual.

Service: on Tuesday night 5/16 Very Short staffed. The older gentlemen waiter was rushing like the place was on fire. OMG... Mumbling his words, as he spoke - very hard to understand without explicit concentration. We remained courteous to him, and understanding. But this is not a professional service, that one would expect at the prices charged.

He did take the apple dumpling off the tab! Over $100 for one entrée, one salad entrée,
3 drinks, and 1 dessert. We will chalk this experience up, and give it another try. Maybe?
But we have been to many restaurants at these prices and higher. No comparison to atmosphere and the class of the waiters/waitresses.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Saloon a great neighborhood restaurant. Good menu and the food is aways top notch. The only thing they really do not have a very good wine selection.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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