Valley Green Inn

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$31 to $50
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American
Located in the Wissahickon Valley, the inviting atmosphere of Philadelphia's last remaining roadhouse is one of the city's best kept secrets. The Valley Green Inn is just waiting to be found in the bustling metropolis of America's Birthplace.
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MC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday Brunch was great! They even provided a birthday dessert!

EB
Philadelphia
139 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is quite good, particularly mushroom risotto and the pate appetizer. Attentive service, nice selection of wines by-the-glass. Attractive setting.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Usually very happy with the place. And for the most part tonight was no exception. Except these exceptions. Fake Fireplace. Lame. Always liked the ambince of a real
Wood burning fire in the setting. Electiric fireplace was a let down. The food was great. Everything else the management can control was fine. Gotta admit though seems like every time we go there is at least one table of chestnut hill snobs, acting as such. Elitist folks with their fancy sweaters and loud mouths. Its been a tradition for us over the years, but Im not sure we will be back.

MC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We get here often and are never disappointed. We will will be back soon.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Dined Valentines day. Quaint and quiet. Pleasant servers. Surprise expensive fixed price menu. Good soup course; excellent chocolate cake for desert. Otherwise food mediocre at best. Ambitious menu, not well executed.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Valentine's Day dinner there with my wife. W

S
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

terrific as always have been going there for years

SH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valley Green Inn is a charming old building with small dining rooms and early American decor. The food portions are a good size, and the flavors are good. Service was excellent for lunch. There were not very many customers there on a rainy Monday.

MR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

enjoyed everything, the setting, the food and the service.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and cozy restaurant, perfect after a walk. My group of 4 all thoroughly enjoyed the food and the hot mulled wine!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming back to Valley Green Inn. This time we really enjoyed their delicious Veggie burger and Kale salad. Thank you Renee for our exceptional experience.

JF
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had an incredible time at Valley Green. We were celebrating my brothers graduation and this place nailed it. The entire outside scene was beautiful and the environment inside the restaurant was fitting for the special day. There was a fireplace and peaceful music quietly played in the background so everyone could talk with no issues.

The salmon, crab-cake and roasted chicken were all enjoyed. This place gets 5 stars and I highly recommend to anyone considering it.

SH
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, we enjoyed a quiet dinner and will be back

J
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for the price fixe brunch and it was very delicious! The ambiance was very pleasant!

HC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went to Valley Green for my boyfriend's birthday brunch. I had been there before, for lunch, and the whole experience was wonderful. Made a reservation online and when we arrived, was seated immediately. The food was beyond delicious and the waitstaff very attentive.

OT
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was okay, took very long to come out as if they forgot about us , almost an hr.

KK
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

78 dollars a person in a price fixed menu that was completely different than what was online after booking. We were half way through our salads when a poor excuse of arancini and lobster sliders came out. This meal was the worst $250 I have ever spent at a restaurant. Go to Zahav in the city if you are looking for a good meal. It is tucked away in the middle of nowhere for a reason.

GD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Family holiday celebration. The dining room is intimate in a way that means you’re really sharing the experience for others who are there too. Including the baby having a meltdown. I know babies cry but it definitely affected our celebration to share the small space with a large family trying to console a crying baby a few feet away. Such is life. Not anyone’s fault but just the reality of the evening.

JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was ok. service was slow and awkward, especially for it being Christmas day.

SA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming historic country inn feeling. We loved the (gluten free) mushroom soup which was a generous serving and very flavorful.

T
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friends and my husband and myself get together near Christmas for dinner together instead of exchanging gifts. Last year, our dinner was ruined by an incompetent waiter, mistakes in the order and a great deal of noise. At the Valley Green Inn, our dinner was superb, the waiter was very good and, best of all, we were able to carry on a conversation and hear each other without raising our voices. The atmosphere was in the holiday spirit. So, we plan on doing our get together there next year. Hopefully, hubby and I can enjoy several meals there during the year.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely charming brunch!

DR
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food. Good experience for my group. We were seated by the entrance and it was just a little drafty for one of the people in our group. Food was very good, excellent portions. Definitely would recommend to others.

EG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite spot for us, and we are never disappointed.

E
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always a great place to take out of town visitors after a hike in the woods! Cozy and quiet, great place for leisurely meal. Food pretty consistent though today’s chef was pretty heavy handed with the salt. Will come back when friends come to visit Philly. A really unique hike and dine opportunity.

KD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always an interesting place, setting , history
My son was married here!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for a relaxed dinner for our anniversary. The food and service were both great. Portions were generous for a restuarant on the fancier side which was a definitely plus for me as I hate paying for an expensive meal and leaving hungry.

ED
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely brunch with family! Delightful!

TH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Venue and setting is special, Had a terrific meal with terrific service. Interesting menu choices and the items we chose were great. Had a really enjoyable dinner and the whole experience was special. Highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It is a beautiful restaurant. It had a lot of great activities surrounding it. The staff was helpful but not particularly friendly. I felt that the portions did not appropriately match the cost.

CH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have frequented the Inn several times and I had my daughter's bridal shower at the inn. The ambiance is wonderful and the staff is professional and engaging. The food is good, but not stellar. I will continue to frequent the inn.

MS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We always love this cherished restaurant located right on the Wissahickon Creek in Valley Green, and we've had many fine dinners there. It's a favorite when we have out-of-town guests. Hard for them to believe that we have such beauty IN the city of Philadelphia! This trip was no exception. We came with my sister and brother-in-law from Boston, and we all enjoyed it. I think they may have been a bit understaffed this night, because the service was slower than usual, and the server got some of our food mixed up. My partner and I shared a delicious steak which would have been much too big for either of us to eat alone. My sister had the salmon, and her husband, the chicken sandwich. Prices are always moderate, as are the price of drinks. Overall, we love this treasure and most certainly will return.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Location is the best part of the experience. Food and service is meh.

c
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view, ambiance, quality of food makes this an experience rather than "just" a meal.
And I mean no disrespect to bringing the food to the forest so that we can be entertained and being fed like "the old days".
Service was perfect, on time, social and interesting.
I had steak frites and it was amazing!
My GF had the turkey club (with extra avocado) and proclaimed "best ever!"
What a wonderful experience on a perfect day!
Go and do it!

SR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall we enjoyed our experience here . The atmosphere provides a really relaxing meal. The noise level is so low compared to so may restaurants today. The snapper soup (house specialty) was excellent. It’s very unusual to find snapper soup with actual big chunks of turtle . It was very tasty with no addition of cream !
The crab cakes were good but had that strong flavor they have when not made from fresh crab with no additives . I know truly fresh crab is not often used but of course we enjoy it in a select few restaurants in Ocean City Maryland.
My steak was flavorful but tough .
We shared a tuna appetizer and it was very good with the exception of the single sushi roll that adorned the plate the rice in that was very dry and hard.
Wines were reasonably priced compared to many restaurants in PA.

KS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Nice outside seating. Polite staff.

SB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful place to eat and your bill benefits the park!

G
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valley Green Inn is a hidden gem. It’s busy on the weekend, but it is also a great place to eat mid week. The food, service, and setting are top notch.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Good for kids.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The Valley Green Inn is in a great setting. The flavors of the food were nice, but everything was way too salty.

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