Valley Green Inn
Please note that we will be serving our All-Day menu exclusively while restricted to limited indoor and covered outdoor dining by the city of Philadelphia. We will also serve specials for brunch, lunch and dinner hours.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Braised Short Ribs
Sweet Potato Puree, Broccoli Rabe, Birchrun Hills Farm Cheese, Red Onion Marmalade, Toasted Pumpkin Seed
Roasted Garlic, Parmesan, Fine Herbs
Baby Iceberg Lettuce, Birchrun Hills Farm Blue Cheese, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sundried Tomato Scallion, Buttermilk Dressing
Wonderful place - cosy, quiet tonight and just perfect for our conversation. The food was very good - transcendent salmon perfectly prepared & my companion had the short ribs which he praised mightily. Service? Superb.
We are frequent diners at Valley Green Inn and we love everything about it. This time around, the Chilean sea bass special was just exquisite. One of the best meals I've had in a long time.
Valley Green Inn is a great eatery for the relaxed atmosphere and good standard American food. The menu is somewhat limited. No Italian dishes on the menu.
Appetizers were delicious. Ahi Tuna was perfect! Special of the day berry salad was a generous portion which we all shared. Sea Bass entree was great too! Had a wonderful time—came off hour.
The staff were wonderful. My dining companion parked way up the trail and walked an hour to get to the Inn. She showed up an hour late for our reservation, hot, tired. The staff were just great, organizing water and Gatorade and even agreeing to accommodate us after I left to meet my friend on the trail. First rate. And the food was delicious, too!
It was very hot, so the humidity didn't help. But despite the seating being at half capacity, the wait for the food was exceedingly long. Orders for beverages were 20 minutes to fulfill. The ambience and the memories are what makes us return, but seems to be missing a step in the quality component
Every thing was great ! Looks like a lot of changes , food , service , qualities etc !
always our favorite but this exceeded expectations!
We go there once or twice a year. We sat outside on this occasion, on the porch, and it was incredibly pleasant with a picturesque view. We all enjoyed our dinners; my salmon was cooked just right, and the bed of couscous/veg was delicious with the dribbled sauce.
Great food and service in a beautiful old building. Unfortunately for this business, there are unsavory characters passing by on the trail, shouting obscenities, playing loud music, displaying mental illness, etc. So if you go, eat inside!
Very nice staff, interesting menu, great view, food was very good.
Nice lunch on the patio after a hike
Always a great experience at the Valley Green Inn. It’s quite literally “off the beaten path”, but will always be one of my favorite restaurants in all of Philadelphia. The food and service has consistently been excellent through the years...and even if it wasn’t, I’d probably still come here for the atmosphere. Highly recommended if you haven’t tried it yet.
It is about the experience. Food is honestly fair. Nothing to great or fresh.
Crab cakes were more fill and were fishy.
Hot chicken was tasteless.
Our waitress was great and the ambiance was too.
Drinks were over priced and so-so.
You don’t go here for great food.
Outdoor on the porch on a warm June day, what more do you need!
The food was good but seemed a little overpriced. It's a beautiful setting and a great time was had.
Nice spring / early summer afternoon sitting outside on the porch watching people enjoy the Wissahickon trail... the Valley Green Inn is dependably good food in a lovely spot.
Everyone was lovely and accommodating under challenging circumstances! Thank you!
Friends’ birthday. Great setting and food.
The food was good, servers were friendly, but very busy. Location and view can't be beat! Some people, including us, had to wait a bit to be seated, even though we had reservations and there were empty tables. But once we were seated everything was very nice.
I have been going to Valley Green for about 65 years and I love it! But our last visit was surprisingly a bit disappointing. There was a mix-up at the start so that no server came to our table after we were seated for at least 10 minutes although servers did come to the tables around us. We did not get our food for 50 minutes while other customers who had arrived earlier did get their food. The food was delicious, however. The biggest problem, however, was that there was a gentleman power washing the area right next to the porch while we were sitting. The area already is somewhat noisy with everyone talking, but the noise of the powerwasher was overwhelming. I understand that the job needs to be done, but why not do it earlier in the morning before lunch starts? It lasted for a good 15 minutes. None of this will stop me from coming back, but if it had been my first time at VG I might have thought twice about returning.
Delicious lunch and delightful wine and unobtrusive and attentive service!
The food and service were excellent. We love to got there and eat outside especially for lunch. We will be back.
The outdoor dining experience at Valley Green was excellent. The tables were nicely spaced under the beautiful canopy of trees surrounding the Inn. The wedge salad with salmon was fresh and plentiful and my companion enjoyed her short ribs. Our server was very efficient and our entrees arrived very quickly. We finished our meal with a slice of cheesecake with berries. It was a lovely Springtime lunch!
We bought out of town grinds for lunch. We all enjoyed the historic ambience and lovely service and surprisingly very good food
The Valley Green in is one of my favorite outdoor dining spots. Peaceful, very good food, and usually prompt and attentive service. Yesterday the server was unusually slow with serving our food. It did not appear busy but a larger group arrived after we were seated. Other people in smaller groups arrived after we had placed our orders and were served before us. Still overall a very pleasant lunch
A long-standing family favorite - we’ve been coming 40 years, and somehow the food just keeps getting better. So nice to get outside the city to eat, as well. Parking lot was full, luckily we decided to hike in, so best to plan on hiking in on a Sunday - it’s a popular spot!
We had a lovely meal outside on the porch on a beautiful early summer afternoon. The food was delicious, the service efficient and kind, and tge setting pretty special. Thank you!
Birthday lunch for two of my friends. We sat on the porch & it was lovely! Birthday candle on the shared dessert was a nice touch.
Always enjoyable. Just wish the Inn would vary menu, or offer more choices.
The food was excellent. The hummus I had as an appetizer was one of the best I've ever had.
The drinks, salads, hummus and ambiance were terrific, as usual.
We ate an early dinner on the porch and it was very pleasant. Our meals were good- cauliflower tempura especially good- and I’m the ambiance was delightful. Service was mediocre. Would definitely go again soon!
Delicious food and the Wissahickon across the way as you dine outdoors - it’s a true treat.
Hate to say to many good things, prefer to keep this sweet spot quite
Standard American cusine, not the most imaginative - good but not great basic lunch fare.. The location is what makes this place a standout.
Beautiful restaurant within the Wissahickon park. Excellent American menu and wonderful ambience.
Small, quaint, good food, historic location. Check it out.
Everything was great. Loved eating outdoors in this setting.
Great place to dine. Casual but classy and it’s not pricey.
Valley Green Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 1317 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.