About Vickers Restaurant

Vickers Restaurant is the transformed home of famed abolitionist and Chester County potter, John Vickers. Nestled in his original 1820s farmhouse, Vickers is an institution in Chester County known for its authentic vintage cuisine. Vickers Restaurant opened in 1972 and is still one of the only restaurants in the country celebrating these traditional dishes that epitomize luxury and continental glamor. Come in to experience the timeless panache of flambeed Bananas Foster, Steak Diane and Caesar Salad prepared tableside as well as a variety of entrees & appetizers. For something lighter the casual bar menu that includes Kobe Sliders, spinach and artichoke fondue & seared scallops is perfect for a weeknight bite. Outdoor patio opened in the Spring/Summer. Private dining rooms available for 10-135. Corporate menus available. Fireplaces for romantic dinners. Full Bar & wine list available.

192 East Welsh Pool Rd
Exton, PA 19341
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Continental, Global, International, French

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Private Events only.
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm.

Cross Street:
Gordon Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 363-7998

Website:
http://vickersrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Enjoy Live Piano Friday & Saturday Evenings from 6:45-10:00.

Please check our website for special artists.
www.VickersRestaurant.com

Catering:
Vickers provides on site catering for private functions of 45-135 in our banquet facility. Our on site catering menus include cocktail receptions, plated meals and buffets for wedding receptions, showers, corporate functions, rehearsal dinners and many other private events. Luncheon group menus start at $21, dinner group menus start at $29 and wedding receptions are custom.

Full group menus are online and can always be customized to fit yoru event and budget.

Parking Details:
Private lot adjacent to the front of the building.

Public Transit:
SEPTA

Private Party Facilities:
PRIVATE EVENTS
Vickers is the perfect backdrop for your most intimate events. Our private rooms will give warmth to your showers, add elegance to your engagement parties and exude charm at your anniversary and birthday celebrations. Special menus are available.

CORPORATE EVENTS
For corporate events, Vickers has private rooms for 10-35 and our our spacious ballroom can host from 50-120. This space is perfect for corporate holiday parties, retirement parties, cocktail receptions and seminars and presentations. Group menus to fit every budget.

WEDDINGS & SHOWERS
Adjacent to the historic restaurant is the Plantation Ballroom. It's quiet elegance and grand décor make it the perfect venue for top-notch wedding receptions, baby and bridal showers. Our elegant ballroom can hold up to 135 guests and has an adjacent outdoor space.

Private Party Contact:
Amanda Brogan: (610) 363-7998

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
UPCOMING EVENTS....

WINE TASTING DINNERS
Wild Game & California Wine Tasting Dinner 11/6

HAPPY HOUR M-F 4:30-6:30
with our special discounted bar menu. Bar menu is available on our patio or bar for a more casual evening.

HOLIDAYS
Open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, Mother's Day, Easter

Specials

ENJOY UP TO 50% OFF OUR BAR MENU DURING HAPPY HOUR

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

SEASONAL LUNCH NOV 8-DECEMBER 29

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

ELEGANT WEDDINGS FOR 50-120

Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM

CHAMPAGNE HAPPY HOUR IS HERE

Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Specials

ENJOY UP TO 50% OFF OUR BAR MENU DURING HAPPY HOUR

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Details

In our recent revisit to the Chester County staple, we couldn’t help but fall head-over-heels for its bar program, which is boasting an appropriate mix of vintage classics, inventive eats and one heck of a happy hour program.-Main Line Today Magazine. Excludes Tax and Tip. $3 BEERS, $6 HOUSE WINE, $6 MIXED DRINKS, $2 OFF TOP SHELF, -$3 SPECIALTY DRINKS. Special valid Oct 10, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM.

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Serving a special menu 12:00-7:00
Treat your family to a beautiful Thanksgiving, Chester County Style! Join us for delicious holiday specialties (and a few classic favorites) that will have the whole family feeling Thankful. Reservations are a must and spaces are limited so don't hesitate.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us this Christmas Eve for our special holiday menu featuring all your favorite for the Night Before Christmas.

From beautiful beef wellington to crisp roasted duck and delectable crab cakes our Christmas Eve menu is elegant and beautiful.

SEASONAL LUNCH NOV 8-DECEMBER 29

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Details

Stop in for lunch Monday-Friday. Vickers private rooms are perfect for client lunches, department celebrations or even a quick bite with coworkers. Entree Salads, Burgers, sandwiches and soups priced from $10-$13. Excludes Tax and Tip. Feeling quick and casual? Pull up a seat in the bar! Reservations, preferred. Special valid Nov 8, 2017 - Dec 29, 2017 on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM.

ELEGANT WEDDINGS FOR 50-120

Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Details

Photogs rave about the historic photo ops by the remnants of the original barn & the antique rakes & wells on the property. Pop into their Hunt Room built entirely of reclaimed wood to snap a shot of your own history in the making. Excludes Tax and Tip. The Plantation Ballroom hosts weddings and rehearsal dinners for up to 120. Special valid Jan 1, 2018 - May 1, 2018 on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM.

CHAMPAGNE HAPPY HOUR IS HERE

Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Details

Toast autumn every WEDNESDAY + FRIDAY with our Champagne happy hour. We’re raiding our cellars and sharing our private stock of Perrier-Jouët while it lasts. Enjoy… $15 Glasses of Perrier-Jouët $50 Bottles of Perrier-Jouët. Excludes Tax and Tip. BUBBLE UP WHILE YOU CAN. ONLY FOR A LIMITED TIME. Special valid Oct 10, 2017 - Dec 1, 2017 on Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM.

Vickers Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

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3.9

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Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Special Occasion (14)
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Romantic (13)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Authentic (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Live Music (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Healthy (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Casual (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Dinner with friends. Veal was a bit tough but tasty

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

I thought the food was great, both preparation and menu selections.It's unusual I find a menu that I have trouble deciding between five or six things.service was so-so maybe the waiter was having a bad day.Bartender was great .overall experience was well worth while.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is easily favorite restaurant. The food and atmosphere are special and welcoming. Service is normally superb. This time, our waiter seemed distracted. Overall, it was still a lovely date.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The ambiance is great if you are seated in the room to the left of the bar. The other areas of the restaurant are too bright.

My husband and I both ordered the rack of lamb. It was the worst we've ever had.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent classic fare prepared and served professionally. Best in Chester County.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Sadly we were again not impressed with the either the quality of the food or the service. Years ago we visited often but over time the mediocre experience and inflated price sent my wife and I elsewhere for fine dining. We decided to give it another go this past weekend and found that nothing had changed. We won't be back.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Exceptional service and the food was terrific. A great place for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

We had a wonderful waiter! He was attentive, & entertaining. We enjoyed the dinner even more because of him!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Service, food and cocktails are always top notch, whether it's a quiet weekday evening or during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. Lovely early Chester County ambiance and setting. One of our favorites!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Celebrated 25th anniversary with my wife on a Saturday evening in late October. Vickers is a quaint and historic restaurant in Chester County that features fine cuisine in a casual and quiet, but elegant setting. We had drinks in the intimate bar area before dinner. Both the Escargot and Quail appetizers were outstanding. Bison entrée was extremely tender, tasty, and delightful. Apple strudel with vanilla ice cream was the perfect finish. Live piano music throughout the evening was a nice touch. I would highly recommend Vickers for celebrating special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I believe that Vicker's is by far the best restaurant in Chester County. Quiet, classy and great food and service.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Disappointing experience this visit. It was very loud because there were way too many people crammed into the same room. Starters were delicious (bisque and chopped salad). Entrees were not great. Steak was served extremely rare, though I requested medium rare. This was corrected, but the filet was just ok. Veal entree was fatty. Service was only fair. Server tried, but he just had too many tables.

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

For a special occasion, this restaurant is one of the best in PA. The service and menu items were outstanding. Very good selection.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

An amazing dining experience, our fifth anniversary spent with our daughter and her fiance. The food was beyond description and we enjoyed sharing the appetizers so we could all enjoy the opportunity to taste everything! The proteins were cooked exactly as requested, and we had a wonderful array of flavors in each dish! The mushroom and asparagus appetizer was the favorite, and I loved the beef Wellington. My husband had the venison which was so tender it could be cut with the fork and melted in your mouth. Dessert was prepared tableside and a wonderful way to finish to the evening!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Asparagus and mushroom in puff pastry appetizer was excellent. The tempura lobster appetizer was over cooked. The Caesar Salad for two prepared table side was very well done. My wife’s filet Mignon w/bearnaise was under seasoned but cooked correctly. The truffled potatoes had no flavor. My venison tasted like Salisbury steak in brown gravy. Finally, we split a chocolate cake that tasted mass produced and flavorless. I will say, the wine list was very well rounded. Our waiter, Michael, was the one redeeming quality of our visit. He was excellent!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

First visit. Terrific ambience with piano player, candle-light and white table cloths. The food is well prepared, and the wait staff is very smart and attentive. Not inexpensive, but a terrific night out for our anniversary.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Have been to Vickers several times. It has always been a very pleasurable experience.
Food is great, so is the service. A real enjoyable dining experience.
Can't wait to return.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

A very pleasant surprise dining at this restaurant. Lovely atmosphere, great food, great service,live music, etc. we had not been for many years - so happy we thought to try again - it is a great place for a special occasion or just eat casual at the bar area - we enjoyed very much.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

It was fantastic and romantic wonderful live piano music too
The prices were high so be prepared

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Quite enjoyable! Everything was delish & service was excellent-responsive, but not intrusive. I had a Moscow Mule which was particularly good & exactly as I requested it. My desire to be away from the air con was accommodated which made me much more comfortable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Wonderful menu utilizing local sources fresh ingredients. Many preparations done table side. Excellent meal, great service.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Although, it was enjoyable to see our salad made table side, the caesar salad had too much dressing on it. The beef Wellington was prepared just as I ordered it and was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Great dinner and service!!!!!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

My wife and I love this place. It is quiet, in the country and hearkens back to a more gentile time. They do table top food preparation -- Caesar salad, steak Dianne and the classic table side deserts such as cherries jubilee. The wine list is reasonable. They have great cocktails. The service is very friendly. We try to go at least three times a year and would go more often if it were closer to us. On weekends there is a very good pianist.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 27, 2017

It is a wonderful restaurant! Everything about it was great except they sat us all in one room and the next table had a loud voice ..... will definitely go back again!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

the food and service was very good..loved the atmosphere, was little pricey..but in all very nice place

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on July 22, 2017

My husband and I went to Vickers for our anniversary dinner. We ordered a Caesar salad that was prepared table-side but when served, the lettuce was swimming in dressing and wilted quickly. I ordered the lobster tail with lobster ravioli. The server alerted me the that tails were small. That was OK with me as I was looking forward to the combination. The tails were over cooked, dry, and had a charred taste, and there was way, way too much sauce (buerr blanc) on the whole dish making it unappetizing and inedible. The server never returned to ask how our dinner was. I should have ordered the salmon as my husband's was delicious. Needless to say, the service and the ambiance of the restaurant was superb.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

The last time we dined at Vickers was probably 15-20 years ago. Often times a restaurant can change over time. Well, Vickers improved with age! Authentic historic tavern ambience, delicious entrées - we had the escargots - probably the best I've ever eaten, Steak Diane and Beef Wellington. The flavors were excellent, presentation beautiful and cooked to perfection. We will definitely return and not wait for 15 or 30 years. The meal is a bit pricey, but worth it and super for any special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Wonderfully restored tavern, marvelous preparation and innovative Beef Wellington tonight. Scotty and Matt are the best Must try

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2017

As always - OUTSTANDING in all areas. The bar is very friendly and the table service was top notch. We will return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Very enjoyable Anniversary dinner. Superb service. Outstanding food. Would definitely return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Loved this restaurant. Don't be in a hurry though. Service while good was a bit slow but it gave us more time to enjoy our drinks, listen to the wonderful pianist in the bar, and enjoy each course. Atmosphere is lovely and it's a great place for good conversation - a rarity in most of the restaurant we frequent.

Will go back for sure.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for Mother's Day, limited menu. Service was somewhat slow considering not a packed house. Crab cakes (albeit small) and veal dishes were very good. Wine list on the pricey side, we passed on the $1650 bottle.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Excellent restaurant. The food is top notch. My only complaint is that one of our drinks was not up to par. Must be a new bartender.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We celebrated Motther's Day at The Vickers and it was lovely. Our lunch was delicious as was the atmosphere and service.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Waiter was cleaning up and setting up tables for the next day while were still finishing desert and conversation i.e. 9:30ish. Made us feel we were being rushed to leave.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We did not enjoy dining at Vickers. The staff was indifferent and just went through the motions. Very unprofessional

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Vickers is a treasure, and we always have a wonderful meal. It was a perfect choice for our anniversary celebration and the food and service were perfect. Can't say enough about what a terrific place this is. Hope it is there forever.

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Family get together

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Always high quality food served by well trained wait staff.

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