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

Vickers Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

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Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (22)
Special Occasion (20)
Quiet Conversation (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Cozy (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for a Date (13)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Seasonal (3)
Live Music (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Top quality ambiance, service, & food. Bar is comfortable with knowagable bar tender, who can make a great Martini! The live music adds to the ambiance & upscale atmosphere.
The only negative is the price; which seems too steep over all & extreme for drinks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Outstanding food and a great special occasion restaurant but also terrific anytime. Loved it.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is excellent. Beef Wellington, perfect.
Deserts were just enough.
Server could use some personally.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food and service. Love the atmosphere and Happy Hour

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have been to this restaurant about 10 times over the last 5 years. Half of those occasions have been Christmas eve, one was New Years eve and the other 4 were regular Saturday night dinners celebrating personal events. The ambience is lovely and the food is top shelf. However, the prices have steadily increased. Our dinner for 4 was nearly $500 on Christmas eve. This included 4 dinners, 4 salads, 2 desserts and 6 glasses of wine total. With a tip we were up to $575. Our family earns a great income, but this place has become far too expensive for what the portions and quality of food you receive.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

it was very busy at lunch during the holiday season. Service was excellent , food delicious. the restaurant was full so was noisy with everyone celebrating the season, around 130 pm clearing and became quiet and was quite pleasant. eager to return. escargot excellent. beef delicious, there were no complaints with any of the ordered entrees. anxious to return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food! Great service! Great place!
Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The whole experience was delightful and the food was outstanding.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Authentic, Healthy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always charming and delightful. Food was outstanding. Great ambiance and service.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2017

What a lovely place to celebrate a special occasion or a relaxing dinner with friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I love this place for happy hour. Love lunch during Nov & Dec. Very festive. Food delicious. The only complaint I have is I wish they would serve better coffee. After such a wonderful meal, I am always disappointed in the coffee

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Ladies day out . Wonderful show at Sight and Sound and then an excellent dinner.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I was disappointed. It has been a while since I was at Vickers and I can say, I will not be back. The price for what you got was inexcusable. Our lunch for 4 people was 200 dollars. Seriously? And the food was nothing exceptional. Save your money!

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My husband and I were just looking for a nice night out and Vickers exceed out expectations with great food, a nice “show” with meals cooked at the table and wonderful customer service. Can’t wait to go back again!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

My wife and I greatly enjoyed dining at Vickers last Saturday to celebrate our 58th wedding anniversary. We will look forward to returning at an early date,

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

This is a great restaurant that is so close by!! Will definitely be back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything about our dining experience was exceptional. From the moment we walked in the door the atmosphere was very welcoming. Our server Paul went out of his way to make sure we were enjoying our meal. Will definitely be returning.

Gerrie Greenleaf

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was perfect from the food to the cocktails to the service.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Dinner with friends. Veal was a bit tough but tasty

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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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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