Vickers Restaurant

4.5
428 reviews
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Continental
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.
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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

While the menu and reviews I read prior to our dinner were positive, we were disappointed by a number of factors; 1 - 2 rooms were unavailable fir seating due to an event the next day (which were rooms I requested when booking and was not advised prior that they weren’t available ). 2 - the music (before the piano player started) was very dated, like Glenn Miller dated. This worsened the ambiance since we were now sitting in a stuffy room designed for an elderly crowd.

Our main courses were ok, but not great. Sides were average. Drinks, Caesar salad and desserts were good however.

Reviews said it was quiet, but we could easily hear the bar crowd the entire time.

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FF
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Fine dining at its best. Love the attention to detail. A memorable evening!

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LY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal in an "old-inn" setting. Piano music in the background. Very enjoyable.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a stalwart in the area. The whole experience is as good as the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The appetizers were great especially the lobster crispy

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p
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

We were there for mother's day and it was very nice. Our server was a little overwhelmed with all his tables so we had to wait a while to place drink orders and appetizer orders. The food was excellent and to be there with our elderly parents, the room was quiet enough that we could all talk. Lovely time.

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E
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 4

They do not understand gluten problems. Waiter assured us that he and chief guarantees the food was gluten free, it was not, got very sick.
Manager was very indifferent to our complaints.

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F
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had not been to Vickers in years, and were very pleasantly surprised to find that it was still a lovely, historic restaurant with excellent food and service. We went for our anniversary, and will definitely go back again before our next!

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GS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner, the waiter and the waitress were all extremely cordial. The food was excellent and hot.

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S
Tampa
28 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Disappointed with split charges for appetizer $4 and salad $5. Dine out several times per week and was surprised by such surcharges. Food, quality and service were great, but surcharges annoying, particularly not informed in advance.

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L
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience !!

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RV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always at Vickers, our experience on Easter Sunday was extraordinary. Vickers Tavern never fails to provide a truly fine dining experiences.

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BM
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful experience, looking forward to a return visit. Food was great.

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D
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Pros; historic place; well appointed
Cons:
impersonal, stodgy service. No
energy or excitement.
Limited Menu with little imagination.
Nearly everything had mushrooms.

I had specifically noted that we were celebrating a 90th and a 65th birthdays. Not one word of acknowledgement or a happy birthday even. The restaurant was empty...so a little attention was warranted.

For the prices charged, Vickers was disappointing. I will not dine there again.

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JG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely restaurant to visit when you are looking for a special, delicious,old world feeling type of dignified eating establishment. No tavern food here.

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TG
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dining experience in Chester County and one of the best overall foodie enjoyments anywhere!

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M
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had not been to Vickers for several years. Our experience was excellent. Friendly reception, very good service for a busy Saturday night & excellent food. We will return soon.

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JL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner with my family. Delicious food, great hosts, awesome ambiance. Music was very relaxing as well.

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EG
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

We had great meals in the past but that was not the case on Friday,. We ordered fish and the portion were small and tasteless, very disappointed.
Service was also very slow. Don't think we will be rushing back anytime soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The VICKERS is an excellent choice for any type of dining from casual tables in the bar area to white linen dining in the Main Dining Room. The food is diverse and cooked to perfection.. here are many tableside preparation options if desired. I highly recommend hat you give the VICKERS a try. You will not regret it.

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ED
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food and service. One of our favorites.

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KB
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been dining here for a while. It definitely has been better than the last time, but it still has ways to go. The veal medallion tastes like veal, but the not medallions- they more like scallopini... same with staek Diane. Lobster appetizer was very good and lobster bisque as well.

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Great time for dinner

Will return 😎

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CA
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

PERFECT, AS USUAL. VICKERS is always the perfect place for dinner, cocktails, appetizers - whatever. Go and enjoy!

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RM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed immensely our appetizers and our bison entrée. The attentive, amicable, and courteous service only enhanced our meal.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will be going back in the near future!

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We had dinner on a Saturday evening. The service was very slow and the food was only warm. My fish was just above room temp. I would have returned it but frankly I didn't want to wait that much longer.

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KR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first time there. Just beautiful setting. Special valentines menu. Filet and lobster ravioli. Server was excellent Ms. Vicky. Also the manager was super. We went to last seating so had less crowded dining room. Only issue food was warm not really hot but delicious. A bit pricey our bill was 200 dollars but on non holiday weekend might be cheaper. Definitely going again but maybe earlier.

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BF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Vickers...a great experience! The food is fantastic as well as the presentation.
Our service was also excellent!
I highly recommend Vickers for your next night out or special occasion!

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B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Felt rushed for our Valentine's Dinner package. Noise level high.

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Piano playing in the bar made for a great yet light experience. Paired with great food, a beautiful wife and great service we will definitely be back. Plus our waitress (went to culinary school and name started with a K? Im sorry, terrible with names) was so nice and humored us looking at pictures of cakes my wife made. Another great experience.

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d
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The meal was very well prepared, and the service was really great, however everything came out so quickly....we felt kind of rushed. Dinner was over—including dessert—in an hour even.

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JP
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and quiet but with a friendly bar scene if that is what you desire.

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MD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vickers is a great place for a quiet dinner, a low-key happy hour with friends or to pass the time out on the outdoor patio.

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h
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our second special day dinner. Wish we had tried this place sooner. Food, service, and atmosphere, great. This will be our go to place for special occasions.

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J
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, good service and food was good

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for Valentine’s Day and the food was incredible. There was a prix fixe menu and it had a lot of choices for an incredible value. It was very romantic and cozy. Will definitely go back again!

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FF
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a lovely, intimate and formal evening, we always choose Vickers for a memorable experience.

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Server-Anthony-was very abrupt and was clearly trying to get the table turned over. Fortunately we’ve enjoyed Vickers before or we would not return again.

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GO
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vickers has it all for a fantastic night out. From a great bar; extensive happy hour food or the best dinning experience in Chester county and beyond. The setting and ambiance add to the overall elegance.

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