Winthorpe and Valentine
A cup of coffee was $5 a cup. Way too loud. Slow service.
The butternut soup and salad with pomegranates were DELICIOUS! Was told the cheesesteak was delicious too. Would return.
The breakfast buffet was very delicious. The staff were friendly and attentive.
Our meals were not that impressive but he service was wonderful.
Not even a hotel restaurant. Just some space set aside from the lobby with some tables and a bar. If you’re in the mood for bland room service food without the fluffy white bathrobe, this might be a good choice for you. Otherwise, avoid. No one would bring an actual client here for a “business lunch” - unless you were taking some kind of bizarre pity angle.
Be warned, this is essentially a hotel lobby bar that just happens to serve passable food. We booked ahead and even called ahead and yet our arrival was a complete mystery. Why they needed to be on Open Table is another mystery. The bartender did double duty as the waiter. Just forget this place unles of course you happen to be staying at the Westin and are way to tired to venture out.
OpenTable does not make a big deal about declaring this being in a hotel and my instincts would have rejected it based on that alone. However, the menu was very diverse and appealing, as well as nicely priced so I gave it a try. The service (Bronicka??... apologies for not remembering our server's name completely) was SUPERB! Between her helpful suggestions, knowledge of the menu, overall friendliness and professionalism, she became a critical, seamless part of our great experience. The other table attendants (we had a party of 7) were great as well.
The various dishes we had were enormous, leading most of us to need a take-home box. All were very satisfied. I went out on a food limb and ordered the Poutine (a dish originating from the Canadian province of Quebec consisting of French fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy)... rather interesting. The W&V has them with tater tots... I might have had more to say if it was regular french fries (likely less potato-ey), but it was worth the order.
Great time, great food, great service!
Went for happy hour. Good options and value. I'll be back.
The kitchen is a bit slow. But for a business meal, when you need to talk shop, it was fine. Friendly knowledgeable, accommodating server. Interesting food well prepared.
I made a last minute reservation for 11 people. There were 2 Vegans, 1 Vegetarian and 1 under 12 tween. Everyone was pleased with the food. A special vegan dinner was prepared. The server, Bernita, was absolutely top shelf. She remembered everyone's name and could not have been nicer without being in your face. Very professional. I would return just for that.
Nice spot for a business lunch
We had brunch here on the day of the Eagle parade. Great service and decor
The food was very good but the waitstaff seemed overwhelmed since there were only two people working and it was quite crowded.
The service continues to be very attentive but the food is awful. There were fruit flies constantly around our table
Hotel Restaurant should be in the title... but the food was good.
I needed a convenient restaurant that took lunch reservations near 18th & Market Streets. Winthorpe and Valentine worked for a 90-minute business lunch. Two of us had chopped salads, the prospective client had a good-sized cheeseburger. The food was fine, but the service was slow. We were also seated at a high top table with low-backed stools for chairs. I had made a reservation and when I asked for a standard table, I was told there were none available. It made for awkward seating while talking business. I would recommend requesting a standard table if you're heading there for a working lunch. The high top would've been more appropriate if we had been there for Happy Hour.
Server was good took 1 hr to get over cooked meatballs
Our server and bartender were excellent!
There was nowhere to check in so we just sat down
It was inside the Westin Hotel. It was so beautiful. The ambience was decinate. My server could have been a little more friendlier. The food was alright. I rate it a B.
Horrible in-hotel restaurant. Bright lights. Slow service. Orders were wrong. Would not recommend.
Wonderful server. Great ambience. Very good food. Overall, very happy with restaurant.
We had a party of 9 and seemed to overwhelm the food server. We waited a long time for simple things like a beer. The food was very good especially the chicken under a brick.
We went for Thanksgiving and there was no notice that they weren't serving the full dinner menu. The Thanksgiving special was only okay but grossly overpriced at $45, and I never got the soup and salad that were included. My fiancée 's steak and my daughter's burger were both overcooked. Overall, it was a disappointing experience and we won't be back.
The waitress staff was nice but the service was very very slow. There was hardly anyone here. If you're in a rush not the place to go.
The place wasn't very busy for a Saturday night, but was under-staffed. Drinks were slow to arrive once we ordered. Our appetizers arrived with our dinner or, in one case, slightly after. Two people in our party ordered the Salmon (Large Plate) and they were served with different vegetables. Several bottles of wines were out of stock on a small wine list.
very slow service and there were only 3 tables occupied.
Big portions. SLOW service.
Perhaps its because they are understaffed but the service was horrible. The woman who greeted us also seated us, took our order, and brought our food. She also did the same for several other tables. As a result, we waited way too long for any service. The woman was very nice and professional but i waited at least 20 minutes for a glass refill several times, and 20 minutes just to request the check which took her 35 minutes to bring to us. Overall the time we spent waiting for anything was ridiculous. This experience consumed our entire evening and we felt forgotten.
Mouth watering scrambled egg, turkey and avacado breakfast wrap!
Winthorpe & Valentine is a great place for a business lunch as well as other occasions. Great Menu , relatively quiet atmosphere, friendly service.
Our server was very pleasant and the decor of the resturant was nice. However, service was very slow, the food was not cooked or prepared well. The place has potential, but it is not a resturant I would recommend to anyone.
our second visit to this restaurant and the food is good and the service was excellent. Great value in Center City dining
Saturday night and only 1 waitress for the whole place. She also bussed and played hostess. And served drinks. What a shame. The food was good,if you could get service.
If you work nearby it's a good lunch spot. The crab cake sandwich is delicious!
Our food was excellent and our server very pleasant but here's the thing it was one of the longest waits for a meal I've ever had.
Some of our party arrived at 6 and because of an unavoidable delay the rest about a half an hour later by which time the initial group had their salads. The server came right over and greeted the latecomer and we ordered the remainder of the meal.
So far so good and then something went wrong. We told her we had theatre tickets at 8 and she assured us the food wouldn't take too long and proceeded to vanish for long periods. She would appear from time to time and tell us it would be soon, that there was a problem with their computer-how this affected food preparation I'm not sure. The bottom line is that our food did not come out until almost an hour after we ordered, at that point what could we do? We ate it and it WAS delicious but then getting the check was slow and we were by necessity late for our show.
So would I recommend this joint? A very cautious yes....if you have the time for a leisurely meal that you don't mind taking a long time to be prepared. However if you have ANYTHING to do after the meal go somewhere else. The chicken under a brick entree was especially good.
I loved the place! The food was great!! I had the chicken and my wife had the salmon. The chicken was cooked perfectly with crispy skin and was seasoned beautifully. The salmon had a crispy skin also and my wife loved it. My only complaint was that the appetizers were unexpectedly large. This is a bar and the appetizers were bar snacks meant for a crowd. I had the home made potato chips and blue cheese and it was terrific but big enough for a small crowd. The deserts were also quite large. I admit to being surprised at how much I liked the place. As an aside, the dinners were served with six, just out of the oven soft rolls. Really good.
Our attendant was very friendly and she provided excellent service
Lovely, quiet location for a business meeting or quiet, romantic lunch when you can actually hear what is being said. Food is quite nice, although a little pricey, especially given the availability of other qualify spots in the area.
W&V is the Westin Hotel's bar restaurant. My wife and I were staying at the Le Meridian but love the movie Trading Places so we decided we should try W&V. Food was average (3 out of 5 stars) but the service was very well attended by Kendra. The aspect of a restaurant W&V mostly lacked was ambiance but, then again, it is a bar restaurant so what can one expect. With all the great restaurants located within a few city blocks of the Westin, I can only recommend W&V if you're staying at the Westin and you aren't up for leaving the hotel property due to fatigue or inclement weather.