When it comes to great beer paired with excellent food, there's few who can come close to Iron Hill in the city. A recipient of numerous awards for its brews, Iron Hill does not rest on its drink laurels alone and sets the bar with a food menu comprising of an exceptional selection of American favorites. The diversity and the amount of choices available will prove to be a pleasant surprise for foodies who've always had a gripe about the attention given to food at proper places to drink. The full menu features great selection in everything from starters and entrees to pizzas, burgers, sandwiches and even desserts. There's a kids menu as well as a selection of healthy choices. It even caters to people with dietary restrictions with a gluten free menu. Iron Hill's award-winning beers form most of the drink selection with seasonal brews also making an appearance. An excellent place for a complete drinking and dining experience.
Established in 1994, the Iron Hill brewery at Wilmington was one of the first to open in the series of this award-winning brewery restaurant chain. Beer enthusiasts need no introduction to their stellar array of handcrafted beers that have stood against some of the best in the region. From Belgian Ales to Lagers, each of their brews has a distinct flavor that is bound to please most tastes. Though beer is admittedly in focus here, the food to go with your brews is surprisingly well thought-of. Iron Hill offers a diverse menu of modern American specialties, and has everything from soups and salads to burgers, pizzas and sandwiches; perfect grub to match the beers on offer. The kitchen caters to dietary restrictions with a gluten free menu and also has a full menu for kids. The level of cooking is head and heels above the the average pub grub and blurs the lines between the brewery and the restaurant. The beautiful waterside location and spacious interiors make it a good choice for large groups and private functions as well. Check website for more.
With mentions dating back to the 18th Century, the space housing the Columbus Inn has a rich history. And with it's restoration and reopening in 2010, the owners have succeeded at not only updating it to a modern establishment that holds relevance today, but also bringing some of its glory back. A lesson in history, however, is not a requisite to having a good time at the Columbus Inn. On offer is a superb selection of contemporary American fare that changes with the seasons and a drinks list that shuffles flawlessly between the old world and new. From ancient concoctions and classics to modern takes, there's a fair bit of variety here and it won't hurt to try a little from every era. The interiors feature plenty of old-style wooden touches and some great lighting choices for a warm atmosphere. The contemporary seating choices provide a nice contrast. There is a choice of private rooms if you're looking for group dining or private parties. Check website for more.
The first of the two acclaimed McGlynns to open in Newark, the pub sits at the site of the historic Drummond Ale House and has seen the changing face of the city since its inception in 1983. Expectedly, it has a special place in the hearts of the locals who've made it their hangout of choice for everything from game days to simply chilling out with friends. On offer is a stunning array of beers (about 50) and other spirits to keep things flowing and an above average menu of American favorites that is hard to resist. The bar area is designed to encourage socialization and is great if you're on your own. Television screens strewn across the pub ensures that you get a glimpse of the game no matter where you're seated. The patio is a popular prospect on non-game days and is a great option to relax in an airier setting. The food at McGlynns has such a following that they also offer catering for occasions. Holding functions at site is also possible Check website for more.
Routinely finding itself among stellar accolades and awards, Iron Hill has been Phoenixville's mainstay for a pint of freshly brewed beer and exceptional food choices. Part of it's popularity is because of the fact that it caters to a varied crowd. From a group of friends hanging out over a pint to families coming in for a relaxed dinner, Iron Hill has the ambiance to welcome one and all. The spacious interiors sport a warehouse style decor with warm lighting creating a welcoming vibe. Freshly brewed handcrafted beer is the order of the day and manages to pull huge crowds. The brews themselves have won a number of awards in local as well as bigger competitions. The food menu is a revelation and sets great standards for how food at a brewpub should be. The diverse menu of modern American specialties includes everything from pizzas, sandwiches and salads to the unexpected healthy choice of pub grub. There's also a kids menu on offer. Iron Hill has strong community values and makes a point to contribute to the local community. Is it any wonder then, that it's among the city's favorites.
The Dandelion is a three story British gastropub in Philadelphia. This quaint restaurant and bar has many cozy rooms and bars creating an Old World aura where firewood crinkles in an oak mantle hearth and patrons decorate the wall hooks with coats and scarves, to savor the ever flowing casks, tap craft beers and delectable food or enjoy the tea service's sweet and savory menu. This intimate restaurant, warms your soul with its lovely interiors and sublime food. They serve lunch, tea, dinner and weekend brunch. The menu consists of great fish n chips, divine deviled eggs, tasty lamb shepherd's pie, slow-road pork belly with a cider vinegar glaze, a rabbit pie with oyster mushroom, yummy Sticky Toffee Pudding and much more. The Dandelion is a great place for a romantic date, hang out haunt and private events. Let the food and beer flow!
This is one of the finest steakhouses around Philadelphia. Barclay Prime's decor is more on the side of an uptown eatery with marble tables, comfortable plush sofas and walls lined with walnut bookcases. Order from the special menu, which consists of Kobe Sliders, Tuna and beef Tartar and the famous Philly Cheese steak. From the a la carte menu, take your pick from the Oysters Rockefeller, 12-ounce filet Porterhouses and the dangerously delicious sounding butter poached-lobster.
The Tomato Bistro is the sister restaurant of The Couch Tomato Cafe. Located above the cafe, it opened in 2011 and is the brainchild of friends Michael Cassano and Craig Mosmen. Their menu comprises of pizzas, sliders, small plates, salads and soups. This includes a gourmet lunch buffet as well. Savor their dishes like Lobster Cake, Duck and Apple Pizza, Tequila Lime Chicken Pizza, Fig Pizza, Asian Beef Tenderloin Skewers and Pan-seared Scallops. Round it off with desserts such as Ice Cream Sandwich and Bananas Foster. Enjoy their happy hours by taking a sip of craft beer or wine. Their bar features 11 rotating draft brews and a curated selection of wine.
Crime & Punishment Brewing Company is one of the prime, beer hotspots, in bustling Brewerytown. Always buzzing with excitement, this is the go-to place for a round or two of beer with your friends. Expect a glass of pure heavenly beer each time you walk into this brewpub. This brewery manages to conjure a succinct batch of beer, using a blend of traditional and modern brewing techniques, coupled with the finest possible ingredients. From pale ale and stout beer, to the old fashioned craft, whatever your preference of brews, this pub will surely deliver. The brewery also serves a selection of delectable Russian inspired meals to complement your drink.
Tucked away in the tranquil neighborhood of Germantown, Jansen serves delicious food in a traditional, charming cottage. An elegant yet warm vibe, the beautiful white interiors with a fireplace and the open-air garden seating create an ideal ambiance to relish a delicious meal. The seasonally inspired menu featuring both sea and the land fare is prepared in farm fresh ingredients. Some of the delicacies included are Shrimp Cocktail, Vietnamese Hot Pot with autumn vegetables, Sauteed Scallops and Braised Short Rib, to name a few. An array of red and white wines and beers is available on the drinks menu. Perfect for an exquisite dining experience, the restaurant is also a coveted space for private events and weddings.