About Valley Green Inn
Located in the Wissahickon Valley, the inviting atmosphere of Philadelphia's last remaining roadhouse is one of the city's best kept secrets. The Valley Green Inn is just waiting to be found in the bustling metropolis of America's Birthplace.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Valley Green Inn can accommodate all your special event needs.
Valley Green Inn Ratings and Reviews
Take in context... our reservation was o ...
Take in context... our reservation was on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (so a generally busy day). Despite our reservation, we needed to wait about 20 minutes for our table. Ambiance and location are great. We were seated in the main dining room near the fireplace, which was very nice. Menu choices are a bit limited... but proved adequate. Food was solid... not outstanding. Service was good. Only real downer was being chased from our table ("...the next party is waiting..."), which, when considering how late we were seated felt brusque. I hope they are more polite when they are not so busy.
We've gone here many times and still are ...
We've gone here many times and still are surprised by how rude they can be. (Previously we tried to come for lunch 20 minutes after getting engage and they slammed the door in our faces.) They get easily overwhelmed whenever they have a wedding or other event.
Aside from some rudeness when we called to confirm our reservation and when we arrived, this time we had a pleasant lunch outside and the hostess and waitress were really kind. We'll still go back but maintain low expectations for being treated well.
Food was delicious and reasonable but th ...
Food was delicious and reasonable but the noise level was quite high with some loud tables. We did not care to hear the medical reports of all their family members (the table was 2 from us), so we moved to the other room to at least hear each other's conversation
My friends and I have been coming to VGI ...
My friends and I have been coming to VGI for several years to celebrate our birthdays. This brings us to celebrate in three seasons, winter, spring and fall. Always lovely to see the different changes in the various seasons. Charming atmosphere and good food have made for good memories!
Love eating at The Valley Green! Love t ...
Love eating at The Valley Green! Love the history and the beautiful views! Dining on the porch is such a plus, and we have a few favorites from your menu. I was on a carb restriction, and the kitchen accommodated my needs without making me feel awkward! THANK YOU!!!!
Valley Green Inn couldn't have been more ...
Valley Green Inn couldn't have been more romantic of an atmosphere! the staff was great and very attentive and the food was erotic and excitingly delicious! My date and I had a spectacular time sharing our meals and trying these exquisite dishes! We enjoyed sitting by the water after our meal and feeding seeds to the beautiful ducks and admiring the colorful leaves on the trees.
Our experience was outstanding. Our wait ...
Our experience was outstanding. Our waitress, Josie, was cute, attentive, and exceptionally pleasant. Great young lady. The food was terrific, a culinary artistic event. Complements to Stephanie, our chef. We will go back, many times, in all four seasons. This inn in the deep woods calls to your sense of history, to the days of futures passed, and warms with its welcome.
Beautiful location, if possible arrive w ...
Beautiful location, if possible arrive while it is still light out so you can take in the tranquil view of the stream and surrounding woods. Cozy, historic building. We sat in the Fireplace room and felt it was very romantic. There are not a lot of options for food but what they prepare is delicious. I had the grilled swordfish on top of a quinoa salad in a yellow tomato, cantaloupe gazpacho and loved every bite. It was well seasoned, the flavors were perfectly balances and the different textures added dimension to the dish. Would recommend without hesitation.
We got married here, so we celebrated ou ...
We got married here, so we celebrated our 7th anniversary with brunch on a beautiful Sunday morning. VGI is a really nice place, the food was good, and the ambiance is terrific.
My only complaint - upon eating outside is something that isn't the locale's fault but is just a factor of eating out on a fall day. Bugs were a pain in the butt - we had to shoo several yellow jackets away, and several flies. We could have eaten inside of course.
It's a great place, I'd highly recommend them.
Service was awful. Destroyed the whole ...
Service was awful. Destroyed the whole meal. The staff seemed to not realize that when people are seated at tables, they are actually there to see what it is they would like to eat. We will never be back there again.
Great setting but the food quality has ...
Great setting but the food quality has gone done in recent years. My husband and I got married here 6 years ago, so will always be a special place. But I hope the food choices and quality improve.
Some of the food was fine, the chicken s ...
Some of the food was fine, the chicken salad was made with dark meat and was a bit slimy. We were called 10 minutes before our reservation time, and the person calling seemed to be upset that we were going to be on time rather than early. Once we were there the staff was great, it was a gorgeous day, and we had a relaxing time
I will not return to this restaurant nor ...
I will not return to this restaurant nor recommend this restaurant. I had a reservation made for lunch on Saturday and was seated promptly. We ordered 1 appetizer along with two entrees. The appetizer arrived in a reasonable amount of time however the service declined from there.
In the 1 hour we waited for our entrees, our waitress checked on us twice. After 30 minutes our waitress first check in with us to inform us that there is a delay as the kitchen was catching up on orders for a party of 30. We were understanding and initially was not upset at all. However, I started to notice parties that arrived the same time we did begin receiving their orders. After another 15 minutes, our waitress checked in on us the second time and informed us if our order does not arrive in 5 minutes, she will get Patty (whom I never got to meet nor know who it is). She expressed that the delay in our entrees was not her fault and out of her control. Well who is in control and who can correct this we thought? Patty? Five minutes passed and she did not return. I lost my patience when the table next to us, who sat down long after us, ordered the identical entrees that we ordered and received their food... We sat there and observed in confusion and disappointment. I immediately requested for our orders to be canceled which apparently have not been started. No attempts to make amends were done on the restaurant's part by anyone. We were still charged for our appetizer which we gladly paid.
We certainly left feeling not valued as customers at all and no one should feel the way we did. We attempted to dine at a restaurant that we took the consideration to make reservations for, proceeded to patiently wait due to the restaurant's poor time management and was left not only forgotten but also dismissed. We have never felt so insulted.
I made a reservation for Valley Green, r ...
I made a reservation for Valley Green, remembering it as an institution from my childhood. We sat for 45 minutes without any food. We weren't offered menu specials. Our waitress was completely unprofessional. I eventually got up and left without eating, after waiting for 45 minutes. Completely unacceptable.
The inn is pretty, the setting lovely. ...
The inn is pretty, the setting lovely. After much too long a wait, a waiter finally arrived at our table. He did a terrific job, listening to requests and going out of his way to meet them. Food was under seasoned but okay.
They hired a new chief and he has change ...
They hired a new chief and he has changed the menu. He removed something we always have ordered for years...the chicken salad sandwich with cranberries and almonds and we were disappointed its wasn't listed. Hopefully they put it back on the Fall menu. Prices are higher, no bargains on the menu. It's still a wonderful location , the bathrooms are pretty clean and the staff is helpful. We had a new server and she was not very helpful. We always go club.
We have been here several times. The amb ...
We have been here several times. The ambience is always lovely, and was especially so this last time, as we sat on the front porch. The service was fine. The food varies from pretty good to just okay. I love being there, so I wish they would do better with the food.
My husband and I genuinely love Valley G ...
My husband and I genuinely love Valley Green Inn and had one of our first dates here, back in the mid-1980s. We treated our friends to lunch on Saturday, September 3. They loved it -- food excellent, ambiance terrific for outdoor dining. We all loved seeing people walking dogs, jogging, enjoying the beautiful day and lovely scenery. Our server was delightful. So, I feel terrible saying that the service -- which I think was not the server's fault -- is a problem. We were seated almost 15 minutes before our server arrived for the first time. She apologized and we understood, and tipped her generously because she was working hard. But the service really should be more efficient and coordinated. And maybe they were shorthanded on a busy Saturday. Overall, we had a very nice luncheon and will surely return.
The room we wanted was closed due to a r ...
The room we wanted was closed due to a roof leak.
The available dining room was FREEZING cold. There was condensate dripping off the windows and it was very loud.
The hostess took our drink order and eventually our food order. The waiter came over and apologized . He was very busy or they were short handed? He is a great guy but no one really tended the table.
I mentioned that the lunch was for my husbands birthday and that was just ignored.
It was a bad day. I've had nice times at Valley Green but this was not one of them and I wanted it to be special.
We went for our anniversary dinner. Like ...
We went for our anniversary dinner. Liked the sound of the appetizers most, so we ordered four of these and shared. Delicious. So full, we said no to dessert but the waitress brought us a delicious (and complimentary) flan-like custard with berries and mint...amazing. This is the most beautiful place for dinner. We sat on the porch, watched the ducks in the creek, listened to the cicadas and crickets. Plan to go back for brunch some Sunday in the fall.
We were fortunate that the restaurant on ...
We were fortunate that the restaurant only had two couples other than our group of four, and eventually we were the only ones in the place. This resulted in the quiet atmosphere. The wine was lovely. Thefood was delicious from the calamari appetizer to the fish entrees three of us ordered, to the steak one ordered (grilled to perfection). We ended the meal sharing the lemon poppy dessert and the chocolate sorbet dessert each delicious and served beautifully. When we were finished and went outside, the ambiance of the park was magical. We all enjoyed every part of the evening.
We went for Sunday brunch. The menu is u ...
We went for Sunday brunch. The menu is unoriginal and unappealing--your choice of entree is served with 2 little Bob Evans-type sausages and home fries (who even eats that at a nice brunch?) along with a tiny saucer of fruit and a basket with a few slices of dry raisin bread and a thimble-size muffin (for 3 people). The food tasted like it had been prepared earlier and warmed over. The room smelled like there had been a fire in the fireplace the night before--like damp burnt wood. All this for $18.95. Very disappointing. Never again.
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