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
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/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
For starters, have enough parking. I ha ...
For starters, have enough parking. I had to park way up the hill because the overflow lot was locked. I called and was told they don't control the parking lots. Well heck- make a relationship with the parks department and assure adequate parking. Food was acceptable, portions on the smaller side and prices on the higher side. Kids meal? Try offering something kids want. And really -12.95 for a kids bowl of pasta! Positives: our party of 7 had a room to ourselves and our server was very nice. She was even going to run over to the snack shop to get our child guest a pretzel (alas sold out). The location is very nice - historic Inn in Fairmount park.
Menu changes not a plus
We dine at this restaurant times a year and were very disappointed to find many of our favorite options missing from a recent lunch, e.g. the baked brie. Not only were favorites missing but the menu had fewer choices. Only 3 things were offered for dessert choices.
Missing menu items and very poor service.
Our server was very inattentive and we had to keep asking the bus person for more drinks and extra menu items. My friend had her half empty wine glass filled with water. The food was so-so and quite overpriced.
Lunch on the porch
We ate lunch on the porch on a sunny day with a view of the creek. The service was great and the food delicious. There were several options for me, a vegan. We were just sad that we missed the bear who showed up the next day.
Fabulouse location perfect for outdoor dining.
Very enjoyable all around location to visit. Food was good although they took 3 of my favorite things off the menu. I think the prices were also increased since the new chef started a few weeks ago. Still worth going to especially when you can eat outside.
This is a neighborhood treasure. The food is great and the atmosphere is unbeatable. Parking is the only real issue.
A Romantic Historic Inn on the Lovely Wissahickon
We love the Wissahickon Creek and for decades have spent many hours running, walking, climbing, and exploring along Forbidden Drive and its offshoot trails. The historic Valley Green Inn has been the perfect venue for many of our family's most special occasions: anniversaries, Easter, 4th of July, and entertaining visitors from around the globe. We love settling around a table on the inn's porch to see friends jog by, to see the wood ducks out for a swim and the Canada geese nesting on the rocks, and, two days ago, a bald eagle swooped by our party to supposedly wish my sister and her husband a happy anniversary. The staff presents a mostly-affordable diverse menu catering to many different dietary needs and hosts have been, for the most part, gracious, efficient, and hospitable. We prefer to eat outside on the porch as the noise level in the tented porch can become deafening.
Quaint and Nostalgic
Great location in Fairmount Park on the bridle path along the Wissahickon Creek. Valley Green Inn has lots of history.
Service and quality worth the reasonable price
The service and quality of the meal were very good for the price including cocktails and wine. the menu was diverse without being too long. Atmosphere was very quaint including a fire in the fire place on a cold wet evening. Will come back again and again.
Went to Valley Green Inn for Easter Brunch after a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner there last year. Unfortunately, this meal did not meet the high level of expectation that was set from Thanksgiving. Over 2.5 hours to get our meal and when it was served, each meal was cold. The waitress did not attend to us well at all -- she did not keep up informed about back ups in the kitchen, did not look to replenish our drinks (including water), and left the bread basket empty. We would not have been as disappointed in the wait for our meal had she been attentive and kept us informed. The manager was wonderful -- he was very apologetic and took very good care of us because of the issues we faced. There apparently is a new chef who underestimated Easter at Valley Green Inn. I felt for the manager because I think he spent his entire day putting out too many fires. I appreciate all he did for us! We will definitely return because our Thanksgiving experience was so great and we'll hope for no repeats of Easter. I'm confident our next visit will be great!
Slow but scenic
The restaurant was very busy for Easter brunch. Our waitress lacked finesse and somehow our order was screwed up and we waited one hour for our main course. The manager apologized and gave us a discount. The food was ok but the wait was bad with a two year old!
Very friendly staff. Excellent food, great for "escapes"
Great place for a celebration!
We really enjoyed our brunch, food and service was excellent. We were celebrating two events and the relaxed atmosphere allowed us to enjoy the moment!
A magically delightful gem hidden on the Wissahickon Trail .
The outdoor scene is a good attraction. The service was good. the food is really good.
Was there for lunch. The food was delici ...
Was there for lunch. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. I love the setting. It's a beautiful place.
The Inn was a little more rustic than I expected (I had the idea that it was "fancy"). But service was friendly and the food was good. We went for Sunday brunch and stayed for quite a while, but they didn't rush us out, which we appreciated!
Brunch at Valley Green Inn was perfect
I took my family (i.e. my partner and two young children, ages 7 and 5 years) for brunch at the Inn on a Sunday morning at 10AM. I am just becoming acquainted with the Philadelphia area, and had hiked a few times on trails at the Wissahickon Valley park with my children, but had not yet stopped in at the inn. The location of the Valley Green Inn is delightful: it is idyllically located at the basin of the forest where several hiking trails meet, and has a beautiful setting where, before or after your meal, you and your children can stroll, feed geese, sit, hike, or run in the forest. The food at the Inn was also lovely: all four adult-size entrees were overall delicious (the sausage and potatoes was a big hit with each of us!); the only complaint was that the walnut maple syrup dressing on the double-cream Brie French toast was far too sweet. The cost of the food was appropriate. Note to parents of rapidly-growing/always-hungry children: the child's plate on the menu will probably suffice to feed your child; I had my doubts so I ordered an adult-size entree for each of my children, but we took most of it home since they were already nearly stuffed after the fruit salad and baked goods were served before the meal! Altogether, it was absolutely lovely, and I would absolutely go again and again :-)
We've been going here for years, including having our wedding reception there. I don't know why we go back for dinner - the food is better at so many other places. It's a good place to sit on the patio in the spring and fall with a glass of wine and appetizer. The best thing they have to offer is the surroundings.
President's Day lunch Monday 2/15/16
The Valley Green Inn never lets me down. Have been coming here since I was 6 years old and that is half a century ago! Food is fabulous, and the ambiance is lovely no matter what season you visit. It was lightly snowing on Monday, and the view from the dining room was gorgeous. I will be back, that is for sure!
A Perfect Sunday Brunch Spot
We were able to get a last minute Valentine's Day brunch reservation -- and I am so glad we did! The brunch menu was expansive, and the food was fantastic. Even better was the charming ambiance, including our adorable waitress who "fit the theme" perfectly. Highly recommend!
One of the Gems of Philadelphia Dining
We always enjoy Valley Green Inn for the combination of good food and terrific surroundings. A beautiful brunch for Valentine's Day...the only disappointment was the freakishly cold weather prevented a after-meal walk. Oh well, next time!
Have been to Valley Green Inn since I wa ...
Have been to Valley Green Inn since I was a kid. Recently went for brunch. They are still missing the mark. Great historic place. Nice friendly staff but very amateur and inexperienced. Food was delivered cold for both of us. Could be such a great place.
Will be back! Quiet and cozy atmosphere. ...
Will be back! Quiet and cozy atmosphere. Food was delicious too. I would deter people from getting a draft beer because our beer tasted funky.
Snowy evening in the valley.
We go to the Valley Green Inn when we have the opportunity to stay over in Philly prior to a next day appointment. I usually get the pork tenderloin. I should have this time, too. I got the ribeye steak, which was not all that great. Sorry for the disappointment, but someone in the kitchen is not up to par in choosing their steaks. It had fat down the sides and was pretty tough. Ribeyes are usually really good. Not this one. I will not get that again. My wife had the salmon, which was great. Live and learn.
My wife and I have never been to the restaurant before and went there to quietly celebrate my birthday with a nice meal. The restaurant exceeded our expectations in food, service and atmosphere. We will definitely return again and highly recommend to our friends.
The food is tasty, and well prepared with good presentation. I have been here for lunch twice and have not been disappointed either time. The waitresses are extremely knowledgeable and made excellent suggestions. It is very charming.
Excellent food. Beautiful interior deco ...
Excellent food. Beautiful interior decor and the outside seating area is picturesque. Great place for lunch and dinner.
Wonderful Neighborhood Gem
Friendly, attentive service. Fabulous food. Nice beer and wine selection. Delectable desserts This was our second Christmas Eve dinner at Valley Green Inn and it was just as delicious and special as our first visit several years ago. This is a lovely, quaint 17th century Inn nestled in the middle of the woods. Our server, Kristen, was friendly and prompt, checking on us frequently to ensure we had everything we wanted. Lovely to sit outside and listen to the Wissahickon Creek flow by under a full moon. Great experience again.
Specifically, I liked how quiet it was a ...
Specifically, I liked how quiet it was and allowed for an intimate meal for my wife and I.
A December Birthday MUST!
The charm of the newly refurbished Inn, in the renowned setting of the Wissahickon Creek match the highly enjoyable dining experience of entrees of sublimely combined ingredients paired with a perfect wine, brought to us in a very timely manner by a jovial, knowledgeable waiter. Our table, by request, was next to the crackling fire. My husband takes me to the Valley Green Inn for my birthday every year as we know we can count on it being a treat. Thank you!
Great luncheon with superior and friendly service
A great luncheon with superior and friendly service for our group of 12 in this beautiful historic Inn.
A very nice Holiday Lunch experience.
Spent a lovely time this week with several colleagues for a pre-Christmas lunch. The room was warmly decorated with a tree and other holiday symbols, and had a very "cozy" feel to it. Our waiter was prompt and attentive and had a complete knowledge of the menus items and specials. His advice on the onion soup and home-made meatloaf was spot on--both were delicious. A little "out of the way" for everyday lunch but it was perfect for this special occasion! I think most will agree.
Pleasant Sunday brunch
Two couples met for brunch and we had a pleasant time. The Inn's setting in the woods along the Wissahickon River is beautiful and the antique building is charming. The selections for brunch expanded beyond breakfast-oriented items. Three of us chose egg-based dishes such as huevos rancheros and Eggs Benedict, but I opted for salmon on a bed of spinach. Two of us enjoyed tasty Bloody Marys. Entrees, which come at two very fair price points of $18.95 and $22.95, are accompanied by soup, green or Caesar salad or fruit salad. The butternut squash soup that I chose was a delicious generous portion in a bowl. Service was professional and friendly. For us the one disappointment was the bakery basket, which contained only sweet items (including brownies). Each of us longed for a slice of French bread or a crusty roll.
They served appetizers but waitress forgot to enter order for main meal. Had to remind her we wanted our lunch. NO apology, no offer of drink or dessert to compensate. And food was cold.
Great Birthday dinner
My son and wife and I enjoyed the Inn for a quiet birthday celebration.
Perfect quaint spot to meet for lunch no ...
Perfect quaint spot to meet for lunch no haven't tried dinner but now I will.
Sadly falling below standard.
We were married at the lovely Valley Green and have returned many times for lunches and dinners and the beautiful surroundings. Sadly, our recent visit was not what we expected. We had a reservation but the hostess area was not staffed so we stood at the entrance for quite a while without anyone acknowledging our presence. Even the wait staff coming and going to and from the hostess stand ignored us. They merely could have greeted us and said "the hostess will be right with you". This was a pattern, we noticed, as several couples and groups waited and then left after being ignored by staff at the desk. Once seated, our wait person barely spoke to us, did not smile, and offered little in the way of service. I could not help but notice that all of the servers, except one smiling young woman, displayed a flat affect and seemed unhappy to be there. Our food service was extremely slow and a few groups came and went in the time we were waiting. The food itself was okay; nothing to rave about and nothing worth remembering. We were so disappointed and hope that the Valley Green will take steps to improve so that this landmark doesn't disappear.
I love having brunch there after a nice ...
I love having brunch there after a nice Sunday hike
Great food. Large portions. Quiet dining room. Can carry on a conversation without any problems.
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