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About Vickers Restaurant
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.
Exton, PA 19341
Continental, Global, International, French
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Private Events only.
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm.
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Enjoy Live Piano Friday & Saturday Evenings from 6:45-10:00.
Please check our website for special artists.
Vickers provides on site catering for private functions of 45-135 in our banquet facility. Our on site catering menus include cocktail receptions, plated meals and buffets for wedding receptions, showers, corporate functions, rehearsal dinners and many other private events. Luncheon group menus start at $21, dinner group menus start at $29 and wedding receptions are custom.
Full group menus are online and can always be customized to fit yoru event and budget.
Private lot adjacent to the front of the building.
Private Party Facilities:
Vickers is the perfect backdrop for your most intimate events. Our private rooms will give warmth to your showers, add elegance to your engagement parties and exude charm at your anniversary and birthday celebrations. Special menus are available.
For corporate events, Vickers has private rooms for 10-35 and our our spacious ballroom can host from 50-120. This space is perfect for corporate holiday parties, retirement parties, cocktail receptions and seminars and presentations. Group menus to fit every budget.
WEDDINGS & SHOWERS
Adjacent to the historic restaurant is the Plantation Ballroom. It's quiet elegance and grand décor make it the perfect venue for top-notch wedding receptions, baby and bridal showers. Our elegant ballroom can hold up to 135 guests and has an adjacent outdoor space.
Private Party Contact:
Amanda Brogan: (610) 363-7998
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
WINE TASTING DINNERS
Wild Game & California Wine Tasting Dinner 11/6
HAPPY HOUR M-F 4:30-6:30
with our special discounted bar menu. Bar menu is available on our patio or bar for a more casual evening.
Open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, Mother's Day, Easter
Vickers Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
First time at this restaurant which we drive by all of the time. Our perception based upon looking at the dinner menu was that it was a bit pricey and a little fancy for a regular night out. We thought we'd save it for a special occasion. However we happened be in the neighborhood so we thought we'd give it a shot. It is a historic building originally the home of a potter (John Vickers) and it has a very attractive bar and dining area. We ordered only small plates but each was nicely prepared presented and very tasty. Our choices included ...
Short Rib Flatbread with very flavorful pieces of short rib, grapa tomato slices blue cheese and "melted" onions on a thin crispy crust
White Bean Bruschetta with olive oil, charred tomato on crustini. We didn't expect much just thought it sounded interesting but it was delicious and very pleasant surprise.
Grilled Shrimp w/ goat cheese polenta, and andouille sausage. This was very good but there were only three shrimp and they seemed more steamed than grilled. Good but wanted more shrimp and more of a grilled flavor.
Parppardelle with mushrooms, spinach, sunflower seeds and Pecorino. Pasta was cooked perfect, nice portion for an app and nice blend of flavors.
The bar tender and host were very friendly. The couple next to us had a Caesar salad prepared tableside which was a very nice presentation.
This place is not inexpensive but definitely worth a visit. We'll be back
Vickers is elegant dining in a historic setting. This restaurant is becoming a tradition to celebrate my wife's birthday. We had veal chop, incredible Caesar's,salad prepared at our table - best Caesar's salad in Pennsylvania. Creme brulee. The live piano music, fireplace, first class service and cuisine made for a sublime evening.
Vickers offers the ultimate in gourmet dining and cozy, colonial ambiance. We really enjoyed our dinners. I checked the box for a moderately high noise level only because there was a customer at a nearby table who had little concern for the other patrons. He insisted on pontificating on various subjects in a loud voice for the entire time we were there. One couple actually moved to another room because of him. I realize that such rudeness is almost a Dear Abby problem, rather than something the restaurant can do anything about. I know Arturo and his employees care deeply about their clients' enjoyment of the restaurant's quiet ambiance. In a perfect world one of the maître d's would have figured out a way to gently and from a positive perspective ask the man to at least lower his voice a little so all the other patrons in the room would not have to be exposed to his entire life story.
My friend and I went for Friday night cocktails and appetizers. It was a snowy evening so it was very quiet. She had cosmos - great. We shared cheese platter (standard), pasta and salmon (great), grilled shrimp (good), and white bean bruschetta (very good). The waiter was extremely attentive and not annoying. It was a comforting and fun evening after the workweek! We intend to go back - at least for cocktails and happy hour menu. She'd like to try a formal dinner there. Me - I'll go along. The menu is classic.
Beautiful setting! Our table was by the fireplace and was lovely. Our meals were nicely presented--the waiter filleted a fish table side--what a talent! I ordered the salmon, good presentation but the salmon was very fishy tasting. Escargot were 5 star.
The bar was very noisy, but the service was excellent.
I love going to Vickers. The food is excellent. The building inside and outside is very historical and elegant. The staff is very personable. The service is great and very professional. This is a great restaurant for happy hour, entertaining clients, celebrating or just to take a break. They have my favorite wine.
While the decor at Vicker's was festive on Christmas Eve the service and quality of food were very disappointing. Aside from taking our order and serving our entrees the waiter did nothing else which was curious as the restaurant was not at all crowded. He did not stop by the table even once to ask how our meal was or if he could bring as another glass of wine etc.There were only 7 tables in the small "porch" area where we were seated and three were empty. I mean empty with no chairs, no place settings, no glass ware. My husband ordered the Beef Wellington medium rare. It was so well done it could not even have passed for a poor piece of pot roast. The crab cakes had little crab meat and were the size of an appetizer. At $38-$40 an entrée this is unacceptable. We have been to Vicker's over the years and always had a pleasant dining experience. What a waste of $160 on Christmas Eve. We have crossed this restaurant off of our list and will never go back.
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