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.
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: 6103637998x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
We love the piano player in the bar area ...
We love the piano player in the bar area. The music can be heard while dining and the restaurant is a favorite of ours!
Having dined at Vickers numerous times n ...
Having dined at Vickers numerous times now, Vickers is rapidly becoming our go to restaurant. Tonight, they outdid themselves. The service has always been spot on but tonight they showed they will go above and beyond to ensure we were taken care of. After an excellent meal; French onion gratinee for myself and the cocktail shrimp for my wife to start, then steak diane flambe and the dover sole, both prepared tableside, for our entrees, all of which were delicious and perfectly prepared, my wife and I decided to finish with the bananas foster for desert. Alas, our waiter informed us, i just used the last of our bananas. Fortunately the manager overheard and said, i will go to wawa and buy some more! So we were able to enjoy bananas foster after all. He's made loyal customers of us for certain.
Professional waiter, excellent food. It ...
Professional waiter, excellent food. It would need to be somewhat of a special occasion as it is a little pricey, but not overpriced.
Great little historic building and delicious meal!
We went on a recommendation and were not let down. Great little building that has a ton of history. The bar was a nice little setting that was a great prelude to dinner. Escargot was excellent! We then had the steak Dianne and the wife had soft shell crab special. Delicious all around, and chocolate mousse cake was not a let down for dessert.
Always get an excellent meal.
Always get an excellent meal.
Great food. Great ambiance. Great service. Wonderful piano music. What more can you ask?
Went in on a Tuesday at 5:30 PM for our ...
Went in on a Tuesday at 5:30 PM for our 19th wedding anniversary. We had drinks at the bar which were great. We then went to our table and the waiter asked us for our menu selections. My wife and I decided against appetizers and ordered our meals with a glass or wine. We requested the wine be brought with the meal. The waiter came back shortly with rolls which were great and about 5 minutes later he brought out the wine. Dinner arrived very shortly after. I felt as if they were rushing us out. The food was excellent but the salmon portion my wife got was tiny. I feel that for the price of the meal I should not have to tell the waitstaff to slow down. I have been to other venues (Seven Stars, Dueling Kurts ....) with my 3 kids and not felt so rushed. Monday is not a night to rush customers out. I will not be going back.
We love this restaurant with it's old wold charm, piano player and delicious food. We will return soon.
Always get a great meal and service. Jus ...
Always get a great meal and service. Just love the table-side prepared Caesar Salad. Excellent suggestion of an Argentina Bordeaux we had not tried before.
Out of food
Our reservation was at 5:30 on Mother's Day and they were already out of three entrees. Very surprising as they were fully booked and must have been prepared.
Excellent food and enjoyed dinning there for Mother's Day!!!
We visited this restaurant for Mother's Day brunch. The entire experience was adequate. Reasonably edible food without much waiting. The service was disappointing. On multiple ocassions our server quickly responded to our requests with a curt 'no' before checking with anyone about our requests. We weren't asking for much. One request was to ask at the bar if they had any juice besides OJ or cranberry. Another request was to substitute fruit for the cake included with a child's meal. Both times he responded no without giving the requests any thought. We ended up having to pay the adult price for our 4 year old to get fruit for dessert. Our server did no more than he absolutely had to. It's doubtful that we would return.
My husband and I dined at this restaurant many years ago when we last lived in the area. Monday night we entertained guests from Savannah, Georgia, for dinner at Vickers Restaurant. Our high expectations were met fully. Though it was a Monday night and very quiet, our service was excellent; the atmosphere elegant; and the meal, delicious. We could not have enjoyed a more pleasant experience.
Still a Great Place for a Celebration
We visited Vickers recently to celebrate by wife's 60th birthday. Vickers was our go to place for celebrations when we were younger but we haven't been there for years. Well it was just as good if not better than we remembered. The food, service and ambience were all excellent. Our group of 7 tried a number of things including the lobster tail/lobster ravioli combo, the filet, the shrimp & scallops, the duck and all were excellent. Appetizers included the spinach salad, the lobster crisp and a few others and again all were excellent. If you haven't been there I highly recommend you try it. We'll surely be back sooner rather than later.
used to be a contender
5th time going. Was our "place"to celebrate anniversary . Might have been an off night but there were plenty of open tables for a Saturday. Food quality seems to have declined since last year but the prices have not. Service was great though. May have to find my next favorite spot.
The food is divine, my friend and I both got the Steak Diane, prepared tableside, (it is to die for!), the husbands ordered specials which there are always several. The bar is cozy & well serviced with an entertaining bartender, the live piano player is talented and takes requests. I feel all of my troubles melt away when I'm there!
Can't wait to go back.
Wonderful service; fresh, tasty and beautifully prepared meal.
Ordered the "fish special" which was very good but was shocked when I was charged $42. Items on the menu were expensive but I expected that considering the restaurant but the "special" price was way over priced. When specials were offered no mention of price was provided
We were hosting a party of 8 with vistors fr Italy
We wanted a place with local color in both atmosphere and menu. An excellent choice for our low-key dinner with clients and employees.
Perfect as Always
We love Vickers and choose it for all of our special occasions as well as casual nights out. The fact that there is a piano man is one of my favorite things! The food is always fantastic- we've never had a bad meal there.
Had a great experience at Vickers restau ...
Had a great experience at Vickers restaurant. Great ambiance, great food, great service. A little on the pricey side but highly recommend for a special occasion.
A fabulous experience! The menu choices ...
A fabulous experience! The menu choices for Valentine's Day were delicious. The live musical entertainment added just the perfect accompaniment to an already pleasing environment. Service, as always, was on point. Just the nicest time.
The food and service was excellent. Sinc ...
The food and service was excellent. Since it was Valentine's Day the menu was fixed price which I do not care since we are not dessert eaters.
Terrific Food with Exceptional Piano Bar
Vickers Is a wonderful place for special occasions with excellent food and desserts. Our Valentine's dinner was excellent from start to finish. The piano bar is warm and inviting--great atmosphere for a night out!
Escargot, winter salad, & fillet with bé ...
Escargot, winter salad, & fillet with béarnaise sauce. It was all fantastic. Medium rare steak cooked perfectly! Will definitely go again.
A little expensive for old style menus and ok food. Service was ok not great. Not sure I would spend the money to go there again
DELICIOUS! Table side Caesar salad and B ...
DELICIOUS! Table side Caesar salad and Banana's Foster prepared meticulously, attentive and professional service, would absolutely go back for a romantic dinner. Highly recommend.
Overpriced for adequate meal.
We had the Dover Sole and Beef Wellington. It was okay; not great. Our bottle of wine was tasteless. We should have said something, but didn't. The maitre'd was speaking a foreign language to the person that was seating people when we walked in. We didn't understand him but the tone was certainly not encouraging. It seemed the wait staff was under pressure. Felt a little like a number and, frankly, a bit sorry for our waiter. He was working very hard.
Thanks to Kevin
Our server Kevin was attentive all evening. The fireplace provided a delightful ambiance for a special occasion.
Service and Food good but pricey.
The Service and food were very good, we liked the layout and atmosphere of restaurant also. Only downside was that it's pretty pricey.
Great anniversary diner
Had a wonderful evening of dining and enjoying each other for celebration of our wedding anniversary. The food is fantastic, especially the dover sole and tuna.
Christmas eve dinner was great, the lobby/ bar decoration put you in a festive mode. Started out up one of the best manhattan ever. Must try the escargot in garlic/ butter fantastic. For our entree we had roasted duck prepared perfectly and my wife had the sole and crab great. Our server Kenn was gracious and was always on top of our ever need.
Durable and Delightful!
When discussing our choice for a special evening out at the Christmas season, our thoughts immediately turned to the durable, tried-and-true Vickers. It had been a while since we were last there, and there had been some changes; but it's difficult to find an eatery more suitable for that satisfying, pleasant and relaxing event that we had hoped for. Arturo and his staff could not have been more hospitable, informed and attentive, adding to the end result. And when is the last time you were treated to the forgotten and dying art of tableside preparation of such favorites as Caesar Salad, Steak Diane and Cherries Jubilee! Top it all off with the warm and welcoming accompaniment of a pianist playing many familiar tunes for the holidays, audible even in the side dining rooms. You owe it to yourselves to visit Vickers for a memorable dining experience in a timeless atmosphere. A word of caution.......if you pass up the Escargots, you're really missing out on a gem!
Nice Holiday Lunch in a Pretty Setting
We enjoyed a very nice lunch prior to going to Longwood Gardens. The restaurant was decorated for the holidays, which created a lovely ambiance. Food was very good, and our waiter was attentive. There was, however, an aspect of stuffiness. I believe we encountered the owner when we were paying our bill and he seemed overly serious, not welcoming or warm. That last impression was the only negative aspect of our visit.
Lovely evening; good, well-prepared food.
Lovely evening; good food. Waitstaff could have been a little more congenial. We were reprimanded because our 5th seating declined to attend at the last minute. Not that big of a deal as the restaurant was busy but certainly not overbooked.
Return visit again. And will again, and again.
Return visit again, loved it each time, wonderful food, great service. Been going to this restaurant for the last 30 years. Glad it is still open and vibrant.
A cozy place to get caught up with friends
Three friends enjoyed fabulous food in a very inviting atmosphere conducive to conversation.
Perfect evening . Great place for a firs ...
Perfect evening . Great place for a first date. Not a dark candlelit room but very classy and an intimate ambiance. Goal was to have a nice quiet place to get to know each other. Mission accomplished!
Vickers has all the potential in the world. On a chilly fall night, candles on tables, piano in the bar and a wonderful colonial ambiance AND great food how could anything go wrong. Well, it did. The host barely said hello, was totally distracted and disappeared so fast I thought there was a fire in the kitchen. The server seemed like he wanted to be anywhere except serving us and when we asked for some bread on the table he said that the bread is not served before the food is ordered because the patrons otherwise could get butter on the menu. The service was so bad it was entertaining, but not that entertaining. The room we were seated in was somewhat noisy but there were two large tables with people having a good time so that can happen.
Oldie but goodie
We returned to Vickers after a span of about 25 years and found that nothing has changed- the place, the menu, the overall experience. Escargot, scallops, bison, table side bananas foster or cherries jubilee. Everything was good- a real deja vu dinner.
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