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, 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
Vickers Restaurant is wonderfully consis ...
Vickers Restaurant is wonderfully consistent. The Colonial era structure adds a level of ambience that complements the dining experience---with specials and printed entrees all well prepared and tasty. Our group had the filet, tuna and lamb- all excellent.
Wonderful special date night venue, hand ...
Wonderful special date night venue, handled to perfection by the staff, including special request, waiter could have gotten on board better, but it did not diminish the perfect experience and food quality of the Vickers Restaurant. We are thrilled and will always will remember the night. P.S. both had lobster tails...perfect as well.
Had a great time celebrating my birthday ...
Had a great time celebrating my birthday. Food was good. Service was good. Dinner was prepared tableside. Loved the room. The historic building takes you back to a time period that makes you feel elegant. Ended the evening in the cozy bar listening to the excellent piano player. The bartender was great making sure that your time there was special.
When in Lionville we try to have either ...
When in Lionville we try to have either lunch or dinner at Vickers Tavern At Vickers you can still have the pleasure of table side food preparation, a lost art at most restaurants. our server Jason was the ultimate professional. Don't miss the opportunity to dine at Vickers when in the Exton area of PA.
Generally, a restaurant with a high end ...
Generally, a restaurant with a high end menu and a deliberate sophisticated theme will provide the ambiance and taste satisfaction we expect. Vickers was all we expected in our choice for an intimate, local restaurant with exceptional food presented in a distinctive formal style. We like a restaurant which matches the service (including the bar experience) to the elegance or casual design of the menu. In Vickers case the service was attentive, experienced and adaptable to our individual comfort. In essence, it was a memorable experience for the delicious meal in a very cozy, well-designed tavern atmosphere.
First time dining and overall, it was gr ...
First time dining and overall, it was great for a relaxing date night. Cozy candles, a fireplace, and a pianist taking requests made the experience even more comforting. A little disorganized when you walk in, as there are no signs telling you where to check in and no host/hostess to greet customers. We wandered around for a few minutes, until we finally stopped a waiter to ask where we were to go.
Outstanding food selection, presentation ...
Outstanding food selection, presentation and taste. Biggest problem was the service. Our waiter was only occasionally in our room. Waited for 20 minutes for the dessert memo. We loved everthing else, so not sure if we will go back.
We chose Vickers for our tenth anniversa ...
We chose Vickers for our tenth anniversary. We mentioned that we would like somewhere quiet and they accommodated us immediately. Both our appetizers and entrees were absolutely delicious as were the desserts. Wine recommendations were perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better experience!
We went to Vickers twice this week while ...
We went to Vickers twice this week while visiting the area - we go every year when we are here. The food was great. The service is really an issue. Our waiter the first night was fine. Last night the waiter acted as if everything was an inconvenience. Truly arrogant. Can't say I'd recommend the place any more. When some members of he party shared their experience with the management - they were equally arrogant about the situation. Consider spending your dinner dollars elsewhere
Food and service was excellent atmospher ...
Food and service was excellent atmosphere was very good piano player was excellent portions were very small 5 ounce filet mignon's I had the crispy chicken which was excellent wife had Dover sole excellent Caesar salad was to die for. Maybe featuring a 10 ounce filet mignon or 16 ounce New York strip as a special would satisfy us big eaters.
We have been to the Vickers before. We ...
We have been to the Vickers before. We have always enjoyed the experience. Even after living in Germany for 2 years, we love it at Vickers. It gives us the warm European feeling that we don't get anywhere else. Any food that we have ordered has met or exceeded our expectations. The waiters are superb.
We have been a fan of this restaurant fo ...
We have been a fan of this restaurant for 40 years. This time it was not up to par. It was very hot outside and I am sure the kitchen was a thousand degrees. The restaurant was very hot too. The food was not as good as it has been in the past. The smoked salmon appetizer was terrible. Just three small pieces on a round piece of something soggy and tasteless. The Bananas' Foster was terrible. Ken our waiter did a good job even in the heat. Maybe it was just a bad night all around. I expect something better for $450.00 for 4 people. We will try them again someday.
My wife and I went for a date on Friday ...
My wife and I went for a date on Friday night. The food and ambiance were excellent. The service was good, but not great. Our server was a little sloppy and only came by to fill our water glasses once. However, he had an strong understanding of the menu which was helpful since it was our first time there.
The venue is historical/cool and the ser ...
The venue is historical/cool and the service impeccable. I thought the food was very good/not great, but some dishes were terrific. I would go back because the piano bar makes for a great evening and really cool entertainment while you're eating. To make it a truly memorable experience, I think they should review their menu offerings and make changes where necessary. My steak was a bit overcooked...no excuse for a restaurant that wants "all the money".
Long-term local staple of fine dining th ...
Long-term local staple of fine dining that has gone through a few different incarnations over the years. Lovely surroundings, courteous staff, excellent food. We will be going often! Steak Diane was fabulous, much better than local competition. Rack of lamb likewise great, perfectly cooked. All desserts worth trying. Not cheap if you do drinks, appetizer, main course, dessert, and coffee; worth the money, though.
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.
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.
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 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.
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