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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
A very pleasant surprise dining at this restaurant. Lovely atmosphere, great food, great service,live music, etc. we had not been for many years - so happy we thought to try again - it is a great place for a special occasion or just eat casual at the bar area - we enjoyed very much.
Quite enjoyable! Everything was delish & service was excellent-responsive, but not intrusive. I had a Moscow Mule which was particularly good & exactly as I requested it. My desire to be away from the air con was accommodated which made me much more comfortable.
My wife and I love this place. It is quiet, in the country and hearkens back to a more gentile time. They do table top food preparation -- Caesar salad, steak Dianne and the classic table side deserts such as cherries jubilee. The wine list is reasonable. They have great cocktails. The service is very friendly. We try to go at least three times a year and would go more often if it were closer to us. On weekends there is a very good pianist.
My husband and I went to Vickers for our anniversary dinner. We ordered a Caesar salad that was prepared table-side but when served, the lettuce was swimming in dressing and wilted quickly. I ordered the lobster tail with lobster ravioli. The server alerted me the that tails were small. That was OK with me as I was looking forward to the combination. The tails were over cooked, dry, and had a charred taste, and there was way, way too much sauce (buerr blanc) on the whole dish making it unappetizing and inedible. The server never returned to ask how our dinner was. I should have ordered the salmon as my husband's was delicious. Needless to say, the service and the ambiance of the restaurant was superb.
The last time we dined at Vickers was probably 15-20 years ago. Often times a restaurant can change over time. Well, Vickers improved with age! Authentic historic tavern ambience, delicious entrées - we had the escargots - probably the best I've ever eaten, Steak Diane and Beef Wellington. The flavors were excellent, presentation beautiful and cooked to perfection. We will definitely return and not wait for 15 or 30 years. The meal is a bit pricey, but worth it and super for any special occasion.
Excellent!!! Quite happy we decided on Vickers. And definitely will place on our "Visit Again" list. The host and staff could not have been more engaging and friendly ... our table was perfect, surrounded by adults and quiet conversation. The smoked salmon appetizer was excellent ... worth a meal in itself. Our meals were equally noteworthy. And the tableside desert was a special treat. We considered this 'fine dining without the pretensiousness'.
Adding to the evening was the pleasant conversation we had with the other diners.
Loved this restaurant. Don't be in a hurry though. Service while good was a bit slow but it gave us more time to enjoy our drinks, listen to the wonderful pianist in the bar, and enjoy each course. Atmosphere is lovely and it's a great place for good conversation - a rarity in most of the restaurant we frequent.
Will go back for sure.
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.
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