BON APPETIT!

The Brandywine Valley is blessed with many fine restaurants that cater to a wide range of tastes and experience. You will often find fresh, local farm to table cuisine giving your palate the opportunity to experience the flavor of the valley. We want you to have a delightful dining experience while visiting the Brandywine Valley. All of these restaurants are popular with both Kennett House as well as with our past guests from around the world. Because many of these restaurants are small and are popular with "the locals", reservations are recommended. You will also notice that many restaurants are BYOB (bring your own beverage).
 

Restaurants

A SPECIAL NIGHT OUT

1906 IN LONGWOOD GARDEN - Kennett Square, PA

In the midst of one of the world's premier gardens, 1906 offers a fine dining experience that is unparalleled. Enjoy lunch daily and dinner seasonally with a view of the Longwood Conservatory and the Gardens.

THE GABLES AT CHADDS FORD - Chadds Ford, PA

A 1800's dairy barn nestled in the heart of the historical Brandywine Valley, serving a combination of fresh seasonal cuisine with rustic yet elegant charm. Enjoy a cocktail in the lounge while listening to great musicians or live piano every Friday and Saturday evening. 

New American cuisine with international overtones.  With an ever-changing menu, drawing inspirations from product sourced from many Chester county growers as well as seafood from the mid-Atlantic region. Portabellos offers an open kitchen environment which affords guests the unique opportunity to watch Chef Brett Hulbert and his team as they prepare your meal. Closed on Mondays.

This charming gem, in Unionville, at the heart of Chester County horse country, exudes a warm and welcoming ambiance along with a superb New American menu. Leaving their original spot located in the old Jameson Dairy in West Chester, Chef Kevin McMunn with his partner and wife Marybeth Brown settled quite nicely in the historic General Store in Unionville in 2003. The menu is eclectic but with great emphasis on comfort food. Candlelit and very romantic. BYOB

Modern, intimate spot for original French-Med eats made from local ingredients with BYOB option. Sovana Bistro has evolved into a highly regarded dining destination as well as a staple in the community. Their food emerges European style cuisine with modern American flavors while drawing the attention to some of the great local resources in the region.

The Farmhouse is a fine dining restaurant featuring food and service of rare excellence. The ambience is truly unique. The candlelit rooms are warmly cluttered with interesting artifacts, all of which may be purchased. Every dish at the Farmhouse is prepared to order from the finest products. 

The Greathouse is a very interesting and unique structure. Beautiful windows allow sunlight to drench this magnificent room. The Greathouse is a proud supporter of farm to table dining, with vegetarian and gluten free options available. Lots of interest and charm create the character of this "jewel in the country."

Krazy Kat's Restaurant is housed in a renovated blacksmith's shop, complete with one of the original forges. It is known as much for its creative cuisine as its whimsical décor, which features tiger-print chairs and portraits of military-garbed cats and dogs. 

CASUAL INNS/TAVERNS/BISTROS

The site was formerly the Eastern Condensed Milk Company, founded in 1902. The Creamery, (see what we did there) was re-imagined as a pop-up beer garden and community gathering space in 2016. They celebrate all things authentic and offer local history, art, live music and food. They have an amazing indoor and outdoor space and is favorite hangout for locals.

THE WHIP TAVERN - Coatesville, PA

You don’t have to be a rider to enjoy an ale or two at this traditional English pub in the heart of horse country.
Serving classic pub fare and a bit of American nosh as well. Plus a fine selection of beers and ales, along with a warm atmosphere in the company of friends. Gorgeous outdoor seating area. Closed on Tuesdays. No reservations - first come, first serve.

BRANDYWINE PRIME - Chadds Ford, PA

Located in the beautifully restored 1703 stone cottage, Brandywine Prime is an elegant and upscale restaurant very tastefully decorated with original details that give it a special charm. Chef Jason Barrowcliff offers traditional American fare with excellent chops, steaks, and seafood, adding organic produce from his own garden. Brandywine has a nice, well-chosen wine list, but guests are allowed to bring their own favorite bottle as well. Be sure to take advantage of their great happy hour deals Monday-Thursday. B

HEARTH KITCHEN - Kennett Square, PA

Hearth Kitchen is the newest restaurant from Chef Bryan Sikora. It features wood-fired pizza, fresh handmade pastas, creative and season entrees and an eclectic selection of small plates. Hearth also has a full bar with a carefully curated list of wines by the glass and bottle, signature cocktails and a thoughtful selection of draft and bottle beer.

A fusion of local ingredients and classic cuisine, The Market at Liberty Place brings the Kennett Square community together. Perfect for dining in, getting a fresh meal to go, or picking up your own organic ingredients. With both a climate-controlled outdoor patio and an indoor common area, The Market is a great place to visit any time of the year. Live entertainment makes The Market at Liberty Place a perfect destination for a great night out. With so much to do and see, not your typical market - come experience the difference for yourself!

Talula's Table is a small gourmet market and restaurant in Kennett Square just minutes from the B&B. The restaurant is known as the hardest reservation to get in the U.S., with only one table that seats from 8 to 12 people, one reservation is taken every day for one year from that date. But during the day, Talula's is a gourmet market open to the public offering farmhouse fresh fare without needing a reservation. We love their scones!

Casual local pub offering great happy hours and brunch. Plenty of TV screens to watch sports. Comfy booth seating, reasonable prices and impressive local beer selection.

WORLD FLAVORS

SOVANA BISTRO - Kennett Square, PA

Modern, intimate spot for original French-Med eats made from local ingredients with BYOB option. Sovana Bistro has evolved into a highly regarded dining destination as well as a staple in the community. Their food emerges European style cuisine with modern American flavors while drawing the attention to some of the great local resources in the region.

THE WHIP TAVERN - Coatesville, PA

You don’t have to be a rider to enjoy an ale or two at this traditional English pub in the heart of horse country.
Serving classic pub fare and a bit of American nosh as well. Plus a fine selection of beers and ales, along with a warm atmosphere in the company of friends. Gorgeous outdoor seating area. Closed on Tuesdays. No reservations - first come, first serve.

Lily Asian Cuisine is a memorable dining experience. In addition to fresh raw fish the menu also include other Japanese dishes like teriyaki and teppanyaki, Thai food lovers will find different curries on the menu, and chicken or seafood pad Thai. Chinese food like Kung pao chicken, orange chicken is also available.
The coolest is All You an Eat Sushi on Tuesdays. You sure don't want to miss it.

Straightforward, counter-serve nook preparing tacos, burritos & other down-to-earth Mexican staples. Nothing fancy, just good food. Make sure to try the fish tacos! You can get 3 tacos for $10.

Authentic Mexican ice cream made on the premises makes this the place to be on a warm summer night. Do not be surprised to find a line out the door! Flavors like corn, rice pudding coconut, mango and tamarind await the adventurous while the usual suspects of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry give comfort to the ice cream, traditionalists. With over 30 flavors, a second or third visit is often needed. Try a sprinkle of chili powder on your ice cream!!

Committed to offering you the finest, freshest, most authentic Mexican food on this side of the border, this restaurant's food is made fresh to order to preserve all the delicious flavors! Take advantage of their happy hour and ladies' night specials.