Blooming Grove Inn

4.6
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$30 and under
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Continental
Blooming Grove Inn is a full-service Italian Continental style restaurant that focuses on delivering delicious food through excellent customer service. Located inside a former Victorian Mansion that dates back to the 1860's, you'll find the comforts of home mixed with five star dining. We have three separate rooms inside, all with ornate fireplaces, and feature outdoor seating in the warm months with an unbeatable view of beautiful West Upper Ferry Road. We've been here since February of 2014, and have made improvements to the menu as well as expansions to our wine, single malts/bourbons, and craft beer selections. Happy Hour is every Monday - Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, featuring our New 4 to 6 dollar food menu, $4 beers, $5 wines and $6 Specialty cocktails. Live music is played every Friday and Saturday night!
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PeterS
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great meal and they have music on Friday and Saturday which I was very nice also. We will definitely be back there soon.

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WilliamS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not very crowded on a Sunday evening. Wait staff was prompt and helpful.
We will be back again.

SG
SandraG
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Return trip and will definitely go again

MB
vipMrBucki
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was very good and so was the service. Will go back again. Like the 3course menu for $35 with the $25 wine list.

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Chuck
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lunch with my work buddies

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 Gold ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ always.

JJ
JJGrabs
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One suggestion notify guests on how spicy (red hot) the flank steak is. My wife couldn’t eat it had swap out my short ribs with, that was a disappointment, I really liked the short ribs

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LexiP
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much! I brought my husband here for Valentine's - our first time. It was great! Awesome food and drinks. Wonderful service. Quick and efficient. Great ambiance. They even gave us a gift certificate to use next time we come in. We will be back.

Blooming Grove Inn
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you! It was great to meet you both and we hope to see you again soon.

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GerriAnn
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time visit food was delicious, service attentive and lovely ambiance. Didn't give it five stars because my flatware was dirty with caked on food. In a prior review I had read dated 10-28-2019, the management vociferously called out the reviewer on their 'dirty silverware' comment noting 'The silverware is washed, rinsed and sanitized twice before each piece is individually polished.' If that's true, every piece of flatware should be spotless and hygienic. Mine wasn't.

Blooming Grove Inn
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. Rest assured that management is reviewing our policy of cleanliness with all staff and taking every step to make sure that this never happens again. We're glad to see that you enjoyed every other aspect of your experience and we hope to see you again soon.

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BruceM
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing meal from the time we walked in til the time we left. Greeted beautifully and sat down immediately. Server was right there and took our drink orders. We ordered appetizers and were so delicious. Especially the lobster soup. Dinners across the board were outstanding. Try the short ribs if you go. Desserts were yummy. We shared the Banana Cream Pie and Raspberry Cheesecake. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

Blooming Grove Inn
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you for the great review! Please come back and see us soon.

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WilliamS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu’s prices were increased due to Valentines Day but the quality was very good.

We’ll be back.

JL
JenniferL
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is AMAZING! A must!!! Valentine’s menu was yummy atmosphere is perfect for any occasion

Blooming Grove Inn
Responded on 18 February 2020

Thank you! Please come back again soon.

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vipMrBucki
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice menu. Food was very good and so was the service. Will go back again in the near future.

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vipmissylrp
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I wish I could give this local restaurant an “outstanding” but they fall short on service and attention to the small details. There was a good crowd in both rooms for a Sat night with most tables occupied. We were seated in the front room by the fireplace which we enjoyed on a chilly night! We also enjoyed the music provided by a guy singing and playing the guitar. We were given menus but then waited a while for our server to take our drink order. We both ordered salads to start and my husband also ordered soup. We were surprised when another server came out with the soup and salads at the same time. The salads were fine but the dressing seemed to be placed on top instead of tossed to mix it through. Next came our entrees: filet mignon for husband that was ordered medium and was served very rare so it went back. My filet sandwich was delicious! Excellent garlic bread and tender morsels of steak with onions. I ordered a beer that came with a dirty glass that was sent back. My husband’s steak was finally served and he loved it. They deserve credit for grilling a new steak but that meant I was now finished with my meal. We decided to order dessert to go and enjoyed their chocolate bourbon pie at home. It would’ve been a nice gesture to comp the pie but it wasn’t offered. We love dining outside in the warmer months on their patio and we will certainly return.

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LaurieJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service was inconsistent and slow. There were several servers attending to us and we got the feeling that there was no communication between them, resulting in delays with drinks and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing...we had a slight wait between course as we had multiple servers...kind of weird but everyone was nice

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vipcDav
New England
68 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blooming Grove has become our "go to" place for the area. We have been back numerous time and love it every time. Friday and Sat there is a fantastic guitarist/singer that creates a wonderful ambiance. Do not miss it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, will definitely be going back! Food was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

LH
LoriH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is a very quaint place to eat. It has an old world feel. They gave a regular singer and guitar player who does a great job with the music but does not overwhelm the atmosphere. Drinks and food were excellent. Price is quite high. Our bill was $85 without the tip and that included only two drinks, two dinners and one dessert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice dinner this week and will definitely be back. We enjoyed two specials. Strip steak and seared mahi-mahi.
Both were done perfect with excellent sides. And of course banana cream pie to go!

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Gracie
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service , food was good

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vipWayne
Atlantic City
40 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was delicious and the service professional. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
112 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! The service was great and the food was delicious. This is a real hidden gem.

LW
LeeW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience! Thanks for the delcious meal and gracious service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was great and I would go many times more

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BobD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Blooming Grove a few times and have always enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. We brought friends with us due to the fact that we knew that it was relatively quiet and we could sit and talk for a while. Blooming Grove did not disappoint, the food was amazing and we sat and talked with friends without feeling rushed out. We all will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Would like some more vegetarian options on the menu. All in all enjoyable.

KI
KarenI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening. Our server was attentive and pleasant. The menu choices made it difficult to decide what to order since they all sounded wonderful. We all decided on the restaurant week 3-course menu. The cocktails were perfect (they actually had alcohol in them!). I would definitely recommend the place and plan on returning in the future.

TB
vipTruthBeTold
Philadelphia
241 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drinks are to be found at this nice Ewing Township dining room. Fine live music on selected evenings. We wish that they would return to their good discount program .

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BarbaraH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Blooming Grove Inn we go there often and we are never disappointed .Food is good and consistent and service is good. The owner, Steve is there and stops by our table to see how everything is.

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vipBurMat149
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I have to be honest and say our dinners were good, but not as good as our last visit before.
I ordered the same thing that was on special before (roasted butterfish) and like I said, it was good. But the time before was exceptional! Very fresh and cooked to perfection.

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viptzdz
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we dine at blooming grove inn often and always have a great meal. the owner and staff are very friendly. we also like to listen to the music in the bar area.

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vipcDav
New England
68 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and atmosphere are always good. This time the service was exceptional. From Lucy, the hostess who greeted us with warmth and hospitality, to our server, Devin who was incredibly attentive and always with a smile on her face. They were both exceptional. The service was as good as it gets. We will be back!!

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Fris
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Appetizers were good. The five dinner entrées we ordered were disappointing. Service was good.

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CindyK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

I am so sad to write this review, but it is a long time in coming. This building is very special to me as it belonged to family back in the 1700's who started their farm there, Blooming Grove Farm.
This restaurant has been steadily going downhill. This past experience was, by far, the worst. My utensil set was dirty. Every single utensil was soiled and the fork had a small green piece of food on it. The dining room is filthy. The floor under the tables has crumbs and food on it, the chair rails beneath the seats are covered in dust. If this is the state of the dining room, I hate to see the kitchen.
My food was awful. I had the breaded chicken sandwich. The chicken was overcooked, possible re-fried. The broccoli rabe was undercooked and bearly eatable.
I truly hope they wake up and turn this around. It has such potential...

Update - I received the following response from the restaurant. I think this speaks volumes. I don't have any agenda, and every word that I wrote is the truth. Sad.
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I'm not sure what your agenda is here but I'll attempt to respond as best I can. The dining room is not filthy. It is swept corner to corner every night, mopped every morning and maintained throughout each shift. The silverware is washed, rinsed and sanitized twice before each piece is individually polished. In 5+ years, massive renovations have been done to a long neglected building and I really doubt that we would have hundreds upon hundreds of 5 star reviews if your claims were true.

Blooming Grove Inn
Responded on 31 October 2019

I'm not sure what your agenda is here but I'll attempt to respond as best I can. The dining room is not filthy. It is swept corner to corner every night, mopped every morning and maintained throughout each shift. The silverware is washed, rinsed and sanitized twice before each piece is individually polished. In 5+ years, massive renovations have been done to a long neglected building and I really doubt that we would have hundreds upon hundreds of 5 star reviews if your claims were true.

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DarinNJThe
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very comfortable place to have a business lunch. I would strongly recoomend reservations. It did fill up quickly.

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TwoFoodies
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time going to dinner there. We will DEFINITELY return. The food was absolutely delicious!! Our server, Cole, was an excellent server. I was not disappointed. Kudos to the Chef!

DW
DebraW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delish and they were very accommodating with swapping out sides with a meal for another side. My sister and I both had the Salmon over Acorn Squash Risotto which was fabulous. Portions were a good size. Only downside, was an under cooked Filet which had to be sent back then came back to well done. However the meal was taken off the check without even asking. Would definitely go back again.

TB
vipTruthBeTold
Philadelphia
241 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and drinks are to be found at this nice Ewing, New Jersey country mansion. What's so good also is that on selected evenings there is great live music here, in their lounge area .