Glasbern Country Inn

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345 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Glasbern is a restaurant and luxury inn all nestled on a 150-acre sustainable farm, originally dating back to 1797.

Enjoy delicious, farm fresh and locally raised menu items in a rustic 19th Century barn, featuring a 28-foot timbered cathedral ceiling, field-stone walls, exposed beams, ladders and welcoming fireplace.

Dinner Daily.
Special Events.
Private Groups to 180.
Rustic Weddings.
Executive Retreats.
Fine Lodging.
Reservations Required.
What 345 People Are Saying
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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. The only complaint was a limited menu . Will go back .

PD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food at a reasonable price. Romantic bed and breakfast

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

An automatic 18% gratuity is added to ALL checks, regardless of the satisfaction of the customers or the size of the party.! We were a party of TWO and had that added to our checks, which is not explained anywhere but in small print on the menu, so by the time you are seated and order a drink, you are stuck. Food is good but quite overpriced with very limited options. Would suggest that the Glasbern management take a look at these issues and refresh their menu (to include less heavy, summery options) as well as to update their policies regarding automatic tips. While I am always a generous tipper, I want to decide what our servers will receive. It was also obvious that staffing is inadequate all around, since we had to wait a long time for our food, clearing of the table, and our check at the end. Please hire more staff to assist the dedicated people who work there now.

NJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was excellent. The atmosphere is beautifully rustic, but modern at the same time. The staff are most accommodating and friendly.

Our dinners were excellent and the selection of wines and cocktails complimented our meal.

Portions were more than sufficient, but if you're looking for diner-sized meals, that's not what the Glasbern does. No doggie bag required, although our waitress told us we could do so, if we wanted. We enjoyed the meal, so no take-home required.

We will be going back, for sure.

J
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Farm to table goodness! Delicious meal, great, friendly service, quaint atmosphere. Highly recommended!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Beautiful location, underwhelming food. The prices and presentation suggest a first rate experience. Unfortunately the actual flavor leaves much to be desired. The ingredients were good but the kitchen did not do them justice.

DY
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

It has a relaxing atmosphere and quiet for conversation. Great service makes it enjoyable.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Lovely rustic ambience and super friendly staff does not make up for under seasoned, overcooked and overpriced entrees. Salads were great as waa dessert. Got the filet two nights in a row, each time asked for medium rare and came out medium well, and well. Wide had the meatloaf and salmon which were fine after adding salt and pepper... (nice crisp in the salmon).

c
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Went for our 24th Anniversary. The grounds are beautiful and the buildings are awesome. The food was kinda disappointing. Our salads were goodl. My husband’s meatloaf was great. I ordered the filet rare. It was medium well. Asked for another. Our server said the kitchen staff was changing shifts and wondered if it was cooked ok. Then why send it out? I ate the mashed potatoes (which needed salt) and the asparagus (which was really over salted and peppered) while I waited for my filet. When it finally showed up my husband was done eating and it was medium. Rare should be easy... cooked the least amount of time. Desert was good. Ordered the Glasbern coffee and it was too sweet to drink. So for around $250 it kinda fell short.

DL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Overpriced in my opinion but a nice rustic cozy place.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife here for Valentine’s Day and it was awesome. Great views and ambience made better by the fireplace. Hard to believe we’ve lived in this area 12 years and finally got around to trying this place out. A bit pricey, but I highly recommend for a casual albeit fine dining experience.

JT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

For the price point, we expect more meticulous and professional service and more unique and special food choices. The positive is the atmosphere. We have dined here in the past when everything was exceptional. Unfortunately, it is just not the same so the evening was a bit of a disappointment.

DO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! The Salmon I had was perfectly prepared. It was seared to a nice crispness on the outside but was moist, flaky and well-seasoned inside. My husbands chicken was also moist and tasty. Salads were wonderful. I had a beet and pear salad that was delicious. Desserts were marvelous too. The service was timely but not rushed.

DK
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jesse Hess is doing a fantastic job. The food was prepared perfectly and the portions were just right.

DF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

I travel 130 nights a year and use Open Table to find local restaurants and avoid chains. I was encouraged by the pics and description of a farm to table dining option. The menu seemed limited. I found out later there was a prie fix menu I was never offered. Although the room was less than 1/3 full I waited over 45 mins for a filet that was over cooked while the whole meal was barely warm. To add insult to injury they added 18% gratuity to the bill tho this was not stated on the menu or in the open table listing. I would have tipped my server any way. The problem was with management and a poorly run kitchen. Will not return!

P
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sunday through Thursday Glasbern features a $30 pris fixe menu which we sampled, and recommend.

NH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Sadly, dinner was overpriced and underwhelming. The only dish we truly enjoyed was the mushroom gnocchi for our $210 bill.

D
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I hadn’t been to Glasbern in about 20 years. My family used to go often for special occasion dinners, but somehow we got away from it. So, I decided to book a reservation for my husband’s and my wedding anniversary. The grounds were lovely, the ambiance just as romantic as I remembered, and the food was superb. Meesha was our waitress and could have been sweeter, or more attentive. We will most certainly be back.

TG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We went to the Glasbern Inn for an early dinner on Mother's Day. We had a pleasant meal during our first visit several years ago but this trip was a big disappointment. The restaurant has a very pleasant main dining room with a fireplace and a high timbered ceiling but despite what appeared to be available tables, we were seated in a secondary room off the rear of the main. Perhaps they had reservations for the tables that were unoccupied in the main room but there were still open tables out there as we were leaving so that point is questionable. And speaking of Mother's Day, we were completely surprised with a limited 4 course dinner menu at a fixed price of $75 per person, plus an extra $10 if you wanted prime rib as an entree. Overall, the food was "OK," but nobody in our party had their socks knocked off by anything. The kitchen would have been better off doing three courses of higher quality food at a lower price. Service average, ambiance nothing - the only view we had was out the window. With our extras for beef, beverages and an 18% restaurant added gratuity, our bill was $435! Now that knocked our socks off! Won't be going back; If I want to pay over $100 per person of dinner, I'll drive into Philadelphia.

OT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for celebrating an anniversary.. beautiful atmosphere!

VB
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Glasbern was a great place we have been to in a very long time. Amazoning food and great people.

F
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went there for our anniversary. We were seated at a table next to fire place. It was absolutely beautiful and the food was amazing.
Definitely recommend.

PB
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Such an awesome spot. Have to go back for brunch during the day.

OT
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

My husband and I booked dinner at Glasbern to celebrate with a dear friend. The ambience was wonderful and the dinner extraordinary as always. We had the roasted butternut bisque and each of us ordered a different entree: the duck, the salmon and the tenderloin, all were cooked to perfection. Although our waiter was personable, his level of service did not live up to what we have previously experienced. We ordered a bottle of wine to have with dinner and he brought it out while we were just sipping our cocktails.Next, he promised us bread and did not bring it until we reminded him. Finally, we had to ask for our water glasses to be refilled. When doing so he neglected to fill my glass so I had to ask again. All certainly little things, but these little things make a difference when dining at a such a fin establishment.

OT
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. How did I not know about this hidden gem. Fantastic. Great ambience. Great food, wine and service. Really pleased.

AS
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was perfect, the service was on point and the ambiance was romantic. We will definitely be back! Compliments to the chef!

P
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the Glasbern Inn. The food is always fresh and delicious. They have an excellent wine list. A great place for a date night.

AO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here several times. Never disappointed.

g
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall good experience, food was very good but very pricey. Server was very soft spoken.

P
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a Great! Excellent food and service..

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely incredible, service was beyond expectation and the food was melt in your mouth delicious. Would recommend to anyone and everyone.

MM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, service and surroundings.will definitely go back.

EM
Philadelphia
218 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have lived in the Lehigh Valley for over 20 years and always anted to try the Glasbern Inn. I was not disappointed. The ambiance was great as was the setting. From arrival to the end everyone was very friendly and welcoming. I asked for a warm table and was seated by the fireplace - very nice.

The service was perfect and so was the food. The portions are a bit on the smaller side but the flavor was great. We had the beet salad, meat loaf, and the Osso Bucco. All were very tasty and delicious.

Would recommend for a romantic dinner any time. Will return for sure.

Interested that the 18% tip was already included for a table of two - I may have given more - but no big deal. Just make sure you see that before you determine how to move forward.

H
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After hearing many positive reviews of the Inn from friends we decided to mark a birthday with dinner there. We live not that far from the location but it felt as though we were miles away. The property seemed beautiful but admittedly it was dark when we arrived. The dining room itself was wonderful, with at least a couple of smaller seating areas. We were closer to the fireplace and it was great for warmth and ambiance. We ordered rib eye steak and meatloaf and both were spectacular. The meat was perfectly cooked and the flavors were remarkable. The veggies, brussels sprouts and maple glazed carrots, were delicious as well. We are both fans of mashed potatoes and felt these were very tasty and the perfect consistency, smooth and rich. Desserts, hardly even a word for it. Carrot Cake with cream cheese icing and warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream both not overly sweet but totally delicious -- well worth the extra calories! Some friends had commented that it was expensive to eat there but we did not feel that way, thought the presentation, local ingredients, taste and quality more than justified the menu prices.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Overall it was a good experience but there were some “weird bits”. When we arrived our room wasn’t ready. So they offered us a complimentary drink at the bar. Before we could get to the bar, they came back and told us the room was now ready (literally 5 minutes or less) and we were to go with them. Over the next few hours I found things that made it apparent the room was rushed to be ready for us (used soap bar in the shower, missing 2nd robe, no waters in the fridge like they told us to expect, etc). I would have preferred if they had let us enjoy a free drink while they REALLY cleaned and prepped our room, rather than rushing to get us checked in. Also, our neighbors were very....noisy. That sort of thing can’t really be prevented I guess, but it was a bit comical. We have talked about coming back in the nicer weather to see the grounds at their best. I’m sure it’s beautiful.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Beautiful place. Barn was exceptional. Nice and warm with the fireplace on a below 0 night.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The experience overall was good. The presentation and taste of the food was very good and the ambience of the room was cozy and warm. The service could use some improvement however. As it was the night after Christmas Day there were not a lot of guests for dinner however the wait times between courses was surprisingly lengthy. While I appreciate we didn't feel rushed, the pace was a little slow for our liking. The staff were all very pleasant however.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. The space is beautiful, and the grounds are more beautiful still.

OT
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner to celebrate for my birthday. All food were so delicious and beautiful decorations.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our overall stay at the Glasbern Inn. Dinner was excellent and the members of the staff were very friendly and accommodating. We will most definitely visit again in the future.

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