Chow Bistro

4.6
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15 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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Casual

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*We do not take reservations for Lunch and Brunch, unless party of 5 people or more. Call 484 902 8495
*If there are no availabilities on Open Table, please call directly to the restaurant number. We always find you a table.
*For Valentine's Day, we're offering fixed price 3 course meal at 4:30 pm. 6:30 and8:30. Special menu is coming soon. Please follow us on Facebook page.

Welcome to Chow. Located in the historic downtown district of Collegeville, adjacent to Ursinus College, we invite you to join us for our fresh, delicious, new American menu offerings. Our seasonal menu is an eclectic, playful version of world cuisine. We offer great selection of dishes that are Gluten free and Dairy Free. Our philosophy is to provide our guests the finest quality ingredients, freshly prepared and expertly executed in a friendly casual atmosphere. We invite you to bring your own wine, beer, or champagne to pair with your meal. Open for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner We hope to see you soon!
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y
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Stuffed salmon with crab imperial special was delicious! My husband said his steak was good too. Burrata crostini special was definitely not worth it. Tasted good, but the portion was a bit skimpy for $10. It reminded me of something some restaurants would give for free instead of bread.

BYOB place, which is nice. Service was great and everyone was very friendly. There was some confusion with my order but the staff corrected it quickly.

We were both very cold the whole time. We were the first ones in when they opened for dinner, so perhaps it warms up with time.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, as always!

AP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Arrived on time for our Open Table reservation. They did not seem to be tracking our reservation but we were seated quickly. We brought a bottle of wine as it is a BYOB. We waited for awhile and finally had to ask someone to open it. We still had not been greeted or acknowledged by anyone. The person who seemed to be a busboy asked if he could take it to the kitchen to open it. Another person brought the bottle back but without the cork. We asked for the cork in case we did not finish it. They brought a cork from a different bottle which didn’t fit. And we found cork in our wine. So not too impressive with that. Finally a server took our order. The food was very good. We started with the pistachio encrusted Brie with cherry compote (I don’t remember if it was cherry but whatever it was was very good.) I had a hanger steak. My wife the red curry dish. My food was great. My wife enjoyed her dish as well. Never had anyone ask if we needed anything. Server finally came after we were done for a while to ask if we wanted dessert. We ordered two cappuccinos which were really diluted weak coffee. Disappointing. So overall the food is good but the service is weird - better described as strange. People were pleasant so I wouldn’t say service was bad but it can be done a lot better. Still, I would go again for the food. We ran into friends who said they had the scallops which were very good.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food. We were there late and some menu choices were unavailable. Very Loud

JB
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a small local charming spot this is your restaurant. I have visited many times and tried numerous menu options and am always blown away. It's fresh and delicious everytime. I have never had anything that wasn't absolutely wonderful. Love that it is byo. Super friendly service too.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place for dates or friends.

r
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our food was excellent and service was excellent in the beginning but service was a bit slower at the end because of restaurant being busy.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food at Chow is delicious and the menu and specials provide a good variety of cuisine. Good service. My only complaint is that a table of 7 or 8 ladies were seated next to my table of 2 and they were loud as hell as if they were in their own kitchen. Otherwise Chow is a great restaurant!

OT
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and i frequent Chow Bistro. We go at least once a month. The service is terrific and friendly. We've never had a bad taste of food. The chef is amazing. This restaurant should be a gold mine if its not. It is truly a wonderful place and the food is impeccable. Extremely impressed!!

Q
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and creative dishes! And the menu changes with seasonal specials. They are very careful with food allergies as well! We had great service- I always recommend to friends.

1
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food, service and ambiance was very good. We will definitely be back.

CD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very impressed with this Bistro. The food, service and atmosphere was very good. The only thing I would mention is the noise level was high, but the place is small and it was very crowded so you would have to expect that. I would definitely go back with friends!

Why do you not give points for this place?

Thank you.

D
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great little bistro. Limited menu but really good food.

Y
Philadelphia
202 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely BYO that serves great food by attentive servers. Gets loud the later you go so go early.