Gatehouse at the Navy Yard

4.6
674 reviews
$30 and under
American
Situated at the entrance gate to Philadelphia's historic Navy Yard, an old gatehouse houses this lively yet laidback eatery featuring a large outdoor patio and beer garden. Boasting happy hour specials and shareable plates, lunch specials and a full dinner menu, Gatehouse is the ideal spot to enjoy a few light bites and beverages or sit down to a flavorful meal. It's proximity to event and sporting venues also makes it the perfect stop before a concert or game.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 674 People Are Saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TheyCallHimHollywood
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gatehouse (formerly Bar Amis) has a charming outdoor section with parking! You'll recognize much of the staff from pre-Covid days, but the vibe of the food is more casual and playful. They put up 3 TVs outside and have two sections. Good menu to try a variety of dishes and share. Good wine & beer list as well.

With a lovely breeze coming off the Delaware, stately ships in the background, and isolated from the noise of I95 or Broad Street ... this is an excellent place to chill out for a while if you're leaving work, in the neighborhood, or headed to a game. It's got a suburban feel to it since The Navy Yard is so well manicured.

And they finally opened on Saturdays too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, TVs , DJ , outside seating. Weather was perfect.

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MothersDayDiner
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place for drinks, food and music. Friday nights outside are great...a dj, drink specials and good food make for a great early evening. Service was excellent too!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Chris was wonderful and attentive!

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GGmom
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly enjoyed dining there. The food was delicious and fresh. I had the calamari and cajun grilled shrimp. The drinks were on point. I really enjoyed dining alfresco especially because of the pandemic we are still currently in.

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Lovie
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a great time!! Food was yummy and drinks were ahmazing!! 😍

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Tina
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and everyone was very pleasant. We enjoyed the burgers, old bay fries, and tacos. The pina colada was amazing!

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RosemaryC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a casual meal after work this restaurant was unexpectedly great. We hadn’t been there since before this last name change and had been wanting to check it out. Our table ordered the burger, kielbasa with fresh cabbage slaw on rye, fries, crab artichoke bucatini, wings and spinach salad. We enjoyed everything! Really good tap beer selection as well. Special nod the the kielbasa sandwich which I could eat every night, as well as some of the best fries. So happy to see that our favorite server, Chris, remained - he’s the best! Thank you and here’s hoping the GateHouse does well and doesn’t change again. They’ve got a hit this time!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amaaaazing drinks and the friendliest staff! Even ordering off the online menu out in the beer garden you still feel so well taken care of :) fun bar bites and great vibes

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vipLauren
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The drinks are awesome. Our server was VERY attentive. We really liked the gluten free options.

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Suds
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, awesome service and delicious food with varied menu. Convenient location with lots of parking. Great happy hour specials. Just perfect all around.

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vipSue1983
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really liked here. Big space so doubtful that we would ever have an issue getting seated. Gia was our server and was very nice. My Mainer husband loved the Maine beers they featured and I had the bourbon smash which was very good. Grilled avocado, strawberry burrata salad, Brussels sprouts, chicken and waffles and BLT were all delicious. Will definitely be back, hope they start opening soon for brunch!

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vipterryC
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wait service, great food and drinks are on point! ♥️

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Food here has potential but missed the mark slightly! It was pretty good overall and service was decent! Would probably return one day before a Phillies game or something. Outdoor space is super cute

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our waiter Chris very friendly and attentive, for drinks we had the frozé (which was strongest of the two) and sweet tea mojito. both were yummy. We had the pretzel bites , wings , Brussels and chicken and waffles along with Chocolate mousse cake for dessert all were delicious and reasonably priced. I definitely will be returning .

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LauraK
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice surprise in South Philly. Easy parking. Navy Yard looked very interesting. Will return at some point for a walk.

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vipJoeM
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and nice atmosphere, enjoyed the monday half price burger special. Definitely would go back.

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JillH
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, and super friendly staff. Outdoor dining space is great!

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Mike
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overpriced ! Pizza was ok but the street corn nachos had about 10 kernels of corn and was more like chips with a tiny bit of cheese and a couple pieces of jalapeño
The waffles and chicken were dry ! Drinks were overpriced . Only thing it has going for it is the location! Probably will not be back

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vipJean
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had lovely dinner outside with friends. Food was good and service was excellent. We will be back.

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EricaP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The outdoor seating and vibe were great, but the food left a lot to be desired. The tacos were hardly filled with anything, the grilled avocado was super salty, too.

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GoPhillies
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Absolutely lovely place to spend a beautiful summer evening. Yummy food, great music, immaculate vibes.

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AngelaP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor atmosphere. The menu was good. Chicken and waffles were so good. Good drinks. Our server Chris was awesome and checked on us to make sure we had everything we needed.

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vipScience
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot for weekday work lunch. Great food, good service and ambience. Would definitely recommend.

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vipheidiss
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

on a beautiful evening, this was a great place for dinning outside.

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Mari
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! 10 out of 10!
All great, thank you, guys.

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vipSamuelS
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service exceeded our expectations. Very enjoyable, to be sure as we sat outside.

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vipdml808
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

very good atmosphere and a good place to enjoy with friends/colleagues.

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SueC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We were there for Lunch. Four of us ordered salads with proteins added. Had the Baby Spinach with Beets and pistachios. It was good but wish the beets were not diced....sliced would have made the salad easier to eat but, more importantly, more flavorful. The Shrimp were delicious. No bread or crackers were offered nor were there options to order other than starters. Good thing they had nice snack offerings at the Flower Show!

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GrantP
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

My wife and I ordered burgers medium and after 50 minutes they arrived, both were well done with fries that we barely done let alone crispy and just smothered in Old Bay as to be almost uneatable. The restaurant was only half full at the time we were there, June 7 about 7pm. Our server was very attentive and did get our diners comped.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff!

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vipScottH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So happy it's back open with a new name and new chill vibe! Love the QR code ordering system at the beer garden and seeing familiar faces once again. Here's to many more happy hours and dinners!

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vipterryC
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and the service!
Bartender makes the best martini ever!😂

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HungryApe
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great atmosphere. I liked it when it was Bar Amis, and I like it now even more. Beer menu has enough options without being over the top, and everything we tried on the food menu was fantastic. The mahi tacos were a hit with the kids, as was the pizza and pretzel bites (no surprise there). The waffles and fried chicken were a great combo, and the crab fritters disappeared as soon as they hit the table. Great spot to bring kids, with the huge open field and lots of games to play.

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Kenf
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Wonderful outdoor patio, but the after work crowd was very noisy. Glad to see so many people enjoying a restaurant dinner, but conversation was difficult. Good beer.

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Darielle
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my team to visit Gatehouse for the first time and we had a great lunch outside. The menu has evolved into a great mix of shareables or mains. We will be back soon!

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Bigfan
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! So glad they are able to be open! Fantastic service! Great new menu!

Gatehouse at the Navy Yard
Responded on 25 May 2021

Thank you for coming in yesterday! We are so happy to be open again! - Gatehouse Team

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vipSilpugs
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Got something different tonight. Got the roast pork, Chicken salad, and fries. Drinks are great, Sandwiches were ok. Service was outstanding!! I love it here, just does not fit my budget to go more often.

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vipKenny
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining. Beautiful setting in Navy Yard office park. Delicious food.

FAQs

Gatehouse at the Navy Yard offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 282-3184.

Gatehouse at the Navy Yard is rated 4.6 stars by 674 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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