The Little Hen

4.7
254 reviews
$31 to $50
French
The Little Hen, a French-inspired BYOB dining experience, where the food is simple, uncomplicated and down-to-earth. Our no frills 18-seat dining room and open concept restaurant offers a rare opportunity to experience the theatrics of a small kitchen.

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
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 254 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.2
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MattT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday. Great place.

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Cheryl
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Little Hen is a small, casual and you can relax and enjoy a delicious French meal. The servers are friendly and accomodating. The chef was very willing to customize my meal because of dietary restrictions which you don't find too often.

My only issue is at the moment, their ventillation is not working right. When the front door was closed, my eyes were burning and tearing so much from the grill that was ready to pack up my food and leave. Since it was my birthday, I didn't really want to do that. I felt somewhat better once we asked the waitress to open the front door. The Little Hen has become the place I go to on every birthday, my anniversary, even my husband's birthday.

Because of Covid, they have to wait to have it fixed. Bad timing. I've been to The Little Hen several times and this was never a problem. Once they get the ventillation fixed, it will be a perfect little French restaurant again.

The duck breast I had was very good. The food is always very good. I wanted to have one of everything!!! Go, for a lovely meal out.

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vipNorweigan17
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This was our second visit to The Little Hen and unfortunately it was not as great as the first. My husbands dinner was fine. He had the chicken. I had the duck since it's a French restaurant, and it was terribly tough with little taste. I actually didn't feel so good during the night afterward.
On a wonderful note, we shared the beef tartare appetizer and it was delicious!
It's questionable whether we will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally the best dinner I’ve had out. I’ve never been happier to buy a meal. The mushroom toast was the brightest star but the frog legs, skate, and steak frites were not far behind. Everything was delicious and we felt so at home and comfortable with the staff. Don’t forget your wine/beer and prepare for a special meal.

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RickS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Josh was an awesome server. Food was excellent. Lovely place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had one of the best meals last night at Little Hen! The sliced beef tenderloin appetizer was amazing!! Everything from the apps to dessert was top notch. Service was friendly and attentive. Definitely recommend!!

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RobD
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always delicious and enjoyable, a really wonderful spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and every dish outstanding !

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judester
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It is increasingly difficult to find real French food these days and Chef Alan delivers the goods every time! Creative, delicious and reasonable...simply marvelous!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining in Haddonfield.

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HK4dining
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were good as expected. However it was a bit too warm and the kitchen vent was not strong enough so the air was permeated with cooking smells.

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AllenW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we had since the pandemic started. Classic French food; perfectly well-prepared. We're heading back there as soon as the weather cools off a bit!

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StaceyO
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Absolutely loved the food!!! Yet, it was very warm. It was a hot day, in the 90’s, but that should not mean your diners suffer with the heat. Would not visit in the summer again.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service & food were great! Steak frites and shrimp Louis are a must!

MJ
MarianaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Was so lookingforward to this.
Made a detour to get there and booked a hotel. The service was great but unfortunately the exhaust in the place is so bad, it was hard to breathe and my eyes kept tearing. Had to step out a couple times to be able to finish dinner. The appetizer were great and very promising, even something as simple as radishes sautéed in butter and sel gris. The steak and the skate were both overcooked though. The town is adorable though so had a nice walk afterwards.

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vipTucker
Philadelphia
265 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our dinner was excellent in all respects. This is classic French bistro fare, perfectly executed. One of the best aspects of Little Hen is that you can order any selection on the menu and know that your taste-buds will be rewarded. The service is flawless as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are not enough words to describe how absolutely fantastic the service and meal was. I highly recommend the skate wings. Truly a culinary masterpiece. I was incredibly fortunate to talk to the chef after.

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foodieR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service and the food were outstanding.
One of the best meals I've had in a number of months.

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vipJaLin
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Menu contained items that you don't usually find and all were beautufilly prepared and delicious. We will definitely return! The only reason that 4 stars were given is the ambiance is seriously lacking and doesn't match their exquisite menu. However, the food trumps all and we will be returning!

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vipmarty
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Visited this past Saturday and was not prepared for the excessive smoke and lack of decent air condition which took away from a pretty good meal. Service was very good as were all the selected dishes. Mushroom toast and the escargot were excellent. Skate wing was over salty but decent. All in all a good value but needs ventilation work

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vipNicoleB
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Out without the kids and it was great! Food, service - fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! The menu, chef and service are first class.

JM
JohnM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Simple menu but very well done

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GeralynR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Excellent service with order taken and delivered quickly. BYOB. Menu is slim but after having escargot and pate we were able to take both dinners home.
The ambience is non existent. I'd recommend at least a poster of the Eiffel Tower since it is a French restaurant.
The ventilation system is poor and possibly not code. You are on top of the kitchen and smoke filled the small room.

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LizaK
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was wonderful. A little smoky with the open kitchen but part of the atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

I went to this restaurant based on the fact that it was in the “top 10” on open table, and based on reviews, had high expectations. I would not recommend eating inside. Absolutely no hint of decor or ambiance was on the mind of this restaurant owner. Exhaust in the open kitchen is insufficient, and my clothes smelled like “cooking” when I left. Felt like I was in a back store room . Service was wonderful and the poor woman was by herself, but she handled it beautifully, always pleasant and professional. Courses prior to entree were very good, duck and skate were deliciously prepared, but VERY salty…both entrees, and we couldn’t eat it all. Seemed as though a finishing salt was added after plated, and used in cooking process as well. Don’t mind paying the price for good food, but a pleasant surrounding in which to eat it is part of the experience. No place for a special date

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was exceptional Our server was delightful

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DawnR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly delicious food, perfect service. A gem!

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viprich
Philadelphia
91 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to be back to Little Hen. Dined with old friends Entree’s we’re wonderful

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CharlesG
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal at The Little Hen. The food was excellent and the service was great!

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vipWinterWarmer
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely impromptu Wednesday night with my hubby. Everything was wonderful. The waitress made great recommendations. Can’t wait to return.

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vipJunquer
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a superior experience with regard to both food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Amazing food. Very smoky from open kitchen.

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LindaW
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to have an authentic French restaurant in south Jersey!

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Maeve
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, beautiful space, great music, and excellent service. My highest recommendation

RC
vipRyanC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you’re looking for the Parisian experience, and we have to be thankful to the outdoor dining scenario we see in Jersey because of this, a meal at the little hand is exactly right. From the service being both gracious and engaged, to the food being traditional French fair and prepared perfectly, there is no gap in what they proposed to be and what they are. The only thing I can say is if you’re not used to dining outdoors on the sidewalk, then you’ve not truly understood what Paris is. This is a great experience!

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vipsailinginger
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is unique and delicious. Service is impeccable. We try to frequent this restaurant at least twice a month. There are very generous portions. They have a cheese platter to share like none you’ve ever had. I love the skate wing and my husband goes for the steak. Appetizers are great and desserts are a nice way to cap off your meal. Unfortunately I never have room but sometimes we order one for the table.

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ErnestD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only thing that was better than the food, which was excellent, was the service. First time there and will certainly return. If mussels are on the menu, get them. And the cheese plate is an excellent way to start the meal.

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vipjillw
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friendly place for delicious outdoor dining especially at sunset.

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vipphillyjersey78
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and special! So glad this gem is in Haddonfield. Can’t wait to return.

FAQs

The Little Hen is rated 4.7 stars by 254 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.