The Little Hen

4.9
304 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 304 People Are Saying
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ReneeC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Will definitely return!!!! Wonderful food. Everything we had was top notch. Plus it is BYOB

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ArnavB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Skate wing was really good. The specials are good too. Dessert too is good even though it's not on their menu.

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TonyM
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small place, great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. This was the best meal weve had in years. Very intimate setting and the staff was so kind. My mom has a lot of food allergies and the chef was so accommodating. Coming back as soon as I’m in town again in a couple of weeks

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real quaint experience. Reminded me of a boutique restaurant in Brooklyn. Just wish I brought wine with me! This is byob place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exquisite.

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vipKelly
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food!

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MandiH
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great unique flavor combinations. This is our new favorite restaurant.

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JeffJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal. Food was A+

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vipBurndoc
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous as always!

MM
vipMarcyM
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and presentation were wonderful. Our server was engaging , attentive and fun. We can’t wait to go back.

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vipAndy
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. First time visit and will gladly return.

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FrancesD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of all of the restaurants I’ve ever been to and probably will ever go to, this is no doubt, the absolute best. The food was unreal. Every dish we ordered was a 10/10. We had the deviled eggs, escargot, frog legs, chicken liver mousse, quiche, duck, chocolate mousse, and raspberry topped cheesecake. The flavor was beyond any expectation. The service was also phenomenal. Our waiter was so nice and he was very attentive. We can’t wait to go back!

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vipVincentM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very attentive and helpful, the chef came over to ask us our preference on a dish, and then explained it how he would prepare it. It was very nice nice of him to take time do that. The food was excellent, we had several items with the highlights being; Mushroom Toast, Steak Moutard, Chicken Coq au Vin, and the Pomme Frites.

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WilliamG
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic French food that is outstanding. Great to have a unique restaurant like this in suburban South Jersey.

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JosephS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Our meals were superb. The mushroom toast melted in your mouth. The pumpkin soup was a change from the typical bisque to a hearty broth with pieces of duck, potatoes and carrots. The halibut with fennel and olives was cooked to perfection Even the roasted asparagus had a dijon aioli that made it special. Finally, the show stopper of a dessert was the 20 layers of crepe with a delicious custard between the layers.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and atmosphere were excellent. The value cannot be beat. We will be back and will happily recommend.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the food! My halibut was excellent, so nice to have traditional French food.

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vipJodyS
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. So nice to have a French restaurant in the area. If they consider heat lamps for the colder weather that would be amazing!

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cynthiam
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time to this restaurant. Friendly staff, noisy because we had outdoor dining on corner of busy streets. Food was tasty, nice presentation.

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Maurice
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great Food & great service! We had a reservation for an outside table and when rain was in the forecast the restaurant called us and move our table inside! I had the mushroom toast & the steak while the others had the salmon tart, we were all pleased. We will definitely come back!

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Patricia
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is certainly in competition among 4 or 5 South Jersey restaurants for the best. Most reviews mention that the only real problem is the air conditioning (off or on). The food, along with June BYOB, is a welcomed expansion in our area of traditional French cooking. The menu is small which may contribute to a higher quality. I had two specials when there, a country pate and cassoulet which was on the regular menu on the past. This type of pate is complex and it must be difficult to make. It's a very nice blend of assorted tastes. In the past I had cassoulet with a chicken leg. This was the traditional duck leg which makes it hearty tasting. Cassoulet is usually not considered haut cuisine but a more filling winter dish and these country specialties are particularly rare in our area and welcomed. The desserts were exceptional, particularly the chocolate pot de creme.

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vipTucker
Philadelphia
268 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The new menu for fall left us excited, but challenged — there are so many appealing new dishes that none in our party of 3 could make easy choices. Little Hen never disappoints!

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vipjillw
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dining experience! Perfect place to celebrate someone special.

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MikeVee
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time at the restaurant and my wife and I truly enjoyed our experience. We were welcomed warmly and were seated at our table. Our server informed us of the specials for the evening and after a few minutes we ordered. There was a special pate" as an appetizer which was very delicious and I ordered the mushroom toast which was very tasty. We each ordered the Chicken Provencal and it proved to be exceptional. This place is a real gem and I highly recommend it.

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GaryV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mushroom Toast started our outstanding experience! Loved every plate put in front of us!

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EldadD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent French cuisine.

Chicken pate was divined.
Amazing Crème Brûlée
Fantastic Escargot

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StephenG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Can’t wait to be back next year! Looking forward to their experience.

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AnnieM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Loved it! Chicken was amazing, texture and taste were fantastic. Skate wrong was really wonderful. Excellent cooking. Go, go ,gi

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vipBurndoc
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent.
Starters, appetizers, entree, and desserts were all delicious.
The servers are knowledgeable of the menu and can easily make recommendations.
I cannot wait to return !

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GourmandDoc
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Quality French cuisine. A bit pricey, but market priced. Service very good. 2nd visit.BYOB an asset

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NicholasD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible French cuisine without the typical cost

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AllenW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go there every month, and it's always great. Well-prepared food and high quality!

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vipcharlesk
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Food is excellent. the service is friendly and on time.

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vipdrc82
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service.

DI
vipDIANASJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Magnificent mushroom toast…the very best EVER!! Trout eggs over deviled eggs were outstanding. Great place for excellent French food!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, fantastic food. Can’t wait to go back!

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glennS
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

Good was fantastic! Service was good. Decor was old, tired, and not so clean. The atmosphere could be so much more because the location and space is great. It doesn’t have to be fancy but needs a good cleaning and updating.

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DCTWMT
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

OMG a restaurant that's not Italian! (But the Italian places around here are just fine) This is a little taste of France and it's terrific. Small. Make a reservation. But the menu is great, with three sections: Partager (to share), Hors D'Oeuvres, and Entrees. There could maybe be another entree (there are just 4), but they cover most people's tastes. The Steak Frites is very good, cooked to order with a nice mound of French fries. The Chicken Provencal met with approval as well. For starters we had the chicken liver mousse and the mushroom toast. Thumbs up for both. And we actually took home parts of all the courses. The (only) server was very accommodating. Take the best bottle of wine you can and enjoy. Not our first visit and not our last.

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IgorK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is unbelievably delicious. Dont let the the decor to deceive you. We ordered the duck and it was prepared to perfection. Side of carrots and roasted redishes were the good additions.

FAQs

The Little Hen is rated 4.9 stars by 304 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.