Sidney

4.8
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1071 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
If you treasure Fine Dining, Restaurant Sidney is fast becoming considered the most unique restaurant experience in the area. Featuring Modern American cuisine, an historic tavern, fresh seafood, top quality steaks, homemade desserts, outdoor seating and a full bar.
What 1071 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JaredS
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, service was good, will go back. Had a great first time experience and will return. It is on the pricy side but it can be expected for fine dinning. Expect dinner for 2 with no alcohol and dessert to be almost $100. On the other hand, food was amazing.

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BillR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, as always! Highly recommended for any special occasion. The patio’s lovely in good weather.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a place where you get the impression that every single thing served is not an afterthought but rather has received careful consideration. A rare combination of excellent food and service and outstanding and tasteful ambience. Always a satisfying experience.

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AmyC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sidney Tavern never disappoints. The food and atmosphere are always wonderful! Nicole took care of us and the service was great!

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BillW
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the Sidney. My wife and I like to find unique one-off non-chain restaurants. Took her there for her birthday. Everything was excellent. She got salmon I got short rib....chef knows how to do both fish and red meat well! Dessert and drinks were amazing...very good Manhattans. Great building great staff great location and easy to park. Very warm and inviting and charming. Will definitely return and have recommended to friends and family

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HappyLocal
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

While the restaurant was very nice and we enjoyed our experience the food was very different from what we expected. Maybe it was us but the food was just odd. Everything was served in a bowl and mashed together. The food was delicious but I prefer to eat my mashed potatoes without having to go thru my meat and way too much wilted spinach. My guy will eat pretty much anything and he was not impressed with how our meals were presented. The place was fairly full so this is just my opinion. If you like pretentious food then this is the place for you.

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Traveler
Atlantic City
24 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly reception at front door. Very happy to see all staff wearing face coverings. Ordered cocktails- recommend the Sidney Manhattan. Pennsylvania trout with mushrooms was delicious! Short rib also yummy. Will definitely return.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ate outdoors on the Terrace, good social distancing. Very pleasant. Only issue is that there is a lot of noise from PA 234--we had a 5 pm reservation. Eating later would avoid the rush hour noise. Food is fabulous.

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TonyB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Japanese peppers from their garden was a nice complement to my meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Our waitress was awesome and the food was great... I highly recommend.

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AnneL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a hidden gem and well worth the drive from Carlisle!!

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DavidM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Meal. The chef is a master at complimenting and contrasting flavors that work

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GeorgeK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu still is limited, or perhaps less adventurous is a better term, compared to pre-Covid. Still, it is the best restaurant in the area by far.

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JoeP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, quaint space with excellent food. Flavorful and creative. Good service Low noise. Higher end prices but worth it for a great dining experience.

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JoelM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unique tastes and excellent service. We will go back!

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Mimi
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always. The wait staff was very accommodating. Can’t wait to go back!

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RobR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. One of our favorite restaurants. Somewhat limited dinner menu, but anything we've eaten there has been outstanding.

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superior service, outstanding food! The gluten free options were phenomenal including appetizer, main dish, and dessert. We will definitely be dining at Sidney again! We had a wonderful experience!!!

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THERESA
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was wonderful. Highly recommend!!

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Mimi
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as always. Service was perfect. Couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate our 15th anniversary!

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JosephWC
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent...Really enjoy dining at Sydney whenever we get a chance to get there!!

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vipDebW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sidney is our favorite restaurant and we are lucky enough to live only 25 minutes away. Excellent food always, and presentation is lovely and imaginative. Also, Sidney has a really good wines and mixed drinks. Husband said his wine was the best he’s had in years. Their staff is friendly, welcoming, and very knowledgeable. We were seated outside and had a wonderful dinner there Friday evening 8/7/2020.

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gdfdlvr
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Second year celebrating our anniversary here. Everything was excellent. We were greeted with a lovely champagne toast. A nice little extra. The menu was limited but still had good choices. And our marinated steaks were delicious and done perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside by the fountain with our couple friends. The wine they ordered from Portugal was a blend and top notch.
Our food was delicious and RJ’s drinks were wonderful as usual!

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EugeneB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Interesting menu and excellent presentation. We go to Sidney often and it’s always memorable.

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FoodLover
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice evening and awesome food as normal when we been to Sydney’s every time we’re a little disappointed we could not eat outside as we had planned but it was due to possible thunderstorms and we understood

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RenaS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought friends to experience Sydney for the first time, and they LOVED it, just like us!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Service was good but all our food was brought almost at once. The waitress was upset with her staff. She took our meals back to kitchen. Only problem the food was a little chilled when brought back out.

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vipGerry
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent meal with impeccable service and great outdoor ambience.

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JanR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A lovely place I have gone to for many years.
They adjusted for the current pandemic very well.

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DebW
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dining experience at Sidney was top notch as usual! The meal was superb and the service excellent. The one four star was for the music being a bit too loud.

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viplpantalone
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique and delicious food - Excellent service! Quite exceptional.

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Frank
Miami
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. A diamond in the country. Food quality as good as the high end restaurants in big cities.

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PatM
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great meal great service even in the midst of covid19.

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JAKEM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience it's one of our favorite restaurants for me and my wife we celebrated our 20 year anniversary they're just this week they spoiled us with a glass of champagne the moment we sat down to start the evening from there we had amazing oysters for an appetizer an amazing beautiful meals that not only tasted amazing but they looked amazing if you haven't tried it you need to go to Sidney's

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vipCraig
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had friends visit us from Scranton area that we had met on Hilton Head Island, SC in January. We very much wanted to take them to one of our very favorite eatery. So, we took them to Sidney. They loved it? The Cod entree was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was original and prepared perfectly. Service was excellent. There’re are not any negatives with this place.

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Dzach175
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to be back at Sidney! We dined on oysters, salad with burrata, duck breast, braised short ribs and buttershots coffee for dessert! Everything was delicious, as usual. I highly recommend the cucumber-mint martini also - very refreshing!

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Happy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to be seated outside. Comfortable area with nice ambience, but traffic can be a bit loud at times. Glad to see you open for business.

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vipCraig
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 50th. Anniversary. We always turn to Sidney for special occasions as well as share good times with friends. We were seated outside on the patio, the weather was great. The servers and staff all wore protective mask, which gave you a sense of security with the coronavirus present in the state. My wife and I also wore mask as required. The service, staff, food, wine, and setting was perfect for this occasion. We are looking forward to our return trip with 2 close friends this coming week.

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Sidney is rated 4.8 stars by 1071 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.