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“First time Last Time” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of House

House
Ranked #16 of 116 Restaurants in Media
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
West Chester, Pa
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99 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“First time Last Time”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

First time for my wife and I. Based on reviews we were looking forward to it, but we should have read some of the review here about inconsistency. Apparently, we were on the wrong side of the consistent part. We had lunch with our daughter and her fiance back from California. Very dissapointed with my soup, ginger/carrot (lack of taste) and my HALF sandwich was presented on a plate that was enormous for the size of the HALF sandwich. We all had to laugh at the way it looked so bare on the oversized plate. We all remarked how the filling in our sandwiches were barely visable let alone being able to taste what was inside. Shame, it had great potential but we weill not return.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Cranium
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  • English first
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English first
Media, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Discovery of fabulous place to eat lunch in Media”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

I live a 15-minute walk from downtown Media and never knew this restaurant existed till recently and I'm so glad I discovered it. I ate brunch with a friend and had fabulous breakfast wrap: egg, avocado, potatoes, and yummy sauce. The staff was very friendly, the place very neat and clean, food delicious and inexpensive. All in all it was one of the best breakfasts I've had in recent years.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Irvwr
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“So tasty soup...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013 via mobile

Have not been here since House expanded, and love the new atmosphere. Little terrariums on the tables, tables covered with foil wall paper, burlap curtains, so Eco friendly. I ordered the sweet potato lime soup as did my friend, and it was pretty perfect. She ordered the house salad, crumbled Gorgonzola, Apple, pecans very fresh veggies. Everything came quickly, and salad was really enough to share. Do hope House can keep up with its reputation and not become too hip to handle.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank ssher17
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Never got to try it”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

Sat. 10/19 decided to try House for lunch. In spite of numerous open clean tables, there was a 15 minute wait. So service would be good, the hostess said. I just figured they were short staffed, but we got on the wait list and I said I'd check back in 10. Without missing a breath, the hostess replied 'I said 15 minutes' I must have looked surprised so she continued that it was ok to check back in 10. Came back in 12 and her response was 'your table will be ready in 3 minutes, at 1:46' With empty set tables ready, we were still going to have to wait the full 15. A House rule? I told her to forget it and, in all fairness, she tried to apologize saying she didn't mean it that way. I was over House at that point and left, so I'll never know what she 'really' meant. Maybe they are a little full of themselves right now. Or having expansion pains. Whatever the case, it was rude and unprofessional. They will find their 15 minutes fleeting if they make people wait with multiple empty tables visible and then don't make them feel welcome if they do opt to wait.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank beamazz
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Media,PA
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Second visit for another yummy brunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

This is like many cute little places in Media for a wonderful meal. This is our second time having brunch here. My husband had the brisket and eggs and I had the pumpkin spice chia french toast and a side of their home fries. The french toast for me was a total change and I'm so glad I got it. It wasn't to sweet or spicy and it was a perfect breakfast for a fall day. The butterscotch cake was recommended by the owner and a home run for sure. We will be back for sure very soon.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SMushrush
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