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“Mostly good”
Review of Gardenville Hotel

Gardenville Hotel
Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Pipersville
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Ottsville, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Mostly good”
Reviewed 23 October 2012

I've eaten at the Gardenville a couple of times over the last couple of months and I'm reading these reviews afterwards. Let me try to put some perspective on the place and please note that I have only gone here for lunch.

This is an old time bar that is masquerading as a restaurant. It is not Le Bec Fin. If that is what you are looking for you will be disappointed. The G'ville is a known entity for the locals who enjoy the food and comraderie. If you sit in the bar area, be prepared to be sitting with local people. If you can't deal with that sort of environment, sit in the dining area. That should solve that problem for you. Regardless of where you sit, the service will be friendly and efficient.

Regarding the food, be prepared for a pleasent surprise. Everything on the menu is going to be good if not spectacularly good. I'll agree, some of the menu items are pricy, but, you get what you pay for. When you are paying $14 a pound for a Delmonico at the supermarket, you can't expect to pay $19.95 at a restaurant. If you're going to fret the price, order something less expensive. Regardless of what you order, once you taste the food, I doubt you will be disappointed.

  • Visited September 2012
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5 Thank emoe0
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English first
Wrightstown
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants in Bucks County”
Reviewed 27 September 2011

We have dined here many years and Jim, owner and chef is one of the best in the area.
Homemade soups, very good filet, and excellent dark green salads with dried fruit which gives added flavor. Very important, make sure you go to the left in the dining area, not the bar area, two different worlds! Very good service on Friday evenings, especially if Teri, Laura or one of the regular servers are on. Try some of their beers on tap, chilled mugs and excellent mixed drinks. You would never know from the outside, but the inside is charming and quaint in the dining area. One of Bucks County's best dining experiences.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Zeus002
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Hoodsterville!”
Reviewed 17 June 2011

We went on a whim because we knew it had been updated. WOW, it is full of bikers and young kids with gold chains and caps...I recognized kids from my kids elementary school...they are not of age. They would ask for sprite and the bartender would slip a vodka shot...it was weird, and nasty, and wrong. We looked at the menu, the Filet there is 24.95...the Filet at the Freight House in Dtown is $30.00, and trust me you won't get a better Fillet than at the Freight House. The big suprise was the cocktails, 2 Manhattans were a whopping $25.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This place is a dive and charging those prices? I would not go and will not go again!

  • Visited June 2011
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6 Thank mawelch
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Doylestown
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very Good Food Excellent Service”
Reviewed 10 July 2010

Jim the owner is a great cook and when he is on, the food is superb. The service is always top notch and check out their gardenville salad with dried fruit. Good soups, and very affordable drinks. A Recommend absolutely.

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3 Thank Santore
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Pipersville
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“More than the dining room has been renovated!”
Reviewed 8 February 2008

This wonderful old landmark has come a long way from the little shot & beer taproom with soup and sandwiches! The new owners (sons of the previous owners since the 50s) have done a magnificent job of renovating the lovely old dining-room, providing a charming atmosphere with hand painted venetian plaster walls and magnificent vaulted ceilings, and greatly benefited by the wonderful new kitchen. They offer a well developed and taste tempting menu, a big step forward from the old days!

This has become a local favorite venue for meeting & dining, weddings and other civic events since they have also added new restrooms and a large banquet and/or game room in the back, featuring frequent pool and table tennis tournaments, and live music the last Friday of the month and on other special occasions.

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6 Thank SuzanSkylark
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