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The Orchard Restaurant
American Restaurant$$$
Today 5–11PM
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503 Orchard Ave Kennett Square, PA 19348
503 Orchard AvenueUSPennsylvaniaKennett Square19348
$$$American Restaurant, Fine Dining Restaurant
American Restaurant
Fine Dining Restaurant
French Restaurant
Today 5–11PM
Saturday 5–11PMSunday ClosedMonday ClosedTuesday 6–10PMWednesday 6–10PMThursday 6–10PMFriday 6–11PM
The Orchard and its plush, softly lit dining room boasts contemporary clean lines, well placed antiques and plush fabrics that blend timeless elegance with one foot planted in old world luxury.
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New American cafe turning out elevated comfort fare & wine in polished, white-tablecloth surrounds.- Google
"Wonderful selections, impeccable service, defining little touches of class."
"Once our entrees arrived the food was average at best."
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Kate Davis
2 years ago
A three year and counting family tradition around the holidays, I was excited to go back to The Orchard again this year. Previously, the food and the service had been excellent, so I of course expected more of the same upon our return. I'm not sure what happened, but our experience was so awful, I felt like it was a completely different restaurant. Upon entering and being seated upstairs, proceeded to open our wine and offer us water. All fine although she wasn't exceptionally friendly. Bringing our menus, she was uneducated on the offerings, couldn't answer any of our questions or even pronounce some of the items. Upon asking her the portion sizes of one of the appetizers, she said there was enough there to make you full, but we certainly didn't want to "stuff our faces and ruin the rest of the meal", did we? She also proceeded to explain that this was fine dining, in case we weren't aware, and the portion sizes were therefore not huge. Ok, thanks lady. The room we were in filled up with two other tables, and I'm not sure if this frazzled her or if she just didn't care, because she proceeded to forget to fill our wine and water glasses (to the point that we and the other tables had to get up and fill them ourselves), she disappeared for 20-30 minutes at a time and was no where to be found. We started to hear the buzz in distaste with the rest of the disgruntled tables as well. When our appetizers and salads arrived 45 minutes later, she got the placement all wrong and practically flung them at us, rushing away. Our appetizer and salad plates then remained uncleared for another half hour until a bus boy came to remove them, and we waited... and waited.. and waited... for dinner. We got up to make sure our meal was indeed coming, and when we did find her she forgot what table we were sitting at (among only 3) and told us our first courses were on their way. We had to inform her we already had our first courses and had been waiting for close to an hour for our entrees. In that hour, we had drank all of our wine, so we had none left to even enjoy with our meal, and our water glasses had yet to be filled. Once our entrees arrived the food was average at best. All were lukewarm (surprising they weren't completely cold actually, with how long we had been waiting), and the duck was so chewy it was barely edible. After finishing our entrees, we decided we had enough waiting and actually went downstairs to ask for our check. The manager sensing that it was strange for a table to come downstairs for their bill asked if everything was alright. When we told her that no, it actually wasn't, she barely apologized and did not even try to make anything right. She told us since we didn't actually send anything back to the kitchen, it was probably good enough and our complaints with the service could be reflected in our tip. Then, she practically threw our "complimentary dessert cookies" at us and turned to walk away. No apologies, no trying to make anything right after a bad experience = no return customers. We were appalled. If a service provider tries to fix a bad experience and is genuinely sorry I am the first person to give them a second chance but no, not The Orchard. It's a shame because it had previously been one of the best dining experiences I have had.
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Jeffrey Salvitti
2 years ago
Some of the best fine dining in Chester County, but also extremely expensive. A great place for special occasions. Some of the best food I have ever eaten.
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Desiderata Placidly
3 years ago
Awesome prices and food! An old family favourite!
Lucas Saunders
4 years ago
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Lise Dews
2 years ago
We have lived in Cashiers over 18 years and this is one of our favorite restaurants. We own an inn here in town and love to refer our guests! The service and food are always consistent. A great choice if you are coming to Cashiers! With our new laws in place, they now serve alcohol and wine. Be sure to call and make a reservation!
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Phylis Feiner Johnson
9 years ago
everything about the orchard is impeccable...the ambience, the service...and the food. although the chef is spanish, the food is's ecclectic, original and divine.
A Google User
5 years ago
Wonderful selections, impeccable service, defining little touches of class. I excuse the pricing due to the lack of alcohol license. The food was great but not spectacular (thus the 4 stars). Would make a great date night for anyone. The dining room is very small and having any loud talkers in the room with you (as we did) can be a bit distracting.
A Google User
4 years ago