The Barn At Allenberry

4.4
926 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Barn restaurant is nestled in a gorgeous, woodsy setting; serving nothing less than the finest quality ingredients artistically presented. We pride ourselves on providing excellent service and quality ingredients in a warm, cozy atmosphere. Come try our hand-crafted cocktails, local brews, and delicious cuisine! Don't forget to swing by the Breeches Café for some Little Amps Coffee and Chef Tim's cinnamon-sugar sticky buns. Grab a to-go beverage to enjoy as you take a stroll through our beautiful, untouched landscape. Sit by our tranquil flowing creek known for it's bounty of rainbow trout. If your looking for a quiet getaway with all the luxury amenities, try Allenberry resort. We hope you enjoy!
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SGardner1
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was prompt and professional. Staff super friendly and atmosphere was perfect for our occasion.

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gwest
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The chicken was over cooked. The service was excellent. The ambiance is very nice and open air. A bit pricy and entree options are somewhat limited.

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CarlK
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The table service was very good, but we had to wait a very long time for the food. The restroom had stalls out of toilet paper and trash cans were very full.

If we had stuck to sandwiches it would have been better on the food delivery time,- but it was a Father’s Day diner for my family.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings the stream behind the restaurant was beautiful, good variety of dishes. Will do a play and dinner next time.

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MichaelH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Disorganized and and low quality staff and food.

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JoyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We love this restaurant and we were so excited to celebrate our engagement there with close friends who had never been there. I specifically reserved a table INSIDE a week in advance hoping for a quieter, more intimate setting (especially because I’m recovering from major surgery on my spine and still cannot talk loudly due to the intubation). Instead, we were seated on the patio RIGHT BESIDE the live music. Like… directly in front of them. We couldn’t talk at all and had to scream to be heard. It took 30 minutes for our drinks to arrive, and the food was not at all up to the normal standard. We had a GREAT server, but she was trying to handle way too much - poor thing!
Overall, we still love The Barn, but we left on Friday feeling disappointed that we were not able to celebrate as we had planned and that we paid a lot of money for food that was not exceptional, and our friends did not have a great first experience.

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RebeccaH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere and service never disappoint!

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GregoryA
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a great environment. Worthy of a ‘do over’!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Trip away for dinner and show. Only problem was slow service from the kitchen.

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RichardD
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner last night. We both had the Specials. One had the chicken breast Caprese and the other the Duck Breast. Both were excellent. Flavorful, nicely accompanied by Chef's choice of accompaniments. We also enjoyed sharing their signature dessert - Allenberry sticky bun with vanilla ice cream. Yum!! Wine and Proseco went well with our meals and were very good.

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vipannmarieinpa
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with great service! Thank you!

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RachelS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view from the bottom deck was beautiful! No live music on the day I visited so it was pretty quiet, you could hear the other guests conversations. Food and service was fantastic!

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ColinB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful resort setting with excellent views from the restaurant. Easy parking. Friendly and efficient staff. The food was cooked to perfection.

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AnneB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoughtful and patient service for six of us coming from our dad’s private funeral Mass. Accommodated us in every way, from giving us a quiet table and being patient with our delayed arrival when we called ahead. Such a gracious setting, not to mention that the food was outstanding! We have dined at Allenberry over the years and continue to love the ambience and experience. Thank you for your sensitive treatment.

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Martin
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. We sat outside and relaxed with the rustic view. Lots of birds singing. Creative appetizers and mains.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We live nearby and have frequented The Barn at Allenberry since the resort changed ownership a few years ago and especially since it reopened recently. We love the ambience, especially from the deck overlooking the resort’s expansive property and the Yellow Breeches Creek. We’ve found the service to be very good. Many of the servers seem inexperienced, but upbeat and anxious to please. I ordered a bottle of wine from the menu and was brought something else - same varietal, different producer - and the server didn’t point this out. When I said something, the server seemed not to understand this was a potentially big deal. Rookie mistake which I can deal with, but this shouldn’t happen at a place like this. The food quality, preparation and presentation meet our expectations 90% of the time. We’ve sampled about 30% of the rather limited (but adequate) menu at this point, and we usually defer to the day’s special if it’s appealing. Prices are reasonable IMO, on the higher edge of the value proposition. Some menu rotation and a better wine list would be welcomed.

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vipJohn
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the great service from Sammy.
What a great experience. Food was so good
Will definitely come back

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vipNeverTravelEnough
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

reservations for outside seating, unfortunately 3 trains came by - quite noisy, menu is small, food was good, service was pleasant, not our best experience here but overall good

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We asked to be seated next to a window to enjoy the view. There were plenty of empty tables and she sat us next to a wall with no view unless we turned completely around. It was literally the only table without a view. Service was very slow. When our waitress arrived she said "Have you decided?". No introduction or welcome. No offer for drinks. She did not ask what type of dressing I wanted or how my fiance wanted his steak cooked. When the food finally came she did not ask if we wanted another drink so we had to ask. I ordered a red sangria. My glass only only 3/4 full and mostly ice. It was NOT a sangria. It tasted like a splash of something red and then filled with seltzer water. No apology from the waitress. She said" Oh. Ok." All four meals were terrible. Mine was barely edible. It's shame because the restaurant itself is very pretty. A wonderful venue. But the service and food was horrible. We will not be returning.

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JanL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and very good service and food! Good music on the patio when we were there.

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vipphilly4food
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waitress Jasmine was very good and the food & drinks were delicious.

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vipBonnieM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around!

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MelissaD
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the atmosphere was enjoyable. I will definitely be back!

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Mimi
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here today for our 1st time. We celebrated my father & mother in law’s retirement. The whole experience was fantastic. Food was delicious. We will def be back

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KimM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was good but portion sizes too small and very pricey

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vipRobertL
New Orleans
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The atmosphere of the restaurant is warm and inviting nestled along the Yellow Breeches! The service was excellent and my water glass was always filled! The bartender is extremely pleasant and makes a great drink. The food is tasty, but the menu limited! The best part was the dessert cinnamon bun with ice cream.

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BillAndThelma
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We know they have had service problems, and we did have some long waits. But they were training several new wait staff while we were there, and trying very hard to keep up. Nobody can hire help right now.
The chicken special was a little dry, but the vegetables and potatoes, and the crab cake, were excellent. We all three had the onion soup, and agreed it is first-rate, with lots of caramelized onions in a very rich broth, with thin fried onion rings on top. Most of all, we love the ambiance here. But this was our first visit at The Barn since the Covid. So good to be out!

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MASB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we arrived at Allenberry, they DID NOT have our reservation recorded through OpenTable. It was a busy evening. Allenberry accommodated us in a private room for our family dinner and it was quite lovely. I did have my OpenTable confirmation number, yet they did not.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience4

Good food and decent menu, however any change in the listed meal will be a charge. No condiments available as we were told they "believe the food speaks for itself". The Barn Burger was delicious, but having some BBQ sauce is requested shouldn't be too crazy. Brunch was okay... they had several large parties that just overwhelmed the kitchen and staff. Took 2 hours total after being seated. The bar service is great, and the brunch bartender saved us as he just took over and became our server as the wait staff never came to our table.

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KateH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This is a lovely location and there is a nice deck overlooking the grounds and the river. The food is nice but not fantastic and the service is very average.
This was not our first visit and, the same as last time, there was a very long wait for our food to arrive. The restaurant was busy but not full and there were not enough serving staff taking drinks orders, filling coffee or water. The Allenbury should hire more staff and change its reservation process so that arrivals are staggered, particularly if there are larger groups of 6 or 8. The current system is not working.
It is such a shame, this restaurant could be amazing but both times I have been here I have been left disappointed with the food and the overall experience.

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annmarieinpa
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent experience! Just some little timing issues with food delivery!❤️❤️❤️

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Dave
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall, a very nice experience. My only observation was the following. After taking the time to make a reservation well in advance, I was surprised to be seated in the bar area knowing that I was about to purchase a meal approaching $100 per person. If I had been informed the only tables available for two were bar-side tables, I may have made a different restaurant choice. The food was great though, but still a little disappointed given the reservation.

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JonS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, and Amanda was a phenomenal server!

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KevinM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

1 crab cake entree $30 just ok, had plenty filler, came with green beans. Most places serve 2 cakes for that price.
The steak $32, was on point, very tasty!
Sticky bun delicious. Beautiful venue.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

They just do not prepare fish well, the yellowtail last night was inedible. It was actually difficult to cut, I should have sent it back. The manager never visited the table, the server did not know her menu or share the specials.

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Katz
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service was pleasant and good. The food was great and the atmosphere relaxing and enjoyable.

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Cristin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food and service were very good. Wonderful view from the dining room. We’ll be back!

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SusieS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food wAs great. Lovely view. Sat outside. Live music going on that was loud down below.

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SteveB
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a table on the back patio. The Music, Food and atmosphere were all great!

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NBDragonFly
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of four. Everyone found the service excellent. Our waitress was attentive without being overly obtrusive. We dined early at 4:00pm so we did not have to wait and we were seated immediately. All four of us in our party ordered items not on the menu, but items that were specials of the day. The selections we chose were creative in their combinations of flavors and prepared to perfection. However, next time I'll request a little less hot chili oil drizzle in my soup.

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The Barn At Allenberry is rated 4.4 stars by 926 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 reservations at the moment.