Support local restaurants: Chestnut Hill edition

Aug 11

Supporting our neighborhoods and local businesses has always been a priority to us. Located just outside of Center City Philadelphia near Valley Forge, Plymouth Meeting and Philadelphia’s Main Line, we especially have a strong connection to Chestnut Hill, Conshohocken, Lafayette Hill, and Roxborough.

Due to COVID-19 and the shutdown of local businesses and restaurants, we wanted to switch the direction of our blog and use our channels and platforms to highlight our beautiful area and support different restaurants and neighborhoods during these challenging times.

First up is Chestnut Hill’s rich and eclectic food and restaurant scene. Trying to cover expenses by offering take-out and delivery only over the last months, restaurateurs are now excited to host guests for outdoor dining again — all while following protocols for safety and state and city guidelines. That said, guests and residents of the Chestnut Hill area have plenty of fabulous options when it comes to outdoor dining and enjoying a delicious meal that was not cooked at home for a change.

A neighborhood staple, Iron Hill Brewery just recently re-opened for outdoor dining boasting their beloved pizza, sandwiches, tacos, ribs, and more. But let’s be real, we’re also beyond excited to beat the heat with sipping on one of their delicious craft beers and cocktails.

Jansen, known for its inventive farm-to-table cuisine with a French accent, can host up to 34 guests in its beautiful patio garden, offering Oysters Rockefeller, New Zealand lamb chops, Norwegian salmon, and weekly-changing family meals for two among the mix.

McNally’s, one of the oldest restaurants in Chestnut Hill, is offering its menu staples including burgers, sandwiches and roast beef but also summery Wednesday specials in collaboration with Paul Roller such as soft-shell crabs, lobster rolls, and more.

Fans of Mexican cuisine are invited to get their guac on at El Poquito and chase grilled shrimp, tacos and burritos with a shot of Tequila. Insider tip: the restaurant has margarita kits to-go.

Chestnut Hill Brewing Company, known for its extensive beer selection, is currently open Wednesday through Sunday. Guests are invited to sip on a cold beer and indulge in wood-fired Neapolitan pizza – a match made in heaven.

Nature-enthusiasts should start their morning with a walk in the Wissahickon park and reward themselves with brunch or dinner at the Valley Green Inn. The restaurant can seat 90 guests on the covered patio and an additional 60 guests under white tents.

Note: If you don’t feel comfortable eating out yet, or just want to enjoy a cooked meal in the comfort of your home (in front of the AC where it’s not 90+ degrees), you might want to consider supporting a restaurant’s take-out and delivery program. In addition to the above listed restaurants, Chestnut Hill is offering tempting take-out and delicious delivery options including CinCin Restaurant, Fiesta Pizza, King’s Garden, Mica, Tavern on the Hill, and more.