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Ancient Spirits & Grille, Philadelphia, PA

Ancient Spirits & Grille

4.3
4.3
335 reviews
$30 and under
Creative Western
Pioneering as the first herbal cocktail lounge in America, Ancient Spirit and Grille prides in bringing together a unique food and dining experience. ASG offers you a never-before lounge experience filled with opulence and wellness. Enjoy the purest and most fresh cocktails crafted from organic fruits with a twist of authentic spices to awaken your taste buds! Our exclusive personalized service will surely bring you back to us again and again!

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2 people

19:00


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Creative Western, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary European

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 478-8777

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    FIRST Floor- The bar & lounge area is ideal for 45 guests seated. SECOND floor- Ideal for 50 guests seated. THIRD Floor North Room- Ideal for 20 guests seated and the South Room is Ideal for 45 guests seated. BUYOUT for the entire restaurant is ideal for 160 guests.

  • Private party contact

    General Manager: (844) 404-1338

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Experiences

  • Date Night Experience

    US$175.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Engage in a pleasant evening right with your beloved at the new Romeo and Juliet table at Ancient Spirits & Grille. Celebrate togetherness with a picturesque view, and enjoy an evening of fine dining, making your date nights special than never before. Five Course Chef's Tasting Menu Two Cocktails and Two Mocktails

Offers

  • Happy Hour Offered at the First Floor Bar

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Tue - 17:00 - 19:00,Wed - Thu - 17:00 - 21:30,Fri - 17:00 - 19:00
    Treat yourself to an array of freshly crafted selective cocktails infused with the exquisite blend of organic fruits and herbs at reduced prices. All wines, draught beer on tap are half price and select classic cocktails are $8. -Wild Mushroom Naan-Spinach, Goat Cheese, Truffle Oil $7 -Crispy Cauliflower-Turmeric, Herb Aioli $5 -Vegetable Samosa- Coriander, Mint-Yogurt sauce $6 -Ancient Spirts Dips- Crispy Rice Chips $3 -Fried Calamari- Spicy Green Chili Currie Aioli $7 -Smoked Salmon Naan-Tomato Ginger Chutney, Fresh Herbs, Basil oil $9 -Sesame Paneer- Sweet-Sour Yogurt Sauce $6

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What 335 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Philadelphia

    Healthy

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, food, service and drinks! First time going, so glad we pick this restaurant! Looking forward to going back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and experience. hidden gem
  3. AB

    AndrewB

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience all around - service was attentive and personable, providing great recommendations. Food was amazing with portions large enough to satisfy without being "too much." Drinks were top notch and very unique, combining interesting flavors. Definitely recommended!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best overall experience in a long time! Highly recommended
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Everything else was wonderful. Spicy chicken and lobster bisque soup were the best things on the menu in my opinion.
  6. WG

    WilliamG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance was perfect and so were the drinks. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The food arrived in a timely manner and was delicious.
  7. LM

    LMOP

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jay is just the best server. The food is excellent and ridiculously fresh. The cocktails are next level. Don’t think about it, just book here.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food and service was delicious but the photos online making the ambience seem more intimate but it isn’t. It’s very bright inside and that kinda threw off the date night vibe. But overall the place is amazing for friends and family maybe.
  9. AD

    ArtsDining

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Seafood Bisque and Tandoori Flatbread were delicious. Our server, Joe , was very attentive .
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was amazing! Probably should have taken pics. Lol We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary and birthday and we had a wonderful time. Definitely will be back again and highly recommend!
  11. FC

    FrancesC

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    We were seated 20 minutes after our reservation time due to poor management of reservations. The food was over cooked and service was slow. We also had wrong items delivered to our table. Staff was poorly trained and the restaurant is understaffed.
  12. A

    Addy

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Had a good time during restaurant week! Good price for a 3 course meal there. Place was busy so service seemed slow.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Truly, one of the worst meals I have ever had. Drinks were tasty but took a long time to arrive. Food took even longer, and was terrible. Would not recommend.
  14. KP

    KatP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was absolutely incredible. One small issues, the air conditioner was pointing straight on to the table. Overall, can't wait to go again
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for restaurant week. Food was good. Tried one of their specialty cocktails and it was really good. Will be back
  16. CS

    CharlottesvilleSage

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great inventive cuisine and excellent service at a reasonable cost.
  17. A

    Alessandra

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I tried Ancient Spirits and Grille
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Menu was mediocre. Drink service was very slow.
  19. DH

    DawnH

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Had standard table available on OpenTable but was set at the bar. The service was very slow but that seems to be a common problem these days with staffing shortages. The food was really good! Did the restaurant week menu and it was delicious!!
  20. B

    Brii

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    It took 30 minutes to get our drinks (3). By the time that we got them we put another drink order in to hopefully get it in time with our entrée. 2 of us had received our food while the other person waited for 15 more minutes for her plate to arrive. It was extremely disappointing but our server was trying her best. She was great. She tried to go behind the bar to make our drinks bit the bartender started to argue with her.

    Ancient Spirits & GrilleResponded on 19 September 2022Thanks so much for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that our service didn’t live up to your standards or our standards. Last Saturday was busier than ever and we struggled to take care of every guest as we like to do. We’re working diligently to hire extra staff to help us deliver excellent service all times of the day. Please give us another chance to serve you.

  21. JG

    JulieG

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Can't review food as appetizers never came out after waiting for an hour. Again probably a work force issue and I understand that issue. I have it too but I get in there and take care of it or I do not schedule/ book so many people. Hope you get there in future keep trying.

    Ancient Spirits & GrilleResponded on 19 September 2022Thanks so much for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that our service didn’t live up to your standards or our standards. Last Saturday was busier than ever and we struggled to take care of every guest as we like to do. We’re working diligently to hire extra staff to help us deliver excellent service all times of the day. Please give us another chance to serve you.

  22. LM

    LMOP

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a unique and delicious menu! Everything tastes incredibly fresh, it was all so delicious. Especially fans of the duck and the chicken risotto, the cocktails were all delicious too. Can’t wait to go again!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Food was not what we ordered. Restaurant understaffed. Poor food quality for what we paid
  24. p

    paigew

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Drinks were strong (they were not stingy with the liquor) but high in price… the decor and waitress were out of this world… the lunch special was very portion controlled
  25. B

    Bbkk

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went for restaurant week. Food was high quality and well prepared. Atmosphere was quiet and nice. The bizarre thing was that they did not have many of the beers on their menu and the server read off a rather long list of menu food items they did not have.
  26. MB

    MyrnaB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience!! Wonderful bartender, delicious cocktails, tasty food!!!
  27. DP

    DanielleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great god and ambiance. The food was phenomenal. Would absolutely go again and recommend.
  28. y

    yummy

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Waitperson a plus, pleasant, knowledgeable, and accommodating. The food runners brought dishes to the table without the proper utensils to eat the food. Twice! Obvious that they were not sufficiently trained.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience! Food was great and light! Definitely recommend this spot
  30. s

    shanen

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious and incredible atmosphere! Would highly recommend!!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    bad experience, we waited too long for a bad aperitif, the waitress apologized saying they had a big party, it's not acceptable. terrible food, in small doses. I asked for chips or bread while waiting, they can't do it, when they do events. shameful. they are improvised, not at all kind. Never again!

    Ancient Spirits & GrilleResponded on 14 September 2022Thank you for your feedback, We continuously work to create good experiences for our guests, we are very sorry to hear that we missed the mark here. We’ve been busier than ever. We’re in the process of hiring extra staff to help us deliver excellent service all the time. We will use the feedback to make us better.

  32. RH

    ReginaldH

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Very nice servers. Definitely recommend.
  33. MS

    MichS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Ambiance was great. While the menu sounds very appealing and if high quality, the food itself was very disappointing.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Great ambiance, food was amazing but service was bad. Was not greeted for at least 15-20 minutes upon being seated. Maybe they were just overwhelmed, I’m sure it’s not always like that.
  35. KB

    KB13

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Tried it out for the first time
  36. H

    Hosoth

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is a little slow over restaurant week. But I feel for them with some of the customers. Food is great though. Like the place.
  37. R

    Rrrrsss

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    A group of us took our friend their for her 50th. Waiter was not happy. Mixed up our drinks and forget them as well. Food quality needs to be amped up some. Some food, such as lamb chops —- too salty.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience3
    The food was tasty, but the service left a lot to be desired. Bar tender was inattentive. Food was slow to come out. Portions were small. They forgot to make certain dishes snd wouldn’t work with us to make any amends. They wouldn’t split us the bill without any heads up about it before hand. There shouldn’t be a reason for bad service like this in a city with so many great other options. It’s a hard pass for me.

    Ancient Spirits & GrilleResponded on 11 September 2022We are sorry to hear you had a bad experience with our service yesterday. During a busy night we had a technical glitch with printing orders in the kitchen and we resolved it as quickly as possible. We will look into the split bill issue and make sure it won't happen in future, thank you for bringing it our attention. Please give us another chance to serve you.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    Waited over
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience5
    We waited for almost an hour and a half after ordering. Only one salad and one appatizer were brought. We had to leave. The servers were extremely polite and apologetic. They could not have been better.

    Ancient Spirits & GrilleResponded on 11 September 2022We are sorry to hear you had a bad experience with our service yesterday. During a busy night we had a technical glitch with printing orders in the kitchen and we resolved it as quickly as possible. Please give us another chance to serve you and meet your expectations.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Ancient Spirits & Grille does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ancient Spirits & Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 478-8777.

Ancient Spirits & Grille is rated 4.3 stars by 335 OpenTable diners.

Ancient Spirits & Grille does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ancient Spirits & Grille

1726 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5120

Additional information

  • Area

    Center City

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creative Western, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

  • Phone number

    (215) 478-8777

  • Private party facilities

    FIRST Floor- The bar & lounge area is ideal for 45 guests seated. SECOND floor- Ideal for 50 guests seated. THIRD Floor North Room- Ideal for 20 guests seated and the South Room is Ideal for 45 guests seated. BUYOUT for the entire restaurant is ideal for 160 guests.

  • Private party contact

    General Manager: (844) 404-1338

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