General Sutter Inn

4.4
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93 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Located in a historic building, the General Sutter Inn dining experience is a chic way to take in the local culture. Enjoy the formal dining area, the outdoor patio or the cocktail lounge. Each area serves the full menu of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients that can satisfy any tastes. From casual burgers and other pub fare, to delicious steaks, salmon or ribs, the General Sutter Inn makes everyone welcome.

The real star of General Sutter Inn restaurant is the wine menu. Developed by the general manager and revised by local wine professionals, the menu features not only wines but also a variety of whiskey, scotch and bourbon choices. You can also try one of the General Sutter Inn signature cocktails to finish off your evening.
What 93 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
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EM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Both my wife and I had the Steak Frittes. Salads and drinks were good. Service was good if not a little understaffed. The problem came with the delivery of our entree's. Both steaks were luke warm at best. My wife's fries (frittes) were hot and fresh. Mine were cold. At this level of restaurant and at this price point there should be no excuse for this poor execution of temperature discipline.

JS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was excellent and our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu as well as the adult drinks and made wonderful recommendations for both! I cannot wait to go back!!

DW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food. Cute place. Service was great and I would recommend it to friends and family.

TK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Warm and welcoming atmosphere, homey, with a fire going in the fireplace. Excellent food, fairly priced. I had chicken and leek pot pie--yummy! Everyone else in our party loved their meals (crab cake; chicken tikka marsala; bangers and mash). Service was excellent.

AL
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Great place and food, lovely historic features ! But 4/6 of our group wearing hearing aides made communication difficult and a bit stressful!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

A bit noisy. We requested a quiet table weeks ahead. Food just ok. Nothing stood out as outstanding.

CP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

The service was terrible! Our waitress walked past our table 6 times after we finished our entree and did not address us. She visited the tables on either side of us repeatedly. We wanted to have dessert but after waiting 25 minutes we asked her for the check. When we paid our bill, we had to flag her down to have our card returned to us, as it was not returned with the recipe to sign. We were very disappointed in the evening! My roast beef sandwich was very chewy (not great quality) and the fries were cold. No one ever checked on us once the food was delivered!

IC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We celebrated my Mother-in-law's 90th birthday with an excellent dinner at the General Sutter. Our table was perfect (just as requested) and the food was amazing!

Thank you!

FT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

My experience with this meal was excellent. The menu contained many great choices in my opinion and the food was all off high quality and prepared with care. The server did an excellent job answering my date’s questions about a couple of menu items and serving us. The only reason that I witheld one star is that when my date and I arrived for our early lunch reservation we were perhaps 5 minutes later than the time for which I’d made the reservation and the hostess noted me by name and that she was “about to call”. The restaurant was not full at any point that I dined and the attitude and tone were abit off-putting and frankly unnecessary. I’ll absolutely return, however as I greatly enjoyed all other aspects of the meal.

s
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful night... My wife and I were celebrating an anniversary and we decided to stop in. Wonderful food and service was great. Drinks were outstanding. We had several apps and split a burger. Chili was great. Prices are good we will be back again for sure.

M
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing service was simply wonderful. Quick seating

LA
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience3

We love coming to General Sutters! The food is always great! The wait staff goes above the expected to make sure your dining is experience is great.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Very slow and inconsistent service. Average food.

R
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

It’s ok. Unfortunately we went during the fire and ice festival and they used a limited menu. The server was great but the food was OK. The scotch eggs were fantastic but the chicken Tika misala was flavorless and the fries were covered in rock salt like a pretzel which made them unedible. The fries would have been great if not for all the salt. The venue is nice and has a large beer selection.

F
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. We were in town for the Fire and Ice Festival so it was very crowded but service was fast and friendly.

RH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Was looking forward to trying some of your English entrees but there was a limited menu on Saturday Feb 15th. All of the food was excellent but entrees took quite long to arrive. The noise level was quite annoying and found it difficult to talk at times. Could have a few more bathroom amenities since there was a line 50 people deep at the women's restroom. Will probably give it another try when there is not an event going on in town.

KS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had dinner during Fire and Ice Festival. Glad we had a reservation! Enjoyed our meal. Friendly staff, good food.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Valentine’s Day in conjunction with local Fire & Ice Festival made it a worse experience than it probably would’ve been otherwise. The last straw was having to wait in line to use the ladies room for over 10 minutes after freezing the entire time I ate dinner because the entrance doors created a horrific draft in the dining room every time they opened - which was quite frequent.

KW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a reservation, we were seated and met by the waitress promptly. Crazy busy due to Fire and Ice-Lots of Grace under pressure. Hubs had his fav,fish and chips with coleslaw .Its “ always the best”. I had salmon with a sweet potato ,pecan and cranberry hash and creamed leeks. It was wonderful. I asked for medium salmon, it was cooked past that but not overdone or dry.Irish coffee for dessert, all in all an wonderful evening. The lines for the ladies room!!! OMG .So I scooted down to the men’s and met Pearl. I’m sure I’ll see her again. Highly recommend General Sutter’s for any special occasion or date night. Relaxed an easy to converse.

PC
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Fire and ice festival 2020. Loads of people in town. Cold. Great dinner. First time there.

FR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Valentine’s Day lunch was great and really nice experience

CL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was very good. The majority of the people in my party had never been to the Sutter in the past--they were pleased!

DL
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food and service were great. My husband and I could hardly hear each other talk because it was so loud.

G
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Food was good, but sauce lacked a little flavor. Loud neighbor with poor acoustics. Wait staff extremely pleasant and efficient.

BT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My wife and I went to the General Sutter Inn for our anniversary dinner. We had eaten in their courtyard outside previously but never inside. We were very pleased with the entire experience.

LC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were seated at a high top in the cocktail lounge. Very cool vibe, which enjoy more than than the more formal dining room. Our apps included fried pickles a crispy cauliflower which were amazing. Bartenders are great ... real craft cocktails and well made.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. Our server was super sweet and was onto of our needs.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great. Service exceptional.

H
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The restaurant was clean and updated. We were back near the bar and at prime dinner time it was loud where we were. Food was reasonable and very good. Overall a nice evening.

AB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

They accepted a late seating but appeared to have almost closed down for night. Out of multiple menu items including bread. Food was generally good but temperature not alwAys right.

P
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice meal nice atmosphere

DT
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was our first time dining at the General Sutter and we enjoyed our experience very much. Service was friendly and efficient. The food including appetizers, entrees and desserts were consistently good. We will definitely visit the General Sutter again. Highly recommend.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A chance happening on a holiday Saturday afternoon

TS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I both had the crab cake sandwich which was fresh , delicious, and contained lump crabmeat. Atmosphere is very nice. Roaring fire in the main lobby entrance . We were much involved in our conversation and the waitress and she perfectly balanced giving us attention and leaving us alone . My Crown and 7s were nicely prepared by the bar staff. I’d highly recommend the General Sutter Inn

CJ
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the ambience at the Sutter Inn. We had great service and enjoyed the chicken and leek pie and shepherds pie. Food and service are always consistently good.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had the nachos and the Mac and cheese appetizers and they were fabulous!!! Loved the tomato soup too! Our server was amazing- love eating here.

BC
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Charming old Inn. Lovely atmosphere, The food was excellent. I would recommend the General Sutter Inn to anyone who wants a nice relaxing evening out.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent! Server was amazing and knowledgeable. Have been here many times and will definitely be back!

LC
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our meal at General Sutter Inn. The menu is extensive and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. Two had burgers and two had the fisherman's pie - very tasty! We also had a variety of appetizers and a wonderful pecan pie for dessert. The service was very good and no one made us feel rushed to leave. We hadn't seen these friends in years and were able to take as much time as we wanted to linger. Will be back!

S
Atlantic City
35 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the new room and the menu.

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