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Diners' Choice: Contemporary American restaurants in Philadelphia County

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Contemporary American cuisine in Philadelphia County? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of The House of William & Merry restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2221)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Hockessin
About the restaurant
The House of William and Merry serves contemporary American cuisine prepared from the freshest seasonal ingredients procured from local farms, providing casual fine dining at a reasonable price. Chef-owned by the husband and wife team, Merry Catanuto and William Hoffman, who live on the property, the restaurant is a remodeled farmhouse on the edge of central Hockessin. Dine in a comfortable home atmosphere in one of the two dining rooms, the porch, or the bar. When you arrive, you can see right into the all new, modern kitchen. Full bar service is available including wines by the glass, microbrews on tap, and specialty drinks. Or, take a walk around back to see the herb and vegetable gardens.

Tuesday through Saturday we serve lunch and dinner. On Sunday, we serve brunch followed by a prix fix supper in the evening.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 7, 2024
Really enjoyed our evening dinner at W&M. It was or 49th wedding anniversary. Our dinner was beyond excellent. The atmosphere was casual and very relaxing. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. I would recommend W&M to all for a fine dining experience.
A photo of Pumpkin BYOB restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2526)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Rittenhouse Square
About the restaurant
Pumpkin serves local and sustainable food in their intimate inside dining room or in their outdoor covered & heated Streetery. For over 19 years Pumpkin has brought honest new-American food to the table with their daily-changing 3 course $55 menu that showcases the best from our regions farmers and fisherman.

Pickup orders are available Sunday-Thursday

We look forward to your visit!
Ian & Hillary
Top review
LynnS
Dined 7 days ago
I've been to Pumpkin several times. They consistently deliver one of the most delicious meals in Philly. There food is eclectic and the presentation is exquisite. That the food is farm-to-table and locally sourced is a plus! I'd highly recommend the whole experience!
A photo of The Circular at The Hotel Hershey restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4068)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Hershey
About the restaurant
Our flagship restaurant features the fresh, new flavors of an iconic American dining experience, reimagined. The menu and ambiance provide a versatility of dining experiences, from small plates and drinks at the bar with friends to an intimate meal for two overlooking the beautiful formal gardens. Make your time in Chocolate Town® U.S.A. even more memorable with a visit to The Circular® restaurant.
Top review
RonC
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
The food and atmosphere was wonderful. Also the detail to service was top notch.
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4.8
4.8 (794)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
State College
About the restaurant
Located in the heart of downtown State College, our newly restored space offers an honest, no-fuss menu featuring modern American cooking. The bar program features classics-inspired craft cocktails and a thoughtfully curated biodynamic wine list including plentiful wines by the glass.

Located on the second floor of Hotel State College, an iconic corner of hospitality in the community, the Grill has offered the community and alumni one of the grandest views of town and Penn State through floor-to-ceiling windows for more than 40 years. Thoughtfully restored and reimagined by new owners, Chef Karen Nicolas and the team set out to re-establish the Allen Street Grill as the epicenter of the downtown dining scene with a focus on local, quality ingredients and great hospitality.
Top review
CynthiaLvip
Dined 2 days ago
A great bartender and drinks. The halibut entree was terrific. A nice ambience right on College Ave.
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4.8
4.8 (12)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
State College
About the restaurant
The Tavern Restaurant has proudly served downtown State College, Pennsylvania since 1948.
A newly renovated historic institution, The Tavern specializes in contemporary classic American cuisine in the ambiance of a colonial tavern. Join us for elevated comfort food, timeless cocktails and first class service.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Wonderful location, service was great. The ravioli though was not good. The mushrooms tasted like an entire salt shaker was spilled on them. My wife couldn’t even finish it. I had one bite and it stayed with me for the rest of my meal. I had paella that was quite good.
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4.7
4.7 (726)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Newark
About the restaurant
Come join us at Deerfield Golf Club for a truly one of a kind experience you and your guests are sure to not forget! Whether it be the delicious food prepared by our Executive Chef Mike Josephick, the Deerfield famous Hospitality we set the gold standard to, or the classic ambience of our property that will be sure to transport you back in time; Deerfield has it all! Open Table is used for our Holiday events, which include: the Easter Buffet, Mother's Day Buffet, Father's Day Brunch, Thanksgiving Buffet, and Brunches With Santa.

We feature two dinning spaces for the holiday buffets; The Main Ballroom & the Sussex Atrium. The Ballroom is where most guests will be seated and where the buffet will be. The Sussex Atrium is perfect for larger parties who want a more private experience (Guests will have to carry plates from ballroom to Sussex if seated in).


Failure to show up to your reservation will result in a charge to the card on file.
Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Amex are accepted.
Top review
KirkM
Dined on May 12, 2024
Deerfield provides a fantastic holiday Sunday Brunch Buffet with awesome food stations in a beautiful dining room. Great service provided by an excellent staff. Highly recommended for an enjoyable Sunday meal.
A photo of Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1630)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
New Hope / Lambertville
About the restaurant
Welcome to the Inn at Barley Sheaf Farm! We look forward to having you dine with us!



Top review
Schillvip
Dined 2 days ago
In the past I have given this restaurant, one of the best in the nearby area, 5/5 stars. This time I am giving it 4/5 stars because I don’t quite like the new menu. However, there are other people who like the same menu.
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4.7
4.7 (4485)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Blue Bell
About the restaurant
The redesigned rustic-meets-modern ambiance compliments the Contemporary American menu which features premium cuts of meat, ocean-fresh seafood and signature raw bar. Seasonal outdoor dining on the flagstone patio is available upon request.
In 2013, Blue Bell Inn underwent extensive renovations for over a year. Various historical aspects were enhanced through thoughtful restoration and new materials such as solid white oak and porcelain tile floors were introduced to create a stunning architectural mélange spanning three centuries.
Top review
Beetle413vip
Dined 3 days ago
My friend and I requested a quiet table so we could have a LONG lunch where we could talk and get to know one another as wise women do. Our lunch was delicious, our server considerate and efficient. It was a perfectly lovely afternoon. New friendship forged.
A photo of Sidney restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1342)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
East Berlin
About the restaurant
If you treasure Fine Dining, Restaurant Sidney is fast becoming considered the most unique restaurant experience in the area. Featuring Modern American cuisine, an historic tavern, fresh seafood, top quality steaks, homemade desserts, outdoor seating and a full bar.
Top review
StephanieS
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
This is our go to restaurant when we want to celebrate. Last night was our anniversary. We love the food, staff and the ambiance. Feels like home.
A photo of The Washington House - Pennsylvania restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4002)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Sellersville
About the restaurant
The Washington House Restaurant is open for indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) dining plus made to order takeout! Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner, a casual drink in our historic bar, fresh air while dining on our patio or a light snack before a show next door at Sellersville Theater, you will be pleased with our eclectic menu and our warm hospitality. Our guests especially enjoy the carefully chosen wine and beer lists and year round calendar of events including beer and wine tastings, specialty food nights and holiday menus.
Top review
KarenM
Dined 5 days ago
My husband had the short ribs with baby potatoes, carrots, shishito peppers, braising jus & tomato jam. I had the crab & shrimp cakes with French fries, fennel & parsley salad, & roasted garlic tartar sauce. We both had the golden beets salad with Chevre fritters, greens, avocado mousse & hazelnut, creamy herb dressing. We both enjoyed our dinners; however, I would have preferred baby potatoes rather than French fries and I didn’t eat fennel & parsley salad since I already had the tasty golden beets salad. Our server was wonderful and attentive. The room was quiet even with guests at 4 other tables, 2 of which had larger parties.
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