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Review of Blue Bell Inn

Blue Bell Inn
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Ranked #1 of 56 Restaurants in Blue Bell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Penilyn Blue Bell Pike
Description: In April 2013, after changing ownership, Blue Bell Inn closed its doors and underwent extensive renovation and redesign for over a year. In an effort to preserve historical significance, various aspects of the Inn were kept intact and enhanced through thoughtful restoration. An exposed rock wall from the original 18th century edifice was refurbished and is a focal point in the main dining room. Antique glass and old-fashioned bottles reclaimed during construction were repurposed into striking pieces of art throughout the restaurant. A more spacious floor plan was developed and quintessential indoor-outdoor spaces now encourage seasonal dining. New materials such as Italian porcelain tile, black marble and solid white oak were introduced to create a unique rustic-meets-modern ambiance. Today, Blue Bell Inn serves as a stunning architectural melange spanning three centuries.
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Stopped by for a quick bite on our way to a wedding and loved the food and atmosphere. Will stop there again.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Marianne A
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

Really enjoyed our visit here recently. Great menu and range of beers, relaxed atmosphere and amazing service. Great to have service with a (genuine) smile in this era.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank 1974traveller1974
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

On a lazy Friday afternoon we were hankering for a good piece of prime rib. After considering several options, mostly chain restaurants, we decided to go all-out and choose a "real" restaurant where we would likely find the best quality beef. We hadn't been to the Blue Bell Inn for several years so we decided to give their new concept a try. We called a couple of friends who were anxious to join us. They were already at one of the bars when we arrived slurping their luscious looking martinis. The bar was in a large, handsomely appointed open room. The bartender was attentive, witty, who poured a mean cocktail and a delightful Malbec. Nearing our reservation time we noticed that the band was setting up in the small entertainment area. Wanting to have conversation with our friends we requested to be seated in a quieter area. The hostess offered one of the upstairs rooms she said was quiet. Not wanting to be relegated to the old folks room we chose a small area off the bar area that was fully occupied but not especially noisy. The menu is not overwhelming yet includes several compelling offerings in addition to the roast beef. We began our meal with the wedge salad and a delightful tray of thoroughly chilled, briny oysters. Two ordered the sea bass special and two the prime rib. Each included a variety of fresh vegetables along with a basket of artisan breads. If we had to find fault with any part of our experience that evening it would be that the prime rib, thought flavorful and tender, was cooked more medium than the medium rare requested. Prices are commensurate with the food quality. The clientele here were predominately younger though a more mature couple were first on the dance floor! We look forward to find an excuse to return here.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Not what it was. New building is lovely. Food service is slow and incorrect. Can't recommend it at present. A real shame.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank besssie
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Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

We were there for the first time last week , and are going back this week. Fresh , delicious Dover sole , bronzino and other choices. Handsome decor and warm , friendly service. Plenty of parking.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jamesmG3408YZ
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