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Cresheim Valley Grain Exchange
Posted by ClassyCook on 05/08/2015
Jess and her staff welcome you as if you are family but its better because you don't have to cook or clean up. I read some of the reviews and I think they are quite harsh. The quality of the food is good and the drink list is superb. I think if Craig Leban ( a well-known food critic) gives the restaurant 2 bells - then the service, food and experience is pretty good. I've pretty much have ordered every not vegan/vegetarian food item. I have to say everything was well executed. I highly recommend the brussel sprouts, fried chicken and deviled eggs, and chocolate cake. The bartenders all have a great vibe and they will whip you up anything you ask for or if you don't know what you want, they will make something up for you!! I think the only thing that they may want to consider adding a few more traditional apps to the list. Thank you!
Posted by Mt Airy ite on 03/20/2015
I've been here at least five times. Everything I've had was delicious with complex flavors. Even the burgers! Recommend the Mac n cheese app, beet salad and the grilled root veg app.
Posted by Pete on 01/02/2015
I brought my family here excited about the menu. That didn't last. We were given a cramped table and ordered drinks. My napkin smelled like an old dish cloth. It stank as I unfurled it but I chose to ignore it and not sour the evening with a complaint. The appetizers on the menu were mainly small portions or slightly reworked plates of entrees, so the menu variety was halved. After ordering, the first dishes arrived spread out more than five minutes, and two of them were very overcooked. The flavors were different but just not good. Three of four main courses came together and the last arrived more than 15 minutes later. Of the four, three were disappointing. I had the fried chicken. It was burnt and dry and I didn't eat it. My wife had a veggie burger that she didn't like. I wish there was a way to know how bad the food was going to be before dropping $120 to find out. Do yourself a favor and do NOT eat at the Grain Exchange.
Posted by LVB on 09/20/2014
Went here with my husband for the first time after frequenting Falls Taproom. Different atmosphere, but equally good. Really enjoyed our meal and the service was great. We would definitely return.
Posted by Courtney on 09/06/2014
My boyfriend decided on this restaurant since we came here, or rather the restaurant that was there before, last year. When we learned that the same chef was working, we were excited. Unfortunately, we were extremely disappointed. Not only was the food not as tasty as Wine Thief but the service was poor as well. We did not receive silverware until our appetizer came and we had to ask for napkins on two separate occasions. The couple that came in a half an hour before us was completely served and left a half hour before us and there was little difference in the complexity of our respective orders. When we discussed the poor service with our server, we were rebuffed and when we attempted to address our concerns with the manager, he was "out." I really wanted to give this place a chance since we loved the previous restaurant. I will share my terrible experience with all of my friends. This is not the place for good service
Posted by Charles C. on 08/03/2014
We ate at the CVGE this past week. Having been regulars of the Wine Thief, and having enjoyed the food and atmosphere of the Wine Thief, we had hopes that this new addition to the neighborhood would at least stand up to it's predecessor. I'm happy to report that it met and far exceeded our expectations. We shared the corn and asparagus salad, which by size could have been a main course for either of us had we ordered it alone. The vegetables were so fresh and clean tasting, and the homemade dressing was incredible. It was a buttermilk ranch, but it had so much more to it than the name suggests. For the entree, I had a pork chop special which was to die for. The portions were large, and the sides were perfect. I've actually been buying thick cut bone in pork chops at Acme trying to recreate the dish, but their chef clearly knows his business, as I wasn't able to come close. My friend had what has to be described as the greatest fried chicken platter east of the Mississippi. I had a piece, and have never tasted fried chicken as perfect as I tasted that night. It was a great value too. I had the thigh, she ate the drum stick andhalf of the breast, and still had at least a lunch's worth of chicken to take home. We sat on their new porch as well. It was wonderful. Additioinally, the staff were young, fun, and at the same time professional. The owner even stopped by to say hello and see how everything was. All in all, it was a great experience, and I hope to go back soon!