After a long winter of being cooped up inside, spring offers a welcome reprieve. There’s no better way to take advantage of warmer temperatures and sunnier skies than being outdoors, even when dining. The Gables at Chadds Ford, Delaware County’s premiere upscale dining destination, offers an abundance of opportunities for outdoor dining.
Under the leadership of owner Ann Kolenick, The Gables has added to its comfortable southern hospitality with a spacious patio, complete with firepits. It’s the perfect setting to unwind in the evening after a long day for happy hour.
Strung with fairy lights and surrounded by an array of furniture, from Adirondack chairs to high top tables, the space is anchored by several elegant and cozy firepits. Wine barrels and pretty flowers add an extra touch of rustic charm. The patio and firepits make for the perfect gathering spot for a group of friends or for an intimate spot for a romantic evening. The Instagram-worthy spot serves as the perfect backdrop for a drink and appetizer or two before heading inside for dinner.
Kolenick and her culinary team serve sumptuous seasonal bites throughout the year. Indulge in appetizers like the locally-sourced Kennett Square mushrooms, roasted and served in a goat cheese cream sauce with herbs; whiskey ginger shrimp, made with barrel aged whiskey; a cheese plate, with locally and internationally sourced seasonal options; or the oh-so-popular balsamic Brussels sprouts.
During weekday happy hour, glasses of the restaurant’s fruity signature sangria are just $5, offering a tantalizing taste of the summer months to come. Draught beers are $2 off and glasses of wine are $3 off.
Kolenick likes to support local industries and stocks an array of libations. Patrons can expect inspired happy hour sips and plenty of local beers and wines. Find brews from Victory Brewing Company and Sterling Pig Brewery, plus national favorites. The wine list roves the globe, with prosecco from Italy and wines from California, New Zealand, France, Australia and Argentina, among others, while also giving a nod to local vineyards. Find Galer Estate, Bancroft Vineyards and Penns Woods Winery among the offerings.
After unwinding by the firepits, head indoors to the rustic chic dining room and cozy up in a banquette for dinner. Enjoy signature entrees like shrimp and grits, made with Castle Valley Mill white cheddar grits, or seared king salmon.
Whatever you choose, The Gables at Chadds Ford provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic date or catch up with friends, thanks to its cozy and hospitable atmosphere and savory cuisine.
The Gables at Chadds Ford
423 Baltimore Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
(610) 388-7700 • thegablesatchaddsford.com