At the Plough & the Stars the owners are determined to bring the true taste of Ireland to Philadelphia, our food is described as Western European with ... More
The Plough and the Stars
At the Plough & the Stars the owners are determined to bring the true taste of Ireland to Philadelphia, our food is described as Western European with a strong Irish influence. We were awarded by Citysearch as Philadelphia's Best Brunch. We have been featured numerous times on the Food Network and have cooked at the James Beard House in New York. Enjoy our famous Mussells Veloute, Striped Bass with Potato Crusted Scales or Guinness Casserole. Or if you prefer you can dine on our casual bar fare. We have installed the most sophisticated beer system in the US, imported directly from Ireland and installed by Guinness technicians. Each pint of the 12 beers on tap is perfect. The atmosphere created by the simple, yet powerful decor and fills a visitor to the Plough & the Stars, with an overwhelming feeling of awe and inspiration. The stage is set for an enjoyable and memorable dining experience. Weekend nights turn the Plough into one of Old City's favorite bar scenes!
I’ve been going to the Plough for years when visiting center city in the summer. Each time we would go to the Plough for Sunday brunch and stay to watch the Phillies game. This year (on June 3rd), in the middle of the game, the staff turned off the baseball game to watch soccer. When we inquired why, no reason was given other than a STAFF member would rather watch soccer. No problem, we simply went around the corner to Triumph Brewing Company. The Plough waiter (who offered nothing but poor service himself) lost a hefty tip. There are plenty of places in the city to spend my 100 plus bucks next time.
We went on a Sunday night, and were able to enjoy authentic Irish music. The menu offers a variety of fresh American cuisine. Everything we ordered was excellent, from salads to entrees and fresh soda bread! Our server was very good.
Went back the next night for a pint and to watch the Monday night football game on the huge TV screen. Seemed people were having a great time dancing upstairs.
We really liked Plough & the Stars!
we went for an early dinner and loved it! the atmosphere and decor were perfect on a cold march night. all the the staff was super nice. our waitress was attentive without being aggressive and went out of her way to answer all my strange questions. I had a ham special that was one of the best foods i have ever put in my mouth. we will absolutely go back to the Plough n our next trip to Philly.
Great atmosphere. The bartenders are friendly and a well-oiled machine. The food is surprisingly unique and non-Irish pub like. Very good. Nice variety. I do wish they had a cider of somekind on tap, although they had some fun fall drink specials.
Menu was varied but simple to choose from. Drinks from bar were good and prompt. Had to ask for bread and butter even after entree was served. No music or TV sports (thank you) but restaurant was very noisy. Food was excellent and served hot. Still enjoyed experience.