Iron HIll Adds Location in Chestnut Hill, PA
The new restaurant will mark the group’s first foray into Philadelphia’s city limits and their second new location in three years.
“We’ve wanted to join Philadelphia’s restaurant scene for a long time, but we were looking for a place with a vibrant community where we could become a part of a great neighborhood, and Chestnut Hill fits that perfectly,” says Iron Hill founding partner Kevin Finn Along with co-owners Kevin Davies and Mark Edelson, Finn has continuously sought out thriving locations for their award-winning concept, beginning in Newark, DE in 1996.
Finn, Davies and Edelson enlisted Philadelphia based Sandvold Blanda Architecture + Interiors, who have designed each of their 8 other locations, to create the welcoming atmosphere for the 250 seat restaurant which will feature comfortable dining areas, an open kitchen, an exposed microbrewery and a bustling bar area.
In what has become a long-standing Iron Hill tradition, the restaurant will offer seasonally, changing new American dishes that go beyond typical brewpub standards. Available for lunch and dinner, seven days a week, the menu will include soups, sandwiches, made from scratch pizzas, salads and entrées, and cover a variety of cuisines from ethnic to hearty comfort foods.
Through large plate glass windows that separate the restaurant from the brewery, beer enthusiasts will be able to watch the brewing process. Guests will enjoy Iron Hill’s six house beers, monthly beer releases and selections from Bottle Reserves, the brewery’s most award-winning beers from over the years that have been bottled to enjoy in the restaurant or to take home.
Chestnut Hill is one of Philadelphia’s premier neighborhoods. Located in the scenic northwest section of the city, it was recognized in 2010 as one of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations in the USA by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Forbes.com named it one of the top seven urban neighborhoods in the country. Known for its art and architecture, nature, gardens, history and fine shopping and dining, Chestnut Hill offers a sophisticated lifestyle in a beautiful small-town setting.
“Chestnut Hill is very happy to welcome Iron Hill to Germantown Avenue and as Ben Franklin said, ‘Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy,” says Seth Shapiro, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chestnut Hill Business Improvement District.
Founded by home brewers Mark Edelson and Kevin Finn and restaurateur Kevin Davies in 1996, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is the region’s fastest-growing restaurant group, blossoming from one restaurant and brewery to nine locations in Newark, DE; Wilmington, DE; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; North Wales, PA; Phoenixville, PA; Lancaster, PA; and Maple Shade, NJ. Their acclaimed beers have accumulated a wealth of awards from the nation’s top beer festivals, and their restaurants have earned more than 100 “Best of” nods from local and national publications. Iron Hill is poised for even more impressive growth in the coming years with plans to open five additional locations by 2015 from Washington DC to Northern New Jersey.
For more information about Iron Hill, or to make a reservation at any of their locations, please visit their website at www.ironhillbrewery.com. To follow the progress of the Chestnut Hill opening, follow them on twitter @ironhillbrewery or @IronHillChief.