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The Orchard in Kennett Square has closed

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Red Oakley Jan 6, 2014 03:34 PM

Closed as of January 1, 2014. Farewell message on Facebook from Owner/Chef Gary Trevisani. He hints he won't be disappearing for good.

Not one of our favorites in the area, but I know others will miss it. I'll be curious to see what goes in that space.

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  1. PhillyBestBYOB RE: Red Oakley Jan 6, 2014 05:15 PM

    Wow, people kept telling me to try it, but I never did. The long drive never seemed worth if for anything less than Talula's.

    1. sal_acid RE: Red Oakley Jan 6, 2014 05:40 PM

      I've been there a few times. Service was always terrible, dishes came out slowly and weren't that great. It had a loyal following, but I just didn't get it.

      There's lots better in the area. I was amazed it stayed open.

      1. CindyJ RE: Red Oakley Jan 7, 2014 05:45 AM

        The Orchard is right in my neighborhood -- maybe even the single closest restaurant to where I live -- yet I only ate there 2 or maybe 3 times. There was something about that place that just didn't feel right to me. The food was fairly good, but something about the service annoyed me. It felt somewhat pretentious-- they'd swoop your wine tote and its contents away when you arrived, and your wine would be kept at a separate table. So if our glasses needed replenishing, or we were ready to switch from white to red, we'd have to wait for a server to notice. Maybe most telling, I never left there thinking, "Gee, I can't wait to come back here."

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          sal_acid RE: CindyJ Jan 7, 2014 10:15 AM

          Exactly right! That annoyed the heck out of me esp since the servers were NEVER around to have their eye caught.

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