Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

The Plough & the Stars

123 Chestnut St. (2nd St.) Send to Phone
215-733-0300 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Bold global menu with Irish accents on Chestnut Street.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
Open late

* Click here for rating key

  • 4.5 star rating
4.5 rating over 3 reviews

The Plough & the Stars Restaurant Review

: The Guinness on draft, hefty whiskey list and live music are reasons enough to head to this friendly Irish pub in the old Corn Exchange building, with its vast ceilings and rococo carvings. Start with a crab cake with chile aïoli or mussels cooked in sherry and herbs, then tap into the beef stew with Guinness sauce. Whether it's simply braised chicken or sesame tuna loin, you'll be happy. Round off the meal with champ, a traditional mix of mashed potatoes and scallions, or a rasher of imported Irish bacon. The chocolate truffle cake or apple tart is fine for dessert, but the Irish coffee is even better. Ask about the $35 and $45 prix-fixe menus. Note that the entrance is on 2nd Street.

User Ratings & Reviews for The Plough & the Stars


Find out which restaurants and chefs top the list of GAYOT's 2016 Annual Restaurant Awards.