Ancient Spirits & Grille

4.5
130 reviews
$30 and under
Creative Western
Pioneering as the first herbal cocktail lounge in America, Ancient Spirit and Grille prides in bringing together a unique taste and dining experience. ASG offers you a never-before lounge experience filled with opulence and wellness. Enjoy the purest and most fresh cocktails crafted from organic fruits with a twist of authentic spices to awaken your taste buds! Our exclusive personalized service will surely bring you back to us again and again!

Experiences

  • Date Night Experience

    $175.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    Engage in a pleasant evening right with your beloved at the new Romeo and Juliet table at Ancient Spirits & Grille. Celebrate togetherness with a picturesque view, and enjoy an evening of fine dining, making your date nights special than never before. Five Course Chef's Tasting Menu Two Cocktails and Two Mocktails

Offers

  • Collect 1,000 bonus points

    Sun - Sat 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Receive points for dining rewards, KAYAK hotel savings and more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 130 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Ambiance. A little pricey but a first class place.

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Balpajora
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! However, if I’m being honest, the rack of lamb seemed underwhelming in flavor for the price point. Regardless, everything was cooked perfectly and the rabbit was to die for. Best risotto I have ever had and the drinks were unique and really good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our bartender Skyler made the night very special for us. From what to drink to making amazing drinks and what to eat. Great to meet Steve and to see Jerome who work there. We will definitely be back everything was delicious

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vipAZ1963
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Disappointing. We made a reservation for an outdoors table, drove 50 miles to come only to find that the restaurant does not offer outdoors seating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came here with a group of 8 girls, including 1 vegan, 1 vegetarian, and 1 pregnant. Our server was attentive without being overbearing and was very knowledgeable about the food and drink menus. The presentation of everything was also wonderful and tasted delicious.

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Redmoore1127
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

A great pre-show dining experience. We were greeted warmly and taken care of right away. Cocktails were amazing and so were the appetizers (they call them Indulge). The main courses were mixed. The wild mushroom polenta was a bit ordinary and not hot. My friend got the salmon and it was excellent. My husband got the kabobs which probably would have been better as a meat option but he ordered all vegetables which wasn’t really worth it (potatoes, tomatoes and onions) but he said they tasted good. The desserts didn’t wow us but ordered the poached pear which was too hard so disap. The food presentations were all wonderful and our waitstaff was very attentive and we never felt pressured. The manger also stopped by and he genuinely cared about our experience. The place got busy which was great to see but the noise level stayed low. I thoroughly recommend for a special experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

i’ve been here a few times with friends and with my boyfriend and it’s always great! food is so tasty and the service is wonderful!

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NADXV
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

We booked a reservation here because of its variety of drinks and entrees. Unfortunately, many of these items weren't available when we dined there. We were told that they had run out of lemons and couldn't make a number of drinks, but it seems this would have been an issue easy to rectify. I specifically booked this restaurant for my sister's birthday because she loves rabbit, but they had run out of this and two other menu items. Additionally, the food was expensive give the overall flavors

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
120 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first time on the second floor at Ancient Spirits - nice setup but pretty loud. Busy and service was good but slow - food as always was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place, service was great food was very tasteful, staff was very friendly and professional (clean)

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vipBrianC
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first visit to Ancient Spirits and Grille. Wow!! It was great. We were happy to meet Managers Jerome and Steve, but the star of our evening was server Ann!! Contemporary flavors from India are the point of the restaurant. The website that assists in selecting your food based on your body type and personality was fun to try.

We had the Chardonnay, the garlic naan, the lobster tail, and the salmon entree. All was fantastic. Instead of chips and dip, they provide rice cakes with four really fun seasonings. Very nice.

We can't wait for our next visit. This was a great experience. Thank you!!

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vipMichaelW
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

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vipmasch
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Food was good except lobster bisque was way to salty. Kitchen was backed up and crime brûlée took almost 30 minutes for desert and waited on hot tea and waited just as long and it was lipton. Server was good but stretched thin

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JaedaM
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you are interested in Ayurveda you will love this place. Even if you are not, the food is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, the service, the restaurant are incredible. It was worth the 5 hour drive to Philadelphia to have such an amazing experience. We sat at the bar and Skylar was such a breath of fresh air after our trip. Super friendly and on top of everything. We will definitely return on our next trip

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vipMareetz
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious drinks and appetizers in an immersive setting that had a bit of a night club-ish vibe. Attentive and polished service.

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LanguidAndFull
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress, Annemarie, was only on her second day and did a phenomenal job. The food is amazing, and we thoroughly enjoyed the cocktail selection with unique and fun accents!

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vipBrenda
Jacksonville
117 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

This creation deserves a better cake. Flavors are lost and cannot support much other than the crumbled Lamb - which is flavorless.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
120 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Returned to Ancient Spirits and was not disappointed. The food and service were great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First I have to say how friendly every one of the staff were. We had a wonderful wait person Jay. You could not ask for better! The cocktails and food were excellent with wonderful fresh flavors. All in all it was a marvelous experience and will be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Awesome service and wonderful drinks and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect food was delicious ambiance was beautiful!

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vipPaige
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jay was a wonderful server and the octopus was the most tender I’ve EVER had. We will return!

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Dining4Fun
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Dinner Date. Did the outside dining, decent weather to enjoy. Was close to the street and the Metro bus was definitely providing an unwanted breeze. The food was different in a good way. Waiter was great and the overall experience was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Loved the food/drinks and atmosphere! Great service, too! Will definitely be back!

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onekagirl
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, fun drink and a great menu. Highly recommend the kabobs and the grilled octopus. Brian was a great server!

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vipMovieMark
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Distinctive food, well-prepared. As someone unfamiliar with ayuvedic thinking, the rationale for the restaurant and its holistic was not especially clear, but it didn't matter. We enjoyed the experience, and would consider returning.

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vipAnneL
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unfortunately we are traveling and live in California but we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
The food presentation was exquisite and the meal was delicious!
If we lived in the area we would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday and everyone was very welcoming and pleasant. The ambience was beautiful

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vipZLoui
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great experience. The food is great and the service is excellent.

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vipJack
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Excellent food, uneven service

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CathyK
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a great experience dining here with a friend. Interesting menu. Excellent service. We both enjoyed the food. Thumbs up on all counts.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing and the food was so refreshing and delicious. Very beautifully styled on the plate and it tasted even better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was the greatest experience I could have hoped for. The Romeo and Juliet was amazing. Everything was so delicious and exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend!

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vipSueP
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, amazing food and drinks

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vipTheresaS
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was magnificent! The food, the drinks, the service was excellent. Until our server said, I hope you and your mom had a good time” I was embarrassed because my friend and I are 1 year apart in age. I will definitely come back but please be sensitive to the people who are dining.

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vipCharlottesvilleSage
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This newly opened restaurant is a treasure. The chef's use of herbs and spices as an integral, but not overbearing ingredient is remarkable. The cocktail menu, also herb and spice influenced, is remarkable. At least until the place blows up and becomes hot, the pricing is extremely reasonable given the quality of the food and service. This will be my go-to place while in Philadelphia going forward.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

They need more wait staff to help. Main menu food was good. Loved the kebabs and falafel. Also beet salad was delicious as well as the octopus. Flapjacks also good- different flavor combo there but a pleasant different. Got the Paneer …was overcooked. Overall good spot, good ideas for food. Need to work out some kinks but I think worth going for the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a perfect evening. From the hostess, to the bartender, to the food and drinks, it was a greet evening. Our waiter,Jay, was courteous, knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely going back!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

Take out or dine in. Outside isn’t good. Plastic tables on sidewalk with no protection from people or exhaust.

FAQs

Ancient Spirits & Grille does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ancient Spirits & Grille also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 478-8777.

Ancient Spirits & Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 130 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.