Brandywine Valley Restaurants



Below are our Favorite Restaurants and driving times from Hamanassett.
We are happy to make reservations for you.

DILWORTHTOWN INN:  Romantic candlelit atmosphere, roaring fireplaces and exceptional, imaginative American cuisine make Dilworthtown one of the most popular destinations for diners who appreciate the fine details. 15 Minutes from Hamanassett.

AZIE'S: Media. Inspired by Japanese cuisine, an exquisite blend of flavors from cultures around the world. Excellent food, lovely upscale atmosphere, casual dress. Ten minutes from Hamanassett.

ARIANO'S:  Traditional Rustica style Pizza and an assortment of Italian dishes including mussels in garlic sauce and fried artichoke hearts.  They have a liquor license and offer beer, wine, and spirits.  My favorite dish is their tomato risotto.  Live music Monday nights. 

FELLINI CAFE TRATTORIA: Quaint, upscale Italian cuisine. Monday night is opera night! Bring your own wine. $8.00-$12.00. Approx. 10 minutes away in the quaint town of Media.

D'IGNAZIO'S TOWNE HOUSE BAR AND RESTAURANT: Media. Dining landmark since 1951 with great atmosphere. Filled with memorabilia, antiques. Pasta, steak, seafood. Casual dining. For romantic upscale dining there is the Anvil Room. Live music and entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays. Specials during the week. $15-22. 10 minutes away in Media.

BRANDYWINE PRIME:  Located in the heart of the Brandywine Valley.  The cuisine is strictly twenty-first century with an emphasis on seasonal & locally grown ingredients including in-house dry aged, local beef. Modern finishes to an historic building create an inviting, hip atmosphere that welcomes all-from tourists to business travelers to local families. Dining Style: Casual Dining  Cuisine: Steakhouse, American.  6 miles, 10 minutes.

SHERE-E-PUNJAB: Indian; lots of vegetarian dishes.  We have had guests from India who have pronouced this restaurant excellent.  Media 10 minutes away.

Desert Rose:  Located in Media.  Mediterranean inspired cuisine.  Best home made Pita ever.  Great for vegetarians.

THE ORCHARD: - Kennett Square.   The Orchard is a an intimate country BYOB restaurant.  The Dining room with its plush, soft lighting boasts contemporary clean lines of crisp white walls, well placed antiques and plush fabrics that blend timeless elegance with one foot planted in old world luxury.   Chef Trevisani's cuisine which follows the simplistic approach of the dining room is best described as new American cuisine in a French style.  Dress:  Business Casual  $31-$50.  Approximately 20 minutes.

DEEP BLUE: A Contemporary American Fish House specializes in creative preparations of fresh fish. Not strictly seafood, also has excellent steaks and vegetarian options. Raw bar. Imaginative cuisine such as crab ravioli, crispy black bass, and Chinese "Five Spice" Ahi tuna. Wilmington, De. About 25 minutes from Hamanassett, but worth the drive.

For lunch we recommend:

Brandywine Prime, about 10 minutes south of us on Route 1. Wonderful food and the best french fries ever. Great spot if you are headed to Longwood Gardens as they are about 4 miles north of the gardens. Also, three miles south of us in Brinton's Bridge shopping center is Ruby's Diner.  This is a cute 50's inspired diner with great hamburgers, shakes, etc.

For Late Night Dining:
Ruby Tuesday in the Granite Run Mall is open Friday and Saturday until midnight, Monday to Thursday until 11 PM, and Sunday until 10 PM. Usual chain food but has a bar.

If you are heading to Lancaster County to visit Amish Country, don't forget our friends in East Earl.  Shady Maple Farm Market occupies over 110,000 square feet and includes a furniture store and gift shop.  A destination in its own right!  Closed Sundays.

Farm Market
1324 Main Street, East Earl, PA 17519
(717) 354-4981
129 Toddy Drive, East Earl, PA 17519
(717) 354-8222