Ancient Spirits & Grillè

1726 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
(215) 478-8777

Recent Reviews


. I was in town with former college track teammates to watch Penn Relays so we wanted to try different spots. The decor and ambience seemed good walking in. Drinks and food were very good, as was the service in general. The only area I would have liked to see improved would be the staff’s energy. They just seemed bored, or unhappy almost.


The food was amazing. 2 appetizers, 2 entries, everything extremely tasty. The drinks pointless - red wine directly from the fridge didn’t warm up until the end of our dinner. The mixed drink totally overpowered by cardamom - would be good as dessert, but it was not a dessert. The staff seemed to have policy of no smiling at any time to anybody. The dessert waaaay too sweet with a large piece of mango which couldn’t be cut with a spoon. Order take out, don’t bother sitting down.


Very interesting food, unlike anything I have had anywhere. Salt Roasted Beet Salad was Devine, as was the Mushroom Soup, DAL makhani and a most interesting Free Range Rabbit dish you will ever find made the recipients very happy. The Papadams served with lunch were light and flavorful and the untraditional dips for the naan bread that were set out for us to nibble on were absolutely delicious. We also enjoyed the well made cocktails served by a friendly and professional staff.


This is a wonderfully designed restaurant with an awesome menu. Everything about it was definitely planned for an awesome dining experience. My son & his wife treated me for my birthday. I'll be back, for sure!

Heather M.

I had such a lovely evening at Ancient Spirits Grille! The service was great, everyone was kind and engaging from my first step into the establishment throughout my experience for dinner. A friend & I chose this place for a nice catch up evening for cocktails and bites! As you can see, the venue is beautiful, decorated so lovely! It was a clean and spacious environment and I was captivated by so much beauty within. I would recommend you to try it out for a visit.

OpenTable Diner

This is our second time coming here and the food and service and drink was perfect i’m a chef and I’m very picky and this restaurant was perfect


Incredible experience overall! Extremely accommodating to my reservation of 17 and everything turned out very good. Worth it!! Their Ayurvedic herbal cocktails are amazing (loved the panchakarma) as well as their dishes.


Service was slow, and a few orders were incorrect. Food was average.

Bruce B.

Amazing Rack of Lamb great appetizers and service was attentive but not intrusive .Major Kudos

OpenTable Diner

Quiet and classy ambiance, modern twist on Indian favorites, really fresh ingredients and delicious. Our party had multiple apps, crab cakes, rack of lamb, kebabs and butter chicken. Service was fantastic.


Took a first date here and it was awesome. THe food was great and the staff made me want to return! Awesome place and I highly recommend the duck!

OpenTable Diner

Food and drinks were good, but everything was a bit more expensive .


The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming, but the service seemed slow. The cocktails were creative and the food was very good, but they had phased out the Ayurvedic orientation we had been expecting. It was well worth the value but not unique or special. Very pleasant ambience.


Food and drinks were a welcome surprise ! It was so delicious. Service was quite good as well


The appetizers and dinner selections were extremely flavorful and tasty. We had five different appetizers that we shared at the table. The dinner selections ranged from grilled Lamb chops to chicken and lamb flapjacks and bbq chicken. All were amazing. Interestingly, we were there Easter Sunday evening and were the only table in the restaurant at 7 PM. The staff took care of us and did not rush us, for which we were extremely grateful. It was an enjoyable night for our family. Thumbs up to the staff at Ancient Spirits and Grille.

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