Buttery chocolate woods and dim candlelight cast a romantic tone across Bridget's at 8 West, but the off-the-foyer non-smoking lounge is as spirited as the Knicks-Pistons game on the overhead TV.
Lunch: Tuesday through Friday 11:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. Dinner: Tuesday through Thursday 5 p.m. till 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. till 11 p.m. Sundays 5 p.m. till 9 p.m.
Prix Fixe Menu
Bridget’s chef/owner Kevin Clib has expanded his restaurant, adding a rustic sunroom where a neatly coiffed crowd nibbles on a re-imagined menu. Small plates like the diver scallops are big hits, and the shareable portions of chops and steaks presented on tabletop butcher blocks give the restaurant’s tag line of “a modern steakhouse” some weight. Check out the newfangled drink list for libations like the Buck, a pleasantly unfruity combo of Beefeater, mango, lemon, bitters and ginger ale.
I sat at the bar and had a fabulous martini with my friend. I had the lobster risotto and she had the choriso mac n' cheese. Both were beyond decadent. Our bartender Jess was obviously well versed in mixology and knowledge of food. I will defiantly be back Posted by Anna: Jan. January 28th, 2010 at 11:11 PM
My husband and I visit Bridgets at least once a week. Sometimes we opt for a full dinner,(the steaks are better then anything you will get in Center City), and sometimes we choose to stay at the bar for "Small Plates" and the areas best cocktails. Happy Hour specials are fantastic with 5 for 5 Beef Sliders with half off all bottled beer on Wednesdays, and complimentary appetizers on Thursdays and Fridays with $5 Martinis and House cocktails. The professional staff and beautiful building complete a wonderful experience. Why drive to Center City and pay for parking , when the food is better here and Valet parking is FREE. Best in the Burbs by a long shot. Posted by Colette: Jan. January 27th, 2010 at 7:56 AM
Best steaks around... Filet is perfect and always running a dry aged strip special that is one of the best steaks I've ever had. However, was pleasantly surprised with rest of menu, Kalbi Tuna entree and scallop app as well as other non steak choices were a perfect collaboration of tastes and beautifully presented. Bar scene is fun with live music on Friday nights and staff is always friendly and well informed. Recommend the "lounge area" with floor to ceiling windows that seems both warm and hip. Definitly the best restaraunt in the suburbs and easily competes with center city establishments. Posted by Nick: Jan. January 26th, 2010 at 10:26 PM
I was a loyal Bridget's customer for 3 years, recommending them to everyone. But after a celebratory dinner was ruined by poor service – NEVER again. I ordered my steak Medium (red center with pink surrounding). My fiancée ordered medium rare. I asked the waitress if they still ran red (per past experience) and she said yes. So I felt confident ours would be as ordered or redder. They both arrived, however, clearly overdone (pink center with gray surrounding). No big deal – you send it back and it’s corrected, even at Outback! To my horror, the steaks were brought back by a manager because the owner wanted us to know these were THEIR definitions. 1) Not according to everyone else and 2) if your staff says you run red than certainly not 3) I have ordered it almost every time I have come with no issues and 4) This is a $36 steak at an upscale restaurant. How dare they send back a returned order? After 10 minutes of frustration with the manager, who was clearly stuck in the middle, I had it. With dinner and celebration clearly ruined, we asked to pay for what we had consumed and left. Posted by Victoria: May. May 15th, 2009 at 11:04 PM
I was not expecting the great bar scene! I heard the food was reliable and tasty, but the drinks after dinner at the bar were a fun surprise! Great staff, drinks, and food. Posted by Kim: Apr. April 30th, 2009 at 1:26 PM