The Blockley takes gastropub cuisine and combines it with live music in their brick-walled and hardwood floor West Philly bar. The restaurant was designed with the stage in mind, so there’s really no bad seat in the house. But the music didn’t come at the expense of the food – the menu offers classics like BLTs, grilled filet mignon and beer-battered fish and chips.
We stopped at the Blockley Pourhouse as part of U City's Dining Days. I have to say, the meal *way* exceeded my expectations. The highlight may have been a tremendous cream of corn soup topped by an absolutely perfectly fried oyster. I've had far worse meals at restaurants with much higher aspirations. I hope they can maintain this standard when they get up to speed! Posted by Philip: Aug. August 4th, 2009 at 3:12 PM
My husband and I dined there the first weekend it opened and we were pleasantly surprised by very good food, helpful and pleasant staff at the door and our waitress Kim offered drink and food suggestions, that we accepted and we were happy we did. She was a lovely young woman that was very friendly, efficient and attentive. We will be back! Posted by Kathy: Jul. July 9th, 2009 at 8:12 PM