4 Reasons to Dine Alfresco at The Gables



It doesn’t have to be summer for you to dine alfresco at The Gables at Chadds Ford. We open the patio when the weather shows signs of becoming awesome and leave it open as long as we can into the fall (or winter!). Dining outdoors imparts an added twist of fun—we highly recommend it!

Hold on … you don’t like to eat outside? Or maybe you think you don’t like it? All we ask is that you reconsider and be a bit adventurous beneath our covered patio. We’re fairly certain its sublime atmosphere, charming water feature and beautiful landscaping make it the perfect spot—give it a try! You’ll meet plenty of regulars who adore The Gables’ great outdoors.

Here are the top reasons to choose alfresco dining:

1. You’ll Have it Made in the Shade.

Gables-outdoor-1Our outdoor patio is covered, so you can hang out with Mother Nature rain or shine. Our comfy seating is protected by a greenhouse tent so you can avoid the weather while still enjoying a lovely breeze. Bonus: the tent has clear ceiling panels so you can enjoy the sun during the day or dine under the stars at night. Not into sunshine? There are plenty of shaded tables, too. Plus we put the sides back on when the weather starts cooling down (and bust out heaters, if needed!).

2. You’ll Adore Our Ambience.

Cheers to our friends at Poseidon Ponds and Gardens for our amazing landscaping and making sure we always have fresh, seasonal and beautiful flowers on all our tables. Relax near our soothing water feature that brings the mood without being distracting. Couple that with light background music and our patio is ready for a corporate lunch, a romantic dinner and everything in between.

3. You Can Order Your Favorites.

Our full menu is available on the patio, and it’s open whenever we’re open for business. You may choose alfresco for lunchdinnerprix fixe and brunch—and, soon, happy hour! Read on …

4. More Outdoor Seating Coming Soon!

Gables-outdoor-2You might notice some activity in front of The Gables—that’s our newest outdoor seating area taking shape. We’re on track to open this summer and to delight you with more of what you love about our bar area. You’ll be able to grab happy hour alfresco and order from the bar menu. Listen for your favorite background music to start, and keep an eye out for a future live music schedule. It’s more of what you love about dining outside at The Gables!

Watch our website and Facebook page for updates. We’ll see you soon for alfresco dining!

The Gables at Chadds Ford is nestled in the heart of the historic Brandywine Valley. Our combination of fresh seasonal cuisine, rustic yet elegant charm and enchanting outdoor dining will keep you coming back time and time again. The Gables is also the perfect venue to host your next special event, whether you are planning a wedding, rehearsal dinner, baby shower or corporate event.

Nina Malone