Marsha Brown

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3278 reviews
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Creole
Marsha Brown is a refined Creole Kitchen & Lounge, dramatically designed inside a 125 year old church located directly in the heart of New Hope. The menu focuses on great steak & seafood dishes as well as an abundance of Marsha's own Southern family favorites & is complimented by an outstanding bottle wine list.
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j
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

It was amazing. The coconut shrimp appetizer was delicious and the crawfish risotto was the best I ever had!

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My partner is a New Orleans transplant, she said the quality of authentic taste was spot on. Beautiful interior and fantastic service, all on top of great selections and perfectly prepared. Jack our waiter was awesome, ask for him. I wish I lived closer!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic and original. Definitely worth it.

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JN
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We ate dinner in the bar and had a delicious crab meat ravioli. The service was great, drinks were good and the bar atmosphere was fun and lively.

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D
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is this 3 story former church is amazing. First time eating here and upon entering the
bar area is very old school and classic. We were quickly seated and brought up to the third story with a table overlooking the 2nd floor dining room. The tuna sashimi and crab cake appetizers were both amazing. Jambalaya and the center cut NY steak was equally as good. Finishing with the delicious bread pudding finished off a wonderful meal. Can't wait to come back. Recommend trying in more mild weather since the town of New Hope is such a quaint town to walk around before or after dinner. Restaurant great anytime but hard to walk around to the shops when it's freezing out.

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DK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy everything food , services , and the fact they have valet parking was a big plus you don’t have to walk blocks to eat. We will be going back for Valentine’s Day. Prices are a little high. But for the quality of food. And atmosphere is worth it.

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LS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

My filet was horrible, it was over cooked and tough

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SH
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe, service & food!

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JH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed our anniversary at Marsha Brown's. Jack our server was a complete professional. Attentive without being overbearing, Great conversation and recommendations. The bacon slab app is a must. My wife raved over chelmette scallops (I didn't get a taste). I had an Oscar style Filet. Filet was done just how I like it; a little more than rare. Jack suggested rare on a 500 degree plate (perfect). It did not come with the bearnaise; it was there quickly after I pointed it out. However, the crabmeat was described as colossal lump. Since I eat dozens of crabs each summer I knew it was not. It was special ( a much lower quality). While disappointing, It did not spoil our time. I still highly recommend.

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LN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Hostesses lovely, food excellent , service very good but would have like acknowledgement of gratuity or appreciation of visit-( thank you for coming).

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SB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect. Food was excellent. All of the staff were very accommodating and professional which speaks to excellent management and training. All in all, a perfect dining experience. Can’t wait to do it again.

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DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very good ... a couple of mistakes with ordering, and fineness I’d steak, but otherwise very good!

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JC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We are so glad we dined at Marsha Brown's ! You do need to know some things before you visit this restaurant: it is very loud and it is pricey as everything is a' la carte, if you order a steak - that is all you are getting! We started with appetizers, my husband had the gumbo and I had the crab cheesecake, which is delicious, but incredibly rich and maybe needed some crackers, (definitely an appetizer that needs to be shared). My husband ordered the Etouffee and thought is was wonderful but mentioned it was different than others he had had. more brothy. I had the scallops and they were outstanding and served over a bed of veggies. Finally, dessert - the bread pudding was amazing! Our waiter was Adrian, he absolutely made the evening complete! He answered questions before we asked them and he made the perfect suggestions. If it is your first time I would ask for him! Not sure if I would return for dinner, (due to cost and the fact that there are so many options in New Hope), but would love to return for lunch.

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DV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was just about perfect. The wait staff are excellent

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GW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and wonderful service. Our waiter Mick was funny and very attentive. He explained the menu well, and made wonderful suggestions.

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a
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We requested the bar area because we wanted oysters and appetizers. It was great.

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M
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I rarely do 5 star reviews...I tend to be more cynical. We visited MB's last year around the holidays on a Saturday. I just remember the visit being good. Nothing wrong, but nothing spectacular. We went again last night (Friday). Spectacular is all I can say. Service (thanks Mick!!) outstanding. Food from warm bread to appetizer (a MUST get is the Crab Cheesecake!), to main dishes (Crawfish Etouffe and special Sea Bass) amazing. A-MAH-ZING. Go. Go. Go.

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MK
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was awesome,however the service was horrible.We had to ask three times for the wine we orderd. Never came back to check onus to see if we need anything,

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JE
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always, always amazing

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C
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

We have been going to Marsha Brown's for several years and this time the food quality has decreased in taste and appearance. I had the Catfish which was served with a seafood "infused" rice. The menu did not include the rice in the description and i can see why. Who would mix a really fishy seafood taste in the first place, but let alone with a fresh water catfish!! Also the appearance of the seafood infused rice screamed don't eat me! The rice was awful and the catfish was extremely salty and the sauce that came with it was watery and tasteless. Also, the coconut shrimp appetizer was deep fried beyond it's time so much that the shrimp were dry and tasteless. The ravioli were nothing to write home about either. Finally, my wife's scallop dish was ok. Actually, the vegetable medley under the scallops were the best tasting all night. One more thing, the twice baked potatoes were hard on top like they were baked 6 times before we got them. Sorry, it was a really bad choice to celebrate with our son!! WE actually travelled about 90 minutes from our home to the restaurant.

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KP
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been coming to Marsha Browns since we first started dating over 5 years ago. We usually are only able to get there twice a year, once during restaurant week in the spring which happens to fall on the week of both our birthdays and in November for our dating anniversary. We were gifted a gift card for Christmas this year and went for dinner this past weekend. We had a lovely time as always! The food was exceptional and the service impeccable! We have had the same waiter a few times over the past 5 years (I wish I could remember his name!) and he was nice enough to come by and say hi to us even though he wasn't waiting on us that night! He was so excited to hear that we were now married and had a new anniversary to celebrate at Marsha Browns! I can't recommend this restaurant enough!!!

PS the Lobster and Shrimp bisque is literally the best food I have ever eaten :)

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DG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I sent my parents here for dinner as a gift before a show at the Bucks County Playhouse and they loved it! Would definitely recommend.

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AB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice environment, food and service was great!

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S
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant when you want a special night out! The food was authentically Creole, the atmosphere is gorgeous, and the service is outstanding. I brought my parents here as a Christmas gift and they were blown away... highly recommend!

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PF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Went on New Years night. Not a busy night and sat near the bar. Bartender was also the attentive waiter. Apps of coconut shrimp and oysters were very good. The filet mignon was not very tender and the crab cake was just ok. For the price I expected a better food experience.

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JB
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve with the love of my life. Simply an amazing experience.

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NJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

My food was cold,and I do not food back. Never I go during holidays season. Service is always rushed

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D
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner here on NewYears Eve. Service and food were great. Will go back

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F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I always get the sense Marsha Brown is very good but could be better.....this visit though was the best executed food to come out of the kitchen in many years. A little pricey but you pay for the ambience and the fact you can't get decent New Orleans style food in the area.

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was terrific. Our servers were attentive and very helpful. An awesome meal over all.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. They were great with our two kids. The food was delicious.

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SF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love New Hope and the quaint fun vibe. We were looking for a restaurant that spoke to our desire for good food, ambience and relaxation. We found all of this and more when we dined on New Year's Eve at Marsha Brown. From the moment our waiter Carlos came over to our table with his hospitable personality to our luscious desserts the dining experience at Marsha Brown's restaurant was the best! We can't wait to come back!!

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BS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing table and service!! They kept asking us if was our anniversary and taking photos of us but it was not!!

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a date night for my husband and I and we couln't have been more pleased. Everyone was welcoming and the food was amazing.

Will go back again!

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BM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been trying to visit since moving from St Louis. Finally tried it and it was worth the wait. Could not find a single negative. A wonderful experience.

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JM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is always excellent. Randy, the downstairs bartender is friendly and makes a great cocktail. The waiter, Adrian, was just ok. Service was not bad but he does not add to the experince

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s
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We invited family members (who had never been to Marsha Brown) to join us for a Birthday celebration. They drove 3 hours (each way) from the town of Catskill, NY . As world travelers, our son & his wife were impressed with the ambience, food, service, & decor...thanks for the memories!

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TB
Philadelphia
112 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and drink in a beautiful old church, Good location .

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TD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Sooooo overrated I don’t know where to begin. Empty plates on the table. Half inch thick filet. Waiter who brags that marsha brown owns three Ruth Chris restaurants and that this steak quality is superior. Minuscule plates that left my entree (strip steak Oscar) hanging off the sides. Unmemorable catfish, limp shrimp, average gumbo, grossly overpriced salads, wife had to ask for extra dressing on the wedge salad three times. 20 dollar valet. It didn’t end. The only good thing was the martinis which were excellent. At least the bartender had some pride. Marsha needs to shut this place down, go away and find some inspiration, and let someone else create a restaurant in her location.

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KH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing date night with my husband tonight with Mick as our server! Food was amazing and the atmosphere was very relaxing! Can’t wait to go back again! Xo

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