McCoole’s at the Red Lion Inn
215.538.1776 // http://mccoolesredlioninn.com
- Gluten Free
- Kid's Menu
- Vegan Options
- Outdoor Seating Area
- Full Bar
- Private Party Room
At this Revolutionary-era inn – with an evolutionary take on hospitality – the past and present meld in captivating style. An authentic 18th century ambience sets the stage for savoring contemporary casual fare and accessibly priced fine-dining entrées. The recently refreshed all-day New American menu rounds up regional and global flavors, from sharable small plates and scratch-made soups to comforting handhelds and hearty main dishes that showcase responsibly sourced meats and seafood. One dish well suited to chilly weather appetites, Brandied Butternut Chicken, features a golden seared airline chicken breast presented with a winter risotto. This version of creamy Italian rice arrives brimming with an aromatic mirepoix, butternut squash, cherry tomatoes, and tri-colored sweet peppers. A topping of brandied pears and pecans distinguish this lush offering.
A sociable atmosphere in the vintage tavern invites guests to relax with a full spectrum of appealing adult beverages. Expertly mixed cocktails, a carefully curated wine list and crowd-pleasing beers all attract avid fans. Crafts and imports are on tap, but signature Red Lion brews and an heirloom-style hard cider are ideal for sampling in a flight. Take home a growler of a favorite.
While rustic stone walls and a glowing hearth infuse the dining room with Colonial warmth and charm, the eclectic Martini Lounge delivers a laid-back vibe for socializing – along with live music that runs the gamut from 1940s jazz to acoustic rock each Friday and Saturday. Performances move outdoors seasonally, where a spacious (and dog-friendly) patio offers the full menu along with the option of just relaxing with outstanding libations.
The adjacent Arts & Events Space, laden with yesteryear character, hosts banquets, weddings, meetings, and more in a flexible 2-room setting. When combined, The Celestial Salon and The Cobblestone Parlor accommodate up to 100 guests in plush style. The versatile second-floor Blackbox Theatre meets a wide range of social, business, and theatrical needs.