Cascade at Durham Springs

4.7
159 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Cascade at Durham Springs is a newly opened restaurant in the Lehigh Valley / Upper Bucks County area. The restaurant is already being recognized as the best in the area for its great food and service served in a stylish and comfortable dining room with smashing views.
Cascade cuisine uses local resources and the menu periodically changed to accommodate seasonal changes. The bar features a smart craft cocktail list and dining at the bar is available if preferred.
We are now opening Cascade Cafe, served on a separate floor with a lighter fare menu. You may make your reservation here for Cascade, The Restaurant. But check out the listing Cascade Café to make a reservation or give us a call.
With 33+ acres of bucolic views, It feels like you are “in the country” but you are only minutes away.
15 to 20 minutes – Easton, Saucon Valley, & Frenchtown;
20 to 30 minutes – Bethlehem, Allentown & Doylestown;
30 to 40 minute
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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I think this was an off night. The service was very slow.

n
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Our most recent dinner at Cascade at Durham Springs was extremely disappointing. We came back to the restaurant because of the exceptional location, food, service, ambiance, and the fact that we were able experience fine dining in our area. Unfortunately this experience was terrible! While an amuse-bouche was promised, none arrived. The glasses of wine we selected were completely wrong! While our food was tasty, the entrees (filet + halibut) were both overcooked. When we receive the check, they processed it, paying on my credit card for another table's dinner that was almost $100 greater than our bill! I brought it to their attention and was told that they were unsure of what to do and how to void the transaction. They eventually figured out how to do it, and we left the restaurant, wondering what had happened to have such a poor experience at a restaurant we had been telling others was the best place to go!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening in a relaxed environment. Could not fault the food or service. This is a hidden gem!

HJ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Off the beaten path - but well worth it. Adorable setting; the food was AMAZING. Wine was great! Our server, Nick, was great.

DG
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been to the old Cascade Lodge and now its reopening as Cascade at Durham Springs. The food was absolutely delicious from the appetizers to dinner to desert. Highly recommend. Not cheap, but worth it.

OT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love to visit good restaurants. This was our third visit, one for every season so far. The excellence is consistent. Where else does an owner tour the dining room, visiting with every patron? The staff seem happy to work there and always give a friendly hello. The food and service are top notch. A delightful place fo dine.

n
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant a mere 30 minutes from Doylestown. Food was beautifully presented and quite delicious! A gem in our own back yard!

MJ
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful evening catching up with friends over a gourmet meal timed in a way for conversation and enjoyment. No rush. The owners have done beautiful work with the renovations maintaining the elegance of the natural landscape and history.
Presentation and preparation worthy of a small road trip.
Cheers!

c
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

this is a hidden gem, well worth the drive. the proprietors are friendly, welcoming with many years of experience in the NY restaurant biz. They greeted their guests and ate at the restaurant themselves so the food has to be up to their standards! menu is creative but not pretentious, fresh and interesting combinations. We've gone twice in the last month, would go back in a heartbeat!

MS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and Excellent service! The Cascade Restaurant always satisfies and is such a beautiful setting...inside and out! Can't wait to go back!

DL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We have eaten at Cascade the Restaurant several times since it opened under new ownership, and we have loved it. Our last visit, however, was less than impressive. The food was as good as always, but the service was not, primarily because our server was stretched between the dining room, where we were, and the upstairs deck. He spent most of his time upstairs and out of sight. He didn't take our dinner orders until 40 minutes after we were seated and then only because we asked the bartender to find him. Ultimately, we didn't blame him but rather the management. In fact, this was the first time we have dined there when one of the owners wasn't present, and one of them surely would have noticed the lapse. They really need to have separate servers upstairs and for the dining room. But the food? Outstanding, especially for a restaurant in the country. We will go back again and hope that they iron out the logistics of having one waiter serving two separate areas.

MJ
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff and exceptional preparations. It’s refreshing to see a smaller menu with everything done nicely. No rush ... no hurry ... worth the drive!

KG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent in every way and well worth the trip!

MG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful in every way! Owners took the time to come by the table and chat. Later provided a tour and were very gracious.

MS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional! Service was equal! We had Andy as our waiter and his knowledge of both the menu and the wine offerings was very helpful.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome - can’t believe the makeover. Grounds and restaurant is just gorgeous

TP
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic location for a fantastic restaurant. The reimagining of the Cascade Lodge could not have gone better. I have eaten here several times since they opened and have had a fantastic meal each time. I appreciate the chefs attention to detail and the fresh ingredients. I'd rather eat Kirsten at Bolete these days.

JM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Slightly louder music would have been good so conversations could be bit more private.

JJ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

This was our second time. We enjoyed very much our first time at cascade. Unfortunately it wasn’t as good as the first. There happened to be a large wedding and I have a feeling it took priority. Our service was just ok. No refills on drinks and I had to flag our waitress down to tell her I was unhappy with my dinner. The food was delicious but was served warm not hot. I feel when you charge the prices you charge the service better be the best and the food must be hot and spot in. Stay consistent. I can’t chance it again.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nestled back on a country road. Found this on Opentable and it was a great find. Beautiful location and the view was breathtaking. The food was just wonderful. A true delight. The service was pampering and professional. I plan on coming back soon.

C
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We celebrated a birthday with dinner. The owner Dan met us at the door and was extremely gracious seating us and making us feel at home. Apparently the place has been extensively renovated, a project that is still in process. The room was light and airy with very pleasant views of the PA countryside. The menu was clearly a cut above the usual steak, chicken and fish courses. My crawfish risotto with fennel side was delightful, and my wife's duck breast was as juicy as they get. Since we had birthday cake waiting at home we did not try the sweets, but we will go back to try them next time.

i
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service, becomes loud over the course of an evening. Still in growing pains.

c
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the place is a gem! owner Dan (Ian wasn't there) was delightful and extremely hospitable. decor was very nice and the menu, the menu items are different, fresh, interesting and very enticing. there were 7 in our party and everyone enjoyed our food choices. one guest ordered cockerel, and the staff came out later to say the chef was not happy with the quality so can the guest pick something else. That was quite impressive! the only thing was that the restaurant was pretty full (Saturday night), the main course took awhile to come out, but overall, it is definitely an attractive eating place with lovely food choices. We will be back with more friends!

A
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent as usual. New menu offering great choices. I had the beef tagine and my companion had the weinerschnitzel. We are regulars and looking forward to our next visit.

JB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

As a couple out for Brunch we were seated next to a table of 14 guest. It was obnoxiously loud. This group Needed a private room. We had to shout to hear each other at our table. The entire room is glass and wood ; looks nice but acoustics are terrible. Plastic tables and chairs also not acceptable.
Food was good but some portions were small.
There are two dinning rooms. We sat upstairs. It’s possible the downstairs room has nicer ambiance.

VR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, presentation and choices were great....not too many options in that area for dining at this level of quality. There were 4 of us for brunch and we all felt it was awesome. As an added bonus... they used fresh pressed peach pulp in the bellini!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had been there prior to the renovation, what a transformation. Very clean and elegant. We’ve been back in a week after enjoying their hospitality. Looks like it will be a great venue for an event.

MS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every bite of food was amazing! We tried each other's appetizers, main course and dessert...and the response would always result in nods of approval. The surrounding is still breath taking, the restaurant's upgrades provide a minimalistic, but yet energetic atmosphere. The service was on par. I was surprised when we were greeted by Valet Parking staff...at no additional cost! It made our family feel special. And the food...that's why I left it last...the seasoning , presentation, portion size, and the overall quality of each of the plates we ordered...soooo amazing!!!!!!!!!! We will definitely be back !!!

P
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

New owners did a great remodel. Food was excellent but the service slow. Not the fault of the waiter, just a busy weekend evening. Will definitely visit again during the week. Want to try a casual meal at the Cafe.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Service very slow. Servers not friendly. Food very good. Owner very nice. Apologized for slow service and gave us complimentary dessert.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the youthful valet service to the dining service to the delicious food -- everything was delightful. Yes, we'd recommend the restaurant.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food and atmosphere

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server visited us just enough that we felt taken care of but not crowded on our date night out! The food was fantastic and the decor was beautiful! We will definitely be returning!

MF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely place. Foot amazing! Best filet we ever had. Service very good just a little slow. Minor problem. We are looking forward to coming back!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed the casual elagance for a very enjoyable dining experience. On a busy Saturday evening the service and the owners were polite, engaging, and friendly. The food was outstanding and we cant wait to return.

a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem (for now). Everything was fantastic. Highly recommended for any occasion.

KW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First date. Great place to go

BH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with impeccable service. The scenery is spectacular (understated). The atmosphere was great with lovely servers and amazing food.
Enjoyed the entire experience and would return again (from AK) worth the trip. 👍

MP
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A Lovely afternoon was had. Portions are perfect for me but often the big eaters in the crowd sometimes want more, but the flavors and attention to detail on the plate can make one easily want to order another dish.... So there, problem solved.

e
Philadelphia
175 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a wonderful time with friends for Brunch. Food is excellent.

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