Located inside a Victorian mansion on West Upper Ferry Road, in beautiful Ewing Township, Blooming Grove Inn offers an escape to the past. Originally the main farm house on Blooming Grove Farm, the building was converted to a restaurant around the turn of the 20th century and called Blooming Grove Inn.
Owner Steve Jordan renovated the charming house and opened in November 2014. “The property has been a place of hospitality for over a century,” says Jordan proudly. “In fact, in the 1920s, it was the local speakeasy. We have three rooms, each with distinct character and each with an inviting fire place. Our full bar, including what I call the “Brown Bar,” is an homage to our speakeasy past. We are hosting Dual Whiskey Tastings on November 2nd and November 9th from 6 to 8 PM. Guests will sample six different whiskies, and enjoy a buffet. Call the Inn for reservations.”
Jordan’s dedication to fine food is evident in the backyard garden, featuring herbs and vegetables that cannot get any fresher. He is proud of his variety of hot peppers, including the Carolina Reaper, rumoured to be the hottest in the world. “We are instituting our new Fall/Winter menu now. Our dishes will focus on the bounty that Autumn ingredients offer; heartier dishes for cool weather. The menu is New American at dinner, traditional American at lunch.”
But don’t count summer out just yet. “Diners love our outdoor dining area and we will make summer last as long as possible with multiple fire pits arranged to keep you warm while you enjoy the outside.”
Jordan says, “The Blooming Grove Inn regularly has events that show off the great menu items, drinks, and our welcoming hospitality. Come enjoy our Moscow Mule Mondays or out Tini Tuesdays.”
Music at The Blooming Grove enlivens your dining experience. On October 9th, legendary Barbara Trent will perform from 5-9pm. “BarbaraTrent has been entertaining people in towns along the Delaware for over five decades and we are proud to present this amazing musical icon,” says Jordan. “We will offer two seatings, one at 5pm and one at 7pm so her fans can listen and dine in comfort.”
On October 26th, The Blooming Grove Inn will feature a five-course wine dinner highlighting the wines of the Michael David Winery. Starting at 6:30 patrons can experience the distinctive vintages from one of California’s top producers, a 6-generation family operation that has been making wines for over a century.
“We are already taking reservations for holiday parties. Our various rooms are perfect for any size party, from an intimate gatherings to seating for 110 people using the entire house. Family parties or corporate events are one of a kind at The Blooming Grove Inn so book early,” advises Jordan.
Catering for off-site events is also available. A full array of food and beverages are available for receptions, parties, or events. The catering menu includes options to suit every budget.
Step into history and sit down to a cozy, fine dining experience at the historic Blooming Grove Inn.
Blooming Grove Inn, 234 West Upper Ferry Road, Ewing. 609-882-1150. www.bloominggroveinn.com. Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 5 to 10 p.m., Sunday 5 to 9 p.m.