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Duling Kurtz House
Duling Kurtz House

Duling Kurtz House Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.dulingkurtz.com/
  • Email: dulingkurtz@verizon.net
  • Phone: (610) 524-1830
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French, German
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Commerce Drive & South Whitford Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Duling Kurtz House
Located in Exton Pennsylvannia just behind Main Street at Exton. This Beautiful Old Country Inn & Restaurant offers some of the Best Service & Cuisine in Chester County! - Check out our Zagat 2013 Review . The building was built in 1830 and continues the traditional elegance & designs of the Federal Period.

Best for: Special Occasions, Evenings Out, Friday's Live Music at the Bar, Quiet Lunches, and enjoying the world cuisine from our top notch menu.

The Inn/Bed & Breakfast next door offers 13 guest rooms for an Overnight stay. Perfect for relatives visiting the area or a weekend get away.

Frequent comments of our guests: Delicious, Wonderful Food, Amazing Atmosphere, & Beautiful Grounds.

We look forward to seeing you!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I had a lovely date night at Duling Kurtz House! We both enjoyed our food, the service was superb, and the live piano music and singing was wonderful. I had the onion soup and lobster crepes. My husband had the baked brie and wiener schnitzel. Everything was beautifully presented, and very good. The popovers with lemon curd that are brought out at the beginning are simply amazing. Our waiter was young, knowledgeable of the menu, and very attentive. The atmosphere was beautiful. I can't say enough good things. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Four of us dined at the Duling Kurtz all taking the Prix Fixe menu available from Sunday-Thursday. The arugula beet salad as a starter, had by three of us, was exceptional with fresh greens and ample beets. Two of us had the fish main course and two the Wiener schnitzel. All were well presented and excellent. Deserts also did not disappoint. This was a really great dining experience in a well appointed dining room."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We had a lovely, romantic experience. The food was to perfection and the wine phenomenal. A pleasant surprise to my friend who is a foodie. The service was fantastic and the entire staff pleasant and helpful."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "I had a really enjoyable meal as did my guest. It started with appetizers. We had their escargot in a puffed pastry and a blackened scallop dish. Both were outstanding, though the escargot was extremely hot. The Ceasar salad prepared table side was very nice. I had a special entree that was fantastic. It was elk with prepared with an mango apple chutney and surrounded by assorted sauteed vegetables. It was delightful and not the least bit gamey. My guest had the rack of lamp and he raved about it. The wine selection was impressive and the lemoncello dessert was the perfect finish. VERY expense but I'm not complaining - it was great food, great service, great atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "An overall lovely dining experience. Goes to the top of our list in the local area for quality of food, service, and ambiance, all at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It was pricey, but you got what you paid for! Had a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This restaurant is amazing, because it offers different menu items than usually seen on the Mainline. We are so tired of the traditional fish or steak options and were very happy with the Wiener schnitzel and Spaetzel."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We went to DK for a birthday dinner and had a great time. Amy was an energetic and fun server and we really enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "My wife and I had our anniversary dinner Duling Kurtz last weekend! It was lovely! Food was excellent! Amy, our server, was both friendly and knowledgeable! Great experience!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Nice varied menu with something for every taste. Great atmosphere. Attentive service. Will definitely return again soon."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We went to Duling-Kurtz to celebrate a belated Valentine's Day dinner. This was our second time dining there and I had asked to be in the Hunt Room. Not only did we get that room, but we got the same table we sat at our first time. The server we had was in a different room so we had Amy. She was phenomenal. Very energetic and a great addition to our date. The food was amazing. My boyfriend, who doesn't experiment with new food often, tried the short ribs and was blown away by them. I stuck with my favorite dish, the lobster crepes. Before we left, I made sure that the maitre de knew how impressed we were with Amy and we also got to see Ken who served us last time. He remembered us. This is definitely one of my favorite restaurants!!!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The setting, ambiance, service and food were all impeccable"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The food was very good, the service was friendly, and the setting is attractive."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Have loved this restaurant in he past but this time the service was extremely slow and I had to send my food back 3 times because it wasn't cooked right.!. I will chalk it up to being Valentines Day and they were very busy. I will try it agin on a not so busy day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had another wonderful evening at DKH. Enjoyed several of the new, rather nontraditional menu items they have added recently. Everything was well prepared, and the service was friendly and attentive. ."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Visited DK on Valentine's Day, so I will cut them some slack on the over 1 hour wait for our 7PM Reservation. Moving on to the food, everything was excellent. I got Lobster & Filet combo and my girlfriend got The Crab cake and Lobster combo.Both were cooked perfectly, her's welldone, mine medium-rare. The tuna sashimi appetizer with wasabi was mouth melting tender, Service from Ken was attentive and fun. However, the Valentine's desert, touted as vanilla ice cream and chocolate gellato in a hard chocolate shell. was pure liguid, flowing out on the plate as soon the shell was cracked. This was either wrong, or I was misinformed as to the nature of the desert. I commented about it to Ken, but there was nothing offered in return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything was great except the time between the reservation and seating which was 1 hour. They need a better reservation system. If you are planning to go, give yourself a lot of time"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "For the important Valentines Day it appeared they were greatly short staff in the kitchen. It took almost 30 minutes once the order was placed for the salad to be delivered followed by a very long wait until the entre appeared. The entres were delivered very hot, so the wait staff was not the issue. We skipped desert since we observed a table near us waited in excess of 30 minutes for theirs to be delivered. The recent snow storm (15-18") could have created their being short-handed which was a shame since they were filled to capacity. We will return, hopefully at a time they are properly staffed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I had Valentines Day reservations for 8:30pm and arrived 20 minutes early. There was really no where to park and no salt on the sheet of ice covering the lot. Once inside, we checked in at the hostess stand, but she didn't seem to have a list other than writing our names down after we told her our reservation. We then waited at the bar for an hour and twenty five minutes. The bartender was overwhelmed on his own. The house was packed and there were lots of people obviously in the same situation as us. Every time we asked where we were on the list and the wait time the hostess didn't know and was completely flummoxed. We left at 9:35, went to Vickers, were sat immediately and had a beautiful evening. Thank goodness for Vickers!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Wow. Where to start?? This place was so overbooked. It was Valentine's Day and looking forward to a pleasant meal and night with my wife. We had 7:30 a reservation. The first issue was parking. There was no parking and I had to park across the street. Crossing a icy highway. The second issue was when we walked in and there was a large crowd of people waiting for the hostess. It was Chaos. I spoke to some couples and they were running 45-50 mins behind their reservation time. As I mentioned, we had 7:30 reservations and we were 17 tables down on the list to be seated!!! So you think, hey go to a bar for a drink and wait? No way. We waited at the bar for 20 mins and could not even get a drink. Only one bartender to serve about 50 people!."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great ambience. Need better program for waiting for table."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Duling Kurtz has long been our choice for a special evening and once again, they did not disappoint."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "On my smoked salmon appetizer were ritz crackers rather than toast points!! My husband found it very difficult to find any lobster in the "house specialty" lobster and crab crepes, in fact no lump crab as it said on the menu. Shredded perhaps...."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I can't say enough good things about Duling Kurtz. Everything I've ever eaten there has been fabulous, and there's no beating the ambience of the fireplace on a winter's day. Try the Austrian dishes - they do not disappoint."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My first visit to this restaurant was great! From the initial greeting, each person we encountered was pleasant, knowledgeable, and willing to assist in any way. Between the menu items and the specials I had a hard time deciding what to order but finally chose the alligator appetizer and the Roasted Duck. Both were excellent. I will return to this restaurant again!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "It was on a packed New Year's Eve. So would give the food another chance"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Originally had 8:00 PM reservations for four people for New Year's Eve. Got a call asking if I could change to 8:30 and agreed. Arrived at the restaurant at 8:25, not seated until after 9:00. Seated in a lovely small room but waitress was not told we were there. Finally got drinks and placed dinner order. We had decided to leave if we did not receive any food by 10:00 PM, but appetizers arrived at 9:54. Popovers arrived about 15 minutes later. Our patience was wearing thin, and we had decided again to leave when the entrees finally arrived after 10:30. We asked for our check when the entrees were served so we could leave immediately after eating. Food was good, but by then, I didn't even want my meal and just wanted to escape."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I've been to Dueling Kurtz several times now and have always found every aspect of my dining experience to be excellent! New Year's Eve was a wonderful way to end one year and bring in the new year. What I love most is the servers don't rush you through dinner. They are courteous and provide a very relaxed environment!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a lovely private room with a cozy fire in the fireplace. The waiter was wonderful - not intrusive if we were busy talking but attentive and added warm and pleasant remarks when appropriate. Service was leisurely, which fit our event perfectly, as we did not feel rushed. We were celebrating two family members birthdays, which I had noted in my reservations. Their desserts arrived with lighted candles and a round of "Happy Birthday to you!"."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "upon arrival, the hostess did not have our reservation (even though I had a confirmed email); service was lousy - we were virtually ignored for 15 minutes. I went looking for our server at one point and there were no servers in any of the rooms to flag down. This is inexcusable when the place was hardly busy. There were only a few tables filled. The staff were preoccupied with the crush that was anticipated during the late afternoon/evening hours - more than one server and more than one time mentioned that it was going to be "insane." We hardly felt like we mattered at all. We were simply a distraction from their fretting about the upcoming onslaught of 300 or so diners. We like the place but...."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Our family always cook elaborate meals and feast with family &friends during the Christmas holidays. However this year, our family opted to try this restaurant. We made our reservation several weeks ahead of time. when we arrived at the restaurant, we were promptly seated at our table in a beautiful cozy room with a very nice fireplace. We were impressed by the food, service, atmosphere. I would definitely highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions. The grouper was cooked to perfection, the crab cakes were meaty and tasty, not loaded with fillers and creams, the fillet mignon was just perfect. Our server was excellent, the fireplaces were beautiful. We did not have to wait for anything, service was excellent and professional"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Had to wait 40 minutes for table, food very good but slow service from kitchen and extremely expensive. I would not go for Christmas eve again. This was about our tenth time we have had Christmas eve dinner with them and was the first time we had an experience like this. I feel that they overbooked reservations."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We waited for OVER AN HOUR for a reserved table and finally left and went to another restaurant. I can understand a table might not be available immediately upon arrival but this was ridiculous."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "A very enjoyable dinner at Duling Kurtz. Our request to be seated near a fireplace was accomodated. The appetizers of scallops and crab cake were excellent. We had the rack of lamb which was perfectly prepared and seasoned."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Our experience this time was good, but a bit variable. First of all, the parking lot was icy in areas and a small tree blocked both a driveway and walkway. The Inn itself is beautifully decorated and conveys a feeling of warmth, particularly on a cold night. The beet salad was excellent, but the fig and scallop salad, while tasty with a fig reduction, could have used some pieces of fig, which would have given it more body and added interest. The rack of lamb was succulent and beautifully done; my wiener schnitzel with spaetzle was bland, despite the ligonberries. Service was excellent and friendly."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "We dined at the Kurtz House on a Friday evening looking for a local place with good food and restful ambience. We were disappointed. While nothing was bad, there was nothing, except the service, to recommend. Parking on a snowy evening was difficult. The host was too busy to attend. The menu offerings were long on inventiveness -- they had camel for a special entre and both crocodile and alligator for apps -- but short on execution. Our weiner schnitzel was good. The crowd was joyous and our seat by the door gave us full access to the noise in the bar and the entertainer such that my wife and I had trouble holding a conversation. And the price of the meal was higher than we excepted. In all, another local Malvern spot crossed off our list."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Only negative, a dessert was added to our bill that we didn't order and most importantly, my Mother who has arthritis had to walk up a flight of stairs and they didn't even seem to care, especially the manager."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Enjoyed a wonderful birthday dinner with my husband and son."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I took my fiance here for his birthday. Duling Kurtz did not disappoint-29 years later! We arrived about 15 minutes prior to our reservation time and were seated without a wait. I didn't ask, but I believe they must pay attention to the "Special Request" statements on this site because we were seated in a cozy, romantic room with a roaring fire, just as I had asked. The only minor complaint I would have is that the service was somewhat slow, with diners who arrived at least 30 minutes after us being served their entrees first. I also received the incorrect appetizer, but our waitress fixed that promptly. I had the risotto entree-5++ stars! Fiance had NY Strip and was equally happy. Next time we'll skip the apps so we can have dessert!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "From the time we walked in the door everyone remembered my specific comment when I first made the reservation and congratulated us on our 35 Wedding Anniversary."
    Dined on 12/7/2013