General Warren Inne
General Warren Inne

General Warren Inne

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.generalwarren.com/
  • Phone: 6102963637x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Happy Hour 4:30 to 6:30 Mon- Fri featuring 1/2 price draft beer, $5 wines, 1/2 price tavern menu. Guests suites available seven nights a week. Private parties and wedding ceremonies/receptions for 50 to 150 guests can be hosted Saturday afternoons or anytime Sunday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, American
  • Executive Chef: Jonathan Fahey
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: All catering for on-site functions only. Three Private dining rooms for groups of 15 to 60, plus the four-seasons Springhouse Terrace for cocktail receptions and wedding ceremonies. Reserving the entire inn for parties of 50 to 150 available. General Warren Inne specializes in custom functions including cocktail parties with food stations, carving stations and butler hors d'oeuvre service, in addition to our award winning white cloth table service. Your event can be tailored to be formal or casual, based on your needs. Please contact a function planner at 610 296.3637 or info@generalwarren.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Step through our door and experience classic 18th century charm and hospitality blended with modern American cuisine. Join us for your next special occasion or corporate event. With three private dining rooms and the Springhouse Terrace, we can accommodate groups of 15 to 60 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Event Coordinator 6102963637x
  • Entertainment: In THE WARREN TAVERN: Thursdays: Live Music from 6 to 10 pm with special drink and food pricing. To see schedule of upcoming talent, visit website, call or e-mail us.
    HAPPY HOUR(S) Monday-Friday 4:30 - 6:30 featuring HALF Price drafts, $5 wines, HALF Price Tavern menu items
  • Special Events: Happy Hour 4:30 to 6:30 Mon- Fri featuring 1/2 price draft beer, $5 wines, 1/2 price tavern menu items.... Dinner / Suite / Breakfast Packages, starting at only $175 per couple.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Warren Avenue
  • Public Transit: Local SEPTA R-5 Regional Rail transit and Amtrak service 1 mile from inn. Advance taxi service reservations required. Call us for assistance, 610 296.3637
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample free parking on property. Complimentary Valet Parking on busy nights.
A word from General Warren Inne
Historic 1745 Country Inn featuring American-Continental Cuisine with a contemporary flair, table-side prepared specialties at dinner, attentive service amid charming candlelit dining rooms, all with working fireplaces. Home of "The Warren Tavern", featuring a lite fare menu or the full menu, all available without reservations. Happy Hour 4:30 to 6:30 Mon- Fri featuring 1/2 price draft beer, $5 wines, 1/2 price tavern menu. Full bar and extensive International wine list. Outdoor dining at "The Springhouse Terrace", available all year-round for cocktail parties, receptions and intimate weddings and receptions. Three private party rooms for 15 to 60 guests, eight elegant guests suites for overnight stays, including a served continental breakfast.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
General Warren Inne reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (73)romantic (60)neighborhood gem (37)fit for foodies (35)good for groups (27)great for outdoor dining (26)great for lunch (23)notable wine list (21)scenic view (15)great for brunch (13)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Worth a re-visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were pleased to be in one of the recently renovated dining rooms. Very nice atmosphere, and updated menu offers great selections. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A favorite restaurant of ours and it did not disappoint
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but Close
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I celebrated his birthday at The Gen. Warren Inne on Saturday night. The food was excellent, as was the service. Construction is underway, so we could not really appreciate the beauty of the building. My only complaint is that the tables are very close together and we heard everyone's conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Everything about the food and service was great. Renovations in the room next to ours detracted from the ambiance as well as the odd music selection, xm satellite radio with commercials playing top twenty hits wasnt very enjoyable. Still a really nice dinner and I'd go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful outdoor area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My husband and I went to dinner with two other couples and enjoyed an evening of eating outside in the quaint "back porch" area. There were several new Vegan small plate options on the menu which I tried. They were spectacular. Several in the group ordered fish dishes which they enjoyed. One of our diners ordered the famous pork chop and was not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • General Warren Inn
    Good
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It was great overall. Everyone's meal was great. I had the crab cake. I thought it was ok. It was on the bland side. I expected more at the GW, but the Caesar salad was excellent as was the rib eye and filet mignon. It's a nice intimate dining experience. The service was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GreatNite
    DocPC
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We were celebrating our 5th Wedding Anniversary and even though the dinning room was undergoing renovation the atmosphere was still Great and we had a great time. The service was great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very interesting menu. Love the history of the place also. A little bit of construction going on, but it didn't bother us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • exceptional service
    FlceeceeVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Maureen is an excellent waitress. We will ask for her next time we book!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday group
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We have been to General Warren multiple times and this past time we were disappointed. The service and the general ambience was wonderful as is usually the case. There were 5 people in our group and 3 of the group were unhappy with their food. The lamb chops were puny and the steaks were very tough. Perhaps this visit was a fluke as in the past our food has been excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • celebrated 46th anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Reccommended fine dining for the 50 and uo crowd, maybe 40 and up. Not a smart phone or iPad in sight. Ecellent food ambience and service. Plan on $100 for two, extra if you have wine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nathalie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The Beef Wellington was amazing and the service was exceptional. We've lived in the area for 8 years and cannot believe that all these years we've missed out on what General Warren Inne has to offer! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • She said it ... BEST EVER!
    JB22VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Brought my family up for a visit from Cape May, NJ - they hadn't enjoyed the GWI in a very long time. Caesar salad prepared table side to start and then across the board we went old schools and ordered the staples of this fine dining institution: - the steak au poivre, the rack of lamb, the beef wellington, and the filet special. My guests said it was the BEST EVER. Add award winning service, a stellar bar and host team and you've got yourself the Main Line's finest fine dining location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The Inn is charming. It was not crowded but there were others there and the noise level was the quietest of any restaurant we have been to in some time. The tables are well spaced and each had a lit candle. We found the food to be good with some excellent touches. The menu online was exactly as presented at the restaurant. We enjoyed the experience for our 33rd wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tableclothes
    eagertoeat
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    There are fewer and fewer restaurant that still have tablecloths and a quiet atmosphere. General Warren Inne has both and good food too!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful
    CatCam
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    My family was visiting from out of town and we were celebrating a birthday. Six of us were seating at a round table and we had a wonderful meal. Our server was delightful and the food was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quaint and charming
    Jezz
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have been long time dinners at the General Warren Inne. We usually get a room and have the dinner prefix package which is always satisfying. Tom is a great bartender with wonderful app suggestions. Celeste is our favorite waitress. Love when they have the fire place going. The rooms are beautiful and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    tlhlbs
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great for special occasions. Great food and service. Very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FINEDININGCAPVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Initially we were greeted very pleasantly by hostess. We went outside for a glass of wine before dinner. Once we were seated in the dining room, however, our waiter almost acted as if it were a chore to serve us. Rolls weren't warm. My husband had the crabcakes which he said was very good. I had salmon that was overcooked and flavorless. To top it off, we had changed before dinner because the web site said no shorts, jeans or t-shirts. To our surprise a group of people were seated who were wearing shorts and t-shirts. Guess anything goes these days.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday treat
    goodfood2
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I took my husband to the General Warren Inne to celebrate his birthday. We had an excellent meal in a beautiful setting with great service. We know we can rely on this restaurant for a special occasion, or for a nice dinner and a relaxing evening anytime. The small plates are perfect - a reasonable portion at a reasonable price. All the dining options are a good value - well worth the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious
    Natcat
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We enjoyed our evening very much. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner and a show
    wineisgood
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our 47th wedding anniversary. We had dined here before and enjoyed the experience so we decided to partner our evening theatre play with dinner. The staff was very professional and the food excellent. The waitress even had the chef write Happy Anniversary on our dessert dishes. A wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tdhoust
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The service was prompt, friendly and impeccable. Our every want was tended to with speed and grace. The food had a wonderful presentation. My wife tried the beef wellington. It arrived overcooked and she thought it was "ok". She is a very picky eater so I tried it and would not order it again. I ordered the 12 oz strip. It was cooked correctly, but again the taste was average. I have had much better steaks at Texas Road house for half the price. We decided to skip dessert there and go somewhere else. $95 for a meal for two that neither of us thought was worth the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very special place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had a delightful experience mainly due to the elegance and peacefulness of the Inn. It isa beautiful building and very well appointed. Our server was delightful, attentive and very personable. The homemade ice tea was delicious. My soft shell was a bit overcooked but otherwise very tasty. We will definitely return and find this to be someplace special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    kitty
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had not been to the Inn before but had heard very good reports from others. We met relatives from out of town for lunch. The food was excellent but the service was quite poor and disappointing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BT75
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Have had the good fortune to dine at the General Warren twice in the last month. 1st for a large group dinner and 2nd for a small business dinner. Both meals were wonderful, service was outstanding. Felt very welcome at both visits. Would highly recommend the General Warren Inne.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Any time of year -- perfect
    FormerChescoCommishVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Whether in the winter next to roaring fire (real logs, not some gas-fried fakes) or in the summer, there's no better ambience or service on the Main Line -- or technically just beyond, since it's in Malvern. Great for special occasions or even a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • XXXXXXXXX
    XXXXVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    A GREAT COUNTRY INN ALWAYS A VERY WENJOYABLE EVENING
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dining experience
    q17VV6aK1L
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary at General Warren Inne – it was our first dining experience here. The place is clean and simply decorated. The service is very good without being pretentious. Drinks were good and original. The food was mixed. The Goat Cheese Flatbread was good, but somewhat bland; the Lobster Flatbread was excellent; the Pan Seared Sea Scallops were OK, again somewhat lacking in flavor, while the Steak Au Poivre was excellent! We were both disappointed by our deserts – both were a bit heavy. The atmosphere was moderately quiet. We were surprised to see a baby at an upscale restaurant such as this, but the parents were considerate. Overall, we would definitely recommend this restaurant for a special event.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So far "out" it's "in."
    Kiki
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This is one of the greatest rarities nowadays: an eatery in a relaxed and highly traditional ambiance with a menu combining classic antique dishes, like Wiener Schnitzel with a selection of more current dishes. The soups were spectacular, and the desserts almost at that level too. A very nice wine selection. Altogether, a fine experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We were meeting up with an elderly gentleman who said he knew how to get to the restaurant. While driving down Lancaster Ave. he was looking for familiar landmarks, like a bus stop and General Warren Inne sign. He kept driving to Exton and returned to Paoli where we called him to see where he was. We drove to him and directed him back to the Inne. Signs on both sides of Lancaster Ave. directing drivers to the Inne would be helpful. Thanks Rick
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service great! Food not so much
    Goodeats
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The staff were all very attentive and service was excellent. The food unfortunately was not as impressive as the staff. The Caesar salad was phenominal, however all the entrees served were unimpressive in presentation and were all over cooked. For the prices I would have expected a much higher caliber of food quality and and it's presentation
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    As always, GW is excellent and we had an outstanding meal. Unlike other 'fine' restaurants in the area, GW is the only restaurant in its class; always consistent, great service and a relaxing atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very inviting company dinner
    JB22VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Small group of 7 directed to a private seating room / area. Welcomed like family. There is no mistaking why this fabled restaurant has won the BEST SERVICE award from Main Line Today magazine. Our entire crew remarked about the first class service in this grown-up, first class restaurant. Exceptional execution from the kitchen team as we sampled the new menu from both sides as well as some of the specials. Speaking of special ... if you're looking for a special experience ... this is your place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambience & service, food OK
    Filly
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This was our second time eating here. We liked the small-plates menu, which we ordered from. We started with the caesar salad for two, which was made expertly at tableside. But the slow-roasted veal spareribs were a disappointment, full of fat and charred. (How can something supposedly slow-roasted come to the table charred?) My husband ordered the 6 oz filet mignon medium-well, and it, too, was served charred on the outside and medium rare (practically raw) on the inside. We should have sent both entrees back. We would think twice about going here for dinner again. The service, on the other hand, was terrific and the ambience is great. But the food ... not so much. Perhaps a good place for drinks (has a lively bar scene) and munchies.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely lunch at the General Warren
    WayneGirl
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This is a great place for a special lunch or dinner. Fine dining and service, good menu selection for entrees and also for more casual sandwiches and salads. All diners were nicely dressed, so this did not seem appropriate for a casual jeans-and-tee-shirt outing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FavoriteAuntie
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    A wonderful place for a family celebration. We are from out of town and were celebrating my niece and her new husband's marriage. Thank you for making it very special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The food was excellent. Server was knowledgeable, friendly, and perfectly attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not the Same
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We have been here many times over the years and we very disappointed with the new menu. We had two specials and neither one was particularly good. The fish was overcooked. We had two desserts and did not like either one. As always the ambience and service was great but we will have to find another place for special occasions.
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  • Nice but expensive
    Nice
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Nice people. Great food. Expensive. I like it bit pricing is high
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.