The Drafting Room Taproom & Grille

The Drafting Room Taproom & Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.draftingroom.com/
  • Phone: 6103630521
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday – 10:00am - 2:00pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 4:30pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm;
    Friday and Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm;
    Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Late Night: Monday - Thursday: 10:00pm - 11:00pm;
    Friday and Saturday: 11:00pm - 12:30pm;
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Drafting Room Taproom & Grille
Welcome to The Drafting Room Taproom & Grille. Located in the suburban Philadelphia area, The Drafting Room provides to its guests the finest in dining, beer, spirits and wines. Dine in style in our dining room, or catch a bite to eat in relaxed comfort of our taproom.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
The Drafting Room Taproom & Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)good for groups (16)great for brunch (14)kid-friendly (12)great for lunch (12)fit for foodies (9)vibrant bar scene (8)special occasion (7)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great service, food was good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The service was out of this world! For this reason we will return. The crab and corn chowder was great however the main entrees were just average. The mashed potatoes lacked flavor and the broccoli was too crunchy. The pork chop was tasty but not amazing. They have a nice menu with a lot of potential but the actual food was not as good as we hoped. Will try again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Menu
    CliftonGalVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    I was I the area on business with a colleague and this restaurant was recommended. We enjoyed the food and service. Both were very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday brunch
    Barb57VIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    It was our second time there for brunch and we were not disappointed! Food was great with a nice selection. Recommend this to friends for brunch that is reasonable!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good place
    Atlanta01VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    The food was good and service good as well. Nice place.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunday Brunch
    boweg
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    I have been wanting to try their Sunday Brunch for almost a year and finally went this past Sunday. It did not disappoint. There was a nice variety of foods and everything was hot. My favorite was the crab benedict that you order as part of the buffet. It was delicious! I will definately be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really really good food
    Sadie
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We loved it here! The food was out of this world and great draft beer list! Our server was super funny and attentive! We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50th Birthday
    avalvar17
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Had a very enjoyable time. The waitress was awesome. She fulfilled everyone's needs. Will be happy to return again & again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dead on Friday Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Probably bad sign that our group of 4 were the only ones in the bar at 11pm on a Friday night. Not a very popular place in Exton.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice dinner
    kristin
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Friendly and welcoming service. Server was wonderful. food was very good and wine choices were good as well. it is a bit noisy at dinner, but we would come back again, just a bit later in the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fried chicken sanwich was
    crphillyVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Fried chicken sanwich was very good. Raspberry iced tea lacked any flavor. Mussles were good sized portion with sweet potato fries on top. Not a fan of Sweet Potato fries they serve with everything, but outside of that I would go back again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were celebrating a birthday
    Beanie
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday and the waitress gave us enough time to have cocktails, open presents, and have a great time while we were there. We all agreed the food was delicious and would return soon. The price is right for the amount of good food that you receive!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummo!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Delicious food. A step above in culinary choices while maintaining an impressive beer selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ahi tuna to die for
    Anny
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We went for a birthday dinner and all 5 of us were happy with our entrées. My peppercorn blackened ahi tuna with lemon preserve risotto and grilled asparagus was exceptional. Always something new to try. My husband loves the extensive beer list with its variety of bottled beers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice dinner
    chesterspringscouple
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Saturday night out. Made an 8pm res, but based on crowd, looked like we didn't need it (may have been due to weather). We sat in the bar anyway to hear the live music that was starting at 8:30. I got Texas BBQ Brisket (recommended by the server) and wife got seafood fettuccine. Mine was very good, not spectacular, but hers was excellent! Great blush sauce and lots of nice plump shrimp plus crab meat. All in all, a very good dinner. Worthy of coming back again for sure. Server was attentive, but not especially friendly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good choice
    soclose
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food was very good and the specials were varied. We were there early on New Year's Eve, the specials included a Lobster Ravioli, Lamb and Steak. Our server was excellent. The beer selection was excellent as well including many on tap. This is a nice spot for locals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • half and half
    LAHM
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Sun. Brunch buffet ~. My husband like his shrimp cocktail, and omelet w/ bacon and mushrooms. My spinach, mushroom and cheese omelet was just so so. The only other things I could try were home fries which were cold with so many forkfuls of skins left on the onions, and pasta salad which had too much mayo and not enough flavor. I am highly anaphylactic to pork and shellfish so it disturbed me that the chef was proud that he wipes out pans after each omelet w/ a bleach soaked rag. A bleach soaked rag that gets used on every pan, regardless of what was in the pan, is not very smart. You're just carrying bits of whatever from all the other omelets.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Meal!
    ivesman19
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    My wife and I visited The Drafting Room for our Anniversary. We were very pleased with both the service and the food (the cheese dishes were very good!). We have also been for Sunday brunch and were much impressed. The Drafting Room will be a go-to night out or special occasion destination from now on. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual dining
    Wineanddine
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Great for a casual evening out. Large craft beer menu but they make a great martini. Excellent specials to choose from and the regular menu looks good. Desserts somewhat limited but we are not big dessert eaters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was soooo good
    LeslieGatchelVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Food was amazing. Kitchen was able to accommodate my food allergy beautifully. Warm, pub-ey atmosphere was great on a cold winter's night. Great beer and cocktail menu too. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good food!
    NicoleVVIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    We go here when we know we want really good comfort food. Prices are fair for what you get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but disappointing
    Menbaby
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Food was very good but I only wanted 2 things...a mimosa at brunch with no pulp (not an option) and a Belgian waffle with strawberry topping as on website( not available ). So I had to order something else which was fine but not what I had intended. Disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Matt Cermanski--The Voice--11/9/13
    SueT
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    There was a minor mix-up with our reservation. The manager immediately remedied the situation and checked on us a few times to make sure we were happy. The service and food were great. I would return again and recommend it to others. I am rating the noise level as energetic because we sat in the bar to watch the entertainment. We made reservations to watch him. There were four ladies who came to watch him because they had their picture taken with him. I don't know why they came. They constantly talked loud and didn't watch him perform at all. They were seated right in front of him. I imagine he was very annoyed. They were so RUDE. When we walked out, we noticed the rest of the people in the restaurant seemed quiet and respectful.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch
    Barb57VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    Great place to go for Sunday Brunch. Food and service was excellent and it was not too overwhelming! Pricing was a great deal. Plan to go back again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor selection and quality
    Cusa
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Poor selection and quality of food at Sunday brunch. Plus the restaurant had a dingy look and feel to it. Definitely not worth the money at $17/person for a brunch. Breakfast at Denny's would have been better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Satisfies
    SimpleFoodie
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We dine here from time to time. The service is always friendly, the menu is surprisingly varied for a local pub/restaurant, the execution is very good. Big beer list, good atmosphere, and not too noisy to be able to converse with friends while dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local spot
    DcrspankVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    For nearly 20 years my family and I have enjoyed the atmosphere , service and food at the Drafting Room. It is a great local spot. I went with my friends on Monday to watch baseball and football games and the service was very good and the food was consistent as always. The neat thing about the Drafting Room is the range if beers from complementary local home brews to other craft beers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not real easy to find
    Chaseydujac
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    Well, to start off...the hardest thing is to find the restaurant...it's in a little strip mall, their sign does not stand out and the sign by the road (we went at night) was not lighted. Once there we easily were seated...it was not busy at all...not sure why we needed a reservation. The wait staff was great. The food was very good. I had Paella, another had a steak...looked great and the third in our party has crab cakes...(large and very nice). Great selection of beers etc. Overall a great find...literally...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    Skip
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    The Sunday Brunch is excellent. It has a broad variety of choices including seafood, a carving table, an omelet table and standard breakfast fare and deserts. The brunch is very moderately priced.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, awesome beer selection!
    YoSchlo
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    We love this place! We come here monthly to check out the seasonal food and beer selections. The September menu is great but I cant wait for the Octoberfest beer and foods.The blackend grilled shrimp app was unbelievable and the turkey burger is back! Love, love, love the Greek salad with salmon! This is also "sports fan" (and teen) friendly because they have large screen TVs in one room outside of the bar. The waitress we had was very knowledgeable about the menu and the draft beer specials. She was very kid friendly and made AMAZING chocolate milk! I wish I knew her name so I could give her a shout out! Prices are very reasonable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    Gerrie
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    We were heading to a concert and let our server, Melanie, know that we had to be on the way by a certain time. She was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    Food was delicious. Service was friendly and attentive. We will visit drafting room again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I had family visiting from
    trigurl1982
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    I had family visiting from out of town last weekend and we had brunch here from a recommendation from a friend. IT WAS DELICIOUS!! My husband and I both agreed that this may become our "Sunday thing." Highly recommend, but make sure you have a reservation!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Okay
    DLM9
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    We were seated immediately in the dining room and realized it was a bit more formal,than we anticipated. Our server was very pleasant and moved us to the bar area. Our drinks were delivered in moments and our order taken. To our surprise, dinner arrived at the table in less than 20 minutes. Our burgers were cooked to our specifications and the amount of fries was generous. This is my only complaint - too much salt! My meal came with sweet potato fries and they had some kind of seasoning on them that was just entirely too salty. Overall, it was a pleasant experience and the service was very good. I guess it's just not our "cup of tea".
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice for Brunch
    SunDvlGrl
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    I had been to the Drafting Room for dinner and drinks before but never brunch. It was good...not a huge selection, but it was very good food for the low price per person. And the specialty drinks (I had the champagne bellini with pomegranate) was divine. Our server was very attentive, and the manager (or maybe owner?) came over to ask us how everything was. That's always a plus in my book. The dining room temp was somewhat warm when we walked in, so I thought it was going to be uncomfortable...but the A/C must've kicked in right away because it was the fine the remainder of our time there. I would certainly return and recommend to others for a casual brunch at a great price.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun with friends
    WineDineGoodTime
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Met some friends for drinks and dinner after work. Creative martinis - the Caramel Pretzel was delicious!! Great mussels as an app - they prepare them 3 different ways. I had salmon with a drunken cherry butter over apple and arugula salad, and it was really Very good. Would definitely come back to The Drafting Room!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hasn't failed us yet
    Anny
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    We always enjoy a night out at the Drafting Room-- interesting beers, delicious food, congenial waitstaff. What's not to love?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Survivor
    Butch
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    With many competitors in the Exton area the Drafting Room has what some do not. A great selection of daily specials and a solid menu of good food. If you enjoy a restaurant survivor on the small / special scale, this one cannot be overlooked.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent food
    WestChesterLocals
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    We've been going to the Drafting Room for 15 years because the meals never miss. Every dish is creatively conceived, interesting, and absolutely delicious. We love this chef's work. And the prices are extremely reasonable for a place with such a creative menu. Service is always good; our latest dinner there, on Aug. 3, 2013, had outstanding service. The ambiance is nondescript but pleasant -- not the kind of ambiance for a "special occasion" restaurant, but we do go there for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Local Spot
    Kmeitz
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    Nice local spot with very good food and a great beer list. Relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the option to get a variety
    Chuckie83
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Love the option to get a variety of different ounce pours on the draft list. Great craft beer selection as well. The service was prompt and friendly. I'll definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.