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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The Drafting Room Taproom & Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (31)good for groups (25)great for brunch (19)fit for foodies (14)great for lunch (12)kid-friendly (9)special occasion (8)vibrant bar scene (8)notable wine list (5)great for outdoor dining (4)hot spot (3)romantic (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Maybe she was having a bad day?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We have eaten here several times and always enjoy the good food and friendly service. Tonight's experience was very different. We ordered a shared appetizer (stuffed dates - very tasty), two entrees, and a bottle of wine. The food was very good and served in a timely fashion. For some reason, however, our waitress could not seem to remember to bring the wine...even after asking her THREE TIMES! After finishing our entrees (washed down with water we had to request from another waitress), our waitress came to see if we wanted anything else. We told her we were finished and that she could cancel the bottle of wine. Her response: "Oh, are you sure?" With all of the dining options in the area, it will be quite a while before we return.
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  • A menu with something for everyone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a large group so the noise level was definitely raised by our presence! The server was wonderful and patient with our catching up with each other. We never felt rushed. The food is always fantastic here. I was in charge of picking the location for our group of 10 and I know that the Drafting room menu has something for every eater. Large or small appetite, vegetarian, glucose avoider, pasta lover or carnivore - all are happy. Glad to see that some of our long time favorites stay on the menu like the Greek Salad, the Goat Cheese & Apple Salad and the amazing Mushroom Soup & Corn Chowders!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service is fair. Food good.
    SatnitedinerVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The decor needs to be updated. Service was ok. Food ok. Like the sister restaurant (Brickside Grille) better. Sun. brunch is very good though.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • The Drafting Room
    Lynn
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great food and great, friendly service! This is a great place to get out and enjoy time with friends, coworkers, or a significant other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    kpax
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This place has a great menu, awesome beers and amazing cheese boards.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointed
    Diane
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I've been to the Drafting Room many times, but hadn't been there for several years. It was a girls night out, so we just had salads and appetizers. I think we had a new waiter, the service was very slow. The waiter was trying, but a couple of us ordered wine, and It took 20 minutes to get it. One of us had a huge hair on the plate when the salad was served. I know that that can happen, and they were very gracious when we asked them to just take it off the bill and forget it. The appetizers were OK, but not great. I probably won't go back for awhile, but will give them another chance. The Drafting room hasn't been updated since it opened, and it's definitely time for it to be updated
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    CommodoreHumphry
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My wife an I have been to the Drafting Room for dinner a few times, never disappointing. We always come early so we can enjoy some time at the bar, which is usually busy, and relax before dinner.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best of the best at any price
    Architect
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I cannot imagine a better or more satisfing Sunday Brunch. The seafood is incredible for the price and the custom omlets are remarkable. Try the smoked Salmon. I was told by the Chef that they start smoking it on Thursday! I have been coming here for a few years now and the Brunch and Dinner menu are always awesome. If you like single malt scotch this place is untouchable for the price and selection. Hey guys, you can send the promo check to ... ;-) Keep up the great work
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aways a good time
    JohnnyMoto69
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great food, reasonable prices, great service, good beer list!!! 8)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Hadn't been for a couple of years, but the food is still excellent and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • blinner is a winner!
    grammy
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Extensive Sunday Brunch Buffet selections satisfies Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner = "Blinner". Must haves: crab Florentine eggs benedict, smoked salmon, Caesar salad, whitefish salad, peel 'n eat shrimp, mussels. Many entrée selections, including prime rib, all enjoyable
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • going here for years/always enjoy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Whether Brunch, Lunch or Dinner they always exceed expectations. Fantastic beer list and, great service - (and the always make sure the kids meals come out early).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    moV528
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great food. Large specialty drink list. Big beer assortment. Fairly priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Local Restaurant!
    Lewis
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We’ve been to The Drafting Room several times. The food is always outstanding. They always have a list of great specials. I’ve ordered from their regular menu and from the special menu; both are amazing. Although I do not drink, my family and friends have ordered from their extensive beer and wine list. They were all happy with The Drafting Room’s selection. The wait staff is attentive and always asking if they can do anything else to help with our dining experience. I would recommend The Drafting Room to anyone looking for great food and drink and reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pub fare
    LongtimeOTVIPVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Best part of The Drafting Room was our service from Sarah. She was very accommodating. They have a nice selection of specialty cocktails and martinis. The draft beer list wasn't as extensive and didn't have as much variety as I was expecting. Food was good; we'd recommend the mushroom soup and asparagus fries and the black bass and crab cake were fine. The rustic tart was a very good choice for dessert.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good not great
    Axlmal
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Good beer list and decent food. Slightly pricey but all in all a good place to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice selection of Beers
    yumyum
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Beer selection and cheese boards were fun Crab corn chowder was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!- okay surroundings
    constantdinerdon
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We really enjoyed the food. Everyone in our group of six said that the food was outstanding. The ambiance is average, but we came for the food! We definitely would come again. We dined at the Drafting Room in the past, but not for a few years. We were happy that we returned. Loved the selection of beers from everywhere!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meeting spot
    truffie83
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We have been to the Drafting Room 3 times - it is a halfway point to meet friends who live in Philly (we coming from Reading). We have enjoyed our dining experience each time and it will continue to be our go to spot. Food and staff are great, and plenty of drinks to choose from.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great crab Benedict!
    Pacho
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Nothing aside from that to rave about, but everything we tried was pretty good except for the prime rib, it was dry! The desserts were 90% frozen , not homemade. Great service :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SulmaxVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great beer selection. Food is okay. Good, not great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family night out
    vegetarianmom
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Good food and family friendly. Service was good and our waitress was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Nice Time
    Irish
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Very predictable dining. Food is good, service is always friendly and good and atmosphere is very pleasant. The owner always greets you and checks up on you. Always a friendly crowd and people seem to be enjoying themselves. Food is good quality and a nice variety.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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  • Great food; great service.
    SatnitedinerVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The Drafting Room never fails to deliver a good meal with good service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Sunday brunch
    Mysteve
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great Sunday brunch. Friendly wait staff. Casual atmosphere. Good food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friendly staff
    lmd1
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Very customer service oriented, friendly. Food was not so good.
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  • Great brunch!
    Hey59donna1
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We've had several meals at The Drafting Room, brunch and dinners both. The service is always great. Attentive, but not to the pony of hovering, which I appreciate. Never a complaint with the food, waitstaff, & cleanliness. Highly recommend!!!👍. Oh, and the Sticky Buns......worth the price of admission.
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid performance
    Chickman
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were immediately seated and the atmosphere was quite but upbeat and really nice. Great craft beer list and menu from some very interesting entrees to great sandwiches. One guest's filet was not done enough and it was immediately addressed and the wait staff and management were very attentive. Overall a really nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay, nice place for dinner
    shoz410
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Service and atmosphere ok. The one plus is the long list of beers to choose from.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Service/Mediocre Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great beer list to choose from. Food was mediocre. Service was absolutely top-notch.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Craft and Import Beer to Impress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    A well crafted menu supports an excellent beer list in this tucked-away-in-a-strip-mall location. Such a pleasant surprise!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Okay Food, Annoying Service
    FC777
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was okay, although it's a bit pricey. Needles to say, the beer list is impressive. The waitress came to our table so often that we felt rushed. She would start talking, even though we would be in the middle of conversation. It was very strange and annoying. The manager did the same thing during our dinner to ask us about our meal. The funny thing is, when we left, he looked right at us and never said goodnight. That said, this was our second experience at The Drafting Room. Our first visit was much better, so maybe they were having an off night.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty Business dinner
    dehoopcoach
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I arranged for 3 of my co-workers and I to have dinner here. I have eaten here for lunch with my family many times and I reccommend the Turkey Burger for lunch it is excellent. On our dinner visit we all had the 8oz filet and I must say for a restaurant that is not a true steak house the meat was a great cut and it was prepared perfectly. We all enjoyed the food, the service and would highly reccommend you to come here to enjoy this under the radar restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Always a Pleasure
    Irish
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We always enjoy The Drafting Room. Food is delicious, staff is super friendly and VERY hard working (including the owner) and the atmosphere is always relaxing. Would recommend for groups or dinner for two. Also an easy spot to grab a seat at the bar and watch a game. Try it; you will like it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 96 reviews are from the The Drafting Room Taproom & Grille reviews archive.
  • sometimes it is great...
    YoSchlo
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    WE love the restaurant but it is so hit or miss. Sometimes the food is great and sometimes it is burned. The wait staff are awesome sometimes and terrible the next. The beer list is always good but not always cold.
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    kid-friendly, good for groups
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  • Go for the beer list
    glofVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    some dinners were good others were okay. Waitress was great.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & Service
    1971Nova
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    As usual, the food there is good to very good. The service was excellent. The server was fun and very helpful. My significant other doe have a few food restrictions and she was very helpful with the order.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food and beer
    LikesToDine
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Of course, The Drafting Room is known for its extensive beer list. Our knowledgeable server was helpful with both the menu and beer suggestions, but not pushy in the least. The house beer is listed as a Harvest Ale, but she knew that as an IPA fan, I'd like it. She was right. My wife and I both enjoyed our entrees. Generous portions, but we stuffed in a crème brulee anyway. A very nice evening out.
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  • Great food, lousy atmosphere
    Dan1964
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My wife and I ate there last night with another couple. I checked out the menu online before I went so I knew what the prices were beforehand. When we got there and sat down I was kind of shocked. The place seamed filthy. For the prices I would have thought it was a "Fine Dining" establishment. Other reviews I've read said it was a favorite in Exton, PA. Didn't see that either, at 7:00 on a Saturday night the place was almost empty. Food was great. Service was great. Just the upkeep of the building was awful. The window shade by my table was non-operational because the string broke and instead of fixing it someone "wired" it in place with a paperclip, and filthy. When I stood up I literally stuck to the carpet because it was so filthy.
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  • Nice Evening at the Drafting Room!
    Gerrie
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Service was great! Looks like the menu has been pared down quite a bit since our last visit but there were ample choices for our dinner. Restaurant looks like it could use a little sprucing up inside and out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.