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
52 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for brunch (19)neighborhood gem (19)great for lunch (15)good for groups (12)kid-friendly (12)fit for foodies (8)special occasion (7)vibrant bar scene (7)notable wine list (6)great for outdoor dining (4)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Meeting spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Drafting Room
    James
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    They have an excellent brunch and the service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    wide variety of well prepared food items ran the gamut: from bagels & lox and eggs benedict to seafood to prime rib and a sweet table. Attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Omelet/meat carving station
    LabLover
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The person making the wonderful omelets, should not also be the person carving the meat. The place was pretty busy, but not crazy, but he could not do both - handling 2 omelets at a time - we who were not wanting an omelet had to wait way to long for a piece of meat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    BillF
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Drafting room has a great Sunday Brunch, one of the best in the area. Excellent selection of well prepared food and a nice atmosphere. Staff is always cheerful and take good care of the customers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HappyBDayGirl
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I've been here many times and it is always very good. This time, my family and I had an excellent brunch, with a terrific variety of breakfast and lunch items to choose from. The Bloody Mary I had was just spicy enough to kick start my day. Then I ate so much that I didn't even think about food again until about eight hours later. The restaurant was quite busy, but the staff could not have been more pleasant or attentive. I highly recommend brunch at the Drafting Room!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice birthday dinner
    ElALVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We were there with 11 people for my son's birthday. The food was good, but the server seemed a bit overwhelmed. She would ask one of us what we wanted and miss the rest of the group. All in all, it was a good experience. There's a very good beer selection, and a good variety of choices on the menu. I found some sand in my mussels, but the flavor of the sauce was good. The salad was very good. This is a good place for an upscale casual meal with friends.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service, loud, just ok food
    mndagabrielle
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Terrible service throughout the meal despite a ton of staff running around. It took minutes to noticed by a hostess and once seated out waitress just shouted questions at us while serving other tables. It took 10 min to get drinks, and so long to get appetizers that we forgot we ordered them. The only time we received decent service was when the rest of our section cleared. And even then it was still noisy! We had to shout at each other. Better off sitting at the bar where it is ironically quiet. The food was ok- filet, lumpy mashed potatoes and steamed green beans-but expensive for what you got. For 4 people, without dessert, $150 is way too much for that experience. We won't be coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 83 reviews are from the The Drafting Room Taproom & Grille reviews archive.
  • Thym
    ThymVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food from the Appetizers to the Main Course was not hot, and the french onion soup was so bland Campbell s makes a better canned soup. The wait staff was not very attentive. Won't be back ever.
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  • Happy Hour
    Girlsout
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Met some friends at the Drafting Room for Happy Hour so our food choices were bar foods. The sliders and wings were very good. Service was adequate. We sat in the dining room which was conducive to talking. All in all it was a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great after all these years
    foodsnob84
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I haven't been to the Drafting room for quite a while. And I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. Awesome service, wonderful food, huge variety of both hot and cold items. Glad to see the Omelet and Carving stations are still a fixture. This place is still a relevant and professional destination. Kudos!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday night dinner and music!
    BestbobVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Offered both quiet dinner in the restaurant or choose the bar which was first come first serve.. which we did and were seated before we finished our first drink. They had live music from 8:30 till 11:30 taking requests made it a great night out not just dinner. The menu had lots of fun choices all great and a good value as well. In this area where I live you would have to pass by 100 restaurants traveling 30 minutes to get there and it was well worth it,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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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