The Hunt Room at the Desmond Hotel
The Hunt Room at the Desmond Hotel

The Hunt Room at the Desmond Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.desmondgv.com/
  • Phone: 6102969800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday: 7:00 am - 11:00 am, Sunday: 7:00 am - 8:30 am, Brunch 8:30 am - 2:00 pm. Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 12:00 - 4:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Kevin Kessler 6102969800

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rte 202 & Rte 29
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from The Hunt Room at the Desmond Hotel
Enjoy the best in American Regional Cuisine at The Desmond's Hunt Room. The Hunt Room is the perfect spot when you are in the mood for great steaks and seafood. Our experienced and professional culinary staff take pride in serving the most succulent prime beef, the freshest seafood and a tempting array of delicious salads, sides and desserts.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
The Hunt Room at the Desmond Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (17)romantic (11)fit for foodies (11)good for groups (11)neighborhood gem (9)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (5)great for outdoor dining (4)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • MAURCIA
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    WAITE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT AND FRIENDLY. VERY COMFORTABLE. FOOD WAS EXCELLENT
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Our Desmond Experience!
    TheMicroVacationer
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    A mini resort vacation in an evening's time! So relaxing, delicious and decadent. A refreshing and restorative get away!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Service But Bad Food
    RysdesVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The waitress is very pleasant and helpful. Our food is not good. The prime rib was chewy. The duck had the taste of being in the freezer too long. The plate was returned to the kitchen because of the taste. The replacement dish was a piece of swordfish. The meat was watery. It was a disappointing meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch!
    Fabulous
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had friend in from France and we Enjoyed everything you had to Offer! Absolutely Amazing!! and are waiter Collin was Fabulous!! I cant think of One bad thing! Honestly!! Thank You So Much!!! We will definitely be Back!! ps. I'm still Full!! haha!! Thanks Again!! oxoxox!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful brunch!
    jyychem
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This is the first time we'd eaten at the Desmond for brunch. There was a wide variety of food and everything was delicious, particularly the roast beef, which was fabulous. The price was quite reasonable and service excellent. We definitely will go back, with our entire family next time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place, great food
    Racemom72
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    their Sunday Brunch is a hit every time. The staff are helpful, courteous and go above and beyond to make sure you have a great dining experience. The food is hot, fresh and delicious. the famous Bread Pudding is mouth watering. I love the tables for 2, and the view of the lush greenery from the windows.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a very nice time
    PvbfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We went for a birthday. The room was very nice and the food was good. Our server, Mimi, took very good care of us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hunt Club Atmosphere
    LouJanVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had enjoyed a lively day at the Radnor Hunt Concours d'Elegance in Malvern. PA. and wanted to finish with a relaxing meal. We found just what we were looking for at the Hunt Room in the Desmond Hotel. The decor is just as the name indicates, Hunt Club casual. The food was good and the service was excellent. The cocktails were very cold and poured just right. A very nice selection of wines by the glass and a notable desert menu, of which, one, my wife and I shared, a nice finish a good meal. The Hunt Room was a good choice to end a very good day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have visited the hunt room 3 times now and have never been disappointed. The tables and booths are far enough apart and our food has been wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprisingly good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Had dinner last night with friends and were pleasantly surprised given that this is a hotel restaurant. We all had the prix fixe for $34. The selection and quality were good. Excellent beef cooked correctly (seems like that is hard to come by now days) with a nice selection of side dishes. The only downside was the artificial whipped cream on the good key lime pie.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We had a great time. Great place to celebrate a 95th birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smooth
    SmoothVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Kelly our server was exceptional. Our first time dinner was great, we will be back! I had the Filet Mignon, perfectly done and my wife had the crab cakes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hunt Room
    Bobby
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    A very fine restaurant however if you are unfortunate to pick a time when there are large parties the noise level can be high ,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overcooked Omelet
    epicurian
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I had ordered a cheese omelet with onions. It was overcooked and so dry that even the cheese could not be tasted. The stewed tomatoes that I ordered were very good. The staff was very friendly and were quite attentive. The ambience was excellent and this is a great place for an early morning breakfast meeting.
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  • Lovely place for brunch
    CAMyrt
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great selection even for this vegetarian. Cozy traditional ambience without being stuffy
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service.
    NotaFoodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of service and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Lunch @ The Hunt Room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Much less crowded then usual. Always a good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Favorite Area Dining Choice
    seniors
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The food is delicious and the service excellent. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    Ashley
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This was my first time here and it was definitely worth the drive. Our waitress was very attentive and enthusiastic. Can't wait to return
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 204 reviews are from the The Hunt Room at the Desmond Hotel reviews archive.
  • Disappointing (this time)
    CLG1872
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Waitress was obviously not enjoying her job. One of our guests asked for burger med - medium well, specifically asked that it not be burnt or hard around the edges. It arrived as a burnt offering - inedible! Guest returned the burger and waitress was not at all pleasant about it. To be fair, we often go with a group of 6 - 8 for Sunday brunch and find the staff pleasant and helpful and food is typically very good. This unfortunate day was an aberration, but a huge disappointment as we had business guests with us and they were quite unimpressed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Servers too busy to appropriately see to their customers' needs. Noise level too high for comfortable eating. Croissants not available during meal. Told had to be baked off approximately twenty-five to thirty minutes. Food itself delicious and well presented.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    hspinweb
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We haven't had a bad meal year yet. We've had the Sunday Brunch buffet several times. There are and endless amount of breakfast foods and carved meats, and desserts. Can't beat the bread pudding for dessert. Dinner had some wonderful prime rib. Great taste
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A 3 HOUR VACATION
    TheMicroVacationer
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    If you only have three hours and are in need of a break from reality, come to the Hunt Room at the Desmond. We leave nutriously and artfully fed and SO relaxed! You will be satisfied following a healthy plan or special event splurging. The service is superb. Every patron is treated with the utmost in respect and value. Ask for a table with Jake! Even our conversation was better for the ambiance and care. You don't need to look like royalty, the setting is casually beautiful. Khaki and cotton or suits are treated the same, like an honest-to-goodness-valued being.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reconnection
    Bill
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Had not been to the Hunt Room since I worked in the area a few years ago. Was looking for a special place to take my wife's 93 year old cousin who was part of the Normandy Day invasion. We found it. He enjoyed the atnosphere and the food so much he can't wait to take his 94 year old wife at the first opportunity. They are very fussy. Glad I reconnected. It's back on my first choice list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bluebeller
    BluebellerVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Saturday night dinner. Several group happenings that did not detract from our experience. Staff gracious and attentive. Ambience excellent. Cocktails a bit pricey but good. Mushroom soup superb. Lobster bisque very good. Prime rib with asparagus and baked potato excellent. Rack of lamb very good (1 piece overdone, the rest medium rare), with sides of mashed potato and carrots good. Banana cream pie for dessert atypical: graham cracker crust with vanilla custard, sliced bananas on top and cream on top of that: pie a wedge, cream in a square: odd but good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Morning "Nice"
    oaktrailer
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We were here for the Sunday Brunch. Some of the reviews had us slightly uncertain. Our experience was quite good. We were greeted and seated promptly. The food on the buffet was above average. Our server (Collin?) was attentive, but not obtrusive. The dessert table looked great, but we were already full, and had to pass on everything but a taste of the bread pudding with vanilla sauce, which was as good as bread pudding gets. The only less-than-positive comment I might make is the taste of the hollandaise. It seemed super-lemony and overpowering. Other than that, we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice hotel dining room
    KnitsVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Pleasantly surprised by the Hunt Room. Three course prix fixe menu ($34) had good choices, regular menu was interesting and service was excellent. Would not hesitate to return if in the area again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Dianne
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Our food was excellent with the exception of the Apple Crumble for desert. There was only a teaspoon of apples and the rest was oats. The servers were very friendly, professional, and attentive but just a little slow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch
    CarolynD
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We received a certificate to the Desmond for brunch through a charity silent auction, so my husband and I decided to take our mothers there for a belated Mother's Day gift. (I believe the brunch ON Mother's Day is larger, so the certificate was not good for that day, so this review is for their usual Sunday brunch). We were very happy with our experience. The food was excellent with a large selection of options. The salmon lox, which must be ordered from the back kitchen, was a large portion size and very tasty. And the staff was the most attentive I have ever seen at a buffet brunch. My only negative was that it got a little noisy in the room, but other than that, it was all excellent and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Groupoffriends
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Comfortable room, pretty setting; good food and choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite area restaurant
    seniors
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Always a pleasure to dine at the Hunt Room. Adore the food and welcome the thoughtful management and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vegetarianVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Food was fine, nothing out of the ordinary. THere were two noisy groups nearby, people on their way to a Phillies game and a wedding party the morning after. Why is it always hard to find the waiter/waitress when it's time for the check?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BritVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Nice traditional room and good but traditional menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch!
    Till1
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Collin was our server and as usual he provided great service to us (there were 6 in our group). Several of us ordered the buffet and all agreed that it was one of the best we have had. Those that ordered from the menu were equally pleased with the quality of their food. The legendary Bread Pudding was excellent as we had all anticipated. The entire staff was friendly and attentive. It is a great place for lunch.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal~
    dshellpsu
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We really enjoyed our meal at the Hunt Room. Service was prompt and friendly. Great selections and everything was very good. We would definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great family brunch
    lili
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    this is becoming our famillies monthly brunch place to go. my parents drive from Trenton, they really enjoy it. The brunch has so many options, including healthy ones, great for vegetarians and meat eater.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining at Hunt Room
    seniors
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    We both enjoyed the well-prepared Salmon dish on the Price Fixe menu selection list. My onion soup was wonderful. His Caesar salad crisp and filling. Side dishes were excellent. We took dessert home in carefully packaged ed containers. We look forward to our next dinner at the Hunt Room. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice upscale place
    Yulia
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The restaurant is one of six in the Desmond Hotel. On this Saturday afternoon there was almost no one, but in the next hour several people came to dine. Two different steaks were great in size and tasty, the kamb rack was perfect. They also have a kids menu with chicken fingers and fries and burgers and icecream. We liked it. The waitress was VERY nice and attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistantly a great experience
    LindaH
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    I have enjoyed dining at the Desmond for years. The service is wonderful and the staff is so friendly and polite. I have booked many of my company functions at the Desmond and I am never dissapointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Brunch
    hspinweb
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    They have a whide variety of food for Sunday brunch. You won't go home hungry
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.