About Cedar Hollow Inn Restaurant & Bar

The Cedar Hollow Inn has been a local favorite for over 18 years. The building, which was built in the mid 1800's, lends an old-fashioned charm to an unpretentious atmosphere.

Chef Stephen Guiseppe of the Culinary Institute of America adds personal flair and imagination to a delectable menu of American Continental dishes. The daily Chef's Specials are creative and unpredictable, energetically inspired an hour or so before the menu is finalized.

Indulge yourself, family and friends to a casual fine dining experience in any of the three dining rooms, including an enclosed sun porch and a large bar area. Tucked away in the middle of everywhere, the Cedar Hollow offers an experience that keeps you coming back.

2455 Yellow Springs Rd.
Malvern, PA 19355
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 296-9006

Website:
http://www.cedarhollowinn.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Thursdays starting at 7pm
Friday and Saturday Night Starting at 9pm

Quizzo Tuesday nights starting at 9pm
Music Quizzo Sunday nights starting at 9pm

Parking Details:
Parking located in front of building and directly across the street. No charge.

Executive Chef:
Stephen Guiseppe

Private Party Facilities:
Cedar Holllow Inn offers an Upscale/Light Fare room and a Casual buffet/Happy hour room...Both rooms will be arranged according to your party and menu items can be discussed with Chef Stephen Guiseppe.

Private Party Contact:
Stephen Guiseppe: (610) 296-9006

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Cedar Hollow Inn Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.4

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4.3

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4.0

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (9)
Good for a Date (6)
Business Meals (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great Beer (5)
Live Music (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Romantic (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Authentic (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Healthy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Special Occasion (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Always a great meal
Porch was a little noisy on Saturday

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on April 18, 2017

We enjoyed a delicious salad of Scallops, Oranges, Pecans, Goat Cheese and greens. It was wonderful - light and delicious! Service was very attentive and friendly. Would recommend this spot highly.

Tags: Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 14, 2017

The ambiance here is wonderful. We really wanted to like this restaurant but the food was extremely mediocre and completely overpriced. The menu really sounded appetizing but that's where it stopped. What we imagined getting was so different from what we were served. A dried out chicken breast (small) and a steak that we could have gotten at our leasr favorite diner. Yuck.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. We both ordered trout, but the waitress informed us that there was only one order left. So she suggested something that was not on the menu -- Trout (one piece each) plus either shrimp or scallops. We agreed and found this alternative to be wonderful (hope it becomes a standard meal on the menu). The creativity of our server reconfirmed the quality of service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Food was very good and attractively plated. We were in and out in a timely fashion as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 28, 2017

I have been to Cedar Hallow a few times for business dinners/ lunches and the service and food is ALWAYS fantastic! Nice wine list, great cocktails as well. Anyone can find something delicious on the menu which changes and has nightly specials. Consistent!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Our waitress Linda was very energetic, fun and attentive. The Wild Mushroom Bisque was excellent.
The live music at the end of the night sounded great. Good bar scene after we had dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 19, 2017

My wife and I love the Cedar Hollow Inn and have been spending Anniversaries and Birthdays there pretty much exclusively. We typically dine on the porch with the candles and beautiful art work, this is our favorite dining place. Unfortunately there were some very loud and intoxicated patrons sitting at the bar just outside of the porch. The drunken vernacular was distracting. This is an excellent restaurant. I hope not to experience that again during dining there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 16, 2017

This is a good local restaurant in the area. The food and menu are very good.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The food was delicious and the staff was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Always a wonderful experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Myself and 2 colleagues dined here for lunch. It had been a couple of years since I've eaten here. I loved the ambiance. We sat in the enclosed patio area. It's a small, beautiful and bright eating area. Our server promptly greeted us, informed us of the specials and filled our glasses with water. Post ordering our food came out in a timely manner (which is always ideal for lunch). I had a club sandwich and my colleagues both had burgers. The presentation was excellent. It was very enticing and made us all eager to take that 1st bite. My sandwich was amazing. I sampled one of my colleague's sweet potato fries..it was piping hot and sooo good. I highly recommend Cedar Hollow Inn and I'm already looking forward to my next visit. I'm definitely going to order a yummy burger the next time!!

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Outstanding Value
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Always enjoy our meals at Cedar Hollow. It is my husband's favorite spot for Buck-a-Shuck oysters on Sunday. My favorite is the Wild Mushroom soup. Joe, our server, is personable and Customer Service excellent. Nancy is, also. Hostess, Sarah, gave us the best table on the porch. Will return often. Also, appreciate the discount coupon from Charity Dine, which gives a donation to the Alzheimer's Association.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Our server Linda was excellent. She was very knowledgeable about the menu. She was very attentive without being in your face constantly. She was pleasant and very efficient. The food was delicious (as always). Cobb salad is an excellent choice as well as the blackened chicken Caesar salad. If you have a yearning for soup, their mushroom bisque is excellent. Always a go to place!!!!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on February 21, 2017

As always, a wonderful experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We love Cedar Hollow and dine here frequently. It is elegant enough to be romantic and casual enough to let you relax after a long week. We especially love the Prime Rib special every Saturday evening. Delicious!

Tags: Live Music, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 17, 2017

I don't know if it was a manager or a hostess that seated us on Friday night but she could not have been more welcoming or professional and Linda our waitress was spectacular. we sat in the back dining room which is my first time in that room. this is the best experience so far at Cedar Hollow

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Excellent dinner at Cedar Hollow Inn. Linda, our server was lots of fun. Will come back soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 15, 2017

My husband and I had lunch here. Nice waitstaff, good menu selection and our lunch was delicious! Definitely will go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We were promptly seated for our 6:30 reservation (Valentine's Day), then given complimentary champagne within 3 minutes or so. Then, we sat for 20 minutes. I motioned to the woman who sat us at our table and when she came over, I told her that we had not been waited on yet. At that moment, our waitress appeared. So, the evening did not start on a positive note, but the waitress and food made up for this. My personal opinion is that the prices are a "tad" bit expensive, but worth the visit. The portions may appear small, but they are not. Their soup bowls are deceiving. They look shallow, but I didn't think I was ever going to see the bottom of the bowl, as I enjoyed my Lobster Bisque.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We had a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner- great food, excellent service. We come here often for special occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 12, 2017

The food was excellent and the service and staff were outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Very slow service at the bar coupled with mediocre food when we finally got to our table. Our server was nice though.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Nice selection of small and full-sized plates, with a variety of food options and interesting choices. The wait staff was extremely helpful.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2017

My boyfriend and I love this restaurant. The food is so tasty, haven't had a bad meal yet! It's where we had our first date so it holds a special place in our hearts.

Tags: Live Music, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Charming inn with good food and excellent service. Menu could use a bit of updating. What they offer and there is made very well and with fresh ingredients.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2017

No complaints. The food was very good and reasonably priced. It was a little loud out on the covered porch, mainly because there is nothing to absorb sound but people. Otherwise a nice time all around.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2017

Food and service are always good here!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 24, 2017

the pub was clean, the servers were very friendly and the food was exceptional! we were a table of 9 for a business lunch and the service was very slow for being there early. I would recommend servers pay closer attention to large tables.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Wonderful as always! Has been a favorite of ours for years. Great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Fabulous as always. French Onion soup is to die for.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We had dinner here on New Year's Eve wth another couple. The prices for dinner were inflated. I ordered the scallops which were practically raw and over salted. I sent back my dinner but there was no real improvement when it was brought back to me. My husband ordered the chicken which was also undercooked. The dish had a fried egg on it which was hard. Our friends wanted to dine here so we agreed even though we had stopped coming here because we had similar experiences in the past. Much to our dismay it seems to have declined even more. Our server was very pleasant but I doubt if we will return and at this point in time I would not recommend dining here. It was a great disappointment.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Several of us met for a holiday lunch at Cedar Hollow and sat on the porch. We all had a good meal and the beer was reasonable (and their list was long). My wife and I often frequent the restaurant and had enjoyed the meals there also.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2016

We had a business holiday dinner there. Our waitress was outstanding and very funny. The food was great and the dessert was even better. We loved it and will be coming back!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Stopped by for a Friday night date with my wife. It was a good meal in a nice setting. Service was just a little slow for the setting and type of dining. This is not quite high-end for the area, but also not a Bar Food kind of place. As such, it was perfect for a Friday evening date. The menu is not the most expensive, but also not cheap. The food was cooked as it should be. I couldn't get my first choice for a bottle of wine, so I ended up with the House recommendation and it was too sweet for my tastes.

Overall, I would recommend this restaurant for a slightly upscale, Friday night dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2016

My colleagues and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch in a room filled with natural light. Service was excellent as was the food. Everyone said they want to go back to Cedar Hollow Inn!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2016

I've found CHI to be inconsistent over the years, but this meal and experience were outstanding. I live down the street, maybe it will once again become my neighborhood spot!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2016

Lunch or dinner at the Cedar Hollow Inn is always a treat. The food is delicious, the service is always friendly and you never feel rushed no matter how busy it is. I would wholeheartedly recommend the Cedar Hollow Inn for anything from a business lunch to a special occasion dinner.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Had dinner there on Thanksgiving & we had a very good meal. Sat in the enclosed porch area which was a little loud that night, otherwise a nice evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Casual, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2016

Usually good restaurant had a bad day. Food slightly off, service slow and we were asked to get up after an hour and ten minutes to make way for the next party. Not cool.

Still will go back since most other meals their have been good.

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