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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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (9)
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Casual (8)
Cozy (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Business Meals (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Great Beer (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Healthy (4)
Live Music (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Dinner was very good and after dinner for a drink at the bar was fun! Live music and a fun bartender!

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Cedar Hollow Inn is great for lunch, but once you get past the soup/sandwich/apps which are excellent, the chef does not deliver. I had woodfired salmon which was cold and looked boiled with one char mark. My husband tried the lighter fare, the tenderloin salad and it was served with a pile of meat bits. Our waiter was a little edgy for a quiet evening in the burbs. Ambiance is great!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Best kept secret in the Malvern area. Looking forward to visiting again

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Wonderful restaurant! The staff is very friendly and accommodating! The food is always delicious and they have fabulous specials!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Cedar Hollow is one of our favorites. It is ALWAYS delicious!
On this particular evening, a gentleman who was dining at the next table had s medical incident. Chelsea and Nicole handled the situation with concern, care and sensitivity... while allowing the gentleman to maintain his dignity. The management should offer those two a huge raise . You cannot train for those emergencies and these two employees were better than great!!!!

Tags: Healthy, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food was delicious - highly recommend visiting for the food! Didn't experience the bar area but looked very similar to a local watering hole.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Pretty porch area. Great Birthday dinner. Ahi Tuna appetizer was fantastic!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

General Warren Inn used to be our go-to place, but the food at the Cedar Hollow will bring us back again. Excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

sorry to say our experience this time was very poor. The ravioli appetiser was very salty. I only ate half of one (two came). Another guest got a seafood tower and the shrimp was not cooked at all, neither was the shrimp that accompanied another fish dish. My husband left and went to a nearby pub and got takeout.
I've been there before with good to mixed results but this time it was not good at all.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

My husband and I love coming to Cedar Hollow. And on a very special moment, I can meet up with my sister-in-law for some good conversation. Cedar Hollow has a lovely sunny porch to dine on, but it can be noisy. However, there are many areas that offer a quite place to have a conversation with the extra noise of other customers. For the most part, it is a great place for food, conversation and a good bar scene with music. Check their web site for further information on their live music offerings.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Healthy, Romantic, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Fantastic food, service, ambiance and overall experience!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Nice cozy atmosphere and great service. We had my husband's father with us who is in a wheelchair and they were very accommodating to his needs. Our server Angie was very helpful.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Cedar Hollow never disappoints. Nice sized crowd for a Thursday. Loved the shellfish and avocado tower. Lots of small plates to choose from if you don't want an entree.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Always get a delicious meal at Cedar Hollow. Sunday dinner is a favorite for the buck-a-shuck oysters. They had my husband's favorite...Wellfleet. I enjoyed lamb chops, cooked perfectly. My husband had the duck breast. One of our favorite servers, Joe, was personable, funny and customer-service perfect. A favorite place to dine and Open Table reservations make it so easy!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Very cute place with nice, lively bar, nice wait staff, but the food was just mediocre. French onion soup had lots of good cheese but the broth was not hearty. My prime rib was undercooked even after sending it back and didn't have much flavor. It tasted like one that you get prepackaged and then heat up.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great spot for lunch before the 2 pm matinee at People's Light. Will come back again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Very nice the only thing we suggested is the waitress ask the guest if they would like bread.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Cedar Hollow Inn is tucked away on Yellow Springs Road in Malvern. I love the atmosphere as it reminds me of a tavern, quaint and cozy. The menu is diverse and offers something for everyone. The French onion Soup is divine.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Met a friend for dinner recently at Cedar Hollow Inn on a week night. The dinner menu is outrageously overpriced. The lowest priced entree is a chicken breast for $25 with whipped potatoes, nothing special. Sides are al-a-carte costing $8 each. We ordered sandwiches from the lighter menu, basically a lunch menu. They came with chips but the waitress offered fries instead without telling us there would be a $3.50 up-charge. We also had spinach salads with a warm bacon dressing. The spinach had not been washed and there were slimy rotted pieces of spinach clinging to the other pieces of spinach. Very unappetizing! A simple wash in cold water could have fixed that problem. Our server was busy and our dinner took 2 and a half hours to complete, just salads, sandwiches and a bottle of wine. Ridiculous! Then they automatically add a 20% tip on the bill. What incentive is there to provide good service if they know they're getting a 20% tip. Pretentious! This restaurant is not ready for prime time!! Many better alternatives!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We took my elderly mother and a friend for dinner. We were seated in the front porch room. It is a pleasant room except for the noise. The room was full and really, uncomfortably loud. Food was very good, nicely presented and service was attentive. The noise level, unfortunately, made it much less pleasant experience.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Cedar Hollow gets a 4.3 rating from my fellow Open Table members and I question why. I had the onion soup and it was edible but not much more. I had the shrimp, crab and avocado stack. The ingredients were good, the seasoning was absent. Same for hubby's halibut. The best part of his dish was the brussels sprouts. He also had mushroom bisque that was just OK. The bar looks good if you're looking for a place to have drinks. I don't think that I'll go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Our server Linda was exceptional. Very attentive, but not "in your face". Kudos to Linda she is an asset to Cedar Hollow.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 3, 2017

My favorite place for lunch. Food and service always excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Cedar Hollow Inn never disappoints. Our meal was fantastic... the presentation of the plates, the temperature of the food as well as the taste!! I can't wait for our next visit.

Tags: Fun, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Very good meal. Excellent service by our server Linda. Food very good. Will come back again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I had not been to the Cedar Hollow Inn for a number of years, but decided to give it a try for Fathers Day dinner with my family. The food was excellent! Service was a little bit slow, but this was not a major problem. We will definitely be back.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Had dinner with a team from work, food was great, not too loud to talk and enjoy the company. Would definitely go again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Food was excellent- service was quite slow. We had the Tomato Basil Soup, Chicken Cobb salad and a salad with shrimp.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Not told that there was a graduation party there that night and all the regular tables were taken. We were seated at an uncomfortable high top table in the foyer of the restaurant for a 6:45 reservation. Would have appreciated a heads up phone call or email.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 19, 2017

The waitstaff was friendly and attentive. The room we were seated in was very nice. The duck was tastey, there was only minicule amounts of lamb on the lamb chops, not enough meat with the steak, and the cheese did actually slide right off the pizza while eating, which is what another reviewer said.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Our family celebrated Mother's Day here and it was incredible. The staff was very friendly and the food was terrific. We had a great time and will be back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We come here very often. Almost every Mother's Day. This time however, things were not as good. The food was a little bit stale, the quality was down. Don't know why. We will still be coming back, but today I think they had an off day.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 11, 2017

Waitress was very professional. Jambalaya was good. Lobster ravioli was not. Very noisy patrons at the bar were loud even in the dining area.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Great place to have dinner and drinks with friends. There was a band in the bar (which provides some nice entertainment), yet we were closed off enough in the other room to hear each others' stories. Entrees are unique, delicious and reasonable. The won't rush you or mind if you are laughing out loud. Front porch is private with big windows.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Great food and service. Varied and innovative menu. Nice to have such a good little place in the neighborhood.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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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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