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About Duling Kurtz House

Located in Exton Pennsylvannia just behind Main Street at Exton. This Beautiful Old Country Inn & Restaurant offers some of the Best Service & Cuisine in Chester County! - Check out our Zagat 2013 Review . The building was built in 1830 and continues the traditional elegance & designs of the Federal Period.

Best for: Special Occasions, Evenings Out, Friday's Live Music at the Bar, Quiet Lunches, and enjoying the world cuisine from our top notch menu.

The Inn/Bed & Breakfast next door offers 13 guest rooms for an Overnight stay. Perfect for relatives visiting the area or a weekend get away.

Frequent comments of our guests: Delicious, Wonderful Food, Amazing Atmosphere, & Beautiful Grounds.

We look forward to seeing you!

146 S Whitford Road
Exton, PA 19341
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, French, German

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm


Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm


Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Commerce Drive & South Whitford Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(610) 524-1830

Website:
http://www.dulingkurtz.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Duling Kurtz House Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Good for a Date (29)
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Romantic (28)
Cozy (22)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Business Meals (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Authentic (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Healthy (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Seasonal (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Music (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Casual (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

My family have been here several times. Everything on their menu is delicious. We have chosen the specials a few times as well. It's a foodies delight for sure!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My husband and I got together with long time friends in this beautiful restaurant. We were able to chat and hear one another easily. The food and service were excellent. My Short ribs were melt in your mouth. Others at our table enjoyed their selections as proven by completely cleaned plates sent back to the kitchen:Lobster crepes, filet mignon, and shrimp/scallops dish. A nice surprise--the delicious popovers instead of plain bread or rolls to start the meal. Creme brûlée was the perfect finish to the meal. This was a lovely place to meet our friends on a bitter cold Sunday night in January.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Duling-Kurtz never disappoints. Food is delicious, and wait staff is attentive but not intrusive. My friend and I choose Duling-Kurtz for every special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

A beautiful and quiet atmosphere. Our appetizers were a lil disappointing. The Lobster bisque was delicious and hot but lacking in lobster majorly. My husband had the escargot which he normally loves. He said it was lacking any flavor. Our entrees were good but could have been hotter. Our server was exceptional. Her attention to detail was top notch.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We normally Love this restaurant but on New Year’s Eve 2017 someone turned off the heat and by 1015 pm everyone was freezing and wearing their coats. We did not stay for desert and left quickly. It was disappointing. The owner was not present and this was also unusual and no one seemed to know how to warm the rooms up.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Such a unique property and amazing place. My favorite fine dining in Chester County. Absolutely lovely!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The hostess and the waitress were very rude. Waited 45 minutes for a table with a reservation. The bar tender would not even look at me to take my oder while we waited for a table.
The food was slow coming out. I asked from the check when the entree was served.
The food was good but not worth the wait.

1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year’s Eve

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A drink at the bar with Michael the bartender is always a great spot. Dinner for the 5 if adults with 2 small children went very well. The service was good and the food was great from appetizers through dessert. Looking forward to our next happy hour visit.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome classic gem in Exton area, amazing property, wonderful service and delicious food! I come here every year when I visit my family for Christmas. Always happy I do!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A wonderful, beautiful restaurant. Especially beautiful at Christmas. Food is excellent and service great. Staff very friendly and personable.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

This was my first time and the impression was excellent! The food was delicious, served at the right temperature, and not overly rushed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I found this restaurant on yelp as I was trying to plan a business meeting. The reviews were great and I must say all were spot on. Great food great service!!!

I’ll be going back!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food excellent as always. Service very slow. Took one hour to receive appetizer. Slowest service we ever had. Two and half hours to eat dinner. Need more wait staff. There was only one waitress in our section. She was busting her but to keep up. Restaurant to cheap to hire staff???

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Entrees were overpriced for Christmas holiday, small portions and very slow service. Disappointing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We went for a lunch date during our Christmas shopping. The ambiance was warm and comfortable, old farmhouse style. Food was excellent; I loved especially the Schweinepfeffer with spaetzle, which took me back to my Austrian childhood. My wife enjoyed her crab cakes. We had ahi tuna and shrimp tempura appetizers, and a wonderful French onion soup with three cheeses.
The meal started with popovers - highly recommended if you add the lemon curd they are served with. I could have eaten many.
The wine we had was good, an old vine red zin by the glass. All in all a great meal, very refined at reasonable cost.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Excellent as always. Perfect!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We went for my birthday lunch and had amazing food, the perfect martini and loved our server Amy! Beautiful old inn, seated by the cozy fireplace. The popover rolls and lemon curd are to die for. We will be back!

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 (Poconos)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Duling Kurtz is among our top few favorite restaurants in the area. We usually celebrate special occasions here as we did on this visit. There is no question the food will be excellent. The menu is varied. Service is attentive without being intrusive. It is a splendid restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful meal and great atmosphere. Beautifully decorated for the holiday. My husband and I still appreciate our date nights after 30 years of marriage and Duling Kurtz was a great choice!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Organic, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Scenic View, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

An outstanding meal in a beautiful historic room. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Christmas reunion... snow came down hard this night and Duling was able to accommodate our party of four and put us right next to the beautiful roaring fire. Enjoyed our delicious meals while watching the snow fall!! Superb, as always!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We have come to this restaurant many times and even stayed here once, and we always enjoy our meal and the place itself

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

A real dining experience. No one rushing you. Great food. Lovely ambience. And most importantly, not too loud.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Anniversary dinner, high hopes, but our experience left much to be desired. Asked for our order before we put in for our wine. Appetizers came out less than 5 minutes after ordered. I had grilled octopus over salad - salad and plate were ice cold. The octopus was warm & very chewy. No way this was prepared fresh given the time needed to grill octopus. My wife had snails, which came out on a sizzling platter, but the snails were not hot and had no taste. I commented to the waitress that this was served very rushed; she replied the chef likes to clear the kitchen before the rush. Not sure what that meant, but we specifically requested things slow down. Needless to say, the appetizers were horrible. Our bottle of wine followed and we were not asked to taste - the cork was removed and my wife's glass filled, followed by my glass, followed by the waitress walking away saying nothing. The bottle was a different vintage than what was ordered. Less than 10 minutes following the appetizers our entrees were out, and again I commented on the speed but the waitress said nothing. The filet was horribly prepared - unsure if it was cooked and left to sit, or reheated - no juice ran from it when sliced into, and no texture, soft & mushy. The rack of lamb was COLD. At the next table the waitress yelled at a customer followed by taking the menu from one of them because she thought he was turning or spinning it in a way she said wasn't appropriate. By now it felt like either the twilight zone or candid camera. Dessert was ordered following the entrees, which took 20 minutes to come out but before it was served our spoons were tossed in front of us, not placed or anything even close to putting them down next to our plates. Very unprofessional and nothing remotely resembling upscale fine dining. We were extremely disappointed with our choice of restaurant for our anniversary and we will not be making a return trip. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Atmosphere for lunch was warm and the food was great. From appetizer and soup through the lunch meal and desserts. We have been here many times for happy hour and dinner which have always been excellent as well.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

A pretty setting, fairly quiet, which suited the occasion of lunch with a good friend. Service and food were good; wine by the glass cost a bit high.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I had heard such wonderful things about this establishment! I was so very disappointed. The service was less than great. Both my boyfriends and my entree came out cold. Most tables around us had complaints and issues as well. It sadly felt like a waste of money, will not be returning.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (東京)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Chester County for the last 30 years. Food is always special and amazing and the service is top notch. Great for special occasions or a nice romantic dinner for two.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

We have always enjoyed Duing Kurtz with the same negative issue each visit. We like the food, the atmosphere is great and the service is well honed. The reoccurring negative is the hostess. She is a very unfriendly and very blunt. This puts a negative spin on the evening before the guests are even seated.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Although I only live 10 minutes away from DK I haven't been there in years. My girlfriend suggested going there and it was amazing. It was without a doubt one of the best meal experiences I had in years. We went on a Sunday evening, and were seated by the fireplace. Our waitress June was attentive and pleasant. I had the Mushroom Bisque, my girlfriend the escargot, both were delicious. The pace of the meal was perfect and very enjoyable.

I would consider the inside a "Classic Inn" setting, they do need a little touch up work on a few things outside. It was a blustery afternoon, but on a sunny day it would be a beautiful area to walk around.

All in all a great visit and meal and we'll be back soon!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

My husband and I had an excellent experience on a Saturday night...the food was great as was the service...we will definitely dine at Duling Kurtz again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Took my daughter for a special Christmas lunch. We rarely get to spend time together just the two of us and it was just really wonderful. The food was great as usual. I have never been disappointed in this lovely place.
PS. The escargot are to die for.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food is always excellent, staff is always attentive. Always a great experience. A perennial favorite!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 was a big hit here at Duling-Kurtz! The food was fabulous, as always, and the wait staff were very friendly and responsive. I've been going to DK for years and love it and would always recommend it. On this occasion, I noticed that the restaurant is looking a little tired and could really use an update or sprucing up. In particular, the stairs and restrooms. The staircase is severely slanted and bathrooms are very worn. Also, it would be great either when making reservations or confirming them (since on open table you don't speak to anyone) DK should inquire as to any issues with steps. We had older guests in our party that struggled with getting up the stairs. At a minimum, before showing you to the table a mention that you will need to ascend a fairly steep and VERY slanted staircase would be helpful and accommodations made if possible.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very good fine dining experience. Creative menu and specials. Staff was very friendly. Will go again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary at Dueling Kurtz. It had been many years since we had been there. Dinner was very good. We love hearing the beautiful voice of Mindy Rhodes! Only "complaint" was having to wait such a long time for drink order. We were told by our waitress that there was only one bartender on duty ... and he was bar-tending bar area and entire restaurant. Highly suggest a second bartender be hired for weekend evenings.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 15, 2017

I ate the Pheasant found it very delicious my grandbaby had a steak and a salad we thought the food was very good atmosphere Pleasant

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Impossible to beat the ambience...candles, roaring fireplace, quiet atmosphere...food is excellently varied and eclectic as well as deliciously prepared. Not many fine, quiet, tasty places left in this new restaurant world of hard surfaces, unbearable noise, "over-friendly,' intrusive waiters...this is one of the best.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

All around excellent. The food is amazing, the staff is excellent and the ambiance is very charming. Will go again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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