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Mendenhall Inn, Mendenhall, PA

Mendenhall Inn

4.7
4.7
2141 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Dining at the award winning Mendenhall Inn stands alone as one of the great destinations in the Brandywine Valley. Whether it is in our main dinning room, outdoor seating around our fire pit or in our Bar and Grille you are certain to have a memorable experience you won't forget. Be sure to try our Chef's creative daily Veal, Chicken and Fish specials!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, French, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Wed, Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 388-1181

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Charles W. Bickel

  • Catering

    Mendenhall Catering

  • Private party facilities

    From an intimate dinner for 12 to a function of 300, The Mendenhall Inn's professional Sales team will guide you in creating a once in a lifetime event with award-winning entrees & impeccable service.

  • Private party contact

    Sales Office: (888) 986-4184

  • Neighborhood

    Mendenhall

  • Cross street

    Hillendale

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Parking

  • Entertainment

    Live music every Friday night at Alexander's Lounge from 6:30pm-9:30pm!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,141 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. JG

    JohnG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We ate here two nights in a row. Everything was great….service, ambiance, and most importantly, the food! Prices were fair compared to other places of quality.

  2. LA

    LoriA

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful Father’s Day brunch! High recommend. Will definitely be back!

  3. C

    Cindy

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Brunch on Father’s Day or any Sunday! Great food and service!

  4. B

    Barb

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    We love the Mendenhall and have been here several times for dinner and brunch. This time we knew the cost but the waiter but 20% on for the tip which we do not feel that was what occurred several times prior.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first but not last time going for brunch. The food was wonderful and well worth the price!

  6. n

    newarkdiner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Father's Day brunch buffet was excellent. The reason I gave 4 stars is that the dessert table could use some additional creativity/work. Overall, a very good brunch for the money.

  7. MM

    MurrayM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The Duck was the best I’ve ever had! Jeremy promised it would be. Crab Cakes were wonderful too!

  8. MP

    MelodyP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    I love Sunday Brunch at Mendenhall Inn. There are great selections and the services is always excellent.

  9. J

    James

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mendenhall Inn Restaurant has the best Sunday Brunch in the Wilmington/West Chester area. The quality and selection of food along with the friendliness of the staff make this an exceptional place to go.

  10. MA

    MaureenA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent Quiet atmosphere Food was excellent

  11. PK

    PatK

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Inn provides all aspects of fine dining. Always look forward to a return visit. With Dilworthtown closed this is the top restaurant in the area for me.

  12. NC

    NancyC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dinner was exactly as it was years ago. The updated dining area is beautiful. Our waitress did a top notch job, of serving us. It is still pricey, but not being out like in two years, I hit the mark on our bill. It was worth every penny.

  13. B

    Bill

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Mendenhall has been our go to location for special occasions since 1977. Staff is always friendly and attentive, food is outstanding, and prices are very reasonable. The ambience is excellent.

  14. B

    Bunny

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Had dinner on Saturday night with friends. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Steaks, pork chops, salmon were all cooked perfectly. Andy, our waiter was great.

  15. DM

    DougM

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Appetizers and main courses were good. Crab cakes were not ‘super’ lump crab meat

  16. BO

    BrianO

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    We liked the updated exterior and interior. The bar and bar layout was inviting. Food was good but understaffed service. We sat outside. Our server was good but had to take care of inside and outside customers resulting in long waits between drinks, appetizers and entrees. A couple observations included many red spider mites present on the chairs and table. You may want to brighten outside decor with additional plants.

  17. MG

    MegG

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Sharuyim, our waiter, was excellent. He timed the food right. I appreciated the moments he spent w my 95 yo mother, it goes a long way. Thank you! Mary Ellen Goetz

  18. H

    Heather

    Philadelphia

    119 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Last night, my husband and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary. We were seated at the table I requested and had wonderful service from Jessica. Unfortunately, we noticed the food wasn’t up to its normal greatness. We both got the surf and turf. Due to our filets being undercooked, they needed to be sent back. My husband wasn’t aware there would be garlic butter on it and wasn’t able to eat it. He enjoyed his salad, crab cake, fries, and hot fudge sundae. My lobster and filet, when redone, were great, and the bourbon toffee cake was good as well. I took home the two filets and lobster to have tonight and another night. I asked to Jessica if Mendenhall Inn is doing fine. She reassured me that they have weddings booked through 2023 and that’s their main source of income. The fact that they are now serving tavern food in the main dining room had us concerned. I hope things get better so we can continue our tradition of celebrating our wedding anniversary where we got married seven years ago.

  19. NB

    NicoleB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    My husband said his seafood scampi entrée was the best he ever had. I loved my prime rib - cooked perfectly. Great experience all around!

  20. JB

    JemalB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious! Our server, Andy, was very friendly and did and excellent job anticipating our needs. We will definitely be back!

  21. MB

    MikeB

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Was easy to get a Saturday night reservation but the meal was just ok. My salad was good I had an Asian with cashews. Nicely dressed, crisp and a nice size. My lamb that I was hoping would be nicely baked or broiled came smothered in a gravy and was not medium rare as requested. I ate the green beans they were good but the potatoes were abundant but blah. There was a hint of lemon but basically just white potatoes roasted no deep flavor. Drinks were fine and reasonable in price. We did not have dessert as most were ice cream in a glass in some fashion. This is a nice restaurant but not what it use to be "fine dining". It's more like a Sunday family dinner. My take is get away from the banquet food/ veggies, give some variety, save that for your big wedding parties if they are willing to accept it.

  22. BW

    BrendaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waitress was extremely attentive. Liked the wide variety of food and drink choices. We will be back in the near future.

  23. S

    Sammy

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    What a disappointment for Sunday brunch. Granted, as management said, a large party was late and arrived about the time we did, but still after waiting and waiting, we had to ask a maintenance man to find our wait staff, two people as it were who were splitting the duties for the table. When we were finished with the main part of the meal, only one of the plates of two diners was removed. The Eggs Benedict were congealed, not runny, the bacon so darkly crisp that it fell apart, the crab cakes just not good. After waiting, we had to ask a passing waiter for coffee and, as he passed, the maitre'd for our delayed check after which, another extended wait, we finally took the payment to the front desk. What a disappointment indeed.

  24. TB

    TerryB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Original table offered would be unacceptable to anybody. You should remove the table. Remedied. Otherwise good, a little pricey. A 4-5x markup on wines is gross.

  25. p

    patriciac

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had excellent service. I can't remember his name but he did an outstanding job. Our food was delicious and all received their meals at the same time. Everything was the perfect celebration for our friends 50th Wedding anniversary. Thank you for making this such a memorable occasion. Patricia Crossan

  26. KY

    KarenY

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, with wonderful service. I love this restaurant.

  27. JN

    JemaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant is beautiful the service was excellent and the food was absolutely delicious! From the moment we set foot in the restaurant Ivan made us feel special. I highly recommend Mendenhall Inn for any occasion from romantic to celebratory. We can’t wait to return for another amazing dinner and excellent service!

  28. H

    Happyguest

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I’ve been here several times for dinner around the holidays and the food was always excellent. This time the food was good but not excellent. Maybe we went on an off night.

  29. JB

    JimB

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dining room for a quiet evening, unobtrusive service, and fine food. Ours was a twosome celebration of an anniversary. Will go back.

  30. J

    Joan

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly atmosphere and fresh hot food. Good variety and great cocktails. Excellent service

  31. LD

    LindaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a surprise for my Mom on Mother’s Day and it certainly was an enjoyable experience! The service was excellent as was the food! She was extremely satisfied with her first trip there!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Service was great and it’s a very nice place. The soup, appetizers and salad were good but the dinner took quite a while, was served Luke warm and wasn’t thrilling. The filet was good but the scallops were tiny and disappointing. Overall it was a good night but food quality was not up to its normal level.

  33. JT

    JamesT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Mother’s Day

  34. SF

    SheilaF

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice Mothers Day Dinner. The Banana’s Foster presentation for dessert was the cherry on the top.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day: everything was awesome. My only disappointment was the 20% gratuity that was automatically charged to the bill without any communication to me. We have dined at your establishment several times this year and was not present before. While I was going to tip more than than I just did not like the forethought.

  36. S

    Shabby07

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We went to Mendenhall Inn for Mother’s Day brunch. They had an amazing buffet, with so many options to choose from. The quality and taste of the food was great, and there was plenty of options even for picky kids. It was a bit on the pricy side, even for Mother’s Day, but it’s the best brunch we’ve been to in the area. Will be back for sure!

  37. JH

    JoeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beginning at the hostess desk and ending with Esther all staff were very gracious and helpful. Greeting with smiles and conversation makes for a great start to any evening! Excellent rating

  38. B

    marciaB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an easy time finding the reservation time we wanted. Out table was ready when we arrived. Our server was efficient and delightful. The food was delicious and the overall experience was exactly as we expected after many returns to the Mendenhall to celebrate our wedding anniversary!

  39. PO

    PaulO

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Overall the Mendenhal was very good. We enjoy the main restaurant, but also the bar area and outside dinning.

  40. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Excellent place to eat! One of our top 3 places to go!!

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Mendenhall Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 2141 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Mendenhall Inn

323 Kennett Pike Rte 52 South Mendenhall, PA 19357

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hillendale

  • Neighborhood

    Mendenhall

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Bar Wed, Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, French, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Parking

  • Payment options

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

  • Executive chef

    Charles W. Bickel

  • Entertainment

    Live music every Friday night at Alexander's Lounge from 6:30pm-9:30pm!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (610) 388-1181

  • Catering

    Mendenhall Catering

  • Private party facilities

    From an intimate dinner for 12 to a function of 300, The Mendenhall Inn's professional Sales team will guide you in creating a once in a lifetime event with award-winning entrees & impeccable service.

  • Private party contact

    Sales Office: (888) 986-4184

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