Mendenhall Inn

4.7
2156 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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DorothyL
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was just perfect. Kids and adults were all happy.

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DayMo
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific dinner again last night! We love The Mendenhall Inn!

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vipluvphilly
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good and service was excellent. We will be back!

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TINAH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent choice for brunch or dinner!
A must go!

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vipAlana
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is phenomenal, best steak and prime rib and fantastic service. Worth the 90 minute drive.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. Food is exquisitely prepared and delicious! Staff is wonderful.

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CharlesD
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with good food. Staff is also great...

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AbbeyA
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, very comfortable, consistently delicious food, outstanding service, and great value.

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vipNik922
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service

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MichaelS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. The food was delicious. As usual, we had a wonderful dinner. We had no complaints.

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AnneL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect way to bring in a quiet New Year. Food and service are exceptional. We always enjoy our dining experience at the Mendenhall Inn.

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LawrenceP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The days of fine dining are no longer. Not that we were dressed to the nines, many folks appear like they were at McDonalds. The world is just too casual and even the Matre 'd and captain were no longer wearing dress suits/Tuxedos. The food was good but not like when I went there 40 years ago when Ollie was our favorite waiter. The best of the evening was our waiter Andy, who super attentive and provided excellent service. The greeting when we arrive was just so so and no one but our waiter inquired how our dinner was. The grandeur of fine dining is the thing of the past in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing from the staff to the table setting to the food and just the overall experience! I would definitely go back again when I have time everything is moderately priced a little on the fancy side but not too crazy! And of course the food was the best part of the whole thing! Our server and the rest of the staff were absolutely the nicest and hardest working people!

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JoeD
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants. Cozy and inviting with great food and selection. Filet was tender and cooked just right. Hard to find a good hot fudge sundae, but not here. It was terrific.

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FirstTimeDiner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Disappointing. Service was good, but the issue is the food and ambience. Serving champagne in stemless wine glasses, mix-matched tacky decor and over-cooked meat are not what you expect from a place with this reputation and price. We won't be back.

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JuneG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

A great dining experience and escape from the norm. Outstanding service and an array of menu choices. Excellent food presentation.
Ideal for lunch and the perfect ambiance for brunch and dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Christmas Eve Dinner

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MarkB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and a fantastic dining experience.

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KathyT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Very relaxing atmosphere,

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tatortot
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food! Worth every penny. Quiet nice scenery

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Jane
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant-great food enjoyed the evening. Had the salmon—delicious—nice portions too

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vipAfterkids
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for a group of 10 and last minute, an additional person was added with no problems. Much appreciated. The service was outstanding, in fact, everything was just perfect. We had to hurry a bit because we had reservations at Longwood Garden and the staff handled well. I can't say enough about the service and food! Thank you so much for the wonderful meal.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on December 23, 2021

Hello Afterkids! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a nice review of our restaurant. Thank you as well for the recommendation! We are thrilled to hear your party of 10 was easily accommodated and that you were happy with both the speed and the quality of your service! We hope you will dine with us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Christmas lunch with my 100 yr old mother in law.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on December 23, 2021

Hello Anonymous! Thank you so much for your fantastic 5 start review of our restaurant! We hope you and your mother in law enjoyed your holiday meals! We hope you will dine with us again soon!

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KarenC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere! We would go back again!

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on December 23, 2021

Hello KarenC! Thank you so much for your Outstanding 5 start review and recommendation of our restaurant! We look forward to seeing you the next time you dine with us!

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vipfamilyoffour
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal and Tina’s service was fantastic. We appreciated her recommendations and attention.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on December 23, 2021

Hello FamilyofFour Thank you so much for your review and recommendation of our restaurant! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the entrée recommendations and the service that Tina provided you! We hope you will come and dine with us again soon!!

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vipRonL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Tina was our service and she did a fantastic job attending to our every need.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on December 23, 2021

Hi Ron L! Thank you so much for your fantastic 5 start review of our restaurant! It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the service that Tina provided you as well as the meals you received when dining with us! We hope you will dine with us again soon!

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Bunny
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seven members of our family had delicious dinner on Saturday, December 18.
Everyone enjoyed their meal. 14 ounce pork chop or filet. Cooked perfectly.
Service was excellent.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on December 23, 2021

HI Bunny! We want to Thank you for your outstanding 5 star review of our restaurant! It is very nice to hear you enjoyed your filets and pork chops while dining with us here on December 18th! We hope you will dine with us again soon!

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NancyT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lamb chops were cooked with fresh herbs, excellent presentation. Quality food, best service ever.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on December 23, 2021

Hi NancyT Thank you so much for your fantastic review of our restaurant! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your service and your lambchops while dining with us! We hope you will dine with us again soon!

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DavidR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was good. Appetizers were awesome. We had prime rib for entrees and our dining partners had salmon and duck and they said they were great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stay was ok- neighbor's doors were noisy but stay was pleasant otherwise.
Breakfast was a nice touch- plenty of choices.

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vipNameless
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a word: excellent!
The food was outstanding and our waiter, Andy, was great!

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on December 23, 2021

Hello Nameless! Thank you so much for your fantastic 5 start review of our restaurant! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed both your meals and the service provided by Andy! We hope you will dine with us again soon!

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vipWilliam
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience here. And of course Andy is as always the very best server.

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JuliaH
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely setting and a sumptuous brunch with an amazing array of food. Will definitely return when next in the area.

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HowardC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal. The setting was terrific with the fireplaces going, the service was prompt and discrete, the food was outstanding. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on December 23, 2021

Hello Howard C! Thank you so much for your wonderful 5 start review of our restaurant! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your fireside dining experience with us! We hope you will dine with us again soon!

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

As is now the case almost everywhere our server was new and had too many tables. She didn't know the menu and wasn't trained properly in food diet options. We ordered our drinks and it took around 15 minutes for them to arrive. Our food took about the same time. It was obvious after the meal that the chef had used way too much MSG on the Prime Rib and the Duck because both my wife and I were terribly thirsty and had that weird after taste you get in your mouth after consuming food prepared with MSG. This is a superb restaurant that obviously needs to pause and hit the reset button on service and food preparation in 2022. I would recommend the restaurant but with instructions to the maitre'd and the chef for my friends.

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DayMo
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way! So glad this restaurant is back open again!

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on December 23, 2021

Hello DayMo! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a n outstanding 5 start review of our restaurant! We are so happy to be open again and are thrilled that you are as well! We hope you will dine with us again soon!

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margy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was a christmas dinner and it was a great time. Our waiter, Rick, was wonderful and added to the experience. The decor, food, ambience and drinks plus the staff were all fantastic. Come here a lot and have never been disappointed. Will be back for my birthday in January.

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JamesM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome. Waitress was very friendly and constantly asked if we needed anything. We will be back again next year when we visit Longwood gardens.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on December 23, 2021

Hello James M! Thank you so much for your fantastic 5 start review and recommendation of our restaurant! It is so nice to hear you were happy with the service and the meals you received. We look forward to seeing you next year after your Longwood Trip!

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RobertC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food choices! Veronica was our server and she was awesome!

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on December 23, 2021

Hello Robert C! Thank you so much for your fantastic 5 start review of our restaurant! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the service provided by Veronica and the meals you received while dining with us! We hope you will dine with us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We stayed at the Mendenhall Inn while visiting Longwood Gardens and were glad to enjoy a delicious dinner after touring the gardens on a cold winter’s day. The restaurant is warm and inviting. Our server, Andy, was attentive and delightful. There were four of us and we all had beef as our entree. The meals were perfectly prepared and delicious. We look forward to returning.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on December 23, 2021

Hello Anonymous! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a wonderful 5 start review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed dining with us after your trip to Longwood Gardens! We are so happy that Andy took great care of you and that all of your beef entrees were prepared to your liking! We hope you will dine with us again soon!

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Mendenhall Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 2156 OpenTable diners.

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