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Mendenhall Inn, Mendenhall, PA

Mendenhall Inn

4.7
4.7
2203 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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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

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 2,203 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Western Suburbs

    American

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  1. CB

    CarolynB

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine. Brunch was very good. A little pricey but it was a wonderful brunch!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places I have been to. Great food and great service. We had the bananas foster done table side as well as flaming Irish coffee. Highly recommend going here for a delicious meal and great experience.
  3. J

    Jillbo0

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with great prices!
  4. R

    Robert009

    New York Area

    176 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    176 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very good meal at the Mendenhall Inn. Food was excellent as was the service.
  5. PF

    PhillyFoodie

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The service was very good even though the restaurant was busy. The food left much to be desired. The calamari was greasy and the sauce a bottled sauce. The crab mushrooms were not flavorable. The Caesar salad was good, but the dressing was put on the lettuce leaves too soon and they were wilted. The ribeye steak was a thin cut and had no char coating further it was bathed in butter. The green beans were over-cooked. I won’t be going back to this restaurant.
  6. B

    Barbarac

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service by Rick! The food was delicious and huge portions.
  7. VB

    VanessaB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Tina was outstanding- she was very attentive without being intrusive. Thank you.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Thanksgiving dinner with family.
  9. K

    Kate

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner was superb. The prime rib was perfect as was the shrimp cocktail. I loved the bourbon cake for dessert. Servers were friendly and helpful. Excellent place for holiday dinner.
  10. CR

    CraigR

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was excellent and the service provided by Andy was even better. Background music was a little weak and the arrangement of our table was awkward considering the # of guests in attendance. Overall, a very nice Thanksgiving experience.
  11. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Food was OK but pretty bland and lacking personality.
  12. j

    jmcdonal33

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    We waited an hour and a half for our food. We had to ask to get some bread while we were waiting. My husband had the vegetable tart and didn't like it. When we asked for pasta with butter and cheese for my son, the server wasn't sure that the chef would accommodate us. My prime rib was good but not worth the wait.
  13. ND

    NickD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a nice dinner with friends and enjoyed Sean Riley’s performance
  14. MM

    MarilynM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve had dinner at the Mendenhall Inn many times and have almost never been disappointed in anything. We dined at 5:30 this time so the dining room was not crowded or noisy. We often have the same waiter as we had last night. He is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. My husband had the 6 ounce filet mignon and I had the vegetarian tart and Napoleon. Both were perfect.
  15. NP

    NishadP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I thought Mendenhall Inn was good. The food was solid, the service was great and the ambience was nice. It was a bit pricey overall. The only issue I really had with the place is that we went there for our 20th wedding anniversary. I specified that it was our anniversary on the reservation and we really didn't get anything special for it, like a dessert or glass of champagne. We did get a happy anniversary from the host but, if you're going to ask if we are celebrating a special occasion, I'm really not interested in a happy anniversary from the host...give me something that is worthy of me telling you it's my anniversary. Otherwise, don't ask!!! Small gestures matter.
  16. VO

    VincentO

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were pleasantly surprised at every aspect of this "hotel restaurant." The service was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. The food was excellent! The clams casino was a standout.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We are very familiar with the inn food was okay prime rib was very tough I ordered the king cut the 6 oz filet wasn’t really a 6 oz but was tender and good
  18. P

    Paula

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our server, Jess, was attentive and friendly. A plus service. The restaurant is lovely; however, he food was less than we expected. Our daughter was married here and the dinners for the wedding was very good. And the Sunday brunch is always delicious.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food quality wasn’t great
  20. RO

    RickO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable cuisine, elegant atmosphere, great service!!
  21. KV

    KevinV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner. Great restaurant and inn! Service was top notch. Food was incredible. Highly recommend!
  22. DH

    DianeH

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and beautiful atmosphere. The staff was wonderful!
  23. GK

    GeorgeK

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was excellent. They brought us a dessert for our anniversary. I thought they gave it to us for the occasion, come to find out we got charged for it. Wish I got to pick what they gave me and charged me for.
  24. J

    Jillbo0

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delicious
  25. GE

    GennaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my moms birthday and it was amazing! Everything about it was awesome! I will definitely be returning!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food2service3ambience2
    Hostess was present and not welcoming. She sat me at a “romantic” table and did not seek my input. I was left to reorganize the table myself. Waitress was pleasant and attentive. Had a drink at the bar too, which was very pleasant. Food was average. Decor is significantly out of date. Not sure I will go again. Was really hoping for a better experience n
  27. JH

    JaniceH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was fantastic! The food was delicious
  28. YM

    YoyosMa

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a lovely way to celebrate my husband”s Birthday!
  29. CH

    CHESTERG

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, beautifully presented. Waiter was very professional and attentive. Ambience was lovely. Great restuarant!!
  30. D

    Deladiners

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife’s birthday dinner was fabulous
  31. WF

    WarrenF

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Attended Sunday brunch. Food was good and service was excellent. Access to the buffet was restricted due to a wedding party. It would have been better to have two lines ... one for the unknowing public and one for the obstructing wedding party. Although the selection and quality of the food was very good, the value is somewhat questionable at $42.00 per person.

    Mendenhall InnResponded on October 17, 2022Thank you for your review Warren! We are glad you enjoyed our brunch. We apologize about the abundance of people at brunch this weekend for a party. In regards to the price, we try to keep it as low as possible while offering as much as we can. For instance if you came for dinner and got Prime Rib with a Crab Cake it would be over the $42 and those are just a two of our many offerings on our brunch. We hope to see you again!

  32. BK

    BrandiK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great brunch buffet. A couple food items were not the best but I chalk it up to the nature of a buffet. Standouts were the prime rib, French toast, and veggies. Our server, Tina, was fantastic and didn't miss a beat with our mimosas!
  33. b

    benfrank

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, as always. Great food and even better service
  34. MB

    MimiB

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious-the waiter I think his name was Peter was excellent
  35. GE

    GEORGES

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful old school restaurant with delicious food. Very nice atmosphere and great service from Rick!
  36. JS

    JohnS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I can only review our experiences…and the food, the service and ambiance was excellent!!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Private birthday dinner. Was completely satisfied!
  38. JB

    JolieBP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As ever everything was impeccable, from the food, to the drinks, to the service. We enjoyed every minute.
  39. PA

    PA7Traveler

    Philadelphia

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place for a quiet night out. Always excellent in every way.
  40. JM

    JanetM

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Mendenhall is our go-to restaurant for special occasions. The staff is professional, the atmosphere is nice and quiet, the food is excellent. A great place for a romantic dinner.

FAQs

Mendenhall Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 2203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
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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