Mendenhall Inn

4.7
2110 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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MikeM
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Turtle Soup is something you need to experience, rest of menu outstanding as well

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dbusby625
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent and it was really nice to see the Mendenhall open again .... but the Brunch Buffet food just seemed to lack the luster that it used to have .

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Selection of food at brunch was excellent. Nicely displayed.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food amazing staff always a excellent experience

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vipMarge
Naples
28 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Time after time, service, food and ambience, the best.

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ChrisS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All aspects of the meal were fantastic--soups, entrees, and of course the bananas foster for dessert! It was unfortunate that they couldn't prepare the dessert table-side, as that is all part of it, but it still tasted amazing. It is a pricey restaurant (2 people, over $100 with no alcohol) but the food is extremely good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and our waiter was caring and knowledgeable.

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Bigdog
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The overall dining experience was good.The Food was good with the exception of the soup which was just ok. Our server Andrew was attentive and provided quick response to our request.

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eric
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu and selection and excellent service. Has the feel of an upscale establishment

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vipRESDowningtown
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early dinner at Mendenhall for my husband's birthday. My husband had the strawberry feta salad and lobster tails. He said the salad was the best he ever had and the lobster was done to perfection. My beet salad and duck were delicious. They gave us a complementary chocolate lava cake with a candle for my husband's birthday. The service was excellent. We will definitely go back.

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AnnMarieT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed a lovely, quiet dinner on a slow Wed evening. Service was attentive, if a bit fast paced. We received a complimentary dessert in celebration of our wedding anniversary which was a nice touch.

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vipDev55
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch. Food & service were excellent.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on September 29, 2021

Hello Dev55! Thank you so much for you outstanding review of our Sunday Brunch! We appreciate your lovely comments about the service and food, and hope you will join us for brunch again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing the food was outstanding

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on September 29, 2021

Hello Anonymous! Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful 5 star review of our restaurant. We are ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed both the food and service you received while dining with us at Th Mendenhall Inn! We hope you will dine with us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary at Mendenhall Inn restaurant last night. It was the perfect dining experience! Our waiter Shahriar was great! He was friendly and attentive and made us feel special. His dining suggestions were spot on. We thoroughly enjoyed the prime rib and crab cake surf and turf. It was the best prime rib I've had. I started with a delightful caesar salad and my husband had the lobster bisque which was delicious too. Our waiter even surprised us with a complimentary lava cake. I highly recommend Mendenhall and look forward to a return visit.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on September 29, 2021

Hello Anonymous! We want to thank you for taking the time to leave such a phenomenal review of your dining experience with us. We are delighted to hear that we made your 4th wedding anniversary very special. We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed all of your menu selections, including our award wining crab cakes and prime rib! We hope you will come back to dine with us again soon!

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margy
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I love the Mendenhall Inn and have eaten here many many times. Unfortunately, the brunch was not up to par. There were not many people there and we had a noon appointment time for 6 persons. The food was probably put out for the 10:00 am seating and left out and not replenished. The eggs benedict and creme brulee french toast were so hard and dry you could not even cut through them.

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cannoncrew1
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just recently had dinner at Mendenhall and very very pleased. The food was excellent and waiter Andy was very attentive to us and our needs. It was an enjoyable evening with our family celebrating my 70 th birthday. The ambiance of Mendenhall has always and continues to be superb. Love to eat here and it is always special.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on September 29, 2021

Hello Cannoncrew1. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review and recommendation of our restaurant. We are ecstatic to hear that your 70th birthday dinner was a stunning success and that you enjoyed your meal and the service you received while dining with us. We hope you will dine with us again soon!

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LouisP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was not worth the price, Scallop and Shrimp dish had 3 small Shrimp and 5 small scallops. Prime Rib did not appear to be 12 oz as menu stated. $ 90 bill not worth the price nobody minds paying for the right meal.

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vipRuth
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our dinner was good but not great.
Portions where huge.

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vipNameless
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always enjoy Mendenhall- outstanding service from Andy!

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on September 29, 2021

Hello Nameless! Thank you so very much for your outstanding 5 star review and recommendation of our restaurant! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience and were pleased with your server, Andy. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night amazing food and the services were amazing

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on September 29, 2021

Hello Anonymous! Thank you so very much for your Outstanding 5 start review of our restaurant! We are thrilled to hear you were pleased with the service you received and your meal. We hope you will come and dine with us again soon!

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mikey
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We usually go their for our anniversaries and birthdays. Always a good experience, good food, good service, reasonably priced.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on September 29, 2021

Hi Mikey! Thank you so very much for you wonderful review of our restaurant! We appreciate any and all customer feedback. We hope you will come and dine with us again soon for another birthday or specials celebration!

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ConstanceM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great service. We had the clams casino and prime rib..YUMMY!

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hello Constance! Thank you for dining at our establishment and thank you for taking the time to write your review! We are glad that you enjoyed the service and your food! Please come back soon for some more clams casino and prime rib! -The Mendenhall Inn Team

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vipMeggers
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andy is the best!!!

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hello Meggers! Thank you for dining with us and thank you for your excellent review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. We do agree, Andy is pretty great! Please come back and dine with us again soon! -The Mendenhall Inn Team

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AdrianB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were great. The staff were attentive to our needs and the food reasonably priced.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hello Adrian! Thank you for dining with us and thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience! We are so happy to hear that the food and service were great! Please come back and dine with us again soon! -The Mendenhall Inn Team

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vipGina
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and outstanding service! We look forward to returning soon for another enjoyable dining experience in their lovely dining room.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hello Gina! Thank you so much for taking the time to review our establishment and thank you for dining with us! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time spent with us. Please come back to dine again soon! -The Mendenhall Inn Team

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WilliamS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and menu selection. Entrees were very tasty and prepared as written in menu. 👍

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hello William! Thank you for choosing our restaurant to dine at and thank you for the excellent review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, our food and our staff! We hope that you come back soon to try out some more items on the menu! -The Mendenhall Inn Team

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Diningat50
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always awesome!

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hello! Thank you for dining with us and thank you for taking the time to write an outstanding review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time at our establishment. Please come back and dine with us again soon! -The Mendenhall Inn

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Gary
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service! The salmon was fresh and cooked just right. My wife enjoyed the duck and our guests were equally impressed with the crab cake and prime rib. Our waitress was attentive but not overbearing; I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on August 30, 2021

Hello Gary! Thank you for dining with us and bringing your guests to our establishment. Also, thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience! We are glad to hear that all the food was prepared to your groups liking and that you enjoyed the hospitality of our staff! We hope that you dine with us again sometime soon! -The Mendenhall Inn Team

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vipNameless
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food with outstanding service (by Andy).

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hello! Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to write your outstanding review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience at our establishment! Please come back and dine with us again soon! -The Mendenhall Inn Team

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was gracious, knowledgeable, and affable. Not only was the food exquisite, it was presented impeccably.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on August 30, 2021

Hello! Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to write this fantastic review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us and the food! Please come back and dine with us soon! -The Mendenhall Inn Team

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vipEricM
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We chose this restaurant for a Friday dinner with another couple because of the prime rib featured on the menu. Reservations were readily available and there was no wait when we arrived. The location is a bit off the beaten path and part of a small hotel/conference center. We passed through a large reception area and bar to reach the sizable dining room. It was elegantly decorated with widely spaced tables and comfortable chairs.

Our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. We ordered salads to start and my wife and I requested the prime rib for our entrees. The salad was crisp and dressed well. My prime rib was roasted to perfection and came with potatoes and green beans. For dessert we ordered the bananas foster. All three courses were delicious and as good or better than similar fine dining venues in the Wilmington area.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on August 31, 2021

Hello Eric! Thank you for choosing our establishment for your night out with friends and thank you for taking the time to write this outstanding review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us, the hospitality of our staff and your food! Please come back to dine with us again soon for some more great memories & food! -The Mendenhall Inn Team

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JudiT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since the pandemic. Everything was excellent as usual.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on August 30, 2021

Hello Judi! Thank you for joining us to dine and thank you for taking the time to write your review! We are so glad you returned to dine with us after a tough year and we are so thrilled you enjoyed your experience back! We hope to see you again soon! -The Mendenhall Inn

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GMAJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Expensive but a great place to celebrate a special occasion. Service was a little slow but it was very busy on a Saturday night. We were in no rush and the wait was worth it due to the high quality of the food. Highly recommend it.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on August 17, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us. We try to stay as competitively priced as we can with rising food costs. We hope you dine with us again in the future!

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JanetV
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jess was our server and she is indeed outstanding. Answered all our questions. Pleasant , gave us helpful suggestions from the menu. She definetly did a super job opening our bottle of wine. It was a great dining time to celebrate with my husband.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on August 30, 2021

Hello Janet! Thank you for dining at our restaurant and thank you for taking the time to write your review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and the hospitality of our team! We hope to see you dining with us again soon! -The Mendenhall Inn Team

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RoseM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time for dinner the other night. The food was fantastic, service was great and it's just an all-around classy place to go! Great Bar area. Great top-notch drinks! Looking forward to Brunch in September! Will definitely be back soon!

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on August 30, 2021

Hello Rose! Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to write out a review of your experience! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the time you spent with us, we are looking forward to opening brunch again as well! We hope to see you dining with us again soon! -The Mendenhall Inn Team

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DEdiner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent evening! We were treating our friends for their birthdays. The quality of food and portions was just as superb as it had been before the pandemic.
The only negative was that there was a slight musty smell, probably because they had been closed up for so long

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vipMimi
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has just reopened after closing during the COVID epidemic. There were very few people dining while we were there. The service and food were excellent.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on August 14, 2021

Thank you for your review Mimi! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us! We noticed you dined with us on a Wednesday evening. That was actually our fist weekday fully back open in the dining room and were still trying to get the word out! Weekdays were normally just in the Tavern. The full restaurant is now open Wednesday - Saturday (Soon to be Sundays for Brunch and Dinner too!) We hope to see you again!

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Sassylady
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steak and filet done rare to medium rare as requested. Lobster tail nice and sweet. Salads could have been colder but we'll done. Peach melba tasty but way too many peaches and ice cream!! Service good.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on August 30, 2021

Hello! Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to write your review with your feedback! We will make notes and take all your comments into consideration. Thank you for providing an opportunity to improve for future guests! Please come back and dine with us again soon! - The Mendenhall Inn Team

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vipjaybird855
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was hot and delicious and the cheesecake was fabulous

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on August 30, 2021

Hello Jaybird! Thank you for dining with us and for the outstanding review of our restaurant. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience with us and that you enjoyed the cheesecake. Please come back and dine with us again soon! - The Mendenhall Inn Team

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AnnG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner very much. Our server Andy was excellent. Prime rib and scallops were delicious. the vegetable tart and filet mignon were very good. The desserts were yummy.

Mendenhall Inn
Responded on August 30, 2021

Hello Ann! Thank you for dining with us and for the outstanding review of our restaurant. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience with us and enjoyed the hospitality of our team. Please come back and dine with us again soon! - The Mendenhall Inn Team

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Mendenhall Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 2110 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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