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About Mendenhall Inn

Dining at the award winning Mendenhall Inn stands alone as one of the great destinations in the Brandywine Valley as you return to a time of classic elegance & charm. Entrees borrowed from French & classic American cuisine make dining at The Mendenhall Inn a truly memorable experience.
Chef's creative daily specials!
Theme night menus and special prices!
Happy Hour and Lounge Menu Specials Monday - Friday nights!
Outside Dinner (Seasonal)

323 Kennett Pike
Rte 52 South
Mendenhall, PA 19357
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, French, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm;
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm;
Lunch:
December 1st - 23rd (only): Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 3:00pm
(Closed for Lunch January - November)
Alexander's Lounge Hours: Monday-Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 3:00pm-12:30am, Sunday: 11:00am-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Hillendale

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(610) 388-1181

Website:
http://www.mendenhallinn.com/

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

Catering:
Mendenhall Catering

Parking Details:
Complimentary Parking

Executive Chef:
Charles W. Bickel

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

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please visit us at www.mendenhallinn.com

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for Thanksgiving and let us do the cooking for you! Featuring Buffet & A La Carte Dinner Options. Please note: Opentable Reservations are for A La Carte only.

Mendenhall Inn Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Good for Birthdays (27)
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Quiet Conversation (26)
Romantic (26)
Good for a Date (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Cozy (19)
Great for Brunch (16)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Good for Groups (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Fun (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Scenic View (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Casual (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

A place that did many of the small things well. It was a quiet Wednesday night and our waiter, Mike did a great job of making us feel like we were in charge of the experience. He made great recommendations for drinks and helped us decide between several menu items. The food was very good and well proportioned. We left full. We even received a comp dessert for our 20th anniversary, which was a nice touch. We will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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·Dined 5 days ago

I have held a soft spot for Mendenhall from the time my daughter’s wedding reception
was held there, some 25 yrs. ago. The restaurant exudes a warm, quiet,cozy atmosphere
that makes for a perfect oasis for fine dining and conversation. My only disappointment
was that you didn’t offer your fabulous Beef Wellington, but the saving grace was that
it was available if requested a day or two prior to your reservation date. Good-to-Know
for the future. You’re still tops on my list for a memorable evening out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful buffet with excellent service and first class ambiance.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We regularly take Sunday Brunch at the Mendenhall. The buffet is extra-ordinary, the service is some of the best around, and the entrees are great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The brunch buffet was not as plentiful in good choices as we remembered. We also arrived on the later side of the brunch window and found that many items had not been replenished. The entree choices were fewer than we recalled and were quite petite in portion size. The setting was nice and has been renovated since our last visit. Overall, there are better choices within the local area.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

On Saturday, November 4, I took my parents here as a thank you for helping us pack for our move. They had never eaten here besides the tasting for our wedding and our actual wedding. My dad enjoyed the Parmesan crusted striped sea bass, although he said it was a little bland. My husband and mom both feasted on the prime rib and took 1/4-1/2 of theirs home for another evening. I tried the seafood ragout over pasta and I'm so glad that I did. I had wanted to try it numerous times but never went with it. The flavors were delicious and I can't wait to enjoy it another night. Then, we were treated to a lava cake. The worst part about it was it was gone in less than 5 minutes. We were fighting over the last bite. I guess that really isn't a bad thing. ;)

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

It has been many years since I have been to the Inn for Dinner and it was just as good as I remembered. Next trip to Wilmington we plan to have dinner . Overall experience was great!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always enjoy eating at Mendenhall. Sunday brunch is a good deal. Service was a bit sketchy ours would often disappear and we wouldn't see her for a bit. Twice we asked another wait staff to send her to us. Otherwise we enjoyed it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent brunch for ourselves and family to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Had a dinner with my sister brother and sister in law. Food was delicious and the service top notch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

I"ve read reviews and was skeptical,but in my oppinon everything was top notch,very friendly waiter and service was reasonably fast,food was as good as expected.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

First time ever that we could not eat our main entree's. My prime rib was a hunk of fat and I almost chocked trying to chew it. My wife's chicken dish was so bland that she had no appetite to finish once started. Flat bread was excellent and our waitress was clearly embarrassed by the quality of the entree's. The manager offered to pay for our drinks and desserts but in hind sight I wished he had taken the entree's off the bill and we would have paid for drinks. $90.00 bill for a terrible dinner. We did tip the waitress appropriately as she tried her best to please. This dinner was to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary and the evening was ruined. On the way out we heard the manager also apologize to a couple leaving just ahead of us so something was going wrong in the kitchen that night.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

My Wife & I had a great meal and Mike our server was excellent to say the least can't wait to come again

We had a wonderful evening!!

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Our server, Lena, was wonderful. She was energetic, helpful, attentive, and had the best smile.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Love the new Sunday brunch menu. Gives the flexibility to enjoy the breakfast brunch and for a slight up charge to take the entree home to enjoy as a meal later. Highly recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The evening could not have been more pleasant. The staff is warm and friendly and ... the food was luscious. Lastly, our server, Patrick, is a ROCK STAR and made the evening a delight.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This restaurant is a wonderful place for a special occasion...birthday, anniversary or just a special date. It's also great for holidays. The ambiance is romantic. A beautiful restaurant and amazing food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great overall experience. Food and atmosphere were wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Pleasant personnel; very cooperative waitress; very pleasant surroundings.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Went for my birthday dinner with my husband. Overall experience was surprisingly ok. This was our go to place 15 years ago but lost us to inconsistent food quality. Received a gift card from my daughter so we went with reservation on how the evening would turn out.We had clams casino and stuff mushrooms for appetizers. Stuff mushrooms were great but the 6 clams casino were a little bigger than a quarter. Not cherry stones as advertised or as big in the past. Over priced for 12.00. We both had the lobster and steak dinner special and upgraded to the Filet for$8.00. Both dinners we're cook as ordered. Finished dinner sharing a Banana Fosters prepared table side.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was sub-par. Tastes like catering hall food.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food and service were great. They did not acknowledge that we were celebrating a birthday. This is the first time this has ever happened when letting a restaurant know through the opentable notes. Disappointing😞

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Our server was very polite, accommodating, and added to the great experience we had. The food was outstanding and we will absolutely be back! I highly recommend the crab cakes and filet surf and turf, the duck, and the Irish coffee! Best Irish coffee I've had!

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

My wife and I had a very enjoyable and great meal for our 46th wedding anniversary the food was terrific and the waitress was terrific and answered our questions about everything about our meals. Great place to take friends and family for a great time, great drinks and excellent food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My husband chose The Mendenhall Inn's Sunday Brunch to celebrate his birthday and, as usual, we were not disappointed. The ambiance is elegant and alive and the choice of dishes comprising the Brunch was delicious. We were spoiled with Mimosas as we waited for our party to assemble and then seated at a very comfortable round table in the main dining room. Rick, our waiter, was diligent but not overbearing and made great suggestion on how to proceed with the menu. We have been to larger birthday parties here and even then, the service and selections were wonderful. We can thoroughly recommend The Mendenhall Inn for your many occasions.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Beautiful dining room! Celebrating a First Anniversay and the Staff made it so special. Food and drinks were awesome.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Now THIS is what I'm talkin about! We were very comfortable in our group of both elegant and business casual dress and welcomed and seated in the formal dining room to celebrate Mom's 89th. Patrick was delightfully and perfectly attentive and made Mom feel special which we appreciated. Our orders ranged from filet minion, sirloin, veal, salmon and haddock and we were all delighted with our dinners. Our water glasses, coffee cups and bread plates were kept full, adding to the unforgettable experience of perfect dining. Mom's favorite part at the Mendenhall is ordering her dessert; tableside flambé! as well as sharing all of OUR dessert too! LOL our pictures are priceless. Thanks Mendenhall, for doing things right! We will be back again.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Excellent all around! Wonderful atmosphere and very comfortable seating. The food was awesome! The waitress was very nice. The desserts were to die for. Definitely will be back!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I took my wife there for our anniversary. We had not been back to the Mendenhall Inn in several years. It was Monday night and the restaurant was not full at all. The specials on the menu were excellent and I think reasonably priced. The quality of the food was very good and Logan, our server, did a nice job. Over-all we were very impressed and will definitely put the Mendenhall on our list of good restaurants. In addition, the new bar area (new to us)they have is very nice and the bar menu looks very attractive. We will definitely try that for a casual dinner as well.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We sat in the outdoor terrace on a beautiful night. There was soft music on in the background and a nice outdoor fireplace. It was surf and turf night as well. We started with the stuffed mushrooms which were delicious! We both got surf and turf; I opted for filet mignon and my husband went for the prime rib, both served with a 6 oz lobster tail. Both were delicious and cooked perfectly. Ended with dessert and coffee. Definitely suggest the mendenhall coffee as they come out and do a whole show with fire! Lots of fun and a great meal!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Friday night theme night menu was Seafood for $30.00. Sat down at 8:00pm and was told all the seafood theme night specials were sold out. Ended up had to order something else. I believe the restaurant used bait and switch tactic here. How could they be out of seafood for the theme night special at 8:00. Been for a long time customer. Will not go there anymore.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

A whole bunch of blah.

Empty restaurant. Food was prepped in advance and warmed for serving. Tasted just like it sounds. Something gave us both an intestinal upset. I suspect the stuffed flounder on "fresh fish night" was not quite so.

Best of all was the server. I asked him to give us 10 minutes so we could have a private conversation. He proceeds to return to give us bread, then returns again to fill our water. What part of "go away" was not clear?

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Our server was great. They allowed us to bring birthday cake too. Very enjoyable experience

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The staff was very accommodating to our needs to celebrate our Sons birthday. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect for conversation.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Very disappointed by the quality of food. The food was precooked and warmed up before it was brought to the table. There was nothing to talk about presentation or taste. Ingredients were essentially cooked and randomly put on the plate. Maybe the executive chef was still on vacation.

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Food was very poor. French onion soup was way too salty. My filet was not tasty and contained gristle. Two of our friends could not eat the fish stuffed with crab, etc special and we had to return it. It smelled bad and tasted 'tinny' as was explained to my wife and I.
Needless to say, my wife and I were very disapppointed! The meal was definitely too high priced for the quality of what we received.
We've eaten at Mendenhall before and it was excellent (approx. 3 yrs ago). But I doubt if we will return. Very bad experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

the lobster was mushy, overcooked, everything else was fine......

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Years ago, my wife and I often dined at the Mendenhall restaurant. Thus when family were coming to the area on Friday for a funeral the next day, I recommended that we have dinner there. That turned out to a horrible choice. The crab imperial that I ordered was over cooked, dry, and tasteless. The potato that went with it was also over cooked. At the end of the meal, only one person at our table had actually finished his dinner, so I presume the experience of the others was similar to mine. The waiter was pleasant, but the service was slow. After a long wait, we actually had to inquire when we would be served. In short, this dining experience was disappointing. Sadly, I can not recommend this restaurant. The members of my party who were lodging there characterized their rooms as ordinary.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food was bland and not worth the price. Disappointing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

A wonderful dining experience. Haven't been to the Mendenhall for a while. In that time it has gotten even better.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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