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Mendenhall Inn

1608 reviews
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$30 and under
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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)
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, French, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm;
Sunday Brunch: 10:00am - 2:00pm;
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
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Phone number
(610) 388-1181
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Charles W. Bickel
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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.
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Private party contact
Sales Office: (888) 986-4184
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Mendenhall Catering
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Cross street
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Parking details
Complimentary Parking
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Live music every Friday night at Alexander's Lounge from 6:30pm-9:30pm!
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What 1608 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food is always excellent and this might best restaurant in the area. They have a great variety of options on the menu from either land or sea. The complaint I have is sometimes the wait can be a little excessive. Bananas Foster table side, the best!

DanielnRoshonna (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Love it as usual. Great food, ambiance and value. Very romantic and great for dressing up.

Celeste (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very good, as always. The restaurant pleased everyone from age 10 to 55.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day

Charles (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Appetizers were great drinks were excellent soup and salad were great we had the main course was the stuffed lobster with crabmat lobster was tasteless and the crabmeat had to much filler in it, both of us didn't really enjoy it. Other wise we will be back but won't get that again great atmosphere.

vipMarge (Naples)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Special Valentine's day with another couple. Health issues for both couples overcome during 2017.

dineout (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Visited on New Year's Eve for the first time. Returned on Valentine's Day because we enjoyed the experience so much on New Year's. Excellent food, very pleasant service, and very nice setting. Our dinner was pleasant and unrushed. I would go again. Also found the Open Table app to be very easy to use.

TerryM (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

When our waitress (Veronica) was taking our order she wasn't writing it down and I when I commented she said oh maybe I should. Ok that was the down fall. I let go she took my wine glass before I was finished. She brings our entree's and mine was completely wrong. We also ordered salads and she goes I will bring your salad while you wait for your dinner and looks at my husband and goes do you still want your salad. we had already been waiting a long time for our meal and he said no that is okay. He ordered the queen prime rib medium rare and I guess she forgot to right down the medium part but he ate it anyway. I ordered bake potato with my dinner and received mash potatoes after she got it wrong the first time we reminded her again and she still brought me mashed potatoes. My daughter had joined us and she had to leave before my half correct dinner arrived. So we will not be back and we still have a $50 gift card to use. I was expecting a great time and dinner and it was ruined by the very poor service.

Paul (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We really like the Mendenhall Inn. My wife had the sirloin steak and it was excellent. I had the porterhouse steak which was the special for the evening and for the price, I was disappointed. It was a very large cut, but there was more fat and tendons than I expected. I know a porterhouse has that which gives it its flavor, but this was very difficult to eat. I do have to say the sauce was very good. The rest of the meal was fine.

DavidsonJack (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Mendenhall Inn Restaurant - fine dining at its best, pro servers, superior entrees
In a separate review, we note that we had an average experience at the Inn which is part of this property. The restaurant is an absolute homerun on so many levels. The ambience of the main dining room is perfect with the fireplace, fine linens and seating options. The waitstaff are superb in their knowledge, timely service and willingness to make you have a memorable dining experience. Tuesday is “Fish Night” so I had the cod served in a baking dish and blended with asiago cheese. It was out-of-the-oven hot, tasty and superb. The mashed potatoes suffered from being room temp. The accompanying small Caesar salad was a nice bonus to the entree. My partner had the 8 oz filet mignon. It was tasty, high quality but undercooked at medium rare when she ordered medium. Because it was our anniversary, we were served a complimentary ice cream, fresh fruit, chocolate lava cake dessert to share. If you are in the Longwood Gardens/Chadds Ford, PA area, don’t miss this dining gem!!

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Went on a Monday so the place was wonderfully quiet.
Excellent service.

LovesFood (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Our waitress Lena was fantastic!!!!! She should get a raise.
The Atmosphere is great for romance or a group event.

29again (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Best brunch anywhere. After trying many well reviewed brunch places we decided Mendenhall is our favorite. From now on, we are having all of our special brunches here. The best bananas foster, great service, comfy chairs, beautiful dining room, quiet and champagne!

Norm (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed this first time visit to Mendenhall Inn. The Sunday Brunch offered a broad selection of delicious quality foods. The service was perfect. Although the cost is pricey $30 plus, it was worth the ride for us after Sunday Church Service. The menu included the usual shrimp, lox and oysters,.The other selections were very attractive and high quality including the custom omelets, bananas foster and even optional special order entrees.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Sunday Brunch here is always a treat. Champagne, lobster salad, shrimp, made to order omelets and wonderful desserts. Wait staff are outstanding and Lori was delightful.