This restaurant now offers Takeout

Bring the restaurant to you. Order and pay for food directly on OpenTable.

View Takeout menu

General Warren

4.7
2468 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Historical 18th Century country Inn with Indoor & Outdoor Dining plus Curbside Takeout restaurant serving Tuesday- Sunday 4-9 p.m. Featuring American-Continental Cuisine with a contemporary flair, attentive service amid charming 18th century dining rooms, all with working fireplaces. Full bar and extensive International wine list. Outdoor dining at The Springhouse Terrace, available all year-round for cocktail parties, receptions and intimate weddings and receptions. Three private party rooms for 15 to 60 guests, eight elegant guests suites for overnight stays, including a served continental breakfast.

Support General Warren during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Treat Mom & the family to General Warren hospitality on Mother's Day with our award winning Cuisine and attentive service: 12 Noon until 6 pm. Served sit down dinner menu, with indoor, outdoor and curbside carryout available.

What 2468 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
RO
vipROSC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant !!! Great professional service and perfected cooked food .. and adhering to Covid guidelines !

LB
vipLuvBYOB
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad the General has survived the pandemic and is still providing great food and a wonderful experience.

SC
SCPmac
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food4service4ambience3

Two weeks ahead of our date we requested outdoor seating online at 6:30 and once arrived we were given two options that were not outdoor seating. Upon my mentioning to the lady showing us our table that we had requested outdoor seating she said briskly "this is what we have" . One table was far inside a roofed and walled section of the restaurant near a crowded bar right up next to one of the walls and the other still inside and right next to the crowded bar. I gave husband that look that says "let's go" as I looked on to the outdoor patio with tables outside and umbrella's trying to figure this out. 5 tables in this outdoor area were empty and available. I honestly couldn't figure out how outside dinning wasn't offered right away based on our reservation. Suddenly she takes us outside to one of the tables and says "here" as if I was just offered the biggest favor. A little rattled by the rudeness we sat down and proceeded to enjoy our experience. Our waiter was wonderful. It took over an hour for our meal to come. The waiter was getting concerned, came over twice to apologize and eventually on his own went to the kitchen and discovered what he said was a mix up. Our food came, was terrific but at that point anything was much appreciated. I would be hesitant to go back , in spite of the wonderful food, based on the fact that my request for outdoor dinning was not honored or respected. It is important to us and we only choose to go to places offering outdoor dinning right now. This charming restaurant has two areas that are outdoor dinning. One out front with a large but airy tent with open panels and then the patio out back with red umbrellas. I suggest if you make a reservation follow up with a phone call closer to the evening if you really care about outdoor seating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We went early to avoid any crowds and sat under their outdoor tent. Everything was delicious!

SM
SuzanneM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!!! My daughter’s took me for my birthday and the food was delicious, service was exceptional! We will return soon.

DW
DavidW
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food and service were excellent. We are recurring patrons.

JA
JADfoodie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the relaxed feeling. Our waiter seemed relaxed also, in a professional way. Never rushed us to order. Was aware when we could use refills without being intrusive. Food was perfect as usual. Filet was just as ordered and fork tender. Would recommend to everyone.

LS
LeoS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salmon meal was delicious and very fresh. Good selection of beverages as well.

E
Eaglebirf
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent, as always!

l
viplisalisa
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday experience, I especially appreciate the advice on wine from the GM. Excellent service and food!

SJ
SanJan
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere here and so many options as far as seating goes. They have a tent, an outside terrace, a sun room and many individual dining rooms as well as a bar area. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Wait staff is great and the manager, Patrick, is awesome and always accommodating.

AH
AlexH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back! We had a birthday surprise there and it was fantastic!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Must have come on an off day. My burger was sloppy and impossible to eat without wearing it all over myself. Husbands French Dip was severely overcooked and lacking in flavor. Overall experience was NOT worth the price tag or worth coming back to.

AM
AshleyM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing. Best steak I’ve ever had. Sever was alittle rude. He was hurt that we didn’t want apps or dessert. We just don’t eat that much and I didn’t see why he gave us some grief. That was a throw off for sure.

GL
GregL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience! Staff was very attentive.

k
kclaude
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

This was my second experience with General Warren since it reopened. The first was on Easter Sunday afternoon and the service and food were excellent. Based on that experience I invited a married couple to dinner. Again, the food was excellent.
Unfortunately, the server, although a very nice young man, was very inexperienced, spilling the wine he was opening on the table and generally not well trained to serve. This upset my guest who had been the general manager of a very exclusive club in Philadelphia. Actually, it ruined the evening. Given this experience, I am not sure I will return to this restaurant.

KC
vipKarenC
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely way to celebrate my husband’s 70th!

K
vipKathleen
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

We were very disappointed this visit. The service was very slow and we had to ask to have water refilled, waited forever for the desert menus. had to flag down our server multiple times. I think they were understaffed (looked like they also had a wedding going on) but this is not an excuse for poor service on a Saturday night. The food was just good but not exceptional. My husband had a special that sounded much better than it was and he described it as "less inspired than restaurant quality." The desserts were wonderful once we actually got them. If this were our first ever visit we would likely not be back.

I hope that this was just an aberration because at these prices it really should be better than this.

AL
vipALANDCON
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service.

d
davidp
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated outside in a beautiful, quiet corner.
Service was attentive but not intrusive.
Greeted and conversed with the owner.
Steak au poivre for me; salmon and beet pasta for my wife - delicious.
Perfect evening as always!

KC
vipKellyannC
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful dinner... so lovely and just all around excellent!... from bar to dinner to dessert... perfect!!!

AE
vipAnnE
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Being relatively new to the area, this was our first time at General Warren. We were thrilled to have an evening with a quiet ambience and very good food. Will definitely return very soon.

k
vipkris
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Easter with our family. GW is always great. We are never disappointed. Our favorite place for special occasions.

F
Fireplug
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food and lovely service- outdoor space is great.
Only negative is the staff was smoking on the other side of the fence. Cigars and cigarettes and it kept wafting into the area out back making it nauseating at times.
Would encourage your staff to not smoke or smoke elsewhere

RO
vipROSC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious Easter dinner in the front tent. Service was attentive and the pace was relaxed. The General Warren had obviously appropriately staggered the reservations to avoid a frenzy atmosphere on this busy day. This restaurant never fails to serve a wonderful experience and superb meal.

P
Praise
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a delightful table and an outstanding server. The filet was perfect. Although the crab/risotto dish was a bit too spicy for me, I think the problem was my low tolerance rather than a chef problem. The desserts were outstanding. We enjoyed every last crumb.

k
kclaude
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there early afternoon Easter Sunday. Enjoyed everything. The steak was excellent. We’ll be back.

JJ
JaniceJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The General Warren Inn always provides an innovative, yet classic selection of upscale cocktails, food and desserts. We love the atmosphere and sincerely appreciate the extraordinary efforts that were made to keep diners safe during the past year. The service is outstanding with knowledgeable and energetic staff. A go to place over and over again!

LS
vipLyndaS
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Food was just awful. Won't ever eat there again.

J
vipJoyce
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating 2 birthdays and a retirement.
General Warren has done an outstanding job with COVID protocol.
We love dinning there and we will be back again in April.

DB
DanB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be somewhere out that followed the rules to benefit all and delivered a wonderful meal!

EF
EdwardF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant goes back to before the Revolutionary War, and its ambiance reflects that. Plus the food and its preparation are indicative of that era. The food and presentation are excellent. Drinks are cold. wine selection is excellent and not too expensive. In a time when fine dining is not in vogue, for those who love it, the General Warren does it best. We have been going there for almost 50 years and still love it. The clientele covers all ages, and everyone has a good time. The waitstaff is knowledgeable, friendly and conversational without being intrusive - the perfect blend.

You will love it.

RT
RTWD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect place for a birthday celebration!

TS
vipToddS
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our 41st Anniversary

C
Cathy
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out for dinner in a VERY long time, thanks to Covid-19. Food was perfect and our waiter was better than perfect. He helped make it a very special evening.

MO
MargaretO
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat outside in the back for most authentic experience. Then, relax on the bench afterwards to enjoy the stars.

GS
GraceS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven't been @ General Warren for quite some time and we were nicely surprised. This is beautiful restaurant with rich history and settled in beautiful park-like place. There were 6 of us and we had a wonderful time. The restaurant took all the COVID precautions, tables were pushed apart and I didn't feel uncomfortable at all. The menu is interesting, we all ordered different things and everyone was extremely satisfied. The service (Gwen was our waiter) and ambience was additional plus. We will definitely be back sooner.

S
Stephanie
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated our Anniversary at this fine dining restaurant. Everything was outstanding.

HM
HarryM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The General Warren Inn is an amazing place to eat. Fabulous food and drinks at a good price. Well worth it.

D
vipDiner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was nothing special; ambiance was mediocre. Outdoor dining in the bar area is very casual and not too special. May not return.

FAQs

General Warren is rated 4.7 stars by 2468 OpenTable diners.

General Warren does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.generalwarren.com/gift-cards.php.

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.