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About General Warren

Historic 1745 Country Inn featuring American-Continental Cuisine with a contemporary flair, table-side prepared specialties at dinner, attentive service amid charming candlelit dining rooms, all with working fireplaces. Home of "The Warren Tavern", featuring a lite fare menu or the full menu, all available without reservations. Happy Hour 4:30 to 6:30 Mon- Fri featuring discounted draft and bottled beers, $5 wines, $2 off all other adult drinks, reduced price Happy Hour Menu items . 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.

9 Old Lancaster Road
Malvern, PA 19355
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Continental, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Happy Hour 4:30 to 6:30 Mon- Fri featuring 1/2 price draft beer, $5 wines, 1/2 price tavern menu. Guests suites available seven nights a week. Private parties and wedding ceremonies/receptions for 50 to 150 guests can be hosted Saturday afternoons or anytime Sunday.

Cross Street:
Warren Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(610) 296-3637

Website:
http://www.generalwarren.com/

Entertainment:
In THE WARREN TAVERN: Thursdays: Live Music from 6 to 10 pm with special drink and food pricing. To see schedule of upcoming talent, visit website, call or e-mail us.
HAPPY HOUR(S) Monday-Friday 4:30 - 6:30 featuring discounted draft beers, $5 wines, $2 off all other adult drinks, reduced price Happy Hour Menu items

Catering:
All catering for on-site functions only. Three Private dining rooms for groups of 15 to 60, plus the four-seasons Springhouse Terrace for cocktail receptions and wedding ceremonies. Reserving the entire inn for parties of 50 to 150 available. General Warren Inne specializes in custom functions including cocktail parties with food stations, carving stations and butler hors d'oeuvre service, in addition to our award winning white cloth table service. Your event can be tailored to be formal or casual, based on your needs. Please contact a function planner at 610 296.3637 or info@generalwarren.com

Parking Details:
Ample free parking on property. Complimentary Valet Parking on busy nights.

Public Transit:
Local SEPTA R-5 Regional Rail transit and Amtrak service 1 mile from inn. Advance taxi service reservations required. Call us for assistance, 610 296.3637

Executive Chef:
Josh Smith

Private Party Facilities:
Step through our door and experience classic 18th century charm and hospitality blended with modern American cuisine, with all spaces recently renovated. Join us for your next special occasion or corporate event. With three private dining rooms and the Springhouse Terrace, we can accommodate groups of 15 to 60 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Event Coordinator: (610) 296-3637

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour 4:30 to 6:30 Mon- Fri featuring discounted draft & bottled beers, house wines, $2 off all other adult drinks, reduced price Happy Hour Menu items .... Dinner / Suite / Breakfast Packages, starting at only $190 per couple.

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General Warren Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (70)
Good for Anniversaries (55)
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Good for a Date (51)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Cozy (36)
Worth the Drive (34)
Business Meals (30)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Good for Groups (25)
Great for Lunch (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Seasonal (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Authentic (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Scenic View (9)
Fun (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Casual (7)
Vegan (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Healthy (5)
Live Music (5)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
People Watching (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Perfect restaurant for a special occasion. Leave your kids at home.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 3 days ago

My husband thoroughly enjoyed our Valentine's Day dinner at GW. The atmosphere is cozy and historical. The beef wellington was so delicious - I can't wait to have a special occasion to eat there again. A little to pricey for us to make a very regular date for dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

For years I've wanted to dine at the General Warren Inn and my wife thought that it might be too stuffy! Much to her surprise, we have experienced a cozy and comfortable fine dining experience, delicious menu options and exceptional service. Experience the General Warren Inn for yourself, and don't hesitate to invite family and friends, for a most enjoyable evening out on the town.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

We had a romantic Valentines (and wedding) Day dinner and it was a perfect ending to a perfect day! The wine choices were varied and eclectic. Our dinners, I had lamb and my bride had char, were both excellent. The General Warren is a tremendous place for a special occasion and wonderful food and drink!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I went here on Valentines Day.. The service was great however food was very disappointing. My husband ordered crab cake for $30.00 he received one small crab cake on a bed of chard and I got vegan dish which was ok but also small. Both dishes didnt even include a soup or salad for that price.. very disappointed with portion sizes..only went there because we had a gift certificate..next time better off going to bar having a few drinks and appetizers..

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

I took my wife to the General Warren for St. Valentine's Day. We both love their snapper soup, but the entire meal was very good. The service was professional.

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

Service was excellent. But food was not good. My husband couldn't even eat the crab cake, terrible taste. Salad was not crisp. Felt like it was made hours ago.
Will not return to restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was outstanding and our waitress, Kim, was superb

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Kim was excellent server. Things were done in a professional and timely manner.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a fabulous time from drinks at the bar to dinner at a fireside table. The service from Valet, Hostess, Bartender to Server was impeccable, the ambience divine, and the food fabulous!!! We had the amazing snapper soup, shared an incredible duck flatbread, mouth-watering filet mignons and decadent dessert (no sharing there)- and everything was 5 star! So glad we chose the General Warren Inne to celebrate Valentine's Day!!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We have never left a bad review before but this time it is necessary.
The service was comparable to a local diner and they have better service. The water was slopped into our glasses with a great deal of splashing. The service was rushed and very unpleasant and not very informative about specific questions.
The fish special was over cooked and very dry....couldn't cut through the surface with a knife. The beef Wellington was raw for a medium rare order. The accompaniments were steamed vegetables with no seasonings at all.
It is a beautiful, historic establishment of which we had eaten there many times and many years ago with a delicious experience. This was not the case this time.
It was also a place that our daughter had been considering for her wedding but she has decided against it.
We're hoping this helps the restaurant because it is such a disappointment in knowing what it used to be like. Hopefully some day, in the near future, it will be that way again. It is truly a waste of a gorgeous building with beautiful grounds and ambiance.
Very disappointing.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It is always delightful at the General Warren Inne, the service is superb and the food is delicious!

Tags: Casual, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great experience. Food was great. Server was attentive but not intrusive. Would recommend for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We started with a Classic Caesar for Two & Artisanal Cheese Board. I had the Grilled North Atlantic Salmon & wifey had a Grilled 6oz Filet Mignon & Tom had Grilled Trout. , Gin & Tonic and red wine. All were top notch, Everything was Excellent. Service was great, G&T had a kick to it, and we enjoyed ourselves. Last time I was in the Inn, it had a pool table & bikers throughout. nice elegant Inn it is. Glad to see a grand Inn back to its grand style of yesteryear.. We will be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Was there for a special birthday and once again they were on top of everything. Service was fantastic and not rushed. Love this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Love this old inn! Such history, great service and delicious food. I usually try to eat here whenever I'm home from California as we don't have many historic inns- very East Coast.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Very positive ,per usual,. Lots of good food & drink choices , great ambience and great service at a reasonable price for the quality offered

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Always love The General Warren-food, atmosphere;THE place for a special occasion. I was disappointed that we didn’t get a table by the fireplace even though I requested it over a month ago.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

As usual, we had a fantastic dinner. All 4 of us ordered a different entree, and we each raved about it. Servings were generous, and the food was served hot. Wait staff knows how to service the customers properly. We love this place.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We were celebrating our Anniversary and I had made a reservation with a note stating the occasion. We were welcomed at the door by two warm and cordial people, coats were taken and we were escorted to a quiet table by the fireplace - which had a fire going. The food , wine and drinks were excellent and the service was wonderful. Glasses were kept filled, conversation with the staff was sincere and it was a very enjoyable anniversary experience. Even our dessert plates had a Happy Anniversary wish written on them - what a fun surprise!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It’s been years since we’ve dined here and didn't know what to expect. It was fabulous!! The table side Caesar salad was exceptional as was the table side Bananas Foster which was fun to watch. Our waiter Daniel did an awesome job with both! The salmon entree was melt in your mouth superb! And we appreciated that we could BYO for a corkage fee which was well worth it for us to bring something from our own cellar. We will definitely return!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful food! I took my husband there for his birthday!

When we made the reservation, it asked if it were a special occasion, and I checked yes. But the restaurant didn't really care one way or the other. The gentleman who seated us asked if it were a special occasion and we told him Yes, but that was the last we heard about it.

Food was wonderful!!! Service was ok. Waitress gave me an "old menu" so the salad I ordered was not on the menu. I was really in the mood for that beet salad, so I didn't want something else - she seemed annoyed. Then, I ordered a drink that was on the menu, and she sent the wrong drink. When I pointed it out to her - she dropped the menu on me and said, "here take a look." She took the "wrong" drink away - and then brought what I had ordered. She was a bit grumpy about the whole thing - instead of saying she was sorry - she made some off-handed comment about, "we have a lot of drinks with apple cider."

Other than that, we had a wonderful dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Birthday excellent in every way

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The price is ridiculous. $29.00 for one crab cake. We had the Caesar Salad. Excellent. Made st our table by Gwen. Our waitress was excellent. I just think this place is way too pricy.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great place for a date night which was long over due for my wife and I. The bill was bit higher than I expected but not unreasonable. Food was good, we both had the rib eye and shared the cheese platter. Defiantly worth checking out if you have never been there before.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 16, 2018

we are 'regulars' who lunch once every month. Warmth of the waitstaff
and the host are considerable factors. We feel like family.
Charles Quinn

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 15, 2018

The service from Nancy in the back room was excellent. But the two gentlemen at the front of the house were bumbling idiots that seemed to think it's better to be arrogant than considerate. (Neither even established eye contact with me!)

We showed up with reservations, right behind a couple with no reservations. One of the men immediately took that couple and seated them. We waited and waited for this thoughtless man to return. During that wait, another man entered who asked if we had a reservation. I told him we did--and he disappeared for seven minutes. We waited more. (I was with m 92-year old mother.) Then, another man popped his head in and asked if we were ther for the lecture. I told him we were there for dinner.

Finally, we were seated in the room behind the bar. No one was in the room, yet we were seated at a table in the middle of the room. (So I moved us by the window--and the man who seated us seemed put out.)

Finally, you mention "craft" cocktails. The Manhattan I had was anything but craft. It was run of the mill--nothing special.

One other thing: As we were trying to leave, we had to traverse through the food line for those attending the lecture. The process was so convoluted and ill-conceived; why place the food line in an area where people were coming and going. Poor.

I'm sorry to say I will not return, and I will tell others not to have dinner at your establishment. And the two men at the front of the house should be fired. If not, please impress upon them they are in business for the customer. Arrogance has no place here.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

While the General Warren Inn is beautiful and has historic ambiance, we were disappointed. Yes, the place is lovely, but the drafts on a cold evening ruined the ambiance for us, despite a roaring fire in the fireplace. The food was inconsistent. Some of our dishes were excellent - the Caesar salad made tableside among them. Others were big disappointments, such as their “signature” Beef Wellington. The beef, which should have been a premium filet, was tasteless. Our server was cheerful, helpful and attentive, however the bar got two of our four drinks wrong. Maybe this place is better for lunch or on a nice warm day, but we won’t be going again to find out.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Poor service, Overpriced and uninspired

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

My friend and I visited on a Friday night for dinner. Complementary valet service was very welcome as it was raining heavily. We arrived about 10 minutes and our table was ready. We were seated on an enclosed porch which was quite comfortable. My dining partner ordered salmon, I had the Beef Wellington. Both were perfectly prepared and arrived hot. We split the Caesar salad, which was prepared table side, and it was delicious. Service is friendly and paced to the diners. We both had carrot cake for dessert. The wine list is extensive. If you have a particular preference, check the wine list out in advance on the web. My friend will purchase a gift certificate for her daughter and son-in-law.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

our waitress maureen was exceptional. everyones food was terrific. plan to go again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Great ambiance and food. Very accommodating . Historic Inn , cozy fire relax and enjoy lunch with a friend.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was good, but not anything over the top in an farmhouse type of environment, business dress. (suit/tie)

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Normally good but fell far short this News Years Eve. Overpriced fixed cost limited menu. Should go back to regular menu and prices. Very disappointing for long time patrons of 40+ years.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Six of us had NYE dinner at the General Warren Inne. It is such a cozy, winter venue with roaring fireplaces and intimate dining rooms. Unfortunately, the food was not up to their usual dinner standards. Four of the six entrees came out lukewarm. The filet and lobster were tough and unseasoned and the other entrees were just okay — uninspired.

A real negative was the two valets: they gave our limo driver the hardest time when he was both dropping us off and picking us up! There was not another car in the entire driveway (the restaurant was not even half full) yet they kept telling him to move! It almost came to fisticuffs!! I truly think that it was an ethnic issue as our driver is Egyptian. He has been driving us for years and is so polite, mild-mannered, and such a gentleman. The two valets were relentless and completely in the wrong. They wanted him to pick us up on the road and not in the driveway on a very cold night with ladies in heels and my husband using a cane. We will certainly think twice before choosing the General Warren for another evening out, and definitely not on a holiday. It’s a shame.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great ambience (the fireplace warmed a cold night) and a wonderful New Years Eve Dinner with good friends. Menu and wine list were excellent.

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Outstanding food and service! This is our second New Years Eve and will continue to go. First class in every way.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I had the most wonderful experience! We are going back for New Year's Eve this year! Everything was absolutely perfect! The staff was so friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be taking friends and family there for lunch or dinner! I am telling everyone I work with, that they have just got to go to The General Warren Inn.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love the General Warren. Great food and great service!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went on a date here as it came highly recommended. I will say that overall, the experience was fine. The server was polite, the food was timely and came out warm, there were a lot of nice touches like free valet and coat check.

The food was extremely expensive for the quality. The quality was alright, but had that fancy hotel food quality versus upscale restaurant quality. It seemed like a lot of prepackaged, pre-prepared items, nothing terribly fresh, most of the food was oversalted by quite a bit.

On the whole, if you need a nice place to take your grandparents, this is it, but ultimately we won’t be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Cozy
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