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General Warren

4.7
2487 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.

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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
What 2487 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChloeB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went to General Warren for a graduation celebration and it was the perfect location for an intimate dinner with family. The restaurant is spacious so the room was relatively quiet. The food, while a bit pricey is delicious and the specials that day were great. The restaurant also has an in-house pastry chef so we were able to have a cake made in house for the celebration. Would highly recommend for a special dinner.

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jazz
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was courteous, listened to our questions and aware of our spacing for dinner...we asked not to be rushed. Your drinks were worth the hefty price and our meal tasty and presented nicely.

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vipDale
Philadelphia
204 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Been going here for years and every once in a while had a disappointing meal. However last night all four of us had excellent food and the ambiance was perfect on a beautiful night sitting outdoors.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food attentive waiters beautiful atmosphere

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GeorgeM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was among the best we've experienced. We dined in a small area that was open to the outdoors. Staff wore masks at all times. Guests donned masks when they left their tables. Mini fire pits were strategically located--to be attractive and effective, yet not obtrusive--that effectively overcame the breezes that wafted through the space. Wonderful physical ambience. Definitely vintage General Warren dining. Highly recommend it. Adjacent table for five had guests that were really enjoying themselves, which is the reason for four stars for the ambience category instead of five.

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Philly16fam
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience4

We were so excited to finally visit one of our favorite restaurants. Unfortunately, we were very disappointed overall. This establishment is known for their exceptional service and attention to detail. As well as the quality and enjoyment of their delicious signature dishes. The bread was stale, the Beef Wellington was served medium well instead of medium rare and the beef was extremely dry. The Roasted Pork Gnocchi was presented moderately warm and over cooked. The burger was just average. The appetizer, boxy potato looked disgusting and was inedible. The service was very slow, however to no fault of our server. She was very pleasant and professional. It appears that she was overwhelmed by the amount of tables she was providing service. This is the fault of management or host. We are sympathetic to the challenges establishments have suffered due to Covid. However, there were just way too many negatives on this special occasion visit.

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CharlesC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. We have been here before and plan to return.

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24Bill
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Waiter was underwhelming. Pleasant but minimal effort and no charm or really cared if we were enjoying ourselves. Not busy at all and he didn’t ever notice my water glass needed refilling. Spoke minimally to us. You felt he was just doing his job and not very happy about being there.
Shrimp cocktail was not good, undercooked shrimp with very bland cocktail sauce. I had to ask for horseradish as there wasn’t any in sauce, which I prefer.
Entree ( beef Wellington) was excellent though!

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MichelleS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional. The food splendelicious

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CindyW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was excellent and food was delicious!

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GeorgeS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went there for Mother's day dinner, and my Mom enjoyed it immensily, and the Waygu steak was great

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vipFrankH
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was there for a Mothers Day dinner. We have visited about 3 times a year for about 10+ years. Sometimes holiday dinners tend to be a little on the negative side, but the restaurant handled the meal and service very well. My wife had a very good Crab Cake and I had snapper soup and for my entre enjoyed Beef Wellington. We enjoyed a nice table also. Jeff our server was very attentative .

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vipMarkL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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theTster
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are never disappointed with the General Warren. Food, service ambiance even in masked COVID days are all very well done. I heartily recommend a visit, but don’t wait too long as spaces are filling up

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Nancy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent from the moment we arrived to when we left. The food was delicious, served in a good amount of time and the staff was very attentive and friendly.

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kaboomer
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely outdoor back patio with old stone wall. Food was excellent. Will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food and nice place to have a good meal. Attentive service.

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vipROSC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLuvBYOB
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SCPmac
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
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.

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BlytheS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the general Warren is amazing. Whether you're a steak lover fish lover or vegan. The service is always lovely the food is always on point! The atmosphere is absolutely wonderful and very romantic. My husband and I have gone for anniversaries birthdays casual lunches and just a dinner where you want to go for some really good food.

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MarieC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last minute reservations. Someone in our party had a food allergy. It was noted and we were given suggestions Food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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DavidW
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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LeoS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Eaglebirf
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent, as always!

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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!

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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.

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AlexH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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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.

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GregL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience! Staff was very attentive.

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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.

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vipKarenC
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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.

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vipALANDCON
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service.

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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!!!

FAQs

General Warren is rated 4.7 stars by 2487 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.