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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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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

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91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (70)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
Good for a Date (57)
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Romantic (52)
Quiet Conversation (42)
Neighborhood Gem (41)
Cozy (40)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Worth the Drive (33)
Business Meals (30)
Good for Groups (27)
Authentic (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Creative Cuisine (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Notable Wine List (21)
Bar Seating (17)
Seasonal (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Scenic View (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Fun (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Casual (5)
Vegan (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Healthy (5)
Great for Brunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Live Music (2)
Organic (2)
Great Beer (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

Poor service, Overpriced and uninspired

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

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 31, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

For a special occasion, this restaurant never disappoints. Cozy dining in a revolutionary tavern. The food presentation, preparation and quality is consistently top notch, even when they are full of holiday diners. If you want to make an impression, choose this place.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The number of gluten free options was impressive and the quality of the gluten free meals (and desserts) was note worthy. Everyone enjoyed their meals from the starter to the desserts (including the 12-year-old). The service was great and the authentic and quaint charm of the dining room added to our Ladies Night Out. I highly recommend the General Warren Inn!!!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Fine dining defined. Great service from host, bar, kitchen and wait teams. Still offering classic old world fine dining in a charming dining room that reminds you of the days when folks got dressed up to go to dinner. Several roaring fireplaces do more than add heat to this historic old inn, they add the ambiance you seek on a chilly December night. We popped in seeking a quiet place to unwind after the holidays. Wasn't surprised to see every table occupied and the crowd three or four deep at the bar. Whether sampling the classics like their phenomenal rack of lamb, or the seasonal pan seared branzino with black garlic and truffle infused couscous - you'll never be be disappointed. As a regular - leave yourself some extra time to stop at the bar and introduce yourself to Tom for a hand crafted old world cocktail - he knows 'em all by heart, and he never forgets a name. If you haven't been go ... if you haven't been in a while, go back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Disabled Access, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Our new holiday dining tradition, General Warren is a lovely historic inn with understated yet lovely holiday decor. All of our entrees were delicious with perfect accompaniments. The service was outstanding as well. Looking forward to our next visit. Well worth the one-hour drive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The General Warren is a wonderful atmosphere that feels like a delightful step back in time. The servers wear tasteful uniforms that add to the sense of a special meal. The service itself was superb even though the place was full. Best of all was the menu selection that provided a varied option from beef, lamb to excellent fish options. Our family will continue to frequent this wonderful treasure in Malvern.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We just love dining there....the staff is attentive and friendly, the food is fresh and delicious and the ambiance is unique. If we try another restaurant, we always compare to the General Warren and wish we went there instead.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Lunch was fabulous! We really enjoyed our meal - and the apple gallate was sensational.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Wonderful place to dine. The staff were friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend for a beautiful dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Disabled Access
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Good service, very good food on a busy holiday evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Good food, friendly attentive service in the great atmosphere of an historic building

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wonderful birthday dinner for my husband. His pork was delicious. My bronzino was fabulous. Holiday decorations were festive and beautiful. Service from Maureen was very professional.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Celeste was an awesome server for our visit with my older parents. She was patient, took time to explain every choice and remained gracious in spite of having to repeat herself at each course. We also requested and were seated by the fire. That was a real bonus since my mother tends to prefer a warmer environment. We sat her close to the fire and the rest of us were very comfortable. Thanks for making it a wonderful experience for the four of us.

Tags: Authentic, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

First time we visited the General Warren in over 20 years. Food was excellent, as was the service. Love the colonial tavern atmosphere.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We always love introducing folks from out of town to the General Warren

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

General Warren does not disappoint. The atmosphere is a lovely colonial era inn, decorated for the holidays. They offer complimentary valet parking which proved essential in a recent snowfall-they had scraped the windows and turned up the heater when my car was returned.
The lunch times servers were pleasant and good humored considering the restaurant was filled to overflowing with holiday lunchers.I had the duck confit flatbred, my friends had chicken roulade,croque monsieur and a beef stew, followed by their award winning cheesecake. Not a crumb was left.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Beautiful ambience for our group luncheon, delicious lunches and perfect service. We all agreed it was our favorite over the 11 years we’ve been gathering to celebrate the holidays!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

5 guys who are friends since High School (65 yrs ago) meeting in a comfortable, friendly,
well appointed dining room . Great food. Good drinks. Featuring a clientele that we found
we were compatible with, in values/interest.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Never have had a bad experience at General Warren, and I have been going there for thirty years! Food is always good. Menu changesfrequently, and is always creative. Love the ambiance!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Lamb and fillet were overpriced at $38. Very ordinary presentation and plain white cauliflower with lamb was not a great complement. No attempt at gourmet but priced accordingly.

Small plate shrimp looked like a McDonald's meal.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

General Warren never fails to impress me with the quality and originality of its menu, service and ambience. On cold days, they’ll have two fireplaces going — and the warm glow from them is wonderful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food ,service and ambience
Always consistent
Highly recommend

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

AS always - food was great, service attentive. We love going to the GWI - never a disappointment.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Food was okay, service was extremely slow. Took 1.5 hours for a "quick" lunch. Parking was awful, and the valet guy was downright terroristic, threatening me with damage to my car if I parked in the lot, when the overflow lot was completely overflowing. Pretty awful experience all around. Sad to say, as it came highly recommended.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Caesar salad best there is. Made fresh table side

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