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General Warren

4.5
1445 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Continental, Contemporary American
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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.
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Phone number
(610) 296-3637
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Josh Smith
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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.
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (610) 296-3637
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Warren Avenue
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Parking details
Ample free parking on property. Complimentary Valet Parking on busy nights.
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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
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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
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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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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

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What 1445 People Are Saying
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CameronCat 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

One of the many beautiful inns and taverns in Chester County, the General Warren provides excellent service, ambiance and fine dining in a welcoming and historic location. Our meal was unrushed and superbly prepared. Staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable and the wine list is spectacular. Highly recommended for an evening out. If you haven't been, go. If you have been, go back.

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vipvangidigs (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The staff at the GWI were spectacular. They did everything possible to make my MIL’s 70th birthday dinner a memorable one. The chef was extremely accommodating to my allergies and prepared a delicious meal that I enjoyed without worrying. Our party had ordered ahead for the chateaubriand, and it did not disappoint! We had several small children in our party and the staff was just as concerned they were enjoying their dining experience as much as the adults. The GWI is a true neighborhood gem!

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Jack (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Wrote review for Trip Advisor, same applies here. The dining experience was positive, my disappointment was the portion of crab cake or serving 2 crab cakes because for the value of entree was underwhelming. I walked away hungry and that shouldn't happen at a fine restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We went here for my boyfriend's birthday dinner.

The food was exquisite! And the staff was soooooo friendly lol and attentive.

We've been here before for another of my boyfriend's birthday and that is partly why we wanted to return. We had such a great experience last time.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

At first we were seated on the front porch with a view of parking cars and the coat room. We asked to be moved and they happily obliged. The second seating was much more comfortable and appropriate for the prices we were paying. Food was good. Ambiance was old fashioned dining room style. Fire places were lit but I would not say it was anything to speak of. Our service was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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LynnK (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Awesome service!

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2Seniors77Plus (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Based on our past experience here, we felt let down since we always found the food was mostly outstanding. I had the beef Wellington with filet mignon and I found it tough. The broccoli was simply steamed, it cooled rapidly and was not special at all. My roasted potatoes were good, but not special. My wife had the lamb and said it was good, her pea puree and carrots were very good, as well as the sweet potato. The salad was very good. The dessert we chose was not special and the list for Valentines Day did not offer a true chocolate dessert.

The service and ambiance were outstanding and the noise level where we were seated was low.

We will try it again sometime and see if they or one of our menu choices had an off day.

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Chaplainjohn (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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WayneW (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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

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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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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

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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lst833 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was outstanding and our waitress, Kim, was superb

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vipFranD (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Great Place!

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vipLoveBostons (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 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!!

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ELaPorte (New York Area)
2.0  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.

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ejd3 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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Kamk (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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BruceC (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 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.

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Thebig60again (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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johnshh (Washington DC)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

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Budley (Philadelphia)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  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!

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vipBYOBlover (Philadelphia)
5.0  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!

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MHT317 (Philadelphia)
4.0  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.

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