Restaurants at the Desmond Hotel

4.3
660 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Seasonal Menus using only the Freshest Ingredients, from the Finest Farms and Wild Fisheries in North America.

Our Executive Chef, Christopher Calhoun, through his extensive work experience with very high quality restaurants, has built relationships with many different farmers, who offer high quality, seasonally appropriate ingredients. These farmers are personally committed to their products of excellence.

Chris has a personal trust in the farms and fisheries from which he purchases and he has a keen sense for seasonal quality, therefore, our menus will change with the season.

Pairing this quality product with his culinary experience, knowledge and talent, blossoms a memorable meal that will keep you coming back again and again to the Fork & Bottle.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 660 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LizT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

everything was perfect - running late and they held our table - waitstaff was super fun and made the entire brunch so much better - lots of laughter coming from our table

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Service was excellent, but an extremely loud group at the bar - including one horribly loud person - made the evening less than pleasant. Although servers were apologetic, a manager should have spoken to the group about their noise level. Tables all around us were amazed at the rudeness of the group in a dining room at the dinner hour.

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MarkK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a very nice visit to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were warmly cared for by our waitress and received free desserts to celebrate our special evening.

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JenMillerasa
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted a great outdoor dining experience at the hotel
We stayed at for our wedding anniversary. Was a lovely time.

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KimM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and awesome service highly recommend

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JessicaH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for the first time for my birthday breakfast. Food was delicious and FRESH! Our server Jackie was nice and so funny! Staff gave me a cheesecake with a candle- so sweet and one of the best cheesecakes I’ve ever had! THANK YOU DESMOND for a nice start to my day!

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valeries
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was a perfect evening on the deck. Food was great. Drinks were awesome!

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Rainman
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our server and the other staff did a great job, unfortunately, the kitchen did not hold up their part of the bargain. The food was mediocre at best for all five entrees ordered. I have eaten here on several occasions and this is the first time the food has been disappointing, possibly because it was mid-day and not dinner?

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Nick
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food was very good! Not sure who was in charge? Tables were being moved around, as we arrived and while we were eating. Moved tables were being carried overhead of people standing around lost. The wait staff worked hard to cover for the lack of organization. Many people were wondering around trying to find where to go. Eat inside, eat outside? They need a host to direct the guests.

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EFoody
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The venue was nice but the area was very loud even though social distancing was in practice. Food choices were good, but most hot items were only tepid temperature wise. Staff was very friendly and accommodating.

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ronald
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Mom's day brunch at the Desmond is a great place to take your family. We have been doing it for years and they always deliver. Only one year did we stray and try somewhere else...and we paid the price of being sorely disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
Greece
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Mothers day / Not a huge selection this year at all for the price, food was cold, in some instances, service wasn’t as great as it used to be. Was always so impressed with the brunch and the pricing that was a little upset or just how it wasn’t as up to par as it usually is, especially with the presentation and just all of it

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DebbieB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Desmond's Mother's Day Brunch was outstanding. The food, service and everything in between.

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BillS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Desmond continues to be my favorite place to eat in the Malvern area. The food is always great and the service is outstanding.

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vipDocjo
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding served Easter buffet. The entire experience was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at the Desmond for Easter brunch and enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. I especially like the way they did the buffet during these pandemic times.

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vipdcbirkbeck
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was great, so I can’t fault our server in any way! However, the food was a bit lackluster. Everything was fairly fresh, but the offerings were kind of basic and didn’t have much flavor.

JC
vipJoanC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service always friendly and not rushed
Food always as expected

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vipWrxJb
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Nice local place to grab a meal while on business travel or after a day at the office.

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vipDCFinc
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I struggle to complete reviews these days . . . Covid restrictions have ravaged this industry. Under normal circumstances, this venue delivers a consistently favorable experience. What I'd say is that if you enjoy dining out, do your part to keep your community's restaurants open, knowing that menu selections are limited, staff is shorthanded and your party will be seated in the least costly section of the venue to operate.
If we all do our part to support, hopefully, all our favorites can claw their way to a vibrant comeback

Restaurants at the Desmond Hotel
Responded on February 3, 2021

Thank you for your input - we are right around the corner from being able to bring staff back & offering more options. We appreciate your understanding - Kind Regards Restaurants at the Desmond

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Desmond is a great place to eat. I like to go on a Sunday for brunch.

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yamsi
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

expected to eat in the fork and bottle, instead we ended up eating in the bar.
i know there is a "crisis" going on, but this was not what i expected. it is a shame
things have declined so fast. only thing prices have not changed! until things change, i will not be back

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

It was just two of us on Thanksgiving night. Hotel was beautiful. Only two waitress' so service wasn't as attentive but still good. Food was great except they ran out if yams....on Thanksgiving....and they knew how many people were coming because you need reservations....ok. I would try again on a non holiday night.

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stacyJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time eating at the Desmond. Not only was the food delicious, the service and staff were wonderful

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BarbaraL
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Thanksgiving dinner was great. The food was delicious, especially the Acorn Squash soup. The whole dinner was a nice remembrance of Thanksgiving and what one expects a Thanksgiving dinner to be. The service was professional and friendly. A nice Thanksgiving!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at the Desmond.
Our meal was delicious and the wait staff was terrific.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service have always been tops, but in a wacked-out year when you can't celebrate with your family, Desmond offered the perfect place and the perfect menu for a Thanksgiving feast for the two of us.

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vipDocjo
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't ask for better service or dining experience during these tough times!! Excellent job!

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vipBrianC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Last minute brunch on a Sunday early afternoon. The place was empty so it was nice and quiet. As tasty as the food was the service was even better. The waitress and bartender went above and beyond to make sure we were enjoying our experience. They worked great together and kept us entertained most of our meal. We will be back for sure.

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vipKentR
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch. Steak and eggs was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

21st Wedding Anniversary dinner.
They sat us at a table that was directly next to a door to get outside. Outside there was a function of about 75 people going in and out of the door. Freezing, we asked to move our table. It was then wiped off and soaked when we sat.
Food was poor. Fish was dry and my carrots were practically raw.
Staff was hurried and not very present.

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate on the deck. Quite and relaxing. Room temperature was comfortable.

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Maciel
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great experience!! The food was amazing and the service was as well. I will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first dinner out since March. It was to celebrate our anniversary. We felt safe & comfortable w the seating. The service was perfect. We enjoyed every part of our meal. Well done by Tara & our other server (I cannot remember her name ☹️.). We will definitely be back.

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RasheenaB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great quality food. I would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Felt safe and socially distanced in the Fox and Hound restaurant even on a Fri night

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vipROSC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful,social distancing dining on the deck!
Our service Jackie was wonderful....

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BillS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great as was the food. This place is our favorite!

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LuckyGuy
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, great food and the best staff! A favorite place to be! We’ll be back!

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Lisa
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food! Dined outside for Father's Day Brunch and had an excellent experience.

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Restaurants at the Desmond Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 660 OpenTable diners.

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.

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