About The Hunt Room at the Desmond Hotel

**The Dining Room is now open! Stay tuned for news on our grand reopening with new menus!

The Hunt Room is the perfect spot when you are in the mood for great steaks and seafood. Our experienced and professional culinary staff take pride in serving the most succulent prime beef, the freshest seafood and a tempting array of delicious salads, sides and desserts.

One Liberty Boulevard
Malvern, PA 19355
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday: 7:00 am - 11:00 am, Sunday: 7:00 am - 8:30 am, Brunch 8:30 am - 2:00 pm. Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 12:00 - 4:00pm Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Rte 202 & Rte 29

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 296-9800

Website:
http://www.desmondgv.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Hunt Room at the Desmond Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

4.2

ambience

3.7

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for a Date (7)
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Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Casual (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

The cost has gone up, but the food has become less diet friendly. Too heavy for a lunch menu. The noise level made it almost impossible to have a conversation . The infamous bread pudding was dry and almost inedible without the sauce. Very disappointing, bring back the old Hunt Room. Suggest an offering of quiches and less exotic soups.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

This is now a different restaurant. But it was very, very good. Excellent food and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

MENU has been changed. There were not as many selections as usual. Some of our favorites were not there. Bread selections was not as good as usual.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Pleasantly surprised to see the new look. New wall color, wall art, lighting, tables, chairs, etc. Tables were a bit too tall for height of chairs. Lighting was a bit bright. New menu was disappointing. We had the filet which was tender but over seasoned.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Decent meal abeit a limited menu do to recent remodeling. Personally we liked the feel of the place before as it seemed a little more cozier.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very accommodating waitress and excellent food. The menu shown on Groupon was outdated (Hunt Room no longer offers Prime rib) so needs to be updated—however the overall experience was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent service by Sisters, Tara and Meghan. Newly decorated, totally refurbished. Other areas also being upgraded.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We always enjoy our visits to the Desmond, Hunt Room or bar, etc. However, the food is not always warm enough to suit us. We realize they are very busy, often with large special events, etc., but "food that is not hot" lowers our rating.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Very affordable Sunday brunch with very nice selection of foods. Very relaxing and not rushed at all spent hours catching up with friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Attentive service, but underwhelming food at high prices

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

What a disappointment. Food was blah, whether it was part of the buffet or ordered from the server. Collin served us well but the $21 was not worth it. I can't recommend it and won't be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

GREAT!! Saturday nite was lobster nite!! Delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 16, 2017

As we usually are, we were completely pleased with every aspect of dining at the Desmond, for any reason, etc.
Greeters, servers, new summer menu, acceptance of COUPONS, are some of the things that never fail us at the GV Desmond. It is soon to be newly decorated and we can't wait to see that.
Adjoining the Hunt room is the friendly bar, which we often visit.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Awesome for a nicer meal. Food and server was great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The Desmond was wonderful! We got married there 7 years ago, and go back every year for our anniversary.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Waitress friendly; nice atmosphere, respectable.
Food could have been warmer/hotter.
Depending how you like to eat your food when served
on a plate, make sure the waitress knows, if applicable, you
like to eat your food separated from each other on the plate.
Otherwise some entrees, vegetables, potatoes, etc.,
are served in one pile, not individually separated.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

WE GO FOR BRUNCH AT LEAST 1-2 TIMES PER MONTH WITH MY IN LAWS, HOWEVER OVER THE LAST YEAR THE SUNDAY BRUNCH HAS DECLINED GREATLY. THE STAFF (COLIN) IS OUTSTANDING. WE CONTINUE TO GO BECAUSE OF MY INLAWS.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Sunday Brunch was very enjoyable. Particularly liked the Mahi Mahi fish and tender string beans among the cooked dishes in addition to traditional breakfast foods and salad offerings. Carrot cake at dessert table was welcome treat this week.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Daily lunch and Sunday brunch are always excellent owing to the fine daytime kitchen management. Not always true for dinnertime dining however.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We've been fans of the Hunt Room for years. But ... this visit was disappointing. First we found that they gave the table we had requested six days in advance to people who had not requested it. Then the food was definitely not up to their usual standards. Only the crab soup was still as excellent as always. Service was pretty good. Cost for 4 with tip was $264, including one drink each.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Food was awesome as usual. Prices are a little upscale but the food is worth it. Service is very friendly and attentive. The bread pudding is delicious. We have been there multiple times and never been disappointed.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2017

This was my first brunch at The Hunt Club. The variety of foods available to choose from was excellent. The quality and flavor of the food was outstanding. I particularly liked the flank steak and the pork loin roast. The variety of offerings extended to the desserts where the bread pudding with creme anglaise was one of the options. This is by far one of the best bread puddings I have ever tasted.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We come for brunch about 2 times a month, enjoy the booths or two chair seating by Windows and service from waitress.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Casual, Fun, People Watching, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Eggs Benedict needed more Hollandsise! And only one served!!!??? Potatoes - very ordinary..prefer home fries or lyonnaise wth Benedict... ...pastries - some very ordinary. Creamed chipped beef pretty good. Flank steak tasty. Salmon tasty. Bloody Mary too weak.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Another exceptional evening at the Hunt Room! Ten years plus of double exchanged birthday and Christmas gifts!! A cherished micro-vacation of 5 star service from Jackie!! She is the zenith by which all other service is measured in my book!!
Shrimp cocktail to come back for, savory lamb tenderloin and believe it or not, elevated Silver Queen creamed corn!
For me, it feels like an exclusive club and I get to be a member!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 16, 2017

service is always perfect, nice view, the staff is friendly and the hotel property is beautiful. priced right too.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Our dining experience in the Hunt Room at the Desmond Hotel is always a pleasure

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Our server Mimi was exceptional! She made the dining experience great. We opted for the Prix Fixe Menu. Shrimp cocktail was superb (real jumbo shrimp), I had the strip steak, my wife and one guest had the filet of Sole stuffed with crab imperial (excellent), potatoes were warm not hot, our last guest had the crusted chicken over cheese grits and wilted greens. Meals were satisfying and the desserts put everything over the top. But to be honest, if it wasn't for Mimi, this would have been merely a good dining experience instead of a great one.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 26, 2017

First time here. It was very nice. Great service from beginning to end. Excellent food presentation and taste. A little pricy, but the food was again enjoyable.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 20, 2017

New Summer price fixe or a la carte dinner menus are very disappointing in that some form of mashed potatoes is now featured on ALMOST every entree. No more baked potatoes even with steak dinners. Other than asparagus, very little choice of vegetables alternatives any more. Portions suddenly dwindled in size from week prior to summer menu offerings. Shrimp cocktail still delicious but wish was also offered regularly for lunch and not just at dinner time. Too much butter and cream sauces featured AND one needs to be careful to alert server that cook should stop adding extra salt to veges, etc when salt is on the table and one can decide for self how much salt to add to taste. Blue cheese salad dressing us usually off taste and not always cold when served. Compared to Sunday Brunch with ample food choices etc, regular dinner time dining is no longer enticing since this new summer menu. Not highly recommended anymore

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 20, 2017

The food at The Hunt Room is always delicious and service has always been excellent. In addition, you never feel rushed. This was my first time to eat outside. The music was a little louder than necessary but, otherwise, it was delightful. It made lunch with a friend feel like a mini vacation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Sunday Brunch was a disappointment. There were no plates in the carving room, we had to ask a man for some, there was no one to carve the meat, the man who got the plates, carved the meat. I realize it was Father's Day and they might have been overwhelmed but all in all, it wasn't outstanding only middle of the road.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We went for brunch on Father's Day. We went at 12:00. The food in the buffet line was cold and/or needed to be refilled. We went back two times and the same food was out. NOTHING was replaced. Our waitress greeted us when we first sat down and got our drinks. We ordered two waters, a coke, and a coffee. She returned with the drinks but no coffee cup. I finally had to ask another waitress 20 minutes later for a cup. I would also like to note this is the last time we saw our waitress. She would walk by our table but never once came over to check on us or refill our drinks. And yes even our plates were cleared by another waitress. My husband vowed never to come back as we watched her be pleasant as can be to her bigger sized tables but not even look in our direction.

I had taken my parents here for brunch and had a lovely time. However they fell VERY short for a Father's Day brunch. I was greatly disappointed. The food and waitress put a sour taste in my mouth and we will not be returning for brunch.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

great experience. many choices for brunch. will come back again.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Jackie, with her huge smile, quick & professional service, and amazing memory for guests' preferences, just makes each meal a pleasure.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

As always, a great place for dining and socializing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 4, 2017

My wife and I really enjoy dining in the Hunt Room. There is nothing to dislike, the greeting, the room, the service, the food, the all around ambiance. The prixe fix menu is our favorite. It reminds us of dining in Cape May for their restaurant week, where everything is superb, well planned, and orchestrated. The Hunt Room more conducive to relaxing and enjoying creative cooking, well prepared food, and drink, the combination which is missing in about 90% of today's restaurants.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We had great service at the Hunt Room, waitress and kitchen were very flexible with off-the-menu requests. Food was average on this visit. I've had better at the Hunt Room in the past. It's a nice spot for the family.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 23, 2017

My daughter and I took my mother there for her 90th birthday celebration, and everything was wonderful! The food was delicious, the atmosphere was friendly, and our server, Mimi, was phenomenal!!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Enjoyed our lunch and the service was great. Hadn't been to The Hunt Room in a long time forgot how good the food is.

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