Fork and Bottle at the Desmond Hotel

4.3
545 reviews
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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.

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Mother's Day Brunch 8:30am - 4:30pm $41 adults, $19 children (6-12), 5/under complimentary

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Free Draft Beer for Dad!! Prime Rib available on Buffet / Brunch $23 adults, $13

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 545 People Are Saying
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RP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so happy with having our Easter Brunch there on Sunday. We will be back every year!!!!

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ES
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable day. Very accommodating to our family of 10. Children love their own buffet, candy bar and Easter Bunny! Food was outstanding. Always fresh and plentiful. Service outstanding. Wait staff and management very helpful and friendly.

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Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been going to the Thanksgiving and Easter buffets at the Desmond for years and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent with a very nice blend of different dishes for every palate. Our server Jackie (who we always request) is outstanding. She cannot do enough for you, but is not in your face trying to please. We eat at the Desmond frequently besides the holiday buffets and will continue to do so!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Easter brunch - $476 for eight people! No idea it was going to cost that since it was advertised as half that amount!!!

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Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast and very good omelette. Coffee was delicious. Service was good and fast.

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y
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the service was perfect, the staff outstanding, it was my wife's birthday and colin suprised her with a slice of cake and candles. only problem we had was music was very loud, thankfully they lowered the
background music. it is worth every penny. the area where the desmond is at is so well planned, the area and the buildings and lakes have so much beauty. we live in lancaster county, and the developers in lancaster county could take a lesson from this area on how to develop intelligently. so not only is the desmond hotel and the dining there outstanding, the area is also beautiful to travel to.

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SP
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and reasonable prices

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L
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Greek Salad was not great. The dressing was watery and I could barely taste the minute amount of feta. I added shrimp and there were not very many - less than six small shrimp.
Did not think it was a good value.
Service was good . And atmosphere was good.

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b
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here many times for lunch but have never come for Sunday brunch until this visit and it was awesome! The food was so good and tasty and fresh and there is a large variety of options. We will definitely be coming back!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. First time and we really enjoyed it.

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My server, Michael, was fantastic and the bartender, Jimmy, makes an excellent lemon drop.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Made the reset. When I got there they weren’t open. Has to eat st fox and hound.

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BL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The atmosphere is quite nice in the renovated space and the service was fine. But, the food was disappointing. We were there for Sunday brunch. The scrambled eggs on the buffet table certainly didn't look like eggs and didn't taste much that way either. The station-made omelets, however were fine. I would say everything else was passable, except for the mini-donuts which were inedible. At best, very average food that I don't think was worth the cost. It's too bad because it is a very nice dining room.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice location and the food was excellent!

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G
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

another great meal and service. Jackie does a great job of making you feel welcome and allows you time to have a business discussion. Even when not waiting on my table, Colin always stops by to say hi.

My favorite place!

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was excellent food was good. We are seated promptly
A little pricey for what we got

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Desmond was quiet and clean when we arrived. Our hostess sat us quickly. The server was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. She was able to make several recommendations and answer any questions that we had. The food was delicious and served how we ordered it. Overall, it was an excellent experience.

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f
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable brunch at the Desmond. The room redecorating and the convenience of the omelette station, desserts and buffet room make for a nice time. While the food could sometimes be a bit warmer, there is always a nice selection. We look forward to many more Brunch visits.

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DS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is excellent. Very nice selection of food

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SY
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The restaurant was quiet and easy to talk with those at our table until a large group came in who were very noisy. They had come for a funeral and had not seen each other for awhile and were seated as far as they could be from us. But they really needed to be in their own separate room- it was like being at a reunion!

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Very loud. Food was not replenished because 1:30pm, 30 minutes before brunch closing. Omelette station was good. French toast was cold and hard. So-so, disappointed overall.

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OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We stayed at a nearby hotel and went to the Fork and Bottle for Sunday brunch. It was amazing.

They had everything from basic eggs and potatoes to numerous types of pastries to a carving station with turkey beef and stuffed haddock as well as numerous salads and vegetables. There was a separate omelette bar and wonderful desert table With cookies cakes and puddings.

They offered pancakes, waffles, and smoked salmon from the kitchen included in the buffet price- you just had to order what you wanted.

Everything we tried was amazing and the staff was stellar. Highly recommended.

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BK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff was more than accommodating - wonderful food will def be back!!!

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T
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Valentine's dinner there. Very good menu and the food did not disappoint. Everything was prepared perfectly and looked very good. Excellent value. Very good service.

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G
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't say enough great things about the Fork and Bottle. From the hostess and waitstaff always make you feel special and welcome. The manager always checks in to see that all your needs are being met. I highly recommend for business lunches .

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T
Salt Lake City
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is quiet most of the time and the food is quite good.

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B
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We celebrated my birthday. Had a 12:00 reservation - food at the stations was dried out. Took 20 minutes to get 1/2 a Belgium Waffle - it was cold and dry. Not worth the calories. The smoked salmon was perfect.

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JL
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was mediocre at best. Many of the buffet items were the same as frozen food items I could have bought at the grocery store for less money. The service was fine.

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L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a great place for a lunch get together. The salmon was moist and flavorful. Our waiter was excellent. We had 8 people in our party and it was hard to hear each other. The next time, I will request a round table or a small room if available.

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KL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went for Sunday brunch. It was delicious and a great atmosphere. Had to wait a bit for more water, and unsure if they had a brunch cocktail menu- but it was very good overall.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our birthday celebration lunch at The Fork and Bottle. The restaurant re-model is gorgeous! The staff was very friendly and helpful. We were not at all rushed and our food was delicious!

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JC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very courteous & accommodating. The updated dinning room is very refreshing & serene.
The menu was varied & Prie Fixe had very good choices & combinations.
Overall a very enjoyable & delicious leisurely dinner

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Was nice. The waitress serving table next to us had a small hole in the back of her pants and smelled like cigarette mixed with Kitty litter and needed to put a brush in her hair. I wanted to say something for the younger adults she was serving, but my husband told me not to speak up.

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h
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My husband and I dined on New Year's Eve for dinner. I started with the pear & beet salad which I had to send back because it was not what I expected. I ordered the salmon, which I thought was ok and the presentation could have been better. The salmon was partially black and placed on the side of the plates with a large amount of rice placed in the center of the plate with the toppings thrown around the rest of the plate. We have dined at the restaurant before and the food I thought was better. The only good thing was the flourless chocolate cake.

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JM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good and everyone is friendly :) I am looking forward to our next time there)

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KR
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Fine for brunch but definitely not my first choice. Bacon was soggy but omelet was perfect.

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JD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Loved the new decor. A much needed update looked great and comfortable atmosphere. We had lunch on this visit. The food was good and the service was outstanding.

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L
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed the excellent food. The miso salmon was so moist and tender, it melt in your mouth!!
Some were disappointed that there was no sweet potatoes fries, just regular fries.
Our waiter was very accommodating and friendly. Great place to eat!

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a great time at the Christmas brunch today! We look forward to it every year! Good luck to all the gingerbread creators!

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P
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a special person 100 birthday
Service was excellent

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