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About Fork and Bottle at the Desmond Hotel
Not a Re-Write…but a Whole New Attitude
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.
Malvern, PA 19355
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
Rte 202 & Rte 29
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Fork and Bottle at the Desmond Hotel Ratings and Reviews
Fork and Bottle Restaurant is PHENOMENAL!!! The food is simply amazing but the service is even better. Our server Mimi is reason alone to return over and over again! She is personable, knowledgeable, and perfect as a server! She convinced my husband to try something different. He chose the duck and was pleasantly surprised. He absolutely loved it! I had the salmon , which was cooked to perfection! I will be returning soon!!!
the Hunt Room WAS a place that had class and taste in its decor. beautiful brass lamps on tables, rich paneling on the walls, and it denoted a sense of class and refined taste.
the new owners of this hotel, have taken it upon themselves to cheapen, and turn this dining room into another "cookie cutter" hilton hotel dining facility. now it is noisy, tacky looking, i was shocked at the paneling that was painted over, and the removal of the elegant brass chandeliers from the dining room to be replaced by tacky lighting. i also noticed that they no long put pepper mills on the table, whoever decided to destroy this once elegant dining establishment to be replaced by the tacky "cookie cutter" plastic look should be fired. i have been coming her since 2006 and i doubt that i will return
Have been here several times for a Christmas brunch, however this time the service was not up to par, and the food was cold within minutes as we were sitting near the window. It was cold, definitely needed a sweater. Did not feel as comfortable as usual, and did not enjoy the experience as in the past. May look for another venue next year.
Three ladies lunching - the restaurant was quite quiet. Service was good but not outstanding considering not many people were dining. Food was quite good and well prepared. I thought prices were high for several food items. One of my friends had tea but it took a while before we could see our service person to get milk for the tea. Sugar was in packets rather than a small bowl which would have been nicer. Nice Christmas music was playing and the decorations were nice - esp. in the lobby.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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
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.
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