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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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Business Meals (6)
Romantic (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
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Happy Hour (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 2, 2016

Always enjoy going to the Desmond. Breakfast/Brunch with family and friends as well as Lunch is always a treat. The Staff is friendly and accommodating. We've done dinner too!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 25, 2016

Not good. Service for brunch Sunday was poor. Friendly waitress when you could find her. Scrambled eggs were runny. Are reservation months for 11 AM and they were already out of some of the food on the buffet.
Coffee was decent. My dad had day cream chipped beef and there was hardly anything you finish the Spanis coffee was decent. My dad had day cream chipped beef and there was hardly any seats in a beef in it.
The carving station had quark had pork that was not fully cooked. Poor selection on buffet and not a lot of choices. I would not go back for brunch !!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 22, 2016

Always excellent food and service! The wood mushroom soup is something special!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2016

Met here for lunch with my lady friends and I must say this place exceeded my expectations. Our waitress, Jackie, was a gem and treated us like royalty. The ambience and food were outstanding, and their lunch buffet was amazing for $15.99. Definitely recommend this venue. So happy my friend suggested this lovely and elegant restaurant.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 28, 2016

excellent service, food outstanding, first time though i could not get a meat entree as a rule, the pasta is meat free, this time it had ham in it.

need to serve at least one meat free entree. not everyone is a meat eater.

colin, the server as always was outstanding

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2016

Our party of four was very pleasantly greeted and seated promptly in the very nicely decorated Hunt Room. The server, Megan, was friendly and efficient. Two in our party enjoyed their meals, while the other two were not pleased with the cool temperature of the mashed potatoes and asparagus that accompanied the stuffed sole. While the meal was tasty, it would have been enjoyed much more had it arrived hot. The coffee and desserts were quite good. If this had been the first time at this restaurant, I doubt I would return. However, my past experiences here have always been good and I will be returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 31, 2016

We went to the Desmond expecting it to be good, and we weren't disappointed. The choice of food was exceptional, as well as the service and the display. The dessert selection was superior to other buffets we have attended. The ambiance of the Desmond's Hunt Room is just right for a Sunday brunch. And you can't beat it for the price, and that, surprising to us, included beverages.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 31, 2016

Food was very tasty BUT all five of us wished the Sunday Brunch serving vessels were kept covered when not in use by other customers so that food could remain hot. Prepared scrambled eggs and steamed veges were cold. Most of the other supposedly hot items like fish and pasta dish were lukewarm. Nice cold salad bar options including fresh fruit cup. Ample dessert choices. Carved meats tender. Bread assortment adequate. Our table server was wonderful. She was very caring and helpful.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Our waitress was superb! Very Friendly, accommodating , and sweet! Our meal was fantastic too!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 17, 2016

don't like hard chairs/benches......I have a back problem and cushioned seats are better, but it was an enjoyable experience and the food was delicious!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 13, 2016

Great for lunch and dinner. Always great. Surprisingly consistent quality and rotating specials

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 10, 2016

We arrived for Sunday brunch at noon. It was an off Sunday and the Hunt Room was nearly empty but the buffet was ready to go. Everything - let me emphasize everything - was fine but it was as if something wasn't right. Maybe it was the near-empty dining room. Maybe we weren't even there! The report to Open Table said we didn't show up! Wow!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 9, 2016

Outstanding experience. The food was exceptionally tasty and the portions were just right.

Our waitress was very good as were the others on the staff. I will be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2016

The Hunt Room at the Desmond Hotel always delivers a wonderful experience of great food and great service. We look forward to going back.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2016

After dining here over 20 times, you have great expectations. Mimi, our server, surpassed those expectations. She was charming, attentive and a delight.
The menu offers enough good choices without the added daily specials, only to entice you.
The meal begins with small offerings of bruschetta. Warm rolls and cranberry muffins are a treat.
The prices are high, but the quality of the food and service can justify it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 26, 2016

Wonderful Sunday brunch. Great food. Terrific service. Two disappointments: First no one was working at the carving stations the entire time we were there for brunch. Other diners did ask the chef at the omelette station to do some carving, but they had to wait until he was done with his other duties. Secondly, due to the popularity of the restaurant and hotel, parking is somewhat limited and not really close to the restaurant. Needing a handicapped space, we found none available while the only remaining space was about 500 feet away.
Don't miss the opportunity to try this Sunday brunch. You will enjoy it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Great brunch, wonderful selection of food options.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 17, 2016

Excellent place to get a very nice meal

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 11, 2016

4of us dined together and had a nice selection from the menu. The price fixe was the best value. Soups and salads were excellent. Salmon was good but a little too dry. Crab cake and filet were very good. Key lime pie,banana cream pie and dark chocolate torte were all outstanding. We were never rushed

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 5, 2016

BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO VISIT, VIEW IS NICE, SERVICE IS OUTSTANDING. ONE ITEM THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED, A DRESS CODE.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 4, 2016

Had a great experience, there were no events going on at the hotel so was nice and quiet in the dining room. Service was excellent and food was well prepared and delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 22, 2016

Very nice and relaxing spot for brunch.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 16, 2016

Never disappoints ... Pris Fixe menu very nice and tasty and a good value

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2016

a relative from out of town meeting my local friends after a show we saw. Nice table where we could talk good food as always and very good service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 5, 2016

It was an excellent experience for my birthday. The servers enough sang Happy Birthday at Breakfast, my favorite meal of the day!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 1, 2016

Quiet, great for a dinner with friends. Good value for the cost and the service was excellent.
Had time to be with friends and were not pushed to leave, had plenty of time to enjoy

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 30, 2016

We were celebrating our friends' engagement. We were seated and served promptly. The waiter KC was pleasant. The meal was wonderful. We all enjoyed the night very much.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2016

The room was great. Service was very good. However, the food was no better than average. My filet mignon was ordered rare, but came medium-well and very dry. For the price, much better meals are available at Mortons and the Capital Grille.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 17, 2016

Was a little crowded due to the brunch but very good food and service.
Frequent the Hunt Room at least once a month.
Also come with the SSJ TLA/Next Step group.


Thanks for having such a delightful Restaurant.

kathy

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 10, 2016

beautiful hotel, service perfect, guests need to dress for this, i saw men sitting in the dining room wearing tee shirts, the servers are dressed better. raise the bar, not lower it. hotel hershey requires jackets for men. at least a nice dress shirt would do here. even better a jacket and tie.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 6, 2016

Michael was our waiter again, and he makes dining a pleasure! The service is excellent! We'll ask for him again for sure!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 17, 2016

I love the food, ambiance and service but the price makes it not somewhere I would often frequent for lunch or dinner. I had a $25 off coupon and the bill for three of us was still $38 (the $25 coupon was already credited from actual cost) for lunch....no alcohol included in the price, only a glass of iced tea. I had a delicious crab cake entree, my aunt had salmon and my husband had a club sandwich, no desserts. I find their food and service always outstanding. Wait staff is very friendly and courteous. And it is one of the few quiet places around to eat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 21, 2016

Brunch at the Desmond is always enjoyable -- a wide selection of food that is well prepared. They manage to absorb a lot of people and generally keep the food replenished (some of the desserts notably the eclairs, disappeared and weren't available). Our server, Anne Marie, managed a lot of tables and did so gracefully -- we never felt rushed or neglected.
We use this brunch as a means to celebrate special occasions and our recent visit lived up to our hopes.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We had such a great time at brunch. Food was delicious. Service was fantastic. Price was great. I would recommend going to the Desmond for brunch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2016

I give compliments to everyone from the Manager to wait staff. Friendly, professional and every thing is always of high quality.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2016

The lunch buffet is very, very good with several great selections and a good variety of salads. You cannot dine here without trying the bread pudding. Best I've ever had.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2016

this dining room is by far one of the nicest in the area, i am from lancaster county, but my suggestion would be to establish a minimum dress code here. this is not the place for "men" to be wearing hats, and t-shirts. maybe it is just the decline of society and the rush to casualize everything, but you do not make it better by lowering the bar, you improve by raising it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2016

We have never been disappointed in the Hunt Room--a wonderful, diverse menu and terrific service. It's elegant, but not stiff. Our 12-year-old son chose it for his birthday dinner, and we all had a wonderful time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2016

Dinner portions were significantly smaller than in past years. Vegetables were all luke warm and our steaks were nowhere near the advertised 8oz fillet as stated in menu...considerably smaller in size . Rolls were very hard and tasted stale. No longer a favorite dining choice for my family.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2016

We had a lovely celebratory lunch -- the selection was very good and the food tasty. We had a very leisurely brunch and were not rushed. The one suggestion I would make would be for at least one more vegetable option.
The room can be noisy when it is full, and this is a popular place for brunch. Good reputation, well deserved.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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