Fork and Bottle at the Desmond Hotel
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.
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet
11:30am - 5:30pm
$41 adult $19 children
Thursday, November 22, 2018
This restaurant has been totally redone recently and the result is very nice. Very nice ambiance, service was very good and the menu is varied with some unique choices and some old standbys. I was there for a business lunch and it was a nice setting for that type of a meeting. It's a little pricey for lunch, but in line with what you'd expect for a hotel restaurant. All in all, we were all very pleased with the experience.
Enjoyed the evening. Our waiter was very gracious, and friendly, and on the ball. The grouper was a little overcooked, but still fine, and the children loved their meals. I would have preferred brussels sprouts, not shredded, but whole, and the lamb was excellent. I think the starters could have had more choices.
We we're given a gift certificate for this Sunday Brunch, so we had nothing to lose.
Therefore, I was pleasantly surprised.
There's something for everyone at this classy brunch buffet in the Desmond Hotel's Fork and Bottle restaurant.
For the breakfast purist there are the traditional eggs made to order, thick French Toast, Belgian waffles, bacon, sausage, cream chipped beef, Danish and doughnuts.
If you haven't had enough sugar, the dessert buffet is decadent with chocolate- covered strawberries and other delicacies.
And for those smartly watching their "bad" carbs, there are vegetable crudites, a beautiful salad bar, fresh- cut fruit, omelets with egg substitutes (egg whites etc), a carving station, V8 and tomato juice.
The dining room is beautifully appointed and the service friendly and attentive.
We'll be back.
I do a training session every year in the area and stay at The Desmond - where the restaurant is located. So, for 4 days, I eat 3 meals/day at the Fork and Bottle. The food and service is always exceptional. The staff greets everyone warmly. Highly recommend the duck entree for dinner.
Food wasn’t amazing. I wouldn’t recommend the chicken with noodles. Tasteless noodles, weird combination. Chicken was good tho. My mom had the special which was flounder stuffed with lobster and she loved it. My husband liked the filet mignon. The place is nice, quiet. Good for dates or a group.
Overall good experience. The Chef seems to be trying a bit too hard to be innovative. I had the rice pasta as part of my meal and it was both tasteless and impossible to eat with one hand. Recommend avoiding this.
My complaint is simple and to some may seem trivial. Its about water. I drink a lot of water at dinner and so if I have to request a refill every single time it is awkward. No matter how discreet I try to be it is always disruptive to the conversation. The gentlemen at the table try to intercede for me. They start looking around the room for service. They stop eating, talking. All over a simple glass of water. This happened twice during our visit. I didn't dare go for a third round. At the Kimberton Inn I never have to signal or ask. My glass is never less than 2/3 full. I can relax and enjoy my friends and food.
Regarding food - I had the octopus appetizer which was excellent. The swordfish was good but very small.
The Fork & Bottle Restaurant of the Desmond is an elegant venue. The tables are far enough apart to provide privacy of conversation. The atmosphere is quiet. The décor is formal with subdued tones of grayish blue and orange offset by the complimenting blue-gray napkins. The chandeliers and artwork add to the touch of class. Instead of waiters and waitresses, you expect a butler to attend to you. The comfortable chairs are the old-fashioned type I associate with my grandparents’ and aunts’ formal dining rooms when I was a child. See the picture on their website. The entire room experience makes you sit back and relax, knowing something good is coming. We ordered our wine and bread was served with a trio of gourmet cheese spreads. My wife ordered the Seared Albacore Tuna appetizer, served with guava-cranberry sauce. I chose the Summer Lettuce Salad with strawberry balsamic vinaigrette, almond, strawberry and buttermilk blue cheese. Both were delicious. For entrees, my wife ordered the Miso Glazed Grouper. I opted for the Moulard Duck Breast. You can check the preparations on the menu. They are too long to enter here. Both entrees were outstanding! My wife had to take half of hers home. The duck breast was perfectly cooked (I asked for medium). It was tasty, served hot and visually appealing. It was a meal to savor! Although tempting, we skipped dessert and ended with coffee. The Fork & Bottle is one of the few truly “fine dining” offerings in the area.
Been to Fork and bottle several times. Every time the food is amazing. Our waitress Karen was over the top! She was cheery and gave us good recommendations. We will of course be going back again soon.
Went for lunch this past Friday. I was looking forward to trying the Peach and Arugula salad. Unfortunately the salad was very disappointing. It was really just argula with a few tiny slivers of extremely thin sliced peaches, of which did not have any flavor. The dressing did not have any wasabi flavoring and there were gobs of it through out the salad. I have always enjoyed my meals at the Desmond but was very disappointed in this one.
We met our granddaughter there, as she was staying at the Desmond Hotel for an interview the next day. We had a lovely meal with great service. The steak dinner was delicious.
Despite the updated decor at the Desmond, the quatity of the food has not changed. The food is basically hotel food. I did enjoy the scallops which was a starter but my fillet came with asparagus which were old and over cooked. I ordered the fillet since nothing else appealed to me. Very ordinary menu.
We made a last minute decision to go to brunch on Sunday morning. Couldn’t have picked a better place. The service, food & professionalism was top notch. This will be our to go to place from now on!
Server (Devan) was friendly and professional. Good food at a good price.
we came to the Desmond for the Sunday brunch which we found quite satisfying the price was right and the food was good. I would have liked to see some more gluten free products. Maybe some pasta and I did not notice gluten free desserts. It seems more and more people are eating gluten free
the atmosphere was pleasant and the waitress was attentive
Michael is always fantastic as a server. Food was excellent as usual. For those that don't think you can get a nice meal at a reasonable price at a venue inside a hotel, I recommend that you stop in here. You won't be disappointed.
We went to the Sunday Brunch. There was a good variety of foods and a few served entrees to choose from. The omelet station was really good with fast service. There was a decent selection of breakfast options, some salads and lunch entrees w/ a carved meat. Since we ate at 10:00 am, most of us did not try the lunch food. The french toast was a hard and dry, would be better to almost make that a served dish like the pancake. Another suggestion is to label the cakes on the dessert station. There was no way to know what was what. Overall, a very positive experience and would recommend.
Went for dinner with my wife. The Entrees are fairly priced, the appetizers are priced a bit high. Glasses of wine a little on the expensive side. It is definitely better than when it was the hunt room.
Brunch was good and we enjoyed it. Our server was not as good as what we normally have. My husband wanted to order a cheeseburger, but after 10-15 minutes, she came back and said there are no cheeseburgers, sorry, and walked away. No other suggestions, etc. Kind of strange!
We met up with some friends for brunch and could not have been more pleased. The restaurant looks beautiful (with it being newly decorated) , were greeted by the hostess as well as our waiter (Collin) and received great service. The food was delicious, atmosphere was pleasant and relaxing, and service was great. We will be going back soon to try everything we missed the first time around. Thank you!
The Fork and Bottle was a very nice place to eat for our date. We used a Groupon and they were very accepting in receiving it. Our waitress was very nice and attentive to us. The food was very good.
Nobody at the stand when we arrived. After being seated we figured out why. Place was a morgue. Thought we would try it but being in a hotel in he middle of nowhere we weren’t surprised. Food was pretty good although scallops were undercooked. Either pancetta was too thin or scallops were too big. That’s a beginners mistake. Probably won’t try this place again
Very nice surprise. My Halibit was the so tasty and very fresh. Portions were perfect and loved the Caesar salad. Menu was varied with delicious choices. Menu is more upscale then the previous Hunt Room restaurant. Sorry to say I prefer the decor of the Hunt room. New decor is too modern and cold feeling. But food was good, service was very good and a quiet place for a business meeting. Will go back👍
We went to brunch for Father’s Day. The food was good and there was a wide variety. The service was good as well. We will go again for a special occasion.
We had a fabulous brunch on Father's Day! In spite of the special occasion, though busy, the restaurant was not over-crowded. The staff was extremely efficient and friendly, greeting each group of patrons with a warm and cordial greeting. The food was delicious; the selection was vast and varied! Servers were organized and attentive. Overall, Brunch at the Fork and Bottle at the Desmond was a delight!
Waitstaff was excellent - they all made sure our table was tended to but were not overbearing. We would have liked to have seen a bit more items on the menu, especially some summer salads, but our meal was delicious and the portions were perfect - not obscene amounts nor small tastes.
This is one of my favorite places to go for lunch! The staff is absolutely phenomenal and always make me feel welcome! I have a food allergy and every person who works there makes sure my food is made correctly and the manager usually brings it out to me herself. The food is great, and making it an even better experience are the people who work there. I can't say enough good things about them (especially Michael and Jackie)!!
the improvement of the hotel are very nice. The quality of the management, wait staff and chef are always very good. Great place to take a client
Very good service. Food was good. The highlight was the flank steak. Very good. This brunch is a good value.
It was just okay.
Our waitress was wonderful. The food gets better every time. They’ve been doing a lot of changes with the hotel, restaurant and the menu. My only complaint is that the portions were smaller than they used to be.
Service was great. One dish (duck) was exceptional. The halibut was okay, nothing special. There was a huge, loud party when we were there so that kind of ruined it for our romantic night out. They were distracting and very drunk. They've redone the interior and it's tasteful. Okay for a hotel I guess but I wouldn't make a special effort to return.
We had Sunday brunch on April 29, 2018. While most of the food (eggs Benedict, sausage, bacon, smoked salmon, etc.) tasted decently comparable to other nice brunch places, the desserts (donuts, chocolate cakes, bread pudding) were above average. The service was also above average in smiles and attentiveness and the brunch layout is also quite nice. We would probably return in the future.
First outing with our newborn!
Food was good; service was excellent. My only complaint is that the menu is vey limited. Their liquor choices, even on the dessert menu, far outnumber the food choices.
Fork and Bottle has a great atmosphere, and there were a ton of great brunch options to choose from.
The new decor is nice. The menu is small. I ordered steak tips medium rare. They came well done and were chewy. The ginger carrot soup would have been okay but it was not very hot. They were out of apple cake so I took the chocolate mouse cake. That was a mistake (for me) because it was way too rich. The server was very nice. My friends ordered the swordfish (liked it very much) and the filet mignon (sauce was spicy but quality was good). At $65 per person it was not a good value.
Love the brunch buffet! ❤️
Brunch with girlfriends in this newly redesigned space was delicious.