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.
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am
Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am
Sun 7:00 am–8:30 am
Sun 8:30 am–2:00 pm
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Sun 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
Join us Christmas Eve for Breakfast 7am to 11am - We are closed Christmas Eve lunch & dinner allowing our employees to spend time with their families!!
Monday, December 24, 2018
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Join us December 31st 5pm - 10pm / full menu available plus chef's features
Monday, December 31, 2018
It was a great time at the Christmas brunch today! We look forward to it every year! Good luck to all the gingerbread creators!
Celebrated a special person 100 birthday
Service was excellent
Food was very bland. Service was ok. Noisy without many people there. Disappointed with new menu and rebrand. Probably won't come back
The food was amazing (OMG the crab cakes... the root vegetables... the TURKEYYYY... ) The service was very nice and attentive, and we never had a glass go empty. Even the two disabled people with us were very well accomodated, with plenty of space for mobility equipment and ramps into every room. This may become a Thanksgiving tradition to eat at the Desmond, especially given the excellent value.
2nd year we have attended the the Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Food was very good and selection was plenty. My only criticism is they again had no sugar free dessert. My family member is a diabetic and there was nothing available.
More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to a new report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report finds that as of 2015, 30.3 million Americans – 9.4 percent of the U.S. population –have diabetes. Jul 18, 2017
Please consider adding to your menu sugar free options.
Accommodating seating in bar area for Thanksgiving Brunch. Turkey and side dishes were tasty and plentiful. Beef was very rare not suitable for composition. Wait staff was excellent, pleasant, and professional.
We have had Thanksgiving dinner at The Desmond for two years in a row. The buffet is spectacular, including a delicious array of fresh meats, vegetarian dishes, local foods, soups, and desserts. We particularly like the "little" table, where kids can get their own mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, and curly fries.
The food was great and we were able to have a family brunch in a quiet, peaceful setting.
This was a great experience - the food was outstanding - Jackie our waitress was terrific and very attentive. We have every intention of coming again and inviting our family.
Have enjoyed brunch in the past. First time for dinner. Pleasantly surprised. Nice date night.
Very nice experience as we wound up our 25th Anniversary weekend with Brunch here on Sunday before heading home. We enjoyed it !
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