Duling Kurtz House

4.7
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$31 to $50
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American
Located in Exton Pennsylvania just behind Main Street at Exton. This Beautiful Old Country Inn & Restaurant offers some of the Best Service & Cuisine in Chester County! - Check out our Zagat Review . The building was built in 1830 and continues the traditional elegance & designs of the Federal Period.

Best for: Special Occasions, Evenings Out, Friday's Live Music at the Bar, Quiet Lunches, and enjoying the world cuisine from our top notch menu.

The Inn/Bed & Breakfast next door offers 13 guest rooms for an Overnight stay. Perfect for relatives visiting the area or a weekend get away.

Frequent comments of our guests: Delicious, Wonderful Food, Amazing Atmosphere, & Beautiful Grounds.

We look forward to seeing you!
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4.7
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WalterK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. Waitress (Iman) was both knowledgeable and very friendly. Excellent experience.

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vipPresC
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service

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vipCCBYOBlovers
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a slightly smaller but well executed menu. The white Bordeaux was a fantastic choice. Salads, onto Lobster Crepes and Wienerschnitzel and finishing with sorbet.

Haven’t had a meal this good in 3 months!

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vipJCinDT
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good to get back out for a dinner after being at home. Great place to start

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat in the gazebo and it was lovely. Everything was delicious. I wasn’t a fan of the octopus (I thought it was going to be grilled and it wasn’t) but my husband loved it. My favorite dish..the schnitzel...always amazing.

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vipFortheloveoffood
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my birthday and we have been going there for years. There was only outdoor seating due to COVID. It was very nice, a perfect evening weather wise. The food was excellent. There was just one waitress for five parties but she did a terrific job.

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vipJimD
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Outdoor dinner

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vipChrisG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time out in months was spectacular. Great food in a lovely garden setting by bubbling brook. Service was outstanding. Widely spaced tables had us feeling very safe as well.

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ErinS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and comfortable outdoor seating, I hope D-K decides to keep the outdoor option even when indoor dining returns! Always an exceptional meal with great service!

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vipMikeB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first restaurant dining under COVID-19 “yellow” restrictions. Evening meal outdoors in shade. Quiet! About 10 tables in use, widely spaced. Attentive service. Normal number of dishes to choose from. Continues to be one of our favorite places to dine.

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jeffk
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

it was opening weekend for outdoor dining. reservation was for 7 pm seated immediately but never received menus eventually order was taken about 30 minutes later . didnt have dessert and dinner lasted almost 2 hours

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lovetoeatitalian
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Great portions of delicious dishes! Service was on point. We were seated in the gazebo which graciously seats 2 couples. Beautiful atmosphere.

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TeresaS
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining setting. Amy was excellent and attentive and obviously very happy to be back to work. Food cooked just right and all was good. Will return.

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vipJoieDeVivre
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Chester County gem. We love this restaurant for its food, atmosphere, and weekend music in the lounge. We have a perfect evening every time.

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vipLynnem
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time was my daughter’s birthday they offered us their intimate porch room . The meals were amazing absolutely love their mushroom soup !! It was a wonderful evening

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing as was the food

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EileenD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was good. The service was adequate but not outstanding

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SamuelB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a fabulous dining experience on Valentine's Day, so I returned with a friend for a luncheon on March 3rd. Both French Onion Soup and Lobster Bisque were very good. The light, flaky warm pop-overs, served in place of a heavier bread, were yummy, especially with the lemon curd spread. My crab cake was very generous in size, full of crab meat, not filler. My friend's salad was fresh and delicious. And we split a chocolate mousse, so smooth and delicious, topped with fresh fruit. An outstanding lunch and our server, Amy, took very good care of us. Highly recommend Duling-Kurtz!

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MichaelM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary. What a thoroughly enjoyable meal. Seated in a wonderful colonial setting with fireplace and the accoutrements of a comfortable country kitchen.
Our appetizers were incredible. My wife had the grilled octopus while I had the bacon wrapped tiger shrimp. We had an awesome Cabernet as they have an excellent wine selection. Very nice portions. Our dinners were another level higher. I had grilled bronzini cooked perfectly. My wife had a seafood dish with lobster, shrimp, fish on a nice bed of pasta. Portions were large. But that is why there are doggie bags.
We took home a piece of carrot cake after our wonderful server, Patty, gave us a chocolate mousse gratis. A perfect celebration.

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RustyR
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as always for our special occasions We love this restaurant never disappoints

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vipFooSue
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I want to start by saying, you need to dine at Duling Kurtz House sooner than later, it was fabulous! We each indulged in a delicious Pear Martini’s served up my an excellent bartender Michael, sitting at the bar, which was warm and inviting. Have to say, it was One of the best Pear Martini’s we have ever had. And Michael, was friendly and professional.
We were escorted to one of the several dining rooms, where about 12-16 people can sit, but during our dining experience, there were two other lovely couples who joined in our fun and lively conversation. We were greeted by an exceptional server named Jillian, she was and is outstanding, and made wonderful recommendations for our entree selections.
We were so hungry we decided to skip appetizers and salads, besides which, we each were able to enjoy their signature pop overs with the lemon curd..delicious.
I throughly enjoyed my Filet Mignon, cooked to perfection, with pomme purée, asparagus, bernaise & bordelaise sauces. My two friends ordered the Lobster Crepes, and both literally licked their plates, as they totally enjoyed them. They are a Duling Kurtz specialty, that my next time there I will order. Check out their menu selections online, you will not be disappointed.
Built in 1830, the charm and tradition this place offers is remarkable and absolutely worth the drive. I highly recommend Duling Kurtz and when you are there, stop at the bar first, enjoy a specialty drink prepared by Michael and be sure to ask to have Jillian as your server. She is enthusiastic, friendly and enjoys her job very much. She even said, it’s best place to work in all the places she has worked at. I am certain the other servers are wonderful. I can’t wait to go back, and will plan my visit very soon.
Hats off to the owners, you have maintained this beautiful and spectacular restaurant, and have provided a wonderful experience.
Thank you, Susan Hagan

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DavidO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Our meals were well prepared, and the time between placing our orders and receiving our food was timely. Waitress was friendly, and attentive, without being obtrusive. We ate in the central fireplace room. Nice ambiance! Will return for sure.

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LindaKay
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a treat to enjoy a delicious meal in this oasis setting

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vipBobM
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They accommodated our 7 person business meeting in a private room. Very helpful

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Constance
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just my favorite place to have a quiet lunch with a friend. I am so looking forward to going back soon.

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a Sunday night, to celebrate my Lady's Birthday. We has reservations for 1700 ET, walked in and was seated right away. We had wine and made a toast. Started out with the Mushroom Tart, (very tasty). My Lady had the Veal special with Lobster Tail, and stated it was cooked the way she liked it,(thumbs up). I had the Crab Cakes and they were delicious ,(another Thumbs up). After about 2000 ET the noise level was a bit high, but after 3 wines we didn't care. The waitress Amy was vert attentive and seemed to enjoy interacting with the customers.

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ljbjr
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Great experience! Great!

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RobertG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We had a wonderful experience for the day after Valentines Day meal. The service was quick and dining was relaxing. We have dined here before and they have intimate areas in the historic area of the inn but we were seated in the upper floor addition which is in need of an update. Overall, a positive experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful night at the Inn. Great food and service is what keeps us coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Waiter could have provided steak knives with the meal delivery rather than 10 minutes after meal later. Lamb was excellent.

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vipCSully
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was amazing. As for value it is subjective. This is superb fine dining. They have amazing cocktails and an extensive wine list. We will definitely be going back!

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GardenMomma
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Normally I would, but after this dinner I would not. The lobster tails were cold and soggy and the sponge cake was hard as a rock in places. We thought it may be the kitchen, but it was our wait staff who was the problem, since it took forever to get anything we ordered. We have been to this restaurant many times, but it was a very disappointing dinner this last time. It may be a while until we return, if at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and his girlfriend came to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Everything was perfection !thank you

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jonpur
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Can’t beat the romantic setting. The place has always been busy when we’ve gone. The staff seems grumpy... very few smiles. I understand that those in immediate customer contact are the owners or owners family. Some folks were returning food to be reheated as it was delivered cold. One bartender to handle 100+ patrons. Had to wait fifteen minutes for first cocktail even though we were first in line at the bar. ....enough said... this was our third try to have a great experience....probably won’t return.

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vipBryanB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Should have looked at the other reviews around holidays and delay in seating. Went for Valentines Days and waited 45 minutes to be seated. Expected a delay but 45 minutes is long for 8:45 reservation. Bartender was overworked and waited 20 minutes just for a drink. Food and service was good. Would go back but during a “regular” time.

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maryw
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had a reservation for 8 pm. Got there early and restaurant was very full. They had definitely overbooked for Valentines. We waited until past our reservation time and were told there were still 3 people ahead of us. Would have had a drink in bar but it was so full no room.
Another case of greed by owners taking more reservations than they can cope with which makes it miserable for everyone.

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FanCIA88
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top fine dining restaurants in the state if not the country.

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AprilA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was one of the best experiences and extremely enjoyable food that we have had in awhile - we will definitely will be back.

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vipja19460
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, especially for a romantic night out.

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Murph
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always best service delicious food very romantic

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