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Restaurants at the Desmond Hotel, Malvern, PA

Restaurants at the Desmond Hotel

4.7
4.7
861 Reviews
$30 and under
American
3 Great Restaurants, One Location! A local's favorite spot for a great meal and cocktail. Fork & Bottle, Fox & Hounds Pub and our seasonal Sunset Grille deck. Our menus use 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!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Organic, French American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–10:30 am Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (610) 296-9800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Christopher Calhoun
  • Private party facilities
    Beautiful Private Banquet Rooms & Outdoor Spaces for ANY event. Call our Sales Team for Availability at 610-296-9800 or email info@desmondgv.com Parties of 25 or less email bockerman@desmondgv.com
  • Private party contact
    Kevin Kessler: (610) 296-9800
  • Neighborhood
    Malvern
  • Cross street
    Rte 202 & Rte 29
  • Parking details
    Plenty of Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 861 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia County

    Great for brunch

  • Western Suburbs

    Great for brunch

  • Western Suburbs

    American

861 Reviews
  1. tonil

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were terrific! We ate early so it was quiet.

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  2. tommyh

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the service for Easter Sunday was perfect! Like it always is. Please bring back your cheese selections for the Sunday Brunch.

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  3. NM1971

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The brunch was great. Our server, Jackie, was very kind and helpful. She explained everything in detail (omelette station, carving station, etc).

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch always our favorite brunch venue for holidays

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  5. DawnS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was good. Really catered to the children

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  6. drmwevr7

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience, the food and service are the best.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was excellent and attentive. Many items missing from the brunch buffet pre pandemic, especially in the cold food salad bar area.

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  8. Saturday

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Their Sunday Brunch was a Great value and a terrific opportunity to gather with family or friends. No gluten free options

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  9. GailY

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent. Will definitely be back

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  10. Mindi239

    Nashville

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was amazing! Restaurant is beautiful! Food was disappointing. Chicken Francaise had a weird thick breading and made it like a weird omelette over chicken. Beef Vegetable soup had no vegetables and was flavorless. Wedge salad was delicious but was 11 bucks for a tiny bowl. Server was amazing and catered to every need. Restaurant is stunning…just hoped it lived up to its rating.

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  11. BassMan

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a date night dinner here. It has been over 10 years since we’ve been here. The food, ambience, and service was outstanding. The hostess and waitress were very friendly.

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  12. Craig

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The jazzy music was too loud. Most of my veal wasn't pounded flat so was tough. With $14 each for a glass of house wine and a Gin Martini, the pour was small. I had asked for a full pour of the martini. That means it is to the rim and bartenders should know that as it is how cocktails are to be served. The server was very nice and attentive as would be expected. Overall, not too bad of an experience for a post-Valentine dinner.

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  13. KarenT

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, recommend happy hour for drink specials and half price appetizers.

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  14. Serviceguru

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My fiancé and I LOVE the Desmond and we frequent both the hotel and restaurant. I can’t say enough great things about the facility, management, staff and overall experience. Great diversity on the menu for both food and drinks and you can tell they’re using high quality ingredients. Awesome location for brunch, dinner, Happy Hour and the deck is amazing once the weather heats up! Colleen Olejniczak and Mike Chain are Rock Stars!

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  15. Eric

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice time at the Desmond for Valentine’s Day. The food and restaurant was amazing. The staff took care of all our needs and were very friendly and knowledgeable about menu items.

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  16. BettyB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible. Waiter was very professional.

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  17. LindaW

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Sunday brunch. Brunch selections were good - a little heavy on salad selections and not as much with hot dish lunch selections. What we noticed more stay is the taste is f many of the selections were just fair. The hash brown potatoes were bland as were the scrambled eggs. The carving station had beef and ham but the ham was dry and not flavorful. Was all the food acceptable? Yes. Was it amazing? No. I would suggest to the chef to not be shy in seasoning the dishes.

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  18. Toros

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great care was taken for our allergies, and patience with my two year old runner. We will meet again

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  19. Eileen

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great choice for brunch. Large section of breakfast, lunch and dinner items. Carving station was a plus. Colin provided excellent service.

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  20. KathyB

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Desmond is a lovely place to enjoy Sunday brunch. There are a wide variety of choices. The made to order omelets are especially good. The amount and quality of food is a good value.

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  21. nene

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We really enjoyed meeting friends for lunch Especially our waitress who was exceptional. She made our whole experience great. One of our friends had just had a dental procedure and she went out of her way to make sure he ordered something appropriate and checked back later to make sure he was enjoying his meal. It was a great experience!!

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  22. tommyh

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    service and selections are perfect, but again, Desmond needs to bring back a cheese selection, since prices went up. This is a nice place to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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  23. DonnaD

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was Anne Marie, she and another server who also was there for us, were both a pleasure to have in the dining room.

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  24. BobB

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food Great Staff Great Service Being in a wheelchair.....we could not make it up the 2 ramps as they are not an ADA incline Fortunately our server offered to push me up the ramps Think it's time for ownership to provide an aftermarket lift

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  25. Shipwright53

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our New Year's Eve dinner could have been a lot better. I requested booth or at least high-backed chair for my wife, whose back requires extra support. We were escorted to a table next to an exterior window, which we could already feel was going to be a cold setting. When we asked to have my request properly filled (there was only one other couple in the room), the Maitre'd grudgingly led us to a table more suitable for my wife's comfort. As far as the quality of our meals goes, the iceberg lettuce salad was delicious, but was swimming in blue cheese dressing. My steak entree was fine, but my wife's shrimp scampi was tough (she had to borrow my steak knife to cut the shrimp) and the bottom of her crab cake was burnt black. Even after we informed the waitress of the inferior condition of my wife's meal there was no effort shown to appease our displeasure with the situation. We will not be going back to the Desmond for dinner anytime soon.

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  26. rosemary

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy a wonderful brunch at the Desmond!!!!

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  27. Celebrator

    Philadelphia

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the $55 fixed price three course New Year’s dinner. The 7 lamb chops were beautifully presented and the best I ever ate. The chocolate cheesecake dessert was fabulous. The Desmond has amazing food.

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  28. LynnK

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an outstanding experience when dining at the Desmond

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  29. michelel

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good brunch Wonderful Service Will return Fresh food

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  30. CherylL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely time, unfortunately a large table of 10 was very loud and couldn't hear my guest across the booth. Some people don't know volume control, however they had a great time. Will visit again.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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  32. Gram1027

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great brunch with Santa. Will be back soon for the 3 course Prix Fixe

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  33. LuciaT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried last year for the first time and yet again this year we were not disappointed! Thank you Desmond for making this special. We come up from DE to attend with grandchildren!

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  34. CarolynM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hats off to the Desmond for doing such a Fabulous job with their Breakfast with Santa Brunch!!! Every aspect of the experience was superb, delicious & enjoyable! The staff could not be more courteous, efficient and welcoming. Every morsel was absolutely delicious and oh what a variety to choose from! This will definitely be a new family tradition for us ❤️🎄

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  35. LauraB

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We attended the Santa brunch with our 2 kids. It was a really fun morning. Santa was sweet, and the kids enjoyed getting their picture taken. Brunch itself was lovely. Plenty of choice, cleaning of surfaces, and attention to detail. Events like these can be hard with young kids. Service staff made it easy, and we’re so attentive. Thanks for a nice Christmas memory.

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  36. LauraD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our second brunch here and if anything it was even nicer this time. We’ll definitely be back!

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  37. KathyB

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a perfectly lovely lunch. Our waitress, Jackie, is the best ever and treated us like celebrities.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Desmond did a Thanksgiving meal to remember. Thanks for making our holiday!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Thanksgiving Buffet at the Desmond & the food was great!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. Wait staff could have been more attentive.

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FAQs

Restaurants at the Desmond Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 861 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Restaurants at the Desmond Hotel

One Liberty Boulevard, Malvern, PA 19355

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Rte 202 & Rte 29
  • Neighborhood
    Malvern
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Sat 7:00 am–10:30 am Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Organic, French American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Plenty of Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Christopher Calhoun
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (610) 296-9800
  • Private party facilities
    Beautiful Private Banquet Rooms & Outdoor Spaces for ANY event. Call our Sales Team for Availability at 610-296-9800 or email info@desmondgv.com Parties of 25 or less email bockerman@desmondgv.com
  • Private party contact
    Kevin Kessler: (610) 296-9800
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