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Dilworthtown Inn

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1390 Old Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382 (Brinton's Bridge Road)
(610) 399-1390
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Still great despite naysayers

This is just a solid night out--excellent ambience and an upstairs fireplace in a historic, romantic, candlelight setting. Each patron gets his/her own mini-loaf of warm bread. My wife had fish, I had venison, and both were delicious and mild without the possible aftertaste. Our waiter was young... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Bel Air, Maryland
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Havertown, pennsylvania, USA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Dinner here Saturday evening March 28 was a deep disappointment. Lobster bisque was ok, but entree of New York strip steak was quite dry, though ordered medium, it was far more cooked than restaurants typically cook steak ordered medium. It came with a cornbread stuffing that was equally dry and non-appetizing. Caesar's salad was good. Dessert my wife and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great Dinner, service, all were terrific!!!!!!' We will be back!!!!!!! We had Filet cooked perfect, fresh carrots, sautéed Brussels Spouts!!!!!

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Wilmington, Delaware
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I'm glad I didn't read the negative reviews prior to our most recent visit, it may have ruined it for me. This beautiful, candle-lit, historic inn has been a favorite of ours for 30 years. We don't visit often, only on special occasions. We were not disappointed at all. We had a lovely table near a fireplace, The food was... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is just a solid night out--excellent ambience and an upstairs fireplace in a historic, romantic, candlelight setting. Each patron gets his/her own mini-loaf of warm bread. My wife had fish, I had venison, and both were delicious and mild without the possible aftertaste. Our waiter was young, but pleasant and attentive, and the experienced busboy really hustled on a... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had not been back to this restaurant for a number of years. It used to be very pricey, but very elegant. We did not find the same place we had been. The food was ok. Mushroom soup was excellent, filet mignon - good, the dessert - poor. The coffee cake dessert was supposed to have raspberry marmalade, but turned... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I hope this restaurant reads some of the feedback from recent diners and makes some changes. This used to be one of the finest places to dine in Chester County and our last visit was so disappointing. What happened to your standards?

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North Augusta, South Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

...I would do it. Made reservations for New Years Eve dinner for 6 people several months in advance knowing we would be in the area at that time. From walking in hungry to leaving completely satisfied this dining experience was outstanding in every way. Our waiter couldn't have been more pleasant and attentive. He was knowledgeable of the specials and... More 

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Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Dined at Dilworthtown Inn on 2/12/15 - a sentimental favorite restaurant for my wife and I (site of our first date in 1989). We have a framed drawing of the Inn hanging in our dining room - so we're long term fans, delivering some tough love in this review. I ordered the crab cake entree - it was mushy and... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were excited to have dinner here for Vday. It had been several years since we had visited. It was just an average visit for us. Nothing special about Valentine's at all. Even last year the restaurant we visited gave all the women roses - Dilworthtown Inn - nothing. I think I even got charged for a sliver of asian... More 

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Newark, Delaware
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

This is a charming authentic antique restaurant in a rural setting. Everything about it seems to demand an unpretentious and refined casual approach to food and service, but the Dilworthtown Inn has chosen to shoot for the kind of upmarket ambience you would expect from a Michelin starred restaurant in a big city. Having the maître d'hôtel dressed up in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1390 Old Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382
    (Brinton's Bridge Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  West Chester
  • Phone Number: (610) 399-1390

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?