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William Penn Inn


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Succulent and tender rib slowly roasted; served with au jus, crispy fried onions and our tangy sauce béarnaise
The Petite Cut (12-14 Oz. )
The Governor's Cut (16-18 Oz. )
The President's Cut (20-22 Oz. )
All entrées are served with au gratin, country mashed or baked potato and our chef's vegetable selection of the day. All small plates are served with country mashed potatoes and vegetable of the day. Small plates not available Friday, Saturday or during December. Side order of fresh asparagus with sauce hollandaise $3
Entree Plate $44.0
Small Plate $36.0
Broiled Filet Mignon
On a bed of caramelized leeks with a rosette of fresh herb butter and a side of sauce bearnaise
Entree Plate $35.0
Tournedos of Filets Mignon Au Poivre
Three petite filets mignon lightly crusted in cracked black peppercorns, pan-seared and finished with a cognac peppercorn sauce; crowned with crispy fried onions
Entree Plate $36.0
Small Plate $30.0
Veal Oscar
Sautéed nature of veal topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, fresh asparagus spears and sauce hollandaise; on a pool of sauce bordelaise
Entree Plate $40.0
Penn's Surf and Turf
Two jumbo lump crabcakes paired with a broiled 8 oz. Filet mignon; served with sauce béarnaise
Entree Plate $48.0
Surf and Turf
One 6 oz. Lobster tail carefully baked; paired with a broiled 8 oz. Filet mignon
Entree Plate $40.0
Small Plate $34.0
Rack of Lamb Pommery
Marinated in olive oil with fresh herbs, baked to perfection and coated with a pommery mustard and roasted pine nut bread crumb crust; served on a pool of balsamic vinegar demi-glace
Entree Plate $25.0
Small Plate $20.0
Blackberry-Barbequed Pork Loin Chops
Boneless, brushed with a savory blackberry glaze and char-grilled; paired with toasted pecan stuffing
Entree Plate $27.0
Small Plate $21.0
Shrimp Francaise & Jumbo Lump Crabmeat
Five medium shrimp lightly egg-washed & jumbo lump crabmeat gently sautéed in a lemon butter scampi sauce; served with sautéed spinach over angel hair pasta
Entree Plate $36.0
Small Plate $30.0
Baked Chilean Sea Bass
Crusted with a pine nut and basil pesto and nestled on a bed of honey caramelized leeks; served with a savory lobster fumet
Entree Plate $28.0
Small Plate $22.0
Baked Maryland Crab Imperial
Our chef's authentic recipe
Entree Plate $8.0
Small Plate* $5.0
Bruschetta Medley
Grilled ciabatta sprinkled with parmesan cheese; teamed with a medley of creamy artichoke, olive tapenade and diced, vine-ripened tomatoes & fresh basil
Entree Plate $12.0
Small Plate* $9.0
Canadian Jail Island Smoked Salmon
Presented with creamed horseradish, inn-pickled red onions, fresh lemon, black pepper and grilled ciabatta
Entree Plate $15.0
Small Plate* $12.0
Chilled Shrimp Cocktail
With a tangy pepper vodka cocktail sauce
Entree Plate $16.0
Small Plate* $13.0
Chilled Colossal Crabmeat Cocktail
With a tangy pepper vodka cocktail sauce
Entree Plate $13.0
Small Plate* $10.0
Fresh Chesapeake Bay Oysters (Six)
With a tangy pepper vodka cocktail sauce
Entree Plate $8.0
Small Plate* $5.0
Fresh Cherrystone Clams (Six)
With a tangy pepper vodka cocktail sauce
Entree Plate $22.0
Small Plate* $19.0
Flight of Chilled Shellfish
Three jumbo shrimp, two blue point oysters and colossal crabmeat presented with cocktail sauce, sauce remoulade and a champagne mignonnette
Entree Plate $11.0
Small Plate* $8.0
Beef Carpaccio
Wafer-thin filet mignon seared rare, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with an artisanal sea salt; garnished with shaved reggiano parmigiano cheese and watercress
Entree Plate $16.0
Small Plate* $13.0
Two clams casino and one ginger & scallion crabcake teamed with three sea scallops wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon
Entree Plate $10.0
Small Plate* $7.0
Baked Clams Casino
With fines herbes, diced peppers and bacon
Entree Plate $10.0
Small Plate* $7.0
Escargots En Croute
Tender snails sauteed with mushrooms and baby spinach in a fines herbes garlic butter; presented in our inn-baked sourdough roll
Entree Plate $12.0
Small Plate* $9.0
Scallops on Horseback
Five sea scallops studded with fresh ginger and wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon; baked and served with a tangy pepper vodka cocktail sauce
Entree Plate $9.0
Small Plate* $6.0
Panko-Crusted Fresh Mozzarella Cheese,
Quick-fried; served with roasted tomatoes and a lemon, caper & basil butter sauce
Entree Plate $13.0
Small Plate* $10.0
Jumbo Lump Crabcake
With ginger & scallions in a light shrimp mousseline; lightly panko-crusted, pan-seared and served with a refreshing mango beurre blanc
Entree Plate (Cup) $7.0
Small Plate (Cup)* $4.0
Entree Plate (Bowl) $10.0
Small Plate (Bowl)* $7.0
Maine Lobster Bisque
Perfumed with cognac
Entree Plate (Cup) $5.5
Small Plate (Cup)* $2.5
Entree Plate (Bowl) $7.5
Small Plate (Bowl)* $4.5
William Penn's Snapper Soup
Dry sherry service
Entree Plate (Cup) $5.0
Small Plate (Cup)* $2.0
Entree Plate (Crock) $6.5
Small Plate (Crock)* $3.5
Baked French Onion Soup
Smothered with a delicate mixture of cheeses
Entree Plate $6.5
Small Plate* $3.5
Caesar Salad
Crisp romaine tossed with parmesan cheese and lightly roasted garlic croutons in our tangy caesar dressing
Entree Plate $6.5
Small Plate* $3.5
Granny Smith Apple Salad
With candied walnuts, sliced strawberries and goat cheese; tossed with field greens in an apple cider ginger vinaigrette
Entree Plate $6.5
Small Plate* $3.5
Wedge of Iceberg Lettuce
Topped with applewood-smoked bacon, creamy blue cheese dressing, diced tomatoes and crumbled blue cheese
Choice of house or spinach salad served with all entrées
House Salad
Field greens, romaine, baby spinach, shredded carrots, cucumbers, red cabbage and grape tomatoes; choice of inn-made dressings
Spinach Salad
Served with sliced kennett square mushrooms, chopped egg and grape tomatoes; topped with your choice of hot bacon or honey mustard dressing
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the years have been to many nice upscale restaurants and Wm Penn still provides the level of quality and service the would be expected of a well respected restaurant. The ambiance of the Monet room can not be compared. Food and drink quality has...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank chalfontscott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for an upscale dining experience, look no further than the William Penn Inn. Everything about this place is top shelf. It's conveniently located right on Rt 202 in Gwynedd PA just a few minutes south of Rt 309. The building is impressively...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank emoe0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently celebrate a birthday at the William Penn Inn. Very elegant dining experience. Christmas decorations are still present which made it a special occasion. Food was wonderful ~ they are known for their prime rib which melted in your mouth. Server was very good and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank carolamiller49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is just so classy. The car park is dominated by many trees of varying sizes, all picked out by lights at night (all year round). A harpist plays as you check your coats. The restaurant has antique-style tables and chairs, including winged armchairs....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank johnnydogmatic
Reviewed January 12, 2019

I again met my elderly family members for a 5:00 PM dinner. The hostess told us that the other three members of the party did not arrive, but, after 15 minutes, I asked again and was about to walk to the dining room when the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank cornyship
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Last Friday, we went to the William Penn Inn for dinner. We sat on the Monet room, the main dining room. If you like formal dining in the traditional style, this is your place. It's a linen tablecloths restaurant with soft lighting and lots of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bryce S
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Each year I take the company employees out for a special dinner around the holidays. This year I planned to go to Morton’s steakhouse but while I was shopping at Costco I came across gift cards for The William Penn Inn so I bought several...More

Date of visit: December 2018
4  Thank Bup112
Reviewed December 21, 2018

It was a busy night but that is no excuse for a prime rib that was very tough and overcooked. I ordered medium rare and received nearly well done. Should have sent it back. Two of us had the "seabass" which was dry, overcooked and...More

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Date of visit: December 2018
2  Thank nolantho
Reviewed December 9, 2018

It's been several years since I've been to William Penn, but my family has always enjoyed brunch there and today was no exception. We were seated around 12 noon and I was pleased that there were no lines for the to-order items such as omelets...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Margaret M
Reviewed December 9, 2018

Attended my nephew’s wedding reception here last night. Felt like I was in a sardine can. My chair was partway on the rug and the dance floor. The chairs were tiny so they could jam 10 chairs at the table. Entree delivery was uneven as...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank SmokyEd
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Wendy T
September 20, 2018|
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Response from Nicholas M | Reviewed this property |
I suspect not, but call them to query whether they have corkage fees for wines for special occasions
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Response from Thomas M | Reviewed this property |
No, they have a bar service,!
December 24, 2016|
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They are given out to you when you dine in the restaurants after Thanksgiving through the month of December.
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