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Mendenhall Inn

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Wed, 2/20
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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All Seafood Items Prepared Fresh Daily
Salt and Pepper Calamari
Lightly seasoned, floured and fried, served with a fresh basil marinara sauce
Kennett Square Mushrooms Stuffed with Crab Imperial
Local cremini mushrooms stuffed with our tasty crabmeat imperial mixture
Parmesan Reggiano Brussel Sprouts
Lightly fried brussel sprouts, tossed with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, then dusted with parmesan reggiano cheese
Mussels e Finocchio
Fresh mussels sautéed with fennel in a garlic wine sauce (upon availability)
Cherrystone Clams Casino
Tender clams topped with bacon, roasted red and sweet green bell peppers, finished with Romano and Asiago cheese. Served with drawn butter
Shrimp Léjon
Three shrimp stuffed with sweet horseradish, wrapped in bacon and served with horseradish mousse
Thin crusted flatbread topped with tomato bruschetta, marinated artichokes, smoked cheddar and arugula
Thin crust flatbread topped with pesto, ricotta and grilled chicken
Seafood and Cheese Plate
2 Each Jumbo shrimp cocktail and smoked salmon roulades served with assorted cheese and crackers
Oysters on the Half Shell
(Upon Availability) Served with cocktail sauce and chipotle mignonette. Market Price per oyster (Min 6)
New England Lobster Salad
Succulent claw meat served in a martini glass
Min 3 each3.75
Martini Shrimp Cocktail
Jumbo gulf shrimp, nestled in a Martini glass and served with a tangy cocktail sauce
Min 3 each2.75
Smoked Salmon Roulades
Served with our white vermouth dijon mustard sauce and garnish
Create Your Own Chilled Seafood Sampler
(Must choose a minimum of 5 pieces from Seafood and Cheese Plate, Oysters on the Half Shell, New England Lobster Salad, Martini Shrimp Cocktail, Smoked Salmon Roulades) Oysters, Shrimp Cocktail or Smoked Salmon Roulades
Baked French Onion Soup, Gratinée
Snapper Soup
House Specialty
Soup of the Day
House Salad
A medley of crisp baby field greens and romaine, topped with julienne garden vegetables, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and ripe olives
Caesar Salad
Traditional Caesar salad with Asiago cheese and seasoned croutons
Maine Lobster Salad
House made lobster salad atop romaine hearts, English cucumbers, grape tomatoes and garlic croutons (Choice of dressing)
Classic Blue Cheese Wedge
Iceberg wedge served with ripe vine tomatoes, cucumbers, bacon, seasoned croutons, crispy fried onions and topped with Maytag blue cheese dressing and blue cheese crumbles
Chopped anti Pasta Salad
Prosciutto, cappicola, genoa salami, sopressata, sharp provolone chopped with iceberg, romaine, tomatoes, green olives, peppers, served with herb vinaigrette, aged balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil
Mediterranean Salad
Red peppers, marinated artichokes, tomato wedges, Kalamata olives, feta cheese tossed in a herb vinaigrette atop romaine and arugula
Strawberry and Feta Salad
Strawberry and feta cheese tossed in a citrus vinaigrette atop a bed of arugula greens and English cucumbers. Accompanied garlic, boursin crustiness
Harvest Salad
Romaine and arcadian mix topped with sundried cranberries, Granny Smith apples, tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese and poppy seed dressing
Dressings: Roquefort, Ranch, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Sesame Soy Vinaigrette, Lemon Honey Mustard, Poppyseed, Herb Vinaigrette, Aged Balsamic Vinegar & Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Seasoned 8 Oz. Grilled Cajun Chicken Breast
Three Grilled Shrimp
5 Oz. $8.0
8 Oz. $15.0
Maple Citrus Salmon
Broiled Crab Cake
Add a Small House Salad for $4
12-14 Oz. Queen $27.0
16-18 Oz. King $33.0
Slow Roasted Prime Rib of Beef
Horseradish mousse, au jus, baked potato and vegetable of the day. May we Suggest. Ask For Your Slow Roasted Prime Rib to be Grilled at No Extra Charge (Not Available Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday Nights)
Center Cut Sirloin
Char-broiled 8 oz. sirloin finished with merlot stilton blue cheese butter and onion crisps. Served with asiago mashed potatoes or baked potato and vegetable of the day
4 Chops $24.0
6 Chops $29.0
Fresh Cut Lollipop Lamb Chops
Flash grilled and served with our mashed potato and vegetable of the day, enriched with an apple rosemary demi-glace
6oz $29.0
Center Cut Filet Mignon
Char-broiled center cut filet topped with crispy fried onions and finished with a rich Bordelaise sauce. Served with asiago mashed potatoes or baked potato and vegetable of the day
Prime Center Cut Smoke House Pork Chop
14 oz. pork chop, grilled with a touch of hickory smoke, accented with buffalo trace bourbon BBQ, Vidalia onions, atop our house potato hash and served with vegetable of the day
Grilled Delmonico Steak
14 oz. Hand cut Montreal seasoned steak grilled to your liking. Served with our house mashed potato or baked potato and vegetable of the day
Marinated Roasted Duck
A half duck perfectly roasted and finished with plum hoisin glaze. Served with basmati rice and vegetable of the day
Chicken Saltimbocca
Sautéed chicken topped with thinly sliced prosciutto and sharp provolone finished with a madeira demi glace. Served with asiago mashed potatoes and vegetable of the day
Old Fashioned Roast Chicken
Organic green beans, yellow wax beans, red onion, sun dried tomatoes sautéed with a sherry ginger lime vinaigrette served with rotisserie half chicken and a squeeze of lemon on the side
Chicken Crab Piccata
Sautéed chicken finished with jumbo lump crabmeat and caper lemon butter sauce. Served with vegetable of the day and saffron rice
Broiled Seafood Platter
Lobster tail, two pan seared shrimp, two Clams Casino, crab cake and a 5 oz. piece of salmon or striped bass, baked in our blend of Mediterranean seasoning of fresh lemon, olive oil, garlic, oregano and topped with a herb compound butter. Served with asiago mashed potatoes and vegetable of the day
Grilled Shrimp Skewer
6 Jumbo shrimp basted in cajun garlic butter served with saffron rice and vegetable of the day
Seafood Ragout en Cocotte
Sautéed jumbo shrimp, Maine lobster and jumbo lump crab meat in a Pinot Grigio, garlic, fresh basil, tomato sauce. On a bed of basmati rice
Baked Twin Maine Rock Lobster Tail
6 oz. Cold water lobster tails, served with drawn butter. Served with asiago mashed potatoes or baked potato and vegetable of the day
Stuffed Baked Maine Rock Lobster Tail
6 oz. Cold water lobster tail, stuffed with crab imperial. Served with asiago mashed potatoes or baked potato and vegetable of the day
One Crab Cake $22.0
Two Crab Cakes $34.0
House Specialty Crab Cakes
Jumbo lump crabmeat broiled to perfection. Served with a chipotle remoulade sauce, asiago mashed potatoes and vegetable of the day
Fish and Chips
Crispy battered cod filets and French fries, served with our vegetable of the day and house made remoulade sauce
Parmesan Crusted Striped Bass
Striped bass fillets coated with a blend of fresh herbs, toasted bread crumbs and aged parmesan cheese and vine ripe tomatoes, stop sautéed spinach, served over asiago mashed potatoes and finished with a savory béchamel sauce
Maple Citrus Salmon
North Atlantic filet marinated and grilled, complemented by apricot scented basmati rice and an English cucumber, Daikon radish, blood orange relish and finished with a fig balsamic glaze and served with vegetable of the day
Dining at the award winning Mendenhall Inn stands alone as one of the great destinations in the Brandywine Valley as you return to a time of classic elegance & charm. Entrees borrowed from French & classic American cuisine make dining at The Mendenhall Inn a truly memorable experience. Enjoy our all new family night menu Sunday - Thursday. Outside dining, weather permitting.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were going to Longwood gardens and saw this was like 2 miles from there. Called for reservations for their Sunday brunch. It was awesome and had a great variety of food. Nice atmosphere! Free mimosas!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank whale9999
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having moved, we hadn't been to the Mendenhall Inn for their award-winning brunch in almost 10 years. Our loss! One of the best changes is now the Mendenhall gives you a choice of the appetizer buffet and an entree as before, or now, for a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Brandywine1777
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Dinner was very good, with great service and spectacular IRISH COFFEE. Three of us enjoyed the Lobster Tails with mashed potatoes , asparagus and carrots. Our server was very good and the gentleman who did the table side Irish coffee was an artist. The flaming...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dickpat
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Alexander's is our local! We come many times in a month and have our favourite dishes to order. However, last week I ordered a single Crab Cake with Asparagus and Mashed potatoes, and it was phenomenal! Big lumps of crab meat in 4 ounce crab...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank surfmann14
Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

We ate here on a Friday evening with family. All of our meals were terrific. We had the clams casino and calimari as appetizers. Portions were very generous and the taste was delicious. We also had the prime rib and the striped bass. Everything was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BDFD
Reviewed December 16, 2018

A dear friend treated my husband and me to Sunday Brunch at Mendenhall Inn two weeks. Had never been there before, and it was a unique experience. Graciously received by the host. Introduced to the buffet and settled in for a great selection of "goodies"....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank marla14
Reviewed December 14, 2018

dinner on Friday evening, prime rib special, terrible quality, tough, just ugly, go to Harrys Savoy for the best prime rib anytime. My wife had chicken and loved it, a friend had a fillet, over cooked, tough. mashed potatoes were cold, salads good,bread excellent, service...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank petz24
Reviewed November 24, 2018

My wife and I have been to Mendenhall Inn many times over the years and have had good and not so good experiences. Recently we went to celebrate my birthday and asked for Andy, as we remembered having good service from him in the past....More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Our family was looking forward to a delicious dinner and what we experienced was lack luster, at best. The menu looked phenomenal, but was quite deceiving. The turkey was dry (it was Thanksgiving) and the buffet was very picked over. We waited 10 minutes for...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Y4125DGnicoleg
Reviewed November 12, 2018

This restaurant is a rare jewel. The Inn has a great location when visiting local area attractions including Longwood Gardens. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed at the adjacent hotel. The food at the restaurant is excellent with something for everyone. As a result...More

Date of visit: February 2018
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December 16, 2018|
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Response from BobVDE | Reviewed this property |
The Mendenhall Inn hotel means that there will be travelers dressed in jeans and probably even shorts. They do not require any tie or jacket, so anything goes. I prefer to wear tie and jacket, as the restaurant has white... More
January 2, 2018|
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Response from 454wendym | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I would suggest you go to their website for any specifics. Or even call to get exacts on your question
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November 24, 2017|
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Response from ss0rdot | Reviewed this property |
The Inn is closed Christmas Day and New Years
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