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“Pleasant experience”
Review of Mendenhall Inn

Mendenhall Inn
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Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Mendenhall
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $45
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hillendale
Description: 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.
Wilmington, DE
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Pleasant experience”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

My only other experience at the Mendenhall was many years ago for a retirement dinner in an upstairs banquet room. This time, we had dinner reservations for a Saturday evening. The Inn is lovely, very tasteful and welcoming. Hostess at the front desk wasn't very pleasant, but our server was very sweet, and attentive without being annoying. House salad was very crisp and tasty, cocktails and wine were above average. My entree was a seafood medley--tuna filet, single crabcake & 3 scallops. Tuna & crabcake were good, but scallops were chewy and not very flavorful, so I would steer clear of that choice. Other than that, the Mendenhall has good ambience and I would return--a good choice for a special occasion dinner.

  • Visited February 2013
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Wilmington, Delaware
Level 6 Contributor
294 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“What happened to Mendenhall Inn?”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

While the atmosphere and excellent service remains the same, the menu has changed, and not for the better. Mendenhall no longer is worth the drive for a special occasion meal. The new menu is lacking old favorites that were well worth the drive. Long - gone are the stuffed mushrooms and the crab imperial, to name a few. There is really no reason to make the trip, when local restaurants are on par with Mendenhall. I doubt that we will be visiting Mendenhall Inn in the future.

  • Visited February 2013
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Naperville, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good food, forgetful server”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Had dinner here on Super Bowl Sunday; low house count with only five tables occupied. Glass refilling needed more attention; server forgot our salad order. Other than those two issues, food was tasty and served hot. We both ordered chicken marsala. Had a little red pepper zing to it, which I could do without, but a good dish otherwise. The forgotten salad was probably a good thing because we had room for a deliciously served bananas foster.

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Philadelphia, PA
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“ok place to eat”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Went to the bar area for dinner with friends. The food was not really very good, but the ambiance of the place was really nice. The bartender was nice.

  • Visited July 2012
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Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Great Sunday Brunch”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

We went for the Sunday Brunch. Wonderful experience. Many food choices on the buffett however you order your main entree from a menu. Many choices on this menu. Visit the buffett first and when you are ready they will bring your entree of choice. Also included in the Brunch price is a choice of champane, Mimosa or a Bloody Mary. You can actually get two per person. My husband had a main entree of Salmon and poached egges on a bagel with sausage. I had wonderful french toast, fruit and sausage. However, they had many choices including omleets, port chops and crab cakes to mention just a few.
You need to make a reservation to guarentee seating, you can do this on line on their web site. We were entertained by a Harpist thru our Brunch. Music was lovely. The dessert table was loaded with so many choices it was hard to pick. I had the banana's foster, individually prepared. My husband visited the cake table and the chocolate fountain.
You need to go. Mendenhall is a lovely place. Close to Longwood Gardens too for a visit afterwards.

  • Visited January 2013
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