About Duling Kurtz House
Located in Exton Pennsylvannia just behind Main Street at Exton. This Beautiful Old Country Inn & Restaurant offers some of the Best Service & Cuisine in Chester County! - Check out our Zagat 2013 Review . The building was built in 1830 and continues the traditional elegance & designs of the Federal Period.
Best for: Special Occasions, Evenings Out, Friday's Live Music at the Bar, Quiet Lunches, and enjoying the world cuisine from our top notch menu.
The Inn/Bed & Breakfast next door offers 13 guest rooms for an Overnight stay. Perfect for relatives visiting the area or a weekend get away.
Frequent comments of our guests: Delicious, Wonderful Food, Amazing Atmosphere, & Beautiful Grounds.
We look forward to seeing you!
American, French, German
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Commerce Drive & South Whitford Road
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Duling Kurtz House Ratings and Reviews
We went for a nice family dinner. The s ...
We went for a nice family dinner. The service was fantastic. The waitress' actions ensured that we had a very relaxing dinner. The food was excellent and everyone enjoyed their selections. We especially liked the making of the Caesar salad at tableside.
This is a really great place to go and h ...
This is a really great place to go and have a wonderful dinner. You are not rushed, the food is delicious always and staff treat you like family. We always enjoy going and have a relaxing and
I would recommend everyone go and see for yourself and I believe you too, would be happy and a repeat diner.
Our waitress clapped her hands and pract ...
Our waitress clapped her hands and practically danced everytime we made a selection. This alone would prevent us from returning. The food is the other reason. My trout , green beans and potatoes were wonderful before they were smothered in almonds and lots of melted butter. The meal was practically floating. My husband's rack of lamb was slightly overcooked and sort of meager compared to other racks we have had. Not a very good experience for $200.
Had a great time celebrating a graduatio ...
Had a great time celebrating a graduation with friends and family. Delicious food, but best of all was a super-sweet waitress, Amy. She made it fun and special. She clearly loves her job and loves the restaurant. Thanks for a really fun night.
Been going to the Duling-Kurtz since it ...
Been going to the Duling-Kurtz since it opened. The food is consistently good, with some dishes earning a "Great!" The servers are always friendly and helpful - very attentive. My wife had a special Box Tomato Salad which she said was very refreshing. I had the Harvest Salad with the Sherry Vinaigrette - awesome combination of flavors - a new favorite. I had a special Seafood Bisque which was prepared perfectly with the seafood being added so it cooked perfectly and was not rubbery. My wife's Surf 'n Turf was to her liking - who can argue with a lobstah - fresh and sweet. The filet was very flavorful and I as I got to help with the mash potatoes, they were the perfect combination of texture and flavor. I had a special Seafood Cioppino - again prepared perfectly and if you're a garlic lover as I am, you will do what I did and enjoy the broth at the end. My only complaints were having to pick the thyme stems out of the dish before eating it and not having a piece of soppy bread for the broth. Always enjoy the D-K - highly recommend it!!
They took care of my Mother the right way!!!!
I live in Idaho and as a special gift to my mother on Mothers Day I always make reservations to a place she would not herself. I make the reservation and then call the restaurant and give them my card number. This year I picked Duling Kurtz House. She arrived there and from start to finish was treated in a wonderful manner. She and her date loved the food. One of the things I was worried about was that they would be rushed in their meal. This was not the case, in fact they felt just the opposite. The waitress in which they had was bubbly and made it fun for them. I asked that they never see a check and that request was also followed. She was made to feel important and I thank you for giving her a special day.
Our dinner at Duling Kurtz was in all ways exceptional. The ambiance was warm and inviting; the service by Amy was impeccable; the food was superb. We and our guests had different selections but all were wonderful. I cannot think of a thing I would change and we will certainly return soon.
Great food. Great atmosphere - small, qu ...
Great food. Great atmosphere - small, quaint dining space. Cozy even. Server was a little too chatty on this night.
The NY strip was amazing - seriously one of best steaks I've ever had. And I spent 4 years in Dallas hitting up some big time places.
We usually love meeting at Duling-Kurts, ...
We usually love meeting at Duling-Kurts, but we were next to a very loud group of women that made communicating with each other quite difficult. Food great, as always. Portions quite small, especially the oysters. Pricey.
We had an inexperienced waiter who made ...
We had an inexperienced waiter who made a few mistakes. Paulo took over and made our dinner amazing. I come from a restaurant background and know about service and fine dining, the staff and management at Duling Kurtz are as advertised. They make the restaurant top notch in the area. I have been around the world and I have not had a better experience anywhere. Thank you Paulo and Management!!! We will be back.
Great dinner for 7
We started with drinks at the bar and the bartender Michael did his usual excellent job even though the bar was very crowded. The owner even had chairs brought in for us from another room. When we moved to dinner we had a room all to ourselves. The service was nicely paced so that we had a lot of time to catch up with family from out of town. The meals and desserts were excellent for everyone. Will definitely be back again soon!
First of all our waiter was awesome and the hostess accommodating! Half of our entrees were good and the others were mediocre. The meat was dry but the veggies were great. The spaetzle were not traditional and used whole wheat so they were dry and a different consistency than expected.
Ron and Angela
At first glance you could feel the relaxing mood. The atmosphere was romantic yet it had a taste of luxury for a special occasion for a couple or family to gather with that homes style touch. The staff members were very polite and professional. The food was excellent and well-priced. I must admit I was surprised at so many friendly people sitting somewhat close together and communicating like old friends. My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves and the waiter we had was the best! We will visit again and again and again...
Stunningly enjoyable experience
We were actually stunned by the dining experience. Great country setting, in a elegant aged homestead setting. The food was exceptional, as was the service. The ambiance was quite enjoyable as well. Would highly recommend this ding experience to all.
Dinner Date night
My wife and I ate here last week and had a great time. The food was very good and classic, not cutting edge but you standard high end fare. The best part about the night was the overall length of our dinner. Our children were on sleepovers at friends houses so we were able to dine and talk for over 3 hours and never felt rushed or waited for our next course. Highly recommended for those looking for some one on one time with their significant other. The food was fairly expensive so I can't say we would go more than a few times per year but on those special occasions I will keep this on the list.
Great service and food!
The service at Duling Kurtz was very impressive. The staff employed the perfect level of attentiveness; not too bothersome but always there when you needed something. Food was delicious. The cost was on the pricier side but well worth it. The only negative was it was a little Honestly go here and eat.
We had our 30th Anniversary dinner at Duling Kurtz, and everything was excellent. The drinks, the appetizer, the popovers with lemon curd, the dinners, service.......everything. It was a Monday night, so it wasn't very crowded. Quiet with the fireplace nearby.
The escargot is wonderful.
The escargot was wonderful with a puff pastry top and a hazelnut butter. My friend had the alligator which she said was delicious and tender. Salads were great and desert was a special delight.
I also appreciated the fact that they had Dubonnet available; not every bar carries it and it is a great aperitif.
All in all it was a wonderful treat for my birthday!
Impress Your Date
Went there for Valentines Day. They offered a special holiday menu where all the dishes were more expensive than normal. After we were seated it was a full 15 minutes before anyone came to our table and acknowledged us, and another 15 (so 30 min total) before we were given water and bread (1 roll each). It was an hour before we got our food. Yes it was a holiday, but still, it's not like a busy night was unexpected. Food was good. Please be warned: the atmosphere of the upstairs room is far inferior to downstairs. So you need to call and ask specifically for down. Nice restaurant,but overall not worth the cost.
We had a reservation for 4 at 7:30 though opentable at Dueling Kurtz. We received a call that they wanted to push back our reservation due to the fact that we booked through opentable and didn't call the restaurant directly. Great way to start off what was a lousy dinner.
We were seated a little later then our reservation time which was okay and to be expected on a holiday night (Valentine's Day). We were handed a quite condensed menu to choose from. We thought this was just a holiday set menu like most restaurants do. Our waiter did not explain the menu just abruptly asked us if we wanted any cocktails. We all order a soup and entrée. Three of the four soups showed up; the last one not arriving until everyone else was finished. This happened without any type of apology. We soon found out that other tables around us were receiving the full menu. We thought this was strange but continued with our entrees and decided to forgo dessert because service was so slow and this turned into and almost three hour ordeal. When our check was dropped we were charged a dinner package rate (of $65 a person) because they though we were staying in the rooms. When our server found out he just charged our cards the package rate instead of going through and charging us ala carte. We figured it out after we left (once looking at the online menu) that we were charged over 100 dollars more than the ala carte prices.
As family to a local business owner (right down whitford road from the restaurant) I will not be recommending DK to anyone. I left with a very poor taste in my mouth of a restaurant that once was an Exton staple.
Who was Duling Kurtz.?
Regardless, the atmosphere is warm and cozy , sort of mid-twenties. Food was well prepared,presented, tasty and thankfully not salty . It arrived without undue delay and was not rushed, allowing for a pleasant leisurely celebration a-deux. Our waitress was well informed about the menu items even though somewhat pleasantly exuberant. Good wine list.
Valet parking an added bonus on a very cold evening.
We were seated 20 minutes after our rese ...
We were seated 20 minutes after our reservation time. Not too bad considering it was Valentines eve. Food and service were excellent even with a full house. The duck was an excellent entree as was my sea bass.
Michael at the bar was in continual motion keeping up with the drink orders. I wish there were better wines available by the glass. Perfect place to share dinner with my Valentine.
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