What You'll Get
Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, and, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of contemporary American fare and drinks at Cedar Hollow Inn in Malvern.
The meal maestros at Cedar Hollow Inn craft a variety of classic American cuisine to delight diners in a relaxing environment. The lunch and dinner menus feature an eclectic selection of dishes that are perfect for sharing with a group of friends or an imaginary league of supervillains. Start your ingestion session with a crab cake served with mango-blackbean salsa ($10.50) before moving onto heartier fare such as the lobster ravioli ($23) or the bacon-wrapped pork chop, also known as the pig-in-a-blanket-of-pig, with sweet-potato puree and braised cabbage ($22). At lunch, herbivores stock stomach silos with the vegetable wrap ($8.50) or tomato & mozzarella salad ($9.50), and undercover pescetarians can fool grazing compatriots with the stuffed portobello, a grilled mushroom cap harboring a crabmeat stowaway ($11.50). Complement courses with a bottle from the international wine list, such as an Aquinas chardonnay ($32) or San Fabiano chianti ($32).
Cedar Hollow Inn provides diners with a quaint and classy environment to exercise out-of-shape jaw muscles at linen-covered tables topped with napkins folded in the shape of each diner's spirit animal. Infuse nature appreciation into a culinary adventure with a meal on the enclosed veranda or outdoor patio, or sonically season your meals with live entertainment on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday night.
The outside patio is open late April through early September and is weather permitting.
Zagat give the food at Cedar Hollow Inn a rating of 17/20. OpenTablers give Cedar Hollow Inn an average of 3.9 stars and 70% of Urbanspooners recommend it. Though reviews are polarized about the service, seven Yelpers give it 2.5 stars.
- Dining on the enclosed porch is nice. Great mushroom soup and both the entrees were very good (mildly spicy shrimp and scallops and crab-stuffed red snapper). – An OpenTable reviewer who dined on 1/4/11
- Feels like a traditional-style inn/tavern on a hidden street. Very nice. – Lynn G., Yelp, 1/27/11
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table, 2 for tables of 6 or more. Limit 1 per visit. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour or weekly specials. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Cedar Hollow Inn
Chef Stephen Guiseppe relishes a good countdown. In the kitchen of Cedar Hollow Inn, he often improvises his daily specials an hour before the menu goes live, crafting modern American meals to complement his pre-existing plates. These entrees add a gourmet twist to traditional comfort food and pub fare—the buttermilk fried chicken still boasts a topping of country gravy, but it also arrives with blue-cheese-braised kale, and the pan-roasted rainbow trout is dressed in the surprising tang of a vanilla-citrus glaze. Though Chef Stephen doesn't shy from robust helpings of meat—the menu offers lobster, filet mignon, duck, and pork belly—he also pioneers small plates. The bar features duck quesadillas and lamb sliders as alternatives to traditional countertop eats, such as chewable drink coasters.
Cedar Hollow Inn balances its contemporary menu with a historical locale. The building, which was constructed in the mid 1800s, resembles a rustic mansion, lined with wide, gridded windows that fill the archways of the sun porch. Guests can dine there, in the dining room, or at the bar, where trivia and Name That Tune competitions encourage competitive chatter on Tuesday and Sunday. Live music plays in the evenings on Thursday–Saturday, enticing guests to remain after their meals and sample one of many rotating craft beers.