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Le Cavalier

“Le Cavalier” (pronounced: luh-KAH-vuhl-YAY) honors the deep equestrian tradition in the Brandywine River Valley.  In the early 20th century when the Hotel opened, visitors would arrive by horse as often as they would by automobile or by foot. Finally, the du Pont family's history of horsemanship, from William du Pont Jr. and Marion du Pont Scott to Frolic Weymouth, provided further validation of the new moniker.

The Le Cav Team is excited for you to share this unforgettable experience.

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Influenced by the flavors of North Africa and Provençe, Le Cavalier is a neo-brasserie offering thoughtfully sourced French classics and inventive riffs on French staples paired with natural wines designed to complement our fare. It’s space is designed to be refined and equally welcoming for intimate dates, celebratory large parties, family and social gatherings and business meetings.

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Our Chef

Helmed by Chef-Partner Tyler Akin—the acclaimed Philadelphia chef and restaurateur behind celebrated restaurants Stock and Res Ipsa Cafe—the restaurant aspires to artfully blur the lines between approachability and elegance. Akin aims to blur whimsical and nostalgia with offerings that are inspired by beloved childhood memories.