Friday, 30 December 2016 04:36

Dining Guide 2017

Written by  County Lines Staff

Keep this guide handy all year long and make a resolution to try as many of these great restaurants as you can!


Raise a Fork

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Avondale

Farmhouse Restaurant at Loch NairnThe Farmhouse Restaurant at Loch Nairn
514 McCue Rd.
610-268-2235; LochNairn.com
This is a jewel in the country with two restaurants and a marvelous event facility on a golf course, all open to the public. The Farmhouse Restaurant fine dining experience offers food and service of rare excellence. The Greathouse is the quintessential destination offering casual dining, Sunday Champagne Brunch and celebrations. There are two outdoor dining facilities and a chef’s table in their 18th–century subterranean wine cellar.

Berwyn

30 Main
660 Lancaster Ave.
610-220-2367; 30MainLine.com

Nectar
1091 Lancaster Ave.
610-725-9000; TasteNectar.com

Thai Orchid Restaurant
556 W. Lancaster Ave.
610-651-7840; ThaiOrchidBerwyn.com

Birchrunville

Birchrunville Store Cafe
1403 Hollow Rd.
610-827-9002; BirchrunvilleStoreCafe.com

Boyertown

Frecon Farms & Cidery
501 S. Reading Ave.
610-367-6200; FreconFarms.com

Bryn Mawr

BIGA Pizza + Beer
810 Glenbrook Ave.
610-525-4800; RestaurantBiga.com

Bryn & Dane’s
Coming soon. 915–925 W. Lancaster Ave.
BrynAndDanes.com

La Colombe
915 W. Lancaster Ave., Suite 160
215-398-3091; LaColombe.com

Restaurant Cerise
1011 Lancaster Ave.
610-527-4400; RestaurantCerise.com

Yangming
1051 Conestoga Rd.
610-527-3200; YangmingRestaurant.com
Always included in “Best Of Awards,” this Chinese-Fusion rock star offers cuisine to delight your taste buds in a newly renewed and redesigned interior. Jumbo lump crabcakes, firecracker veal and capellini with shrimp are can’t miss choices. Happiness hour, Mon–Fri, 4:30 to 6:30. Also named in Best Chinese Restaurants list in Travel & Leisure Magazine. Banquet facilities. Open 7 days.

Chadds Ford

Antica
1623 Baltimore Pk.
484-770-8631; AnticaPA.com

Brandywine Prime
1617 Baltimore Pk. (Rts. 1 & 100)
610-388-8088; BrandywinePrime.com

The Gables at Chadds Ford
423 Baltimore Pk.
610-388-7700; TheGablesAtChaddsFord.com
You’ll find a combination of fresh seasonal cuisine, rustic yet elegant charm and enchanting outdoor dining that will keep you coming back time and again. Have a cocktail in the lounge while listening to live piano Thurs–Sat evenings, or sample their new bar menu outside in the new fire pit area. Enjoy a three-course prix fixe dinner in the dining room every Tuesday and Wednesday and great Happy Hour specials weekdays, 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Junto
Olde Ridge Village Shoppes
100 Ridge Rd.
484-547-8041; JuntoBYOB.com

Chester Springs

Limoncello Chester Springs
499 W. Uwchlan Ave.
610-524-3112; LimoncelloRestaurant.com
See their listing under West Chester.

Yellow Springs Inn
1657 Art School Rd.
610-827-7477; YellowSpringsInn.com

Concordville

Concordville Inn
Baltimore Pk. (Rt. 1)
610-459-2230; ConcordvilleInn.com

Downingtown

Amani’s BYOB
105 E. Lancaster Ave.
484-237-8179; AmanisBYOB.com

Station Taproom
207 W. Lancaster Ave.
484-593-0560; StationTaproom.com

Victory Brewing Company
420 Acorn Ln.
610-873-0881; VictoryBeer.com

Drexel Hill

Shere-E-Punjab
Drexel Line Shopping Center, 5059 State Rd.
484-452-8140; ShereEPunjab.com

Exton

Al Pastor
Eagleview Town Ctr., 560 Wellington Sq.
484-341-8886; EatAlPastor.com
Al Pastor, a modern-Mexican eatery is now open in Eagleview Town Center. Along with Bella Vista, these two restaurant concepts are heralded by former Stephen Starr alums Justin Weathers and Chef Joe Monnich. Expect a wide range of Mexican influences on favorite dishes in the always-changing menu—and don’t miss the signature Pork Belly Al Pastor Tacos! Make your reservations now.

Allegria Ristorante
8 E. Welsh Pool Rd.
610-524-6060; Allegria-PA.com

Appetites on Main
Main Street At Exton, 286 Main St.
610-594-2030; AppetitesOnMain.com
Offering casual American comfort food at a good value. This bar/restaurant has a taproom atmosphere in front and a family/quieter section in back. During warmer months, they open the huge outdoor patio. Happy hour daily, 4 to 6, includes $2.50 select domestics, $1 off all appetizers, craft beer and cocktails. Daily drink and food specials (H price wings on Monday). Open daily 11 am to 2 am, full menu until 1:30 am.

Bella Vista
Eagleview Town Ctr., 560 Wellington Sq.
484-341-8621; EatBellaVista.com
Bella Vista, a trattoria-style Italian restaurant is now open in Eagleview Town Center. Along with Al Pastor, these two restaurant concepts are heralded by former Stephen Starr alums Justin Weathers and Chef Joe Monnich. Only the freshest ingredients, handmade pastas and pizzas will be featured in the always-changing menu. Make your reservations now.

Brickside Grille
Eagleview Town Ctr., 540 Wellington Sq.
610-321-1600; BricksideGrille.com
Innovative American cuisine with ethnic influences in an upscale, casual atmosphere. Oyster bar, Sunday Brunch, and Banquet facilities. Open Mon–Sat, from 11 am; Sun, from 10 am.

Buca di Beppo
300 Main St.
610-524-9939; BucaDiBeppo.com

The Drafting Room
Colonial 100 Shoppes (Rt. 100)
610-363-0521; Drafting-Room.com

Duling–Kurtz House & Country Inn
146 S. Whitford Rd.
610-524-1830; DulingKurtz.com

Eagleview Farmers Market
540 Wellington Square
610-836-1391; GrowingRootsPartners.com

Nudy’s Café
Eagleview Town Ctr., 541 Wellington Sq.
610-458-7667; NudysCafes.com
Nudy’s, now with 7 locations in Chester County, has been comforting diners in a casual setting for breakfast and lunch since 1979. With over 110 items on the menu, there’s a meal for everyone’s taste from young children to college students and their families. They also do corporate catering. Mon–Fri, 7 to 4; Sat–Sun, 7 to 3.

The Pour House
116 N. Pottstown Pk.
610-280-7900; PJsPourHouse.com

Red Star Craft House
146 Exton Square Mall
610-524-5893; RedStarCraftHouse.com

Ron’s Original Bar & Grille
74 E. Uwchlan Ave. (Rt. 113)
610-594-9900; RonsOriginal.com
Serving real food, for the health of it! Prepared from scratch on site daily with all natural ingredients. American/Italian cuisine with daily specials and a School Night Value Menu Sun–Thurs. Live music, Wed–Fri–Sat; Happy hour, Mon–Fri, from 5 to 7. Lunch and Dinner, Mon–Thurs, 11 to 9:30; Fri, 11 to 11; Sat, 11 to 10; Sun, 11:30 to 9. Bar is open until midnight; Thurs until 1 am, Fri–Sat until 2 am.

SNAP Custom Pizza
291 Main St.
484-875-5800; SnapCustomPizza.com

Suburban Beer Garden
Coming soon to Wellington Square.

Vickers Tavern
Corner of E. Welsh Pool Rd. & Gordon Dr.
610-363-7998; VickersTavern.com

Glen Mills

Bluefin Sushi & Asian Cuisine
Cross Road Center, 1102 Baltimore Pk.
610-459-2055; BlueFinGlenMills.com

Byrsa Bistro
128 Glen Mills Rd.
610-444-3277; ByrsaBistro.com

Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
549 Wilmington-West Chester Pk.
610-358-1005; HarvestSeasonalGrill.com

Not Your Average Joe’s
561 Glen Eagle Sq. 610-500-2222
NotYourAverageJoes.com/GlenMills

Shere-E-Punjab
301 Byers Dr.
484-841-6345; ShereEPunjab.com
See their listing under Media.

Terrain Garden Café
914 Baltimore Pk.; 610-459-6030
ShopTerrain.com/Glen-Mills-Restaurant

Zoë’s Kitchen
1751 Wilmington Pk. Ste. B-1
484-800-8914; ZoesKitchen.com
Other locations: Newtown Square, Wayne,
Bryn Mawr, Collegeville

Glenmoore

Ludwig’s Village Market & Catering
2918 Conestoga Rd.
610-458-0700; LudwigsVillageMarket.com
They are a locally owned and operated epicurean market and caterer in northern Chester County, offering freshly made soups, mouthwatering sandwiches and salads, in addition to fresh meats, seafood and gourmet market selections. From exquisitely prepared foods to-go, intimate to extravagant catered events, gastronomic demonstrations and personal chef services, make them a top choice for all things culinary.

Honey Brook
Restaurant at Wyebrook Farm
150 Wyebrook Rd.
610-942-7481; WyebrookFarm.com

Kennett Square

Country Butcher Fine Foods Market
145 S. Walnut St.
610-444-5980; CountryButcherMarket.com

Floga Bistro
826 E. Baltimore Pk.
610-444-6500; FlogaBistro.com

Half Moon Restaurant & Saloon
108 W. State St.
610-444-7232; HalfMoonRestaurant.com

Kaboburritos Mediterranean Grill
The Market at Liberty Place, 148 W. State St. 610-880-6074; KaboBurritos.com

Kennett Square Inn
201 E. State St.
610-444-5687; KennettInn.com

La Verona
114 E. State St.
610-444-2244; LaVeronaPA.com
Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, highlighting the northern region of Italy, they’re committed to making your meal a memorable one, with professional service in a welcoming social atmosphere. There’s a private dining area for parties up to 65. Join them for Happy Hour, Mon–Fri, 4 to 6. Serving lunch and dinner, Mon–Thurs, 11:30 to 9:30; Fri, until 10; Sat, noon to midnight; Sun, noon to 9.

Lily Asian Restaurant
104 W. State St.
610-925-3700; LilySushiAndGrill.com
Drawing fans in Kennett since 2011, this stylish, modern Asian restaurant serves Japanese, Chinese and Thai dishes insisting on high quality food, freshly prepared with the finest ingredients. Meet friends for lunch, have dinner with family or come for a celebration. Tuesday is all-you-can eat sushi. BYOB, enjoy the comfortable ambience, delicious food and excellent service. Lunch and dinner 7 days, Sun–Thurs, 10:30 to 9:30; Fri–Sat, 10:30 to 10:30.

M&M Catering BBQ & Smoked Meats
The Market at Liberty Place
610-235-6375; TheMarketAtLibertyPlace.com

Nomadic Pies
132 W. State St.
610-857-7600; NomadicPies.com

Sovana Bistro
696 Unionville Rd.
610-444-5600; SovanaBistro.com

Sunrise Café & Tearoom
127 E. State St.
610-444-8141; SunriseCafeKSQ.com

Talula’s Table
102 W. State St.
610-444-8255; TalulasTable.com

The Creamery
401 Birch St.
484-732-7040; KennettCreamery.com

Two Stones Pub
843 E. Baltimore Pk.
610-444-3940; TwoStonesPub.com

Victory at Magnolia
650 W. Cypress St.
484-730-1870; VictoryBrewing.com

Kimberton

The Kimberton Inn
2105 Kimberton Rd.
610-933-8148; KimbertonInn.com

King of Prussia

Creed’s Seafood & Steaks
499 N. Gulph Rd.
610-265-2550; CreedsKOP.com

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
King of Prussia Town Center, 200 Main St.
610-337-4810; Davios.com/KoP

The Fat Ham
KOP Mall, 350 Mall Blvd.
610-765-4045; SbragaDining.com

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Kind of Prussia Town Center, 155 Main St.
484-965-9655; FogoDeChao.com

Hai Street Kitchen & Co.
KOP Mall, 160 N. Gulph Rd.
610-290-8576; HaiStreetKitchen.com

Nicoletta Pizzeria
KOP Mall, 350 Mall Blvd., 610-312-0171
Simon.com/Mall/King-of-Prussia

Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar
King of Prussia Town Center, 250 Main St.
484-965-9779; PaladarLatinKitchen.com

Pizzeria Vetri
KOP Mall, 640 W. DeKalb Pk.
267-422-4201; PizzeriaVetri.com

sweetgreen
KOP Mall, 350 Mall Blvd.
610-312-0195; Sweetgreen.com

Lancaster

Gibraltar
931 Harrisburg Pk.
717-397-2790; GibraltarGrille.com

Lancaster Brewing Company
302 N. Plum St.
717-391-6258; LancasterBrewing.com

The Pressroom
26–28 W. King St.
717-399-5400; PressroomRestaurant.com

Stockyard Inn
1147 Lititz Pk.
717-394-7975; StockyardInn.com

Malvern

Anthony’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant
127 W. King St., 610-647-7400
AnthonysItalianRestaurant.com

Bunha Faun
152 Lancaster Pk.
610-651-2836; BunhaFaun.net

Cedar Hollow Inn
2455 Yellow Springs Rd.
610-296-9006; CedarHollowInn.com

Christopher’s
335 E. King St. 484-568-4127
ChristophersANeighborhoodPlace.com

The Classic Diner
352 W. Lancaster Ave.
610-725-0515; TheClassicDinerPA.com

The Farmhouse Bistro
39 Conestoga Rd.
610-647-8060; TheFarmhouseBistro.com

General Warren
9 Old Lancaster Rd.
610-296-3637; GeneralWarren.com
A charming 18th-century historic country inn serving new American cuisine paired with classic Continental specialties. Fresh fish, steaks, lamb, small plates, vegetarian and vegan entrées, too. Private party rooms for 15 to 60 guests. Rehearsal dinners and intimate weddings. Beautiful Springhouse Terrace for al fresco dining and all-season receptions. Eight lovely guest suites available for overnight accommodations. Lunch, Mon–Fri, 11:30 to 2:30; Dinner, Mon–Sat, 5 to 10.

The Hunt Room at the Desmond
1 Liberty Blvd.
610-296-9800; DesmondGV.com

Jimmy’s BBQ
309 Lancaster Ave.
610-879-8805; JimmysBBQ.com

Malvern Buttery
233 E. King St.
610-296-2534; MalvernButtery.com

Margaret Kuo’s Mandarin Restaurant
190 Lancaster Ave.
610-647-5488; MargaretKuo.com

The Office Bar & Grille
1021 Morehall Rd.
484-318-7806; TheOfficeBarAndGrille.com

Restaurant Alba
7 W. King St.
610-644-4009; RestaurantAlba.com

Tonino’s Pizza & Pasta Co.
235 Lancaster Ave.
610-240-9566; ToninosPizzaAndPasta.com
This is a family-run business that prides itself in using the freshest ingredients to make authentic homemade Neapolitan pizza, pasta and signature Italian dishes. They invite you to come in and dine, BYOB, Mon–Sat, for lunch and dinner, Sun, noon to 9 pm.

Media

320 Market Café
21 W. State St.
610-565-8320; The320MarketCafe.com

Azie Restaurant
217 W. State St.
610-566-4750; Azie-Restaurant.com

Brazuca Brazilian Restaurant
1032 N. Providence Rd.
484-444-2788; BrazucaBRC.com

Desert Rose
305 W. State St.
484-442-8012; DesertRoseMediaPA.com

Dominic’s
100 State St.
610-627-2011; DominicsHandCarved.com

Fellini Café Trattoria
106 W. State St.
610-892-7616; FellinisCafe.com

Hidalgo
30 W. State St., 484-443-8945
Facebook.com/HidalgoTasteofMexico

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
30 E State St.
610-627-9000; IronHillBrewery.com
See their listing under West Chester.

Jaco Juice & Taco Bar
21 W. State St.
484-444-2838; JacoJuiceAndTaco.com

Margaret Kuo’s Media
4–6 W. State St.
610-892-0115; MargaretKuo.com

La Porta
1192 Middletown Rd.
610-358-5104; LaPortaRistorante.com

La Na Thai French Cuisine
33 W. State St.
610-892-7787; LaNaBYOB.com

Quotations Restaurant
37 E. State St. 610-627-2515; On Facebook

Riddle Ale House
1073 W. Baltimore Pk.
610-566-9984; RiddleAleHouse.com

Shere-E-Punjab
208 W. State St.
610-891-0400; ShereEPunjab.com

Tagine
111 W State St.
610-566-6101; TagineMedia.com

Tom’s Dim Sum
13 E. State St.
610-566-6688; TomsDimSum.com

Mendenhall

Mendenhall Inn
323 Kennett Pk., Rt. 52
610-388-1181; MendenhallInn.com

Newtown Square

Firepoint Grill
3739 West Chester Pk.
484-428-3093; FirepointGrill.com

Ristorante La Locanda
4989 West Chester Pk. (Rt. 3)
610-353-7033; LaLocandaPA.com

Teca Newtown Square
191 Newtown Street Rd.
484-420-4010; TecaNewtownSquare.com

Teikoku
5492 West Chester Pk.
610-644-8270; TeikokuRestaurant.com

Tratorria Giuseppe
4799 W. Chester Pk.
610-353-4871; Mussotra.com

Paoli
Le Saigon Restaurant
82 E. Lancaster Ave.
610-889-4870; LeSaigon.com

Trattoria San Nicola
4 Manor Rd.
610-695-8990; SanNicola.net

Phoenixville

Bistro On Bridge
210 Bridge St.
610-935-7141; BistroOnBridge.com

Black Lab Bistro
248 Bridge St.
610-935-5988; BlackLabBistro.net

Gangster Vegan Organics 2
6 Gay St.
610-616-0000; GangsterVegan.com

Great American Pub Hotel, Bar & Grill
148 Bridge St.
610-917-3333; GreatAmericanPub.com

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
130 E. Bridge St.
610-983-9333; IronHillBrewery.com
See their listing under West Chester.

Majolica
258 Bridge St.
610-917-0962; MajolicaRestaurant.com

Marly’s BYO
106 Bridge St.
610-933-7471; MarlysRestaurant.com

Pepperoncini Sotto Restaurant & Bar
184 Bridge St.
484-924-8429; PepperonciniRestaurant.com

Seven Stars Inn
263 Hoffecker Rd.
610-495-5205; SevenStarsInn.com

Sips Bistro & Bar
400 Bridge St.
484-924-9721; SipsPhoenixville.com

Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery
520 Kimberton Rd.
610-935-4540; SlyFoxBeer.com

Soltane Café
138 Bridge St., 610-933-1819
CamphillSoltane.org/Soltane-Cafe

Stable 12 Brewing Company
368 Bridge St.
610-715-2665; Stable12.com

Thai L’Elephant
301 Bridge St.
610-935-8613; ThaiLElephant.com

Vecchia Pizzeria
249 Bridge St.
610-933-1355; VecchiaPizzeria.com

Pine Forge

Gracie’s 21st Century Café
1534 Manatawny Rd.
610-323-4004; Gracies21stCentury.com

Pottstown

Sly Fox Tasting Room
520 Kimberton Rd.
610-935-4540; SlyFoxBeer.com

Radnor

333 Belrose Bar & Grill
333 Belrose La.
610-293-1000; 333Belrose.com

Estia Greek Taverna
222 N. Radnor-Chester Rd.
484-581-7124; EstiaTaverna.com

Pietro’s Pizzeria & Birreria
236 N. Radnor-Chester Rd.
484-367-7072; PietrosPizza.com

St Davids

Glenmorgan Bar & Grill
593 E. Lancaster Ave.
610-341-3188; Glenmorgan.com

The Radnor Hotel
591 E. Lancaster Ave.
610-341-3188; RadnorHotel.com

St. Peter’s Village

The Inn at St. Peter’s Village
3471 St. Peter’s Rd.
610-469-2600; TheInnAtSaintPeters.com

Springfield

Tavola Restaurant + Bar

Tavola Restaurant + Bar
400 W. Sproul Rd.
Springfield Country Club
610-543-2100; Tavolas.com
Casually refined dining blending Italian and American cuisines. Brick oven classics and contemporary menu selections with seasonal ingredients. The heated outdoor bar and lounge features excellent golf course views, fire pits and glass enclosures for drinks and dining year-round. DJs and live, local acoustic music weekly. Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Mon–Thurs, 11 am to midnight; Fri–Sat, 11 am to 2 am; Sun, 10 am to midnight.


Swarthmore

Broad Table Tavern
10 S. Chester Rd.
610-543-7500; TheInnAtSwat.com

Toughkenamon

Brown Derby
1470 Baltimore Pk.
610-268-8252; FireHillPub.com

Unionville

Catherine’s Restaurant
1701 W. Doe Run Rd.
610-347-2227; CatherinesRestaurant.com

Foxfire at The Stone Barn
Rt. 842, (3 mi. N. of Rt. 1)
610-347-2414; TheStoneBarn.com

Villanova

Azie On Main
789 E. Lancaster Ave.
610-527-5700; AzieOnMain.com

Avenue Kitchen
789 E. Lancaster Ave.
610-525-3950; AveKitchen.com

Wayne

A Taste of Britain
Eagle Village Shops, 503 W. Lancaster Ave.
610-971-0390; ATasteOfBritainInWayne.com
Having recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary in August, this charming tea shop offers Full Afternoon Tea and light lunches. Private parties on Sunday. Retail area with British groceries, loose leaf teas, and tea gifts. Trays of tea sandwiches, salads, scones, and more available for take out. BYO. Catering available. Open Mon–Sat, 10 to 5. Reservations recommended.

Ardé Osteria & Pizzeria
133 N. Wayne Ave.
484-580-6786; ArdeWayne.com

Autograph Brasserie
503 W. Lancaster Ave.
610-964-2588; AutographBrasserie.com
A modern American brasserie celebrating individuals and cuisines who have left their signature on popular culture. Chef Ralph Fernandez’s contemporary menu is inspired by the flavors and classic dishes from France, Spain, Italy and America using the best ingredients available featuring the finest steaks from ranches throughout the Midwest, fresh seafood and hand-made pastas complemented with an impressive wine and specialty cocktail list. Open for lunch, weekend brunch and dinner.

Black Powder Tavern
1164 Valley Forge Rd.
610-293-9333; BlackPowderTavern.com
Located just outside Valley Forge National Historical Park, combining local flavors (edible and sip-able) with American history. The menu features a variety of small and entrée-sized plates and highlights the flavors, ingredients and culinary trends Philadelphia has become known for that pair well with their extensive craft beer offerings. Ask about private dining options. Open Mon–Thurs, 11 to 10 pm; Fri–Sat, 11 to 11 pm; Sun, 10:30 to 9, brunch until 2.

Christopher’s A Neighborhood Place
108 N. Wayne Ave., 610-687-6558
ChristophersANeighborhoodPlace.com

The Goat’s Beard
103 N. Wayne Ave.
484-584-4979; TheGoatsBeardWayne.com

Margaret Kuo’s, Wayne
175 E. Lancaster Ave.
610-688-7200; MargaretKuo.com

Matador
110 N. Wayne Ave.
484-580-8303; MatadorRestaurante.com

Paramour
139 E. Lancaster Ave.
610-977-0600; ParamourWayne.com

The Silverspoon Restaurant
503 W. Lancaster Ave., Eagle Village
610-688-7646; SilverspoonWayne.com

Teresa’s Café and Next Door Bar
120–126 N. Wayne Ave.
610-293-9909; Teresas-Cafe.com

Vecchia Pizzeria
134 N. Wayne Ave.
484-580-6135; On Facebook

White Dog Café
200 W. Lancaster Ave.
610-225-3700; WhiteDog.com/Wayne
White Dog features warm hospitality, inspiring and award winning food, surrounded by charming and whimsical dog décor and artwork. There are four distinctive dining areas each with their own charm and personality, in addition to the outdoor patio. Chef Zach Grainda has a passion for creating inspiring flavorful dishes that change monthly using the freshest local and seasonal ingredients available. All three locations, including Haverford and University City, are open daily.

West Chester


(See the West Chester article in this issue for more dining options.)

Avalon Restaurant
116 E. Gay St.
610-436-4100; AvalonRestaurant.net

Boxcar Brewpub
142 W. Market St.
BoxCarBrewingCompany.com

The Classic Diner
16 E. Gay St.
484-947-0809; TheClassicDinerPA.com

The Couch Tomato
31 W. Gay St.
484-887-0241; TheCouchTomato.com
The Couch Tomato Café has quickly become THE destination for a healthy, quick-service meal. It has won many awards including “Best Healthy Lunch,” “Best Pizza,” “Best Gluten-Free” and “Best Soups” just to name a few. You’ll find wood-fired brick oven pizzas and an amazing outdoor roof deck. They consistently source organic and local produce, hormone and preservative-free meats, and an overall “natural” product whenever possible, going that extra mile!

Dilworthtown Inn & The Inn Keeper’s Kitchen
Old Wilmington Pk.
610-399-1390; Dilworthtown.com

Éclat Chocolate
24 S. High St.
610-692-5206; EclatChocolate.com

High Street Caffe / Vudu Lounge
322 S. High St.
610-696-7435; HighStreetCaffe.com

i–Pasta
134 E. Gay St.
484-887-0760; iPasta.net

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
3 W. Gay St.
610-738-9600; IronHillBrewery.com
Find fine handcrafted beers, creative yet informal cuisine, and friendly, attentive service in a casual, upscale atmosphere. They’re passionate about producing distinctive, full-flavored handcrafted beers, accompanied by fresh–from–scratch New American cuisine with a knowledgeable and courteous service staff. More locations in Ardmore, Huntingdon Valley, Lancaster, Media, Newark, Phoenixville and Wilmington.

Jaco Juice & Taco Bar
8 W. Gay St.
610-436-4177; JacoJuiceAndTaco.com

Kildare’s
18–22 W. Gay St.
610-431-0770; KildaresPubWC.com

Kooma
123 N. Church St.
610-430-8980; KoomaRestaurants.com

La Baguette Magique
202 W. Market St.
610-620-4729; MagicBaguette.com
An authentic taste of France in the heart of West Chester. Artisanal, all-natural bread baked fresh every day, luscious French vienoisserie, the best croissants this side of the Atlantic and a savory array of lunch options. Open every day but Monday, eat in or take home. Catering orders and private on-site events custom designed.

Landmark Americana
158 W. Gay St.
610-701-9900; LandmarkAmericana.com

Limoncello Ristorante
9 N. Walnut St.
610-436-6230; LimoncelloRestaurant.com
Serving Southern Italian cuisine and featuring a full-service bar and a charming atmosphere for private functions and banquets. Happy hour, Mon–Fri, 4 to 6:30. Lunch buffet Mon–Fri, 11:30 to 2:00; BYO, Sun, Mon, Tues, $5 corkage. Daily lunch and dinner. Off-premise catering available.

The Lincoln Room
28 W. Market St.
610-696-2102; LincolnRoomWestChester.com

Lorenzo and Sons Pizza
27 N. High St.
484-999-8756; LorenzoAndSonsPizza.com

Más Mexicali Cantina
102 E. Market St.
610-918-6280; MasMexicali.com
Owners Joanne and John Caulfield invite you to enjoy award-winning Mexicali Fresh cuisine with a rock-n-roll flair in the first floor Cantina, second floor Velvet Lounge & Tequila Bar or “Más on the Roof” with a great view. The hip Cantina ambiance sets the stage for family favorites like traditional tacos, plus veggies and tofu, too. Perfect and unique spot for your next private party or catering for your offsite event.  

The Mediterranean Restaurant
150 W. Gay St.
610-431-7074; TheMedWCPA.com

Pica’s Restaurant
1233 West Chester Pk.
610-789-7770; Picas-Restaurant.com

Pietro’s Prime Steakhouse & Martini Bar
125 W. Market St.
484-760-6100; PietrosPrime.com
Family owned and operated, Pietro’s Prime is the place to eat in West Chester, serving nothing but prime beef and fresh seafood in a casual, comfortable atmosphere. They have live music in the bar Wed–Sat. Lunch Mon–Sat, 11 to 4. Dinner Sun–Sat, 4 until ... Bar is open until 2 am. Come have a drink and or a bite to see what you’re missing!

Roots Cafe
133 E. Gay St.
610-455-0100; RootsCafeWC.com

Ryan’s Pub
124 W. Gay St.
610-344-3934; Ryans-Pub.com

Saloon 151 Whiskey Bar & Grill
151 W. Gay St.
610-701-8489; Saloon151.com
Saloon 151’s menu features slow cooked meats, hand cut fries, mix and match craft beers to go, and, of course, an extensive whiskey and craft beer list. The interior is pure country and they have daily Happy Hour specials. They also have great live music inside and on the outdoor patio, weather permitting. Open daily, 11 am to 2 am.

Side Bar & Restaurant
10 E. Gay St.
610-429-8297; SideBarAndRestaurant.com

Social Lounge & Bar
29 E. Gay St.
610-738-3948; TheSocialWC.com

Spence on High
312 S. High St.
610-738-8844; Spence312.com

Sprout Music Collective
130 E. Prescott Alley
610-696-6006; SproutMusic.org

Teca
38 E. Gay St.
610-738-8244; TecaWC.com

T’Ever Café
124 E Market St.
484-787-6187; T-EverCafe.com

Westtown Meat Market & Deli
1030 Old Wilmington Pk.
610-696-5588; WesttownMeatMarket.com

The Wildflower Chef
610-715-8159
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The Wildflower Chef is an organic meal delivery service based in Chester County. Meals are 100% customized to meet your needs, and are delivered ready to heat and serve. From gluten-free to dairy-free, low-sodium to vegan, the Wildflower team can accommodate many special dietary needs, all while maintaining a focus on healthy and organic cuisine. Perfect time-saver for busy families and working parents. Email or call to place an order.

West Grove

Twelves Grill & Cafe
10 Exchange Place.
610-869-4020; TwelvesGrill.com

West Marlborough

The Whip TavernThe Whip Tavern
1383 N. Chatham Rd.
610-383-0600; TheWhipTavern.com
Nestled in the Chester County countryside, the warm and inviting atmosphere of this English pub radiates at the heart of horse country. If you’re nearby, stop and settle in for a cozy toast by the fire and share glad tidings and flavours from The Whip. Enjoy traditional pub fare and American favorites. BYO for wine or choose from over 50 seasonal, local and imported beers. Lunch, 11 to 4; dinner Sun, Mon, Wed, Thurs, 4 to 9, Fri–Sat, 4 to 10; brunch, Sun, 11 to 2.

Westtown

Westtown Amish Market
1165 Wilmington Pk.
610-492-5700; WesttownAmishMarket.net

 

DELAWARE

Centreville

Buckley’s Tavern
5812 Kennett Pk.
302-656-9776; BuckleysTavern.com

Montchanin

Krazy Kat’s
Rt. 100 & Kirk Rd.
At the Inn at Montchanin Village
302-888-4200; KrazyKatsRestaurant.com

Wilmington

Chelsea Tavern
821 N. Market St.
302-482-3333; ChelseaTavern.com

Domaine Hudson Wine Bar
1314 N. Washington St.
302-655-9463; DomaineHudson.com

Harry’s Fish Market and Grill
101 S. Market St.
302-777-1500; HarrysSeafoodGrill.com

Hotel du Pont, The Green Room
11th & Market Sts., 302-594-3154
HotelduPont.com/Dining/Green-Room.com

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
620 Justison St.
302-472-2739; IronHillBrewery.com
See their listing under West Chester.

La Fia
421 N. Market St.
302-543-5574; LaFiaWilmington.com

Merchant Bar
426 N. Market St.
302-543-5574; MerchantBarWilmington.com

Mikimotos Asian Grill & Sushi Bar
1212 Washington St.
302-656-8638; Mikimotos.com

Tonic Bar & Grille
111 W. 11th St.
302-777-2040; TonicBarGrille.com

 


Raise a Glass

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Berwyn

La Cabra
642 Lancaster Ave.
610-240-7908; LaCabraBrewing.com

Elverson

Brandywine Branch Distillery & Bistro
350 Warwick Rd., 610-901-3668
BrandywineBranchDistillers.com

Kennett Square

Kennett Brewing Company
109 S. Broad St.
KennettBrewingCompany.com

Paradocx Vineyard
The Market at Liberty Place,148 W. State St.
610-255-5684; Paradocx.com
Paradocx Vineyard at The Market at Liberty Place offers guests a unique wine and beer experience in downtown Kennett Square. You are able to enjoy wine and beer by the flight to explore their menus and challenge your pallet. They also offer local artisan cheese and gourmet crackers for pairings. Paradocx wine is also available for purchase by the bottle, pouch and can to bring home as well as your favorite BYOB restaurant.

Media

Sterling Pig Brewery
609 W. State St.
484-444-2526; SterlingPig.com

Pairings Cigar Bar
12 W. State St.
610-565-1895; PairingsCigarBar.com
A premier full-service cigar bar and store with stick and box purchase options. Come for the cigars … stay for the experience. Pair your cigars with one of over 40 beers, a signature cocktail, their extensive bourbon and scotch selection, espresso, coffee, dessert or small plate in an unparalleled luxury setting along Media’s State Street.

Phoenixville

Baba’s Brew
333 Morgan St.
267-738-1973; BabasBrew.com

Bluebird Distilling
100 Bridge St.
610-933-7827; BluebirdDistilling.com

Stable 12 Brewing Company
368 Bridge St.
610-715-2665; Stable12.com

Pottstown

Manatawny Still Works
320 Circle of Progress Dr., Suite 104
484-624-8271; ManatawnyStillWorks.com

Spring City

Tuned Up Brewing Company
135 N. Main St., 610-306-3182
Facebook.com/TunedUpBrewing

West Chester

Marquee Bar and Lounge
at Hotel Warner
120 N. High St,
610-692-6920; HotelWarner.com
Every great hotel is improved by adding a lobby bar and the Marquee Bar and Lounge fills the bill. Stop by after work to relax and meet friends. Enjoy a pre- or post-dinner drink in front of the fireplace. Sip craft beers, wine, cocktails or specialty drinks that brink you back to old Hollywood. Sun–Thurs, 5 to 10; Fri & Sat, 5 to midnight.

 

DELAWARE

Wilmington

Constitution Yards
308 Justison St.
302-407-5192; ConstitutionYards.com 


RIP ~ Restaurant Closings


It’s always sad when a favorite restaurant closes. Here are recent closings and some new restaurants opening in their place.

Downingtown

Barra Rossa, 2016
Now Milito’s Ristorante, Bar, Pizzeria

Chadds Ford

Farmer’s Road Drive Thru, 2016
Opened 2013. Looking for a new location

Glen Mills

Cask Bistro by Desert Rose, 2016
Desert Rose is still open in Media

Kennett Square

Byrsa Bistro, 2016
Byrsa Bistro moved to Glen Mills.
La Madera Bistro at Kennett location

Taste of Puebla, 2016
Now The SawMill Grill

Media

D’Ignazio’s Town House, 2015
New Owners Eli Kahn, Adam Loew, Matt Adams and Rich Miller

Margaret Kuo’s Peking, Granite Run Mall
2015, Mall Closed

Narberth

Carmine’s Creole Café Act II, 2016
Now New Habana, Cuban restaurant

Phoenixville

Buho’s Latin Fusion & Bar, 2016
Location in Exton still open

Newtown Square

Crazy Sofa, 2016
Opened in 2014

Radnor

Susanna Foo, 2015
Now Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
Susanna Foo opened SuGa in Philadelphia

Valley Forge

LP Steaks, Valley Forge Casino, 2016
Now Revolution Chop House

Wayne

Crêperie Béchamel, 2016
Now At the Table

Ella’s American Bistro, 2015
Opened in 2011

West Chester

3 Little Pigs, 2016
Closed after 22 years. Now Spence Café

Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House, 2016
Now The Social Lounge

Kildare’s, 2015
New Owners Dane Grey and Tom Farnase

RapiDOUGH Pizza Pies, 2016
Now Farrell Brothers’s Catering

Wilmington

Deep Blue, 2016
Chef Dan Butler has reopened as Tonic Bar & Grille