12 New Restaurants to Check out in Philadelphia’s Western Suburbs

From Mexican to Moroccan, restaurant growth continues.

Avalon Bistro

The newest incarnation of chef/owner John Brandt-Lee of Avalon West Chester fame, Avalon Bistro will debut any day now. Expect a French-Italian inspired menu, plus live blues and jazz in the intimate neutral-toned interior.

818 Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 520-9700.


Bartaco brings a coastal-inspired Mexican-fusion flair to King of Prussia. Indulge in a plethora of taco-themed plates, guac, salsa and made-to-order rice bowls. Pretty tequila-focused cocktails are perfect for happy hour.

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160 N. Gulph Road, King of Prussia, (610) 510-8226.

Bonchon opening in West Chester pa

Bonchon is set to open this spring in West Chester. Photo courtesy of Bonchon.


Meaning “my hometown” in Korean, Bonchon will open this spring in West Chester. True to its roots, the franchise is a family-friendly establishment, offering a casual dining experience and menu items like wings, japchae and bibimbap.

124 E. Market St., West Chester, (212) 273-1111.

Buena Vista Mexican Restaurant

For a culinary fiesta in Ardmore, head to Buena Vista (which has locations in Malvern and Wayne). Vibrant colors and playful furnishings add authentic ambience. The menu offers items like stuffed jalapenos, quesadillas, tamales, sopes, taquitos and taco platters.

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5 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 649-3041.

Casablanca Moroccan

This new Main Line BYOB evokes a sense of style and fun. Diners can enjoy a fixed seven-course meal on weekends (a la carte on weekdays) that includes authentic North African lamb, beef and chicken platters, kabobs, stuffed grape leaves, b’stella and teas. In-house hookah is expected to debut soon.

1047 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (484) 380-3911.

The Evergreen Bakery

Kennett Square’s newest tennent, Evergreen Bakery, will debut this April and we’re excited to sample Columbian and traditional American breads, while sipping imported single-origin coffees and refreshing smoothies.

216 S. Mill Road, Kennett Square.


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Kung Fu Tea

Kung Fu Tea makes sipping fun with selections of black, melon, oolong and honey bubble tea. Just opened at the beginning of March in Ardmore, the menu also includes slushies, yogurts and crepes. Kung Fu Tea is also set to open a location in Media next month. 

22 W. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 222-5888. 12 E. State St., Media, (610) 756-9888.

La Fava Restaurant & Bar

This Glen Mills restaurant opened in February, boasting a brand new 20-seat bar and expansive, but chic dining room. Look for a menu of Italian cuisine with Greek, Spanish and Provençal influences. Imbibe on classic craft cocktails and a vast selection of wines by the bottle or glass.

1102 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, (484) 840-8603.

Ocean City Coffee Company

You no longer have to go to the shore to enjoy Ocean City Cofee Company, which is now available in the heart of Media. With fresh roasted flavors like bananas foster, cinnamon pecan roll and Hawaiian hazelnut, plus iced lattes, it’s like you’re strolling the boardwalk.

34 W. State St., Media, (609) 399-5533.


Songsan touts Korean fare with a barbecue focus that includes chicken, beef and pork kimchi, bibimbop and ramen. Go all out with a custom table combo for larger groups.

66 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, (610) 642-3184.


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Stove and Tap

Justin Weathers and Jon Monnich are at it again, as their latest concept, Stove and Tap, continues to take shape in the Lincoln Court Shopping Center. The 7500 square-foot restaurant promises a menu of signature brisket, burgers, cedar planked salmon, fried chicken and pot pie. Expect rustic Americana accented with reclaimed wood and metal inside and a U-shaped bar outside.

215 W. Lancaster Ave., Malvern. 

Taco Mar

Taco Mar has moved from High Street into the former Opa Opa (relocating within town as well) along the borough’s bustling Gay Street corridor. Look forward to authentic fresh and affordable Mexican dishes in a refreshed interior.

122 E. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 455-1400.

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