4 New Culinary Destinations to Check Out in 2018

From a new brewery to a brunch spot, the Main Line can expect some great new eateries.

With 2018 right around the corner, the Main Line and surrounds will see a wealth of new dining options open to usher in the new year. Here are four spots to have on your radar. 

Now Open

The Rec Room

Conshohocken Brewing Company opened its newest pub, the Rec Room, in Phoenixville. The menu—carefully curated to pair with Conshohocken’s sippable brews like Puddlers Row ESB, H-Town IPA and Burn Everything Rye Porter—is packed with favorites like brewpub wings, Tito’s beef chili, fried pickles, chicken tacos, and truffle fries. Also find the Phoenixville burger, topped with pepper jack cheese, jalapeños, guacamole, pico de gallo and crispy tortilla strips on a Martin’s potato roll. A kid-friendly menu is available, too. The best part? The Rec Room features a game room complete with ping-pong, shuffleboard and foosball.

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230 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (484) 924-8624.

Coming Soon

Green Herb Thai Cuisine

On Jan. 4, Green Herb Thai Cuisine will celebrate its grand opening with free Thai iced teas. The Drexel Hill restaurant has a cozy venue and offers authentic Thai food with some twists. Find sweet to spicy green, yellow, Panang and red curry dishes, pla rad prik (a deep-fried whole fish with house chili sauce and herbs), and classic pad Thai.

4617 State Road, Drexel Hill, (484) 455-7607.

Bacon Me Crazy Café and Market

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If the sizzle of bacon on a skillet is music to your ears and the smell of bacon gets you out of bed in the morning, then you’ll love the newest addition coming to Phoenixville’s restaurant scene. Opening in January, Bacon Me Crazy Café and Market, will offer a minimum of six different bacons made daily. Expect items like thick-cut applewood house bacon, cinnamon chipotle, beer-infused and mesquite chipotle. Try the breakfast specialties like pan-fried hash potatoes with caramelized melted cheddar cheese, an egg sunny-side up and three strips of bacon on top, plus bacon omelettes, bacon waffles, jalapeño bacon mac and cheese, sandwiches and cinnamon rolls with bits of bacon on top. The café will serve breakfast and lunch daily from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. The market will be open daily from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

119 Main St., Phoenixville.

Café Lift

Weekend brunch enthusiasts won’t want to miss Narberht’s Café Lift, which will open in spring. Once construction is completed, this member of the Café Lift family will be nearly double the size of its Philly sister restaurant, with 65 seats and, in pleasant weather, a retractable front window that opens to a landscaped terrace. Expect to find favorites such as the signature breakfast burrito, cannoli French toast, and Jen’s Crespelle (think breakfast rolled into an Italian-style crepe). You’ll also find a tempting selection of to-go baked goods, plus cocktails, and Prosecco on draft.

724 Montgomery Ave., Narberth.

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