New year means new eats! Add dining local to your list of resolutions and try these new spots around the Main Line region in 2022. Some brand new and some coming soon, these 18 dining spots are must-tries around the area.
Suburban Brewing Company’s Eric Yost and Corey Ross recently debuted their 322 Taproom, a 10-barrel brewhouse with an outdoor patio. The food menu includes burgers, nachos, egg rolls and a selection of vegan options.
3041 Horseshoe Pike, Honeybrook, (484) 514-9550
Antonio and Giuliano Presta are already wowing diners with an elevated Italian-inspired menu of standouts like eggplant fritters, dayboat scallops, and nduja-and-ricotta tortellini in pork bone broth. Try the signature Philly Phizz cocktail.
8235 Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill, (267) 766-3431
At the third iteration of Ahmed Chraga’s popular BYOB concept, the menu is more Italian-focused, with house-made pastas and pizzas. The bar features unique wine blends and local brews.
34 E. Street Road, West Chester, (610) 444-3277
People’s Light’s rehabbed on-site eatery has a new look, a new name and a new menu. It occupies three rooms of an 18th-century farmhouse with two working fireplaces. Look for everything from fried chicken and waffles to a vegan shepherd’s pie. A popular Thursday-night live music series features local musicians.
39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, (610) 647-1631, ext. 158
This under-the-radar food court gem has street taco aficionados over the moon.
276 Exton Square Mall, Exton, (484) 378-6908
Fudi Fast Food is a plant-based rebranding effort by Bryn Davis of Bryn & Dane fame. The vegan menu focuses on wraps, bowls and smoothies.
115 Plymouth Road, Plymouth Meeting, (610) 825-6794
Issho Sushi and Steakhouse has been wowing Asian cuisine aficionados at bustling Exton Crossroads. Highlights include sushi, sashimi, soups and hibachi dinners. Save room for the fried cheesecake.
216 N. Pottstown Pike, Exton, (610) 280-3000
A new concept by James Beard Award finalist and Top Chef winner Nicholas Elmi, Lark spotlights sustainable seafood, handmade pastas, heritage meats, local vegetables, craft cocktails and a thoughtfully curated wine list.
Ironworks at Pencoyd Landing, 611 Righters Ferry Road, Bala Cynwyd, (484) 434-8766
Named after his dad, chef Erin Morrison’s Peter Clark Kitchen offers a plethora of savory grab-and-go entrees, soups, salads and more. Morrison’s fine-tuned private dining experiences are also getting rave reviews.
698 E. Market St., Unit 3, West Chester, (610) 783-3004
First Devon and now KOP Town Center. Expect Neapolitan-style pizzas from a focused menu using only the freshest ingredients.
150 Main St., King of Prussia; (267) 422-4201
With R5 Wines, Kieran and Kristie Sheppard Robinson have created a oenophile’s tasting oasis to showcase their Sonoma, Calif.-produced label. Online ordering options are available, as well.
206 E Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (484) 364-4504
The Philly-based Thirsty Dice Board Game Café is expanding soon to Ardmore. The old-school interactive gaming concept is matched with menu items like Par-Cheesey Nachos and a Battleship Flatbread, plus its infamous boozy milkshakes.
One Ardmore Place, Ardmore, (215) 765-2679
Von C Brewing Co.’s Rick, Eric and Jay von Czoernig are sixth-generation brewers, dating back to 1860 when great, great, great grandfather Christian Schmidt founded Schmidt’s Brewery in Philadelphia. These days, the focus is on IPAs. Food trucks are also onsite.
1210 Stanbridge St., Suite 300, Norristown.
The former McKenzie Brew House space is huge, but it maintains a certain coziness thanks cushioned booths and a multitude of fireplaces. The massive bar offers beer made onsite, and there’s also a stellar happy hour cocktail and food menu.
324 Swedesford Road, Berwyn, (484) 318-8538
Win Signature Restaurant Group is slated to open the latest version of its Blue Elephant concept in the former Matador space on North Wayne Avenue in Wayne.
Chickie’s & Pete’s is headed to The Grove in Malvern.
West Chester’s Gemelli Artisanal Gelato & Dessert Café is expanding north to Phoenixville.
Inspired by the dining cars of the 1940s, The Pullman Restaurant & Bar is taking over the former trackside Tango location in Bryn Mawr.