Photo courtesy of Gypsy Saloon
Known for its cozy, eclectic flare and modern, approachable fare, Gypsy Saloon in West Conshohocken has undergone a transformation from the cuisine to the décor.
Owners Kim Strengari and Marianne Gere brought chef Tim Kane on board to help expand the menu to include dishes with more of a gastropub style, as well as robust pasta dishes.
Kane, who has more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, most recently worked as the executive chef at the Garrett Hill Ale House in Bryn Mawr. His previous posts include sous chef at the General Warren Inne in Malvern.
New signature items include blackened shrimp or ahi tuna tacos; crepe lasagna; homemade crab ravioli with saffron cream sauce, wild mushrooms and leeks; and truffle fries with short rib, truffle oil, bleu cheese sauce and brown gravy.
In addition to the new menu, Gypsy Saloon’s décor has also undergone a makeover. Keeping to the intimate, eccentric vibe that their loyal customers have come to love, Gere and Strengari selected a similar color palette only a few shades richer and with more texture. Walls were also hand-painted with elegant floral stenciling for extra effect, and light fixtures were replaced with vintage-inspired hanging lanterns and blown glass bulbs.
“Gypsy Saloon has always been the hidden gem of Conshohocken, and we just felt it was time to give it a little polishing,” says Gere. “We didn’t make any dramatic changes, but customers will definitely appreciate the improvements. We are excited to show them off.”
128 Ford St., Conshohocken, (610) 828-8494, www.gypsysaloon.com.