10 Can’t-Miss Spots to Try for Main Line Today Restaurant Week

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Main Line Today Restaurant Week is the perfect time to dine out at dozens of local eateries and sample seasonal menus.

It’s time for the biggest dining event in the Philadelphia suburbs! Visit a local favorite or try a new restaurant during Main Line Today‘s Restaurant Week, running November 5-18.

Each eatery has put together a special prix-fixe menu with favored selections of must-try items. Multi-course lunch options are priced at $25, $30 or $35, and dinner offerings are available at the $35, $40 or $55 tiers. Find all the participating restaurants and their menus here.

Ready to make your reservations? Here’s a preview of some of the eateries you can dine at during Restaurant Week.

A Taste of Britain

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An elegant, four-course sampling is available for lunch at this Wayne tearoom. Items like Welsh rarebit and tea sandwiches pair perfectly with a spot of tea.

503 Lancaster Ave., Wayne; (610) 971-0390

Al Pastor

 

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Located at Eagleview in Exton, this spot is a favorite for modern Mexican eats. Menu highlights include items like tortilla soup, crispy cauliflower burrito and Santa  Fe chicken tacos.

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560 Wellington Sq., Exton; (484) 341-8886

Autograph Brasserie

 

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Who doesn’t love this classic Main Line hotspot? If you haven’t been, it’s the perfect time to stop in for lunch or dinner. Afternoon fare includes mussels, French dip and grilled chicken paillard, while the evening menu is elevated with pan-seared salmon, chicken Milanese and lobster gnocchi sardi.

503 W Lancaster Ave., Wayne; (610) 964-2588

Bar Alimentari at Di Bruno Bros.

 

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Bar Alimentari is opting in for lunch and dinner seven days a week. From combos like San Marzano tomato soup and the house of (grilled) cheese to heartier options like the cacio e pepe and roasted branzino, Bar Alimentari offers a delightful dining experience to Main Line area diners.

385 W Lancaster Ave., Wayne; (484) 581-7888

Buena Onda

 

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Celebrity chef Jose Garces offers inspired Mexican cuisine in a relaxed environment—after all, Buena Onda does mean “good vibes.” The restaurant puts together a lunch menu that boasts favorites like classic tacos with short rib, al pastor and chicken ropa vieja, but don’t miss out on the flavorful bowls, either. End the meal on a sweet note with two churro selections.

226 N Radnor Chester Rd., Radnor; (484) 430-4900

Lola’s Garden

 

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Located in Suburban Square, Lola’s Garden puts together a selection of popular menu items utilizing local, seasonal ingredients. Under new head chef Greg Vassos, the restaurant brings a farm-to-table concept delivered with exquisite presentation. Though the menu is ever-changing, favorites like Castle Lalley bloody butcher corn bread, buttermilk fried chicken sandwich and Skuna Bay salmon have become menu mainstays.

51 St Georges Rd., Ardmore; (484) 412-8011

Otto By Polpo

 

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This Bryan Mawr Italian restaurant serves up old favorites in classic fashion. With an extensive menu featuring everything from crudo to risotto, contorni (sides) and antipasti as well as pasta in just about every imaginable variety, there’s something for everyone to love at Otto by Polpo.

52 N Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 880-0001

Rosalie

 

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Known for its Italian soul food, Rosalie serves up lunch and dinner during Restaurant Week. Plenty of yummy bites are on the menu, like branzino, Kennett Square mushroom gnocchi and veal casoncelli.

139 E Lancaster Ave., Wayne; (610) 977-0600

Twenty One Pips

 

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Another newer eatery in our region, Twenty One Pips offers a multi-course meal for Restaurant Week in addition to boardgame fun. This boardgame café is home to over 500 games, so be sure to bring your crew along for a delicious meal served with a side of friendly competition.

24 Cricket Ave., Ardmore; (610) 228-2711

White Dog Cafe

Forever a Main Line favorite, White Dog’s locations in Glen Mills, Haverford and Wayne have signed on for lunch and dinner. Menus differ across all three spots, so you’ll just have to visit each one to avoid missing out.

981 Baltimore Pke., Glen Mills, (610) 822-2100; 379 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, (610) 896-4556; 200 W Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 225-3700

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