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A Bunch of New Restaurants Have Recently Opened in Philadelphia’s Suburbs

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*Main Line Today encourages all of our readers to practice social distancing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in our community. Restaurants denoted with an astrisk are offering take out or delivery services during the pandemic.

Recently Opened


Meridith Coyle’s third ANEU cafe offers a healthy and organic menu, which she’ll now dish up in King of Prussia. Look for all the usual dietary-friendly options including gluten free, vegetarian, dairy free, vegan, nut free, pescatarian, keto and paleo dishes. This latest iteration will opens March 9.  

120 Valley Green Lane, King of Prussia, (610) 251-9600. 

*Bomba Taco & Rum Bar 

From the Paladar Restaurant Group (which has an outpost of its namesake restaurant in King of Prussia), this Cuban-themed build your-own-taco experience comes to The Grove, Malvern’s newest shopping and dining destination.  

10 Liberty Blvd., Malvern, (216) 591-1625 .  

Hop Fidelity 

For those looking to mix vinyl, art and brews, this music lovers hole-in-the-wall is planning an eventual onsite nanobrewery with a tasting bar. For now, the funky new spot is guest hosting local breweries on select days.  

121 W. Market St., West Chester, (484) 887-8042. 

Levante’s the Stables 

Returning to its original summer pop-up location from two years ago, fans can rejoice at the now year-round second location from the popular West Chester brewery. Recently renovated to include expanded seating and a brick patio, favorite pours and food options are aplenty here Read more about the Stables here 

160 Park Road, Chester Springs, (484) 359-4720. 

*Margaret Kuo’s Kitchen 

With 45 years wowing area diners, fans of Margaret Kuo’s—which has locations in Malvern, Media and Wayne—can now experience the James Beard Foundation featured chef’s newest expansion at the recently built Promenade at Granite RunThe chic black and white space, accented by tangerine, offers comfortable ambiance perfect for enjoying sushi, sashimi and sake.  

1109 W. Baltimore Pike, Media, (610) 891-8880.  

*Melt Shop 

Everything gooey and decedent is the focus at this recent franchise addition to Downingtown. Comfort food includes chicken on a bun, burger melts and tater tots. We recommend the roasted veggie melt.  

1084 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (212) 759-6358. 

*Nom Nom Japanese Kitchen  

Taking over the former Skinny Pizza spot in the Paoli Village Shoppes, this Japanese spot offers  an elevated take on traditional dishes like boa buns, ramen, spicy salmon poke bowls and sushi.  

35 W. Lancaster Ave., Paoli, (610) 232-2608. 

Pinwheel Provisions 

This just opened pop-up experience from Anjali Gupta is an innovative concept offering pre-packaged or buildyour-own options for any dietary needs. Gupta’s home meals are intended to save time and packaging while providing easy-prep meals that are deliciousThe pop-up is currently open Fridays and Saturdays.  

121 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth. 

*Rey Azteca 

This vibrant BYOB spot is perfect for a taste of tex mex cuisine before thanks to its menu of burritos, enchiladas and guac and salsa. Mariachi bands perform on select days.   

4755 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, (484) 427-7803.  

*Sly Fox Taphouse 

The 25-yearold Pottstown-based brewery opened its second location in The Grove. At 5,000 square feet, the beer lovers’ oasis pours from 20 taps, perfect for pairing with pub fare like brick oven baked pizzas, wings, sandwiches and salads. Enjoy open garage doors and a spacious beer garden this spring.  Read more about Sly Fox Taphouse here 

20 Liberty Blvd., Malvern, (484) 328-3567. 

Coming Soon 

Animated Brewing 

Coatesville will be home to a new microbrewery and taphouse this spring. Look for a late March or early April opening.  

Graystone Oyster Bar 

The team behind Mercato, the classic Italian spot in West Chester, is opening a new concept late this spring. Graystone Oyster Bar is setting up shop in a historic brick storefront, where, as the name suggests, oysters will be plentiful.  

Jin Ding 

Following the closure of Yangming, Bryn Mawr natives won’t be left wanting for Asian cuisine thanks to Jin Ding. Thew new restaurant concept is expected to set up shop this year, offering  dim sum and seafood. 


West Chester is booming with restaurant growth. This BYOB farm-to-table concept is expected to open in late spring on West Gay Street.   

Scoops ‘n’ Smiles Ice Cream 

Just in time for the warm weather, Malvern will welcome a new ice cream shop in the space previously occupied by Ice Cream & Coffee. 

Sedona Taphouse 

The Eli Kahn development project 44 West, in the center of the borough of West Chester, will be home to Sedona Taphouse later this year. The anticipated fall arrival of the Arizona-based chain will make it just the second in the area—and the state.  Read our review of the Phoenixville location here 


A&M Factory  

The Frazer eatery shut down the restaurant portion of the business to focus on wholesale operations. 

Appalachian Brewing 

This Western Pennsylvania-based brewery called it quits after a two-year try in the borough of West Chester.  

Cafe Lift  

The Narberth iteration of this popular Philadelphia café closed shop after a year and a half. It was known for its select dinner and cocktail menus and boozy brunches 

DeStarr’s Restaurant/Bar 

After 80 years in business, West Chester’s legendary Greek spot is closing its doors.  

Green Papaya Asian Bistro 

Ardmore’s Green Papaya, which opened just last year, has shuttered.   

Liquid Eatery  

The smoothie and organic salad bar shop, also in West Chester, closed its doors in January.  

Ruby’s Diner 

The Ardmore outpost of Ruby’s Diner is no more. It’s couterpart in Glen Mills, however, remains.  


Once located next to the train station in Bryn Mawr, this restaurant closed its doors after 19 years in business. 

 West Chester Coffee and Ice Cream Bar 

As the culinary scene in West Chester shifts, this spot—known for its espresso drinks and large scoops—closed shop.