Where to Dine in Every Town Around the Main Line

Look no further for your guide to Main Line area's finest restaurants, breweries, distilleries and wineries, curated by our editors.

NOTE: Restaurants listed as BYOB don’t serve alcohol. But you can bring along your own beer, wine or spirits. Call ahead to ask about corkage fees.


Autana Authentic Venezuelan Food.

Tucked away in the Ardmore Station Cafe, this offbeat addition to a fast-growing restaurant scene specializes in arepas (cornmeal cakes), tequeños (breaded cheese sticks) and costillas (ribs). 6 Station Road, (484) 416-5843, autanapa.com. BYOB

Char & Stave.

This coffee spot and cocktail bar from Bluebird Distilling’s Jared Adkins offers a foamy, whiskey-tinged caramel latte that’ll become your new best friend. Pastries are available for breakfast. 21 Rittenhouse Place, (610) 933-7827, charandstave.com.

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The successful Center City concept finds its way to the suburbs, offering authentic Szechuan-Taiwanese cuisine with a spicy kick. Various locations, dandanrestaurant.com.

DePaul’s Table.

The perfect special-occasion spot, Anthony DePaul’s classy Ardmore showpiece marries elegant service with a premier selection of steaks and fresh seafood. 7 E. Lancaster Ave., (610) 589-0500, depaulstable.com.

Lentil & Co.

Funneling their creative energy into superfood bowls, Leanne DelVescovo and Alia Sobel have fully embraced a healthy, feel-good philosophy. They also offer fresh-pressed juices, immunity shots, salads, avocado toasts, spiced nuts and plenty of vegan options. 44 Rittenhouse Place, (484) 414-4917, lentilco.com.

Lola’s Garden.

Boasting prime views of Suburban Square’s courtyard and fountain, Lola’s offers four-season alfresco dining and a modern American menu with ample vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and kids’ options. 51 St. Georges Road, (484) 412-8011, lolasgardenrestaurant.com.

Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft.

This speakeasy-inspired tavern’s comfort fare includes fries with Fontina-cheddar and brisket chunks, and a heavenly charred octopus. 29 E. Lancaster Ave., (610) 486-7477, ripplewoodbar.com.

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Songsan Korean BBQ.

At this intimate nook, diners prepare their own hearty combo platters of marinated short ribs, chicken, pork belly and beef brisket on their own grill. 66 Rittenhouse Place, (610) 642-3184. BYOB

Tired Hands Brewing Company and Fermentaria.

The focus may be on award-winning beer, but the sandwiches, cheeses and charcuterie are also noteworthy at Tired Hands. 16 Ardmore Ave., (610) 896-7621; 35 Cricket Terrace, (484) 413-2983; tiredhands.com.

Twenty One Pips.

This throwback take on interactive entertainment brings together board games, cocktails, coffee and a small but well-executed menu. 24 Cricket Ave., (610) 228-2711, twentyonepips.com.

Bala Cynwyd

Citron & Rose Tavern.

Glatt kosher meets gourmet at this sleek spot, which puts a modern spin on Eastern European Jewish classics. 261 Montgomery Ave., (610) 257-7577, citronrosetavern.com.

Core de Roma.

At Core de Roma, standout dishes include carciofi (artichokes) alla Romana, tender saltimbocca, bucatini all’amatriciana, and classic pasta fagioli and cheese tortellini soups. Finish the evening with a demitasse of intense espresso. 201 Jefferson St., (484) 278-4567, corederomabelmont.com. BYOB

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The Landing Kitchen.

Set amid the industrial-chic surroundings of the former Pencoyd Ironworks site overlooking the banks of the Schuylkill, the Landing’s patio is a great place to unwind. The menu offers enticing, upscale casual fare. 617 Righters Ferry Road, (484) 434-8765, thelandingkitchen.com.


Six stories up in the Residence Inn at the Ironworks at Pencoyd Landing, the Landing Kitchen’s higher-end sister restaurant offers exquisite handmade pasta and imaginative options like sea urchin deviled eggs and red snapper tartare. The river views are stunning. 611 Righters Ferry Road, (484) 434-8766, larkpa.com.

Saffron Indian Kitchen.

Blended spices are the true stars at Saffron, which offers an exceptional array of nouveau and traditional Indian cuisine. Various locations, saffronofphilly.com.


Frankie’s Fellini Cafe.

At this popular family-owned gem, signature dishes include the veal chop and house-made pasta with meatballs and/or roasted sausage. 678 Lancaster Ave, (610) 647-1737, frankiesfellinicafe.com. BYOB

Otoro Sushi and Grill.

At this Berwyn sleeper, sushi aficionados can look on as fresh fish is expertly sliced and diced on the spot. 668 Lancaster Ave., (484) 329-8499, otoropa.com. BYOB

Tiramisu Ristorante.

This low-key eatery delivers fried artichokes, veal scallopini and other Roman-Jewish classics with a twist. 720 Lancaster Ave., (610) 906-3299, tiramisuberwyn.com. BYOB (Thursday-Sunday)

Veekoo Asian Cuisine.

Grab a seat at the sushi bar, or try any of the Chinese, Thai and Japanese specialties at this consistently excellent Asian outpost. 564 Lancaster Ave., (484) 318-7655, veekooasiancuisine.com. BYOB

Will’s + Bill’s Brewery.

Will and Bill Mangan have rebooted their former McKenzie Brew House location with a more upscale look and menu. Try the one-of-a-kind Wagyu beef frankfurter—and don’t overlook the craft cocktails. 324 Swedesford Road, (484) 318-8538, wills-bills.com.

Bryn Mawr

Bar Avalon.

Chef John Brandt-Lee’s self-taught kitchen skills shine in the savory sauces that complement Bar AV’s Italian-inspired menu. 818 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 520-9700; 116 E. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 436-4100; avalonrestaurant.net.


Dua Mediterranean Kitchen.

Dua’s refreshing menu gets its creative spark from an array of Mediterranean influences. On Saturdays, take a seat at the bar to watch fresh pasta made right before your eyes. 1000 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (484) 380-2053, duarest.com. BYOB

The Choice.

Owner Vladimir Hyvel is a gifted chef who specializes in Euro-fusion-style preparations like chicken pate, pan-seared foie gras, Chilean seabass with miso sauce, and grilled New Zealand rack of lamb. 845 Lancaster Ave., (484) 383-3230, thechoice-restaurant.com. BYOB

Lourdas Greek Taverna.

The authetic fare at this family-owned institution includes classic Greek dishes like gyros, moussaka, souvlaki, fresh seafood and more. 50 N. Bryn Mawr Ave., (610) 520-0288, lourdasgreekrestaurant.com. BYOB

Exit 13 Gastrobar.

The former Garrett Hill Pizza is now a sleek gastropub with retractable garage-style doors and bar stools made from Vespa seats. The menu is heavy on Italian specialities, and the pizza is a highlight. 910 Conestoga Road, (610) 525-3842, exit13gastrobar.com.

Fiore Rosso.

This new Italian steakhouse is centered around the concept that food is meant to be shared. From delicious antipasti to signature pasta to succulent steak and proteins, Fiore Rosso has options for all. 1915 W. Lancaster Ave. Suite 190, (484) 380-2059, fiorerossophl.com.

The Grog Grill.

This popular tavern features high-quality food and an extensive wine, liquor and beer selection. 863 W. Lancaster Ave., (610) 527-5870, thegroggrill.com.

Jin Ding.

At this promising upstart in the former Yang Ming space, the buns, dumplings and rice rolls don’t disappoint. The six-piece dumpling sampler is a great place to start. 1051 Conestoga Road, (610) 527-3200, jindingbrynmawr.com.

La Cabra Brewing Smokehouse.

The Smokehouse excels at wood-fired brisket, baby-back ribs and wings, all of which pair perfectly with a selection of unique brews. Also check out La Cabra’s original location in Berwyn. 810 Glenbrook Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 526-2337; 642 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (610) 240-7908; lacabrabrewing.com.

Otto by Polpo.

Highlights on Otto’s diverse antipasti list include shrimp, Italian sausage and burrata. The menu also includes house-made pasta, a selection of risotto dishes and a daily catch fileted tableside. 52 N. Bryn Mawr Ave., (610) 880-0001, ottobypolpo.com. BYOB

Pho Street.

Served in a no-frills atmosphere, Pho Street’s delicious street food takes its inspiration from the markets of Vietnam’s Nam Dinh Province. 1001 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-1413; 204 Baltimore Pike, Springfield, (610) 544-3934; phostreet.com. BYOB

White House Tajine.

With actual roots in Casablanca, White House Tajine thrives on variety and authenticity, its quirky menu offering an offbeat blend of authentic Mediterranean cuisine, pizza and burgers. 1047 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (484) 380-3532, whtajine.com. BYOB

Sontuosa BYOB.

Chef Ernesto Guzman has been curating his international menu for over five years. Regulars rave about the truffle mushroom gnocchi, roasted cauliflower steak, and Chilean sea bass over Jerusalem artichoke purée. 26 N. Bryn Mawr Ave., (484) 222-6216, sontuosabyob.com. BYOB

Chadds Ford


The well-executed traditional dishes at this low-key gem include creamy guacamole, octopus ceviche, tacos, enchiladas and burritos. 1620 Baltimore Pike, (484) 770-8345, agavebyo.com. BYOB


Affordable and authentic, Antica brings regional Italian flair to the Brandywine Valley. 1623 Baltimore Pike, (484) 770-8631, anticapa.com. BYOB

The Gables at Chadds Ford.

The Gables’ redesigned menu spotlights fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Stop by for happy hour and try the award-winning sangria. 423 Baltimore Pike, (610) 388-7700, thegablesatchaddsford.com.

OsoSweet Bakery Cafe.

Talented pastry chef Tess Wofford’s versatility is evident in her mastery of everything from cookies to scones to breakfast pastries. 1609 Baltimore Pike, Suite 500, (610) 880-8118, ososweet.shop.

Osteria Ama.

At this latest addition to the Olde Ridge Village Shoppes, breads and pastas are produced on site and Naples-style pizzas are fired in a massive hand-painted wood-burning oven from Italy. 100 Ridge Road, Suite 24, (484) 800-8676, osteriaama.com. BYOB

Chester Springs

Bloom Southern Kitchen.

Bloom exudes ambition and heart with Low Country-inspired dishes like shrimp and grits, Cheerwine-braised boneless short ribs, and chicken and waffles. 123 Pottstown Pike, (484) 359-4144, bloomsouthernkitchen.com.


Kings Tavern.

The former Mr. E’s Tavern & Fine Food has been upgraded with a new look, a raw bar, handhelds, huge salads, steak frites and more. 313 W. Kings Hwy., (484) 786-8120, kingstavern.net.

The Record Kitchen + Bar.

The Record kicks off Coatesville’s culinary revival with elevated contemporary pub fare, seasonal main plates and wood-fired pizzas. 206 E Lincoln Hwy., (484) 784-5483, therecordcoatesville.com.

Stottsville Inn.

The kitchen at this restored circa-1858 stay-over destination offers a creative spin on chicken wings (charred), steaks, seafood, pan pizza and other comforting standbys. 3512 Strasburg Road, (484) 718-5121, stottsvilleinn.com.



Just across from Ursinus College, this BYOB’s classic feel matches a homestyle menu that includes Kennett Square mushroom flatbread, fra diavolo, Thai chicken dumplings and honey-barbecue meatloaf. 454 E. Main St., Collegeville, (484) 902-8495, chowbistro.com. BYOB



The venerable Chip Roman continues to thrill the palette with his sophisticated flair for freshness, texture and presentation. We recommend the Roasted Dorade Royale, a Mediterranean fish with crispy basmati rice, snow peas, frisée and madras curry emulsion. 119 Fayette St., Conshohocken, (610) 397-0888, blackfishrestaurant.com. BYOB


Rivertown Taps.

Taking over the former Franco Ristorante location, Rivertown Taps is the work of Lewis Leiterman, a winner on the Food Network show Guy’s Grocery Games. His menu is seasonal and focused, with innovative presentations that go above and beyond what you’d expect. He also runs a pretty cool beer joint, with a wall of self-serve taps. 226 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (484) 924-9112, rivertowntaps.com.

Rivertown Taps
Photo by Ed Williams

Conshohocken Brewing Company.

Small-batch brews include the Conshohocken IPA and award-winning Puddlers Row ESB. In addition to their flagship taproom and production facility, there are several other locations throughout the suburbs. Various locations, conshohockenbrewing.com.

Coyote Crossing.

This Conshy institution features authentic Mexican food and the best mezcal bar in the Philadelphia region. 800 Spring Mill Ave., (610) 825-3000, coyotecrossing.com.

Fayette Street Oyster House & Grill.

There’s no raw bar at Fayette Street—but there are plenty of fresh oysters to be had, along with a mammoth swordfish chop and a perfectly executed tomahawk steak. 128 Fayette St., (215) 802-0490, fayettestoysterhouse.com.

Hot Spot!

Hook and Ladder Sky Bar & Restaurant.

Located in the new Hotel West and Main, Hook and Ladder offers great dining and exceptional views. Try the $99 surf-and-turf Fireman Burger, with its butter-poached lobster tail and gold-wrapped wagyu patty. We dare you. 46 Fayette St., Conshohocken, (484) 351-6522, hookandladderskybar.com.

Hook and Ladder
Photo by Ed Williams

Jasper’s Backyard.

Draped in white lights and anchored by a converted garage, this unique outdoor space is secluded and intimate. Locally sourced ingredients define the seasonal menu. 101 E. 7th Ave., Conshohocken, (610) 897-8212, jaspersbackyard.com.


R Five Wines.

The focus is on French Rhône Valley-type varietals at this tasting venue, where you can also enjoy canned and bottled beer, flatbreads, and cheeses from local farms. 206 E. Lancaster Ave., (484) 364-4504, rfivewines.com.

Amani’s North Craft Cocktail Bar.

Located above the popular Amani’s BYOB, North offers a unique speakeasy experience with innovative libations and focused small plates. 105 E. Lancaster Ave., (484) 237-8179, amanisnorth.com.

Anthony’s Cucina Fresca.

This welcoming trattoria serves delicious antipasto, handmade pizza, build-your-own pastas, hearty entrées and more. 78 W. Lancaster Ave., (610) 873-5544, anthonyscucinafresca.com.

East Branch Brewing Company.

The rooftop view is downright breathtaking at this former firehouse. Though East Branch is known for its award-winning beer, the food is a step above typical pub fare. No-brainers include the house-made pickles, brisket noodles, and a mushroom cake made with the shredded lion’s mane variety, sauteed ramps and roasted tomato vinaigrette. 202 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (484) 593-0815, eastbranchbrewing.com.

Pomod’oro Pizza & Italian Restaurant.

A Downingtown institution, this family-owned restaurant offers hearty Italian dishes and decadent desserts. Menu highlights include mussels, baked stuffed mushrooms, chicken pastina, lasagna, eggplant parmesan and shrimp scampi. 200 Chestnut St., (610) 873-0405, pomodorodowningtown.com. BYOB

La Sponda Italian Restaurant & Bar.

Riverside dining is back in Downingtown thanks to La Sponda, where standouts include the fritto misto (cornmeal-dusted shrimp, calamari, cod and fennel) and the unique Mason Jar Carbonara (with caramelized pork belly). 20 E. Lancaster Ave., (484) 593-4488, lasponda.com.

The Social Downingtown.

Executive chef Dan Funk oversees the same tried and true New Orleans-inspired menu at this West Chester institution’s second location. 541 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (484) 593-4113, socialon30.com; 117 E. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 738-3948, thesocialwc.com.

Victory Brewing Company.

With taprooms in Downingtown, Kennett Square and Parkesburg, this Chester County standout has earned national acclaim since opening over 20 years ago. Victory crafts 17 brews, including year-round staples like the Golden Monkey Belgian-style tripel and seasonal favorites like Summer Love golden ale. Various locations, victorybeer.com.


Black Cat Café

At this well-loved spot, all net proceeds go toward the pre-adoption care of cats and kittens injured, abandoned or in danger of euthanasia. Menu favorites include hearty breakfast sandwiches, wraps and elevated panini options. 42 Berkley Road, (610) 688-1930, theblackcatcafedevon.org.

Bua Loy.

Chef Sean Phengmisouk serves authentic Laotian and Thai dishes that are as flavorful as they are affordable. Standouts include the tapioca noodles, satays, curries and stir-fries. 300 W. Lancaster Ave., (610) 341-8162, bualoycuisine.com. BYOB

Pizzeria Vetri.

At this suburban offshoot of the Philly pizzeria, sauces are made on site, and a wood-fired oven gives pies their dappled look and crisp texture. 138 W. Lancaster Ave., (484) 207-6663, pizzeriavetri.com.


Momma Wong.

Chef Hongbin Luo offers superior dim sum and tried-and-true favorites like General Tso’s chicken. For the adventurous, authentic dishes include pork intestines and pig kidney. 268 Eagleview Blvd., (484) 713-8888, bestmamawong.com. BYOB

Persis Indian Grill.

Curry-laden air preps the palate for an extensive but manageable menu punctuated by a signature dum biryani, made with basmati rice, spices and meat or veggies. This national franchise deserves some local love. 541 Wellington Square, Exton, (484) 341-8445, persisexton.com.

Ron’s Original Bar & Grille.

Specialties include filet mignon, crab cakes, and slow-roasted beef and pork sandwiches. The bar offers an award-winning beer list. 74 E. Uwchlan Ave., (610) 594-9900, ronsoriginal.com.

Stolen Sun Brewing and Roasting Company.

This family-owned operation brews great beer and small-batch Colombian coffee, both of which pair perfectly with its pub fare. 342 Pottstown Pike, (484) 879-4161, stolensun.com



This elevated breakfast-and-lunch cafe is ideal for a quick caffeinated beverage or a more leisurely late-morning meal. Try the exceptional salmon toast, topped with herbed cream cheese, fresh dill and red onion. 358 Righters Mill Road, (610) 615-5985, homeroomgladwyne.com.

Glen Mills

Avenue Kitchen.

The menu at this hip eatery tends toward simpler fare and uncomplicated ingredients, yet it still delivers a polished, chic ambiance. 509 Wilmington West Chester Pike, (484) 800-8070, avekitchen.com.

Fava Ristorante Italiano.

One of Glen Mills’ more recent spots offers sauthentic Mediterranean-accented dishes and some of the best pastas around. 1102 Baltimore Pike, (484) 840-8603, lafavaglenmills.com.


The diverse menu at this sophisticated local chain offers an authentic and flavorful take on the cuisine of India. Various locations, shere-e-punjab.com.

Gulph Mills

Savona Restaurant.

This well-heeled establishment continues to excel at classic Riviera-inspired dining. 100 Old Gulph Road, (610) 520-1200, savonarestaurant.com.



A charming spot offering Italian favorites like fried ravioli and chicken Parmesan, plus sumptuous seafood dishes. 25 S. Eagle Road, Havertown, (484) 454-5995, pepperoncinihavertown.com. BYOB

Kennett Square

Braeloch Brewing.

With beers like the Kennett Brown Ale and Blue Hen Gold IPA, Braeloch has embraced its local roots. The 4,000-square-foot taproom features lots of seating, live music and a dog-friendly outdoor beer garden. 225 Birch St., (610) 612-9242, braelochbrewing.beer.

Hearth Kitchen.

Bryan Sikora’s stellar contribution to the suburban culinary scene boasts playfully upscale standouts like ricotta gnocchi and chopped-clam-and-bacon toast. 847 E. Baltimore Pike, (484) 732-8320, hearthkennettsquare.com.

Kennett Brewing Company.

This funky microbrewery and pub hosts local bands, plus trivia and open-mic nights. 109 S. Broad St., (610) 444-0440, kennettbrewingcompany.com.

La Verona.

Among the menu standouts at this local favorite are antipasti classics like bruschetta and mussels marinara, along with escargot and other French staples. The house-made pastas are exemplary. 114 State St., (610) 444-2244, laveronapa.com.

Letty’s Tavern.

The historic Kennett Square Inn has been given an update by a trio of young entrepreneurs. Local farms provide the ingredients for the well-executed modern American menu. 201 State St., (610) 444-5687, lettystavern.com.


At the aptly named Portabellos, classic dishes and a homey setting complement a refreshingly old-school approach to cookery. 108 W. State St., (610) 925-4984, portabellosofkennettsquare.com. BYOB

Sovana Bistro.

At this beloved mainstay, dishes spotlight local purveyors. Recent standouts include pappardelle with wild boar Bolognese and a wood-fired pizza topped with slow-roasted pork. 696 Unionville Road, (610) 444-5600, sovanabistro.com.

King of Prussia

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse.

The filets, short ribs and pork chops are standouts at Davio’s, with a diverse selection of seafood close behind. 200 Main St., (610) 337-4810, davios.com/kop.

Workhorse Brewing Company.

At this 70,000-square-foot craft brewery, you can sip top-flight brews, nosh on a tasty selection of bar grub, and take part in regular trivia and yoga sessions. 250 King Manor Drive, (484) 681-9928, workhorsebrewing.com.


Avola Kitchen + Bar.

Highlights from Avola’s well-crafted menu include the Greek Shrimp Saganaki and gnocchetti with braised lamb. 625 N. Morehall Road, (484) 328-8584, avolakitchenandbar.com.

Brick & Brew.

Established in 2013, Brick & Brew has garnered numerous accolades, earning a reputation for its exceptional hand-crafted cocktails and vibrant twist on traditional gastropub favorites. Various locations, bricknbrewpub.com.


Fattoush’s super-fresh Mediterranean fare is proof that it pays to investigate restaurants in strip malls. Menu standouts include the falafel, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, beef and chicken shawarmas, and the Samke Harra (flounder). 182 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (484) 568-4465, fattoushhealthydining.com. BYOB

General Warren.

An exceptional fine-dining experience, this historic B&B also offers quaint lodging in elegant guest suites restored to their 18th-century charm. 9 Old Lancaster Road, (610) 296-3637, generalwarren.com.

The Greyhound Cafe.

At this unofficial mecca for vegans and carnivores alike, owner Joseph Solar has been keeping things plant-based since 2017. Try the rigatoni and meatballs, the “Life Changing” Chimichanga, the award-winning Impossible Burger. 81 Lancaster Ave., (610) 240-0222; thegreyhoundcafe.com. BYOB

Jimmy’s BBQ.

This perennial Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs winner specializes in mouthwatering authentic barbecue. 309 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 879-8805, jimmysbbq.com. BYOB

Locust Lane Craft Brewery.

Named after the street where the owners met, Locust Lane offers on-tap staples, plus a selection of seasonal and experimental brews. 50 Three Tun Road, (484) 324-4141, locustlanecraftbrewery.com.

Malvern Buttery.

A unique eatery and coffeehouse combination, the Buttery offers fresh bread, rustic sandwiches, fresh salads, sublime quiche, great coffee and much more. 233 E. King St., (610) 296-2534, malvernbuttery.com.

McKenzie Brew House.

This well-established local brewery specializes in award-winning beer and American cuisine. 240 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 296-2222, mckenziebrewhouse.com.


Manayunk Brewing Company.

Located on the banks of the Schuylkill River, this brewery and restaurant boasts a massive alfresco dining area, multiple bars and a state-of-the-art brewing facility. 4120 Main St., (215) 482-8220, manayunkbrewery.com.


Talk about a one-two punch. Three years ago, Moon Krapugthong relocated her beloved Yanako right next door to her award-winning Chabaa Thai Bistro on Manayunk’s Main Street. The menu features exceptional sushi and rolls, tempura, noodles and curry dishes. 4345 Main St., (267) 297-8151, theyanako.com. BYOB



Pan-Asian favorites get an upscale twist in Azie’s modern setting. 217 W. State St., Media, (610) 566-4750, azie-restaurant.com; 789 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, (610) 527-5700, azieonmain.com.

Dos Gringos Mexican Kitchen.

Tasty basics like enchiladas and tacos are standouts at Dos Gringos, along with grilled ahi tuna, tilapia, Mexican-inspired pork chops and more. 113 S. Olive St., (610) 565-7794, dosgringosmedia.com. BYOB

La Belle Epoque Bistro.

At this Media mainstay, you can enjoy specialties like French onion soup, crêpes and seasonal entrées, along with craft cocktails. 38 W. State St., (610) 566-6808, labellebistro.com.

La Padella.

Nick and Kayla Amoroso’s welcoming neighborhood restaurant and bar specializes in modernized Italian American classics like thick-cut veal Parmesan and bone-in Marsala. 100 State Road, (484) 445-4445, lapadellamedia.com.

Pinocchio’s Restaurant.

Recognized as the first pizzeria in Delaware County, this family-owned spot sets the standard for fresh homemade pies. 131 E. Baltimore Ave., (610) 566-7767, pinpizza.com.


Rye’s carefully crafted cuisine should ensure its longevity in Media’s crowded dining scene. Highlights include fresh seafood and pasta, plus a surf-and-turf combo with a crab cake and New York strip. 112 W. State St., ryebyob.com. BYOB

Sterling Pig Brewery.

This open, airy favorite offers wood-fired pizzas, hearty signature barbecue and several rotating taps. 609 W. State St., Media, (484) 444-2526; 113 W. Market St., West Chester, (484) 999-8026; sterlingpig.com.

The Pullman Restaurant & Bar
Photo by Ed Williams


The Pullman Restaurant & Bar.

With its beautiful interiors and dining car theme, the Pullman offers globally focused New American small plates from executive chef Corey Baver, plus live music in the piano lounge. 39 Morris Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 727-0777, thepullmanrestaurant.com.

Pullman Restaurant
Photo by Ed Williams

Tap 24.

Gastropub cuisine, 24 rotating craft beers, craft cocktails and more keep regulars happy at Tap 24. 36 W. State St., (484) 442-8839, tap24media.com.

The Towne House.

Native Irishman Brian McLaughlin has reshaped the old Towne House into five innovative themed dining destinations. 117 Veterans Square, (484) 445-2041, townehousepa.com.

Two Fourteen.

This promising venture in the former Diego’s Cantina space offers a seasonally inspired modern American menu. The 214 Waygu Burger is a fan favorite. 214 W. State St., (724) 904-9139, twofourteenrestaurant.com.

Merion Station


The popular spot offers kosher cuisine and cocktails, sublime fish dishes, pastas, grilled pizzas, and some tasty new vegan options. 370 Montgomery Ave., (610) 667-7777, zagafen.com.


Coco Thai Bistro.

At Coco, orchids, philodendron, lavender and daisies abound. The menu is equally colorful, thanks to standout dishes like spicy quinoa, shrimp and crab served with Massaman curry. 231 Haverford Ave., (610) 667-7634, cocobistro.com. BYOB

Ryan Christopher’s.

This neighborhood favorite offers well-executed American bistro fare. 245 Woodbine Ave., (610) 664-9282. ryanchristophersbyob.com. BYOB


De La Terre BYOB.

Chef Andrew Hufnagel’s French and modern American menu demonstrates personal flair while utilizing classic cooking techniques. Standouts include the escargot and foie gras mousse. 47 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (610) 269-2431, delaterrebyob.com. BYOB

De La Terre
Photo by Ed Williams

Newtown Square

Firepoint Grill.

Lunch, brunch and dinner are served on Firepoint’s state-of-the-art covered patio area. With its floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace, 25-seat bar, high-top tables and cushioned groupings of sofas and chairs, it’s part sophisticated lounge, part cozy living room. 3739 West Chester Pike, (484) 428-3093, firepointgrill.com.

Teca Newtown Square.

This Delaware County version of the West Chester favorite specializes in Neapolitan pizzas and hand-spun pastas. 191 S. Newtown Street Road, (484) 420-4010, tecanewtownsquare.com.


TJ’s Restaurant & Drinkery.

A cheery, beer-centric saloon, TJ’s offers numerous drink options, plus favorites like the chicken-and-waffle sandwich and braised short-rib tacos. 35 Paoli Plaza, (610) 725-0100, tjsbeer.com.



At this Greek treat run by two talented sisters, the octopus tops the list of must-tries. Turf-lovers will love the chargrilled lamb chops. 258 Bridge St., (610) 455-4110, avlosgr.com.

Bistro on Bridge.

A vintage Volkswagen bus serves as the centerpiece for the bistro’s second-floor Analog Room and Outdoor Beer Garden. The menu features handhelds, pizza and wings. 212 Bridge St., (610) 935-7141, bistroonbridge.com.

Rebel Hill Brewing Company.

This seven-barrel brewpub specializes in small-batch ales. The IPAs, saison and stout pair well with the sharable plates, sandwiches and salads. 420 Schuylkill Road, (484) 924-8044, rebelhillbrewing.com.

Root Down Brewing Co.

Graffiti-adorned walls, classic arcade games and ample beer hall-style seating make this award-winning 13,000-square-foot brewpub exceptionally cool. 1 N. Main St., (484) 302-5407, rootdownbrewing.com.

Sedona Taphouse.

A large patio, tasty Southwestern cuisine and over 250 brews give this franchise an indie feel. 131 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (484) 302-5714; 44 W. Gay St., Suite 1, West Chester, (610) 738-5104; sedonataphouse.com.

Stable 12 Brewing Company.

Started by three high school friends, this small-batch brewery offers 10 varieties of beer and tasty pub fare. 368 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (610) 715-2665, stable12.com.

Steel City Coffeehouse & Brewery.

This casual live-music hub excels at a creative selection of flatbreads. 203 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (484) 924-8425, steelcitycoffeehouse.com.



Ramen (with braised pork belly, chicken or kelp) and other trendy Korean-inspired dishes truly shine here. Be sure to try the double-fried chicken wings, served in sauce or dry-rubbed. 2228 Pottstown Pike, (484) 985-8071, oorieats.com. BYOB

Sly Fox Brewing Company.

Since debuting in 1995, Sly Fox has produced more than 100 craft brews, earning numerous awards. Headquartered in Pottstown, this local institution also operates a brewhouse and restaurant in Phoenixville. 520 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville, (610) 935-4540; 331 Circle of Progress Drive, Pottstown, (484) 524-8210; slyfoxbeer.com.

Welcome to the Avenue.

Chef Kwane Haywood and partner Akiai Worthington are wowing locals and out-of-towners alike with an eclectic Caribbean/Jamaican-themed menu that includes curry goat, jerk chicken and braised oxtails. 107 E. High St., (484) 752-4076, welcometotheavenue.com. BYOB


333 Belrose Bar & Grill.

Chef Ross Essner’s seasonal, sophisticated New American cuisine is made with the best local products and ingredients. 333 Belrose Lane, (610) 293-1000, 333belrose.com.


Tavola Restaurant + Bar.

Springfield Country Club’s stylish American eatery is open to the public seven days a week. It offers a spacious dining room and an outdoor patio. 400 W. Sproul Road, (610) 543-2100, tavolas.com.

St. Davids

Glenmorgan Bar & Grill.

Located in the Radnor Hotel, Glenmorgan boasts a contemporary atmosphere perfect for enjoying classic cocktails, spirited American cuisine and monthly chef’s specials. 593 E. Lancaster Ave., (610) 341-3188, glenmorgan.com.



This sudsy hang offers tons of beer options and modern American classics like lobster grilled cheese and bourbon steak tips. 341 Thornton Road, (610) 550-3440, bierhaul.com.


The Refectory.

A Villanova University gem, the Refectory offers an exceptional dining experience with some of the most attentive service on the Main Line. 862 Lancaster Ave., (610) 519-5786, refectorynova.com.


118 North.

This popular live-music venue keeps music fans happy with poutine-inspired fries, savory burgers and more. 118 N. Wayne Ave., (610) 971-2628, 118northwayne.com.

A Taste of Britain Cafe.

Enjoy afternoon tea served all day. Or choose from a selection of homemade sandwiches, desserts and more. 503 W. Lancaster Ave., (610) 971-0390, atobritain.com. BYOB

Alessandro’s Wood-Fired Italian & Bar.

Alessandro’s is an ideal spot for Neapolitan pies and and first-rate pasta dishes. 133 N. Wayne Ave., (484) 580-6786, alessandroswoodfired.com.


Amada Radnor.

Iron Chef Jose Garces has brought his popular Spanish tapas concept to the Main Line, and it doesn’t disappoint. Paellas are outstanding—or call ahead 72 hours to reserve an artfully prepared suckling pig for the table. 555 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (484) 429-2158, amadarestaurant.com.

Amada Radnor
Courtesy of Amada Radnor

At the Table.

Husband-and-wife team Tara Buzan-Hardy and Alex Hardy craft exquisitely plated seasonal à la carte selections and six-course tasting menus. Their new location features an oyster bar and triple the seating capacity. 118 W. Lancaster Ave., (610) 964-9700, atthetablebyob.com.

Autograph Brasserie.

With its quality ingredients and upscale bar scene, Autograph succeeds in celebrating pop culture and first-rate cuisine all at the same time. 503 W. Lancaster Ave., (610) 964-2588, autographbrasserie.com.

Bar Alimentari at Di Bruno Bros.

Word is definitely out about Bar Alimentari, where executive chef April Hyers offers soups, salads, Roman pizzas and a shortlist of elevated small plates. 385 W. Lancaster Ave., (484) 581-7888, dibruno.com.


Blue Elephant Wayne.

The latest venture from WIN Signature Restaurants’ Pearl Somboonsong is an impressive revamping of the former Matador space into an elephant-themed Asian oasis. The menu leans toward Italian, with classic Japanese and Thai touches. 110 N. Wayne Ave., (484) 580-6142, blueelephantwayne.com.

Blue Elephant Wayne
Photo by Ed Williams

Cornerstone Bistro & Artisanal Market.

The market offers local cheeses, gift baskets and hard-to-find beers and wines. The restaurant, with its 14-seat chef’s counter, offers finesse from start to finish. 1 West Ave., (610) 688-1888, cornerstonewayne.com.

Margaret Kuo’s.

This local mainstay is known for its exceptional Chinese and Japanese cuisine and first-rate service. Various locations, margaretkuo.com.


Located in the Wayne Hotel, Rosalie makes the most of quality ingredients, excellent preparations and a shared dining experience. 139 E. Lancaster Ave., (610) 977-0600, rosaliewayne.com.

The Silverspoon.

Ruth and Rich Silverberg oversee this rustic yet elegant Main Line favorite. Menu highlights include pan-roasted salmon, pasta Bolognese and the Silverburger. 503 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-7646, silverspoonwayne.com. BYOB

White Dog Cafe.

Consistent execution, a sustainable mindset, local ingredients and a lively atmosphere have all come to define this highly regarded—and busy—eatery. Various locations, whitedog.com.

West Chester


Reservations are a must at this acclaimed foodie haven, where an open kitchen offers decadent pastas, delicate Pocono trout and more. 106 W. Gay St., (484) 887-0919, andiario.com. BYOB

Artillery Brewing Company.

The beer menu boasts such Revolutionary names as the Paoli Massacre, the Patriot and the Traitor. The menu includes pulled-pork nachos, handhelds and sour-dough pizzas. 333 Granite Alley, (484) 999-5976, artillerybrewing.com.

Dolce Zola.

Pastas are the real standout here. Especially good are the angel hair and tonnarelli, with hearty sauces like ragu, Bolognese, bacon-flecked carbonara and jalapeño-infused puttanesca. 134 E. Gay St., (484) 887-0760, dolcezola.com.

Four Dogs Tavern.

This old favorite keeps the crowds coming with its well-executed comfort food and lively outdoor patio. 1300 W. Strasburg Road, (610) 692-4367, thefourdogstavern.com.

Ground Provisions.

James Beard finalists Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby’s rustically elegant market/eatery brings fresh life to the former Inn Keeper’s Kitchen across from the Dilworthown Inn. 1388 Old Wilmington Pike, (610) 355-4411, groundprovisionspa.com.

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant.

Consistent, family-friendly American cuisine and award-winning beer are the calling cards of this growing chain. Various locations, ironhillbrewery.com.

Levante Brewing Company.

Known for its Cloudy and Cumbersome IPA, Levante offers a bevy of unique brews. 208 Carter Drive, West Chester, (484) 999-8761, levantebrewing.com.


Both popular locations specialize in rustic and rich Southern Italian cuisine, with a vast and diverse menu and a lively bar scene. 9 N. Walnut St., West Chester, (610) 436-6230; 499 E. Uwchlan Ave., Chester Springs, (610) 524-3112; limoncellorestaurant.com.


Chef/owner Josh Taggart’s impeccable culinary credentials and impassioned perfectionism fuel the inventive, locally sourced cuisine at this rustic and deservingly popular BYOB. 39 W. Gay St., (484) 887-0062, maeswc.com. BYOB

Opa Taverna.

At this prime corner spot, the Mediterranean coastline is evoked in everything from the citrusy hummus to the gyro platters. The lamb chops shine, as does the fish—much of it flown in from Greece. 40 E. Gay St., (610) 696-4100, opatavernaphilly.com. BYOB

Roots Café.

At this farm-sourced eatery, the food is as honest as the menu’s freshly sourced philosophy. 133 E. Gay St., (610) 455-0100, rootscafewc.com. BYOB

Slow Hand.

Retro vibes abound at this two-story gem, which serves a locally sourced selection of elevated bar food. 30 N. Church St., (484) 999-8638, slowhand-wc.com.

Spence Cafe.

Andrew Patten has been a culinary fixture in West Chester for over 20 years, cultivating his stellar reputation in the kitchen throughout the borough and beyond thanks to signature dishes like Baked Oysters Spence, braised short rib, seafood cioppino and a brown-sugar-brined pork chop. 131 N. High St., (610) 918-1272, spence.cafe. BYOB

Split Rail Tavern.

This hip, welcoming gastropub is staffed by an attentive young team serving carefully crafted cuisine and libations. 15 N. Walnut St., (484) 999-8805, splitrailtavern.com.

Stove & Tap.

Justin Weathers and Joseph Monnich’s expanding culinary brand features a light yet rustic Americana vibe, plus deviled eggs, burgers and exceptional pizzas. 158 W. Gay St., West Chester, (484) 999-0922; 329 W. Main St., Lansdale, (215) 393-8277; stoveandtap.com.

Wrong Crowd Beer.

Wrong Crowd’s brewing facility also features a kitchen that turns out artisan pizzas, lump-crab nachos, pilsner-brined wings and other tasty pub fare. 342 Hannum Ave., (484) 983-3003, wrongcrowdbeer.com.

Sweet Amelia's
Photo by Ed Williams


Sweet Amelia’s.

Sweet Amelia’s is knocking it out of the park with its shareable plates. Especially impressive is the unique chicken-skin tea sandwich. The menu caters exceptionally well to vegans, and expect a few house-made pasta dishes. 102 E State St., (484) 732-7943, Kennett Square, sweetameliasksq.com.

Sweet Amelia's
Photos by Ed Williams

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