Restaurant News: 7 Main Line Area Reinventions and Newcomers to the Dining Scene

From new Mediterranean eats to an inn revamp, local dining is booming.

Avola Kitchen + Bar

Inspired by a quaint town in Sicily, the owners of Twenty9 Restaurant & Bar, Stephens on State and Lariele Wood Fired Square Pie are delivering this Mediterranean farm-to-table concept with high open ceilings, Edison-light chandeliers, soft soap stone walls with vibrant blue colors to accent the open kitchen and a white quartz bar. Chef de cuisine Chris Godfrey delivers tender homemade pastas, tapas-style dishes and wood-fired pizzas. Find local and West Coast brews on tap.

625 N. Morehall Road, Malvern.

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Brick & Brew

If you’re already a fan of this prohibition-era-themed pub in Havertown and Media, you’ll love its expansion into Malvern. The largest of the trio at over 5,000 square feet, it will feature outdoor dining and a step-down spacious interior floor plan. Expect sippable signature cocktails and crisp oven-baked pizzas. Look for a February 2019 opening.

400 E. King St., Malvern.

Related: 5 New Breweries and Distilleries Coming Soon to the Main Line

Cerise Craft Steakhouse

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Reinventing itself after a successful five year run as Cerise, chefs Ben and Elena Thomas are presenting the first independently owned BYOB steakhouse on the Main Line. When it debuts on Aug. 24, expect elegant, made-from-scratch dishes with a focus on curated prime steak selections.

1011 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr.

The Inn at St. Peters Village

This historic 19th century building nestled in St. Peters Village overlooks the rock-laden French Creek. The inn—which has been closed for renovations this summer—plans to reopen Oct. 1 as a full-service restaurant offering American-Italian cuisine with breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus overnight accommodations upstairs.

3471 St. Peters Road, St. Peters.

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Juniper Tree Juice and Coffee

Be on the lookout for a mid-September opening of Juniper Tree Juice and Coffee in Chester Springs. Owner Laura Parker will offer healthy options like fresh-squeezed juices, smoothies, acai bowls, protein shakes and wellness shots, in addition to the great coffee she’s been pouring in the original Elverson spot for over a year.

221 Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs.

Saxbys West Chester University

Opened at the beginning of August, this student run “experiential learning program cafe” on the campus of West Chester University brings a welcome jolt to the southern part of the borough with a hip and colorful vibe. Coffee, latte and espresso drinks provide that crucial kick for anytime of day.

701 S. High St., West Chester.

Yori’s Church Street Bakery

This West Chester staple was closed for several weeks for a mini interior refresh. Now reopened and sporting a new tile backsplash, bright vinyl floors and a fresh coat of paint, we recommend getting back in line for near-legendary in-season peach cake from Dave and Alyssa Yori.

15 N. Church St., West Chester.

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