No matter your mood, Berwyn’s 30 Main can accommodate, whether it’s a last-minute dinner date, an impromptu after-work drink or a full-fledged night on the town. Once inside this prime corner space, the deep-red woods, white leather couches and blue-hued, backlit bar beckon. It’s no wonder this spot is becoming an increasingly popular option for affluent Main Liners looking for something a bit more civilized than the rowdier Berwyn Tavern across the street.
The father-and-son team of Matthew and Michael DiDomenico had a plan when they rehabbed the former Baxter’s Black Sheep Saloon: They wanted to add some refinement to Berwyn’s limited nightlife options. To that effect, the modest lunch-and-dinner menu’s well-executed small plates are far more inspired than what’s offered at any of the nearby alternatives—save the peerless Nectar. Highlights include the caramelized-fig-and-blue-cheese flatbread, the grilled-pear-and-goat-cheese salad, and Dory’s Chicken—a hand-rolled breast with sharp provolone, prosciutto and béchamel.
Such carefully crafted fare could quite possibly establish 30 Main as a destination for both upscale eats and vibrant late-night revelry. Martinis are the drink of choice at 30 Main—especially their fruity signature variety. Go figure.
660 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (610) 220-2367, 30mainline.com.