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New and Improved Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar Debuts to Public on July 17

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Chef Nick Farina and his partner Howard Taylor will begin the next chapter of Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar’s tenure on the Main Line with the reopening of their newly renovated space on Friday, July 17, with a $3 margarita and craft draft happy hour from 5–7 p.m.

In addition to Verdad’s new menu, which features a variety of tacos, small plates and larger shared plates, chef Farina will offer several specials comprised of ingredients that he finds at local farmers’ markets daily.

Beginning July 17, Farina and Taylor will offer a Latin-spiced hard-shell crab fiesta every Friday throughout the summer featuring all-you-can-eat crabs, avocado and tomato salad, roasted potatoes, corn on the cob and freshly baked bread for $25 per person.

Verdad Tacos//photos courtesy of Verdad Restarant & Tequila Bar

from left: Verdad cocktail, Verdad’s Nick Farina

“We started offering all-you-can-eat hard-shell crabs on Wednesdays at EAT, our pop-up venue in Northern Liberties, and the response has been so incredible that Howard and I decided to incorporate a similar deal at Verdad through the summer,” Farina says. In addition to enjoying this fiesta on Friday nights, crab lovers can feast on hard shells any night of the week by ordering the crabs 24 hours in advance.

A large portion of Verdad’s renovation has been focused on opening the restaurant up and making it a contiguous space between the dining rooms and bar. Farina and Taylor removed the five bar booths and built a new banquette in its place, reupholstered the existing banquettes, replaced all of the restaurant’s carpet with oak hardwood floors, opened up the dining room in the front of the building and added a sliding barn door to provide an element of private dining on the first floor. The team also knocked down the walls between the bar and the restaurant’s main dining room to configure a larger first floor dining space, which has increased the number of seats from 90 to 100.

In addition to the physical changes, Farina and Taylor updated the restaurant’s color palette from yellow and copper to a rich burgundy with dark wood and installed a new 30-bottle wine gallery to house the restaurant’s reserve wines.

Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar is open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner and Sunday for dinner only.

818 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (610) 520-9100, www.verdadrestaurant.com

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