Green Street Grill’s eggs Benedict//photo by tessa marie images
Bartenders: Station Taproom
Whatever your pleasure, these friendly, knowledgeable barkeeps have the right stuff to keep you coming back for more. If you have questions about the stellar craft beer, wine or whiskey list, you’ll get an education, plus the perfect pairing with your bar bites or meal. Regulars are known by name—and their favorite libations.
207 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (484) 593-0560, www.stationtaproom.com.
Culinary Team: Amani’s BYOB
Chef Jonathan Amann’s love affair with cooking started early and was perfected at Johnson & Wales culinary school in Providence, R.I.—and he has recruited the perfect team to bring his delicious, seasonal visions to reality. Local farmers and artisans are part of the mix, too, providing the fresh ingredients so crucial to his delicious fare. 105 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (484) 237-8179, amanisbyob.com.
Eggs Benedict: Green Street Grill
Bennys are done best here—just keep in mind that you can only get them from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Order the original, or go for the Mainline—two poached eggs and avocado on cornbread, with hollandaise. The Pinky, with its braised short rib, is also quite popular.
150 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Downingtown, (610) 873-1700, www.greenstgrill.com.
Place for Private Parties: Barra Rossa
A beautifully-appointed room awaits your gathering, where the thoughtful staff provides the same attention to detail for corporate and family events. Your guests will leave stuffed with Italian specialties—zuppa di minestrone, margherita pizza, mouthwatering grilled chicken picatta, and gnocchi con Bolognese, to name a few. Leave room for sumptuous desserts.
20 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (610) 269-6000, www.barrarossa.com.
Prix-Fixe Menu: The Orangery at Glen Isle
Head chef Sabrina Lutz’s considerable chops are evident in a Tuscan-inspired menu that changes weekly. Your leisurely dinner might include herb frittata roll with cheese and salmon; a manicotti-style crêpe with ricotta, spinach, tomato sauce and Parmesan; or rolled turkey slices stuffed with sausage, olives, Parmesan and veal, then wrapped in bacon. There’s only one seating Thursday-Saturday, so be sure to book early.
130 S. Lloyd Ave., Downingtown, (484) 401-5554, www.orangeryatglenisle.com.
Tavern-Style Dining: Beaver Creek Tavern
This gem is half pub, half upscale casual dining destination. Take in the game or savor a romantic dinner—your call. But do try the duck dumplings, the bison burger, the signature crab cakes or a sirloin filet with your craft beer, cocktail or wine. Catch one of the area’s best trivia nights, Thursdays at 8 p.m.
1350 Bondsville Road, Downingtown, (484) 593-0481, www.beavercreek-tavern.com.