Nov 14, 2011
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What Are the 'A' Tables at Main Line Restaurants?

What Are the 'A' Tables at Main Line Restaurants?

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A reader recently wrote me with a specific request: “Can you tell me where to find the perfect restaurant where I can propose? If so, then what table should I ask for?”

I love this question. It makes me think about the whole “A table” situation: What’s the best table for conducting business, people-watching, or seeing and being seen? Here are 10 premium-seating suggestions along the Main Line.

333 Belrose
The Pear Room is a secluded little enclave at this Radnor restaurant, a serene oasis in an otherwise energy-filled eatery. It's perfect for romantic meetings and quiet conversations alike.

Inside Berwyn's Nectar restaurant.Most diners, it seems, want a table in the main dining room. If you land one there, “Hurray!” And kudos-times-two, if you’re lucky enough to score a corner table. There’s a big difference, though, between being a part of the crowd and calmly watching it. For the absolute best people-watching opportunities on the Main Line, ask for Table 808, a cozy two-top situated along the railing of Nectar’s lesser-known mezzanine level, directly above the dining room.

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As the corporate concierge for BPG Properties, Ltd. and the founding member of the Philadelphia Concierge Association, Ken Alan is the Main Line’s longest-serving hospitality ambassador. A professional ombudsman, he enjoys making the impossible a reality on a daily basis. Send Alan your hospitality questions at


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