14 Main Line Area Restaurants to Dine at this Christmas
These local dining spots are serving up festive spirit on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Take advantage of the three-course prix fixe menu at 30 Main, which features the Feast of the Seven Fishes. Imibibe a classic French 75, Honeymoon Manhattan or decadent chocolate martini to toast the holiday.
660 E. Lancaster Ave, Berwyn, (610) 220-2367.
Open from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for lunch and 4:30-8 p.m. for dinner on Christmas Eve, Autograph Brasserie serves premium steaks, fresh seafood and hand-made pasta, plus an impressive wine and specialty cocktail list. The whimsical, yet classically designed space is a visual wonderland, too.
503 W Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 964-2588.
A three-course prix fixe feast awaits those looking for holiday dining with French flair. Expect chestnut soup and escargot vol au vent to start, followed by rotisserie goose l'orange, lamb shank Provençal and Chateau brione au poivre for main courses. Desserts include a traditional yule log, mont blanc or eggnog creme brulee.
7 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 589-0500.
Catherine’s will be open 5-8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, serving its elevated menu, plus specials like rack of lamb and sea bass. The historic ambience and Norman Rockwell quaintness of the area make this a perfect holiday destination. Be sure to bring your best Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot along as Catherine’s is a BYOB.
1701 W. Doe Run Road, Unionville, (610) 347-2227.
Let the warm glow of a fireplace put you in the spirit at this traditionally decorated historic barn. Toast the holiday with a bourbon cocktail before indulging in select menu items like the savory mushroom soup with roasted shiitake, crimini, oyster and maitake mushrooms, sautéed onions topped with a French baguette crouton and melted Gruyère cheese.
423 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, (610) 388-7700.
Now offering a full service bar with an award-winning whiskey sour, chef Joshua Friedberg prepares Italian specials with a focus on traditional seafood dishes and tender housemade pastas. BYOB wine and champagne.
711 Concord Road, Glen Mills, (610) 459-8469.
This local foodie haven will be open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Christmas Eve, serving a tempting menu of Italian specialties including calamari fritti, provolone stuffed sweet sausage, penne alla vodka, surf and turf, Chilean sea bass puttanesca and lobster ravioli. Request the creative candy cane martini to get in the spirit of the season.
9 N. Walnut St., West Chester, (610) 436-6230.
Chef Andrew Masciangelo captures the best of the season with his interpretation of the Feast of Seven Fishes, which includes calamari, mussels, clams, scallops, shrimp, branzino and lobster in a saffron and tomato broth. Elegant surroundings provide a festive holiday atmosphere.
100 Old Gulph Road, Gulph Mills, (610) 520-1200.
This European-style restaurant in the center of Phoenixville will serve its current menu, plus a lively happy hour, to get everyone in a festive mood. The romantic atmosphere and an extensive wine list pair perfectly with the famous crab cake entree.
400 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (484) 924-9721.
This historic building with its grand interior will be hosting a special Feast of Seven Fishes menu on Christmas Eve. Indulge in crunchy cannolis for dessert before heading out to enjoy the colorfully decorated storefronts along State Street.
1 W. State St., Media, (610) 565-7803.
Get a taste of southern Brazil with a table side menu loaded with fire-roasted steaks, well-seasoned chicken, lamb, pork and delicately prepared seafood. Toast to the holidays with the Brazilian-inspired cocktail Smoke and Honey. Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
155 Main St., King of Prussia, (484) 965-9655.
Add a little spice to your holiday at this Asian-themed restaurant, which boasts cold and hot appetizers, warm savory soups, noodles to slurp and entrees served in sizzling mini-woks. Specials like ginger shredded duck, spicy tofu fish and three-cup chicken are definitely Christmas-worthy.
4356 Main St., Manayunk, (215) 508-2066.
Authentically crafted Moroccan and North Mediterranean dishes by chef Saida Davis definitely stand out this time of year. A menu including zucchini zahaluk, vegetarian bastilla, lamb or vegetable tagine and house made baklava are sure to have you making this restaurant your newest annual holiday tradition. Seatings available from 4-10 p.m.
54 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 658-6246.
Traditional elegance with a contemporary twist awaits within the Wayne Hotel. The Christmas Day dinner menu highlights the flavors of the season with smoked pheasant chowder, acorn squash and burrata, butter poached lobster tail and red wine braised beef short rib. Seatings begin at noon.
139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 977-0600