Berwyn Restaurant Review: Nightlife Hotspot 30 Main

After taking over Baxter’s Black Sheep Saloon, father-and-son duo Matthew and Michael DiDomenico have upped the ante on Berwyn's dining and nightlife scene.



Flatbread with fig jam, Gorgonzola and prosciutto. (Photo by Jared Castaldi)
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.

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