Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs 2019

Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs 2019 Readers' Choice: Food & Drink




White Dog Café is this year's winner for Best Brunch. Photo courtesy of Fearless Restaurants.

Alfresco Dining

Estrella Tacos y Mas

202 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (484) 237-2423, www.estrellatacobar.com.


Appetizers

Limoncello

9 N. Walnut St., West Chester, (610) 436-6230, limoncellorestaurant.com.


Asian Restaurant

Nectar

1091 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (610) 725-9000, tastenectar.com.


Bagels

Country Bagel and Bakery

145 E. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 696-8890; 137 W. Lincoln Highway, Exton, (610) 524-9088; countrybagel.com.


Bar Food

The Goat’s Beard

4201 Main St., Philadelphia, (267) 323-2495, www.thegoatsbeardphilly.com; 103 N. Wayne Ave., Wayne (484) 584-4979, www.thegoatsbeardwayne.com.


Barbecue

Jimmy’s BBQ

309 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 879-8805, www.jimmysbbq.com.


Beer Flights

Levante Brewing Company

208 Carter Drive, West Chester, (484) 999-8761, www.levantebrewing.com.


Brick & Brew Gastropub

Brick & Brew is this year's winner for Best Beer Selection (Restaurant). Photo by Steve Legato.

Beer Selection (Restaurant)

Brick & Brew

Various locations, www.bricknbrewpub.com.


Beer Selection (Store)

Lou Beverage Inc.

602 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (610) 269-0669, www.loubeverage.com.


Bistro

Sovana Bistro

696 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, (610) 444-5600, savanabistro.com.


Breakfast

Nudy’s Café

Various locations, www.nudyscafes.com.


Brewery

Victory Brewing Company

Various locations, www.victorybeer.com.


Brunch

White Dog Café

379 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, (610) 896-4556; 200 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 225-3700; whitedog.com.


Burger

Brick & Brew

Various locations, www.bricknbrewpub.com.


BYOB

Amani’s BYOB

105 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (484) 237-8179, amanisbyob.com.


Cakes

Bakers of Buffington

131 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (610) 873-8033, bakersofbuffington.net.


Cheesesteak

The Original Thunderbird

2323 West Chester Pike, Broomall, (610) 356-9969, theoriginalthunderbird.com.


Chef

John DaSilva, Brick & Brew

Various locations, www.bricknbrewpub.com.


Chinese To-Go

Margaret Kuo’s

190 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 647-5488; 6 W. State St., Media, (610) 892-0115; 175 Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 688-7200; www.margaretkuo.com.


Éclat Chocolate West Chester

West Chester's Éclat Chocolate is this year's winner for Best Chocolate Shop.
Photo by Ed Williams.

Chocolate Shop

Éclat Chocolate

24 S. High St., West Chester, (610) 692-5206, eclatchocolate.com.


Classic Cocktails

Pietro’s Prime

125 W. Market St., West Chester, (484) 760-6100, www.pietrosprime.com.


Classic French Restaurant

La Belle Epoque

38 W. State St., Media, (610) 566-6808, labellebistro.com.


Coffeehouse

The Farmhouse Coffee & Espresso Bar

115 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (610) 269-1400, www.farmhousecoffee.com.


Cold Brew Coffee

Pour Richard’s Coffee Company

36 Berkley Road, Devon, (484) 857-9406, pourrichardscoffee.com.


Craft Cocktails

Bluebird Distilling

100 Bridge St., Phoenixville, (610) 933-7827, www.bluebirddistilling.com.


Daily Specials

Limoncello

9 N. Walnut St., West Chester, (610) 436-6230, limoncellorestaurant.com.


Date-Night Restaurant

Four Dogs Tavern

1300 W. Strasburg Road, West Chester, (610) 692-4367, www.thefourdogstavern.com.


Deli

Carlino’s

2616 E. County Line Road, Ardmore; 128 W. Market St., West Chester; (610) 649-4046, www.carlinosmarket.com.


Desserts (Bakery)

La Baguette Magique

202 Market St., West Chester, (610) 620-4729, magicbaguette.com.


Diner

The Classic Diner

352 Lancaster Ave., Malvern, (610) 725-0515; 16 E. Gay St., West Chester; (610) 947-0809, theclassicdinerpa.com.


Doughnuts

Highland Orchards

1000 Marshallton Thorndale Road, West Chester, (610) 269-3494, www.highlandorchards.net.


Espresso

La Colombe Coffee Roasters

915 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, (215) 398-3091, www.lacolombe.com.


Family Dining

Ron’s Original Bar & Grille

74 E. Uwchlan Ave., Exton, (610) 594-9900, www.ronsoriginal.com.


Farm-to-Table Restaurant

Bright Spot Café

541 Wellington Square, Exton, (484) 999-0216, www.brightspotexton.com.


Food Truck

Katja’s Empanadas

2212 Pottstown Pike, Pottstown, (484) 999-0216, www.katjasempanadas.com.


Fries

Ron’s Original Bar & Grille

74 E. Uwchlan Ave., Exton, (610) 594-9900, www.ronsoriginal.com.


Frozen Yogurt

Kiwi Yogurt

Various locations, kiwifrozenyogurt.com.


Gluten-Free Options

Bright Spot Café

541 Wellington Square, Exton, (484) 909-3284, www.brightspotexton.com.


Greek Restaurant

Olive Tree Greek Grill

379 W. Uwchlan Ave., Downingtown, (610) 873-7911, olivetreegrill.com.


Health Food Restaurant

Roots Café

133 E. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 455-0100, www.rootscafewc.com.


Ice Cream

Milky Way Farm

521 E. Uwchlan Ave., Chester Springs, (610) 827-1484, www.milkywayfarm.com.


Indian Cuisine

Saffron Indian Kitchen

60 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, (215) 540-0237; 145 Montgomery Ave., Bala Cynwyd, (484) 278-4112; 522 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, (610) 254-9100; www.saffronofphilly.com.


Irish Pub

Kildare’s Irish Pub

18 W. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 431-0770, www.kildarespubwc.com.


Italian Restaurant

Pomodoro Pizza & Italian Restaurant

200 Chestnut St., Downingtown, (610) 873-0405, www.pomodorodowningtown.com.


Jamaican Cuisine

Miss Winnie’s

211 E. Market St., West Chester, (484) 266-0508, misswinnies.com.


Japanese Restaurant

Teikoku

5492 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, (610) 644-8270, www.teikokurestaurant.com.


Kosher Cuisine

Hymie’s

342 Montgomery Ave., Merion Station, (610) 668-3354, hymies.com.


Late-Night Menu

Appetites on Main

286 Main St., Exton, (610) 594-2030, www.appetitesonmain.com.


Lunch

The Whip Tavern

1383 N. Chatham Road, Coatesville, (610) 383-0600, www.thewhiptavern.com.


Mediterranean Cuisine

The Mediterranean

150-152 W. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 431-7074, www.themedwcpa.com.


Mexican Restaurant

Al Pastor

560 Wellington Square, Exton, (484) 341-8886, www.eatalpastor.com.


Milkshakes

Brown’s Cow

30 S. Main St., Phoenixville, (610) 933-0695, www.brownscow.com.


Muffins

The Farmhouse Coffee & Espresso Bar

115 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (610) 269-1400, www.farmhousecoffee.com.


New Main Line Restaurant

Main & Vine Bistro

789 E. Lancaster Ave., Villanova, (484) 380-3688, mainandvinebistro.com.


Oysters

The Bercy

7 Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, (610) 589-0500, www.thebercy.com.


Pastry Chef

Dana Petrizzio, The Farmhouse Coffee & Espresso Bar

115 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (610) 269-1400, www.farmhousecoffee.com.


Pizza (Counter Service)

Lorenzo’s and Sons

27 N. High St., West Chester, (484) 999-8756, www.lorenzoandsons.com.


Pizza (Full Service)

Anthony’s

127 W. King St., Malvern, (610) 647-7400, www.anthonysmalvern.com.


Private Dining Room

Nectar

1091 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (610) 725-9000, tastenectar.com.


Produce

West Chester Growers Market

201 N. Church St., West Chester, www.westchestergrowersmarket.com.


Quizzo

Great American Pub

4 West Ave., Wayne, (610) 964-9535, thegreatamericanpub.com/wayne.


Restaurant for a First Date

Limoncello

9 N. Walnut St., West Chester, (610) 436-6230, limoncellorestaurant.com.


Restaurant for a Group

333 Belrose

333 Belrose Lane, Wayne, (610) 293-1000, 333belrose.com.


Romantic Restaurant

General Warren

9 Old Lancaster Road, Malvern, (610) 296-3637, www.generalwarren.com.


Salads

Iron Hill Brewery

Multiple locations, www.ironhillbrewery.com.


Sandwiches

Carlino’s

2616 E. County Line Road, Ardmore; 128 W. Market St., West Chester, (610) 649-4046; www.carlinosmarket.com.


Seafood Restaurant

Ludwig’s Grille & Oyster Bar

2904 Conestoga Road, Glenmoore, (610) 458-5336, www.ludwigsoysterbar.com.


Seasonal Beer Garden

The Creamery

401 Birch St., Kennett Square, (484) 732-7040, kennettcreamery.com.


Seasonal Cuisine

Roots Café

133 E. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 455-0100, www.rootscafewc.com.


Sommelier

Adam Junkins, Sovana Bistro

696 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, (610) 444-5600, www.sovanabistro.com.


Sports Bar

Berwyn Tavern

625 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (610) 889-9352, www.berwyntavern.net.


Spot for a Working Lunch

Iron Hill Brewery

Multiple locations, www.ironhillbrewery.com.


Steakhouse

Pietro’s Prime

125 W. Market St., West Chester, (484) 760-6100, www.pietrosprime.com.


Sushi

Kooma

123 N. Church St., West Chester, (610) 430-8980, www.koomafusion.com.


Tacos

Estrella Tacos y Mas

202 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, (484) 237-2423, www.estrellatacobar.com.


Tapas

Teca

191 S. Newtown Street Road, Newtown Square, (484) 420-4010; 38 E. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 738-8244; tecarestaurants.com.


Thai Cuisine

Downtown Bangkok Café

705 Pothouse Road, Phoenixville, (610) 933-4800, www.downtownbangkokcafe.com.


Vegan Cuisine

Love Again Local

18 S. Church St., West Chester, (484) 266-7381, www.loveagainlocal.com.


Vegetarian Menu

Roots Café

133 E. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 455-0100, www.rootscafewc.com.


Wine Menu

Savona Restaurant

100 Old Gulph Road, Gulph Mills, (610) 520-1200, www.savonarestaurant.com.


Wine Tasting

Chaddsford Winery

632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, (610) 388-6221, www.chaddsford.com.

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