39 West American Bistro Enhances West Chester’s BYOB Scene

Owner Anthony Mastroianni focuses on delectable, but simple dishes.


Photo by Tessa Marie Images

With a sleek interior redo and its catchall menu, 39 West American Bistro is a welcome addition to West Chester’s progressive BYOB enclave. Located in the center of the borough on Gay Street, the narrow 56-seat eatery is poised to be a serious crowd-pleaser.

Running on “simple ingredients and solid sauces that are essential for the elevated bistro experience,” owner Anthony Mastroianni’s pronounceable dishes should allow even non-foodies to feel at ease. The seasonal menu features items like maple-glazed pork belly, beet-and-goat-cheese salad, and veal Parmesan. Desserts are made with a mother’s love—Diane Mastroianni, actually—and they’re definitely worth the calories. At 39 West, you’ll find the creamiest rice pudding in the neighborhood.

Soft-gray walls, subdued lighting, and the impressionistic works of local artist James Lee Burk invoke an urban-chic vibe at this promising small-town destination.

39 W. Gay St., West Chester, (484) 983-3719. 

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