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Main Line Today Restaurant Week: 40+ restaurants to try for the first-ever event

Stove and Tap West Chester // Photo by Society Hill Film

Main Line Today Restaurant Week is a brand-new 14-day event that runs from August 23 to September 5 at top dining destinations on the Main Line and in the Western Suburbs. Restaurants will serve up specially priced three-course lunch ($24.95, plus tax, beverage, and gratuity) and dinner ($36.95, plus tax, beverage, and gratuity). menus and offer a variety of dining situations, from indoor to outdoor, take-out to dine-in, and more. This first-time event comes at a time when small independent restaurants in the Philadelphia suburbs need support more than ever after the last 16 months of challenges. While all restaurants from the Main Line and western suburbs are invited to join, the program was designed and launched specifically this year to spotlight and help support the small independent and local-based restaurants that were most profoundly impacted by the pandemic.

Presented by Firstrust Bank, the celebration showcases the talents of restaurants and purveyors in Montgomery, Delaware, and Chester counties. Featuring some of the most award-winning restaurants and nationally recognized chefs in the Main Line region and with a list of participants that reads like a who’s who for the suburban dining scene, foodies from across the tri-state area are invited to save the date, make their reservations, and come hungry for the tastiest weeks of the summer.

(Al Pastor // Provided by Stove and Co Restaurant Group)

“Main Line Today Restaurant Week will be a 14-day celebration of our region’s top chefs, restaurants and purveyors,” said Main Line Today Associate Publisher Marie Edwards.  “We want to make a real and genuine difference to the smaller and independent mom-and-pop restaurants that have been profoundly affected by the pandemic. We spent months talking to our culinary community and gathering input to see how we can best offer our support. We’re proud to have the community’s support as we present something we hope will be truly memorable and impactful—not just this year but in years to come.”

Restaurants can also offer services based on their needs and availability, including indoor, outdoor, dine-in, take-out, etc. Please contact and confirm service with restaurants directly.

Main Line Today Restaurant Week is supported by presenting sponsor Firstrust Bank, with additional support from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Visit Delco, PA, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board, Chester County’s Brandywine Valley, Metro US, Yelp Philly, Philly Chit Chat, and Aversa PR.

Participants 

(Amis Trattoria)

118 North

Where: 118 N. Wayne Ave, Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 610-971-2628

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

333 Belrose Bar & Grill

Where: 333 Belrose Lane, Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 610-293-1000

The menu features small plates, soups, salads, and entrees like pork chops, pulled pork, and a New York strip. Beer and wine are also available to go.

For more information, click here.

Alessandro’s Wood Fired Italian & Bar

Where: 133 N. Wayne Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 484-580-6786

At Alessandro’s, you can’t go wrong with the Arancini (Sicilian risotto balls) or the Insalata Limone starter from their menu.  For the heartier options, they have a spicy shrimp scampi severe over linguine and chicken scarpariello. You can finish the night with a delicious tiramisu or cannoli.

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

Al Pastor

Where: 560 Wellington Square, Exton, PA 19341
Phone: 484-341-8886

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

(Lola’s Garden // Photo by Eddy Marenco)

Amis Trattoria

Where: 138 West Lancaster Avenue Suite 140, Devon, PA 19333
Phone: 610-590-4782

Whether you start your dinner at Amis with crispy Brussels sprouts, stracciatella bruschetta, or any of their other options, there’s not a bad choice. Pasta lovers, you’ll be excited to learn that they have almond pesto bucatini, rigatoni bolognese, and Tonnarelli Cacio e Pepe on the menu.

For more information, click here.

Avola Kitchen & Bar

Where: 625 N. Morehall Road, Unit 5, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 484-328-8584

Avola has a Mediterranean-inspired New American menu. The farm-to-table restaurant and bar has plenty of wine flights and signature cocktails to pair with their menu. For a meal, try their black ink linguini scampi and porcini and truffle (cappellacci, summer vegetables, leek and corn broth, braised short rib).

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

Bella Italia Pizza

Where: 12 E Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: 610-649-1700

The menu for Bella packs a  punch. For lunch, you can grab a slice box (mix and match 6 specialty slices) and the dinner option includes a large plain pizza, a cheesesteak, and an Italian salad.

For more information, click here.

Bodega by La Cabra Brewing

Where: 810 Glenbrook Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610-526-2337

The menu at La Cabra Brewing includes fun street corn, unforgettable jerk chicken, fish, and pulled pork tacos, and sweet dulce de leche bread pudding.

For more information, click here.

(Lola’s Garden // Photo by Eddy Marenco)

Cornerstone Bistro & Artisanal Market

Where: 1 West Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 610-688-1888

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

DiFabio’s Market and Tap

Where: 1243 North Providence Road, Media, PA 19063
Phone: 484-444-0850

DiFabio’s is offering both tremendous lunch and dinner menus. For lunch, you can jump from cheesesteak egg rolls to a tasty pistachio chicken salad. Come back later for dinner and begin your meal with a plate of fresh mussels, their citrus salmon, and finish with velvety double-stacked cheesecake.

For more information, click here.

Estia Taverna

Where: 222 North Radnor Chester Road, Radnor, PA 19087
Phone: 484-581-7142

At Estia, lovers of Greek cuisine are in for a treat. From a grilled octopus or fresh Greek salad starter to Mediterranian seabass and marinated seabass, the flavors are endless. end your evening with some baklava rolls or kourmo with vanilla gelato.

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

Founding Farmers

Where: 255 Main Street, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: 484-808-4008

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

(Pizzeria Vetri)

Fox and Hounds Pub at The Desmond

Where: 16 Great Valley Parkway, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-251-9229

For more information, click here and for reservations, click here.

Good Life Organic Kitchen

Where: 559 Wellington Square, Exton, PA 19341
Phone: 484-872-2244

Good Life Kitchen is a superfood bar and juicery. Their menu for the fun week includes three smoothie options, a supercharged kale salad, a smoked bacon and cheddar flatbread, and a Glo Grain Bowl. For a treat, try their vegan and gluten-free energy ball featuring peanut butter goji, chocolate sunflower espresso, crunchy chocolate peanut butter, and more.

For more information, click here.

Harvest Seasonal Bar and Grill

Where: 549 Wilmington Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342
Phone: 610-358-1005

For more information, click here.

Jasper’s Backyard

Where: 101 East 7th Avenue, Conshohocken, PA 19428
Phone: 610-897-8212

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

(Revival Pizza Pub // Photo by Eddy Marenco)

Lola’s Garden

Where: 51 St. George Road, Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: 484-412-8011

The amazing three-course dinner menu is one that you don’t want to miss. The first course includes albacore tuna crudo or corn sformato. For the second course, diners can choose from a seared Cape May fluke and a tasty cassereccia pasta. For dessert, they’re offering buttermilk panna cotta or a delicious olive oil cake topped with whipped cream.

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

Liberty Union Bar and Grill

Where: 519 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460
Phone: 484-927-4244

For more information, click here.

Liberty Union Bar and Grill

Where: 325 Simpson Drive, Chester Springs, PA 19425
Phone: 484-359-4061

For more information, click here.

Pizzeria Vetri

Where: 1615 Chancellor Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-763-3760

For more information, click here.

(Rosalie)

Pomod’oro Pizza and Italian Restaurant

Where: 200 Chestnut Street, Downingtown, PA 19335
Phone: 610-873-0405

Pomodoro’s party trays feature meatballs, pasta di mare, chicken piccata, chicken Pomodoro. There’s also a selection of traditional Italian desserts, including 16 flavors of gelato.

For more information, click here.

Rams Head Bar & Grill

Where: 40 East Market Street, West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: 484-631-0241

For more information, click here.

Revival Pizza Pub

Where: 420 Windgate Drive, Suite A7, Chester Springs, PA 19425
Phone: 610-947-0999

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

Rosalie

Where: 139 East Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087
Phone: 610-977-0600

Rosalie has a carefully crafted drink menu for #MLTrestaurantweek. You can try their spicy cucumber margarita, peach mule, or sip on an Inizio negroni. There will also be $5 draft beer and $6 wine specials.

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

(Stove and Tap Lansdale // Photo by Society Hill Films)

Ryan Christopher’s BYOB

Where: 425 Woodbine Avenue, Narberth, PA 19027
Phone: 610-664-9282

For more information, click here.

Rye BYOB

Where: 112 West State Street, Media, PA 19063
Phone: 610-263-7832

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

Savona

Where: 100 Gulph Mills Road, Gulph Mills, PA19807
Phone: 610-520-1200

At the Italian eatery Savona, guests have some tough decisions to make when it comes to lunch. You can bite into their roasted beet salad, sweet corn chowder, savory bucatini, pan-roasted salmon, and more. For dinner, the menu gets some tasty additions like braised short rib, veal and ricotta meatballs, a flourless chocolate bread pudding, and more.

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

Sontuosa BYOB

Where: 26 North Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 484-222-6216

For more information, click here.

(Stove and Tap Malvern // Photo by Casey Robinson RSC Visuals)

Sophie’s BBQ

Where: 64 Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone: 610-642-0100

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

Stove & Tap Lansdale

Where: 329 West Main Street, Landsale, PA 19446
Phone: 215-393-8277

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

Stove & Tap Malvern

Where: 245 Lancaster Avenue, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 484-450-8890

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

Stove & Tap West Chester

Where: 158 West Gay Street West, West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 484-999-0922

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

(Terrain Cafe)

Tavola Restaurant & Bar

Where: 400 West Sproul Road, Springfield, PA 19064
Phone: 610-543-2100

Tavola has a fantastic three-course dinner menu. From a creamy chicken and corn chowder to a zesty summer bruschetta, there’s plenty of great options to begin your dining experience. The dinner menu also includes short rib lasagna, baked Italian sausage and peppers, and several other traditional favorites.

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

Terrain Café

Where: 138 Lancaster Avenue #110, Devon, PA 19333
Phone: 610-590-4671

Diners at Terrain can choose from mushroom soup, quinoa fritters, truffle fries, and green chickpea hummus board for starters. They also have two flavorful toast options (avocado and salmon). Entrees include shrimp and grits, barbecue pork shoulder, and duck confit.

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

Victory Brewing Company

Where: 420 Acorn Lane, Downingtown, PA 19335
Phone: 610-873-0881

For more information, click here. For reservations, click here.

Village Vine, Wine Bar and Bistro

Where: 6 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Phone: 484-471-3997

For more information, click here.

(Terrain Cafe)

Save the dates and follow @mainlinetoday #MLTrestaurantweek on social media.

For a full list of sponsors, restaurants, and other details, visit here or call 610-325-4630.


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