Buntz
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  • First Review
    July 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    November 15, 2014
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    4.5
 
 
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West Chester's newest BYOB has a long history of serving the finest food in West Chester. Spence 312 is the latest from Chef Andrew Patten, formerly of Spence Cafe and Butterfish. Spence 312, located on the south end of town, promises to serve the freshest seafood as well as many farm to table favorites with sustainable, local and organic fish, meats and produce.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Spence Cafe Redux
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We were happy for two reasons when the space formerly occupied by Avalon re-opened as Spence 312. First, the space is great for a restaurant with a wonderful secluded patio out back that we have loved through all the Avalon years. Second, having Andrew Patten back is a welcome turn; we liked his cooking at the old Spence Cafe and at Butterfish.
Our first meal was great and we hope it is a harbinger of things to come. We enjoyed an appetizer of a wonderful dessert-like baked goat cheese with apples, blackberries and honey. Butternut squash soup was also wonderful. Our entrees of maple pork chop and the butternut squash ravioli was also very tasty. Colleen Cottrell and her staff provided fine service. A great start. We look forward to our next visit."
Dined on 11/04/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Avalon Restaurant and Bar, located at 116 East Gay Street in historical West Chester, Pennsylvania is best known for its romantic ambiance and rustic Italian menu. We are a full service restaurant and bar decorated with European elements. Our accommodations go beyond the main dining area. If you enjoy dining al fresco, street cafe, lined with lush plants is perfect for you and your guests. Avalon also provides private dining rooms open most weekends for a more quiet and romantic experience and available during the week for private parties of up to 45 guests. Enjoy our Giro del Menu "Tour the Menu". A four course medium plate offering available daily $49.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My wife and I had another fine meal at Avalon on a quiet Tuesday evening. I loved my mussels as an appetizer. I don't often order chicken when we dine out, but I sure am glad I had the Chicken Calabrese, autumn comfort food with a tang. My wife's short ribs were fall-off-the bone tender. Kudos to Kris and his staff: Alejandra"s service was great, as usual, and Danielle mixed-up a great Margarita."
Dined on 11/11/2014
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Amani's BYOB focuses on providing a menu which incorporates the best local ingredients available each season, enabling the chef to utilize local farmers and promote local business. Amani's puts a twist on the traditional BYOB theme by offering a creative selection of mixers to be paired with the various spirits that our guests provide. Our chef, Jonathan Amann, has won the title of "Best Chef in Chester County" for the past three years.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Busy night at Amani
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had a nice dinner, albeit with servers obviously rushing around on a busy Wednesday evening. The butternut squash bisque was thick and tasty, among the best we've had. My wife's roasted goat cheese salad was delicious as her entree. My grouper with pistachio crust was nicely presented, but a bit over cooked for my taste."
Dined on 11/12/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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A contemporary French/American restaurant in Philadelphia.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Fabulous French
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Our first visit to Townsend was terrific. The velvety pumpkin lobster bisque was full of small chunks of lobster and the Foie Gras Mousse was incredibly decadent. My wife's halibut was delicately flavorful while my lamb en cocotte (braised shoulder in a small crock with fruits with the succulent loin served adjacent to it on the plate) would have been a hit in Paris! A wonderful light Pavlova completed a memorable meal. The service provided by Caitlynn was superb, among the best we have ever had. Townsend is not convenient to us, but we will definitely be returning."
Dined on 11/09/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
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The stunning restaurant, which is first of its kind in Philadelphia, will transport guests to the Greek Islands with an atmosphere reminiscent of an inviting Mediterranean home & a menu of authentic specialties, simply prepared, that represent the best of Greek cuisine. The restaurant specializes in whole grilled fish which are flown in from the Greek Islands, the shores of Morocco, Tunisia, & Portugal. Guests are able to choose from Estia’s expansive display & watch chefs cook their fish to perfection over a charcoal grill in the sparkling open kitchen.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Fine Greek food, nice environment and great service combine to make for a lovely dinner. Four of us enjoyed the bargain pre-theater menu and easily got to the Kimmel Center in plenty of time for the performance. Tough combination to beat in Center City."
Dined on 11/08/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Bliss Restaurant was named one of the top 20 new restaurants by Esquire Magazine, and was voted as one of the 50 best restaurants by Philadelphia Magazine. Bliss offers a modern American menu in a fine dining/casual setting. <br /><br />Located in the heart of center city Philadelphia along the Avenue of the Arts, Bliss is a short walk from the Kimmel Center, Academy of Music, Merriam Theatre and Rittenhouse Square. <br /><br />Conveniently located next door is The Bellevue, which houses many upscale retail shops, the Hyatt Hotel and The Sporting Club. Bliss is also a short ride to the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia which is easily accessible by public transportation. <br /><br />Bliss Restaurant is the perfect place for lunch, dinner, cocktails, and special occasions.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Pre-Theater Gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2006
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We like Bliss for pre-theater or orchestra. The food is very good, service is oriented to curtain times, and the location is terrific. This past visit, we were seated in the quiet upstairs area and we had the short ribs and halibut. Both were delicious. Just a nice spot."
Dined on 11/01/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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A Modern Pennsylvanian Farmhouse utilizing locally sourced ingredients prepared with traditional techniques. Adventurous with flavor combinations and presentation culminating in a representation of Modern Pennsylvanian cuisine.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Junto is a Gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/30/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/30/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This was our fourth visit to Junto and we will keep returning. Any fears that the terrific review in the Inquirer might "go to their heads" were rapidly dispelled when the complimentary cornbread and apple butter appeared. The wild mushroom appetizer and egg yolk ravioli appetizer were wonderful, as were the black bass with clams and sturgeon with broccoli florets entrees. Presentations were creative, the service was friendly and professional, and prices are reasonable. This place is a keeper!"
Dined on 10/30/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
+7points
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Welcome to Byrsa Bistro, House of Gourmet And Western Mediterranean Cuisine. Byrsa Bistro embodies a unique juxtaposition of rural Chester County charm with that of a warm, welcoming and intimate European bistro. The menu features authentic culinary delicacies of western Mediterranean nations like Morocco, Spain, France, Malta and Tunisia. There are vegetarian and gluten-free options as well as a variety of menu selections for all palates and preferences. Specialties include Vegetarian Byrsa, Crispy Skin Duck Breast and zesty Seafood Paella. Byrsa Bistro: fine dining in an upscale yet rustically casual atmosphere. We are BYOB and open 7 days a week!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Kennett Keeper
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"After our 10th. meal or so at Byrsa, we've decided that it is a true "keeper." Their food and service is great, menu choices are terrific and location makes for easy parking. Nice combination, indeed. This place is a true gem."
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
0points
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Mile High Steak & Seafood invites you to enjoy a distinctly different style of dining! You’ll savor high-end cuisine ranging from Dry Aged Certified Angus Steaks to Hawaiian fish flown in daily, the freshest fish money can buy. Unlike many restaurants, Mile High serves side dishes with each entree at no additional cost. You’ll unwind in the warm atmosphere of our dazzling dining area or the relaxed elegance of the adjacent bar. Our restaurant is an ideal setting for a celebration with family, a casual night out with friends, or any business engagement.<br /><br />You’ll enjoy impeccable service & pampering from our friendly, professional staff. They provide the extra touches & attention to detail that enhance every occasion.<br /><br />At Mile High Steak & Seafood, we strive to make each meal memorable & every visit rival the last.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
One good, one not so good
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We eat often at Mile High, but had a so-so experience last Friday. My wife's filet was done as she likes it, but my NY strip was overcooked, coming out medium well instead of medium rare. That's a big miss, but fortunately it was a good piece of meat, so it tasted OK. Everything else was fine, including the "devils on horseback" date appetizer and our drinks. Hopefully, this is a one-time thing."
Dined on 10/24/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
0points
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Ship Inn Seafood and Steak - Oldest Historical and the Crown Jewel of Chester County.<br />Original building built in 1796 has since carried its tradition of great food and ambiance.<br /><br />Come dine in the same style as patrons from our past.<br />Serving only the best fresh seafood and steak daily.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Late Lunch
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2006
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We had a nice relaxed lunch at near 2PM, with a drink apiece in a pleasant setting with friendly service at a reasonable price. Can't ask for more."
Dined on 10/15/2014
 2006
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch
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