Wayne/Valley Forge/King of Prussia Area
- AussieGirl Jul 7, 2006 02:34 AM
I need 3 days of food reccs (both lunch and dinner) in this area.
SOme of you guys were not favorable toward Georges. Someone recommended Nectar and Margaret Kuo.
Anything else? Dinner can be slightly more on the high end side as it's on an expense account. But lunch is on me so something reasonable and local would be great.
Thanks you guys! you are really awesome!
I will add my two cents about Georges. Been there twice and underwhelmed. I'd skip it. For reasonable, I would suggest Meridith in Berwyn. For dinner, I really like Alba in Malvern. It's byob (as is Meridith). You need to reserve in advance. Not too bad a drive from the area you mention and well worth it.
I'm a resident of wayne, so here are my local favs --
Georges does have a beautiful bar area. If you want a drink and a late night snack or dessert, go there.
Hana is a humble strip mall sushi joint that is really excellent.
Mayuree Cafe is a thai restaurant right next to the great american pub in wayne -- very good thai food.
333 Belrose is a very nice upscale dining place.
Unfortunately that is about all i can think of right now. I would not recommend Meredith's at all -- service is awful, and while the food I had for breakfast there once was ok, a dinner I had there was flat out awful.
If you like burgers, Winberies has a good one. they have a good menu, but hit or miss on the selections other than the burger & salads IMO.
Kabuki in KOP for great sushi.
Margaret Kuo is good.
KOP you're mainly going to hit every chain. However, I do tend to like the Nordstrom Cafe for lunch.
If you can go to Malvern/Frazer for lunch I suggest Classic Diner- open until 3 daily- wonderful food.
I personally like Teresa's on Wayne Avenue. I have never had a bad meal there. BYOB.
And I would agree with DanielleM that Hana is fabulous.
For casual and inexpensive lunch, I love the Flying Pig in Malvern and also Nudy's in Devon. Also a very good, very fresh mexican place (Mesa?) in the Gateway strip mall (located next to VF and considered in Wayne. In with a Trader Joe's! if you like that shop
For expense account, Savona is the place to go (but since I don't have one, it's been a long time since I've eaten there). I second the recommendation for 333 Belrose (was there tonight, in fact). If the weather cooperates, you can eat al fresco there. More upscale (but hardly more expensive) and a block away from Belrose, is a new restaurant, called Pond. It's a beautiful place, with nice gardens and swans in the pond. I was there the first week it opened (and posted as "DS") but haven't heard anything since. Accross from K of P mall is an Indian restaurant I like, called Desi Village, and for a really cheap lunch, Peace of Pizza.
If you are in the area and spending your own money on lunch, I would recommend Peace of Pizza in Wayne for lunch, (or stopping at the Bread store in the center of Wayne-they give out generous free samples of lovely bread) and then going to Aux Petits Delice in the center of Wayne for pastries. I sometimes just go to Aux Petits for lunch. Also, the farmer's market is fun, cheap and casual.
Expense account: Margaret Quo's & Savona.
Meredith's is totally a chicks restaurant (can't explain it, but something about the ultra-bistro decor, light menu and handsome flirty young waiters sets the vibe...) but i actually do really enjoy dining al fresco there, munching on some *fab* tomato bisque and guac & salsa. GREAT place if you've got a nice day - i can't find another place to eat outside to save my life.
peace-a-pizza is OK if you get a fresh pizza (when they're busy). mmm white pizza there is great then, but if it's been sitting out for awhile it gets disgusting fast.
ristorante primavera in wayne is great - the decor is a bit dated but the marinara on the simple cheese/spinach ravioli is just to die for. i really do enjoy it there.
My favorite though - you can't beat thai pepper (sorry, flavor by thai pepper now) with locations in both wayne and ardmore. get the spicy noodle - it's one of the best things i've ever eaten!
all the above are on (or just off) rte 30/lancaster ave.