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Somewhere nice for weekend lunch/brunch outside of city?

lillotis Oct 22, 2006 12:34 PM

Looking for a nice place with private room or area for small group of 6 that does Saturday and/or Sunday lunch or brunch on Main Line, Manayunk, Conshie, Delaware County, or not too far away.

  1. AmblerGirl Oct 22, 2006 07:17 PM

    I would recommend Arpeggio in Springhouse. It is a great Mediterranean BYO with a nice atmosphere. Great wood fired pizzas, good salads and sandwiches. No brunch menu but they offer lunch both Saturday an Sunday. They have a small private-ish area in the back.

    If you are looking for Sunday brunch, the Drafting Room in Springhouse has a nice buffet (plus a private dining area). I also heard Agave in Ambler has a good Sunday brunch, plus they have a downstairs dining area which is semi-private.

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      anita7707 Oct 23, 2006 05:04 PM

      Two I like are in Chestnut Hill: Creshem Cottage and CinCin. Great menus.

      1. rabidog Oct 25, 2006 01:15 PM

        fish tank on main (manayunk main st) is my favorite quiet brunching place. let the masses pack into le bus down the street and eat crap while you enjoy a carefully crafted fritatta and rich soups. only downside is its BYO and i do like a mimosa with my eggs... ah well.

        no private room @ fish tank but you won't need one. it is never terribly crowded (the le bus curse).


        6 Replies
        1. re: rabidog
          JanR Oct 25, 2006 01:34 PM

          Fish Tank has closed.

          1. re: JanR
            rabidog Oct 25, 2006 01:37 PM

            really???!!! nooooo! i used to stop by all the time on sundays biking from conshy to center city. since moving to northern libs in august i haven't made it out to manayunk much.

            do you know if it moved or anything, or just plain old shut down? that's a shame.

            1. re: rabidog
              JanR Oct 25, 2006 01:49 PM

              Don't know if it has moved. It is no longer at the Manayunk location. BTW, was wondering why you considered byob a drawback. Now that you say you were biking, it makes sense.

              1. re: JanR
                Den Oct 25, 2006 02:51 PM

                The Radnor Hotel has a very nice brunch on Sundays. It's right off of 476 at the Route 30 exit.

                1. re: JanR
                  rabidog Oct 25, 2006 04:54 PM

                  you're right on that count, biking... but still - BYO is still a foreign concept to me, hailing from the DC area where i'd never seen a BYO before! i can't tell you how many times i've walked into a place not realizing it was a BYO. frankly i'd rather pay the non-BYO prices than be blindsided with a wineless meal, but maybe it is just a matter of getting to know which restaurants i need to plan ahead for.

                  1. re: rabidog
                    JanR Oct 25, 2006 07:42 PM

                    Once you get used to it you will love it.

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