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Lunch near Viking Cooking School in Bryn Mawr?

wendyphilly Feb 1, 2007 04:48 AM

Taking my parents to a knife skills class at the Viking Cooking School. Looking for a very nice, interesting place to take my parents too for lunch afterwards. Would like to stay on the cheaper side, and a BYOB would be an added bonus. Any thoughts?

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  1. vicarious RE: wendyphilly Feb 1, 2007 05:36 AM

    Across the parking lot from the Viking School are two chains: Cosi and Bertuccis. BYOBs nearby that are open for lunch include Lourdas (Greek, next to the BM train station) and Cafe Fresko and Mediterranean Grill (in BM, on opposite sides of Lancaster Avenue). Although I have never had lunch there, my pick would be Cafe Fresko.

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      isadorasmama RE: wendyphilly Feb 1, 2007 06:53 AM

      Love the Mediterranean Grill. I took my 3 yr old to lunch there a few months back and we have an enjoyable, yummy meal.

      1. saturninus RE: wendyphilly Feb 1, 2007 07:05 AM

        Mediterranean Grill. I love getting a bunch of their small plates, esp the yogurt dipping sauce with scallions. Delish.

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          jwbausch RE: wendyphilly Feb 1, 2007 09:13 AM

          My three cents: I can recommend highly Lourdas, Ha Long Bay, and Mediterranean Grill. If you are looking for almost guaranteed fast lunch service, Lourdas is for you... while Ha Long Bay can be iffy. I've only been to MG twice for lunch, but service was fine both times.

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            saturninus RE: jwbausch Feb 2, 2007 05:03 AM

            Does Lourdas have a less expensive lunch menu? The dinner menu is not inexpensive at all.

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              jwbausch RE: saturninus Feb 2, 2007 05:37 AM

              Well, yes. But your definition of less expensive may be different than mine. For dinner my wife and I get out of there frequently for about 50 bucks and I consider that relatively cheap for the Main Line. For lunch, I get a gyro (the same as they serve at dinner for 10 bucks) and it is 7 bucks.

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            Main Line Tracey RE: wendyphilly Feb 1, 2007 09:22 AM

            I enjoy both Mediterranian Grill & Ha Long Bay. Mediterranian is BYOB but I am not sure about Ha long. The Abbriz (lamb slow cooked in a wonderful sauce) at Mediterranian is wonderful. Good atmosphere too.

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              jwbausch RE: Main Line Tracey Feb 1, 2007 09:41 AM

              All three I mentioned are BYO's.

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              waynefoodie RE: wendyphilly Feb 4, 2007 02:01 PM

              silk cuisine, a great thai BYOB is judtdown the street from Viking. It has a great 7.95 lunch.

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