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Help a pregnant woman find food near Bryn Mawr Hospital

yummymel Sep 12, 2007 05:12 AM

I'm 42 weeks pregnant and unless I go into labor before 4:30 today (unlikely), I'm being induced at Bryn Mawr Hospital at 7-ish tonight. In between my 4:30 appointment and 7, my midwife suggested that my husband and I have dinner. We're from West Chester and don't know much about Bryn Mawr area dining. Please help us find a good last meal as a couple! Here are our requirements:

Close to Bryn Mawr Hospital-we don't have much time
Somewhat casual-I'm very pregnant and don't fit into anything but black sweat pants
Not too noisy/hectic

Also, my husband is wondering where he can order decent pizza in the area

Thank you!

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    yummymel Sep 29, 2007 12:24 PM

    Thanks for every one's advice. We went to Cafe Fresko, and, strangely, my water broke just as we were leaving - 30 minutes before we were supposed to check in to BMH. Good food and good luck!

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    1. re: yummymel
      cjc519 Sep 29, 2007 02:49 PM

      Congratulations! We're supposed to go the Fresko in the next couple of weeks for the first time. What did you have that you'd recommend?

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      Adenn1 Sep 13, 2007 06:27 AM

      Both of my two children were born at BMH...I brought gyros from Lourdas to my wife after each birth. Nothing like Greek food while looking at your new child!

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        idia Sep 12, 2007 01:33 PM

        I agree with Mediterranean Grill. It is perfect for your needs and is the closest place to the hospital.
        If you prefer Chinese, Yangming is up the road too.
        Very exciting. All good luck to you.

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          cjc519 Sep 12, 2007 09:49 AM

          There's Lourdas right by the Bryn Mawr train station. At that time of day you should be able to get in and out pretty quickly. Their food is very good. Tango is good, too. I'm just not sure how quick it would be. Carmine's is good too... just depends what you're in the mood for. Gullifty's would definitely be last on my list for your last meal as a couple.

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          1. re: cjc519
            vicarious Sep 12, 2007 10:08 AM

            I second the recommendations for Lourdas and Tango, both of which are close to the train station. Be warned that Lourdas is BYO and cash only. I also like Cafe Fresko on Lancaster Ave. (also BYO cash only). Carmine's has delicious food, but it's noisy and hectic. Also, the food is so rich, I wouldn't want to follow it with labor! For pizza, your husband can walk across the street to Pacilio's on Glenbrook Ave; much closer than Peace a Pizza in Rosemont. I would hold off on Gullifty's--plenty of time for that later when your screaming baby can sing harmony with all of the other noisy kids there.

            1. re: vicarious
              cjc519 Sep 12, 2007 10:14 AM

              Thanks... I forgot to mention the cash only. As for Gullifty's, the ONLY time we go there is with our kids. I've never been to Fresko, but it's on my list of places to go.

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            lillotis Sep 12, 2007 07:48 AM

            Carmines is awesome and walking distance to the hospital. I am also a huge fan of Yangming for gourment asian/Chinese. Gullifty's is pretty good too.

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            1. re: lillotis
              potroastcat Sep 12, 2007 08:19 AM

              I second Gullifty's! They're definitely casual. If they still have the gourmet cookie for two, you should totally order it ahead (I think they bake it while you're eating dinner so it's so fresh and yummy).

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              jessicheese Sep 12, 2007 06:49 AM

              I don't have suggestions, but congratulations! I'm sure it will be a special meal no matter where you go.

              1. saturninus Sep 12, 2007 06:27 AM

                I would reccomend Mediterranean Grill.
                For pizza, I must admit I love Pizzi's - but I am in the minority.
                Also try Peace of Pizza in Bryn Mawr.

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