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What's good and open on Sunday near Haverford College?

tmphelan Oct 20, 2007 06:18 PM


I'm a student at Haverford College, and my parents are coming into town this Sunday night. I want to show them some place good, and we like to go to all sorts of places. let me know, thanks!

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    sylviag RE: tmphelan Oct 20, 2007 06:50 PM

    We like Yang Ming in Bryn Mawr. It's much more than the usual Chinese restaurant; they have salads, great soft-shell crabs, meat dishes, etc. in a very nice atmosphere.

    It is very popular, so call and make a reservation. You can get directions from Google.

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      jwbausch RE: tmphelan Oct 21, 2007 01:12 AM

      In my opinion, a very fine restaurant near Haverford College is Sola.

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        idia RE: jwbausch Oct 21, 2007 05:47 PM

        I wish you were right about Sola being open on Sundays but unless they just recently decided to do it, I am afraid they are dark on Sundays. (sigh!)

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          jwbausch RE: idia Oct 21, 2007 06:48 PM

          Well, my friends frequently say the following about me: often wrong but never in doubt. :-)

          You are right: only open Tu – Sat

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        cjc519 RE: tmphelan Oct 21, 2007 08:13 AM

        Sola is terrific, but they aren't open on Sundays (as far as I know). Lourdas (Greek) in Bryn Mawr is open on Sundays for dinner and is BYO if that interests you. The food there is good and not terribly expensive. I've never been, but what about DuJour (across from the college)? I thought that they've recently added seating.

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          chocolatstiletto RE: cjc519 Oct 21, 2007 08:55 AM

          Lourdas is quite lovely, although warning, it's cash only (or it was last semester). Unfortunately, I'm over at Bryn Mawr, and technically in Rome at the moment, so I'm not sure what's open on Sundays, but Tango is the standard parental credit card place (just down the street from Lourdas by the train tracks.) There's a good Indian place tucked into the side strip mall with the DSW off Lancaster that's a little closer, as well. Medaterra turns out the closest thing to Persian food (especially try the fesenjem sauce with walnuts and pomegranate) in the area, although if you appreciate garlic, make sure they know that, as the yogurt dip was a little lame last time around.

          If you do go to Yangming, post a review, I need a new place to try in the area too!

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            phillyjazz RE: chocolatstiletto Oct 25, 2007 01:50 PM

            Where is Medaterra ?? I go to the Persian Grill near Plymouth Whitemarsh / Roxboro and enjoy the food there (especially when the Tah Dig has not been snapped up by a regular ...)

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              chocolatstiletto RE: phillyjazz Oct 25, 2007 02:51 PM

              Haha, well, if you're completely obsessed with persian food, this might seriously be tame- but hey, strike up a conversation with the chef! Maybe it's gotten more adventurous since last semester, too. At any rate it's on Lancaster in Bryn Mawr, left side of the street if you're leaving Philly, solid orange awning, I think. Sorry, I'm in Rome at the moment or I'd get the exact address- any one else have any thoughts?

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            jwbausch RE: cjc519 Oct 21, 2007 04:40 PM

            Last time I checked, Sola is open on Sundays.

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              idia RE: jwbausch Oct 21, 2007 05:40 PM

              Blush in Rosemont is very close by.
              Flemings for steaks in Radnor is also quite close.
              If you have a car, Nectar in Berwyn isn't very far and your folks will think it is "Wow!"

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                Carole RE: idia Oct 24, 2007 07:35 AM

                I'd skip Blush.

          3. vicarious RE: tmphelan Oct 22, 2007 08:54 AM

            In addition to the places already mentioned, your family might enjoy Carmine's Creole in Bryn Mawr. If you like upscale Asian, I would choose Susanna Foo's in St. David's, Margaret Kuo's in Wayne, or Nectar in Berwyn over Yang Ming (although Yang Ming is the closest to campus and not bad, I like the others better).

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              productionjon RE: tmphelan Oct 25, 2007 01:34 PM

              I like Fellini in Ardmore for Italian, big food, not big prices. I would second Nectar in Berwyn for more upscale Asian. I also like DuJour but I'm not sure they go beyond brunch on Sundays. Flemings and Susanna Foo are solid choices in the Radnor Financial Center.

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                idia RE: productionjon Oct 25, 2007 03:40 PM

                I think the restaurant some other posters referred to as Mediterra in Bryn Mawr is, in actuality, the Mediterranean Grill (just in case you are looking for the phone number) but they are not open on Sundays or I would have strongly recommneded them.

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                  chocolatstiletto RE: idia Oct 26, 2007 10:29 AM

                  oh, how embarrassing. I thought I was remembering the name properly but apparently I've been off campus too long. Just a question- what do you usually get and what would you recommend?

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