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Inexpensive brunch/lunch on the Main Line

Meg Loves to Eat May 6, 2009 09:59 AM

My niece is graduating from Villanova, and we're looking for a place to take the extended family. We need something nice, but not too fancy, and reasonably priced.

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    2jumpy RE: Meg Loves to Eat May 6, 2009 12:01 PM

    A La Maison in Ardmore might fit the bill, see link.

    A La Maison
    Ardmore, PA, Ardmore, PA

    1. vicarious RE: Meg Loves to Eat May 6, 2009 04:14 PM

      You should check out Bistro Cassis and 333 Belrose in Radnor. Each has good food in a nice setting, with the option of outdoor dining.

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        jgottlob RE: Meg Loves to Eat May 6, 2009 05:55 PM

        Christopher's on North Wayne Avenue in Wayne is a nice venue. Fun and reasonably priced, too.

        1. Mawrter RE: Meg Loves to Eat May 6, 2009 06:50 PM


          The further you get away from campus the less of the OVERWHELMING CROWD factor you will have to contend with. ***Do make a reservation in any case, especially since you say "extended".*** Local restaurants have a hard time managing all of your VU brethren and sistren - such a burst of hungry, excited people all at once!

          I like the Cassis suggestion. Ristorante Primavera can definitely handle a big family and they are definitely all that: nice, not too fancy, reasonably priced. Good Italian food, good service; I've had many happy family meals there.

          Wayne PA, Wayne, PA

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            Brianne920 RE: Mawrter May 7, 2009 07:18 PM

            I graduated from Villanova 2 years ago and had my post-event lunch with the same size party at Primavera. Relaxed, not stuffy, reasonable priced, and not as crowded as somewhere like Christopher's (which I think is incredibly overrated, anyway). Not super upscale, but good food with enough variety that anyone- even kids- could find something they liked. Congratulations to your family!

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            chefpa938 RE: Meg Loves to Eat May 7, 2009 11:53 AM

            Villanova conference center about a mile from campus is doing a special brunch on sunday after graduation im not sure how expensive it is but they have a good rep for alot of food for not alot of money

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