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Oct 22, 2009 09:16 PM

Main LIne. Need Help

Our friends don't like to drive; we will pick a place, and drive them somewhere on Main LIne. What's the name of the place, right off the tracks in Bryn Mawr? It was pleasant, if not outstanding.m That might be our fall back choice: varied menu; somthing for everybody. Tango? Was that its name?

Our main criteria is low noise threshhold. Could be weekday or evening dinner, or even Saturday lunch. Friends are echt Italian, and don't like eating in Italian restaurants in the States.

Can you suggest any main line standouts that would be quiet, especially for an early dinner/ Any ethnic but Itlian, INdian or Mexicen would be fine.

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  1. Tango can get pretty noisy especially if you are seated in the room that overlooks the train tracks. Last time I was there I recall having to ask to move because the area was so noisy with families with noisy kids and the sound just reverberates out there.

    For a quiet upscale atmosphere, I recommend Yang Ming in Bryn Mawr. Also, there is a very good, small BYOB in Bryn Mawr--Sola---that could also fit the bill, especially if you went on a weeknight.

    Does it have to be Bryn Mawr?

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    1. re: rocknroll52

      We like Yang Ming very much. Ask for a quiet spot.
      I love the Caesar salad appetizer with Asian pears and chicken.

    2. Just a few minutes up the road in Wayne, is a terrific spot called Teresa's. Right off Lancaster Ave (literally within a few feet of the septa stop). They've got great food, FANTASTIC beer and wine selection.

      1. Very quiet Indian is Khujaraho in ardmore. Flemings steakhouse in st davids is also quiet. Blackfish in Conshohocken is pricey, but quiet. The Old Guard House in gladwyne, also a gem.

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        1. re: Bridget1720

          Yang Ming canj get awfully crowded and noisy. I wouldn't consider Yang Ming to be a quiet restaurant. Ditto for Tango.

          1. re: iamzorba

            Oh oh. Back to ground zero. No, it does not have to be Bryn Mawr, although we would prefer not to go out too far on the Main Line. Quiet is the necessity here. Thanks for steering me away from Tanoo and Yang Ming.

            1. re: Bashful3

              I disagree with iamzorba, and I don't think you will have trouble hearing yourself talk there. Its the best choice of those that have been offered. Where is your starting point on the Main Line?

              1. re: rocknroll52

                Alba in Malvern is fairly quiet with great food.

          2. re: Bridget1720

            Khajuraho is quiet; in my experience there, though, I've personally been struck dumb over paying decent money for such mediocre Indian food.

          3. We just had dinner with friends last night at Kaya's in Havertown, and three out of four of us enjoyed our dishes very much, and the fourth wasn't bad, just not great. Noisy if you go later but I have a feeling if you go early it would be ok.

            1. Honestly the best place to eat in Bryn Mawr is Cafe Fresko 1003 lancaster ave 610 581 7070. It is a mix between Greek and Fresh food and it is delious ! I've never not had a good meal there! It is BYOB

              Cafe Fresko
              1003 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

              Bryn Mawr Cafe
              1344 Bryn Mawr St, Scranton, PA 18504