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Becca's in Phoenixville...?

CindyJ May 13, 2010 08:33 AM

Has anyone been? What did you think of your dining experience there? From what I've been reading, I'm intrigued. http://www.beccasrestaurant.com/

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    RitterSportRules May 13, 2010 04:31 PM

    We've eaten there three times and had the tasting menu twice. It's definitely worth trying and it's BYOB. The lobster with vanilla sauce is excellent. I'm a bit pressed for time and will write more later.

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    1. re: RitterSportRules
      CindyJ May 14, 2010 06:40 AM

      I had dinner there with a friend last night. The menu is impressive and creative. I had the microgreens salad, which was grown locally, and the vanilla butter poached lobster -- truly decadent and delicious. I'll definitely return; there were so many other things on the menu I wanted to try.

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        crazyspice May 14, 2010 12:21 PM

        It sounds like a place I need to try!

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          CindyJ May 14, 2010 01:43 PM

          I had never even heard of it until my friend mentioned it, and she hadn't heard of it until she saw it on Restaurant.com. The coupon special got us to try it; the great food and wonderful service will have me return.

          1. re: CindyJ
            FrancisdeR Jul 25, 2010 11:10 AM

            I checked out the bread and cheese shop in Pville today. It was open, but unofficially, as the owner doesn't usually open Sundays and was just practising his breads. He spoke very highly of Becca's. The chef had been one of the sous-chefs at Taquet (recently closed up in Wayne).

            BTW, I was very impressed by the cheese and bread. The guy takes his bread seriously, trained in Europe (he was once a German lit major?!?!), and has his cheese selections made by the lady who worked with Michael Ramondo (of Cheese!, recently closed up in Pville). He has D'Artagnan products, some smoked meats and smoked fish from Sugartown. All the usual suspects at the high end, but he is in that league.

            It's on our list to try out, after that testimony, and all the comments from the people above.

    2. FrancisdeR Sep 4, 2010 11:04 AM

      Finally tried it this week. A few flaws (sauteed shrimp were significantly overcooked), but some great things too (diver scallops were sweet and nicely sauteed, he has a fantastic supplier of microgreens). Large portions, if you like that -- too large for us, but we brought a scallop doggie bag home, and it didn't go to the dog. Bread (from the Brick Oven in Pville) was very good and distinctive (ie not industrially produced bread).

      Service was fine. Nice young lady, but if you're a dedicated foodie, you don't need a college student "educating" you to the virtues of local, seasonal ingredients.

      We came out strangely unexcited, but that's probably more a reflection of us than of the restaurant; we have a preference for simpler food with a small number of ingredients. Overall, Becca's is a nice addition to the choices available in the area.

      Prices are fine. A tad more expensive than others in the area that I like a bit better, but still in a reasonable range. App and main dish each, split a dessert, coffees all round. $120.

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