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Jun 3, 2010 10:14 AM

Brunch in Ardmore area with good bloody marys?

Going to brunch this Sunday morning - right now we have reservations at Plate, but I have reservations about that - wondering if there are better brunch options in Ardmore that someone can recommend? Good bloody marys are important.

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  1. I've lived in the ardmore area for most of my life and while I'm not a a brunch guy, I can pretty much tell you there are no good restaurants in general around here. I've never been to Plate (overall I never go out to eat here) but let me know how it was.

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    1. re: acewex

      "I can pretty much tell you there are no good restaurants in general around here..."
      "...overall I never go out to eat here"

      One of these statements contradicts the other.

      1. re: AgentRed

        if you lived in ardmore --like the reply and i do --you'd know that the second statement follows the first. there are not many good places to eat out on the main line, hence when we want something good we go in town -- certainly there's no where near here that serves bloody marys for brunch. have never been to plate b/c i have heard so many bad reviews/it's expensive for what it is -- breakfast out in ardmore means corner bakery (and i happen to love their coffee) or suburban sq farmers mkt

    2. Plate does make a good Bloody Mary. They used to have a do it yourself Bloody Mary Bar on the patio with all the fixins, available for Sunday brunch. Haven't been outside for brunch yet this year, so I don't know if they still do.

        1. re: MLTimes

          I forgot about DuJour. I just don't like picking up my food up from the kitchen and bussing my own table. I feel like I'm at work!

          1. re: Whinerdiner

            Actually, it's been quite awhile since i've been there, but if not mistaken, they started serving as well as cafeteria style, could be wrong though. But they won't have Bloody Mary's unless they got a liquor license----suppose you could always bring your own!

            1. re: bonappetite

              We were there a couple of months ago for breakfast. They seemed to have a full bar behind the counter. No one was serving, but they had a bus person wiping empty tables and removing full bus trays.

              1. re: Whinerdiner

                DuJour is full service and full bar. Still busy for takeout before school/work in the morning, but dinner is candles on the table, $20+ entrees.