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Hello CHers,

I am new to the Phoenixville area, and looking for a place to go for an anniversary dinner. Is Majolica a good pick? Any advice as to what to order, how far in advance to make reservations, dress code, etc? We are hoping for this Friday night. I checked out their website, but it doesn't give too much information - just a sample menu.

Thanks!!

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  1. I am also considering Funky Little Kitchen in Pottstown, so if you have any opinion on this as well, I'd really appreciate it! Which is better, in your eyes?

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    The Little Kitchen
    51 Dayton Rd, Jamesburg, NJ 08831

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    1. re: KittCat84

      KittCat, my wife and I are regulars at Majolica, and occasional visitors to Funky Little Kitchen. Both try to do the same thing: interesting local seasonal food at reasonable price points.

      In our view, Majolica is ahead of FLK, but I appreciate FLK's work as well. Majolica costs a little more but is worth the difference. It's also probably a lot closer to you, as you said you were in the Phoenixville area. You should eventually try both and make your own call.

      Andrew at Majolica also makes his own desserts, which are really a standout (breaking down this non-dessert person's willpower), and pays serious attention to his coffee. The staff are charming, and make you feel welcome. You'd be amazed how many high end food places don't bother to do that.

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      The Little Kitchen
      51 Dayton Rd, Jamesburg, NJ 08831

      1. re: FrancisdeR

        Great, thanks for the info! I think we are leaning towards Majolica for this weekend and will give FLK a try another time.

        1. re: FrancisdeR

          Do you happen to know the dress code for Majolica?

          1. re: KittCat84

            Casual. That said, because it's a nice place, you don't see anyone grungy (at least, I haven't).

        2. re: KittCat84

          We think both are hit or miss, although we definitely like supporting local BYOs with inventive, seasonal/local menus.

          We actually prefer Alba in Malvern. Exceptional food and definitely nice enough for an anniversary dinner.

          1. re: isadorasmama

            I just wanted to give a quick little report on our evening at Majolica.

            First of all, I was glad we made reservations because the dining room is small and it was First Friday, which we forgot about! We had a wondeful experience at Majolica. Our waitress was as nice as could be and recommended the house specialities to us since we had never been there before. We were each given a slice of the housemade rosemary/sea salt foccocia with dipping oil. The salt really made that for me! Then appetizers - the Heirloom Tomato Salad with Cured Tuna and the Crispy Veal Sweetbreads. Both were great. Our main courses were the Pompano (fish with a crispy skin on top of chanterelle mushrooms and these little flower bulbs of which the name is escaping me right now, but that taste like mild onions) and the Short Ribs with Edamame and Horseradish. Both amazing! Lastly we ordered a Majolica Coffee and the Flourless Chocolate Torte with Salted Caramel Ice Cream. I thought the meal was a bit expensive, but it was worth the money for an adorable setting, great wait staff and excellent food. Will return!!

            1. re: KittCat84

              +1 to your experience at Majolica. Our last experience there (a few months ago) was just like you described with different starters and entrees. Whenever another restaurant serves focaccia , I think about the salty goodness of the bread served at Majolica.