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Seeking Conshohocken BYOB recommendation

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Karen K Aug 12, 2012 07:07 AM

Looking for a BYOB with good food, varied menu (meat for the carnivores, vegetarian options, something for my friend's spouse whose preferences I don't know). I've never been to a restaurant in Conshocken, and I'm not certain which are currently highly regarded. Price not so much an issue if the food is great.

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    cwdonald Aug 12, 2012 07:14 AM

    Blackfish - new american cuisine, definitely has vegetarian options.

    Fayette Street Grill- standard american cuisine.. good food

    Spring Mill Cafe - Classic French food

    From the Boot in Lafayette Hill - straight forward italian food, lower price point than the other three

    All are BYO . you cannot go wrong with any. Blackfish stands out among the four restaurants, but may not offer the variety that you wish. They all have menus online and you should look at them.

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      Strocophate Aug 12, 2012 01:43 PM

      +1 for Spring Mill Cafe. Charming, not at all trendy, and delicious French food with attentive and friendly service.

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        Chefpaulo Aug 13, 2012 04:46 AM

        +2 for Spring Mill Cafe. Join their email list to be informed of upcoming special events and French culinary classes.
        CP

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        JanR Aug 13, 2012 04:51 AM

        Agree with Spring Mill and Blackfish. While From the Boot is definitely cheaper (and they are very nice), I never thought there food was great.

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          cwdonald Aug 13, 2012 04:54 AM

          I agree Jan.. i was trying to think of places with different price points.

          My biggest issue with Spring Mill for the OP is that they have limited vegetarian options.

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            JanR Aug 13, 2012 04:56 AM

            Not sure about the vegetarian options, but Roberto's in Erdenheim (not far from Conshohocken) has good homemade pasta and is byob on Tuesday nights.

      3. crazyspice Aug 12, 2012 08:28 AM

        +1 for Blackfish!

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          curly girl Aug 13, 2012 05:00 AM

          My all-time favorite Conshy BYOB is Fayette Grille. I used to work in Conshy and our company often had business dinners there. I have also been there several times with just my husband and myself. The prix fixe three course menu with approximately 12 entree selections, as well as nightly specials, can't be beat. It includes your choice of starter course, entree and dessert. The restaurant is small and intimate, but the food and service are wonderful. Current starter course and entree selections can be viewed on their website - www.fayettestreetgrille.com. Dessert selections change nightly.

          1. FrancisdeR Jan 20, 2013 07:37 AM

            Went to Blackfish last night, after having had it on my list for years. I know, Saturday night, is not the best time to try a popular restaurant, but my daughter and her fiance were taking us out for my birthday.

            Fantastic experience nonetheless. Food lived up to expectations in every way. Service was professional and attentive without interrupting conversations every 5 minutes to ask how everything is.

            Pretty crowded, but it deserves to be. It also deserves to be on every top ten list in the western burbs.

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              arepo Jan 20, 2013 10:25 AM

              The above recommendations are probably your best bet.
              However, if you don't mind spending $45 for a corkage fee (cough!) at Savona, that restaurant would clearly be the top one to consider.

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