Favorite Main Line Restaurants (Non-BYO)
Tina and I tend to frequent BYOs. That said, there are of plenty of restaurants we enjoy that serve liquor. I'll be expanding this list as time goes on.
- Yang Ming
1051 Conestoga Rd Bryn Mawr, PA 19010. 610-527-3200.
Among the premier restaurants on the Main Line and unquestionably the best known 'Chinese' restaurant, Yang Ming never disappoints. The food is delicious, distinctive and reasonably priced; the setting is elegant and there is room to accommodate a group of any size; the service is excellent; the drinks are precisely mixed and the wine list is extensive. One could carp that the parking can be challenging or that it can take a while to be seated but with so many other things right, why would you? Try the Caesar Salad with Asian Pear, the Spicy Wild-Peppered Lamb or the Mongolian Lamb.
4889 W Chester Pike Newtown Square, PA. 610-355-1784
Bonefish is a chain but not all chains are created equal. As with all restaurants I like, the food is excellent. The Bang Bang Shrimp appetizer is one of the best I've ever had. The restaurant provides an excellent variety of seafood dishes at different price points from the Chilean Sea Bass and Lobster at the top end down to Fish & Chips. You can customize your dish by choosing from one of several sauces. The menu is well laid out and simple to follow. I appreciate a well constructed menu. They don't have so many choices that you get confused but have enough so you don't get bored. Parking is not a problem as the restaurant is in a small strip mall. The restaurant is very popular so it's best to call for a reservation or to get yourself on the list.