West Chester Restaurant Week is Feb. 26 – March 5
West Chester restaurants offering $30, $40, $50 prix fixe menus
by Main Line Tonight editors
West Chester Restaurant Week is the perfect time to explore the borough’s many restaurants and bars. Supported by the West Chester Business Improvement District, this restaurant week is one of the region’s best. Ready to try a new spot or revisit an old favorite? Not sure where to start? Here’s a list of our nine favorite prix fixe menus being offered Feb. 26 – March 5.
Bar Avalon: Try this $40 per person for a three-course dinner menu that features appetizers like arancini, chicken liver mousse and whipped ricotta. Entrée choices range from braised beef short ribs to lamb Bolognese to penne vodka – and dessert is croissant beignets. Bar Avalon, 116 E. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 436-4100
Greystone Oyster Bar: In the mood for seafood? Head to Greystone for a three-course, $50 prix fixe that includes raw oysters, ceviche, clams casino, Atlantic salmon, lobster roll and traditional fish and chips. Greystone’s cocktails are fabulous, including a spectacular martini with Stateside Vodka, a cucumber gimlet, and a great negroni. Greystone Oyster Bar, 7 N. Church St., West Chester, (610) 241-3369
Kildare’s Irish Pub: Keeping it simple, Kildare’s is offering a $40, three-course special in which diners can select any appetizer, and any entrée, salad or sandwich – and any 16 oz. draft beer. Our picks: baked pretzels, buffalo shrimp, pork bahn mi burger, shepherd’s pie, and bangers and mash. Kildare’s, 18-22 W. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 431-0700
Kooma: Hit Kooma’s four courses for $40 and get an appetizer, sushi roll, entrée and dessert. Appetizers choices include shumai and spring rolls, and the sushi rolls include yellowtail, tuna and veggie choices like asparagus and cucumber/avocado. Hibachi, teriyaki, pad Thai and Kooma’s spicy noodles are the great entrée choices. Kooma, 123 N. Church St., West Chester, (610) 430-8980
Mae’s: One of the best farm-to-table restaurant in the borough, Mae’s is offering a great three-course menu for $40. Our choice for an appetizer is Mae’s roasted butternut squash and pear soup with toasted pepitas. For entrées, we’ll get sautéed filet tips with cavatelli, mushrooms, spinach and winter squash in a red wine reduction or the zaatar-roasted cauliflower wedge with chickpea stew and braised greens. Desserts include peanut butter brown trifle, vanilla crème brulee and warm apple cobbler. Mae’s West Chester, 39 W. Gay St., West Chester, (484) 887-0062
Manjé Caribbean: For $30, Manjé is offering two appetizers and an entrée. Feeling spicy? Dive into Manjé’s beef and vegetable stew, jerk chicken or chicken with pasta. Entrées come with sides of rice and beans, plantain chips or a salad. Manjé Caribbean, 237 E. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 241-1852
Opa Taverna: Go Greek with Opa Taverna’s three-course, $50 menu. Start with Mediterranean flatbread. Then opt for the Taverna platter, which has a sampling of Opa’s greats, like chicken and pork souvlaki, and chicken, lamb, beef and vegetable gyros. Ekmek and karidopita are the delicious dessert choices, and Opa is including one glass of wine with the dinner special. Opa Taverna, 40 E. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 696-4100
Slow Hand: Hands down one of the best restaurants in West Chester, Slow Hand’s $50, three-course prix fixe is a must. Try the squash-mushroom soup as a first course, or go for the short rib chili. Our top entrée choice is chicken thighs with biscuit dumplings. Farro, pork chop and salmon are other great options. For dessert, get the drop doughnuts or the chocolate-banana cake topped with cardamom-caramel mousse. Slow Hand, 30 N. Church St., West Chester, (484) 999-8638
The Social: This three-course, $50 prix fixe menu includes appetizers like blackened alligator tail with dirty rice, char grilled duck breast with a sweet corn waffle and maple glazed pork belly, and chicken-andouille gumbo. For entrées, chose from five options, including NY strip steak with truffle mashed potatoes, filet mignon with lobster mac-and-cheese, and salmon with crab cake in sweet lobster cream. Desserts include blueberry-white chocolate bread pudding, banana pudding and chocolate mousse. The Social, 117 E. Gay St., West Chester, (610) 738-3948.
And there’s free parking! The Justice Center Garage is free after 5 pm on weekdays and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. Metered parking on the streets are free on Sundays, and free after 5 pm on Friday, March 3.
For the complete list of West Chester Restaurant Week options, click here.
Want more great stories about great food in our great region? Read The Insider’s Guide To Phoenixville, Rosalie In Glen Mills, and JT Wilder’s BBQ in Devon.
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