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From Kate G., Bryn Mawr, Class of 2009:

A la Maison
53 West Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA

A classic French bistro in the town of Ardmore, about a mile or two from Bryn Mawr.

Teresa’s Cafe and Teresa’s Next Door
124-126 North Wayne Avenue
Wayne, PA

These jointly owned restaurants offer two very different experiences. The cafe has an Italian menu as well as wine and beer. Next Door is a Belgian-style bistro with mussels, salads, sandwiches, and a FANTASTIC beer selection. Neither restaurant takes reservations and can get quite crowded on the weekends.

Sushi Land
861 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA

Closest sushi restaurant to Bryn Mawr, and quite favored by Mawrters. Good sushi and kitchen entrees in a casual setting. BYO.

12 Greenfield Avenue
Ardmore, PA

A fantastic Indian restaurant in a nondescript strip mall in Ardmore. The lunch buffet is quite good. BYO.

Milkboy Coffee
2 East Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA
824 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA

Milkboy has two locations: Ardmore is the original, larger location while Bryn Mawr is a smaller, more intimate shop connected to the Bryn Mawr Film Institute. A good place to grab a quick, inexpensive bite or a cup of coffee. In the evenings there is live music.

39 Morris Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA

For something a little fancier, Tango is a good bet. The food is contemporary American and the restaurant is right next to the train station, a very short walk from campus (no more than 5 minutes). Tango also has a full bar, which is something to be noted in the land of BYOs.