The Choice - B.Y.O.B
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
It was our first visit and we were very impressed with all aspects of dining. The ambience was modern and cozy. The service was very nice, efficient and attentive. The taste of the food was AMAZING ( we ordered Burrata and Beet Carpaccio for appetizers (and received a little introductory compliment from the kitchen which was VERY YUMMY! thank you so much!), Duck and Chilean Seabass with miso sauce and Apple Pie for dessert. Every dish was VERY tasty and had their own unique flavor. Dishes were big in portion size and beautifully presented. Our waitress Irina had nice and warm attitude and was very helpful in recommending good match of sides to the dishes. Price wise it's very adequate to the quality of the food and service. And saving on the BYOB option is also helpful : ). The whole experience was very impressive.
We were visiting the area and unfortunately can't enjoy this place as often as we'd like to, but every time we come back we'll definitely be here for sure and recommend everyone to visit this wonderful place. Thank you so much for a wonderful dinner!
This is a great spot. The food is good and creative. The service was great. I would highly recommend!
Wonderful food as usual!
There is no better BYOBin the Western Suburbs. The fish entres are superb
Best restaurant I’ve been thus far this year hands down... and I am a chef
Food was amazing.
Server was very helpful and kind.
Real interesting menu, influences from all over the world. Great BYOB
This is a Main Line gem. Food, ambience, everything is excellent!
Great time. Small, quaint, quiet, dimly-lit, and romantic. Small fancy portions, great plating & presentation!
Food was amazing, highly recommend the scallop appetizer! Will definitely be back.
The food was exquisite . The staffing was accommodating and personable . The establishment was very clean with an intimate setting .
I wanted to love this place, I thought it was good, but I don’t need to rush back.
This place is terrific! Delicious, interesting flavors , felt very safe and socially distant and clean.
Food is another level! Great!
Fabulous food and service.
Looking for a local BYOB we had not yet tried, I found The Choice on-line. It is conveniently located right on Lancaster Avenue with street parking available. As there was considerable snow on the ground when we dined in January, it was great that we were able to find a space right across the street from the restaurant. The dining room décor and atmosphere is tastefully subdued. It gives a warm and relaxed feel, except when people entering or exiting did not completely close the sliding door, which allowed a chill breeze to flow through. Our party of three all found personal favorites on the menu. For appetizers, my wife started out with the Seared Octopus, shiitake mushrooms, asparagus, Brussels sprouts with soy-garlic sauce. Our friend had Scallops wrapped in filo dough, deep fried, served with creamy wasabi sauce, and I had the Seafood Soup. All were delicious. Entrees consisted of the Chilean seabass filet marinated in miso sauce, the Filet Mignon, and the Pan-seared duck breast, served on a bed of mushrooms and asparagus with plum teriyaki and Yuzu truffle sauce on the side. The Seabass and the Duck were both mouth-watering. Unfortunately, the Filet Mignon was so tough, our friend could barely slice it. She returned it to the waitress, who apologized profusely, and replaced it with an order of the Chilean Seabass, which she loved. For dessert we enjoyed the Warm apple pie served with vanilla ice cream. Despite the issue with the steak, overall we liked the restaurant and will definitely return to try it again.
Always outstanding. A rare find and somewhere to add to your regular dining plans.
This was the first time we have been to Tbe Choice but we will definitely be going back. The food was excellent and the staff were very good.
The Choice is a wonderful restaurant. The staff is very accommodating and very careful with keeping a clean, well spaced out, safe place to eat! The food is creative and delicious!!
Consistently the best food and service available anywhere in the Ardmore to Wayne area. The food is always perfectly prepared and presented - always fresh. And the service is always outstanding - warm, friendly and efficient.
We are so happy to have finally found The Choice. The food and the service were both wonderful. We will be returning soon. I hope more people continue to support small, local restaurants like this, they deserve it.
Always delicious and great service
This is our favorite, go-to restaurant by far. Not only is the food exceptionally and consistently delicious, the team makes our dining experience feel normal and safe despite being celiac. Finally, only here am I able to have real A5 Wagyu taste as good as I have had in Tokyo.
Awesome dining experience! I would recommend it a friend.
Love this restaurant!! A gastronomic experience that you must try.
Excellent food and service one of the best restaurants on the main line!
our favorite resturant in the area. consistently excellent.
Wonderful impromptu dinner. They were very accommodating to our vegan needs
This restaurant is a hidden gem. Do not miss it! The short rib is incredible. The burrata salad is also a favorite. Every dish is impeccably presented and each bite sumptuous.
They are the nicest and most accommodating people, I highly recommend them for every occasion.
A really nice restaurant with great food and fabulous service! Highly recommended
Our expectations were not too high, but needed a French food fix. Our go to was a la masion. Location was clean and quiet. Service was good, but not great. The food was very good. One of the best short rib plates we have had. Seared foie gras really hit the spot. Overall it was a very good experience in a post Covid world. We recommend and would go back.
This was our second visit. We had to come back and bring the rest of the family who had missed our last visit. We all had the amazing short ribs and salads. The salads are so creative and delicious- could almost make a meal alone. But... the short ribs are like no others. We can’t figure out how they do them but they are worth very high praise!!
Desserts are also outstanding especially the apple tart.
The service was perfect.
LOVE this restaurant !!!
The Choice is phenomenal. We've been here twice and both times every SINGLE bite we had was delectable. The level of presentation, complexity of flavors and textures, service, and attention to detail far surpasses what you would expect to find tucked in the middle of Bryn Mawr. I highly recommend the burrata salad and the short ribs. The last time we visited, five people ordered the short ribs and all five were astounded. The apple dessert is also amazing.
It was our first time there. The food and service were terrific. The presentation of the food is quite extraordinary. I should have taken photos, but was too hungry! Highly recommend going there with a good bottle of wine. We all had seafood dishes that were delicious. Saw the staff bringing out other, beautiful dishes. Do yourself a favor...go there!
Very good restaurant. Nice area, quiet, great service, and the food was excellent. We will definitely be there again
The food is some of the most creative we have experienced, and BYOB keeps the total spend. We chose to eat outside, and the proximity to Lancaster Avenue is not ideal, but The Choice is well worth the visit.
Had a fabulous dinner here the other night. Shared two salads - the burrata and beet carpaccio. Both were outstanding - beautiful presentation and tasted as good as they looked. Perfect amount of delicious dressing!
I had the potato wrapped striped bass which was wonderful. Great flavor combination and lovely to look at. My husband had soft shell crabs which he really enjoyed. My daughter had the short ribs which she declared the best she's ever had and she's had them a lot,
Dessert was amazing - the apple thing was not your average apple tart at all.
We were able to eat INSIDE! People ! Take advantage of this place! They're very careful about COVID rules. The server wore a mask and gave us excellent service - neither quick nor slow - just right. Please patronize this treasure so they can stay in business throughout this lockdown.
It really breaks your heart to see such outstanding food and service get so little reward. One can but hope that "The Choice" will survive Covid-19 and return to a much more normal status where the restaurant has way more than a dozen patrons seated at any time. Food this good, and service this good deserves a far, far larger audience. Sure, it's really intimate, it feels like you have your very own chef - that's all very well and good but, surely, that's not a sustainable business model. It's certainly way, way less than the chef and his staff deserve.
The quality of this restaurant continues to be outstanding. We do not have one complaint other than how sad it is that the public is still fearful about dining out. We hope that a restaurant of this caliber can survive during this economic pandemic.
The Choice - B.Y.O.B offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 383-3230.
The Choice - B.Y.O.B is rated 4.8 stars by 356 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.