Top 10 restaurants in Bala Cynwyd, United States

April 14, 2018 Misti Hsu

Bala Cynwyd ( /ˈbælə ˈkɪnwʊd/ BAL-ə-KIN-wuud) is a community in Lower Merion Township which is located on the Main Line in southeastern Pennsylvania, bordering the western edge of Philadelphia at US Route 1 (City Avenue). It was originally two separate towns, Bala and Cynwyd, but is commonly treated as a single community. This came about when a single US Post Office served both towns (the "Bala Cynwyd" Branch) using ZIP code 19004. The community was long known as hyphenated Bala-Cynwyd. Bala and Cynwyd are currently served by separate stations on SEPTA's Cynwyd Line of Regional Rail.
Things to do in Bala Cynwyd

1. Hymie's Merion Delicatessen

342 Montgomery Ave, Merion Station, PA 19066-1202 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Delicatessen, Kosher, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 610-668-3354
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 123 reviews

Hymie's Merion Delicatessen

Reviewed By Phil B - Haddon Township

The food is ok at best and way overpriced. That’s not the bad part.’it’s the rude wait staff and hostess staff. Just nasty from the get go and pushing us out of the door as quick as they can and it wasn’t even crowded. Murray’s is much better and better service!

2. Pescatore

134 Bala Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004-3024 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 31 +1 610-660-9400
Excellent
59%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Pescatore

Reviewed By Andre S - New York City, New York

My wife and another couple had dinner here this past weekend. Found it online while searching for something near the area we were visiting. Food was very good. Prices were a bit high for Italian food but the service was excellent. Great specials. Staff was very attentive. I would go back.

3. Sang Kee Asian Bistro

339 E Lancaster Ave, Ste 6, Wynnewood, PA 19096-1920 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 610-658-0618
Excellent
55%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 179 reviews

Sang Kee Asian Bistro

Reviewed By TommyBoy94 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This place has calmed down slightly (only slightly) from the early days when long lines forced you to maneuver the mounds of Main-Liners. I confess that waiting in a yuppified, gentrified, line to eat in a place that has no liquor license, is not my cup of green tea.

Still, the food remains terrific. A little spicy for me and a little curried, but a cut above the usual Chinese and Asian fare out here. This is not to belittle the Asian cuisine out in the Wynnewood, Bryn Mawr, Ardmore, Haverford , Havertown area which is top-notch in many places.

The decor is...well...Chinese...clean...nothing special and not likely to win any interior design awards.

We took home a variety. Great dim sum dumplings, spareribs falling off the bone and wonderfully flavored, pork lo mein, rice etc. And they do have a way with vegetables. Pea pods, carrots, green beans... you name it.

Again, not very top of my list, but close to the top for my wife, Barbara...and that definitely counts for a lot.

4. Ryan Christopher's

245 Woodbine Ave, Narberth, PA 19072-1929 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast +1 610-664-9282
Excellent
52%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 90 reviews

Ryan Christopher's

Reviewed By reelwise - Boca Raton, Florida

Hidden gem in Narberth with excellent food, service and pricing. Not a disappointing dish. Seafood, fish, grilled and stewed meats all excellent. BYOB. Good variety of regular menu items plus several specials. Pleasant setting. On street parking can be scarce but always find something close by. Unrushed and well served meals. Very popular with locals.

5. Tired Hands Brewing Company

16 Ardmore Ave, Ardmore, PA 19003-1302 Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +1 610-896-7621
Excellent
48%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 153 reviews

Tired Hands Brewing Company

Reviewed By njvacationer51 - New Jersey

had dinner there with the family for the first time. excellent food and great beer. j-man wrap was huge and yummy. fried chicken and chicken taco were really good too. Industrial style building and seats. not luxury.

6. Pica's Restaurant

7803 W Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082-1419 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 610-789-7770
Excellent
50%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 149 reviews

Pica's Restaurant

Reviewed By jim d - Wynnewood, Pennsylvania

Pica's pizza is unique and fantastic! Not especially thin and not brick oven, Pica's has a conveyor belt type oven that cranks out delicious pizza. The full menu offers many, many other options including many Italian specific dinners. There are specials on weekdays. We are BIG FANS of Pica's!

7. Brick and Brew

2138 Darby Rd, Havertown, PA 19083-2306 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 484-455-7250
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 132 reviews

Brick and Brew

Reviewed By HMCHUGH430 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Not your average menu here, first of all a brick oven with grilled food and pizza coming out if the wood burning fire oven. Smokey flavors , with great ingredients make the food outstanding. Nice cocktail menu with really intelligent bar staff, and a good selection og beer

8. Fiorino

3572 Indian Queen Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19129-1523 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 215-843-1500
Excellent
82%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 125 reviews

Fiorino

Reviewed By TeriPugh

There for a business luncheon. What a great Italian restaurant. Everything from service to the magnificent food. The Spinach Ravioli was so fresh and delicious. Eggplant roll parm was made to perfection. Our guests has salmon salad and it looked fresh and delicious. Can't forget the cream of chicken soup. Would love to have taken some home!The Bruschetta served before hand was so fresh and tasty. Can't say enough about this wonderful little establishment. We were early for lunch and as the place started to get busy, they made a point of turning up the ceiling fan for comfort.

9. Saffron Indian Kitchen

145 Montgomery Ave, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004-2827 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 484-278-4112
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 92 reviews

Saffron Indian Kitchen

Reviewed By Elisabeth B - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The newest edition to the ever changing landscape of eating venues on West Lancaster Avenue is Saffron Indian Kitchen across from Spread Eagle Village. It is the third in the Saffron franchise after Saffron Bala Cynwyd and Saffron Ambler.

We stopped by for lunch, eating from a menu of classical Indian dishes. Our Chicken Korma, Lamb Jalferazee, and VegetableTikka Masala were very tasty and well seasoned. We sat at comfortably spaced tables with cotton tablecloths and napkins. The staff were courteous, attentive and remained so when one at our table was inordinately delayed by traffic.

There is ample parking available, and when we saw a large Indian family, with children and good appetites, enjoy themselves at a table nearby we took this as an endorsement of Saffron’s kitchen.

Saffron is open for lunch and dinner (BYOB;) take-out is also available.

Enjoy!

10. Sabrina's Cafe

50 E Wynnewood Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 484-412-8790
Excellent
38%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 121 reviews

Sabrina's Cafe

Reviewed By KatrenaNP - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

I went to this spot with a family member on a weekday morning, and the restaurant was busy, with lots of chatter and laughter in the background.


Once we were seated, it took us a few minutes to review the menu. We had to ask for straws for our waters, and our table settings only had knives and forks, so we had to ask for spoons for the hot coffee and tea that we ordered.


Once that was all squared away I ordered the Turkey bacon and homefries with onions, and my companion ordered the french toast with blueberries.


Our food was delicious and enjoyable, and we didn't wait too long. I loved the presentation and the servings were quite hearty.

This is a great place to sit, catch up and enjoy a good meal.

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