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Amani's BYOB

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105 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335-2917 (Lancaster Avenue and Wallace Avenue)
484-237-8256
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food-but pricy

The food is always excellent but be sure to ask the price of the specials. I had venison over the winter and the price was a bit on the high side-although the venison was delicious. Just ask first then enjoy!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Janeyross
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Philadelphia
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful meal at Amani's. The atmosphere is a little cramped and noisy, but still enjoyable. We thought the calamari and crab spring roll appetizers were excellent. Our entrees did not disappoint - we loved the snapper with apple/poblano hash and the pork chop with figs and risotto. We enjoyed the wine we brought and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The food is always excellent but be sure to ask the price of the specials. I had venison over the winter and the price was a bit on the high side-although the venison was delicious. Just ask first then enjoy!

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Small restaurant with excellent chef and service. Very good for small groups and couples as well as couple dinning. Fine fare on the menu that changes often for the seasons and special available items. Great local find for a fine evening out.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This is a hidden gem. The service was outstanding and the food was superbly cooked and presented. The kitchen is inside the dining area, which is interesting in a high end restaurant and adds to the noise. Decor is a little odd for this style of place (a semi-rural theme?) and the tables are a little too close. Ordinarily I... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
Top Contributor
248 reviews 248 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Spectacular dinner! BYOB. Waiter got right to opening the wine and pouring. We were there on a Saturday night at 6 pm and there was one open table. Service and food were impeccable. People who work here really take pride in their work.

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Went there for NYE. They had a prix fixe four course meal that night. As usual the food was excellent, but it was more overpriced than usual because of the holiday. Again as usual, the portions were small - which was fine with us but hearty eaters may not appreciate. People were jammed into the small space resulting in very... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have been to Amani's on several occasions and this is by far one of the best, most consistent restaurants I've been to. Food quality is excellent, flavors are spot-on perfect, the wait staff is attentive and the fact that it is BYOB makes it reasonable (not inexpensive but you certainly get what you pay for). When reviewing their seasonal... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Let me start off by saying when you want to go to this restaurant you better make a reservation. You walk through the door and are surrounded by full tables on the left and right which you have to walk through to get to the hostess. There is no waiting area, you are standing in the middle of the walkway... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

from the moment I arrived the wait staff was welcoming... as if we had just re-connected the choice of tables was ours even though there would full house bookings (good sign) our server (R) was helpful to listen and offer professional suggestions and accommodated our slight changes in the plates although the calamari was overcooked , the addition of peppers... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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85 reviews 85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Our first time here- excellent food with fresh ingredients and interesting choices. We love that you can BYOB and that they accept reservations. The lobster ravioli was very good, as was the chocolate tart. It was a weekend night so it was a lively, fun atmosphere. Staff is very friendly. We would recommend this restaurant to others.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 E Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335-2917
    (Lancaster Avenue and Wallace Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Downingtown
  • Phone Number: 484-237-8256

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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