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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
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 13
    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
Very nice dinner

We enjoyed our dinner. Cheese plate was very good. Crab cakes and a special (Thai-style cioppino) were tasty. Love a BYO always. Desserts were really good--peach pie with ice cream and cheesecake. We would go back. The main menu wasn't enormous but we think that can mean places are focusing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Heather S
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Media, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Philly Burbs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Adorable corner BYO. John and Jeanine prepare and serve very fresh food. Excellent service. One of our favorite neighborhood stops, but also worth a drive. Small, so be sure to make a reservation.

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Phoenixville, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We frequent many of the BYOB's in the western suburbs and while scouring blogs and the internet - came across Amani's. Had never been here before nor did we know anyone that had been here - so it was definitely sight unseen (other than their website). We had a reservation for 4 for a saturday evening and the restaurant was... More 

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WEST CHESTER
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Wow! Appetizers galore...fantastico!!! Raw oysters, grilled oysters, calamari, melt in your mouth tuna takiti, Caribbean chowder......

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Media, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner. Cheese plate was very good. Crab cakes and a special (Thai-style cioppino) were tasty. Love a BYO always. Desserts were really good--peach pie with ice cream and cheesecake. We would go back. The main menu wasn't enormous but we think that can mean places are focusing on fewer dishes done well--and they had a number of... More 

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Philadelphia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My husband took me here for my birthday. The wait staff was friendly, and I love that it is a BYOB. I found the menu to be limited, and when our dishes delivered, extremely overprices. We ordered lettuce wraps as an app. Four boston lettuce leaves with small amounts of honey glazed chicken: $12, and grilled lamb ribs which were... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My wife and I frequent many BYO's in Philly and the Main Line, and this is easily on par with some of the best one's out there. The food that comes out of their open kitchen is phenomenal. Highly recommend.

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I went to Amani's for my birthday. I love trying new places and I LOVE good food. We were pleasantly surprised in the quality of food as we dat outside on a corner in Downingtown. The large tree blocks all of the traffic and the overhead strung lights adds to the atmosphere. Food is fresh and perfectly... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Amazing lunch - tomatillo gazpacho, wilted spinach salad with fried egg. The best free form cherry pie I have ever had. The service is wonderful, and they now have a byob cocktail menu for mixers. I can't get back soon enough.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is definitely a special occasion dining experience - just know, you can easily spend over $100 on the bill, but the food is extremely good. All of Amani's food is prepared fresh and is also locally-source and primarily organic - you can taste the difference. I ordered their main chicken dish, and I've never tasted a more juicy and... More 

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Gettysburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

I fully enjoyed the entire experience. When the food is that great, it is an experience. It's truly worth saving for!

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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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