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Byrsa Bistro

102 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $25
Sun - Tue 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Rd 82 or Union Ave
Description: A western Mediterranean cuisine
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English first
Buffalo, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

We were a group of 4. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Started our meal with a Mediterranean sampler of hummus, babaganush, olives, stuffed grape leaves and pita. The beet salad was also very good. The lemon vinaigrette was light and added a wonderfully delicate flavor to the salad. Salmon, paella, chicken tangene and a vegetarian bursa all were winners.... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our appetizer of layered eggplant,mozzarella,mushroom and tomato was good, but the portabella mushroom was out of place taste wise. Grilled zucchini would have been a better choice. The spicy carrot appetizer was overly sweet. Too small an amount of octopus in the large salad. The chicken in the tagine was over cooked and my husband's seafood stew was again a... More

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A lot of local restaurants, even some very good ones, run together in your mind after awhile. Byrsa will not fit into that category. The food is well prepared and an excellent change from the same old thing. They call it Mediterranean which covers a wide range of geography and cuisine. Service and ambiance are both very nice but nowhere... More

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wilmington, DE
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We recently went to Kennett Square to attend a comedy show. We arrived early to grab a bite to eat. My wife and I have been to several restaurants in Kennett and were prepared to "do the same old thing" again. Kennet's Main Street is small and we decided to stroll the 3 blocks to see if there was anything... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have been to Byrsa Bistro several times for both lunch and dinner during the past 18 months and have never been disappointed. The atmosphere is calming and, if you want a lighter environment, I recommend asking to be seated by the windows where you can watch the world go by and also enjoy some natural lighting. I would definitely... More

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Kennett Square PA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have been to this restaurant twice for dinner. It is located in downtown Kennett Square, surrounded by a number of very good restaurants. This said, it stands up to the competition. The food is well prepared, and served in a pleasing manner. I had the duck one visit and scallops the other. Both were excellent. The service was excellent,... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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194 reviews 194 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We were made to feel as if we were the star guests at someone's home. The owner and the servers went out of their way to make us feel special. The food was very good. It is a little pricey, but since it is a BYOB, you save money by not having the addition of a bottle of wine. I... More

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We felt the place was a bit dark, but we were willing to overlook it (and glad we did!). Our waitress (Dana I believe) was very attentive and the support staff was excellent. We didn't feel intruded upon but also not forgotten. Menu selections all sounded fantastic. Our appetizer was the sampler, which I thought was okay-good: the hummus tasted... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Warm atmosphere and good food. Server was inviting, warm and made good recommendations. Good food. I noticed several interesting vegetarian options.

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great and interesting atmosphere. Excellent service and delicious food. BYOB. Vege options. In the center of town and reservations accepted.

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