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102 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

we walk in and nobody is there to great us, we wait for 10 mins almost and were finally sat all the way in the back corner of the restaurant our server shows up almost 20 minutes later we were about to get up and leave but my husband insisted we stay we get out drinks and the server drops... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The test of excellence where food is concerned is reliability over time especially after sampling a variety of dishes. My husband & I , family & friends have eaten at this local Mediterranean eatery myriad times, and I can honestly say the food is excellent, the dishes creative, colorful & portions plentiful. Service has overall been attentive. Of course there... More 

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Somers, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I emailed the restaurant to let them know that 2 of us got sick after eating there on saturday October 25, 2014. they didn't seem to care. there were 4 of us all having different meals. the only same foods eaten by the 2 who got sick were the mushroom soup and the creme brulee. i suspect the mushroom soup.

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My family and I decided to try this restaurant again after a poor first experience when they had just opened. The menu looked great and much improved, however the prices extremely high, which is fine if the food is top notch, and I don't doubt that it is. I ordered the butternut squash soup and an entrée clearly stating 3... More 

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Hicksville, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We read the reviews before booking, and this place has a great following. The service was caring and excellent. Unfortunately, we were not impressed and will not be back. Firstly, the layout of the tables in the restaurant is strange, a wood tree trunk, booths, tables, sloping areas, just not appealing. The bread served was good, with a nice vegetable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We hadn't really researched restaurants before we arrived and not being from the area weren't up to speed on the licensing laws in PA. We had a delicious cider at the nearby marketplace and purchased a bottle of Cabernet Franc to bring to dinner. Byrsa was busy but they were very accommodating and our server was very friendly and helpful.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It is not every restaurant where eight guests can sit down and all be delighted with each dish…particularly when the dishes are not selected by the guests. At Byrsa Bistro, it was truly a “home run”! The eight of us asked owner Ahmed Ochraga to provide suggestions, which he was happy to do. In the end, we all said the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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61 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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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
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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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Additional Information about Byrsa Bistro

Address: 102 East State Street, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Phone Number: 610-444-3277
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Kennett Square
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

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