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“Dependable food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sola byob

Sola byob
614 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3806
610-526-0123
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Ranked #5 of 62 restaurants in Bryn Mawr
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Penn
Transit: Bryn Mawr R5 stop is about 1/4 mile away from the restaurant.
Description: At Sola, our mission is to be regarded as an outstanding fine dining destination & a valued treasure of the Main Line & greater community. We strive to serve contemporary cuisine in an intimate & pleasing room with the proper level of service (not too much, not too little). We want our guests to enjoy the window of time that they spend with us, savoring their food & wine & enjoying the company of their friends & family. Our intent is to always remain a BYOB, knowing how important that is to many of our guests. Sola will provide a dynamic menu, driven by what is available fresh for the season. The expectation is that everyone will find a number of choices that appeal to their palate. Our wish is that most of our guests will become regulars & will view us a spot they can enthusiastically recommend to their friends & can rely on when hosting visitors.
Phila. PA
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Dependable food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We made a reservation for our "wino" friends and us on Bastile Day. The chef ( after seeing our wine choices by email) made a wonderful 5 course dinner for us. The service was GREAT- good glasses, decanting our wines, and serving courses at nicely spaced intervals. All for $75.00 per person ( tip included) Remember this is a BYOB-- the corkage fee is $2.00 per bottle. It is one of our all time favorites !!!!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Haverford, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A bit overpriced but still a good night out!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

This restaurant, while having a nice ambiance, was a bit overpriced for what it offered. The menu offers a variety of seemingly interesting dishes, but the service was a bit slow (it took 50 mins from the time we were seated to be served!) Still, the food was tasty, and the ambiance is nice for a date night. A bit overpriced- they may need to re-think their prices and/or provide more refined food and service.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Ok... just, but wayyyy overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

A lesson in why you should never assume food and service are excellent based on sky high prices. The food was good and if you're careful about what you order it can be worth it. Service was, however, spotty in an empty restaurant. Atmosphere is pleasant.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Would have rated higher but...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

The food was good and nicely presented. For the prices that they charge, a $2 corkage charge is insulting and pretty silly. Two guests had a bit of wine from two bottles and we were charged $4. Given that the total for four people was over $200 the $4 was annoying and the reason we won't return.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“What an unpleasant experience!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Overated food, a dry bouillabaise! Rude management and staff who rushed us to leave without even one and three quarter hours hours for a meal including desert. Asked to leave before we had finished with the meal. Upset our cllients. Neither we nor our clients will ever set foot in this establishment again while the present management is in place! There are mahy better restaurants in the area.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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