Avalon Bistro - Downingtown
Awesome food and atmosphereAvalon is a neighborhood gem with amazing food. Always fresh and delicious.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Quality, Small PortionsQuality of All apps & food ordered by our party of four was superb, yet the portions were small enough that everyone left a bit hungry. Most likely we will not return.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMCool placeItalian, cool place, unusual ingredients, great ambiance. Friendly, smallish, BYOB recommended. I'm going back sometime!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a great restaurant. FoodWhat a great restaurant. Food was excellent, service was great, and price was very reasonable. Will definitely recommend this place to my friends.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved the food. Had a partyLoved the food. Had a party of 8 and we could enjoy all the small plates. The service, provuded by Angela, was outstanding. Can't wait to go back4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food; noisy atmosphereWonderful food; attentive service; loud patrons along with wooden floors, beamed ceilings, lack of draperies make for a "shout to be heard" dining experience. Unfortunately, that is the way it is in 90% of the restaurants today. Makes me wonder if people have forgotten how to speak in conversational tones....4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMfood and service were good.........food and service were good.............i thought $ 75 was high for 24/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food Awaits you.Fabulous Food at the end of Lancaster Avenue. John Brandt-Lee does his magic at Avalon Pasta Bistro. Well worth the hour drive to get there for dinner, you will be surprised beyond belief to an incredible meal.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was absolutely amazing.Food was absolutely amazing. Will definately go back again!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Bistro close to home!We have dined at Avalon Bistro several times and have always enjoyed our meal. This weekend we went with friends who had never been, and they loved it also! We did the chef's tour menu, which to me is a no brainer, especially with a group of 4, when you each get 2 small plates, it's a great way to share and try almost everything! I ordered the same entree as I had at my last visit, effen hot shrimp with cavatelli...the sauce has veal stock so it is rich and delicious! My husband had the Skate special which was excellent. Our friends had the Ciopanno and Linguine with Clam sauce...they really enjoyed their meals. The mussels are amazing, served in a gorgonzola/lemony broth that is incredibly addictive!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I had a wonderfulMy husband and I had a wonderful dinner. Loved the bright fresh atmosphere. Although the noise level was a little high it was still a beautiful setting. We shared the chili cured olives. Apricots with olives--great combo! Nonnas overnight Chicken exceeded every expectation. This goat cheese stuffed pasta was wonderful. My husband had the lamb Bolognese and he loved it. Certainly not your typical everyday italian/american cuisine. We can't wait to go back!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood little find.First time there, food was great. Definitely recommend as a spot to try. We will return. They do accept Credit Cards.
I would suggest the Price Fixe menu, plenty of selection and get a good pairing of everything. @ $40/person you are out the door $100 all in for a couple (includes tip and tax)4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional food, excellentExceptional food, excellent service and a really cool atmosphere. The food was to die for and the waiter made excellent recommendations. We had the chef's plate- it was SO much food for $40 and the complimentary drink was even better. Will definitely go back.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic restaurant!! WeFantastic restaurant!! We got the chef's tasting menu. 2 small plates, 1 entree plus desert for $40 … great value. More importantly, the food was incredible. We loved the white sardines, smoked salmon and mussels. My wife's lamb bolognese and my crab ravioli were each one of the best dishes we have ever had. We will be back!!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been away so it's beenWe've been away so it's been a couple of months since we ate at the Bistro. What was a great little spot has gotten better, with a revised seating plan and some new menu item. We both opted for the delicious cod entree and I started with terrific pureed mushroom soup with crab meat. We split a luscious nutella crepe for dessert. Service from Andrea and Kris was great! Add in the complimentary sangria or Victory beer and what's not to like?3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting, seasonal menu.Interesting, seasonal menu. Lots of selections. Great, personable service. Love the chef's tour!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique and delicious, ourUnique and delicious, our 5th time back at Avalon Bistro3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMJBL does it again.Avalon does not disappoint. We brought foodie friends to our favorite restaurant, and they too had an amazing dinner. Can't say enough good things about JBL and his rustic Italian menu.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I always enjoyMy wife and I always enjoy coming to Avalon Bistro. We always have the cheese plate and do the pre-fix. We usually go this route due to the fact that they usually have what we want on the Pre-fix and it saves us a couple of dollars. It is BYOB which again can save you some money as well. Food was and is out of sight. Great attention to detail and can taste the passion in their food!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely amazing! Best crabAbsolutely amazing! Best crab ravioli I have ever had!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe lovely atmosphere wasThe lovely atmosphere was overcome by a large group that were extremely loud. Considering it is a very small room it would be a problem anytime there is a large group. This was my first visit and while it was disappointing that we had difficulty having conversation, the food made up for it - excellent! Unique menu - loved the cheese boards and extremely good service!3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMone of our favorites - alwaysone of our favorites - always delicious, well-prepared fresh food. Casual atmosphere, BYOB no-corkage fee & amiable wait-staff are all plusses.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNicely done neighborhood restaurantNicely done neighborhood restaurant. Friendly, attentive staff.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM