Nectar - Philadelphia
Special Occasion SpecialNectar is a beautiful, exciting space, serving interesting food to a sophisticated crowd. We were there for mothers day, so it was packed. The beautiful glass and stone open interior seemed to concentrate all the conversations, making for a fairly noisey environment. Service from our waiter was very good, although our food seemed to take much longer to arrive than nearby other tables which had been seated after ours. Food was vividly flavored, and the menu made much of the fact that most of it is locally sourced.
You cannot park your own car and must surrender it to a valet, so fussy car people might not love that, otherwise this place is a delight for anyone looking for a special-feeling dining experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat ambienceGood service along with great ambience and food. Bob the waiter was awesome5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday BonanzaWe went for a celebration and were pleasantly surprised. The variety and quality of the food was terrific and the service had an even flow. Very attentive but not over the top or stuffy. Wasn't expecting the valet service but enjoyed it. Be back soon.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticI've been to this restaurant before, and decided to surprise my fiance for a birthday dinner there. We both had a great time and love the place! I got the scallops with risotto and he got the shrimp and beef dish. We also ordered the calamari and the wild boar noodles to share. Everything was fantastic! Also, when completing my reservation I mentioned it was his birthday. The waiter brought out a delicious chocolate desert with a candle for him at the end of the night. I thought that was really great as I have not always had waiters follow birthday requests at other restaurants. I definitely recommend this place.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDevineI have been to Nectar's before and remember the great meal I had. Again the food was superlative and the service impeccable! I can't wait to go back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMPhyso 606Three of us had a wonderful dining experience for the doctor's birthday. Our server Amine was down to earth, friendly, efficient and made some excellent drink, appetizer and entree recommendations. Everything was prepared to perfection with lots of flavor and unique presentations. We left with a doggie bag and our leftovers the next evening were as delicious as the night before. Talented Chef Patrick has made this restaurant one of the best in the area.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMconsistently good - interestingconsistently good - interesting additions (beer and wine sampler) and outstanding staples.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Food In the Five County AreaOutstanding food! Not only beautifully presented, but meticulously prepared with wonderful blending of tastes and textures. I can't say enough about the quality of the food.
It was a special occasion for the restaurant with its Chester County Wine dinners. Thus, it was quite noisy - too much to be able to easily hear my dining partner. It wasn't this loud previously, so I give them a pass on this.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good, butThe food was very good, but not sublime. The prices, however, suggested that the food should be better than it was. Service was excellent and the atmosphere very pleasant.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMainline gemNectar in Berwyn is a Mainline gem that serves fantastic fusion food. We tried their fried rice, foie gras, oysters, and ribeye and every dish was memorable. The sushi/sashimi platter was also very fresh. Nice wine list. Cute desserts (mini donuts with 3 dips, sesame and hazelnut cakes) made a nice finishing touch. Great modern decor and service was fine. Figure total ~$50/person which is reasonable for a special dinner.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our third visit toThis was our third visit to Nectar. We decided to take friends as our last experience was excellent. This visit did not disappoint! Everyone loved their appetizers and entrees! There was nothing left on the plate. Service was very good and the atmosphere was happy and upbeat. Our only negative was a rather large party of 10 or so that arrived towards the end of our meal. They were loud, boisterous and distracting. I'm not sure how that might have been handled.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Terrible SerivceI have dined at Nectar many times. The food is always excellent and the service is always great. It is constantly busy and jam packed. Even though it is busy, the service never seemed to lack. The other night we stopped in and sat upstairs. Our waiter came by the table a few times for our drink and food order. After that he was a ghost. The one man who was there cleaning up the tables was great and very attentive but our waiter left us and never came back upstairs for about 30-40 minutes. Our food was extremely late but it was busy so I don't mind waiting. The service from our waiter was terrible. It was just this one time4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Night at NectarThis is our fourth visit to Nectar. We met some old friends we had not seen in over a year. The food was delicious as we expected and the choice of interesting starters and entrees is always intriguing. The noise level this time was a little better than in past visits. We enjoyed the flavored, lively sangria.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat I like about it is theyWhat I like about it is they do make you feel rushed.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSon's birthday dinnerFood was good, very expensive. Both of my drinks were not good. They just didn't taste the way I thought they should. Everyone else agreed with me. My husband didn't like his cocktail either. Very good service. We went for my son's birthday. They made the dessert special with a candle and writing on his plate. I appreciated that. My son and his girlfriend loved the dinner.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMIntriguing combination ofIntriguing combination of cuisines, for example sushi appetizer followed by scallops in mushroom risotto4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNectar is consistently excellent.Nectar is consistently excellent. We have eaten there 50 times and will eat there 150 more for sure.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was delicious!Excellent food and service. Everything was delicious. We had the scallops, filet, salmon and I think it was sea bass. We also got the sampler for starters that included salmon sliders that were wonderful, raw tuna, edamame and spring rolls. For desert we had a chocolate dish with cookie wafer that was outstanding and loved those hot mimi donuts! So nice to have a center city type of quality restaurant in Berwyn.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for lunch. AlthoughGreat place for lunch. Although for the first time I felt the service slipped a bit. The busing of the table was faster with foods being picked up before we finished even though it wasnt busy. Still given the amount of times we have come here and never had a problem it's not a issue and probably just a minor hiccup.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFor this occasion, we hadFor this occasion, we had a group of 16 professionals. The service was top-notch, and the waiter never forgot any single request. Nectar's food is always excellent, and the service complemented that to a T. Thank you!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting and deliciousInteresting and delicious food and excellent service for a Friday night special occassion. Hard to ask for more. We arrived at 7:00 and noise level was low, but increased as time went on. It was Friday night. The noise level did not preclude conversation, and couples at neighboring tables were considerate. The menue is definitely Asian fusion, but with enough variety to satisfy all tastes. This was our first visit but is certainly not going to be our last.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely one of Philly's Best!Our food was amazing, started with the edamame dumplings and lobster sliders (both great recommendations from our outstanding server, Dave!) then had the seasonal scallop and short rib specials. Chef Feury and his kitchen knocked it out of the park. A wonderful experience with great food and fantastic service. Can't wait to go back!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe love coming here for allWe love coming here for all special ocassions. Great food, great service, great nights!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMa little pricey for the food.a little pricey for the food. I can get the same taste at my local Chinese place3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good. Food was delicious.Very good. Food was delicious. Service was very good.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to celebrate my girlfriendsWent to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. Best dining experience we have had in years.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed our anniversary dinnerEnjoyed our anniversary dinner there. Service was great!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMLose the kids!Amazing service, atmosphere and appetizers. I probably made the wrong choice with my entree, not as good as the rest of the meal. Wine by the bottle, very expensive...drink by the glass or chose the excellent cocktails. Overall highly recommended, especially for parents wanting to lose the kids for a night!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, we were extremelyAs usual, we were extremely pleased with the menu and the quality of the food. Our server was great.We would definitely return to Nectar again in the future.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI've had the pleasure of diningI've had the pleasure of dining at Nectar multiple times and each visit was fantastic. I am a foodie and I love the flavors, originality of the dishes and the selection. Everything I tasted this time, be it bento box, scallops, or ice cream, was extraordinary. I highly recommend Nectar for either a romantic dinner for 2 or a group of foodie friends.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb Asian FusionReally enjoy this place. Waiter was very helpful with great recommendations. Edamame dumplings were "to die for"!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMalways excellent! on everyalways excellent! on every measure.
could improve: dessert choices, although this time, they had changed/added 2 items that were great! also, could do a little more changing of menu items...i'd probably eat there more :)3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMMaggie & Ron's Top of the Main LineNectar was contructed from the ground up to be a screne dining expeirence on the Main Line. The selection is a perfect Blend of all of Asia, the service is World Class and the dishes are prepared to prefection. The Asian Donuts are a desert must.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM