2nd visit, 5/18. 15 min late for our reservation, but hostess was able to seat us in favorable location even with a crowded, lively bar area and waiting list. 2 of us, opted for 4 tapas/appetizers and 1 desert. All the food was very good. Portion size was variable; mussels portion was huge, garlic shrimp and chicken tenders large, shrimp spring rolls small. Many different beers available, can get a taste before purchasing. Our waitress was very good. Bartender - nice job on drink mixing! A wonderful acoustic guitar/singer was live - sang Pink Floyd, CSN&Y... My biggest complaint has to be the prices. For tapas pricing, very expensive given the size portions. Same goes with mixed drinks and wine by the glass.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went to this restaurant
I went to this restaurant with a group of girlfriends on a Thurs nite and they had live music which we all really enjoyed. We were even singing along to some songs. The food was great and our server was very friendly and gave us great service. We will definitely go back!
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great bar area while we waited
Great bar area while we waited for our friends to arrive. Live music in the lounge behind the bar was nice too.
Chef John prepared a fantastic meal. We had the tuna poke appetizer and roasted beet and baby green salad to start. Both my friend and I had the grilled branzino, both men had the filet, one oscar style the other with blue cheese. We finished with creme brûlée and chocolate soufflé. Everything was perfectly cooked and delicious!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great find!
I have to say... I had such a great experience 2 nights ago, I went again last night.
I was pleased to see that not only is the food great, the place has a great bar scene, local artwork and has a cool lounge area.
The scallops are a must have!
The blackened mahi was extremely fresh, was not overly seasoned & was cooked to perfection.
The Cioppino is outstanding!
In fact, we tasted several items over the last two days and everyone really enjoyed everything.
In the last 2 days, I have met Mike, Matt, Sabrina, BK & Jen. The fact that I remember all those people's names is a testament to how friendly the staff is.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went here for my wife and I's ten year anniversary. We sat in a corner table overlooking Lancaster Ave.. It was great to be able to look out the scenic front window at all that was going on outside. Service here was knowledgeable and friendly. We had the Flat Breads for an appetizer which was good. A little overly sweet but liked the combination of that in goat cheese flavors with balsamic. Cesar salad was fresh and light. Drinks were a little limited to martinis and cosmos with no other mixed drink options. Both of us decided on beer instead and they have plenty to choose from. I had crab cakes which were huge. Ribs great. Lots of food, you won't be shortchanged. Sides were all delicious and dessert was fresh and flavorful.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love, Love, Love
We were a party of 4. Great Service, Great Menu, and Great food!!! Went on Sunday night, going back on Saturday night. Can you tell I loved it?
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new place in Berwyn!
Great new place in Berwyn! Menu items outstanding!! Drinks a little pricey but good, desserts could be better. Had a great time
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed dinner, the waitress was very pleasant, the food was as tasty and well presented.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another fine restaurant along Lancaster Ave. (replacing a previous establishment).
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to 30 Main with another couple for dinner on a Sunday night not expecting it to be anything out of the ordinary. However, we were surprised to find a small but diverse and unique menu and we all thought our meals were outstanding. The service was prompt and the manager stopped by to welcome us. We will definitely return.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great spot
30 Main is a wonderful new restaurant in the heart of Berwyn. I've enjoyed both lunch and dinner there, and the food and service have been excellent both times. The new owners (one has personally come by our table to welcome us both times) are working hard to make this a destination for both meals and informal gatherings with friends, offering live music many nights in the bar/lounge area. Check it out, and watch for their upcoming events...I don't think you'll be disappointed!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A place worth going back to
This was our first time a 30 Main - we noticed that some of the early reviews were not that positive, but the latter ones did seem to be pretty good. Our experience was terrific - the service was very attentive (and good) and the food was outstanding. We will be back - highly recommended!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been meaning to get the 30 main since I first heard it opened. When I needed to select a restaurant the other day for my birthday this was the first one that came to mind. I did not disappoint. Everyone in my party was thrilled with their food. The filet was excellent. So was the Corvina. Service was very friendly and attentive. The restaurant itself is beautiful. Love the bar. Will definitely be back soon.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our dinner was fantastic! The scallops were amazing!! Staff was great!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A real find
The menu was varied, yet our group of four seemed to have a reasonably representative sampling of the menu. We were equally impressed. The food was prepared just right, and the ingredients were fresh. The attention to detail was evident. I honestly cannot think of a single item on the menu that I wouldn't try.
As a special treat, we found the house wines to be far better than that which is served in most restaurants.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful first visit.
Appetizers and main course choices were interesting and the wait staff was well informed. Excellent dinner with large portion size. I had the crab bisque and the salmon. Both were well presented and very tasty. Will have to try dessert next time.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service par None
We went to 30 main for a girls night out to celebrate a friends birthday. It was a friday night, but the restaurant was not packed, and I did have a little concern in the beginning....all that was put aside over the course of the evening.
We were never rushed for our food or drink, and everything was delivered in a timely manner. All our Entrees appeared at the same time and were delicious. The big surprise came when the Waiter ( who was unbelievable) asked us to come back into their lounge area, where they had set up Limoncello's, and dessert, and the pianist had a " happy Birthday" ready, along with all the special requests we threw at him....(Great Pianist too). I would definitely like to see this one succeed!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to dine
There were three in our party, one had the fillet, one had the veggie napoleon, and one had the trout stuffed with crab meat. All dishes were excellently prepared and served well. One of the party had a garlic allergy and was very well taken care of. All in all an excellent meal with a server that matched the great meal. Regrettably I don't remember his name, but I think he will remember the garlic allergy (not me, my wife).
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious, though limited
Found the atmosphere quaint and small-town. Enjoyed the interior, the bar and, though we did not stay for entertainment, it was provided. Food was good, a little on the pricey side and the only negative is the limited menu to select from. Like the location - would prefer more of a selection.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Neighborhood Gem
We live in the area but this was our first time to the restaurant as 30 Main. While the inside looks very similar to the former Main Line Cafe, it has been updated tastefully and has a nice clean decor. The staff is very helpful and friendly and the kitchen has done a very nice job putting together a great menu. We were a party of 5 and everyone was pleased. The soups were amazing and the entree's were just excellent. We were all really pleased (and surprised) how good everything was. Will definitely be back as we might have found our new favorite restaurant.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The pork was outstanding. There is a secret to the bread they serve - we couldn't get enough. Would definitely return.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Cold in the backroom. No need
Cold in the backroom. No need for aircon in November.
Love the interior. Great place for the entertainment you provide. Maybe connect the band that played with the bar so that people can sit in the bar and also see the band. Also Good for $$$ :)
Food can improve a lot! Too salty.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
More Bistro than Nightclub
We were pleased to find that 30 Main is not really like a 'Manhattan style' nightclub, as billed on their website, but more like a neighborhood bistro with wooden booths, warm lighting, and a welcoming bar. Food was better than I expected, especially the small plates (scallops, tuna, fig and cheese flatbread). Main portions were generous, with a nice piece of lobster and other shellfish in the seafood risotto. Menu seems kind of limited until you count in the several daily specials. It was very loud, making conversation difficult at our large table for 6. Maybe that's the 'Manhattan style'.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sophisticated food/beer in Berwyn
We ate at 30 Main for the first time this past weekend and enjoyed it quite a bit. The food was creative and well executed. I had the vegetable risotto which was quite fresh tasting. The fig flatbread was FANTASTIC. My dining mates had salads and other vegetarian fare, all of which was high quality. The beer selection also stood out. Someone had obviously put a little thought into what they were offering beer lovers. We would definitely go back again.
One word of advice/caution...on Saturday nights they have a live band starting around 9:30 pm, so the noise level rachets up when they start playing. It's not bad, but you should be aware in case that kind of thing is particularly interesting or a turn off for you.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food !! Good Service!!
We came on Monday night, not too crowded... Our waiter gave suggestions... we had the short rib pasta dish and filet...Both was Delish!! we will def return soon...We heard that there is live music on fri and sat nights... we will come back for sure!!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service, good food.
Great service, good food. Liked the atmosphere. Parking a bit challenging. Will return.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very limited menu
The food was very good but the menu had a total of 10 entrees along w 2 specials. Just seemed very limited.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Brunch was Excellant
Came here with my wife for brunch... we live in devon and wanted to try a local place... we had the omelettes... Both we cooked perfectly and potatoes were just cooked right.. not too well but not undercooked... a lot of places over or under... we were happy that they did it just the way we like... If they did brunch good. we can imagine how good dinner must be.. we will be back next week!!! Thank you 30 Main!!!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Neighborhood Delight
Nice to have a relaxing restaurant to go to in the area that offers good food & service at a good price.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I had a very good dinner here ; service was great; everything was fresh and we will return.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome New Hot Spot!
What a gem. The food is amazing, atmosphere great, people friendly and fun. It's also local for us. No long driving in traffic.
Awesome spot we'll go there again and again!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Would go again
Had a business meeting. Food and service was very good. I would return for lunch with my friends.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM