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About Amani's BYOB

Amani's BYOB focuses on providing a menu which incorporates the best local ingredients available each season, enabling the chef to utilize local farmers and promote local business. Amani's puts a twist on the traditional BYOB theme by offering a creative selection of mixers to be paired with the various spirits that our guests provide. Our chef, Jonathan Amann, has won the title of "Best Chef in Chester County" for the past three years.

105 E Lancaster Ave
Downingtown, PA 19335
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Continental, American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Lancaster Avenue and Wallace Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(484) 237-8179

Website:
http://www.amanisbyob.com/

Catering:
Amani"s BYOB also offers full service catering, for both off premise and on premise events. From weddings, rehearsal dinners, baby and bridal showers, corporate luncheons, and everything in between, Amani's BYOB can provide a personalized menu for your specific needs. Please contact Jeanine Amann at amanisbyob@gmail.com for more information and party planning assistance.

Parking Details:
There is free street parking on Lancaster Avenue and Wallace Avenue, as well as free parking lots behind our restaurant. Even more additional parking lots are in close proximity on Lancaster Avenue.

Executive Chef:
Jonathan Amann

Private Party Facilities:
Reserve the entire restaurant for your party or event needs. Contact Jeanine Amann at amanisbyob@gmail.com for more information. .

Private Party Contact:
Jeanine Amann: (610) 316-0146

Additional:
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Our Surf or Turf Menu is available every Monday at Amani's BYOB! Three courses for only $35. Please visit our website at www.amanisbyob.com to see the full menu. Our regular dinner menu is also available in addition to our Surf or Turf Menu.

Amani's BYOB Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (33)
Creative Cuisine (31)
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Special Occasion (28)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for a Date (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Seasonal (13)
Casual (13)
Romantic (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Fun (11)
Authentic (10)
Cozy (10)
Great for Brunch (7)
Healthy (6)
Business Meals (5)
Organic (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

From appetizers to dessert the food was amazing!! I highly recommend Amani’s BYOB.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

My family and I went to this BYOB restaurant for the first time on a Saturday night. You can park for free in the public parking in the back after 5pm. There are several gluten free options on the menu but vegetarians may want to come prepared with ideas as to what to order. I suggest getting the cheese board to share. The best entrees appear to have been the duck and octopus. Several of us enjoyed the espresso creme brulee for dessert. The service was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Another delightful evening at Amani's. Brought friends with us to enjoy the delicious appetizers, salads and entrees. Unfortunately we were too full for one of their yummy desserts.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We arrived a bit early and the staff could not have been more accommodating and polite.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Awesome food and service as always. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,???,,,,,

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent butternut squash soap, yet salad was and not nearly enough beats. Salmon was very good with good sides. The rib eye steak was correctly cooked at medium-rare yet had to much grisliness.
Service was very good and the restaurant was fairly quiet.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for Amani’s NYE prefix meal. We’ve been to Amani’s a few times and were impressed so we invited friends to join us.

Needless to say we were disappointed. For $85 pp, the food was sub par. Scallops were sandy, soup was bland, and I couldn’t even tell you our server’s name. I was very disappointed for such a steep price (plus tip).

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Love Amani BYOB because the food and menu are inspired and delicious and it’s local.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Amani's offers great service with a friendly staff and nice table spacing. The glassware and silverware are nice appointments to the service. The food was good and nicely plated except for a miscue on the grilled chicken sandwich which was dry and totally overcooked. We enjoyed the lunch very much.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Amani's always has exciting new menu options incorporating fresh ingredients in creative ways- make a reservation and you will not be disappointed!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Not good. Seems like they try too hard to combine unusual ingredients. Kind of masks the real taste of the food. We also had a horrible table next to the hostess stand. Very dark and loud.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was excellent, the best we have had all year. I highly recommend this BYOB for its eclectic and delicious menu with beautiful presentation on the plate. They also have a martini list so bring your fav vodka or gin as well as wine. We went in the day before Xmas for “date night” so we knew it would be crowded and it was. Our only complaint is that we felt very rushed through all the courses by staff so that they could get to second seatings even though we asked to slow down when we got our bread and appetizers all at the same time as we received our drinks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Healthy, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Top notch. Phenomenal oysters. This place never disappoints.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Paleo Friendly, Vegan
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Amani’s BYOB never disappoints! This small restaurant has become one of our favorite dining establishments. What a great place to enjoy your favorite bottle of wine with good friends! Very highly recommeded!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was very good. The service was professional. The ambience is fully satisfactory.
The prices are a little high. When we arrived for our reservation, the front desk staff was a little disinterested.
Individuals in our party of 6 had shrimp, halibut, black bass and steak. Each was very good. The cheese plate was OK.
The layout of the restaurant made our table for six a little cramped.
Overall, very good and we would recommend to friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

First time here and overall a very good meal. Price was fair and appreciate the BYOB and available mixers ($3.50 per) if you bring liquor. Riccota cheese cake for an app was a highlight.
Butternut squash soup was tasty but too whipped and felt like I was eating air - tasty air but still air. Don't think this mentioned in the menu. Entrees of crab cakes and halibut were very good.
Waitress was nice and attentive. Tables were very close to one another which made it difficult getting to our table and felt like I was backing up to the guests at table behind me. Also, sat very close to the front door and everytime it was open we received a winter blast of cold air. Just don't sit up front at this time of year.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

First time haven't brunch at Amani's and was very happy with our dining experience. Ambience was perfect for a snowy Sunday morning, service was impeccable and the food was over the top delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

as usual amani's didn't disappoint! Scallops were tender, (black rice fantastic surprise of flavors in every bite), lamb and short ribs exceeded our expectations. Place is hopping and can get a bit loud on a busy Saturday night.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food especially the steak and pork dishes BYOB too

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Went three weeks using a Gift Certificate from a friend. We loved the food so much we have returned each week since then.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We have been enjoying Amani’s for the past 10 years or so and the food is amazing, service is wonderful and it is a BYOB!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Have been fans of Amani’s for a couple of years. This visit and the last we’re a little disappointing. Food was not quite up to the past greatness. My husband had the salmon. It was so over salted and over cooked. I had the Lobster Ravioli. The ravioli was cooked perfectly and the lobster was delicious but a few too many added ingredients on top like sundries tomatoes. I found them to be unnecessary to this dish. Sometimes simplicity is better. Probably the most disappointing was the loud group of 8 sitting behind us. They were so loud that our waitress had to yell over them to tell us specials. This restaurant is very small for a group like that. Very disturbing to all around. You could see other patrons rolling their eyes and also being annoyed by them. Our waitress was great. Always there when we needed something.

I have enjoyed Amani’s quite a bit but think it’s time for changing things up a bit. It’s freezing when the door opens in the winter. No block from the cold temps outside and many table are near that door. I hate feeling a draft when I eat. Also I noticed that the owner hasn’t been acting as Chef when we have been there. Maybe that is the reason for the standards dropping a bit in the food. Not sure about that but there is definitely a change going on.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2017

This BYOB restaurant is a wonderful find! Their menu changes with the seasons and always features local fare. We have eaten here numerous times and have never been disappointed! Bravo!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Fabulous as always...great food ...attentive staff
Great oysters

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was excellent! I had the crab cakes, and I'd highly recommend them. A friend had the pork and loved it too. I will definitely be back again.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We first went back in June for my wife's birthday. We were impressed by the quality of the food and service. We invited our friends from Delaware for dinner last Saturday. Not only were we just as impressed as we were last June, but our friends thought this was one of the best restaurants they had ever dined in. Great job!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Server was rude- talked about us to other staff after we asked her to take a picture.
Peanut allergy was discussed when ordering the calamari- still came out with nuts which is fine but the server never came over to apologize or let us know a new one would be made.

Food was delicious- new to the area coming from Philly so I have high standards for BYOs. The ambiance was a little cheesy with the white fence and flowers. Would love something a little more cozy rather than picnic style.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Healthy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

First time at Amani's - will not be the last. Excellent service, food was great in a very relaxing atmosphere. Very creative chef and excellent presentation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amani's never disappoints. I always get fish but last night got the pork and it was delicious!! The chocolate tart with macaroon crust was also amazing. Will be back for sure!!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Simply the best! Chef is amazing! Have dined there in the past and will continue to be a happy and satisfied client!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It’s always a treat to go to Amani’s. So many creative and interesting menu items, it’s hard to choose! Service is attentive and friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Outstanding as always.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We usually enjoy the fall menu however our last visit was disappointing.
Our server didn’t seem to be on his game and it reflected in our service. Thanks to the other two who stepped up & helped out.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very professional service! Food is excellent and there are many choices. Prices are decent since it is a BYOB. Will go back for sure!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Always excellent, Amani’s is our favorite restaurant!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was a pleasant dinner once the large group left that seemed to be yelling over one another to talk.
The salad, app and desert were excellent. But both of our meals were extremely salty.
I would definitely try it again might have just been a bad night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Fantastic experience from start to finish. They have delicious cocktail mixers so they can make you a tasty cocktail provided you bring the booze. Additionally, the server walked us through the specials and made solid recommendations. My seared duck breast was the best duck I've ever had. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a great meal- party of 4. The food is really delicious- great halibut special, wonderful short rib meal. The restaurant is small and there was a party of 12- the noise was just too much. But they moved us to a nice outdoor table on a beautiful night and that worked. We will definitely be going back, but we’ll be on the lookout for a large group...

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Had lunch there. The choices on the menu were wonderful - something for everyone! Everything so fresh and delicious! The server Matt was very congenial and knowledgeable about the food and its preparations. Going back for Dinner in Two weeks! Can't wait to see what's on the fall menu!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

This was our first visit in several years and regret not coming back sooner. The menu and service were excellent, we totally enjoyed our meals. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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