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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

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (33)
Local Ingredients (30)
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Creative Cuisine (27)
Good for a Date (26)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Worth the Drive (17)
Seasonal (15)
Casual (13)
Cozy (12)
Romantic (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Fun (10)
Authentic (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Business Meals (7)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Organic (5)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

Great food especially the steak and pork dishes BYOB too

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·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Fantastic food. Friendly knowledgeable wait staff.
Great dining experience.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Thr food was wonderful!!
Can't wait to go for Brunch

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Once again amazing food. Started with the cheesplatter , we had the salmon over the green beans, and the cremebrulé afterwards.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Amani's is consistenly excellent. Food and service are second to none.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a great table right at the window otherwise the noise level would have been overpowering anywhere else in the restaurant. The menu was creative and variety was quite nice across fish fowl and red meat. We started off with raw oysters but 1 of the offerings, they were already out of - waitress should have checked first. I had the duck breast which was well prepared. Service was a bit slow but everyone was very pleasant which made up for it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Good service and high quality, delicious food! We will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

I wasn't impressed with my meal for the price they charge. The crabcakes were the driest I ever ate and the rest of the plate wasn't anything special. Also there were several fly's buzzing around our table, huge turnoff for a restaurant.
I was there once before for Sunday brunch and the food
was better, still very pricy for what you get.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Excellent! The food was fresh and cooked perfectly. Service was prompt and with a smile. Best cheesecake ever!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Organic
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

I live near Lancaster,Pa. and it was well worth drive! The food was delicious and hand crafted,with a friendly atmosphere. Definitely give it a try! I will be going back, I can't wait to try some other choices on the menu. VH

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The Sunday brunch food was very good. The waitress was not well trained. Seemed like enough staff but not organized or efficient. So service was unacceptably slow.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent neighborhood BYOB! Naturally sourced food with several local finds incorporated into creative dishes. A well rounded menu resulting in a perfectly executed meal. Well done!!Matt was a superb waiter!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Great staff...great food

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Always great. The byob you want, without trekking to the city. Our favorite.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Very very impressed with Amani. In fact, This was one of my best meals of the year. From the oysters to the soup to the Pork flat Iron every mouthful was more flavorful than the next. I even saved half of my entree for lunch the next day. I didn't want the experience to end.
Wonderful staff and BYOB sets this place apart. We will definitely go back and I've been recommending this to my friends and family throughout the weekend.
Well Done Amani

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Organic, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Amani's is one of the best suburban Philly restaurants we've found. The meals are creative and delicious. Food as good as the best places in the City, without the traffic. My wife loves the craft cocktails as well. Everything we have had there tastes great, but the grilled oyster are the best of all...crazy good!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We've been to Amani's a couple of times, usually with friends, and found it mediocre. The atmosphere was great, we sat outside; despite the loud mufflers on some cars, it was enjoyable. The service was fine. The food was good, but for the prices charged, I want to be wowed. As mentioned, we have been there a couple times, to give it a chance. With so many restaurants to chose from I do not think we will be back.

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