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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

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (35)
Creative Cuisine (34)
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Seasonal (18)
Cozy (16)
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Good for Birthdays (15)
Casual (13)
Romantic (13)
Authentic (12)
Fun (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Business Meals (7)
Organic (7)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
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Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our meal was absolutely fabulous from start to finish. Everything was on point and the fact that there is no salt and pepper on the table goes to show the chefs know what they are doing when seasoning. There was absolutely no need for salt or pepper to be added. The veal steak was cooked to the exact temperature that it should have been. Our server was very attentive and polite. We could not have been happier with our experience at Amanis. My wife and I would highly recommend to all.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our reservations were for very early in the evening (5:15) and the tables were still mostly empty when we arrived. The ambiance was great for our anniversary. As the evening progressed the noise level did get a bit louder as the restaurant filled in quickly but it's a small seating area and that should be expected. The food and ambiance of the open kitchen fit well with what my wife and I prefer for dining experiences. The wait staff was friendly and prompt. Will be returning as menus rotate.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This is a favorite spot for special events... in general it's pricey, but $32 for their filet is an awesome deal. Just excellent, excellent combinations made by the chef. And they are very understanding about allergies. Eating out less and less due to allergies, and it's such a comfort knowing they take it seriously. Wonderful for a special event location.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Organic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

The service and food were excellent. The open kitchen was nice also. Portions are a good size.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Service is friendly and professional. Interesting, locally sourced menu. Lunch was just as good as dinner. Always a dependable and enjoyable experience.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Amani's never fails! I have been there several times and the food is always excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Excellent meal. The grilled oysters were fantastic. We'll be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Outstanding meal and service as usual. A diamond in the area. Keep up the wonderful cuisine!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Fantastic find. A must visit.

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Tables were very close together and noise level was very high

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This was one of the best meals I have had in a long time. I had the gazpacho which was probably my least favorite thing, but the vorn chowder was delicious. i had the mussels and could not get enough of the "sauce" they were in. The special which was time fish was cooked to perfection. and the chocolate ranch was out of this world, but you must like chocolate. the roll (one per person) was nothing to write home about...Bertuccis makes better rolls. all in all, fabulous meal and great service although it felt a bit rushed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Love this little gem in Downingtown. The food is amazing, the service was great, the new season menu was just divine.
Will be back again in a few weeks!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Small restaurant with limited table space. Kitchen is open for observation and the chef , owner came out and talked with us. A very nice touch, especially with the size of their space. Food was nicely presented and tasted very good. We both had salad, I had the crab cake and my wife had sea bass- followed by peach sorbet and a peach blackberry pie. Bill was 100 so not bad for full meal, but on the high side. It was our first visit. We would go back. Told menus changes three to four times a year.
Enjoy

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on July 19, 2017

It is constantly good food with seasonal specialties. It is also nice to be able to bring your own wine. Servers are always very pleasant.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Very nice - we have been there on several occasions and have recommended to others. Food is very good, seasonal and local. Nice presentation. Casual, but nice environment. Good for a friends dinner outing. Highly recommend.

Tags: Organic, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

As always good service.
We were a group of 4.
Salads and appetizers were great.Loved the new menu.One person had the beef filet and was very pleased.Another had the crab cakes and really enjoyed.The pork dish was not great.
The pork was tough but sides very good.Have eaten there before and always been pleased.Would go back .

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food and service was great. Very quaint atmosphere. Love the BYOB option. I would definitely recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Amazing Gem of D-town. If U haven't been, Go!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We had an excellent meal. The food was quite good and the service very friendly. The calamari and pork belly appetizers were outstanding, as were the three desserts we shared paired with a Sauternes. One of our Party really enjoyed the veal chop special, but another veal chop was a little tough/chewy. If you prefer BYOBs, Amani is worth the trip to Downingtown.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 2, 2017

I have been to Amani's several times but this was a first for brunch/lunch. Everything was exceptional and very reasonably priced. Chef Amann whipped up a creative custom vegan wrap concoction for my brother who is vegan and he was extremely happy with the meal. I absolutely love this place!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Will definitely return to checkout future menus. We had dinner so I would love to check out the lunch options as well!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Best restaurant in Chester County! We "found" Amani's by accident a few years ago and now recommend the restaurant to all of our friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great food but portions too small for the high price.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Wonderfully creative menu choices, great service, quaint atmosphere, and all with attention to local farms and businesses - a Chester County gem.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Have heard rave reviews but found it wanting. The decor badly needs a do-over , particularly the dirty and slippery tile floor, which caused myself and every other woman to traverse with extreme caution (including the v preggers one whose shoes I literally could see slipping beneath her with each step), and the slightly tacky looking orange wood panel walls and faux picket fence. The food was very decent - not WOW! but no complaints (other than goat cheese on too many things; I don't like goat cheese ever - how about some feta, some blue, and strong aged Parmesan for variety?) Service was decent and not in your face.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Amani's BYOB never fails! The food is great and attention to our needs always spot on. Highly recommended!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Had a marvelous dinner here. And, the service was fantastic (the staff are relaxed and a great deal of fun). The bill was also very reasonable given the quality of food. This is a BYOB gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great food, but very, very loud. Excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 15, 2017

This was our third visit to Amani's BYOB in 6 weeks, and once again it did not disappoint. The food was excellent and the service attentive and unobtrusive--just what you want when celebrating a special birthday with a "special someone".

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 11, 2017

I have had several positive dining experiences at Amani's over the past 3-4 years. Last weekend I took my out-of-town "foodie" guests there for Sunday dinner, and what a deliciously grand time we had. We shared the stuffed zucchini blossom salad "special" for the table (the chef kindly divided onto individual plates for the 3 of us) and it was delightful. We each had an appetizer and shared bites of the Pork Belly, Grilled Oysters Amani, and the Lamb Ribs. All were delicious, but the Grilled Oysters won the award as "the best oysters any of us had ever eaten anywhere"!!! Our entrees of the Angus Ribeye, Braised Short Rib and Grilled Sirloin "special" were all perfectly prepared, equally delicious and consumed to their end! The pièce de résistance was the Strawberry Rhubarb Tart that we shared...it was to die for! All-in-all, it was our most memorable dining experience of the entire trip...maybe even of the year. If you have the chance to dine here, don't miss it!!!!!!!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 11, 2017

I chose Amani's for my husband's birthday dinner with friends. The food was really good but too expensive for anything beyond a special occasion. I definitely would recommend it for those.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 11, 2017

What a great place right in our own town! Perfect for foodies! Brunch was excellent! Cannot wait to go back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Birthday for a friend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 5, 2017

No surprise Amani's does not disappoint. From service to meals everything was exceptional! Pork belly apps (with tear drop peppers a fun surprise for the palate) to perfectly cooked steaks our night was superb. A fun gem in Downingtown with chefs that are innovative and love for food come through in every bite.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Business Meals, Casual, Organic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Kitchen was slow for a Sunday. The wait time seem d long for a slow time of day

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Outstanding food! Creative use of local ingredients. A real local treasure

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Amani's is always a great place for a nice dinner. It works for special occasions or weather you want a great meal. Wait staff if great. BYOB makes fine dining affordable. We have not had a bad meal yet / it is always good. We usually split an appetizer and a salad, get our own main course (we sample each other's to check out unique flavors) and split a desert.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

This was our first time at Amani's BYOB after a friend highly recommended it. The service was wonderful and attentive. The food was delicious. The only downside was the noise level. Though it was 'energetic,', it was difficult at times to hold a conversation. We would definitely go back again and highly recommend it to others.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went for Mothers' Day which can be hectic and a risk. The food was outstanding. Meals were beautiful, tasty and creative. The service was also excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had a great time and a great meal. We went for Mother's Day.

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