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Avalon Restaurant - West Chester

4.3
1853 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion

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About

Avalon Restaurant and Bar, located at 116 East Gay Street in historical West Chester, Pennsylvania is best known for its romantic ambiance and rustic Italian menu. We are a full service restaurant and bar decorated with European elements. Our accommodations go beyond the main dining area. If you enjoy dining al fresco, street cafe, lined with lush plants is perfect for you and your guests. Avalon also provides private dining rooms open most weekends for a more quiet and romantic experience and available during the week for private parties of up to 45 guests. Enjoy our Giro del Menu "Tour the Menu". A four course medium plate offering available daily $49.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
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Dinner:








Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm









Enjoy our Giro del Menu "Tour the Menu". A four course medium plate offering available daily for $49.
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Phone number
(610) 436-4100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Brandt-Lee
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Private party facilities
Avalon offers the Outdoor Patio accommodating up to 45 guests, the second dining room up to 30 guests & main dining room up to 45 guests.
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Private party contact
Kris Kummerer: (610) 436-4100
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Catering
Please call for details or visit our website at www.avalonrestaurant.net
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Walnut
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Entertainment
Live Music
Friday and Saturday
Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4:30 - 7:300
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Special events & promotions
Enjoy our Giro del Menu "Tour the Menu". A four course medium plate tour of the menu $49
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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4.3  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

Went to Bar Avalon with a friend for dinner. Took them an hour to serve our dinner (after receiving appetizers). We were not served until 9pm with a 7pm reservation.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 29, 2017

All around, superb. The staff was attentive and always ready. The food was delectable. I advise the pizza with blue cheese and ribs as well as the truffle fries-
Yum! The cocktails were handcrafted magic. I will absolutely be visiting again and dining with my girlfriend. Just be sure that if you are lucky enough to get the couch table, you ensure there is not a party of drunken, bombastic middle aged women expecting the same table.

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FSH66 (Naples)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

Owner is onsite and keeps drinks and food service moving timely. Food is very good. Happy Hour pricing makes it very affordable.

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vipFranco (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

Used to have such good food. Now it's McItalian. This is a shadow of its former self. What happened? I used to love the Menue di Giorno.

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vipMarkB (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

Came for advertised crab and pasta. No bread or crab hammers/ crackers. No cucumber at bar for advertised cucumber drink. Disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

The service, food, and atmosphere were great. However, the prices were quite high for the portions.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

My wife and I went with friends for a date night and had a great time. We highly recommend the Smoked Manhattan and we discovered it didn't matter what food we ordered; all of it tasted wonderful.

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vipCMDiner (Philadelphia)
1.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

Party of 9 for a birthday dinner. It took 30 minutes to get drinks, we had to ask to order apps, entrees started arriving 1 hour and 40 minutes after being seated but it took several minutes as they came out one or two at a time. We twice complained about service. Manager came over to table...after all food was finally delivered. Food was very good but I don't think we'll be back. Too many good restaurants in West Chester with good food and much better customer service.

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vipBuntz (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 13, 2017

Great time at one of our West Chester favorites . Dined outside on warm evening and enjoyed everything from start to finish. Very good service from Daniel. Love Avalon.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on June 13, 2017

Food was good but service was terrible. We were surprised actually because we've been there before!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 13, 2017

Avalon is probabaly my favorite restaurant in downtown West Chester. We go every few months. This was our first AYCE blue crab night and it was great! $29 and comes with an antipasto board and crab fries. So yummy and fun!

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vipMadnes (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

Appetizer and entrees were great, dessert not so great. Service was extremely slow with both the food coming out of the kitchen and drinks coming from the bar. Noise level really high, we had to lean in to hear each other speak. AC was up too high, had to ask them to turn it down.

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WestChester (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

Very nice. Great risotto that you had to wait for, a good sign that it's real!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on June 2, 2017

Had a great experience for a group of 8. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us. Sat outside, had great service, delicious food and lots of laughs.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 31, 2017

Everything was great.... gluten free four course meal for my anniversary was the BEST!! Thanks for the manager who made accomodstions even for us to have a private table in the wine room so we could talk and enjoy celebrating away from the crowd!

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CDWJ (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 23, 2017

We came to Avalon for the all you can eat crab special and the crabs were very tasty!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for Mother's Day dinner, was a very great experience, food and service was exceptional as always!

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vipDjsgirl (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Took my mom for Mother's Day brunch... it took a while for food to arrive but that's the only complaint. Food was great

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Avalon is one of my family's go-to restaurants for special occasions. We were there for Mother's Day brunch. The food was good as always; however, service was slow - we didn't receive our main dishes until over an hour had passed, and even then, one of the orders was incorrect. It was a disappointing experience, but they still have a great track record.

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vipBuntz (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Wonderful Mother'Day brunch for our family with great selections on the $35 prix fixe menu and nice drinks. Very enjoyable time in one of West Chester's best restaurants.

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