Cornerstone

4.7
56 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Good for a Date
Cornerstone is a seasonal restaurant that offers quality-sourced ingredients and a truly communal experience in the intimate dining areas. With menus, that reflect the most seasonal ingredients possible and a wine and craft cocktail program that pairs beautifully with our Island Creek Oysters to our wood-grilled 10oz. Colorado Prime Rib Eye Steak. Everything at Cornerstone is made from scratch, providing the best experience for all of our guests. Cornerstone offers lunch, oyster hour, dinner and weekend brunch.

The menus at Cornerstone include our raw bar & oyster menus, bar bites, brunch, lunch and dinner menus to include small & large plates
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Oyster Bar, European
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Tue–Fri 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(610) 688-1888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Nicholas Kondra
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Cornerstone can accommodate all of your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Christine Kondra: (610) 688-1888
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Catering
Cornerstone offers full-service custom catering service for off site events, cheese & charcuterie boards and platters to go, and specialty holiday catering packages.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N. Wayne Ave
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Parking details
Street parking available free of charge after 6pm.
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Public transit
We are located within steps of the Wayne SEPTA station.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 56 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Fabulous!!!!

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Another delightful meal at Cornerstone. They have elevated the quality of their food with the addition, which allows a wood burning grill. The steak frites has a nice touch with a base of sweet onions. The pork chop also benefited from the wood grill, and the spaetzle provided an interesting contrast. The service was again superb. Their wine selection also continues to grow with reasonably priced selections from various locals.

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Very disappointed. Was there for brunch and overpriced for what you got.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Love Cornerstone. Had the Tasting Menu and Chef did a fantastic job in preparation and selections. Will definitely be back, and highly recommend the counter seating!!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Consistently fantastic food and ambiance

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

The best restaurant in Wayne so far. Very small but the service and food were top notch.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Awesome find. Fish, pasta and desserts. 10 stars!!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

This is a great hidden gem of a local restaurant with chef-owners who truly care about their craft. Great for seafood and farm to table menus. They just expanded their space with a beautiful bar and dining room...go visit them!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We love the new interior and expanded space. Food was delicious and service was great. Definitely will be back

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Cornerstone. Love this place. Great food and great service.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The cheese board, selected with our preferences in mind, was excellent. We also enjoyed the lamb croquettes and mussels. Staff is very personable, knowledgeable and attentive. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Loved sitting at the counter and watch the chefs at work. Service was great and food was delicious. Would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Fantastic, as always. The restaurant looks great after the expansion and they maintained the countertop dining intimacy wonderfully.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Love the new space and staff. Host and waitress were were nice. The food was amazing. Particularly the steak frites (16 year old boys LOVED this entre), crabcakes were delicious and flavorful and the wood grilled pork chops was tender and flavorful. Of course, the Spanish cheese board was delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Fantastic chefs tasting menu with wine pairings. Lovely evening!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We had a birthday to celebrate and we chose Cornerstone for the occasion. We have dined at Cornerstone and each time has been a great experience. The newly renovated and enlarged space is even better. What a great place! Our food was delicious from beginning to end. Not one thing we didn't love. Every plate was cleared from the gnocco to the cheese board, grilled caesar salad, wood fired pork chops, steak frites ( amazing fries...best I've ever eaten) all the way to dessert. Nick and Christine are great hosts/chefs and their kitchen runs so smoothly. You get to watch the magic in front of you. We will be back again and again!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

A wonderful birthday treat - bartender was lovely. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

An amazing dinner. Great service, atmosphere and overall experience. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

hands down the best restaurant in Wayne ! From gourmet market that has an amazing wine and cheese selection to the open chef's kitchen everything about eating here is perfect ! Spring seasonal salad amazing , and truly one of the best burgers I have ever had in my life !

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

What a wonderful evening despite a 30 minute wait on our reservation. Although pricey, you must get the cheese board (and charcuterie). It was so good, that we bought some of the sheeps milk cheese and honey from the little market within the restaurant. Truly special experience.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Absolutely amazing experience. It is unparalleled in suburban Philly...

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Wonderful!

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2.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Overly pretentious restaurant . I had high hopes but was very disappointed. We ate at the counter. Service was good though .

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Love the new room and decor. Cheese plates delicious. Excellent service. Perfect for a special Sunday brunch.

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1.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I guess it was the first night of re- opening? service was poor dinner took over 3 hrs on a Wednesday night ..

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

A neighborhood gem!

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2016

Wonderful dinner from the cheese plate to dessert. Chef's table. We were given lots of information about ingredients and how our meal was prepared. Every dish delicious. A little pricey but would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2016

I love how I can watch my food being prepared! The set up allows for very personalized service without being obtrusive or uncomfortable. Food was phenomenal- we enjoyed raw oysters, cheese plate, salads, scallops, lamb chops and dessert! Everything was fresh and prepared perfectly! Can't wait to come back! Love that it's a BYOB!

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2.0Dined on September 13, 2016

We purchased the cheeseboard for two. Only received two different types of cheese and one type of charcuterie. For $35.00 expect more variety of cheeses and charcuterie. Nothing special about the cheeses, actually one was quite "bland" although I had indicated "the stinker, the better. The small pieces of bread were toasted, but I thought was too dry and hard for my preference (like melba toast).

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2016

We love what Nick and Christine are doing at Cornerstone. This place is all about honesty - excellent ingredients, open kitchen, true love of food. If that perfect bite of food and wine makes you happy, this is the place for you (even if you have celiac disease, like me). Make it an "open that bottle" night, let them handle the pairings, and enjoy.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2016

The personalized experience coupled with fresh, seasonal, and often locally sourced food makes this an outstanding dining spot for any meal.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2016

Christine and Nick have created an incredibly special local gem. They combine fresh, meticulously sourced food, and a warm and friendly environment. Outstanding.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2016

Fabulous experience!

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2016

Best food in Wayne!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2016

My wife and I are regular customers ... Cornestone is the best dining in Wayne!

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2016

Amazing. Period. Food incredible. Beyond words. My guestsand I will alway remember the experience

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2016

We love Cornerstone. Christine, Nick and their team have created something very special. They are highly particular about sourcing their food; they take care in crafting exceptional meals before your eyes; and they engage diners in the experience.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2016

Christine and crew do a fantastic job providing a high quality, unique dining experience. There are always menu items that you simply can't get anywhere else. The food is simply outstanding and the staff are equally outstanding. I cannot recommend Cornerstone highly enough!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2016

The meal we had was superb. Delicious healthy seasonal food, prepared with total respect for the ingredient. I see a few comments about the value for money but in this case you do get what you pay for. The chef is very particular about the source and quality of the ingredients used which are only the very best.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2016

Counter seating, interesting pricy menu...BYO which is great. The food is intended to be gourmet, tapas style..mussels were very good, husbands crab cakes too small to be dinner & too expensive for what they were. Our friend ordered the veal shank but thought it was just so so.
Next time would have cheese, meat & wine...not go for dinner.
Will tell friends about venue & price see what they think...

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