Cornerstone

4.8
66 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • 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, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 66 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.8
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FK
Houston
3 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spectacular food, great wine, nice ambiance and wonderful service. A great find.

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AV
Philadelphia
1 review
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve always had a wonderful experience at Cornerstone. The food is always amazing and we love sitting at the counter and the great ambience the restaurant has. Service is fantastic. One of our favorite spots - never disappoints.

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PC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
4.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Charging credit card to make reservation is nonsense. There was hardly anyone there and they were going to charge my cc $50/pp to cancel the reservation.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
5.0Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Quite enjoyable. Will be back. A “ go to”

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CM
1 review
5.0Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to sit at the chef’s table and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We eat primarily in center city and were highly impressed with the entire experience. I will return without question.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service, abundance, and food!

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S
Philadelphia
17 reviews
2.0Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 5

Not a byob. Food is good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always... guaranteed ...

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TS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible meal and experience. So great on so many levels.

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L
Philadelphia
12 reviews
4.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant and this was the first time I was a little disappointed in my food. The cheeseburger was over cooked and the bun was dry :( . . . I will be back to eat/visit, just a little disappointed this trip

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L
Philadelphia
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!!!!

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l
Philadelphia
57 reviews
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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MJ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
2.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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

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JW
Philadelphia
51 reviews
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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L
Philadelphia
4 reviews
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently fantastic food and ambiance

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JW
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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NC
Greensboro
10 reviews
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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r
Philadelphia
1 review
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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s
Philadelphia
25 reviews
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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L
Philadelphia
3 reviews
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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c
Philadelphia
25 reviews
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic chefs tasting menu with wine pairings. Lovely evening!

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JM
Philadelphia
75 reviews
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
5.0Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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t
Philadelphia
6 reviews
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
Philadelphia
14 reviews
5.0Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CB
Pittsburgh
1 review
5.0Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Orlando
1 review
5.0Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!

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l
Philadelphia
128 reviews
2.0Dined on April 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

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

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s
Philadelphia
6 reviews
5.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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NL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
1.0Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

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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F
Philadelphia
23 reviews
5.0Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A neighborhood gem!

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CS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
5.0Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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w
Philadelphia
39 reviews
5.0Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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LE
Philadelphia
1 review
2.0Dined on September 13, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
5.0Dined on August 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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