Byrsa Bistro - Kennett Square

4.4
105 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Reminiscent of a warm, intimate European bistro, Byrsa Bistro features authentic culinary delicacies of western Mediterranean nations like Morocco, Spain, France, Malta, Italy, Tunisia.

We offer savory vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options along with a variety of menu selections for all palates and preferences.

Our newest addition is our gourmet handmade pizzas. With a variety of flavors such as plain, pepperoni, and lamb, our pizzas are sure to please your whole group!

Other specialties include: healthy and hearty appetizers like our Mediterranean Sampler; velvety hummus and freshly baked pita; garden-fresh salads like our Strawberry & Almond Salad and Apple Salad; entrees such as flavorful Seafood Paella, fresh Branzino; decadent Chocolate Mousse

We are a BYOB in addition to our Wine Bar that serves specialty cocktails, local craft beer, and Byrsa Wine.

Whether you’re looking for a fun night out with friends or a quiet date, Byrsa Bistro is a unique dining experience.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 105 people are saying
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vipGFM99
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food! Caprese Salad was amazing! Everything wonderful.

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vipdrj1
Baltimore
299 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Sad experience at Byrsa Bistro. First of all the only beer or wine available is made in PA. We tried the rose and it was not drinkable but not attempt was made to remove the charge or offer another choice. We ordered the Mediterranean appetizer and a guacamole appetizer to share among the 4 of us. Portions were very small, although the menu said it was meant to be shared. The hummus and tomato relish lacked seasoning, which was odd given that the other dishes were over seasoned. The asparagus/ramp soup got rave reviews all around. The salad were essentially very fresh Romaine lettuce but not much else. A mushroom pizza was large and full of mushrooms. The pasta with lamb had overcooked pasta and very little lamb or other seasoning. Two of us got paella. While multiple seafoods were listed on the menu, it was mostly mussels with a few shrimp. The rice was mush. For one of us the paella was entirely over spiced. The spiciness was not noted on the menu. Very little was eaten of that entree and again no questions were asked. The server was a very nice young man, not old enough to drink as he told us when we asked about the wine. The menu pricing is not high, but given the poor quality of the food , it was overpriced.

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NancyF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service was very good!! We were happy to be out and about.

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vipDavidSmag
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town guests

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were amazing! What a gem of a place!

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MicheleB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First time there. Disappointed with the portions especially for the price. Will not return

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Had 5:15 reservation in a Friday night. I don’t know if the waitress was new or just bad. Ordered a bottle of wine (their own brand Sauvignon blanc-bleh). Asked waitress if she had something to chill the bottle to which we received a blank stare and then she said she could take it back down out in the refrigerator for us. We asked do you have an ice bucket? “Oh yeah. “. It was very disjointed service. Asked for some bread with our entrees. Another tough question for another waitress. She finally said,” I could do some pita”. We literally had to help them learn how to serve. Food was ok but overall experience will not bring me back. Disappointing bc my last experience at their place across the street was exceptional.

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vipBrianC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menus, food, and service! Highly recommend!

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vipPappyDave
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a pizza night. Their pizza is outstanding and service impeccable. I see they now added Mexican fare. Can't wait to try.

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thread56
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Front of the house too busy, could not keep up with take out pick up, and inside dining. Trying to change to add Tex Mex in addition spreads too thin. Disappointing.

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vipSueS
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Best mushroom soup in Kennett. The restaurant has 2 sides now, with Byram on the right and Mexican on the left. Items can be ordered from either side. The tacos are really more like mini fajitas.

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JoeV
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and wonderful service

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vipDanielleC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The branzino and salmon were very good and a perfect portion. The mushroom soup was very flavorful. We enjoyed our visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little drafty cold in the window area. The restaurant is cute and they had rose petals out. Dolmades were good. Bronzino was thin and crispy with good vegetables. The lamb and noodle dish was lacking lamb. Two small
Pieces of lamb in our dish. Strange it was served to us that way. It was good tasting though. Service was very good. Wine we bought was more a white table wine not Sauvignon Blanc tasting. Will be back!

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vipBrianC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and staff! Highly recommend! Delicious Food!

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Cgravines
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Restaurant was a little drafty and cold which distracted from our meal. Everything else was fantastic.

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vipPappyDave
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was pizza night at Byrsa in Kennett Square. My wife and I love their pizza and the fact that it is BYOB and we can bring a wine from my cellar makes perfect. Ahmed did a great job expanding his menu a few months back to have pizza and wings! Thanks Ahmed for another great meal ...Margie and Dave

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vipAveryhappydiner
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We ate inside, there was just one other couple in the room, so we felt very safe. In fact, the attention we received made the evening feel very special. The food was delicious and prepared perfectly.

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vipCindyB
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Can’t go wrong with anything you choose on the menu—it’s all delicious!!!

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KennettMom
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, drinks and service were great! Great pizza for kids and entrees for adults.

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shekel
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 7 had a wonderful experience here, the food, the service and ambiance were all outstanding!

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vipAveryhappydiner
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We chose to sit inside, so even though there was live music on the street, we had no trouble having a normal conversation at our table. The staff was very accommodating to our requests, we weren't rushed, and everything arrived at its peak. We would be very happy with the Mediterranean Sampler for dinner; it is so good.

Ahmed is the most gracious host and always has a good to share.

We highly recommend Byrsa Bistro.

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DavidM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was excellent and the service was the same.

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JessicaR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Everything is wonderful about this restaurant Except the food. It’s just really not very exciting and is way over priced for the quality. We went to Byrsa at its old location in kennett and it was amazing then. I’m not sure what happened with the menu or food quality, but it’s definitely not the same. The restaurant itself is amazing and the servers were great..: hopefully the menu will continue to improve over time.

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vipccb17
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an evening of outside dining during one of Kennett's Fridays with the streets closed. Place was busy, and we had great service, food and drinks. Did not feel rushed. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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SarahT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! Loved eating in the streets of Kennett!

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LindaD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a wonderful outdoor dining experience to enjoy with good friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, loved sitting outside

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PaulO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat in the street and it was very good. The waitstaff and food was excellent.

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vipHungrygirl
Philadelphia
105 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Dinner outside was good. I was as disappointed because I wanted to get their chicken tagine; however they removed it from their menu. That was the reason I went! Bring it back!!! The dinners my companions got were good: the salmon and branzino were well cooked and delicious.

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Lindsayc
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside, so that's why it was noisy, as there was a band playing. But we didn't mind! It was actually a very lovely evening out, which we hadn't had in months. The food was delicious, the service was great. I look forward to returning!

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vipMarcieK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was very slow - only 2 other tables
No romaine lettuce
Staff acted like they didn’t want to be there

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ChadK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went on a Thursday afternoon, so there weren't too many customers. We were seated outside and the tables and chairs were clean. The server was very kind and responsive. The food was phenomenal. We got the Mediterranean Sampler for the appetizer. The pita was warm and flavorful. The cucumbers, tomatoes, and chickpeas tasted fresh. The "mixed veggie puree" tasted like Babaganoush and it was really tasty. The hummus was very nutty and smooth. The grape leaves were slightly warm and full of flavor. For our main courses, we got the Kennett Square mushroom pizza and the lamb sandwich. Again, full of flavor. The pizza is well worth the money and you could really taste the mushrooms. The lamb sandwich was savory and full of spices (not sure what they were) and the bread they use is toasted ciabatta. We had an excellent experience. Highly recommend!

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Kennettguy
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always very good food at Byrsa Bistro. We love the outside tables and the ambience of so many others eating outside, all far away. My wife loved her bronzino (fish) dish, and my salad with salmon was excellent, also, except that the salmon was over-cooked.

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DonnaK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

All of our food was flavorful and the portions great. We brought our own wine and enjoyed dining outside. Value was great! Will definitely go again!

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JSD1
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food and wine from the owners vineyard. The Sauvignon Blanc was excellent . Fresh ingredients galore . Caesar Salas excellent as is mediteranean platter appetizer

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LovedininginChesterCounty
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor dinner for two on a beautiful night in Kennett Square. We enjoyed the burrata appetizer. It was shareable and delicious. We also both ordered the paella, which was fabulous. We brought our own wine, and they didn't charge a corkage fee. I didn't think about that until after we left. I'm not sure if it's typical or if it was an oversight. We'll be back to Byrsa Bistro soon!

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Pickinicki
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice dining experience outside on a cool evening- Service was wonderful and food was very delicious and inexpensive
BYOB but they also have a few choices of wine and some IPA beer.
Service was very good and very attentive.
Started with the Mediterranean appetizer that included stuffed grape leaves a cucumber and tomato salad ,baba ghanouj a plate of olives some hummus and very delicious warm pita bread- 16$ enough for two to split
Strawberry salad with arugula and salmon was very fresh and the strawberries were plentiful
Beef Bolognese with pasta was also delicious and slightly spicy!! Yummy

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vipForeverfan
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Rainy day lunch; very humid. The restaurant was very warm as they had just opened for lunch at noon. The hostess was very accommodating. She has just turned A/C on but opened the door for air which quickly cooled us off. The food is Mediterranean and was very good (recommend the white pizza with garlic). Wine list was limited for our usual pino grigio though so we settled for a white table wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We are very excited that our local restaurants are able to remain open by having tables in the street, keeping socially distant, outdoors.
The food wasn’t the high quality I have enjoyed at Byrsa in the past, 2 out of our group of 4 had to send the salmon back as it wasn’t cooked at all on the inside!
Service was friendly & helpful.

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Byrsa Bistro - Kennett Square is rated 4.4 stars by 105 OpenTable diners.

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