Byrsa Bistro - Kennett Square

4.2
131 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 131 people are saying
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Mike
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We came to Byrsa for dinner after having been there when it first opened. It was just k compared to the first time.

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vipLuv2eat
Philadelphia
173 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a find in Kennett Square. Good food and whatever dish had mushrooms was outstanding.

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HelenT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here and we were very impressed with the food, service and portions. We brought our own wine and had an enjoyable evening with our adult children. Will definitely be back!

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vipJudi
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

A little disappointed

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Spiceboy
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

(4) ~ very good overall food & service

DRINKS:
** Water (tap) = (4) very good, must be filtered;)
** Yard's Brewery English Mild "Brawler" = (4) very tasty
** Coffee = (4) very fresh
** Moroccan Mint Tea = (4) very authentic & tasted like spearmint gum

FOOD:
** Mushroom Soup = (4) very good
** Beef Short Ribs Flatbread = (4) very tasty. Note: The Flatbreads are personal sized and the pizza is for sharing.
** Chocolate Mousse = (4) very creamy;)
* Pistachio Baklava = (3.75) Good, but we've had better...

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viplovefood
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Inexperienced, young wait staff provided terrible service although very friendly. The wait for our entrees was crazy long. But the food was good, nice serving sizes (enough to take some home) also although salads were enormous.
Entrees we’re salmon, excellent, lamb & cavatelli, very good , and fajitas also good. Hopefully they will increase and train the staff soon

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Foodie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Very disappointed. I have dined at Byrsa Bistro in the past and was quite pleased. This time, restaurant was nearly empty, wait staff were friendly but very inattentive. Food was average at best. I will not be back.

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vipPappyDave
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Byrsa always serves the best food with the freshest ingredients. The ambiance is nice, quiet and the service is always good. The lamb cavatelli and the beef bolognese are exceptional and one of the best things is this is a BYOB restaurant that does not have a corkage charge. Ahmed, the owner is regularly present and ensures his guests have a pleasant experience.

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vipAveryhappydiner
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I had the Chicken and Tortellini, my husband had the Salmon and Salad. We were both very happy. The little potato cake that accompanied the salmon was a special surprise. My tortellini dish was wonderful, the sauce wasn’t too heavy, and the ingredients were so fresh! Both dishes were piping hot. We even ordered a dessert, the pistachio baklava, the three pieces were the perfect finish.

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Vicky
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The pizzas and salads are very, very good!! We would dine there again.
It was also service with a smile and patience with our granddaughter who had a hard time deciding.

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vipLunchnWine
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had one night in Kennett. Very enjoyable sitting outside on a beautiful night. Find was outstanding. Great that we could bring our own special bottle of wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & food was wonderful!

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Charles52
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Byrsa Bistro for many, many years. In fact, I think I started dining here when it first opened! This is a wonderful restaurant with absolutely delicious and unusual food choices. I love the owner! Truthfully, This restaurant got me through the pandemic over the last year and a half. On very, very special days and cold evenings, I would call for delivery. Again, everything was perfect, and thoughtfully and artistically presented

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The restaurant was understaffed resulting in an extremely slow dinner service. As a result we didn’t order additional drinks or dessert. Not the waitress’ fault. She was serving 8 different tables. Inside and out.

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Ruchig
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

waited forever to get our good. no one even came to attend us for ever .

food was so expensive and just horrible . what a waste of money and time

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vipANDREWV
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always top notch. Quickly becoming a regular stop for us. Love the fact it’s a BYOB.

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LorenM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought the food and service were very good. However, the owner(s) need to do a better job of providing wine. Their choices were not good and had their name on the label, which is stupid unless they are making their own wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service got off to a slow start as we had to wait 15-20mins for a server after being seated. After the wait, things started to click and we had an outstanding experience. We would definitely return.

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SuFood
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic find... first time. We met the owner and another couple who were friends of his. Such a fun time, great food and service.

The noise since we sat outside is an issue due to kids revving their cars and racing up and down the street. That's a township issue.

It's not fair to the restaurant owners and patrons that want to enjoy a nice quiet meal outside.

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Chris
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like the fact that I could make a reservation for outside dining. There were plenty of tables set up on the sidewalk. The chairs were comfortable. The iced tea was fantastic. I asked how they brewed their tea and the waitress said that it is half mint tea and half black. It was delicious. Prices were a bit high but they are located in a town so it was to be expected. Loved their version of an antipasto appetizer. The mushroom soup was different as there were no large slices of mushroom but more of a bisque but was wonderful and nice and hot. I will definitely recommend this restaurant to friends esp for outdoor dining.

PD
vipPappyDave
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal! The staff was attentive and the pre-dinner mojito was the best I have ever had!

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vipjillbo0
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to dine here especially with BYOB. We love Mediterranean food and it does not disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outside in an almost magical setting with great food and friendly service

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vipDebraA
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Bring back the chicken :-)

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JaneM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We have had Paella before, but not for over a year. Quality has decreased greatly. Overcooked rice, seafood of poor quality and even worse quantity. So disappointed. We will not return. So sorry to lose this option.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

To start out with the 15min wait for drinks and appetizer (cold appetizer) we decide to sat inside because it was getting cold, after we sat inside that's when they brought our appetizers and drinks. After 30 minutes waiting for our food,the food came in my partner order Paella(we are Hispanics we know how it looks PAELLA), well it was soup, the seafood was gummy (overcooked), I order Bolognese pasta, pasta was a little thick and beef was to grainy (overcooked) and dark to my taste. The wine was nasty. We felt bad for the staff (short staff) there were running around like crazy.

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vipGFM99
Philadelphia
26 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
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

DS
vipDavidSmag
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town guests

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

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

MB
MicheleB
Philadelphia
7 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
2 reviews
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.

BC
vipBrianC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menus, food, and service! Highly recommend!

PD
vipPappyDave
Philadelphia
67 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
92 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

DC
DanielleC
Philadelphia
8 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
14 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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You can order delivery directly from Byrsa Bistro - Kennett Square using the Order Online button. Byrsa Bistro - Kennett Square also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 444-5050.

Byrsa Bistro - Kennett Square is rated 4.2 stars by 131 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.