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Cornerstone, Wayne, PA

Cornerstone

4.7
4.7
150 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Located in the heart of downtown Wayne, PA, Cornerstone is a husband and wife chef-owned restaurant and artisanal market. Well-known for their oyster and cheese program as well as a memorable guest experience, this 48-seat bistro features an award winning wine and craft cocktail program focused on genuine hospitality and designed to complement seasonal menus.

Serving lunch daily and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, as well as brunch on weekends and a daily Oyster Happy Hour from 4-6pm, Cornerstone features 4 distinct dining areas. While the Bar and Lounge encourage walk-ins, reservations are accepted at the intimate, open kitchen Chef’s Counter and in the cozy Dining Room. Additionally, the Artisanal Market and Specialty Wine Shop feature thoughtfully-selected goods, accoutrements, and gift baskets as well as over 300 bottles of wine hand-picked by our Wine Director and Sommelier… be sure to ask them about the perfect pairings!

~2019 Winner of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence~

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Oyster Bar, European

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 10:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Wed–Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Happy Hour Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 688-1888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nicholas Kondra

  • Catering

    Cornerstone offers full-service custom catering service for off site events, cheese & charcuterie boards and platters to go, and specialty holiday catering packages.

  • 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. Book your next private event with us and experience Cornerstone for an unforgettable evening! ~2019 Winner of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence~

  • Private party contact

    Christine Kondra: (610) 688-1888

  • Neighborhood

    Wayne

  • Cross street

    N. Wayne Ave

  • Parking details

    Street parking available free of charge after 6pm.

  • 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, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 150 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. S

    Samanthabarth

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant ever! Must go!
  2. K

    Kira

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    Awesome food here. However our evening was ruined by thoughtless patrons nearby - a large party of 8- who were so overwhelmingly loud ! The staff did not do anything about this . The noise in the “back room” where the tables are is bad!! Manager / owner said they have done some sound attenuation but they need to do more . Otherwise the space is not really conducive to the kind of ambience they are trying to create .
  3. ML

    MichaelL

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perhaps, one of the best dinners my wife and I have ever had. And we’re not young, so we’ve had a lot of meals out. In addition to the wonderful Rasberry Point oysters, perfectly prepared, we also started with grilled Caesar salad, also fabulous. We both shared the bone in rib eye, wood grilled and full of unbelievable flavors. The service was very attentive and friendly. It is not cheap....but we’ll go back again and again.
  4. WJ

    WilliamJ

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The seating choices are a bit weird & quirky, but once settled in the food and our waiter were exceptional. The artisinal cheeses were well represented on the persimmon salad. I would rate the crab cake as one of the best I have ever had! Next time we will order (2) orders instead of sharing! The bartender was excellent! Cheese stuffed olives were definitely worth it.
  5. JE

    JohnE

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cozy, corner bistro. Great food, great atmosphere. Bright airy, fun. Great service and staff. Loved it.
  6. j

    jeffo

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The braised veal was oustanding as was the pork chop. Their wine selection was ok. Did not know you can bring your own wine. Definitely going back.
  7. c

    cindyr

    Philadelphia

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, ambiance and overall experience was 5 stars again. The pork chop was so flavorful and tender. The steak tartare was also exceptionally delicious. Christina and Nick are always warm and welcoming. Thank you.
  8. SS

    SharonS

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only negative is that it is small and noisy BUT food, service, welcome—all fantastic!
  9. DO

    DanO

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Menu could be a little more imaginative. But its a good place.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small restaurant with a limited menu. What we had from the menu was spot on and delicious. Great wine selection and well appointed bar. Will come again for sure!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner. Will be back soon
  12. g

    glenis65

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    This is one of the most expensive restaurants in Wayne. We love coming here. The ambiance is wonderful and it’s in the heart of town. Our last visit was this past Saturday night December 14. We sat at the bar with some friends from out of town. The service was wonderful from our Polish waitress she even remembered what we ordered the last time we were there! This time however, we felt the food was not up to standards. My friend and my husband both had the sole which was the most unappetizing looking dish we had ever seen. It looked like they just boiled the fish in water and threw it on some soggy cabbage. We were very disappointed. My other friend had a steak Fritz which was very good and I had the scallop special which was OK at best. We also ordered two bottles of wine because we didn’t realize we could bring our own as well. So our total bill was $450. This time we felt it wasn’t worth it at all. We will be back so hopefully It was just an off night for the kitchen.

    CornerstoneResponded on December 17, 2019Thank you for dining with us. We take pride in everything we do from greeting our guests to the food and wine that is served - everything is about hospitality. As you saw from sitting at the chef's counter, our Lemon Sole is put directly into the wood grill and the napa cabbage is sauteed in white wine and olive oil. We are not a BYOB - only on Tues. We wish you would have expressed your disappoint during your visit to let us fix what you did not like. We hope to see you soon. Kind regards

  13. m

    michaelm

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I believe it’s the finest restaurant on the Main Line. Food and service ALWAYS excellent. Everyone we introduce there is knocked over by it
  14. KM

    KateM

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Absolutely excellent as always -our dinners were wonderful! We always love coming to Cornerstone.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cornerstone is our favorite restaurant!! It is always a wonderful experience!
  16. BD

    BethD

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, intmate, comfortable atmosphere, perfect for lunch with a friend. Extensive drink offers, delicious sausage sandwich. Even treated myself to the bourbon balls! Will return.
  17. D

    Donnie

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had dinner at Cornerstone once before and we liked it right away. Service, food and ambience are good. This second time we had an early dinner and got there at 5pm on Saturday with only a few people by the bar. We sat by the kitchen and it was a great experience watching the chef and his team in action. My wife is kind of a clean freak person and the only disappointment was seeing one of the guys not handling things properly a few times. Other than that the please is great.
  18. S

    Srqstay

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Cornerstone is a very compelling atmosphere, a nice menu selection and excellent service. The wine list is great, however, the market up for a decent bottle of wine is 4x which was fairly offensive. A few guests complained that their food was overdone. Overall though we will go back, but perhaps on Tuesdays when a corkage fee is allowed.
  19. S

    Samanthabarth

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! I love the winter salad. Great burgers!
  20. G

    Goodeats

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Expensive. Good food friendly service Expensivr
  21. GC

    GordonC

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and service, as always.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Great place to celebrate my moms birthday! Will be back!
  23. KR

    KimR

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Service was tremendous.
  24. PA

    PAL1022

    Philadelphia

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants (although it’s kind of pricey). I’ve never put a bite into my mouth from Cornerstone that wasn’t absolutely delicious. Go!
  25. AM

    AnnaMarieJ

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect anniversary spot or date night!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    The Restraunt has a relaxing atmosphere, lounging area but small! We made a reservation at the Chefs Bar and upon arriving they seated us at a table, which we didn’t want! They did however move us to the bar but made it seem like they were doing us a favor (when that’s what I had requested), and we were the only people sitting at the bar! The waitress came over right away and went over the menu, left to get our drinks then quickly came back for our orders we asked for more time since we wanted to relax and enjoy our drink but she again came back quickly this time telling us that we should put our order in so that we wouldn’t have to wait since it’ll be getting very busy and this would help her and us (very condescending also), so we did very rushed (still we were the only people at the bar)! At this point I am totally annoyed, I then asked for crackers or bread (I ordered oysters) she then told me that we’d have to buy a baguette to have bread, I looked at and said no thank you! She also said oh, do u have a reservation (which we did) not sure what she was implying but that really finished it for me! We weren’t even finished eating and she came over to take our plates away, I really couldn’t believe this! Would never ever go back......and they might want to move that waitress to another part of the restaurant maybe where she doesn’t have to interact with customers!
  27. NW

    NWayne

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I had the most wonderful brunch at Cornerstone, we are all looking forward to going back soon! The menu was perfect for brunch/lunch, tons of tasty options, and the food (and drinks) were fantastic. We sat at the Counter, got to see our meals put together, so fun!
  28. w

    winewdinner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    Had a great dinner at Cornerstone not too long ago. Decided to try Sunday brunch. We ordered an egg sandwich & three frittatas. The frittata was actually a lukewarm wedge of crust less quiche. It had no taste, wasn’t hot and was a tiny portion. Eggs sandwich had a lukewarm pre made egg soufflé. Only good thing was the bacon. Food so bad & service so poor cancelled a future dinner reservation. Asked to speak w owner/manager no one come out to speak w me.
  29. T

    Tat5

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious brunch. Grits & shrimp was very well done as was fruit & yogurt parfait. Very comfortable atmosphere.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding atmosphere with equally outstanding , delicious meal.
  31. BD

    BethD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite restaurant in Wayne. It is always a pleasant experience. The food is delicious and perfectly prepared and presented. I would like to see more seasonal specials on the menu since I am a regular. The owners are wonderful and so gracious. They put heart and souls into this place and it shows.
  32. K

    Kearmictt

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite restaurant on the Main Line. Food is consistently delicious, staff is friendly and efficient, and it is delightful fun to watch these awesome meals being prepared in front of us.
  33. J

    Jimfromtheburbs

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On our first visit to what is becoming one of the Main Line’s “go to” dining spots, we were not disappointed. Adriana’s service, with a smile, was both warm and expert. The presentations were fresh and unique. And the wine list was just ample enough to truly offer variety, in taste and price. We loved our meals, too. (The recommended pork chop exceeded high expectations.) We shall return!
  34. L

    Lisa

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect evening to celebrate a birthday!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the kitchen bar and our experience was great, so much ch fun!
  36. L

    Lynne

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was the first time I had visited and wasn’t sure what to expect. The ambiance was tasteful and classy. Food was delicious and quite the best frites I have had outside of France or Belgium. Service was efficient yet unhurried. We are already going to make another reservation.
  37. M

    Mb630496

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We were seated at the chef’s counter which I planned for, but they sat us at the very inner left seats next to the grill. Within the first 5 minutes we were both sweating and couldn’t walk past the next couple comfortably due to a pole. Thankfully, they did move us to another spot at the counter and it was great to watch the chef. The cheese plate was perfect. My husband had the veal and it was amazing. I was disappointed in the crab cake. I have been looking for a decent crab cake for years (ever since Totaros closed) and I was hoping this was it. There was little crab and too much filling which overpowered the crab flavor. We will probably go back but I will order something more well known next time.
  38. PM

    PsycheM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The cocktails were creative and delicious. Best burger I’ve had in my life. Will for sure be returning!
  39. S

    Soph

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    On their menu they have “pastries and croissants” and they only gave us one croissant—they thought they were out of chocolate croissants and showed up with one. My loumagne sandwich was wet and tasted burnt... and the cypress sandwich was average at best and the fruit salad was one spoonful of fruit.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative cuisine!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cornerstone offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 688-1888.

Cornerstone is rated 4.7 stars by 150 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    N. Wayne Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Wayne

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Wed–Fri 10:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Wed–Sat 10:00 am–12:00 am Happy Hour Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Oyster Bar, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking available free of charge after 6pm.

  • Public transit

    We are located within steps of the Wayne SEPTA station.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nicholas Kondra

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (610) 688-1888

  • Catering

    Cornerstone offers full-service custom catering service for off site events, cheese & charcuterie boards and platters to go, and specialty holiday catering packages.

  • 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. Book your next private event with us and experience Cornerstone for an unforgettable evening! ~2019 Winner of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence~

  • Private party contact

    Christine Kondra: (610) 688-1888

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