The Choice - B.Y.O.B

4.7
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299 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Fusion / Eclectic
Offering a modern European Fusion cuisine, The Choice - B.Y.O.B in Bnyn Mawr is a new addition to "Philadelphia's Mainline " neighborhood harnessing that American "melting pot" attitude. Our menu is composed using a fresh selection of meats, seafood, and seasonal vegetables using a mix of traditional and modern techniques bringing them together. Our warm and friendly staff look forward to your visit!
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4.7
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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way!

b
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious

PR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Prices were very high relative to other local restaurants.

CA
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Main Line Restaurant.

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LV
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for foodies, large menu selection plus several specials. Interesting fusion of flavors from appetizers to entrees to desserts. Service was attentive, pleasant and helpful. Well worth a visit and a return.

AH
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

MY HUSBAND IS NOT A BIG FISH LOVER, BUT CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN FOR THE SCALLOPS. I HAD THE PHILO ENCRUSTED SCALLOPS, AND HE ORDERED THE SCALLOPS WITH POTATOES AND VEGETABLES . THE TABLE NEXT TO US HAD THE LAMB CHOPS AND RAVED ABOUT IT. STAY FOR DESSERT!! THE APPLE PIE IS A MUST.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal, delicious. Excellent portions .
Definitely returning!

r
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always!

OT
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

After reading some of the earlier reviews I thought that I may be disappointed with this restaurant but I was pleasantly surprised as were my dining partners. Food was good as was the service. I’m looking forward to returning again soon.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The presentation and quality of the food is top notch. They bake their own desserts and they are scrumptious.

KT
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This BYOB is phenomenal!!! We had the oysters, the phylodough scallops, the snapper, and the NZ lamb chops. Everything was absolutely delicious. Made another reservation for later this month. Can't wait to go back!

L
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening with great dinner and wonderful hospitality. We’ll be back.

m
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed tuna tartare and octopus as starters which were delicious and generous portions. For entrees we tried the halibut and the flounder special and found them to be fresh and well prepared. Will definitely go back

PA
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Nice BYOB dining experience. Food is always very good at the Choice.

SK
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely lunch. The food and service were excellent.

S
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Choice is a no-brainer. Excellent food, perfect fish, absolutely delicious, and that's true each and every visit, as well. Great service, attentive service, fair prices and neighborhood vibe. Highest recommendation.

C
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here and we had a wonderful experience. The food was excellent, as well as beautifully prepared and presented, and the service was great. We will be back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding. Love that it’s a BYO

j
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! We're always greeted warmly at The Choice! The food was exceptional - especially the Duck Confit and the Wagyu Beef and the Yellowtail Sashimi! Do not miss! A wonderful bonus that it's a byob! Love, Love, Love!!

DC
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant should have a Michelin star rating. My favorite restaurant when in Philly.

s
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

wonderful food, very pricey,very loud hard to have a conversation

MV
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant seemed nice a little too quiet bc I felt like we couldn’t talk too loud as I we can everyone talking low and just made it awkward. The food was pretty good but the halibut was overcooked and that was disappointing as the flavors were spot on and the chocolate meltdown cake was bland.

NH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing with complex tastes. The temperature for each dish was perfect and the freshness of the food was superb!

S
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fishy smell when first entering. However, food was excellent and service was outstanding. We will recommend and definitely return.

SL
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic experience at The Choice. Don't miss the chicken pate and steak tartare!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome
Will go back many times

k
Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Restaurant on Main Line- with a most interesting menu . Ceviches and Carpaccios are especially innovative

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! One comment to the chefs...the food s so delicious, a bit too heavy with the soy sauce let the food shine thru!

SK
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb chops were exquisitely seasoned and scalloped potatoes were yum. All entrees we enjoyed were perfectly prepared and presented.
Excellent service.

m
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Expensive but byob helps. Everything nice portion and flavor sis not dissapoint.

F
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I took friends to lunch who were celebrating their anniversary. The husband ordered
Pasta Alfredo with Shrimp. It was delicious. The portion was generous and the shrimp were abundant.
On the other hand the wife and I ordered the Lobster Salad. The menu stated that it contained 1/2 lobster. What arrived was a plateful of mixed greens and baby tomato halves with a delicious dressing. Unfortunately, the "1/2 lobster " was a baby lobster which was cut into small pieces and was very disappointing especially since it was one of the higher priced menu items.
Desserts were excellent and the anniversary song was a delightful surprise (Lucky that we were the only remaining patrons in the restaurant because my guests remarked that they would have been quite embarrassed.)

NA
London
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love the place: always creative good quality cooking welcoming atmosphere and you bring your own wine to feel better for not overpaying!:)

J
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Quality of the food was outstanding. I had the impression our server was very new to the restaurant, but was very accommodating. Small restaurant but tables were appropriately spaced.

P
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Terrible service. Would not go back. It’s all about the service.

k
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Menu was diverse and ambitious. Service was polite and helpful. Prices a bit high for the preparation and quality of the food. Food was better than most places on the Main Line but quality was not distinguished
Need to match quality with pricing Dinner for 2 about $200 with tip and byob. A little rich for pretty good

E
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well thought out menu, food well prepared, the duck breast is fantastic. Service friendly and attentive. Burrata Salad a large enough portion for 2, very good. Calm, pleasant vibe. Will definitely return.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside, fantastic service, wonderful food

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Started with burrata salad. It was good but needed more dressing. I had the sautéed lobster special which was good and my husband had the NY steak which he said he liked. Our entrees were good but not amazing for the prices.

M
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious!!!!

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BK
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Lovely service. Place you get sit and talk. Chef is innovator. For foodies.