The Choice - B.Y.O.B

4.8
434 Reviews
$31 to $50
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
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 434 people are saying
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vipPeteM
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've eaten at The Choice multiple times over the past few years and have always been very pleased with the food served here. All of the dishes are creative and never a disappointment. Highly recommend this local restaurant!

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Tram
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great presentation of food and generous portion. Lots of choices. Would definitely return with more friends and family

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vipatagh
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to this place for the last 3 years and every time we go the food and service is outstanding.

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LizM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible flavors! Lovely presentation of food

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vipVlad
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat coming here. Cannot say enough about the quality and variety of the dishes, the welcoming and professional staff and the overall experience. A real favorite for us!!

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vipHerbie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fodd is always delicios and is beautifully presented!

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mmr749
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great dining experience in a family owned business.

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MarkW
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth going out of your way to eat here. Excellent from start to finish, especially seafood offerings.

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SMCW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent, service was a little slow to start.

Patrons kept leaving the sliding door open. It would be helpful if the team there could make sure it was closed before seating each party.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Will definitely come back

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vipmagill
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic as always, service was a bit on the slow side

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KatieB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - many choices and very thoughtful. Looking forward to going back.

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vipFrequentDiner
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. Loved every item we tried. The menu is large - with lots of variety. At first, I was worried they might be trying to do too many things. However, each plate that came out was beauty presented and very tasty. Great meal.

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Outstanding
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding, the service was excellent. The placed was packed, so there was a loud conversation hum. Time between placing order and being served was pleasantly short. Waitresses were very friendly. Can highly recommend the filet mignon and the sea bass. We'll be back.

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GaleG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredibly delicious and innovative food - doesn't matter what you order - it's all exceptionally good.

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vipEveR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is without a doubt, the best restaurant on the main line. The service is spot on and the food is consistently outstanding. The restaurant recently brought back a number of their favorite items and added new items.

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vipJeannette
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my husband and I favorite neighborhood gem. Have never been disappointed, we look forward to returning just as we are leaving.

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vipDoug
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Having dinner with a close friend. Food was good and we were attended to.

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PKoz
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. Unassuming frontage but everything is great inside.

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vipNook
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was stellar for us the moment we walked in the door. We were greeted by a very lovely, friendly Hostess. The menu was eclectic and looked amazing. The faces of the other people who are already seated and eating we’re very happy. We shared two appetizers and a main course. Every morsel of food was delicious. No room for dessert. We will come back for sure

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PhyllisandMe
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant! Phylly and I love the food and service here.

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PeterM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellently prepared. Attentive staff. The environment was very spacious with cleaniness.

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vipDSchreck
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

new expanded 'post -covid' menu is fresh, expansive, and unique. Best of the area at the momnet. Everything well done. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious.

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vipandy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing also I want to thank the owners daughter Elizaveta she was an amazing young lady helpful and very sweet !!

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vipRonK
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with my in laws to celebrate our anniversary. The food and service were excellent. I would recommend this hidden gem to everyone in the Philadelphia area!

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Thedogatemyhomework
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The menu offers a bit of something for everyone: lovely fish dishes, beef and lamb …
plus, foie gras for a starter. It was delicious. The only thing I didn’t care for was the house salad dressing: it had the flavor of soy which I can’t stand. I’d rather they offer a “choice” of dressings or just keep it simple with do it yourself oil and vinegar. Otherwise, it was a tasty meal and everything came out perfectly timed and hot.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a small but comfortable space. Brought our iwn wine.

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vipLena22
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always , The Choice, never disappoints! Delicious food, great atmosphere and service!

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vipCharlie
Philadelphia
172 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I have never seen a smaller restaurant like this have so many entree and appetizer selections. Is that why they call it "The Choice" ? Have dined here twice over the summer, tried different things each visit and was more than satisfied. Family owned with nice service.

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Suzy
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Choice is small, family owned and run. The food is over the top…I am looking forward to returning soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the spot was quaint. It’s definitely someplace we will be returning in the future.

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vipCharlie
Philadelphia
172 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Appears to be a family run spot with a really extensive menu for the size of the place. Everything we ordered - 2 salads and 2 fish dishes - was delicious. Will certainly dine here again soon.

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vipknowshergrub
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a local gem---the kind of food you'd typically have to go downtown to find. It's family-owned and that care and attention is evident in all they do. Amazing place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an amazing meal celebrating my husbands birthday. I had the tuna tartar appetizer which was beyond delicious and the halibut Almondine. Husband had Octopus appetizer and the other Halibut entree which he very much enjoyed. The menu has something for everyone.

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Debbie
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Our party of four enjoyed every bite of our appetizers, meals and desserts. Everything was superbly cooked and the flavors were so well balanced and delicious. We were seated next to regulars who recommended, well, everything on the menu. What a fun, delicious find. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipMoonchild
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is truly outstanding. The service is attentive. A gem.

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DaphneR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Choice is consistently excellent. This is a gem on the Main Line, and we think the best restaurant. The menu is creative, the presentation artistic, the food wonderful. Great value.

DB
vipDavidB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food .. nice atmosphere .. the chefs sons were adorable!

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vipTravelingFoodie
Central Coast
46 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in the area. Food and service are amazing! You won’t be disappointed!

FAQs

The Choice - B.Y.O.B offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 383-3230.

The Choice - B.Y.O.B is rated 4.8 stars by 434 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.