Cornerstone

4.7
80 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Cornerstone is a seasonal restaurant that offers quality-sourced ingredients and a truly communal experience in the intimate dining areas. With menus, that reflect the most seasonal ingredients possible and a wine and craft cocktail program that pairs beautifully with our Island Creek Oysters to our wood-grilled 10oz. Colorado Prime Rib Eye Steak. Everything at Cornerstone is made from scratch, providing the best experience for all of our guests. Cornerstone offers lunch, oyster hour, dinner and weekend brunch.

The menus at Cornerstone include our raw bar & oyster menus, bar bites, brunch, lunch and dinner menus to include small & large plates
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Oyster Bar, European
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Tue–Fri 10:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(610) 688-1888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Nicholas Kondra
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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.
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Private party contact
Christine Kondra: (610) 688-1888
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Catering
Cornerstone offers full-service custom catering service for off site events, cheese & charcuterie boards and platters to go, and specialty holiday catering packages.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N. Wayne Ave
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Parking details
Street parking available free of charge after 6pm.
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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, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 80 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MM
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there, overall excellent experience. Charlie was great and also our server, Diann.
Ordered a great a bottle of Pinot from Oregon. Oyster sampler, east and west coast, it was good. Only suggestion is to serve oysters on bed of ice and not seaweed bc I like my oysters very cold. Both the pork and the veal entree was very good.
Look forward to returning to try more of the menu.

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w
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love Cornerstone, the new bar area and food is always great! On my last visit, however, wine by the glass was limited in selection and too expensive at a minimum of $25/glass!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

It was the 3 yeas celebration of the restaurant. We had a reservation at the kitchen table. The atmosphere was lively. It took quite a while to order our drinks. And another while to get our food. The waitress was kind but I guess the bottleneck May have been in the kitchen to prepare and get out the food..
We will come back for special occasions and def. not Saturdays or Sundays

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere....Cornerstone is a total winner!!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great cheese plates and cocktails the wine list was very expensive.

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S
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a gem! They have great food and wine, excellent service and they make the food behind the bar. The salads are good as well as the crab cakes and hamburgers... and they have good french fries!
It's unique and fun. The staff is nice. Restaurant is small but beautiful! You should go!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining experience...love the rustic glam vibe...food was delicious. We will definitely go back and sit at the chefs counter.

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MC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing! Service was great. Can’t wait to go back k!

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J
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! I’ve been wanting to go here for a while and I’m so glad I finally made it! This place is perfect! The menu is interesting and the food is fabulous! We loved the ambiance and the service was impeccable.
We will be going back again soon!

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KB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time at Cornerstone and we absolutely LOVED it. Great atmosphere and amazing food! Thank you

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the cook counter with my husband and had a great evening. Everything from our waiter, to the food, to the ambiance was perfect!

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Extremely noisy as my husband and I had a hard time talking to each other. Otherwise it was very good.

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p
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't want to write a good review, because I would hate to see it become overcrowded, but the owners and staff deserve so much recognition for a job well done. We have been there about 10 times over the last year or so, and it never fails to impress. The food is great, the staff is friendly, interesting and top shelf. The owners are there to talk with, and you can simply see that they just really care. Good luck!

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JR
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Crabcakes were good not fabulous. The vegetable mix tasted a bit too sour and fought with the sweetness of the crabcake. Better over mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower. Left me hungry and not satisfied. The cheese tray a winner.

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FK
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Spectacular food, great wine, nice ambiance and wonderful service. A great find.

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AV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve always had a wonderful experience at Cornerstone. The food is always amazing and we love sitting at the counter and the great ambience the restaurant has. Service is fantastic. One of our favorite spots - never disappoints.

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PC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Charging credit card to make reservation is nonsense. There was hardly anyone there and they were going to charge my cc $50/pp to cancel the reservation.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Quite enjoyable. Will be back. A “ go to”

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CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were able to sit at the chef’s table and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We eat primarily in center city and were highly impressed with the entire experience. I will return without question.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service, abundance, and food!

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S
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 5

Not a byob. Food is good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always... guaranteed ...

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TS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an incredible meal and experience. So great on so many levels.

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L
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant and this was the first time I was a little disappointed in my food. The cheeseburger was over cooked and the bun was dry :( . . . I will be back to eat/visit, just a little disappointed this trip

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L
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous!!!!

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l
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another delightful meal at Cornerstone. They have elevated the quality of their food with the addition, which allows a wood burning grill. The steak frites has a nice touch with a base of sweet onions. The pork chop also benefited from the wood grill, and the spaetzle provided an interesting contrast. The service was again superb. Their wine selection also continues to grow with reasonably priced selections from various locals.

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MJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Very disappointed. Was there for brunch and overpriced for what you got.

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JW
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love Cornerstone. Had the Tasting Menu and Chef did a fantastic job in preparation and selections. Will definitely be back, and highly recommend the counter seating!!

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L
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently fantastic food and ambiance

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JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best restaurant in Wayne so far. Very small but the service and food were top notch.

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NC
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome find. Fish, pasta and desserts. 10 stars!!!

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KA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great hidden gem of a local restaurant with chef-owners who truly care about their craft. Great for seafood and farm to table menus. They just expanded their space with a beautiful bar and dining room...go visit them!!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the new interior and expanded space. Food was delicious and service was great. Definitely will be back

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r
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cornerstone. Love this place. Great food and great service.

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s
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cheese board, selected with our preferences in mind, was excellent. We also enjoyed the lamb croquettes and mussels. Staff is very personable, knowledgeable and attentive. We will be back!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved sitting at the counter and watch the chefs at work. Service was great and food was delicious. Would definitely go again.

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L
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, as always. The restaurant looks great after the expansion and they maintained the countertop dining intimacy wonderfully.

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c
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the new space and staff. Host and waitress were were nice. The food was amazing. Particularly the steak frites (16 year old boys LOVED this entre), crabcakes were delicious and flavorful and the wood grilled pork chops was tender and flavorful. Of course, the Spanish cheese board was delicious.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic chefs tasting menu with wine pairings. Lovely evening!

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JM
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday to celebrate and we chose Cornerstone for the occasion. We have dined at Cornerstone and each time has been a great experience. The newly renovated and enlarged space is even better. What a great place! Our food was delicious from beginning to end. Not one thing we didn't love. Every plate was cleared from the gnocco to the cheese board, grilled caesar salad, wood fired pork chops, steak frites ( amazing fries...best I've ever eaten) all the way to dessert. Nick and Christine are great hosts/chefs and their kitchen runs so smoothly. You get to watch the magic in front of you. We will be back again and again!

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