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About Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese

Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese serves the West Reading & Berks County Community with a retail artisan cheese shop that carries 75+ artisanal cheeses and products.

We also house a full service, 72-seat restaurant featuring unique grilled cheeses, soups, salads, sandwiches, bites, cheese plates and our Award Winning Mac N Cheese! At dinner we feature mouthwatering entrees.

We are proud to offer a variety of Fine Wines by the glass or bottle and Craft Beers by the bottle. We select our wines and beers to compliment our cheeses and menu items or stand alone.

In addition, We host a Sunday Brunch that is second to none that features classics like Baked Oatmeal, and Eggs Benedict. But the really fun menu items are Chevre Omelet, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Breakfast Burger, and of course our own Breakfast Pizza Du Jour!

600 Penn Ave.
West Reading, PA 19611
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
6th Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 406-5390

Website:
http://www.saycheese-restaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Chaz Wanyo & Andy Burasz play cool jazz. Catch them every SECOND FRIDAY of the month.
7-9pm
No Cover

Catering:
Our chef and his team can prepare a wide variety of creative and delicious plates for your next event.

Parking Details:
Convenient free public parking within one block of the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Free on street and public parking lot across the street.

Executive Chef:
Chef Al Sinisi

Additional:
Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our unique artisan food and products can compliment your next special event.

Say Cheese! Restaurant & Cheese Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for a Date (10)
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Good for Birthdays (9)
Cozy (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Business Meals (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Fun (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Healthy (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Romantic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Delicious food and very nice server! Very unique menu. Great ingredients. The Ricatto cheesecake was fabulous

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great evening. Food was amazing. Will be back. Tellingbeveryone.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food, service, and ambience is great.

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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Both of our dinner choices were excellent. Prices are reasonable too.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Really enjoyed the cheese plate, entree and dessert! Will definitely return!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

What a cute, cozy little spot! The wine flight was very good and the food was nicely presented and very good. Service was great.

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food4
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We dined here for the first time to celebrate my birthday with another couple and we all had a great experience. Friendly staff, great food and drinks. I highly recommend the salmon burger.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We always have a great meal at Say Cheese! The menu is creative and changes frequently with lots of interesting specials and seasonal options. It is casual which we like and can be a little noisy, but overall a very pleasant atmosphere with excellent food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Delicious! But if you're in a hurry I wouldn't recommend. I had just a grilled cheese and tomato soup and it was so good! Also had a side Caesar with a couple of sundried tomatoes that were so good that it makes me what to find out where the heck I can get them! Oh and the pickles we exceptionally good! Only negatives would be that it took way too long to bring out the good and it was kinda smokey in the restaurant which left an odor on my clothes after I left.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Excellent food and service at Say Cheese. We reserved a table for a small group of friends in the back room and it was perfect!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The restaurant was not what I expected; the decor was great and the food fantastic. My boyfriend would have preferred larger portions haha he's a big guy anyway. But overall I'd come back again to shop and purchase items in the market.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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food4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Say Cheese exceeded expectations! Our waitress was so kind and helpful, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was lovely! It was a great night with a great restaurant, it is really bringing up the appeal of West Reading and helping to shape the area as a local hot spot! We hope to be back soon!!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Healthy, Romantic
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Very nice and trendy place. Artisan type atmosphere. Nice area selling boutique sauces and snacks. Interesting menu, all dishes were fantastic. Would recommend definitely.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great cocktails & entrees! Perfect spot for girls dinner!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

The Sweet and Sweaty Burger...one of the best I've ever had! And the raspberry mayo served with the sweet potato fries...delicious!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Service and food and atmosphere were pleasing. Great place for s date night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Poconos)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Good menu, entrees were good not great. Very limited bar menu, but the cheese and charcuterie selections are top notch! I would go just for the wine and cheese. Service was so-so, but it was late on a Saturday night, we overlooked that.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent service! So cozy, food and drinks were delicious! Definitely will be coming back and recommending this to fellow peers and family members of mine!

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

I really enjoyed the atmosphere inside, the rest of my experience was questionable.
For starters, we had to wait ten minutes for our table to be cleaned dispite a room of empty and clean table. I ordered the salmon burger but there was so much dill overpowering the patty that had I not ordered it myself, I would not have known I was eating salmon. It was really disappointing.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

My husband repairs their kitchen equipment if they ever experience an issue, and this weekend he finally took me to Say Cheese to try their menu myself! When I say WOW, it’s a huge one. Let’s start with the atmosphere….you cannot duplicate the pose of this place anywhere else. Belt driven ceiling fans caught my attention, the music sweeps you to another era, the lighting lifts your mood yet sets you down softly. From the bold yet delicate touches from floor to ceiling including the fresh water bowls out front of the restaurant for passing canines, to the character of the nook-like seating on either side of the entrance. The wait staff are clear medalists! Our waitress was superb, made us feel as if we knew her for years. Coming to a place called Say Cheese, I of course had to choose the mac & cheese as my main course. Smokey creamy rich cheeses envelop perfectly prepared pasta, you can’t go wrong choosing this board! My husband chose the short rib that is amid beautifully roasted vegetables, settled on the most amazing serving of grits we have ever tasted! Each element of this fare had its own spectacular flavor, but together they were sumptuous! We swooned over this dish, and thankfully had some left over to bring home (which I hid in the back of the fridge drawer so I could finish them myself haha). We were guided to save room for dessert, a peach upside down cake with an angelic treatment of cinnamon cream, my oh my….my husband and I were close to battling over the last moiety of this delight, next time we will order one for each of us! With each plate, the kitchen canton not only hit the nail, they surpassed the peak of expectation, well done. You now have ambassadors for your canteen, we will be back!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

We go to Say Cheese when we want something different and they never disappoint.
The food is consistently good, well presented and service is great.
My only concern is the noise level when the restaurant is busy.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

The service was great, the food was AMAZING! I will definitely be returning again.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Delicious food. Had 3 meat/ cheese combo, lamb shank and short ribs. All good was delectable. Sat up in front window but due to acoustics, we could hear every word from table behind us. Kind of ruined our romantic anniversary setting. Food was so delicious and server Thomas was so kind and accommodating that we could overlook the noise. Don't think we would choose to sit up there again though.

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Our server was fabulous and made sure we were well-taken care of. Another great experience, and we'll be sure to return!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 7, 2017

This was our first time to try this restaurant. The food was beyond delicious and the atmosphere was comfortable yet really nice. The service was excellent. Highly recommended.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Vegan, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We always go to Say Cheese but this time we went to celebrate my sisters college graduation. The food is always delicious and the staff is always friendly. We love this place and will continue to go for he great food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Amazing experience. The service was great as well as our food. The cheese blew us away as well as the options for gluten free eating. Our server gave my 2 year old son his own gluten free crackers which totally made his night (and ours)!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Tapas, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Healthy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Nice atmosphere with harpist playing. Table for two very small and shoved against a wall. Appetizer was the cheese and fruit board which was $14 for 6 pcs of cheese, 6 grapes, two strawberries, relish and garnish. The smoked salmon mac and cheese was excellent. Waiter was less then interested but the food runners/suppprt staff ladies were Awesome.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We have eaten here several times and have always had an excellent meal. . .and this time was no exception. I had the salmon mac n' cheese and my husband had the shortribs and grits. Both were wonderful, well presented, piping hot, etc. Our only disappointment on this visit was that the music and noise level were so loud that the four of us at the table could not talk to each other. We haven't had this problem before, and hope we don't have it again. It was very distracting from our delicious dinner.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Wonderful food, wonderful service, wonderful seating. Got the sweet potato fries with the raspberry mayo (delicious!) and cheese plate. Both were delicious and I loved the unique spin on both. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Great dinner specials and selection of cheese.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Excellent food. We were seated in the back room which was ver noisy. Limited drinks.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Always great unique food and fantastic service! I love this place!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on May 20, 2017

We had a great time. Service was excellent. I had chicken and biscuit which was all right, but wasn't hot enough. French onion soup could have been warmer too. Other dinners at our table were well made and delicious. Very satisfied overall.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great food, great drinks, excellent service!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Started out with a platter of 3 cheeses and 2 meats which were terrific per the recommendation of the server. Followed up with the fig and Brie appetizer. The Brie was perfectly fried, accompanied with the sweetness of honey and fig. Braised lamb literally fell of the bone and was scrumptious. My fiance had the pad Thai salad with the Atlantic salmon, which was cooked to perfection.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 9, 2017

My only suggestion is for larger tables. We were a party of 4 and had to overflow onto the table next to us. Food tasted awesome though.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Casual, Authentic, Gluten Free Options
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Excellent cheese and meat board started the evening. Dinner was rich and filling. The meatloaf was tasty and unique.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Good food, Eclectic Atmosphere. Different Menu items.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Excellent food! Great service! Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for a Date
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