There are more than 65 eateries in downtown West Chester. Whether you enjoy al fresco dining at the many sidewalk cafes or an intimate BYOB, you will find a restaurant for every taste and budget.After 10pm, there are plenty of choices for entertainment and dancing. See the complete list of downtown restaurants at the Restaurants Directory.
--> Top 11 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in downtown West Chester by restaurant writer Ronna Dewey
--> Read the article about the opening of La Baquette Magique.
Friday, August 29, 2014 | 6pm-8pm
First introduced in 1933 after the repeal of Prohibition, the Clydesdales have served as a living symbol of not just Budweiser, but the unconquerable American spirit. Famous worldwide for their appearances in parades, television broadcasts and even Presidential inaugurations, they’re now set to do their most important job yet -- delivering beer to select downtown watering holes. Join this historic and fun event in downtown West Chester as the fuzzy-footed giants clippity-clop along Market and Gay from 6pm to 8pm.
WINE DINNER at TECA | Monday, September 15, 2014 | 7pm
Teca Restaurant & Wine Bar (38 E Gay St) presents a 5-course Wine Dinner featuring Charles Krug and Divining Rod wines. Shawn Jellesma will provide information on wines of the Mondavi family coupled with a special menu by Chef Gianluca created to compliment the exquisite wine selections. $99 per person (plus tax & gratuity). all 610-738-8244 for reservations.
WEST CHESTER RESTAURANT WEEK
September 12-20, 2014
The culinary scene in downtown West Chester has participating restaurants offering a special multi-course, fixed-price menus for lunch or dinner. It's a chance to discover new eateries at a great value. Restaurant Week leads up to West Chester's biggest street festival -- Chester County Restaurant Festival. It's a foody's dream!
CHESTER COUNTY RESTAURANT FESTIVAL
Sunday, September 21, 2014 | Noon to 5:30pm
The 35th Annual Chester County Restaurant Festival, downtown West Chester's biggest street festival is bigger than ever this year with continued expansion along Gay AND Market Streets. New events include a pop up Farmers Market, live broadcast by QVC featuring In The Kitchen with David. All this with more than 65 restaurants, 110 arts & crafts vendors, 3 stage areas for live music, and the Church Street Café where patrons can sit and relax with a pint of refreshing brew. FREE. See parking information.
WEST CHESTER HERO OPENS ON WEST MARKET
Now open to save you from the Hunger, West Chester Hero, at 230 West Market Street, offers hoagies, cheesesteaks, burgers, hot sandwiches, wraps, soups & salads, and even pasta dishes. Free delivery and curbside pick-up available. Call 610-436-1600.
COUNTY LINES MAGAZINE FEATURES WEST CHESTER
This month you can read about the fablous restaurant scene in County Lines Magazine Annual Dining Guide. West Chester is featured, of course, and you can read what's new and what's cool. See A Restaurant Festival... Everyday (PDF).
i-PASTA NOW SERVING LUNCH WEEKENDS
Enjoy authentic regional Italian cuisine in the intimate setting of i-Pasta (134 E Gay St) now serving lunch on Fridays and Saturdays, 11:30 to 3pm. You can also enjoy dinner Tuesday through Saturday. BYOB.
AVALON RESTAURANT MOVES to NONNA'S
Chef John Brandt-Lee of Avalon Restaurant on South High Street has taken over the kitchen at Nonna’s, 116 E. Gay Street, where it will now be the new location for Avalon Restaurant. Brandt-Lee said he the new Avalon will serve “wood-fired pizzas and will have a 12-seat antipasto counter where fresh mozzarella will be made and served.” A “grown-up bar” with an impressive beverage program will also be featured.
LIVE MUSIC THURSDAY NIGHTS at SPICE INDIAN THAI BISTRO
Listen to music while dining on Thursday nights from 7:30 - 9:30 at Spice Indian Thai Bistro, 113 West Market St. Featured are Skip Barthold & Dave Renz Duo on saxophone and guitar; the vovals of Brian Kors; singer/songwriter Nicole Zell; and the country charm of Christine Kinslow. Check out their facebook.
THE LINCOLN ROOM TO CLOSE
downtown's historic tea room, The Lincoln Room, has announced they are closing in May. See more at LincolnRoomWestChester.com.
Many downtown restaurants are participating in ThinkShopBuy...Local, a special discount coupon program developed by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce. See the special offers from the participating downtown restaurants.
VIDEOS TOUT WEST CHESTER RESTAURANTS
- Adam Joseph visited i-Pasta (134 E Gay St, 484-887-0760) for FYI Philly and gave a review of this popular BYOB. See the video at i-pasta.net.
- You'll be ready to eat your way through West Chester after watching Tim Furlong in this video episode of Nonstop Foodies on NBC Philadelphia Nonstop.
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PARKING TIP >> Your best option for parking in downtown West Chester are the centrally located municipal parking garages. Park as long as you want and have no fear of getting an overtime parking ticket. Go to the Parking Tab for details. Download the updated downtown parking map (PDF).