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.
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! See article at West Chester Dish.
Participating Restaurants Include:
--> Sprazzo space sold to iconic South Street pizza shop, Lorenzo and Sons. WCDish article by Jim Breslin
--> Top 11 Outdoor Dining Restaurants in downtown West Chester. Article by Ronna Dewey
--> Coming soon to West Chester: La Baguette Magique. WCDish article by Angela Corrado
--> Roots Cafe to debut live music & cocktail club. WCDish article by Ronna Dewey
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.
TABLE TOURS PROGRESSIVE DINNER PARTY
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 | 6pm
Table Tours, a progressive dinner party created by Katy O'Gara, will combine retail browsing with exclusive dishes created solely for Table Tours. See video. Guests dine at a communal table and have interaction with the chef or owner. The menu includes an alcohol beverage paired perfectly with each course. Details at Table Tours.
--> For the October event, Kati Mac Floral Designs will host the Champagne meet-up. The appetizer is served by Mas Mexicali Cantina, entree is served by the people behind Roots Cafe and the new Sprout Music Collective, and the dessert will be served by Gemelli Gelato.
PUMPKIN SPICE IT UP at CARLINO'S
Prepare your pallet for the fall flavors with all things pumpkin at Carlino's Specialty Market, 128 W Market St.
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).
WINE WEDNESDAYS at i-PASTA
i-Pasta (134 E Gay St), an award winning BYOB offering original and genuine sauces served on freshly made pasta, is now offering complimentary wine on Wednesdays. Call 484-887-0760 for reservations.
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.
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).