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614 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3806 (Penn)
+1 610-526-0123
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The interior and furnishings are very plain, and the lights flicker from the 100 year old building, you assume. But the menu is good, with a dozen items you might really like. I got a mushroom soup that had some flavor, but the 3 ounces they served came out tepid. The fish, a delightful trout that had a delicious chutney... More 

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Charlottesville VA
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here on a quiet Monday night, the menu was choose three "tasting" entrees. I had scallops, filet and tilapia [I think- we went through 2 bottles of wine for 3 of us]. Everything was delicious and it was almost more food than I could eat. The owner was there and was very pleasant and professional. This has now become... More 

Thank pjd190
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A marvelous quiet and intimate spot, with wonderful food, for special celebrations or just a night out. The owners and chefs are delightful, and the food is expertly prepared and presented. The service is quiet and friendly, as is the restaurant. One of our favorite spots for special times, or even just a special date. We love the fact that... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Went up with wife for No Menu Monday, highly recommend. We each chooses four choices and a desert. Each choice was uniquely cooked, no two selections where the same. Owner Brian came over to our table and chatted with us and explained how No Menu Monday's works. Amazing Chefs in the kitchen (Lee & Kevin) to put out so many... More 

1 Thank pmancari
Rhode Island
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Sola is a small American gourmet restaurant. I stopped in by myself on a rainy evening. As there is no bar (it is BYOB), it's, perhaps, not the optimal place to eat alone but the owner, Bryan, and server, Ali, welcomed me. I had a nice table in the back, brought a bottle of red Sancerre and settled in for... More 

3 Thank upnatum
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Early in the week they offer a "no-menu" meal. You choose from among four categories of entree and one dessert, and the chef decides how he'll prepare that dish. You can add preferences when you order (vegetarian, spicy or not, fried or not, etc.) and the chef responds accordingly. My wife and I ordered from some of the same categories... More 

1 Thank BruceAbell
Philadelphia PA
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This place is a overpriced BYOB. Half decent food I will give them that however that's not the only thing you go to a restaurant for! Service is probably some of the worst I've ever experienced. Not once not twice but many times over that I have been at the restaurant. I've given the place many opportunities to change my... More 

Thank RedDragoniv
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Our dinner was not only delicious, but it was also beautiful!!!! The service was excellent!!!! Can't wait to go back!

1 Thank Trayp5597
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

From start to finish a great experience!. Our server was amazing. She explained in great detail exactly what was in each dish. The chef was willing to accommodate our dietary restrictions. The scallop appetizer was delicious! Complex flavors. I do not like cilantro, which was part of the scallop dish, but the server assured us that it was not going... More 

1 Thank TALandMSG
Keene, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We went with old friends to whom the place had been highly recommended. We were all beyond disappointed. Our waiter was wonderful, cheerful, and helpful. The setting was calming. The people we met at the next table were fun and interesting. The food was not; it was not prepared as we ordered. Three of us ordered rack of lamb, specifying... More 

1 Thank Talu R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 614 W Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-3806
  • Public Transportation: Bryn Mawr R5 stop is about 1/4 mile away from the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bryn Mawr
  • Phone Number: +1 610-526-0123
At Sola, our mission is to be regarded as an outstanding fine dining destination & a valued treasure of the Main Line & greater community. We strive to serve contemporary cuisine in an intimate & pleasing room with the proper level of service (not too much, not too little). We want our guests to enjoy the window of time that they spend with us, savoring their food & wine & enjoying the company of their friends & family. Our intent is to always remain a BYOB, knowing how important that is to many of our guests. Sola will provide a dynamic menu, driven by what is available fresh for the season. The expectation is that everyone will find a number of choices that appeal to their palate. Our wish is that most of our guests will become regulars & will view us a spot they can enthusiastically recommend to their friends & can rely on when hosting visitors.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?