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10 E Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380-3145
+1 610-429-8297
10:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Naussannes, France
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch. Clearly, this restaurant is geared more toward a bar scene but we were welcomed and received excellent service. Terrific bloody mary and excellent range of beer choices. My husband ordered the daily special burger and said it is, hands down, the best burger he has ever tasted. Unusual combination of ingredients, well executed, WOW. My... More 

Thank MyMuncaster
West Grove, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Good food and nice atmosphere but serves was a little slow. They did not bring out all the food at the same time, with 4 kids it made for a difficult time when kids finished their dinner and we just started.

Thank Jsulliva88
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

We stopped here in the middle of the week and the place was full. There was a group watching hockey in the bar, they have 2, and a quieter dining room upstairs. It's in this wonderful historic building. I had a cheesesteak, which was the best i've ever had. The sweet potato fries are to die for. My husband enjoyed... More 

Thank mvision
Media, Pennsylvania
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92 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Place was busy when we arrived on a Friday at lunchtime. We were offered a table upstairs, but chose instead to sit at the bar. We were impressed with the selections on the menu and had a hard time choosing. Went with tuna sandwich with wasabi mayo and slaw and grilled chicken salad with hummus. Very happy we could get... More 

Thank Rikter
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478 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Parked at the Chestnut st garage and walked over. It has two floors and late night on weekend Dj with dancing. The food menu is very interesting and different. I had the Cajun salmon blt which was delicious and sweet tater tots with Apple relish. We got a siracha ranch to spice things up a little. It took us sometime... More 

Thank Arch L
Wilmington, Delaware
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112 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Went with high hopes. The menu looked good. We decided to make the drive and meet some friends there. OMG - if you sit upstairs be prepared to YELL at the person sitting next to you so they can hear you. I'm not old - it was loud. We had the plantain chips nice but you got a lot of... More 

Thank 772mackie
West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA
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168 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Came into West Chester for dinner and found the Side Bar, we sat outside and wasn't sure if I was going to enjoy being so close to the street. But the noise wasn't bad and it was a perfect evening to be sitting outside. The menu has a lot of good choices, and they had Shiraz by the glass which... More 

Thank John379
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

All time favorite sunday brunch place in wc. Great mimosas. Been coming for years. Pretty affordable. Not the cleanest but it's a college town. At night there is dancing b upstairs on Friday and Saturday night.

Thank Carla s
Level Contributor
56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

While looking for a new dinner establishment my friends and I wandered into the Sidebar. Tables for dinner are upstairs in a tastefully decorated room. Unfortunately, it was freezing no matter where you sat. The friendly waiter took our order and disappeared. It was almost an hour before the entrees emerged which is entirely too long for an uncrowded restaurant... More 

Thank Mick3327
Philadelphia area
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394 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

We weren't fond of everything, but appreciated the wide range of choices. So we tried a different kind of calamari appetizer and enjoyed the novelty--although probably we wouldn't order it again. The granola salad was excellent. The entrées were loaded with sodium which made them tasty if not healthy. The vegetables that accompanied the entrées were splendid.

Thank NorthArrow

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 E Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380-3145
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  West Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 610-429-8297

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