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Avalon Restaurant

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312 S High St, West Chester, PA 19382-3342 (Union)
+1 610-436-4100
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had noon reservations for Mother's Day. After waiting 20 minutes and seeing other groups before and after us get seated I complained to hostess. She told me, "Feel free to go somewhere else." So we did. I will never go back to Avalon Restaurant.

Thank klep55
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

With a generous gift certificate, my wife and I scheduled an early (530PM) Thursday reservation.We had an opportunity to order an antipasto, salad and main entree. Our experience was average. While the Avalon is advertised as an Italian restaurant, we found it a mix of options; high end pub fare (hamburgers and fries etc) with relatively expensive Italian options. the... More 

Thank T S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Was disappointed. Restaurant was not crowded at all. Took one hour from being seated to get our salad. Was never offered crushed pepper for salad. Dinner finally came, and was never offered grated Parmesan for pasta dish. Very average. Too many restaurants to try in West Chester to go back. Meal was just okay . . . Nothing to remember.

Thank epfenimore
Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the Complimentary Happier Hour, We liked the small plates because it gave us an opportunity to taste several of their delicious dishes. Planning our next visit soon.

Thank Ron D
North Myrtle Beach
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

We hosted a rehearsal dinner for my son's wedding. They put us in private room, which was lovely. The food was good. However, the service was horrendous. After drinks and appetizers, the waitress disappeared. I went looking for her to tell her that we wanted to order dinner. I looked around the restaurant and saw that very few tables were... More 

Thank HonestReview805
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Our book club met here for dinner - the food was tasty and the service was congenial. The ambiance wasn't too loud for conversation either. I hope to bring my husband next time.

Thank Gay W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

I went to meet a friend on a Friday night for dinner. We didn't have a reservation, but there was space at the bar and we were able to be seated at a table outside when we were ready without a wait. The outdoor tables are set up so that you don't feel like you are sitting on top of... More 

Thank Stacey_Says
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I've been here many times and seem to come back because the food is very good. The problem is the bar service is underwhelming. They know how to make a great drink but even when only a few patrons are here its painful. It starts with having your head up and greeting people. Master that simple art and maybe people... More 

Thank Jon F
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177 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We haven't dined at Avalon since they moved 2 years ago. Shame on us. Their new location is right in town and the decor is superb tonight we were given a table among the wine racks. The calamari was lightly breaded and tender. My pasta with beef bolognese was outstanding. I was surprised to find one of my favorite martinis... More 

Thank Ronsin
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I had a very special dinner in their private wine room. They were very accommodating with my romantic dinner. The food was just delectable. I had the braised short ribs with a creamy risotto and it was as tender and flavorful as any I have tried. The place is very clean and nicely run. I would totally recommend it.

Thank Ken K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Italian, American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 S High St, West Chester, PA 19382-3342
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  West Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 610-436-4100

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