Main and Vine
While famous for producing some of the finest wines in the world, Northern California is also home to several of the top craft breweries in production today, and prides itself on creating such cocktails as the iconic gin martini, pisco punch, and cable car just to name a few.
It is this craft and culinary union that embodies the MAIN & VINE spirit and approach. Our bistro welcomes guests to experience the best of Northern California for themselves, in a sophisticatedly hip, yet relaxed atmosphere.
If you go about an hour n half before closing, the servers don’t hesitate to rush you. The restaurant should limit late night bookings on Open Table if that will be the case.
This was our first visit to Main & Vine, and we'll be back! For starters, it's one of the most beautiful and well laid out restaurants we've ever seen. Seating at both bar and tables is comfortable and spacious, with absolutely no traffic problems to distract diners. From our initial greeting to goodbyes at the door, we felt like everyone who works there truly cared about us and our experience. The menu is sufficiently deep and wide to keep most people happy - everyone in our party of 6 found something to enjoy for each of 3 courses. We greatly appreciate the efforts they make to use fresh, local ingredients. The artichokes were very tasty and well made, even though I prefer them in the crisper Roman style. I had to have a side of pureed potatoes next, since a "potato smoothie" is one of my absolute favorite things, whether mashed, whipped, pureed, or otherwise rendered soft and full - and I was fully rewarded! My spicy salumi pizza was also excellent, with the thin crisp crust I prefer and wonderfully hot Calabrian chilis. My wife enjoyed her scallops and our companions had combinations of fried oysters, Caesar salad, multiple small plates, and W&V's excellent bread. Nobody complained about anything, and this is not an easy crowd :) It doesn't pretend to be haute cuisine - it's well chosen and well prepared comfort food at a high level, and the price is right. Try it - like us, you'll want to return.
very attentive staff...warm reception every time...like the bar area...a good buzz
First time in the restaurant since changed ownership. Very well done. Great bar area and then a wide variety of sitting areas for casual and table dining. Food was very well done. We sat at the bar and enjoyed good drinks and bartenders
We were seated in the bar despite having reservations for at least 2 weeks. The round table was absolutely too small for 4 adult diners with drinks and dishes. They never told our waiter we were seated. We had to ask who our waiter was after about 15 minutes . The waiter was very nice. He waz knowledgeable about the menu. Service was slow, as they had him covering another dining room. We were told we would get a round of drinks comped but it never happened. Despite all the above. I will give them a second try. I will make sure to sit in the
dining room. The bar was very uncomfortable they had no pillows to support you in the bankette.
Recently discovered Main and Vine and have been back 3 times in the last 2 weeks. Definitely a hidden gem on the mainline. The food is outstanding. Service is terrific. The menu is unique.
Service and food was top notch. From the friendly hostess to the attentive waitress; everything was perfect. Can’t wait to go back for happy hour with friends.
The service and food was excellent. I would definitely recommend for large groups and special occasions. Great drink menu and memorable food options.
Birthday dinner. A little surprised they did not provide a small complimentary birthday dessert. However, wait staff was very pleasant and food was good.
The bar service was so slow! Even brought over a drink with a fly in it and, the amount of time it took to bring the Martini back just seemed like they took the fly out and gave it back to me.
We had a larger party of 7 this past Friday night and the service was really slow. Really slow. Slow to greet us and get drinks going, slow to take orders, and 2 people in our party never got their main meal because it took so long. They just at that point decided to cancel their orders. Seems like for a newer place there are some kinks to be worked out. Still had a good time and would try it again. Hesitant to recommend but personally would give it another try.
Jay Stevens and his team have knocked this one out of the park. From the well crafted cocktails (love the bourbon with red wine floater), to the sourdough pizza (black grape!), to the pasta (Sunday gravy)- Main & Vine never disappoints.
We had a large party and the service was on point. The helped us select bottles of wine for the table that were delicious and at a good price point. We ordered almost everything on the menu and I was able to sample most of it. Nothing fell flat.
Congrats on 1 year in Villanova! Can’t wait to see what you all do next!
Main & Vine do it again. This place continues to impress with some must try items on the summer menu.
Love the vibe, love the food, love the people.
They captured wine country from the vine.
Just left Main and Vine and just had to write a review on our dining experience! Drinks were awesome, food was fresh and the service was impeccable. This restaurant is just want the Main Line needed! Can’t wait to come back!
PS. Get the First Crush, mushroom pizza and scallops. You will not be disappointed!
The food and service were spectacular as always. Claudine our waitress is a delight . The owner Jay is always very friendly and attentive and made the evening special for us on our anniversary.
I’ve eaten here many times since it first opened and after a bright starts it gets progressively worse every time I go both in terms of food and service quality. I really want it to do well, my wife and I love the design of the space and the bar. The pizza’s are great but the rest of the food has become very mediocre. There is also an apparent lack of management presence and direction which does not bode well. I’m not one to normally write restaurant reviews, I do this constructively in the hope there is a marked improvement.
Main and Vine is a breezy, elegantly casual place to have a meal. It’s decorated beautifully and the food is solid. They have a nice cocktail program too! I’ve been for dinner twice now and have not been disappointed.
We had a fantastic meal, at this new restaurant in Villanova! We were looking to stay Vegetarian, and we really lucked out! The artichokes with Meyers lemon dipping spread and the pesto dip, was absolutely amazing, and so was the cauliflower leek soup, and finally, the maitaki mushroom and leek pizza!!! Everything was fresh and delicious and perfect!
We will definitely be back!
Terrible service and food. I had dined there when it first opened. Had hoped that it would improve but it was worse than the first time. We really need a good restaurant in that location but this one isn’t any good. I think they’re just surviving on happy hours.
After a small bump being seated by the bar and waiting to start, all the servers were apologetic, attentive, and a delight. The food was delicious as it has been each time I’ve been here. Jay, the owner, came by and made everything right as one would hope, yet seldom receive, when one is expecting a fine dining experience. Casual yet elegant, Main and Vine an inviting and delicious experience. I look forward to coming back.
All 3 of us were pleased with our food choice, mine the mussels in red curry Thai style sauce and the burgers with brie cheese and fries., that after sharing the beet salad. The mussels were very clean tasting, delicate and succulent, tho wish they had been larger and plumper because a number had split apart and stuck to the side of shells perhaps over steamed for the size. Sauce was spicier than I expected tho complemented the mussels very well. The avocado spread slice of bread was delicious. The burgers were a hit with innovative touches. I look forward to enjoying one next time. Server was attentive and helpful with all our individual special requests. The ambiance is calming, soothing soft greys tho I prefer some bright colors. It was quite quiet with very few diners at the time, probably because it was the start of a long holiday weekend.
Very attractive atmosphere but food was underwhelming and overpriced. Piped in music was much too loud. Will not be returning.
The owner Jay and the manager Ray do a wonderful job at the restaurant providing personal attention. The new chef is excellent and the quality of the food is superb. Our waiter, Christian, was very attentive and knowledgeable.
There was a large crowd for a college graduation and the service and food were still spectacular.
very good food, terrible service, very loud acoustics
We came to Main and Vine to celebrate my 25th birthday, and it was lovely! This was my first birthday since I moved to Pennsylvania from Northern California so it was really nice to see familiar words on the menu. My cocktail, the east bay blossom, was TO DIE FOR. Tyler was a great server and had them put a sparkler in my dessert which definitely made my night. Thanks for everything! One downside was the noise level. They mentioned it was their 1st anniversary (congrats by the way!) so the bar was crazy packed. That along with the live music (I love live music at a restaurant) made it awfully hard to hear each other but didn’t ruin anything by a long run.
Went there for Mother's Day Brunch. The reservation policy of requiring a credit card upfront to make a reservation and a $30 charge to cancel a reservation was very off-putting... i'll say tacky and tasteless for a restaurant of this kind and probably explains why at prime brunch time on Mother's Day the restaurant wasn't even half full.
That said, the food and service were excellent, albeit pricey. $95 including tax and tip for two people to have brunch (bagels, omelets, prime rib, and a mimosa) is very steep.
Seemed to have multiple parties/events last Saturday and service for regular patrons clearly suffered. Very loud crowd. It took forever (20 min?) to just get a drink at the bar. Probably should have just left but wanted to watch Kentucky Derby.
Very noisy and service “distracted “
My 93 year old father and I dined there on a quiet Monday evening. Ray greeted us warmly and happily accommodated our request for a quiet table in the back, and turned down the house music in that section for us. Derek was very professional, and the food arrived in an acceptable time frame. Both entrees, scallops and swordfish, were large portions, reasonably priced and very tasty, although he explained that they come with a large garnish target than a true side. So I ordered a bread (not free?), which came with heaping olives and ricotta (a meal by itself) and parmesan fries with garlic garnish, also heaping, both delicious. A great meal. Very upscale, urban style, beautiful custom banquettes, a little dark. The pizza bar in back is a nice touch, although I don't see it getting used much.
Excellent! Many tempting choices on the menu.... our
Wonderful waitress, Emily, guided me towards a delicious
Pork choice! A very enjoyable evening!
Phenomenal food, with great service, and a lovely atmosphere!
Although the hamburger was awesome the noise level was beyond a comfortable conversation level. Also we were a table of 2 and may as well have been 6 as we say so close to the couples on either side:( On a positive note our server was great!
From the moment I entered and met the hostess, I felt comfortable. She was friendly and welcoming. The rest of the night just followed suit. Food excellent. Bar area friendly with excellent service. High quality food. I'll be back.
Had an early dinner date on Saturday night before seeing a play at Villanova. By its appearance, restaurant looked very attractive and quiet, but the music was set at a high level that interfered with quite conversation. The service was good and to its credit, the managers were very attentive to us, but my pork chop nearly slid off the plate onto the floor as it was placed on the table, a quick flick of the wrist by the server prevented a near disaster. The menu was quite appealing and we enjoyed the taste of our meals. Thanks!
After just returning from vacation in Sonoma/Napa, CA, and we thought it would be a fun time to visit Main & Vino for their Northern California style. What a great decision. We both said that this was better than any meal we had on our trip. From apps, to drinks to entrees- it was amazing!
Our waiter, Christian was very friendly and knowledgeable.
We will definitely be back soon!
The food and service are always exceptional. The manager Ray is very accommodating. Our waiter, Derek, was knowledgeable and extremely pleasant to work with.We have enjoyed the restaurant with many people and will continue to do so.
Food and service were excellent! It was noisy and a bit cramped..
Our server Jackie was awesome, she was pleasant, friendly and helpful with the menu selections. My guest and I enjoyed the Beet Hummus, absolutely delicious and with the hearth baked sourdough, so divine!! And the fish tacos were fantastic. Overall, an "A++". Definitely recommend M&V, for just a quick lunch. Thank you, SH