Main and Vine

4.3
324 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
MAIN & VINE brings a piece of Northern California to the heart of Philadelphia’s Main Line. Celebrated for its diversity in taste, Northern California embraces all palates in the community it serves with an added sense of sophistication. Credited as the birthplace of the modern farm to table movement, the region resources the freshest, most natural ingredients from its own backyard, a practice that has since become a way of life by many.
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.
What 324 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
LN
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
CC
Philadelphia
321 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
m
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

very attentive staff...warm reception every time...like the bar area...a good buzz

Report
Helpful
JR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
S
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
F
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
F
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food was excellent. I would definitely recommend for large groups and special occasions. Great drink menu and memorable food options.

Report
Helpful
KL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner. A little surprised they did not provide a small complimentary birthday dessert. However, wait staff was very pleasant and food was good.

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

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.

Report
Helpful
JH
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
MN
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
J
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
MG
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
NZ
Philadelphia
302 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
PA
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
MN
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
I
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very attractive atmosphere but food was underwhelming and overpriced. Piped in music was much too loud. Will not be returning.

Report
Helpful
J
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night

Report
Helpful
BL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

very good food, terrible service, very loud acoustics

Report
Helpful
H
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
JF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
KS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Very noisy and service “distracted “

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
G
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Many tempting choices on the menu.... our
Wonderful waitress, Emily, guided me towards a delicious
Pork choice! A very enjoyable evening!

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food, with great service, and a lovely atmosphere!

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

Report
Helpful
L
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

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!

Report
Helpful
RC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

Report
Helpful
B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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!

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Report
Helpful
J
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

Report
Helpful
B
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service were excellent! It was noisy and a bit cramped..

Report
Helpful
FS
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
9
null