Main and Vine

4.4
268 reviews
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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.
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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were phenomenal.

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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite place - love the decor, ambiance, vibe, tables, food is outstanding and can't wait to go back.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was amazingly accommodating when we asked to be seated in a quitter table.

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M
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Main and Vine is consistently excellent as is the service.We all enjoyed our meals from the scallops to the pizza. The only downside is that it was very difficult to hear our dinner partners as it was extremely crowded and th acoustics leave sometime to be desired. This will not stop me from returning.

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K
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delicious lunch and great service as always. Loved the new seasonal additions/alterations to the menu. Definitely try the new beer hummus, the presentation is beautiful and my friend had the bucatini pasta with fresh asparagus and goat cheese. She wasn’t sure she would be able to eat it all but it was the perfect portion size and she cleaned her plate. We will be back!

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OT
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Food was decent but overpriced. The most disconcerting thing about the meal was that during most of it an employee was furiously sweeping and brushing dirt from underneath the table right next to us and spraying down the table legs. This went on for at least 20 minutes less than a foot away from where we were trying to eat. Probably never go back

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G
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Your Manager is always very cordial. A call from him could be helpful.
610.804.9658

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J
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jay and Ray create a wonderful dining experience.Our waiter Richie took great care of us .Food was excellent as always.We have dined here with several friends and have always been delighted.

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R
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I have visited this restaurant once before and had a great experience. On this occasion we celebrated a friend's birthday. All of the food was excellent except two of us got the strip steak; one was medium rare and one was rare. They both came back well done, so we politely asked for two more steaks. They brought them out and they were cooked almost the exact same way. No pink whatsoever to the meat. Our server was apologetic and the manager also came and apologized. They took the steaks off our bill. I was mostly concerned about their chef and stated my comments as such, they need to do some retraining on how to properly cook a steak. We will try again in the future because the rest of our meals were great and we loved the restaurant in general. Great wine selection as well.

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M
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Kinda loud but food and service were wonderful! Look forward to being there again in the sumner when everyone else is at the shore!

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LL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we’ve been here because our intitial experience was great. The restaurant recently changed the menu and we weren’t in love with the changes. Salmon was good - a little over cooked. Swordfish portion was so small it looked like an appetizer and my boyfriend ended up getting a second meal!! Our soup came out pretty lukewarm and then the side order of carrots were
Completely cold - which the server fixed and the manager gave us great customer service (which is rare these days). We wouldn’t need to go back, though it is a cool spot.

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MF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ask for Lori she was excellent !
The wine was also fantastic .

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KK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Will go back again soon! Was noisy at first but when Happy Hour done, much quieter.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

food was nice- although a point was made to bring the food together , the pizza came out too early.

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TP
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was beautiful. Unfortunately the hostess seated us in the bar area and near the front door. The server Rich was great , but the seating detracted is from a fine dining experience. We should have spoken up and regret not being moved to another part of the restaurant since it was so noisy we couldn’t hear one another speak. Food was good!

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RD
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Very good food
Very poor service

Waitstaff was careless.

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SD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is beautiful, the service was great. I’ve been there for dinner and really enjoyed it. This was my first time for lunch and although the food was good I and my dining companions thought it was very expensive for what it was and we wished there were more and better salad options.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The only negative was the mini size, yet quite expensive cocktail.

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OT
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice evening

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DH
London
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were good however the temperature in the restaurant was uncomfortably cool Some people had to wrap there jacket around there legs

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HS
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

All was good except the $6 charge for bread. This is insulting and begins the evening on a bad note. If people want bread they will ask for it, and it should be free as it is at 99% of restaurants.

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Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just enjoyed my first dining experience at Main and Vine. Had great food, amazing service and a beautiful ambiance. I even loved the music selection! I will absolutely be returning! Five stars from this girl!

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OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday it was great

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RC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great find right near Villanova University. Came here after a college visit, highly recommended. Very friendly staff, great food and nice decor.

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little pricey, but the food is good & the service is great. The menu has a wide variety of options.

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L
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent. The room was so dark it was hard to read the menu.

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EL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Enjoyed every aspect of the meal. If I had to give one, little complaint? It would be that the table we sat at (table for two near the bar) had very low seat height compared to the table height and it felt like we needed booster seats. But we had a great meal.

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RD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you again, Main and Vine. Angelique and I always enjoy dinner and the ambiance!

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D
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

the drinks were good but the food was subpar. loud, bar-scene ambiance. too pricey for low quality experience.

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AG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Saturday night out at Main & Vine. Lori, our main server was terrific as well other employees who came over to make sure we were good on water, silverware, & drinks. Our apps, dinner, & dessert were top notch. We will definitely go there again.

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LN
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day dinner was an awesome experience here.

The scallops are the best I’ve ever had!!

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SH
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and nice relaxing atmosphere.

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r
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server Lori was wonderful! Food nicely prepared and fresh. Wine list was great but a little on the high end in terms of prices. Restaurant is beautiful.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Loved every minute! Jackie was super--a keeper! Food fabulous!

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G
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Not fond of their fig app. Serval dishes aren’t what u expect

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RH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

FIRST TIME CUSTOMER - DEFINITELY LAST TIME CUSTOMER
First time at this place. Looked like an interesting menu and good reviews. Made a reservation online. Ran a few (10ish) minutes late due to traffic and placed a courtesy call to let them know. Tons of attitude from the gal on the phone. Arrived within a few minutes to a mostly empty restaurant. Melanie - the front desk girl and phone girl with the b*tchy attitude - made us wait at the bar for 5-10 minutes (as punishment) while they found a table in the mostly empty restaurant. When we were seated, we were seated at some of the only tables that had customers and each table was filled with children that were approximately 8 years old and noisy. Again, this was probably punishment for being a couple minutes late and it was in a mostly empty restaurant. Food was fine, but not worth the aggravation. Mid-meal the owner came by and asked how things were. I told him about the front staff issues and he clearly wasn't interested in hearing about it. If you're thinking you are going to have a nice adult night out where they care about taking care of you, this is not the place for you. If you want a lot of attitude and an OK meal next to a bunch of tables with small children, well then, we are different than you. I won't be back.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decor was beautiful, service excellent and food delicious. Will definitely go back.

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PM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I dine frequently at Main & Vine because of the delicious food and lovely atmosphere. I had a girls night out with a few friends the last time I ate there. They had not been to Main & Vine before, and they loved it! We each had the salmon entree, which was really good.

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F
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was so cold in the restaurant that 3 of us had to wear our coats the entire meal. Our server was excellent (Tyler? or Trevor?) -- really, one of the best I have had anywhere! Professional with a great sense of humor.
The noise level was unbearable.....I may have to eat with the more senior population at 5:30 in the future, which I don't relish. I know you don't want to hear this but tablecloths and more curtains could certainly help! Absorbing that sound is critical (listen to NPR report from a Washington, DC food critic from last week)

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LS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

It’s a shame the food was so poorly prepared. It’s a nice room, the servers are pleasant and professional, the menu is varied and well conceived, it should be a terrific place. But our server nicely told us the they serve salmon medium, still soft in the middle, and what came out (2 orders) was incinerated to the point of being inedible. A bad or line cook and apparently no quality control are flaws that nothing else (all of which we really liked) could make up for. Could be great for drinks, but at our table of 8, none of the cooked dishes made anyone happy.

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