The Choice - B.Y.O.B
The increased menu is full of wonderfully prepared and unusual dishes. . We had a wonderful Halibut, excellent Squid carpaccio, wonderful Venison chops - seared to perfection, great crusted scallops- every dish a work of art. By far the best restaurant anywhere n the Main Line-
Always try the Halibut!
food was all great but the service was slow and disjointed. Apparently they were short a server and it showed. Still worth the visit for the food.
Excellent food at very reasonable prices.
We enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service very much! We are looking forward to returning again!
Delightful, delicious and beautiful meal.
The halibut was so fresh and absolutely wonderful, with lovely,
colorful garnishes. I can't wait to return for my next meal!
Everything was fabulous! The service, presentation and THE FOOD...WOW! My husband had the waygu beef...it literally melted in our mouths! I had the grilled lobster with veggies...amazing. The octopus appetizer is beyond delish...just as good, if not better due to the prep, as I have gotten in Santorini! Our second visit and we already made another reservation! Love how varied the menu is!
Wonderful food!! Well prepared. Great flavors with some different herb and spice combinations that are really delicious and well-thought out. Don’t miss it!!
The Choice is very good for a local BYOB. The newest change, charging 3% for credit card use, is ridiculous. Either slightly raise the prices, or forget it. The menu needs to have some change over time.
Lamb chops and short ribs werr incredible! The sauces were delicious, and the service was impeccable. I would definitely go again and recommend it!
Great service and good food. BYOB.
I would a give this restaurant 5 stars on food and service if the portions were larger, you did not have to pay $7 for your vegetables, and they served a good bread instead of "bread chips". As it was, I went home and made something to eat because the smallest branzino in the ocean was not enough food for me.
We have dined here twice and both times we had excellent meals. Highly recommended
We went to Choice for Valentine's Day dinner. we arrived on time and were seated promptly. The restaurant was about 3/4 full. Our waitress came to ask if we had any questions about 15 minutes after we were seated. We said no and asked for champagne glasses. It was a long wait before the arrived. As we looked over the menu there seemed to be lots of interesting items. My wife ordered the seafood soup for an appetizer. It was hot and tasty though the seafood itself was overcooked. It was also a little too salty. For our main courses, we had Duck and one of the many kinds of seafood dishes the fish was very bland and tasteless. The duck was overcooked and slightly tough. Prices are on the high side for the quality we received. I server did not come back to the table until we had finished our meal. All in all a lackluster experience.
Fabulous lunch. Great menu and everything was delicious. But we were the only customers in the restaurant - probably more fun to go for dinner!
The food is excellent. Now that I have that out of the way, let's chat about The Choice.
Is it my Choice? Perhaps not.
The service is mediocre. Our server seemed to be preoccupied or was new at being a server. It would be nice if a BYOB offered a place to keep your white wine cool. Most BYOBs do.
Now I am saving the best for last. The bill arrives and the server states" We charge 3% for credit cards..." Well if restaurants are going to start to break down their overhead and offer sub totals based on services - that is a death spiral to the bottom. The patron should not be upcharged for using a credit card, unless you are an pizzeria and you are laundering cash for the La Cosonostra
It is not the cost - its the principle. They would better off bumping their menu charges to cover their credit card overhead. Having a server deliver this message is difficult for them. Print it on the menu if its your policy, but don't laden the server with the bad message.
This alone is enough for me not to return.
The good news is that having visited Choice several times, this time was no different. Our food was as good as it gets on Main Line Philadelphia - and our server was attentive, polite and friendly. Unfortunately, the not so great news is also unchanged. The lackluster decor does not radiate a warm, inviting environment - and the overloud noise level has been annoying each visit. I suggest that you disregard the negatives and treat yourselves to a delectable dinner - you won't be disappointed!
Great dinner. The Kobe and Wagyu beef were outstanding.
Interesting food selection, pricey and good. Worth a try
Always a delicious meal! We have never had a bad dish! The service is excellent and they happily accommodate any special requests. There is food for every taste on the menu and they are constantly adding new dishes. The hardest part is deciding what to order.
As usual, the food and service are exceptional, but we were surprised by a "Non-Cash Adj" of 3% which was a fee for using my credit card that I found when I asked. First I should have been given notice, and second it's a fateful thing to do; if you want all the customers to pay cash, just say so. Here I would have paid cash as i often do; this is quite unfortunate really.
We had dined at The Choice several months ago and loved the food and the menu. We returned this past Saturday evening and felt disappointed. The menu has grown, but the quality of the food was just OK. That spark of creativity in the preparations was missing.The portions, which were generous previously, were much too small. Imagine paying $14.00 for a salad consisting of about a cup of lettuce! Even the main course fish dishes were very small--all of which makes the clientele feel that the food is overpriced.
The Choice BYOB was OUTSTANDING! The menu is so diverse it was hard to choose...I had the octopus with vegetables and the sautéed lobster special...both were so delicious. My dining companions had beef tartar, foie gras, tuna tartar and miso cod...everything was superb! We will be back for sure!
Best food on the mainline without a clear second place.
Every dish a winner!
My friends who had never been there were shocked how good it was.
The foie gras was worth every penny!
One of the people in our party got sick that evening after eating at the restaurant.
Tasty lamb chops and shrimp, pleasant, helpful and friendly server.
Should have salt and pepper shakers on the table
Relaxed setting, a bit noisy but well worth going. Filet was perfectly cooked and very tender. Duck was fantastic. Raw oysters delicious. Looking forward to next dinner so we can try more dishes.
Great - will be back soon...
The food is to die for!
Did not feel it have ambiance. Potato nests and carrot (?) nets too much. The food should be enjoyed on its own merit .
The fish soup is outstanding. The fusion cooking dpsns Europe and Asia. Interesting and large menu.
Great food and service. A neighborhood gen.
Amazing! Exquisite flavor and visual design in every bite -in every dish. We had about 6 dishes plus chefs Lava cake. I'm from North Italy near the Slovenia border- where this modern clean, deceptively simple, high-end food is deliciously familiar- however this chef is unique & his food even better!!
Excellent food and presentation. Atmosphere needs help.
The food was delicious. The service was excellent. It is a small restaurant. Our table was not quite ready because the people before us stayed talking. It was only 10-15 minutes late, but when our appetizers arrived they brought us an extra as an apology for the wait. Very unnecessary, but a nice surprise that they actually care about your experience. We will definitely be back.
Everything was Just perfect from outstanding service to the delicious food. I do not think my family ever experienced such a unforgettable cuisine. It’s a gem!
Appetizers and pasta were very good. The veal chop, inordinately high-priced, was not a choice cut: not tender, but tough. Desserts were nice. One wants to encourage this newcomer. The array of European choices was an attraction, certainly. There was nothing similar available in the area before. Let's hope they can adjust so as to be able to last.
The food is outstanding and we love BYOB. Unfortunately, the small space with all hard surfaces makes the noise level a real detractor from a nice evening.