jredmond (298) New York, New York | January 12, 2010| Updated March 16, 2013
Ive frequented Teresa’s a few times while up at Villanova. The place has a great ambiance, nicely lit, nice bar running parallel with boothes. Staff is friendly and bartenders are very knowledgable. The draft list is always impressive as well as the bottles available. I’d recommend this place to anyone is relative proximity.
Talk about a weird place. It’s like walking into a pizza joint in a strip mall and then you walk next door and are met by a 50ft long bar with a ton of cool taps. And then the bottle coolers keep you guessing. I originally came here to pick up some bottles and stayed for a few beers. Talking to the waiter, he was willing to take off the sparkler from the engine and agreed it was unnecessary. Definitely a great place to grab a beer, though it is in the middle of nowhere relative to Philly. Still, awesome place with an awesome selection.
lunch visit ... parking was on wayne ave with parking kiosk ... long bar with booth seating on right side ... bar taps in the middle with scotchs on the whole left side of the bar and bourbon all on the right extensive menus for both ... beer offering had lots of rarer but simple Belgians and a few US micro and local brews ... you definitely come here for the food but the beer offering is very solid ... the menu is very eccentric, but well put together ... it was very hard to pick just one thing to eat the lamb kebab was insane and bunny bites were different ..... had a bottle list with a lot of common brews but I scored some super rare Abyss cognac and abyss Whiskey bottles with 20% for take out .... bartender was sweet, knowledgeable and gave great food recommendations .... very clean place and the food and beer service were prompt ... if this wasn’t out of the way I would come here very often .... the reputation definitely did not disappoint and the prices were very fair
Nice place...long bar with warm soft lighting. Very nice craft and import taps and bottles...pliny is frequently available here which is nice. Service is good but not above and beyond. Lots of nice items on the menu...exotic cheese selections are interesting and extensive. Overall pretty nice but the prices definite reflect the main line location a bit. NO TVs! That’s a drag...I like sports with my beer.
The next door bar is pretty narrow but deep with one side being almost completely taken up by a very long bar with plenty of seating. Behind the bar there are a bunch of shelves full of glassware and a few chalk boards with the draft list on them. Opposite the bar is a bunch of booths to handle the overflow from the bar. The service was good but we had to wait for a while to get a refill when they were standing not even five feet away doing nothing in particular. The quality and selection of food is excellent. They have a great selection of appetizers, seafood, cheese plates, sandwiches, burgers and a few full entree’s. I had a burger with gruyère cheese and Prosciutto. It was awesome but it comes with greens rather than fries so be prepared to pay extra if you want them. The selection of beer was very good. I had a RR Pliny the Elder, Cantillon Saint Lamvinus, and a cask Allagash Black on the hand pump. All were served in the appropriate glasses and they were all awesome. There was still a few more I really wanted to try but I just didn’t have the time. They also have a very large bottle list of beers from around the world. The "rarer" beers are pricey but they are worth every penny. Next time I will get one for sure. Overall, a great bar with good food and even better beer. I will return for sure.
A classy and comfortable bar and restaurant located not far from a couple of universities. The tasteful surroundings and low-key lighting are a little unusual for the craft beer scene, but beer is not all this place has to offer. There are some intriguing items on the menu, although I must admit I was a little disappointed with the size and freshness of my elk burger. The beer list had a number of exciting choices on draft and a lot of bottles too. It deserves to be (and is) one of the Philly area’s top brew destinations.
By far the best place I went to on my last visit to the philly area. You walk in and you can go 2 different directions; on the left is I think Italian and on the right Belgian. I choose wisely and went right. I was by myself and hoping for a bar spot but it was a busy Thursday and the bar was packed so I grabbed a table. Service was a little slow but from then on it was good. The beer selection was pretty good and I went with a Nugget Nectar and a Union Jack. The food was great! I tried the Mussels and then the Gyro and both were awesome. Cool place and I would go back if in the burbs again.