Teresa's Cafe & Next Door Bar
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Ratings: 95 | Reviews: 74 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by DefenCorps:
4.75/5 rDev +6%
I was there today for the Russian River brunch and boy, was it awesome! TND has a nice friendly vibe, and that's something that wouldn't be worth much if the rest of the package sucked. Quality? How do you mean? Everything was clean, if that helps. The service was great, despite it being a zoo, it never took more than a few minutes to get a beer. The selection was exceptional. Even apart from the RR stuff that was obviously special and not everyday beers there, they had a great selection of other beers, including 2 handpumps. Beers can get a little pricey, my glasses of Pliny were $7 (for 10oz), Blind Pig was $6 (for 16oz). Great bottle list, and the effort to get a 3-batch vertical of Temptation scores points for me. The food was great - I got a cheese plate and a duck sandwich and both were just fantastic and delightful. A very well thought out food menu here.
All told, it maybe is a bit pricey, but you get your money's worth and then some. Know those places that are maybe $3-5 more expensive than your average place but are twice as good? This is one of them
04-06-2009 04:39:18 | More by DefenCorps
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4.75/5 rDev +6%
People keep making the correlation between this place and Monk's in Philly for a good reason; the food, the beer, the atmosphere, and the beer-savvy servers here would make you swear that this place is an offshoot of Tom Peters' fabled joint.
The one thing I do enjoy immensely about Teresa's is their geographical location and their (lack) of people; whereas Monk's is still my favorite bar on this side of the coast, it's very hard for me to have a relaxed evening where I can kick back and enjoy my beer with some Belgian-inspired finger food and pub fare, because well... everytime I end up going to Monk's it's always a freaking zoo inside -- good luck getting a seat at the bar unless you want to eerily stalk or creep behind one of the tenants until they get uncomfortable enough to move out of their seat.
That being said, the beer choice at Teresa's is almost as phenomenal as Monk's with about half the demand that Monk's gets; Bottles of Cantillon disappear within hours of hitting Monks, whereas I was able to enjoy a nice 75cl bottle of Iris here, followed by a 37.5cl bottle of 100% Lambic Classic Gueuze; the Russian River sours seem to be almost always be in ample supply here, and their rotating tap of harder to find Belgians is almost par with Tom Peters' eclectic weekly offerings.
The food here is absolutely amazing; I love that they have a charcuterie/cheeses option, as well as some dishes harder to come across (my friend tried his first escargot here) -- I would love to come back here to try the Dry-aged Wagyu in lieu of the Duck Confit Salad I had, and maybe try my hand at some of their other hearty entrees.
I'll have to give Teresa's Cafe a try as well since you can reportedly get the same drinks on either side of the establishment.
08-15-2014 16:22:39 | More by amano_h
Teresa's Cafe & Next Door Bar in Wayne, PA
98 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.