Teresa's Cafe & Next Door Bar


80 Reviews

Type: Bar, Eatery

126 N Wayne Ave
Wayne, Pennsylvania, 19087-3315
United States

(610) 293-0119 | map

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Photo of slander
4.58/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

It's not that I thought we had a plan; we had a plan. Downtown for a beer and then start moving west towards P'ville for the IPA project stopping along the way first for lunch and then growler fills further out, but then Randy's says "I'm not coming". What do you mean you're not coming? Wants to stay in Philly and just walk around, architecture, history, culture. Says he likes this town and wants to explore, that's fine, but we have a plan!!! In the end, he'll stays behind and I'll grab him up later on the way back, I need to stick to schedule, you're in or you're in the way...

20 seat straight bar with a pair of hand pumps on the inside wall of what is 2 rooms with separate entrances, joined but divided by what they do. Hard slab cold top of swirly gray, and the barback counter the same with a row of 24 taps on center, wines tiered & staggered to one side, booze to the other, all somewhat hiding this cool pieced puzzle block stone wall behind there. 4 long rows housing an absurd amount of shelved glassware of all sizes and shapes runs above from end to end, with a triptych blackboard in the center listing tap & handpump selections.

The same pieced puzzle block stone wall to the rear with a kitchen cut through window, and pale yellow walls otherwise, decorated with better Belgian mirrors & signage throughout (Orval, DuPont, Boon, Scaldis, Maredsous), over framed wood lowers, and block stone floorings. Raised center rectangle trimmed and framed on the ceiling and baby spots bordering it, lining it all the way around, and drop amber cube lighting over the bar. 8 booths on the wall adjacent to the bar. 6 tables forward there across from some slight bar counterage before the bar area, and 3 small tables up along the front windows. Other side room holds seating for the Italian side shared venture; a separate kitchen there but they're beginning to knock down the wall between where the liquor lies.

24 taps, roughly 1/3 of them Belgian (Cantillon Classic Gueuze, Petrus Dubbel, Maredsous 10, Chimay White, Affligem Noel, La Chouffe, St. Bernardus 12, Hoegaarden, Lindemans Framboise), and the remainder save a single Germ (Weihenstephaner Korbinian) and English entry (Coniston Bluebird Bitter), are American micro (Russian River Damnation, Brooklyn Flemish Gold, Sly Fox Saison, Green Flash IPA, Rogue Yellow Snow, Victory Donnybrook Stout, Left Coast Hop Juice, BORIS Oatmeal Stout, and 5 from Troegs, being the Rugged Trail, Dream Weaver, Sunshine Pils, Mad Elf & Mad Elf '07, as they just did a Troegs event last night. I got about as far as Cantil... yes, I'll have that please. Bar manager Teddy asked me "Have you ever had a gueuze before?" which I took as a good sign as Cantillon isn't a starter sour. What's on cask? Only 1 of 2 are up, and it's the Troegs Hop Back Amber.

And a big ass beer book with (like) 260 bottles, nearly ½ of which are Belgians. Oh, you know, a dozen Cantillon, 5 each from Fantome & DuPont, De Ranke, De Dolle, De Dis, De Dat, a kickin' goddamn list. The other ½, well, many dozen US micros, A dozen and a half English (of which about half are J.W. Lee's vintages & casks), a dozen plus German, and a few dozen beers of the world including Peche Mortel, Jenlain Ambree & Blonde, Mikkeller Big Bad Worse & Beer Geek Breakfast Stout, Panil, Super Baladin '05, Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien '05, Koningshoeven Quad. Pricey, yes, but if Abbaye De Saint Bon-Chien '05 means anything to you, you know you're going to pay to play. Also, a smattering of winter beers on the back of the beer book, hooray!

Could've dealt a-something off the menu, but having then listened to the lunch special phenoms; I'm so going there. Started with the Russian River Damnation reduction and preserved lemon & butter pan seared scallops with apricot chutney over wilted baby spinach. Holy crap, them scallops were born of crazy. And then the Reindeer Stew (Christmas came early and I 'et it); Mad Elf braised antelope, with winter vegetables & tart cherries, and house stump (mashed potatoes with root vegetables & bacon fat). Sturdy, warming, and do you taste that, what is that? It's spiced with like I don't know, but it's just outstanding. Yeah, I did much better here than that night in October after Kennett, when I was kind of junk and ate them cinnamon chicken wings (although to be fair, they were strangely tasty cinnamon goodness of unusual).

They do a good thing here, really nice folks. Sat at the bar trading beer war stories with bar manager Teddy. You ever been to... (yeah, a few times now). And have you had the... (oh yeah, sitting on a big bottle Reserva '00, the Speciaal Brouwsel 20, and some '02 Reservas, as well). Good fun, he knows his game, seems they all do. Chill, quiet, comfortable, pleasant atmosphere this Friday afternoon, and good tunes, I just heard an acoustic "Pulling mussels from a Shell". Food was excellent, and the beer here, well...

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.28/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Theresa's could use a better sign out front, and perhaps some more decor on the walls above the booths across from the bar, but otherwise it looks and feels pretty darned good and comfortable. It's nicely done up. Well, maybe a bit loud, but you can't put carpet in over that slate floor now, can you? (When it's not busy that noise helps to make it feel comfortable).

The wait staff is on top of things and give some of the best service I've seen in a while.

The beer selection is quite good as well, with 26 taps and close to 200 bottles. And they have the proper glassware too, which is nice. You will not be disappointed!

The food, however, makes them stand out even more - at least in Wayne! It's very nicely done and appointed. And on Sundays they have 1/2 off cheeses!

Worth trying!

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Photo of woodychandler
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Transcribed from undated notes, probably early-to-mid June 2009.

I was quickly coming to enjoy SEPTA's Regional R5 line, finding that I fit in so well among the glitterati and old money of the Main Line that I began to wonder why it had taken me so long to visit. Ha! The only commonality between us is that I used to mainline once upon a time. Oops, just kidding. Never cop to anything, that's my motto.

TND, as I was told that it is generally abbreviated, turned out to be a mere crosswalk from the train station. Entering, the m.d.s. was in the vestibule, directly between Teresa's Restaurant and Teresa's Next Door with the former to the left and the latter to the right, facing. TND was a long, narrow establishment with a VERY European mindset. A window fronted the joint (just to reinforce what a class act I am), along with some standard tables and chairs with a line of them running aft along the right wall before segueing into booth seating. The floor was stone as was the back wall with its opening for the kitchen. The left wall began with a series of coat hooks, followed by a cut-out for the entries to the twin unisex lavs, and then to the long stone-topped bar. The back bar had four shelves for various beer glasses, followed by a shelf of wine and liquor bisected by a line of twenty-three (23) CO2 taps and one (1) N2 tap plus two (2) cask ale handpumps. Under the back bar were six (6) double-doored coolers which were home to two hundred and fifty-plus (250 +) bottled beers, all licensed for take-away.

Does $ = atmosphere? In some cases, yes and this was one of them. I could lie to you and tell you that I had been much more at home at The Flying Pig, but the truth is that I was equally welcomed here. On this, my initial visit, my server was Katie, the Boston lawyer. I also noted that I enjoyed the smells coming from their oak wood-fired grill and oven and forget Jimmy John's free smells.

I CAN tell you that I have been back at least once since then. The taps rotate and at some point, they held a Ballast Point promotion and given my relation to one of their brewers, Colby Chandler, I try to represent when possible.

Finally, you must try one of their mixed cheese plates. Spendy? Yeah, but totally worth the expense.

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Photo of John_M
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Had my first opportunity to visit TND yesterday, and rememeber thinking the entire time what I wouldn't give to have some place like this close to my home in Owings Mills, Md.

As you walk in the door of TND, you are greeted by a bevy of hostesses (why it was necessary to have three I'm not sure, but they were friendly enough), before walking into the tavern itself. TND is contained in a long, narrow dining room, with a long bar running down the left side. The place has a nice feel to it, with lots of dark wood over the bar area. The beer selection here was just exceptional, with what looked to be 20 or so VERY well thought out tap choices. At first I was mad at myself for screwing up the days, and missing the tapping of the Kentucky Breakfast Stout. However, I was quickly mollified by a lovely glass of Pliny the Elder, followed by a glass of Atonium Grand Cru and then an excellent glass of Siberian Night Russian Imperial Stout. The bartenders were quite friendly and knowledgeable, and were quick to mention that the Siberian Night had just been put on, when they saw my disappointment over the lack of any KBS. Bottle selection also looked to be very good. As for food, had a great serving of mussels, accompanied by a very nice duck breast salad. The frites that came with the mussels were also excellent.

The only knock I'd make on this place is that the prices seemed just a bit high. Everything was served in a 10 to 12 oz. tulip glass, with a glass of the Pliny going for around $7.50 as I recall. However, quality overall was very, very high here, and I would happily visit this place again and again, were it only a bit closer.

A very solid place.

7/14/09. Edit. A year later and this time I didn't miss the KBS event at TND in 5/09. TND put on a special brunch menu for the event that was spectacular. I ended up getting the Foie Gras brioche, and seeing as how it was half price for cheese on Sunday, a cheese plate as well. I ended up getting 3 glasses of KBS, as well as a glass of Backwards Bastard. Probably too much of a good thing, but they were serving 10 ounces glasses of KBS for I believe around $6 a pop. Considering what I've paid in the past for this beer on draft, I thought that a veritable deal.

This place just seems to get better and better. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Teresa's is a "two part" café and bar right off Route 30 in Wayne, PA. I have no desire to dine in the café, but it definitely looked nice. Moving on to the bar...

Very contemporary atmosphere, lots of wood and stone. Not an especially big place, with a long bar against one wall that seats perhaps 20-25 people, and a row of tables against the other wall. Beer aside, they have a very impressive selection of wine to choose from. But though I like the occasional glass of wine, I'm really in it for the beer. So, about 25 beers on tap, two hand pumps, and the occasional firkin, and all good stuff from all over the world, with a good rotation. On my first visit, I enjoyed a brew from the new Missourian brewery Urban Chestnut, as well as a Kulmbacher brew (Germany). Even more selections in bottles, again including domestics and international brews.

Interesting food menu, including some comfort foods, some game items, and several unique twists on old ideas. Also included was a make-your-own meat and cheese plate (the wife's favorite); go on Sunday for this...it's half price cheese day! Food order got to us very quick. The place is well staffed, and for the most part, our bartenders are attentive and helpful. Prices were a little bit on the expensive side, but not too too bad, and again, the half price cheese was a wallet saver.

Definitely a multiple visit venue. And actually the more I visit, the more I seem to find that the selection of beers they get on tap are pound for pound probably the rarest of any place I frequent. Not all rare items, but the most rare items on any given day. Recommended.

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Photo of sholland119
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

This has become our favorite place over the 3 months we have been going there. Of the many great beer bars in the suburban Phila. area, this one stands out for us. 24 regular taps, 2 casks with enough activity that there are 6 or 8 new beers every week. And what a selection: Pliny the Younger and Elder, St. Bernardus 12, Allagash Curieux, Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale, Founder's Breakfast Stout are among the tap beers we have had here. On top of the 200 or so bottles (Port Brewing Hop 15, Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast, Great Divide Hercules among others). The bartenders are knowledgeable and very friendly. The room is very attractive if rather noisy on weekends. Food is generally good. The mussels, Mexican appetizers and the cheese selections are outstanding. Entrees are pricey and inconsistent. Sandwiches are good except for the rolls. Highly recommended!

Update: food has steadily improved since this review. Seasonal soups have been very good, and the sandwiches have gotten better (i like the new tips 'n tails sandwich, chicken sandwich now has sliced chicken breast and stands up to the roll better)

2011 Update: Food is better and better all the time. Gyro is my current favorite.

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Photo of orangesol
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Went here about two weeks ago. Just getting around to writing the review

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.

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.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.56/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Teresa's Next Door
I visited Teresa's Next Door with my brother for the Ballast Point Brunch.
I am surprised it took me this long to visit this place.
The atmosphere is very casual and relaxed yet slightly upscale and modern. I really like the layout which seems big for being a small bar. The stone face on the back wall by the kitchen gives the appearance that you are enjoying ale in a very cool cave. The floors are tiled in earthen colors and ther booths are raised . The table we sat at was in front of the window looking on to the street and was a honey shade of wood. Looking over my left shoulder I noticed a handmade hop devil made of metal with great detail. There are cool signs decorating the walls as you enter you notice Saison Foret and other Belgians like Delerium Tremens and then Maredsous and Saison Dupont. The bar is long and has hanging accent lighting ensconced in amber. The clear view of the taps from the bar is nice and the bathroom was 'manly' as my brother noted with more earth toned tile and a slate gray toilet/ sink. The sink was unique since it has a flat receptacle instead of a bowl like others

The quality is remarkable at Teresa's Next Door since the food was very fresh and well portioned. I enjoyed a steak and egg sandwich which had very juicy melon, pineapple and strawberry on the side. The beer was served in the appropriate glassware and was of the highest quality - I enjoyed the appearance of Duvel green my brother order so much I had to take a picture on my blackberry.

The Selection was very impressive to me. I really came for the 10 Ballast Point tap offerings included in the brunch, but so many other great choices including Duvel green draft made up the 25 that it was a great list. The beer book at the table next to a large wine menu was laid out well with breakdown of countries and styles clearly indicated. The fact they had 3 French beers alone was an indication but the American Craft and Belgian choices were plentiful some unique offerings were Angel's Share by Lost Abbey and Port 3rd Anniversary but the list is almost too much if that is possible - it may take a while to find something only because there is so much craft beer to choose from.

Food - I was hungry from skipping breakfast and I was not disappointed when I received my order of a steak and egg sandwich which included sharp cheddar cheese on a crusty Italian roll. The order was augmented by fruit salad -pineapple, cantaloupe and strawberries and a mix of fingerling potatoes and fried onions. The portion was just right and the food was served hot, we did not wait too long for our order at all.

The service was better than average, from the greeting at the door to the explanation of both food and draft choices. The friendly service was efficient and prompt which was appreciated. I couldn't really ask for more as the staff left me with a feeling that I was a valued guest.

Overall value at T N D is high since I rarely get a chance to see such attention to detail from the menu which had a good variety of choices and specials to the wide variety of beer options and such a level of service and professionalism. I can't wait to return to Teresa's the only issue would be allotting the cash to accommodate the visit.

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Photo of Deuane
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Having been here numerous times over the last year I feel it is high time for a review. Making friends with some local BA's (and this is one of their favorite places) TND has become a go to place for us when in the area.

A nice interior with lots of wood and a gorgeous long bar with an impressive bar back. Rows of booth seating opposite the bar and tables out near the front door.

We have always received good service while here, doesn;t hurt when you go with regulars!

Food is a cut above. The menu is fun and innovative with many interesting offerings. The French toast foie gras while $12 is absolutely sinful! A big plus...1/2 cheese Sundays! Make sure you check your bill though before paying as the staff often forgets this "little" perk. They always have an impressive list of gourmet cheeses to try.

We often come here for special beer events so the tap list is always stellar. I know the bottle selection is equally awesome with some unusual and rare selections, all depends how much $$$ you want to drop! All this and 2 beer engines to boot...wow, what more could you ask for?

TND is a great restaurant and kick ass beer bar combined into one establishment. I highly recommend it if you find yourself in the area.

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Photo of corby112
4.28/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I have been here numerous times as was surprised that I hadn't entered a review yet. I believe that this building used to house a paint store but the restaurant Teresa's took it over and made it an upscale gastropub/beer bar.

The space is pretty narrow but deep with one side of the room being taken up by a very long bar with ample seating. Behind the bar there are several shelves of appropriate glassware. This looks really cool but they don't seem to ever use the glasses which is very frustrating. Why have them lined up and not use them with the appropriate beer? Decoration?

The other side of the room has quite a few table tops and about ten to twelves booths. The place is very clean and pristine with a few Belgian beer sign and has a sterile felling to it. It can be very loud in there especially on weekend nights and the crowd can be a little douchey but it is still a fun place to drink some great beers.

The quality of food and selection is excellent. They have a great selection of appetizers, mussels, cheese plates, sandwiches and full entree. The entree can be a bit pricey but all of the other dishes are affordable and very tasty. I've samples most of te menu and everything I have ordered has been great.

The selection of beer here is usually very good often with a nice selection of radioes. The main focus is on Belgians but they have a great selection of American, English, Scandinavian and Asia beers. They have around sixteen beers on tap and a very large bottle list of beers from around the world. The rarer beers can get pricey but they sell bottles to go and have a decent happy hour.

Overall, the selection and food are very good and the service is decent but the clientele can be a bit overbearing and obnoxious. Other than that, it's a great place to sample some great beers and eat some very good food.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Stopped in the week that the US Open (golf) was in town. The sad part is that I only realized once I left Philly and I used to live practically down the street from Teresa's...just sad.

Stopped in on a Tuesday for some beer and some food...and the place did not disappoint. Great selection of Belgian beers and some locals as well, brewers as well as styles. I had a Sly Fox stout that was on Nitro, as well as a Russian River, both perfectly served. The place was pretty full, but not crowded and there was a good buzz to the place. The bartender was knowledgeable about both the beer and the food, which was nice. I went with seared scallops, which were cooked to perfection.

Overall, a good place for both food and drink. I will be back when I am back in Philly.

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Photo of DrJay
4.55/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I've been hearing great things about TND for months now, so my wife and I decided to check it out this past Sunday for an early dinner. We had no problem getting a table at about 4:30, but by the time we left it was completely full. Even full, it didn't seem overly loud. The decor is quite clean and sparse, with a few beer related items on the walls. The space is quite narrow, with a long bar running along one wall and booths/tables on the other. There's an impressive collection of different styled beer glasses above the bar and an equally impressive set of 24 taps, as well as a pair of beer engines. There's a chalk board draft list behind the bar and a beer book at the table that describes the current draft offerings as well as the bottle list.

As far as the beer selection and quality goes, it's nothing short of excellent. I had a very hard time deciding what to drink, ending up with a cask pint of Nugget Nectar, a pint of Thomas Hooker Imperial Porter, and a tulip of St. Bernardus 12. My wife stuck with the Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. Other taps were a good variety of mostly Belgians and micros from around the US. We didn't venture into bottles, but there were plenty of high quality brews available - seemed to be ~100. Lots of US micros and European brews. I know I'll be back to raid this cellar. Prices were a little high on some of the local beers, particularly draft, but reasonable when looking at the imports.

Service was good. Our server gave us solid advice regarding the appetizers and made sure we were never waiting for a drink. The food was also quite good, if a little on the pricey side, but we went in expecting it. The bread pudding dessert was tasty and big enough that we didn't have a choice but to share.

All in all, it was an enjoyable visit. The beer is the star here, but there really isn't a part of the experience that's lacking. We'll definitely be back.

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Photo of BARFLYB
4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped by Teresa's early on a monday during happy hour. Looks very standard from the outside but the inside is very nicely done up. Some booths and tables on one side with the bar on the other, I stopped at the bar.

This bar is great and one of the cleanest i've seen yet, spotless. It seems they have glassware for every style and plenty of them. The service was great and the staff was knowledgeable. They know what their doing at Teresa's.

I guess i spotted over 20 taps with great selections from the US and abroad. Some selections that I could not pronounce and a good number of styles. Handpumps as well. I got some Rodenbach Grand cru, GD Saison, Cantillon Gueze and some sly fox. All in the appropriate and clean glassware. Bottle prices were pretty good to. I had the good fortune to have Ithaca Brute on tap here during beer week and i'll never forget it.

I only ate some oysters which paired well with the gueze. The frites smelled amazing. The menu had a lot of things I need to try in the future. The gyro is amazing.

Edit- After returning many times I can say that this is my fsvorite bar in SEPA, hands down.

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Photo of Imstillthegman
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited here for lunch and to meet up with a fellow BA. I'm gonna start with the bad news first. If you happen to blink while driving, you're gonna miss this place. I practically passed it when I realized where it was. Outdoor signage is the only thing they need to improve on, however. Small, yet open area with high ceilings and modern, but minimal decor. Very helpful staff were always on top of things. Quick service. Food was very good. Leans towards the upscale side in both price and ingredients. That being said, everything was very tasty and worth the money. The beer list was quite large and very broad covering Belgians, Germans, Americans, and some others. Great tap list included about two dozen beers in addition to the two cask and one nitro brews they had available. One other thing...if you're on the cafe side and need to use the restroom, you have to walk through the server prep area towards the kitchen which is a bit weird. Overall, this is a great place for both food and drink. I look forward to returning and regret that it took me so long to finally make it here.

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Photo of drtth
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

This is one of "the" places to visit on the main line.

The selection of beers is always excellent and they often have things on offer not found elsewhere.

Its generally a pleasant place but can get quite crowded, especially when there's something special on offer.

The variety and quality of the food is excellent.

On the whole, a destination.

It also has the nice feature of being within a very short walk from the Wayne train station, which means its possible to get here for a special lunch without having to drive.

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Photo of drabmuh
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Popped into this place on the off chance that they would have some Cantillon I could take home with me, mission partially completed.

This place is a bar with tables, not much more. I sat at the bar. It was busy but while I sat there it got less busy and more busy. People (bartenders) were friendly and talkative, knowledgeable about beer, it was nice.

Place has 20 taps (about) and about 200 bottles that you can pick from. Some of the stuff gets expensive but generally it does not. Its a pretty even place, good stuff on draft, great stuff in bottles.

I ordered the fries and they were good and crispy. I would go here again if I were in Wayne.

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Photo of Reagan1984
4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Based on the suggestion of Avalon68 (Frank) we hit this spot last night for a couple beers and a bit to eat. Great little location. We sat at the bar where we received excellent service with samples flying all around. In fact, once we established our craft beer bona fides, they would drop off samples without us even asking. Beer selection was very good. About 20 -25 tap line including two on cask. Sadly, both casks kicked as I arrived. Later in the evening they brought Troeg’s Hopback Amber on the cask line and it was fantastic. Bottle selection was pretty impressive and I could have gone for another visit and not checked off everything on the list I would have wanted to try.

Food was also very good. This is a more upscale Gastropub type location with a menu to match. When you order oysters they don’t have cocktail sauce. They bring a wasabi/caviar/vinegar ice that melts on the oyster and ads flavor. The Dirty Mussels with blue Cheese, Bacon and beer were fantastic. The frites were also just wonderful.

Definitely a worthwhile stop on any pub crawl, evening out or any occasion.

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Photo of Phatz
4.16/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Teresa's Next Door is a clasy place. You could take your date there were a tie and feel comfortable. You could also sit at the bar in jeans and a ball cap and feel at home as well. here are some pics: http://www.imagestation.com/album/ ... 2089968261
I forgot to take a picture of the dining tables behind the bar stool but they exist. I also like the fact that it is a and smoke-free environmentThe coolers under the glasware are packed full of bottles the entire lenth of the bar. The pictures didn't turn out great but it is all good beer.

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Photo of garuda
4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

My wife and I decided to check this place out after hearing rave reviews and stalking the tap list for a couple weeks. As soon as you walk into this place, you know its going to be quality. Stone tile floors, booths down the right side of the room, open tables up front by the windows, and the long bar on the left side with about 20 seats. Ginormous glassware selection prominently displayed behind the bar, about 20 taps, 2 hand pumps, and one nitro tap when we were there, and everything was craft selection. Great selection within the beers themselves, with a wide range of styles represented. Great service, knowledgeable and courteous staff. The food selection is good, and almost every item has a gourmet aspect, adding a good deal of uniqueness to the establishment. I highly recommend the artichokes as a starter. If you're drinking from bottles, it can sure get expensive real quick, but its certainly not necessary with the draft selection. TND lives up to the hype, and we will surely be revisiting in the future.

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Photo of roan22
4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Wayne is a pricey area so naturally the prices here may be a touch higher than Capone's or Grey Lodge. Now that the obligitory bitching about the prices is out of the way I can go into the 6 glowing positives of Teresa's, and one small negative.

1. Proximity to my apartment. I live in Lower Delco. Enough said.

2. Affiliation with Beer Yard's Matt Guyer, which is right down the street. Selection is wonderful with 20 taps and secret bombshell sixtels which Matt G. has hidden away like weapons of mass destruction (Read: Russian River IPA, Founders Kentucky Bourbon Stout). Bottle number unknown, could be close to 100.

3. Laid back, mature bar scene inside Teresa's Next Door. No annoyances to speak of. Except maybe the lack of music. The best part is the trust fund kids in their pastel plaids avoid Teresa's and go down the street to the Kildare's-like irish pub (I forget the name).

4. Wonderful, satisfying dinner specials. Unfortunately some people arent so fond of what they got to eat, but I guess I got lucky and picked the right things. I've had the roasted 1/2 chicken special and it was divine. Wonderful flavorful sauce. Also had a yummy mixed green/goat cheese salad. Do not expect Pub Grub here. For more adventurous eaters, they also have mussels, brie cheese and veal.

5. Consistent well-trained staff. They know the beers, they know how to pour them. I watched a bartender s-l-o-w-l-y decanting a belgian beer into a snifter. Took him like 3 minutes. One waiter told me he "had" to carry my friend's can of Young's Double Chocolate on his tray to our table like he did.

6. The bathroom sink is really cool. The funny thing about Teresa's is that everybody is always walking in on people in the bathrooms, because nobody can find the bathroom door lock (its a tiny wee round piece of metal, you just push it in. Its no bigger than a baby pea, yes this is the lock).

7. My complaint is the ergonomics of the booths. I am six foot tall and thin, and I find them very uncomfortable because I don't fit in them well. The backs do not go up high enough, there is too much width on the seat part of the bench, and the tables are too far away. These booths are made for short, fat people. Oh well, I can always sit at the bar or another non-booth table.

Once Craig Laban or Philly Magazine reviews Teresa's and its published, look out, standing room only. Most of this area is down the shore all summer so take advantage of the quietness before Labor Day while you can.

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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Teresa's is located on N Wayne Ave situated in between a pizza place and a clothing store. This place is about 2 blocks away from Beer Yard Inc. There's a limited amount of metered parking on the street, but luckly there's a metered parking lot across the street. The metered parking is very reasonable at $.25 an hour or something along those lines. When I first walked in, I noticeed there were 2 sides to Teresa's, a dinning room and a bar area. The room on the right is the bar area. The bar area has wooden floors, booths, and big wooden bar that can seat alot of people. I'm not sure how many people can sit at the bar, but it has to 20 range. It's not your average run of the mill local bar. It's more of an upscale type of establishment.

They had some great service here. The bartender I got was very knowledgeable about all the beer they sell. I noticed that when the customer next to me started asking about all the different Belgian styles, the bartender knew his stuff and even made some really good suggestions. This place also offers free samples of the on-tap beers just in case you can't make up your mind.

What a great selection they have here! They have a total of 24 taps and 2 cask beers. Their tap selection consists of Belgians, imports, and American micros. No macros here. When I was there, that selection consisted of Cantillion, St Bernardus 12, Sly Fox, Victory, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout, Troegs Mad Elf, River Horse, Allagaur, and alot more of that quality. It's impossible to remember them all. If you don't want a draft beer, they have quite an extensive bottle selection. Ask for a bottle menu and they'll hand you a menu that's the size of War & Peace. I'm not joking! This menu was filled with more Belgians, imports, and American micros. They even had bottles of Thomas Hooker Liberator, Lost Abbey, and Russian River. Damnation. What a selection!

I really didn't get a real good luck at the food menu because I was distracted by their tap and bottled menu. I did order something and that was their chicken fingers. Those chicken fingers and the mustard that was served with it was delicious! The prices on their food can get a bit pricy and the bill can get heavy, especially when you order them with their bottled beer prices. The draft prices are same as everywhere else, but their bottled prices can get a bit heavy. I can understand that because it's either buy them as a single here and pay the added bar price or dish out alot more money on a case of beer you have no idea what it's going to taste like. The choice is yours!

Overall, a place you need to stop at when you're in the area. That is just in case you don't want to buy a case of your favorite beer or a beer you don't know what it's going to taste like. You won't be disappointed by their on-tap selection or their extensive bottled beer menu.

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Photo of amano_h
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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.

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Photo of mymrnngjckt
4.55/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3

Was here on a Saturday evening with two friends. Sat at the bar because the table were full. Not a problem. The bar top was a beautiful granite with tall chairs. The rest of the place was also very nice. Elegant and classy with a casual feel. You could come dressed in any way you liked and still not feel too out of place. The draft selection was great. Bell's, Russian River, Foudner's etc.. The bartenders were very knowledgeable, quick and funny. My only complaint was the food. It was average. Nothing special and kind of bland. However, I would go back and eat again to give them another chance. We all have bad nights.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Came here for an evening with my girlfriend. Was told there was a 30 minute wait for a table, so we hung out at the bar for about ten minutes before a couple seats opened up. Our drink order was taken quickly by one of the three bartenders on staff, and filled just as quickly. Draft selection was impressive, with three European house beers, about a dozen more Euro brews, and about a dozen US craft, including the star: Maine Brewing's Zoe, which didn't even have a draft review on BA at the time I went. We ordered food, and it was excellent. I got the drunken mussels, which were fabulous, and my girlfriend ordered a steak taco type thing, which she loved. We finished by splitting a bottle of Speedway Stout, which was a steal at just $18. Most of the bottle prices seemed about standard, as did the drafts. Food was relatively cheap as well. Service was excellent at the bar all night. Will definitely come back, it was a fantastic experience.

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Photo of weeare138
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

After several visits, this place warrants a rating. The atmostphere is nice and comfy with medium lit lights, lots of visible beer glasses, bottles, taps, with a mason, stone finished back splash.
Quality is excellent. Beer is freshly tapped, food is high quality and served properly. This place has top notch product, no matter how you look at it.
Service is knowledgable, attentive, and prompt.
Selection...wonderful for the SE corner of PA, especially on the Main Line. Several Belgians, Americans, and many, many more offered on either draft, or in the bottle.
Food is delicious. Wonderful cheese selection, varieties of mussels, and sandwiches and entrees that are upscale, and succulent.
The value...of course it's a bit pricey but it's expected, especially for the Main Line. I wouldn't expect anything less for the amount of beer, food, and service provided in this establishment.
Top Notch!

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