Cerise is a double-winner!
2015 Best of Main Line Readers' Choice:
Best BYOBRestaurant Cerise
Best ChefBen Thomas
We're very honored to have received these awards from Main Line guests. We plan to continue to delight you with exciting seasonal dishes made from scratch - come see what's next!
Thank you so very much!
Ben, Elena & Elliot
Cerise features contemporary European cuisine inspired by Chef Ben & his wife Elena Thomas' time abroad and love of open-air markets; those found in every neighborhood with fresh produce, game, cheeses and milk and incredible boiling and bubbling dishes from diverse ethnicities. The dishes will highlight the lighter more modern side of European cuisine, and the diversity of dishes represented by the region's varied landscapes. The name 'Cerise' (French for 'cherry'), is inspired by the cherry season that marks the most abundant time of year in Europe's farm regions and markets.
We believe that fantastic food does not need to be served in a stale or stuffy setting for a meal to be truly memorable. In Europe there is a social ritual to dining, where a multi-course meal does not require over-eating, and isn't limited to special occasions. These are meals that involve spending time with friends and family while enjoying the best the season has to offer.
Cerise is a BYOB, conveniently located near parking and the Bryn Mawr Wine & Spirits store. We are always happy to share recommendations on pairings for our current menu.
Visa, Discover, and Mastercard Accepted
DinnerCerise offers guests a four-course prix fixe menu, with several options for each course. Expect to be full, but not over-stuffed, by meal's end! We welcome vegetarian and gluten-free guests, just let us know when you make a reservation and we'll be sure to have dishes to delight!
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Mussel Sundays are Back!Along with our current prix fixe menu, on Sunday evenings we also offer mussels! For $20 guests are welcome to unlimited mussels, frites, and house-made bread. Bring along your favorite Belgian beer and enjoy!
Pre and Post Theater DinnerTo support the renewed Bryn Mawr dinner and movie scene, Cerise now offers a Pre and Post Theater Menu. Available Wednesday to Sunday for reservations from 5:00-6:00pm or 9:00-10:00pm, guests can choose any two courses from our Prix Fixe Menu for $29. Happy movie going!
Chef Ben ThomasBen Thomas is a classic-French trained chef with experience at some of Philadelphia's top dining spots. Ben attended French culinary school at L'Academie de Cuisine outside of Washington D.C., studying under Michelin star chef Gerard Pangaud. Since moving to Philadelphia in 2007, Benjamin has worked as a celebrity caterer in New York with Callahan Catering, at the Rittenhouse Hotel's acclaimed Restaurant LaCroix, and at one of the Philadelphia area's 2012 top new American restaurants, Sycamore, in Lansdowne.
In 2010, Ben joined his wife Elena on assignment in France; there he was invited via Chef Pangaud to chef at a bistro in Paris. While living in France, they also had the opportunity to travel extensively across Europe, exploring outdoor food markets and regional cuisine. From France, Ben and Elena moved to Mexico City where Ben delved into new ingredients and techniques. These experiences became the inspiration for Cerise.
The Restaurant Cerise Team
Sous Chef - Michael Matzik
Line Cook - Raymond Merryman
Manager - Craig Cathcart
GalleryRestaurant Cerise, Bryn Mawr.View from the split-level dining room.Ben & Elena in Munich, Germany.Rigatoni, Pork Shoulder, Broccoli Rabe, Sharp Provolone.Lavender Shortbread, White Chocolate Pomegranate Bars, Candied Peanuts, Chocolate Orange Truffles.Mussels, Shaved Fennel.
Beet Gnocchi, Roasted Chestnuts, Fried Sage, Brown Butter.Barramundi, Butternut Squash, Country Ham.White Corn Soup, Piment d�Espelette, Buttered Oysters, Tarragon Croutons.Chef Ben with a fresh baked loaf of Country White Bread.
Address & Parking1011 West Lancaster Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Convenient parking lots can be found across the street and at the corner of Warner Avenue.
1 (610) 527-4400
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DinnerDinner Nightly - $49 four courses
Wednesday & Sunday Only - $39 three courses
Alcohol Service - $5 per table
First Course - Salads & Appetizers
Kale Salad, Feta, Raisin Vinaigrette, Almonds
White Gazpacho, Pine Nuts, Grapes, Garlic, Napa Valley Verjus
Panzanella, Cherry Tomato, Cucumber, Harissa, Fried Oyster
Potted Rabbit, Sourdough, Black Mustard Seed, Lemon, Cilantro
Second Course - House-Made Pastas
Spaghetti, Sauteed Shrimp, Preserved Lemon, Dill, Red Chili
Casareccia, Spanish Chorizo, Plum Tomato, Green Olive, Smoked Paprika
Tagliatelle, Sicilian Pesto, Mint, Basil, Pecorino Romano
Ricotta Gnocchi, Fennel Cream, Sweet Peas, Serrano Ham
Third Course - Meat, Fish & Vegetables
German Bockwurst, Sauerkraut, Juniper, Hot Mustard, Soft Pretzel
Mussels Saganaki, Haloumi, Cinnamon, Ouzo, Fingerling Potato
Cerise Flatbread, Artichokes, Tart Cherries, Garlic Confit, Pecorino al Tartufo
Grilled Poussin, Couscous, Buttermilk, Smoked Plums
Dover Sole, Salsify, Chanterelles, Kennebec Potato, Summer Truffle - $15 supplement
Fourth Course - Desserts
Coconut Cheesecake Mango, Passion Fruit, Candied Orange
Classic Chocolate Mousse, Syrupy Cherries, White Chocolate Curls
Strawberry Shortcake, Balsamic Vinegar, Citrus Zest, Vanilla Cream
House-Made Ice Creams, Change Daily
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Children's MenuAges 12 and Under - $20
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Ravioli Duo, Ricotta & Basil, Sausage & Tomato
Spaghetti, Sauteed Shrimp, Dill
Ricotta Gnocchi, Fennel Cream, Ham
German Bockwurst, Sauerkraut, Soft Pretzel
Flatbread, Artichoke, Cherries, Truffle
Grilled Poussin, Couscous
Chocolate Mousse, Syrupy Cherries
Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream - Changes Daily
Summer Mussel Tasting MenuWith drink pairing, $55 per person
Pan-Fried Mussels, Fennel, Long Hots, Sumac, Herb AioliProsecco
Mussels Saganaki, Haloumi, Grilled Lemon, Oregano, CapersGreek Ouzo
Spaghetti, Mussels, Garlic, Dill, Chili FlakeSauvignon Blanc
Green-Lipped Mussels, Couscous, Saffron, Mint, CherriesProvence Rosé
DessertCherry Basil Ice Cream
BrunchSundays, changes frequently - $29
Moroccan Eggplant, Blistered Tomatoes, Coriander
Orange and Fennel, Chili Pepper, Fenugreek
Kale Salad, Feta, Raisin Vinaigrette, Almonds
Honeydew Melon, Lime, Olive Oil, Mint
Mixed Greens, Buttermilk Ranch
Terrines & Cheese Board
Charcuterie, Pepper Salami, Sopressata
Duck Rillettes, Carrots, White Soy
Soft-Ripened Goat Cheese, Hazelnuts, Lavender
Hot Course Selection
Hanger Steak, Fried Potato, Sunny Side Up Egg, Garlic & Herbs
Verlasso Salmon, Pommes Darphin, Baby Spinach, Truffle
Nutella Crepes, Cherries, Vanilla Sauce
Spanish Strata, Peppers, Green Olive, Goat Cheese
House-Made Tagliatelle, Basil & Walnut Pesto
Peanut Butter Cookies
Unlimited Mussels are back on the menu Sunday evenings!
News & ReviewsJuly, 2015 - Main Liners vote Cerise the Best BYOB on the Main Line, and Ben Thomas Best Chef!
Best of Readers' Picks: Food & Drink Apr. 7, 2015 - Foobooz gets excited for the Cerise Game of Thrones Premiere Dinner
Brace Yourselves: Dinner Is Coming Feb. 2015 - Cerise makes a second appearance on the Main Line Today list of best BYOBs.
The 50 Best BYOBs Oct. 29, 2014 - Cerise listed by Zagat as one of 10 restaurants in the Philly suburbs worth a visit.
10 Restaurants Worth a Trip to the Philadelphia Suburbs Aug. 26, 2014 - Philly Style Magazine features Bryn Mawr & it's new restaurant scene.
Neighborhood Spotlight: Bryn Mawr July 2014 - Main Line Magazine Critics name Restaurant Cerise Best BYOB in Bryn Mawr.
2014 Best of Main Line Mar. 5, 2014 - Main Line Today's Melissa Woodley Visits Cerise.
Bryn Mawr BYOB Brings a Bit of Europe to the Main Line Nov. 24th, 2013 - Suburban Life Magazine Feature of Restaurant Cerise by Food Critic Brian Freedman! Sept. 22nd, 2013 - The Main Line Times' Cheryl Allison profiles Restaurant Cerise
Ben and Elena Thomas bring 'contemporary bistro' to Bryn Mawr
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