1011 W. Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA (610) 527-4400

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  • Best of Main Line 2015!

    Cerise is a double-winner!
    2015 Best of Main Line Readers' Choice:

    Best BYOB

    Restaurant Cerise

    Best Chef
    Ben 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

  • Best of Main Line 2015!

    Cerise is a double-winner!
    2015 Best of Main Line Readers' Choice:

    Best BYOB

    Restaurant Cerise

    Best Chef
    Ben 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

  • About Cerise

    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

  • Chef Ben Thomas

    Ben 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

  • Address & Parking

    1011 West Lancaster Ave
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

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    Convenient parking lots can be found across the street and at the corner of Warner Avenue.



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    Visa, Discover, and Mastercard accepted

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    Dinner Nightly - $49 four courses
    Wednesday & Sunday Only - $39 three courses

    • First Course - Salads & Appetizers
      Kale Salad, Feta, Raisin Vinaigrette, Almonds
      Tomato Soup, Ouzo, Cinnamon, PEI Mussels, Kennebec Potato
      The Malakoff, Gruyere, Dijon Mustard, Spring Mix, Cornichons
      Escargot, Pancetta, Green Peas, Polenta, Hazelnuts

    • Second Course - House-Made Pastas
      Spaghetti, Pine Nuts, Dried Cherry, Anchovy, Olive Oil, Sage
      Risotto, Zucchini, Red Bell Pepper, Eggplant, Parmesan Reggiano
      Campanelle, Grano Arso, Wild Mushrooms - Maitake, Lobster, Chanterelle
      Rigatoni, Veal & Pork Bolognese, Pecorino Romano

    • Third Course - Meat, Fish & Vegetables
      Pan-Seared Salmon, Celery Root, Local Apple, Lemongrass, Gewürztraminer
      Heritage Pork Tenderloin, Sautéed Chickpeas, Curried Yogurt, Black Garlic
      Lamb Sausage, Couscous, Cilantro, Buttermilk, Charred Cauliflower
      Butternut Squash, Le Puy Green Lentils, Red Onion, Arugula, Goat Cheese
      12 oz New York Strip, Grass-Fed Beef, Dijon Cream Sauce, Herb Frites - $15 supplement

    • Fourth Course - Desserts
      Ricotta Doughnuts, Lemon Curd, Cherry, Wildflower Honey
      Flourless Chocolate Cake, Vietnamese Coffee, Cocoa Nibs
      Pear Charlotte, Brandy, Nutmeg, Grapefruit
      Bleu d'Auvergne, Pistachio, Walnut, Maple Syrup
    Alcohol Service - $5 per table
    Menu subject to change

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    Children's Menu

    Ages 12 and Under - $20

    • First Course
      Malakoff - Gruyere, Frisée, Cornichons
      Campanelle, with Wild Mushrooms
      Rigatoni, Classic Bolognese Sauce, Cheese

    • Second Course
      Fish of the Day, Celeriac, Apples, Lemongrass
      Butternut Squash, Green Lentils, Goat Cheese
      Steak and French Fries

    • Third Course
      Pear Charlotte
      Flourless Chocolate Cake,
      Ice Creams - Changes Daily

    • Menu subject to change

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    Bastille Week Menu

    Any or all dishes may be substituted into our current menu

    • Salad Course

      Salad Lyonnaise, Frisée, Lardons, Crispy Potatoes, Poached Egg

      Main Course

      Coquilles St-Jacques, Wine-Poached Scallops, Baby Spinach, Gruyere, Mushrooms - $10 supplement

      Dessert Course

      Clafoutis, Cherries, Grand Marnier, Orange Zest

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    Sundays, changes frequently - $29
    • Salad Board
      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
      French Baguette

    • 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

    • Dessert Board
      Cherry Clafoutis
      Chocolate Torte
      Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Upcoming Events

    Cerise returns from summer break, Friday, August 21!

    News & Reviews

    July, 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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