Byrsa Bistro - Kennett Square

4.3
86 reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Reminiscent of a warm, intimate European bistro, Byrsa Bistro features authentic culinary delicacies of western Mediterranean nations like Morocco, Spain, France, Malta, Italy, Tunisia.

We offer savory vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options along with a variety of menu selections for all palates and preferences.

Our newest addition is our gourmet handmade pizzas. With a variety of flavors such as plain, pepperoni, and lamb, our pizzas are sure to please your whole group!

Other specialties include: healthy and hearty appetizers like our Mediterranean Sampler; velvety hummus and freshly baked pita; garden-fresh salads like our Strawberry & Almond Salad and Apple Salad; entrees such as flavorful Seafood Paella, fresh Branzino; decadent Chocolate Mousse

We are a BYOB in addition to our Wine Bar that serves specialty cocktails, local craft beer, and Byrsa Wine.

Whether you’re looking for a fun night out with friends or a quiet date, Byrsa Bistro is a unique dining experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 86 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KennettMom
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, drinks and service were great! Great pizza for kids and entrees for adults.

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shekel
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our party of 7 had a wonderful experience here, the food, the service and ambiance were all outstanding!

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vipAveryhappydiner
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We chose to sit inside, so even though there was live music on the street, we had no trouble having a normal conversation at our table. The staff was very accommodating to our requests, we weren't rushed, and everything arrived at its peak. We would be very happy with the Mediterranean Sampler for dinner; it is so good.

Ahmed is the most gracious host and always has a good to share.

We highly recommend Byrsa Bistro.

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DavidM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was excellent and the service was the same.

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JessicaR
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

Everything is wonderful about this restaurant Except the food. It’s just really not very exciting and is way over priced for the quality. We went to Byrsa at its old location in kennett and it was amazing then. I’m not sure what happened with the menu or food quality, but it’s definitely not the same. The restaurant itself is amazing and the servers were great..: hopefully the menu will continue to improve over time.

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vipccb17
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed an evening of outside dining during one of Kennett's Fridays with the streets closed. Place was busy, and we had great service, food and drinks. Did not feel rushed. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

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SarahT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food! Loved eating in the streets of Kennett!

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LindaD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a wonderful outdoor dining experience to enjoy with good friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food, loved sitting outside

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PaulO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We eat in the street and it was very good. The waitstaff and food was excellent.

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vipHungrygirl
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Dinner outside was good. I was as disappointed because I wanted to get their chicken tagine; however they removed it from their menu. That was the reason I went! Bring it back!!! The dinners my companions got were good: the salmon and branzino were well cooked and delicious.

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Lindsayc
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ate outside, so that's why it was noisy, as there was a band playing. But we didn't mind! It was actually a very lovely evening out, which we hadn't had in months. The food was delicious, the service was great. I look forward to returning!

MK
vipMarcieK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Service was very slow - only 2 other tables
No romaine lettuce
Staff acted like they didn’t want to be there

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ChadK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went on a Thursday afternoon, so there weren't too many customers. We were seated outside and the tables and chairs were clean. The server was very kind and responsive. The food was phenomenal. We got the Mediterranean Sampler for the appetizer. The pita was warm and flavorful. The cucumbers, tomatoes, and chickpeas tasted fresh. The "mixed veggie puree" tasted like Babaganoush and it was really tasty. The hummus was very nutty and smooth. The grape leaves were slightly warm and full of flavor. For our main courses, we got the Kennett Square mushroom pizza and the lamb sandwich. Again, full of flavor. The pizza is well worth the money and you could really taste the mushrooms. The lamb sandwich was savory and full of spices (not sure what they were) and the bread they use is toasted ciabatta. We had an excellent experience. Highly recommend!

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Kennettguy
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always very good food at Byrsa Bistro. We love the outside tables and the ambience of so many others eating outside, all far away. My wife loved her bronzino (fish) dish, and my salad with salmon was excellent, also, except that the salmon was over-cooked.

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DonnaK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

All of our food was flavorful and the portions great. We brought our own wine and enjoyed dining outside. Value was great! Will definitely go again!

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vipJSD1
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Good food and wine from the owners vineyard. The Sauvignon Blanc was excellent . Fresh ingredients galore . Caesar Salas excellent as is mediteranean platter appetizer

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LovedininginChesterCounty
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely outdoor dinner for two on a beautiful night in Kennett Square. We enjoyed the burrata appetizer. It was shareable and delicious. We also both ordered the paella, which was fabulous. We brought our own wine, and they didn't charge a corkage fee. I didn't think about that until after we left. I'm not sure if it's typical or if it was an oversight. We'll be back to Byrsa Bistro soon!

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Pickinicki
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice dining experience outside on a cool evening- Service was wonderful and food was very delicious and inexpensive
BYOB but they also have a few choices of wine and some IPA beer.
Service was very good and very attentive.
Started with the Mediterranean appetizer that included stuffed grape leaves a cucumber and tomato salad ,baba ghanouj a plate of olives some hummus and very delicious warm pita bread- 16$ enough for two to split
Strawberry salad with arugula and salmon was very fresh and the strawberries were plentiful
Beef Bolognese with pasta was also delicious and slightly spicy!! Yummy

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vipForeverfan
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Rainy day lunch; very humid. The restaurant was very warm as they had just opened for lunch at noon. The hostess was very accommodating. She has just turned A/C on but opened the door for air which quickly cooled us off. The food is Mediterranean and was very good (recommend the white pizza with garlic). Wine list was limited for our usual pino grigio though so we settled for a white table wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

We are very excited that our local restaurants are able to remain open by having tables in the street, keeping socially distant, outdoors.
The food wasn’t the high quality I have enjoyed at Byrsa in the past, 2 out of our group of 4 had to send the salmon back as it wasn’t cooked at all on the inside!
Service was friendly & helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

The noise level was too high for comfort

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vipBonAppetit
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great little restaurant - casual vibe, good food, friendly service - also has outdoor seating - I would say one of the better restaurants in Kennett Square. BYOB but you can also get a glass of wine there.

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CrucitaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our 2nd time here. Like the first time the food was excellent. A friend and myself we had the chicken risotto which came with a beet and almond salad. Both were excellent. My husband got a veggie burrito which also came with a salad and he also had the mushroom soup. All the food was excellent and the service was fantastic. Would definitely go back again!!

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KennettBob
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the Caprese Burrata app, the Branzino and the Bucatini & Diablo Seafood mains, and the Chocolate Mousse dessert. Everything was fresh, beautifully prepared and nicely presented. Service was young but attentive and the friendly owner came by to talk with us. A terrific evening.

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lndland
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had recommended Byrsa Bistro to two other couples and met them there. We all enjoyed the meal and the service. An extra bonus was that it was restaurant week in Kennett Square. Still being able to bring your own wine even though they now have a full bar was also a plus. We will all definitely be back!

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vipJayLovesTacos
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can't wait to go back... Desert was fantastic too!

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Diner
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, charming ambience and great service. We enjoyed the Mediterranean inspired cuisine with many options. All dishes were artfully prepared and had wonderful flavor.

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vipDrew
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal I've had in a long time. Food is prepared well, served beautifully (plates are not fussy at all, which was much appreciated), and portions are very generous. If you're in Kennett Square, I wouldn't look anywhere else for dinner.

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vipPaulaB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was a bit slow but server was very pleasant and competent.

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polishprincess
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The menu is new from the restaurants previous 2 locations, the decor and food is updated and very good. The restaurant was crowded and very noisy but that seems to be the case with most restaurants anymore. It is still a BYO and they have a bar...can’t beat that.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely dinner. Server was prompt ,
Courses were paced out nicely . Didn’t feel rushed

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yosicomomucho
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Went to Byrsa on Valentine’s Day for a romantic diner with my wife. I was surprised to see it was a fixed menu (very expensive for the the food in my opinion). Noise level was ridiculous high and the service was just ok. Overall, an average restaurant with average( but pricy) food.

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful, accommodating staff, thank you. The Paella was delicious!

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vipFoodie73
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience2

We had a great meal for our valentines celebration, Byrsa food never disappoints! However, there was a very large group seated behind us who were obnoxiously loud. We expected when we saw the large table set up that the noise level would be high, but this group was so inconsiderate, yelling loudly, clapping loudly, just obnoxious. And they were not considerate to the people around them. Had they stopped yelling for a second, they would have looked around them to see other diners requesting to have their tables moved to get away from the noise, causing the already busy waitstaff to have to bus multiple tables to accommodate angry guests. They might have noticed the rolling eyes of other patrons as their quiet valentine dinners were ruined. There was a baby in the restaurant the entire time and the baby was quieter than this group!! Kudos to Byrsa for accommodating the movement of diners, nothing you could have done, but I hope they tipped well!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After a day at Longwood this was the perfect place to relax. Enjoy their wine and incredible food. The service was great and very friendly.
Definitely coming back and highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipEmilyS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Food was not presented as described on menu, additionally tiny portions and fish was very dry. Appetizer was fine, but our meals were left uneaten and our server didn't ask why or even offer to wrap them up for us (not that we would have eaten later). Would have thought someone would have wondered why you would pay almost $30 for a tiny plate of food and not eat it.
Wait staff has very little knowledge of the owner's own vineyard and wine offerings.
Very disappointing meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great atmosphere, outstanding food. Some of the main courses are a bit pricy for what they are and for the local area. Staff is pleasant but inexperienced. They could use some training in fine dining service and attentiveness. We loved the place and will come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

Had to go and have some fries because some of us were still hungry 🤪

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Dinemore
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I had the Beet and Goat Cheese salad and the Mediterranean Sea Bass entree. Both were very good. My husband had the mushroom soup (he ordered a bowl but was brought a cup), which he said was quite good (better than that of other close by restaurants). He also ordered the Bolognese dish, which did not meet his expectations. The noodles were hard and sauce was greasy. He wanted bread to go with his dish but couldn’t get the waitresses attention (even when she was a few feet away). But then she came to our table 3 times to collect the payment (which wasn’t ready), while we enjoyed the rest of our wine and dessert. Also there was another table next to us that are likely there a lot because they knew everyone coming through the doors. They were quite loud at times, which took away from the ambiance of date night.

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Byrsa Bistro - Kennett Square is rated 4.3 stars by 86 OpenTable diners.

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