Dinner at Styer’s Garden Café

On Friday night, my husband, two friends and I enjoyed a leisurely dinner at Styer’s Garden Café in Glen Mills, PA.  The setting is peaceful – a greenhouse of tables covered in linen tablecloths – and the food is excellent.  The seasonal menu offered a variety of meat and seafood options, permitting everyone in our group to choose something different.

My favorite appetizer was the grilled watermelon salad with heirloom cherry tomatoes and crumbles of blue cheese.  It was the perfect salad to celebrate the end of summer.  The top two main courses were the whole grilled branzino over fennel and barley and the halibut with summer squash and eggplant.  The branzino skin was crispy, while the meat was cooked to perfection.  The halibut, which many other restaurants tend to overcook and dry out, was moist and tasty.

Before our dessert of coffee ice cream, we shared the generous cheese board of five local cheeses, honey, quince paste and crostinis.  It is difficult for local restaurants to beat Styer’s in terms of the quality and taste of the food, the setting, and, of course, the fact that you can bring your favorite sparkling, red or white to this BYOB.

Grilled watermelon salad

Grilled watermelon salad

One response to “Dinner at Styer’s Garden Café

  1. Why am I not surprised that Susan found one of the area’s most unique eating experiences. From the moment you walk into Styer’s, you begin to relax and unwind, surrounded by beautiful seasonal greenery and wonderful gift ideas.

    It is a place to take family and special friends to enjoy each other over fabulous food; always fresh, always beautifully prepared and served by an extremely knowledgeable wait staff focused on all of your dining needs.

    My favorite late afternoon treat is shopping with friends at Styer’s nursery during the holidays, and ending our trip in the cafe’ sharing the cheeseboard and homemade breads.

    Special thanks to Susan for sharing her love of food with all of us…….looking forward to your next post!

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