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Suburban BYOBS: Maya Bella and Cafe Fresko


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Suburban BYOBS: Maya Bella and Cafe Fresko

DS | Jul 6, 2004 12:29 PM

I had the opportunity to try two newish restaurants this weekend. The first stop was Cafe Fresko, on Lancaster Ave. in Bryn Mawr. It was much prettier than I had expected; a lot of money appears to have gone into the renovation. The food was excellent, but a bit pricey. Starter salads were $8-9; appetizers a bit more, and most entrees were $26-28 (there may be some pastas for less). I enjoyed the grilled whole branzino (a special), and my friend loved the duck breast. The next night my husband and I went to Maya Bella on Fayette Street in Conshohocken. The prices were similar: perhaps a bit higher for starters and a bit lower for the entrees. The decor is nothing much. The highlight of our meal was my scallop entree, a generous portion of perfectly seared, large, fresh scallops bursting with flavor. By contrast, the salmon (which a previous poster had recommended) was, in our opinions, a bland dud. The starters were good. We had a shrimp special and the grilled caesar (which is served with fresh anchovies). We'll give Maya Bella another try; we just won't order the salmon.

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