Stove and Tap has a new location and it’s an added flare to the restaurant industry. Located in Malvern PA with Justin Weathers and Executive Chef Joseph Monnich make magic. It is set to open its doors officially on Thursday December 19, 2019 for dinner at 4:30pm. The VIP media preview set the tone for an amazing long run ahead. When I dine, I look for a few things. I look for spacing, accessibility for families since I have one, menu offerings, drink selections, and overall flow of the venue.
Stove and Tap will hold up to 188 patrons in 7500 square feet. The spacing is amazing. You don’t have to feel as if you are sitting right on top of others around you. For those who would have large parties it’s a great set up as well. I liked the openness in seeing your food being prepared. Stove and Tap have an amazing in-house smoker and wood fired oven. Everything tastes better in a smoker. Stove and Tap offers American classics with upscale comfort food. This weekend with their opening you can expect dinner to be served from 4:30-10:00pm. This is a great time to check it out due to the newness and a great place to decompress after all that holiday shopping.
Let’s jump from sitting down to drinks. I love my drinks. I love innovative drinks and spins on classics. I want them to be strong and not watered down. I want the full experience. I got it at Stove and Tap. Nothing like a margarita than having a pear margarita. This pear margarita was so good and smooth. It wasn’t overly sweet at all. It was made to absolute perfection. I must also say that the bar staff is ready to mix it up. There were well over 80 people just in the bar area and I must give Stove and Tap an A+ on handling large crowds.
Look at the Blackberry Mojito:
You can never go wrong with the Maple Old Fashioned:
Don’t worry if cocktails aren’t your thing, you can also get amazing selection of wines, beers, and boozy shakes. Yes, you read correctly boozy shakes. Now if ever there was a time to adult, boozy shakes are that time. I personally can’t wait to go back and try one.
Food is the biggest reason you go out to eat besides the experience. Tonight’s preview showcased their brisket, mac and brisket, shrimp cocktails, chicken wings, and crudité. They also had other options such as bacon wrapped shrimp and steak and potato skewers. Everyone I talked to had nothing but high raves. The food was hot and delicious. Its no wonder that Stove and Tap has taken the extra step in giving amazing comfort food. I for one love to indulge in comfort bites. In case you were wondering they do have entrees, small plates, large plates and something on the menu for everyone.
Bacon wrapped shrimp, Photo taken by Aversa PR
Steak and potato skewers, photo by Aversa PR
Brisket Mac and cheese
Chicken wings made the in-house smoker
Brisket so tender and juicy
People think that when you go to a media preview that the staff just goes out of their way to be extra nice. There is a slice of truth to that sentiment. However, I always go out of my way to interact with staff to see how the flow and temperament goes. Let me say that the staff have “we are a team” flow. For example, when they set the chicken wings out and there was no tong to pick it up one staff member went to retrieve it couldn’t find it and another staff in the middle of getting an order stepped in without attitude. As many people who were there it could have been “I’m too busy” approach. I also asked several questions and asked for accommodations with my food and not once did they take a long time to fix it or give an issue with my request.
Kids in Tow
There were kids at the media preview. I saw staff attended to their needs as well. As a mom with 3 kids I need to know that staff are used to the unpredictably that having kids in tow brings. They do have a kid’s menu which offers veggies, fruit, French fries and cookies. If you ever been to the Bercy its very reminiscent of their kids’ menu which to this day my kids compare their menu to other kids’ menu at several restaurants and it doesn’t even come close. Kids get to have options that they are used to and filling meals just like the adults.
You as a patron won’t attend Stove and Tap as media. Its my job to give you the eyes of a patron. I broke it down that you won’t be cramped while you eat. You’re going to eat amazing food while drinking the best drinks alcoholic or nonalcoholic. You are going to have a great time while there and have a full-onexperience whether in conversation, watching their large screen televisions, bringing the kids, or making it an adult only time.
Speaking of adults only make sure you go to at least one Tappy Hour. Yes, the Tappy Hour is weekdays from 4:30-6:30 and Saturday and Sunday from 3:00-6:00 with great drink and food specials. This way everyone can experience a little Tappy Hour fun!
I can’t wait for the Spring because a beer garden is coming. You know how I feel about a good beer garden. The location is so convenient that I can have family and friends from my hometown meet in the middle and have a great time as I think ahead. So, make sure you take a pic with the Stove and Tap taxidermy beer. I for one gave him a few kisses!!!!
Thanks to Stove and Tap and Aversa PR or the invite. Trust me I will be in the building. I can’t wait to try some more offerings in the future. It’s a pleasant addition to the Main Line. Stove and Tap is located at 245 Lancaster Avenue! Let me know how you like it when you go. Trust me the cozy feel is going to bring you back! Thanks to my girl Akira for attending with me!! Oh the pure fun we had!!
Next visit is definitely so I can be sure to include a Brookie!