Justin Weathers and Joe Monnich, former Stephen Starr Alums opened thier newest venture this summer, The Bercy is a modern take on the classic French brasserie. Now open in Ardmore, PA serving dinner, lunch, and weekend brunch. You will find the menu filled with approachable, classically inspired brasserie cuisine in addition to a selection of wood-fired rotisserie, freshly extruded pastas, and an array of steakhouse style cuts. The 40-seat bar also features an extended raw bar area showcasing daily selections of towering displays of fresh oysters, shrimp cocktails, and other fresh seafood. Plus quench your thirst with an extensive value-driven wine and cocktail program, included a curated list of wines by the bottle and glass, provide the perfect compliment to any experience.
The team is headed up by Monnich, the former executive chef of Parc and The Dandelion, and Weathers who previously held positions with Jean-Georges, Lacroix and Susanna Foo in addition to the Starr Restaurant Group. The partners originally met when working for the opening team at Parc Rittenhouse. They’ve appointed Austin Schaefer, as Chef de Cuisine.
We couldn’t resist starting our meal with a wonderful selection of French wines by the glass and an assortment of “Fruits De Mer” from the raw bar. What could be more refreshing during some of the hottest summer days? We already anticipate lots of orders will be filled for the French Onion Soup- especially as the Fall weather rolls in.
Entree selections feature well-beloved classics such as Steak Frites, offered with a variety of steak cuts including bavette, New York strip, filet mignon, and bone-in ribeye. Dishes like the Rotisserie Chicken and Rotisserie Duck allow guests to experience the truest flavors of the restaurant’s unique wood-fired grill. Trout Almandine and Beef Bourguignon are other traditional brasserie dishes offered in addition to weekly specials.
The Bercy is startling in size, just upon entering its easy to see the massive size of the 10,000 sq ft restaurant with 240 seats. Balongue Design was responsible for transforming the two-story restaurant into a elegant and casually chic neighborhood restaurant inspired by the feeling of entering a stunning grand hotel, where each moment indulges the dramatic. Bright white colors offset hues of navy blue and gold. The Bercy brings Ardmore a family-friendly community gathering spot—exciting and chic as a place for date nights, large birthday dinners, and dressed up Saturday nights, yet still appropriate for a quick afternoon bite for a family after a Lower Merion Soccer Club game.