Dining Out

Sampling some of the borough’s best meals in West Chester’s premier dinner destinations.
This time we visit Side Bar & Restaurant.

My friend Amy and I rolled into Side Bar for dinner and drinks on a drizzly evening in late February. It was Fat Tuesday, so we sampled some Side Bar standards as well as a few specials and a brand new menu addition.

Our host led us to a high-top table in the downstairs dining room right in front of a crackling fire in the brick fireplace, lending an especially cozy touch to our damp winter outing.

The crowd was eclectic: a solo guy with tattoos hunched over a beer at one end of the bar, while local business types mingled at the other end. By 6:30pm, the room was humming with millennial couples and small groups of friends…..