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Thursday, June 04, 2009

New Restaurant Opens in old Tyler James/Jesters

Word on the street (thanks Laura) is that the former Tyler James/Jesters location is now 'Bistro on Bridge'. The food is described as a mixture of Mediterranean and Italian although it reportedly leans more towards pub fare. Laura also tells me that the nightclub on the second floor will reopen on Friday night as Club 212.

If anyone has stopped in, please let us know what you think.

20 comments:

VC said...

I am hoping to go tomorrow night. Hope to have a full report Monday.

Anonymous said...

WOW....what a crowd in Club 212.

Anonymous said...

Does 212 have a cover charge?

Anonymous said...

No cover charge...Went last night and the upstairs room was way more crowded than TJ ever was.

Anonymous said...

food was good

Anonymous said...

"Food was good"?

Yesh, don't we have any foodies in this town? What kind of food, what price and would you eat there again?

Details, please! :-)

Anonymous said...

Club 212 had good food or did the Bistro have good food? Does the Bistro have a bar or is it a BYOB?

Anonymous said...

Club 212 advertises 'VIP Areas' and 'bottle service'. That is all you need to know about that place. I hope it does well but I fear they will need a lot of security or police presence in that back alley entrance

Anonymous said...

Club 212 and the Bistro on Bridge are owned and managed by the same folks. The Bistro offers casual American food with a Mediterranean flair. They have a nice menu filled with unique and creative dishes and some that are standard fare in most American or Italian restaurants. I've eaten there twice and both times the food and the presentation are better than what you would expect for the casual dining prices. It seems someone in the kitchen is taking time to put out a great product. One of the most delightful and surpising finds was that they serve real mojito's there, with crushed fruit and mint, none of that premixed crap that most the bars in the area serve. They also have great margaritas- again, not made with a mix.

I haven't been to the club, other than to check out the asthetics on the night they opened. They have totally changed it from a banquet room to a real night club with a great sound system and lighting. They are saying they aren't planning on having a cover charge unless they get big name bands in. I think this time it is here to stay.:)

VC said...

The club does not serve food, but they have a really nice VIP section with bottle service only. I think it's way past time for a nice club to come to town.

The bistro is very nice. I agree that the food is well priced and product is very good. I hope they are around for a while to come!

Anonymous said...

Club 212 had a nice little "club" hanging out along Prospect St last weekend. I hope they do a better job of keeping that area clear or I could see issues with it. Good to hear that the Bistro seems to have some good food selections it is a nice spot, and no one has been able to make it successful since Dell's left there years ago...still the best hot roast beef sandwich I ever had

Anonymous said...

Foods good. That's what I said. Maybe we should meet and have a drink to discuss it?

Anonymous said...

I am up for that

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! What an upgrade from Tyler James. Food is great and the the atmosphere is a huge improvement. The DJ brings in a big crowd and P.S the bartenders and new owners are HOT!!!

Anonymous said...

Major improvement in both aesthetics and service compared to Tyler James. Food menu looks interesting, still have yet to try. If you dont want to wait 20 minutes for a drink in the club go to the bar downstairs for faster service. Good crowd.

Anonymous said...

The food at Bistro on the Bridge is nothing special. its good but i wouldnt go out of my way to go there again.

as for Club 212, it seems to be the place for all the bad element of Phoenixville. If you like to fight, this is the place to go. The drinks are highly overpriced, the bartenders are extremely slow and very ignorant. The Dj plays the same songs 2-3 times a night, and the security was extremely rude.

Anonymous said...

I have to say Bistro on Bridge is one of my new favorite places in town. Nice rotating beer selection, food definitely a step up over typical bar food. Seems fresh and with some nice flourishes. Love the risotto balls, and right now they have Lancaster Brewing Company Strawberry Wheat. They put a slice of strawberry in it, and it is divine. Owners are interested in feedback, and love that they have a dog water bowl out front for the pooches, a good addition to town in my opinion!

NK said...

We went to Bistro on Bridge on Tues, 8/11, for Customer Appreciation night. The place was packed, for the promotion, I presume, but the food (NY Strip and Crab Cakes) and service were definitely top notch. We can't wait to go again and try some of their unique appetizers. And use the coupons from this month's Clipper to make it a great deal!

Anonymous said...

Maybe every bottle service should come with a security label, This bottle can be used as a weapon, seeing how a young man seeking a good time got hit in the face with one at this place the other night- so much for a good time!!!
MORE SECURITY PERHAPS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Anonymous said...

I was there last night. It is so trashy there. I used to love this place because I like to dance to hiphop music but the scene has changed. There was a fight between 5-8 guys last night that knocked me and 2 of my friends to the floor. When we went to leave a guy layed on the floor face down and wasn't moving. People just walked over him at times. What the hell is this.. a hit house? The club cleared out early because of the chaos. Never go here its the worst!