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Seared black bass with rainbow chard, potatoes, radishes, green garlic-parsley jus that’s bright yellow and shown from above.
Seared black bass with rainbow chard, potatoes, radishes, green garlic-parsley jus at Lola’s Garden
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Look Inside Lola’s Garden, an Airy Indoor-Outdoor Restaurant Opening on the Main Line

Avram Hornik’s newest venture overlooks Ardmore’s Suburban Square and will focus on local dishes with big flavor from Russet’s Andrew Wood

The folks behind Morgan’s Pier, Harper’s Garden, Juno, and several other food and drink destinations in Philly will open their first suburban restaurant — a 237-seat indoor/outdoor space focusing on wine on tap and fresh, local ingredients — in Ardmore this week. Called Lola’s Garden, the 1,800-square-foot restaurant (with a 2,500-square-foot outdoor patio) will occupy a prime central location in the Suburban Square shopping complex, right where a Kate Spade store used to be.

The restaurant is the latest endeavor from FCM Hospitality, the restaurant group owned by Avram Hornik. Hornik has opened dozens of restaurants in Philly and on the Delaware riverfront over the past 20-plus years, but this will be his first big one in the suburbs, close to where he grew up. For the menu, Hornik recruited chef Andrew Wood of Russet, the farm-to-table BYOB on Spruce Street that closed in the summer of 2019. It will feature “honest local ingredients” with a focus on sustainability, and according to Wood, his dishes will put an emphasis on “simple, clean, big flavors.” The interior design, which was handled internally by Hornik and his team, will reflect the energy of the menu — an airy feel, accordion windows, and a lush, greenhouse-inspired space.

Menu highlights include the Lola burger with pickled beets and mustard aioli, a seared sea scallops salad, and grilled duck breast with local mushrooms and cipollini agrodolce. The entirety of the beverage menu will be sourced from Pennsylvania, with wine on tap by the glass or carafe. Lola’s will be open for dinner and small bites starting today, April 14, with brunch and lunch service coming at the beginning of May.

a restaurant dining room with green chairs and amber wood and rolling windows Eddy Marenco
a bar at a restaurant with thatched back counter stools and wine on tap Eddy Marenco
Seared scallops on a bed of salad with French fries next to it
Seared scallop salad at Lola’s Garden
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A burger with shaved red onion, grated carrots,pickled beets, cucumber, iceberg lettuce,aged cheddar, mustard aioli, sesame roll,french fries 
The Lola burger, with shaved red onion, grated carrots, pickled beets, cucumber, iceberg lettuce, aged cheddar and mustard aioli on a sesame roll
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An apple tart with pistachio crumble plated with a fork to the left
An apple tart with pistachio crumble
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four colorful cocktails with sprigs of rosemary, berries, and edible flowers Eddy Marenco
A big restaurant interior with blonde tables and chairs and twinkle lights hanging above
Inside Lola’s Garden
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outside seating at lola’s garden with black awnings and bistro chairs Eddy Marenco
the outside of lola’s garden overlooking a blue fountain with yellow daffodils
The view from the Square
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Lola’s Garden is now open for dinner service at 51 St. Georges Road in Ardmore. It will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. until May 3, after which it will be open seven days a week for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Website.

Lola's Garden

51 Saint Georges Road, , PA 19003 (484) 412-8011 Visit Website

Russet

1521 Spruce Street, , PA 19102 (215) 546-1521 Visit Website

Morgan's Pier

221 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, , PA 19123 (215) 279-7134 Visit Website

Harper's Garden

31 South 18th Street, , PA 19103 (267) 886-8552 Visit Website

The Landing Kitchen

617 Righters Ferry Road, , PA 19004 (484) 434-8765 Visit Website

Juno

1033 Spring Garden Street, , PA 19123 (267) 639-2892 Visit Website

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