Something new for the Main Line: The Bercy, which three years ago brought a polished French brasserie experience to the century-old former bank building at Lancaster Avenue and Station Road in Ardmore, will yield to a modern Italian steakhouse called DePaul’s Table this spring.
“DePaul” is Anthony DePaul, a restaurant veteran with stops in Atlantic City (including Marc Forgione’s American Cut Steakhouse) and for the last six years at The ChopHouse in Gibbsboro. He partnered with Bercy owners Justin Weathers and Joe Monnich.
Design work, under Dominika Chanc of Partum Interiors, is beginning on the dramatic, three-story building, which was Primavera Pizza Kitchen. Before 1994, it was Haverford Trust Co.
In a statement, they say they are going for “brighter, lighter and fresher take on Center City classic steakhouses,” including the high-touch maitre d’ experience that has been largely lost during the pandemic.
Executive chef Jose Galicia, from The ChopHouse, will oversee a menu of dry-aged Pat LaFrieda beef, chops, seafood, and big salads. Show-stopper: a 48-ounce tomahawk steak brought to the table for inspection before it’s returned to the kitchen for grilling.
Weathers’ and Monnich’s other holdings in the suburbs include three Stove & Tap restaurants, Al Pastor in Exton, and Revival Pizza Pub, coming to Chester Springs this summer.
Ardmore, meanwhile, is seeing a boom with the spring openings of Lola’s Garden and DanDan in nearby Suburban Square.