7 East Lancaster Ave | Ardmore, PA 19003
Justin Weathers and Joe Monnich, former Stephen Starr alums and current partners in Stove & Tap in Lansdale and Al Pastor in Exton, announce the opening of The Bercy at 7 East Lancaster Avenue in the former Haverford Trust building. The building, which was erected in the 1920’s, most recently housed Primavera Pizza Kitchen.
A modern take on the classic French brasserie, The Bercy is named for a neighborhood in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. The restaurant is open for lunch, dinner, weekday breakfast and weekend brunch, providing all-day dining and café options, seven days a week.
Monnich is the former executive chef of Parc and The Dandelion and previously held positions with Jean-Georges, Lacroix and Susanna Foo. Weathers held various roles within the Starr Restaurant Group, working at Parc, The Dandelion, and Continental Mid-town. The two met as the opening team at Parc. Austin Schafer, a Garces alum, most recently at Amada, will serve as Chef de Cuisine.
The Bercy features approachable, classically inspired brasserie cuisine, intentionally juxtaposed with the restaurant’s grand interior environment. Monnich’s culinary direction is rooted in simple cooking techniques that allow great ingredients to speak for themselves. The menu features a selection of wood-fired rotisserie, freshly extruded pastas, and an array of steakhouse style cuts. Additionally, the bar area extends into an open raw bar showcasing daily selections of fresh oysters and seafood. Gluten-free and vegan options are plentiful.
The Bercy includes 240 seats throughout the 10,000 square foot restaurant, and features three unique spaces for private dining and parties, with ample room for large group gatherings.
The Bercy is intended to be 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.