Iron Chef Jose Graces Brings Personal Touch to Radnor’s Amada


A table of food available at Amada in Radnor
Image via Amada

The Main Line has seen its share of great chefs opening restaurants here, writes Caroline O’Halloran for Savvy Main Line.

“Top Chef” winner Nick Elmi opened Lark in Bala Cynwyd.  Philly chef Mar Vei brought Fiore Rosso, an Italian steakhouse to Bryn Mawr.

Now Iron Chef Jose Garces has hit the ground running with Amada in Radnor, a suburban version of his iconic Old City restaurant that took a James Beard “Best Chef” award in 2009.

Garces considers Amada, his first solo effort, a project “near and dear to his heart.”

Amada brings fresh flavors to the Main Line—Andalusian tapas with a new Spanish Colonial Revival look.

The restaurant features earth tones and glowing lit lanterns, giving off a warm and inviting feeling.

Amada is named for Garces’ Ecuadorian grandmother and the celebrity chef plans to spend time at the restaurant.

The Radnor restaurant differs from the Center City location with the addition of a rolling cart offering tableside gin and tonics.

The Radnor locale also has two MBRASA charcoal ovens used by the best chefs in Spain to create a char coating to the meal.

Read more about the Amada in Radnor and chef Jose Garces at Savvy Main Line.

Here’s a review of Jose Garces’ Amada restaurant in Philadelphia.

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