Two downtown restaurateurs — Rob Wasserman (Rouge, 500 Degrees) and chef Michael Schulson (Sampan, Izakaya) — have ventured into the Main Line with The Saint James (30 Parking Plaza, Ardmore, 610-649-6200), an American bistro in Suburban Square.
Since I’m talking retail: Chris Sheffield of SLDesign created an open, lived-in look, with a skylight foyer, wooden tables, leather- and wool-covered booths, and white brick walls. It’s an amalgam of Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel, with a dash of Anthropologie.
There's outdoor seating on a patio.
Wasserman and Schulson intend this as a family friendly destination that also works for date-nighters. Matt Moon (ex-Talula’s Table) is executing an accessible menu whose top entree is priced at $22. Bar is stocked with wines (by glass and bottle), local craft beers, and cocktails.
It’s open at 4 p.m. for dinner; hours go later toward the end of the week. Lunch is a few weeks out.