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General Info
Widely acclaimed as one of the dozen best restaurants in Greater Philadelphia, the gorgeous 450-seat Yangming is a true dining destination. Chefs MuYang Shen and Vincent Vaughn, with restaurateur Michael Wei, have produced a menu of delights, the finest authentic Chinese, impeccably prepared French-inspired dishes, and the sublime fusion cuisine which has earned Yangming its national reputation. An award-winning wine list, a friendly and expert wait staff, and the finest steaks, poultry and seafood, make any visit to Yangming a meal to remember.
Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Thu:
Fri - Sat:
Sun:
Payment method
amex, debit, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
$$
Neighborhood
Bryn Mawr
Languages
Chinese, English
Categories
Restaurants, Asian Restaurants, Banquet Halls & Reception Facilities, Caterers, Chinese Restaurants, Fine Dining Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Asian, Chinese

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Specialties: American Restaurant, Cocktail Parties, Bridal, Sales Meetings, Weddings, Banquets, Dances, Corporate Meetings, American Food, Company Meetings, Business Meetings, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Wedding Events

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phjenni

03/29/2010

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Overall
$50 mistake

I went to Yangming for a celebratory dinner with my sister. We order the Peking Duck, some cocktail etc.. we decided it what the heck, it was a big celebration, so we ordered a bottle of the Menu vintage Dom Perignon, we were told the vintage on the menu was not available but the next vintage was, We were charge the price for the Older vintage, any sommelier will tell you that is not what should have happened, they should have charged much less since the two Vintages were both available.

imsddes

01/11/2010

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My favorite Chinese restaurant.

I have eaten at Yangming several times over the past few years, and it continues to be the best Chinese Restaurant I have experienced. The dining area is very pleasant and elegant. I had the Golden Crabmeat purse for an appetizer. It was interesting to look at, and wonderful to eat. The Firecracker veal was just spicy enough and very good.
I have tried and love just about all of the desserts. I especially like the creme brulee.
The service has always been A1, pleasant and attentive.

lanierwill

11/09/2009

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terrible expeience

First of all I am an associate pastor, and my wife is an business owner.We eat out pretty regularly from Morimoto downtown
to tao in Manhattan, and I can confidently say this was one of if not the most unauthentic chinese resturaunts we ever experienced, and my wife is asian. The food is take out level at exorbitent prices and from other review i can say
good service will be a toss up. The first red flag was the linguine with i think marinara sauce on the menu, and some assorted mexican dishes, i should have trusted my instincts and got up and left. Our waiter practically threw our plates at us, took our orders with an attitude, and basically showed us that serving us was very painful to him. My wife was extremely offended and upset, our children seemed uncomfortable, We have two at Shipely, and two at Episcopal and i would say they are pretty well adjusted children, and i hated seeing them put in that situation,feeling unwanted there. I being a minister usually try to down play people with bad attitudes, at which my wife wanted to kick me in my head for not supporting her, but she is right no establishment should have anybody working for them that exhibits this kind of behavior. My children also experienced cramps, and i felt a little queezy after the meal, maybe the food maybe not, but it was as unauthentic as is Bryn mawr is far from China. I recognize Bryn mawr as an upscale community with great shops and food,but this place is an black eye to the community. Suffer the ride and congestion and find a place in china town if you want to get the best for your money.

JerseyFarmer

11/14/2008

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Overall
The quality of the food has dropped substantially.

The quality has dropped decidedly since our previous visit. My daughter and I had an entrie of shimp and scallops with Chinese vegetables and were very disappointed. The dish was tasteless and what was offered as scallops were large whitish discs that were soft, mushy and tateless. I grew up on seafood and know that the muscle of a scallop should be solid and firm. These pretend scalops had apparently been diced out of some other creature. I know that business are hurting, but I would rather have had one or two real scallops. Sorry we won't be back

summerluv95

02/25/2008

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Overall
Yangming - Truly the Main Line Style

Not only does the food here differ, the company too. Everywhere you look, you can see families gathering together, friends going out for a drink, or people meeting to discuss business. For us, it was family outing. There are chairs in the front for people to wait. We happened to sit in the back, where it was more spacious. The food had a high class quality to it that lived up to its name. It tasted a bit fusion. I would suggest the General Tso Chicken for children and the Crabmeat Fried Rice. You definitely can not forget to try the tiramisu for dessert!

welshrabbit

12/17/2007

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Overall
Good food

The Mongolian lamb here is quite delicious. I have no idea if it's authentic, but it's tasty, that's for sure. There are two sides to this restaurant in the evenings, one for parties consisting only of adults and the other for people with children. The adult side is much nicer and service is better and more attentive. If you go with someone under 21, you will be seated in a back pocket somewhere and a bit less attention will be paid to you. The difference is good and better, not good and bad, though, so either side is fine really. The food is good, the prices are reasonable.

ksiow

11/20/2007

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Overall
Poor service, average food

We booked a table for 5 on a weekend night, and when we arrived, there was no table available. They attempted to seat us in a booth that typically seated 2!!! When we declined the seat, we were asked to wait for about 20 mins further, without apologies.

The food we ordered came promptly and was of acceptable quality. The mouch-touted peking duck was a disappointment! It came in a tortilla wrap, which is totally unauthentic. The wraps should be way smaller, house-made with flour for any credibility. We had much better peking duck in Chinatown for less.

The waitress that served our table was brusque and sloppy. We waited another 10 mins before we got menus, waited again to order. When we asked for cutlery for our children, she simply placed the whole bunch of forks and knives in the middle of the table. We noticed she stopped by a couple of times to ask the next table how the meal went, but we literally had to stop her in her tracks if we wanted our water glasses to be topped up. I only hope we weren't discrimnated against because we are chinese. We ordered a few desserts to share. When the second dessert came, she actually wanted to put the dessert plate on top of the first one!! It was not something I expect nor accept in a restaurant at this price range.
We tipped her 10% of the meal, which was below our standard tip of 20% for decent service. When we left, we could hear the waitress complaining about the tip to her colleague.

iacono100

03/26/2007

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Overall
quality price and service are amazing

My wife and I had our wedding reception at Yang Ming. Being we only had about 100 guests so people were not scrunched into a tight fitting area. I still have people that went to my wedding tell me it was the best food they've ever had for a wedding reception. If you haven't tried it...GO. You'll have a good meal and good service. For desert try the Tiramisu!!!

tony_ardmore

10/28/2006

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good american chinese food, a bar, and very high prices

Ok - Yang Ming - it's in my back yard. Here is the place for a certain group of Main Liners to go to a Chinese Restauarant without having to deal with the any other ethnic elements. What Yang Ming has done is to take ordinary Chinese food and set it in the environment of the Gladwyn Guard House - complete with the ever so essential bar.
Now, don't get me wrong. The food is very nice but certainly not exceptional. The prices are a good bit higher than the average Chinese restaurant. Although, here, you get a nicely carved vegetable in the shape of something fun that you can bring home to the grandkids - if Main Liners dare to ask for a doggy bag.
If you frequent Chinatown - which, I would venture to say, most Yang Ming patrons rarely do, you will find this place almost laughable - at least until you get your bill.
Why do I go there? Well, really because I am often the recipient of gift certificates for the place.
The other sad part is that they ""orientalized"" a local landmark originally built in the colonial style. (My great-grandmother used to buy chicken feed there!)

gantrioch

04/12/2006

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Overall
User review by gantrioch

I ate at Yangming for the first time today, since I had a gift certificate burning a hole in my pocket. I was pleasantly surprised. While the food was very Americanized, I think that the overall tastes were combined very well.

The wonton soup was good but nothing spectacular while the spring rolls were very, very Chinese. I'm more used to Vietnamese spring rolls which makes sense since I'm Viet :-).

My entree was the filet mignon with haricot verts, maitake mushrooms, something that looked and tasted like three potato pierogies, and a red wine reduction. The green beans were somewhat heavily salted but I realize that this was both for taste, obviously, and for texture. I believe that they use sea salt. I was astonished at the amount of maitake mushrooms on my plate, since even with large/bulk purchases they can run sixty dollars a pound.

I recommend Yangming.

waynefoodie

04/09/2006

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Overall
Have to disagree with the Editors

Sure it is Main Line and sure there are timid diners there, but the range of offerings is expansive. I have eaten there over fifty times and have never had a bad meal. Go! You will enjoy. Great for take out when you want to eat in. I love their shrimp offerings in particular. Always a pleasure and you are always welcomed warly and personally.

bakerr

02/25/2005

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Overall
Impressive decor, lovely food.......

I was at Yangming recently after a 10 year absence. I honeslty can't explain why I waited so long in returning! The place is lovely -- and fills up quickly -- and the overall service is wonderful.

True, it is pricey for Chinese...but when you can find something that is 5-star dining, it is worth the price! I'm vegetarian, and they created something that was not on the menu to accomodate me. I plan on making more returns!

luckyd

10/30/2004

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Overall
the best - no contest

call it just chinese, pan-asian or fusion it is always
great with excellent winelist and seasonal specials- delivers a great meal in a demanding area

mnguye01

10/08/2003

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Overall
La creme de la creme

I have been going to Yangming Restaurant for years, and I have seen the good, the bad, and the best. Service has always been superb, the food just keeps getting better, and now they have added a parking lot! SO, head on over to Yangming and eat to your hearts content!

bmr1230

08/20/2003

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Overall
Not Meant for Banquets

This was the first time I ate at Yangming. It was my friend's wedding. This restaurant definitely wasn't designed for banquets. The main dining banquet room and the stage/dance floor were two separate rooms. Half of the guests in the dining room couldn't see the stage at all. The main dining room should hold only 100 people, yet there were 160 of us squeezed in without room to walk. I would go back for a regular dinner, but would warn my friends not to hold any more banquets there.

rickdiehl

05/05/2003

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Overall
Best Restaurant-Anywhere!

From start to finish, this place is the best. We have been there about 6 times in the last two months, and it just keeps getting better. On a couple of weekend nights, we had to wait for a table. But Jim and Matt behind the bar were so much fun, it was hard to get up when our table was ready. Try a chocolate martini or one of their house special cosmopolitans. The food is always great, and the service is phenomenal. Always a great experience.

tonybooch

11/18/2002

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Overall
best chinese in town

easy to get to. Great ambience. Excellent gourmet food - try the crab cakes! reasonable prices. excellent service. if you like it hot, ask for a side of their hot sauce.

coreymoney

09/12/2002

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Overall
Tastey, quality Chinese food

Tastey chinese food, nice environment, good service, no reservation are neccesary, have been to lots of Chinese restaurants and Yang Ming competes with the best of them. Dress code isnt so important...would go at least in khakis...dress to impress if possible.

kalinds

07/29/2002

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Overall
5 Star and Eclectic

This restaurant has never been a disappointment for me. The food is awesome, the wait staff even better. Gunpowder Shrimp and Wild Peppered Lamb will keep you coming back!