If you’re looking for a menu that’s both eclectic and economical, look no further than Mixx(789 E. Lancaster Ave.) in Villanova.
Just a short R5 ride out of Philly, Mixx is a chic restaurant geared toward a young demographic. Upon first walking in, the restaurant resembles a trendy Manhattan eatery complete with exposed brick walls, modern furniture and dim lighting. Sunny yellows among the wall décor contrast the black and white furniture of the restaurant, and create a youthful and hip environment.
The menu blends comfort food with the sophistication of an urban hot spot. As the restaurant is geared toward a younger crowd, it’s best to start the meal with an appetizer to share. The hummus and pita bread platter was ideal for the group; not too filling, but perfect for a table eagerly anticipating their entrees.
The main course arrived promptly following the appetizer, and each plate featured generous portions. Highlights on the varied menu included the Filet Mignon burger and the Crab Meat Linguine. The food was tasty and the fact that each dish was under ten dollars made it all the more enjoyable.
Mixx’s menu is the product of its corporate chef and its chef de cuisine. Takao Iinuma, the corporate chef, was born and raised in Japan. He trained at the Hattori Nutrition College and competed on Iron Chef Japan. Chef de cuisine Chay Anuwat trained at the Art Institute of Philadelphia. Together, they’ve created a menu that is both eclectic and reasonably priced, as well as perfect for a college student on a budget.
The wait staff was quick and efficient, though somewhat over eager. Several members of the staff approached the table multiple times to ensure the meal was going well. Being that the restaurant is so new, it is understandable that they would want to make sure things were running smoothly.
Mixx is the latest establishment opened by Win and Sutida Soomboonsong. The couple owns several restaurants along the main line, including Mikadoin Ardmore.
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