36 Chestnut Rd (Chestnut Village Shoppes)
Paoli, PA 19301
Overview: Standard Chinese eat-in / take-out… a step above places that have pictures of the food on the menu, but a step below Margaret Kuo and Yang Ming.
Food: All the basics that you’d expect. Our only “beef” with Hong Garden is that they use way more filler than beef, so an order of Hunan Beef, for example, has far more water chestnuts and bamboo shoots than actual beef. (This, of course, is a common occurrence these days at any Chinese restaurant, so it should be noted that Hong Garden is no worse than most of the rest.)
Ambiance: A little dated, but open with lots of windows. Large fish tanks with ginormous goldfish will keep the kids and kids-at-heart happy while they wait.