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Trax Restaurant & Cafe

27 W. Butler Pike (Main St.) Send to Phone
Neighborhood gem right on track in Ambler.

Dinner Tues.-Sat.

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Trax Restaurant & Cafe Restaurant Review

: Sourcing local, seasonal ingredients isn't anything new for Trax chef-owner Steven Waxman. The former wine merchant turned chef has been doing exactly that since he opened this cozy neighborhood gem in 1998. Housed in the restored Ambler train station, Trax exudes a friendly vibe as soothing as the clickety-clack of the train taking commuters from Philly to their homes in the northern 'burbs. Working with farms like Maple Acres, or when weather permits, harvesting from his own garden, Waxman delivers solid American fare with graceful attention to detail. Diners can enjoy house-smoked bacon in the iceberg lettuce wedge salad, the eye-popping color of fire-roasted peppers and locally made mozzarella, and the hint of spice in the rémoulade accompanying the crab cakes. Waxman has to play to his audience, which tends to be on the conservative side, especially on his list of house-made desserts. But you can't go wrong with choices like dark chocolate mousse, apple crisp or a brownie sundae with vanilla ice cream. BYOB.


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