Trax Restaurant & Cafe

Good evening friends! I wanted to share with you another one of my fabulous Uwishunu dining experiences!

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The Trax Cafe is a quaint little restaurant that used to be the home of an old train station, and is now the location of a warm and cozy spot where people come to enjoy great food and take in the old town feel of Ambler.

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One unique feature that the Trax cafe offers is that the restaurant is right next to the R-5 train tracks, which are currently active.

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Fiancé and I our meal outside on a lovely evening and got to see the trains go by full of people coming home from work.

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With the recent lovely weather now that summer is here, I love a restaurant that offers indoor and outdoor seating options.

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I opt to sit outside whenever possible, but the inside of Trax Restaurant is just as unique as the outside seats.

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Sitting outside you get more of the train-rushing-by-you experience. Sitting inside, you get dim lights, a massive fireplace and romantic nooks to sit with a friend or date, and enjoy a great meal after a long day.

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Aside from the history of the location, and the great seating inside and out, the food at Trax is definitely something worth talking about too. Executive Chef Steve Waxman creates a menu filled with classic American favorites like Barbecued Baby Back Ribs as well as popular selections like Crab Cakes, Rack of Lamb and Veal Chops.

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Fiancé and I enjoyed our dinner on the porch, which was lovely. Trax is a BYO establishment so we made sure to hit up the Wine & Spirits store for a nice bottle of wine before we came. Everything on the menu goes splendidly with wine!

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First up on the menu was a spot of soup. I love the little mini cup it was served in! So Cute!

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Next up was the goat cheese salad – Seasonal mixed greens, house balsamic vinaigrette, warmed goat cheese fritter. I love goat cheese!

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Cheers to enjoying a lovely meal in the summer sun!

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Next up on the menu was an asparagus crepe. It was incredible.

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For dinner I enjoyed the crab cakes, which were amazing, the sauce was out of this world!

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Fiancé enjoyed the Barbecued Baby Back Ribs, but at our server’s suggestion for the nightly special, the ribs were topped over a piece of chicken!

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It was a meal full of delicious meat. As a rule of dining out – always listen to your servers suggestions. I’ve never been led astray.

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Just as we finished dinner the night began to fall.

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Our evening ended with some delicious desserts, which were just as good as the rest of the meal. We enjoyed chocolate mousse! Yum!

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Trax Restaurant & Cafe
27 W Butler Pike, Ambler, PA 19002
(215) 591-9777
www.traxcafe.com

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2 Comments

  • Reply ladypurpl June 16, 2010 at 11:24 am

    What a lovely little spot! I love the idea of siting outside and watching the trains go by – the food looked amazing as well.

  • Reply amanda June 17, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    oh my goodness. i have driven passed and parked outside trax a trillion times! i always wondered what it was like inside and how the food was. it looks divine! i'm so grateful for this review. i need to write for iwishunu.

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