Neil Stein's newest: Avenue B
God, Philadelphia has become the a battle ground for restaurant giants. Seems as though anyone with one good restaurant feels the need to build five more :cough: Steve Starr and Neil Stein :cough: I was just walking down avenue of the arts yesterday and noticed the Neil Stein's newest creation Avenue B. Just wondering if anyone's eaten there yet or heard anything about it. I checked out his website and there's no info up on it yet. Is it as expensive as I've been hearing?! Anyway, thanks.
I had a business lunch at Avenue B on Friday. Food and atmosphere were excellent. Lunch was priced moderately at $25pp for a wonderful appetizer/soup, main course, and dessert selection. Service was good but should improve over time. It was obvious that Avenue B is new as the lunch crowd was sparse but we were told that they pack them in for dinner. I will definely add this location to my short list for future business lunches and I'd highly recommend to others.
A reliable friend was there with a group. He said that the food was excellent, and that no one had any compaints. However, it is pricey; his entree, a veal chop, was $35.00.
Since we know of plenty of places that are good but expensive, we'll stick to our favorites that are excellent and not expensive, such as Nan, Marco's and Tre Scalini.