Need a nice place for lunch in downtown Philly...
Hi, I need a nice place for lunch to take my girlfriend to lunch. Looking for a place with good, ideally conversation inducing ambiance (re: Not Steve Starr) and, above all, good food. All reccommendations are a appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Sadly, Pasion is not open for lunch any longer. For a truly special lunch, the fountain is my pick. We also had a very nice lunch at Novelty in Old City. It has a french bistro feel with large open windows and light airy atmosphere. The food was pretty good too. Another good lunch place is Bistro San Tropez. Great atmosphere with very nice salads and lunch entrees.
A small group of women from my Computer Club have lunch downtown every couple of months.
We have tried several places but keep returning to Capital Grille. The atmosphere is pleasant, service is excellent and not obtrusive, and the food is good. The lunch menu includes salads and seafood, and prices are not outrageous.
If it is someone's birthday, that person gets a free dessert. Also, if you are a subscriber to the Philadelphia Orchestra, you get a free fried calimari appetizer, which is absolutely delicious.
Even without the freebies, we like it there. We are able to hear each other talk.
For something plainer and quite pleasant - good salads - we like Ernesto's 1521 Cafe at 1521 Spruce.
I love Siam Cuisine, 925 Arch Street, 215-922-7135. It has delightful food, soft lighting, and an ambiance that lends itself to quiet conversation. After a hectic morning, it's an oasis of tranquility and good food before you head back to work for the afternoon!