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Hi -

I know that there are a lot of 'visiting Philly' posts but I am having a hard time sorting through all the restaurant options. My boyfriend and I will be in Philadelphia from February, Friday the 10th to Sunday the 12th. We're staying at the Hyatt Downtown. I'm looking for: affordable ($25 - $35 pp) BYOB; Italian, New American, bistro, and anything specifically Philadelphia. We eat a lot of sushi, Thai, Chinese in NYC so not really looking for that. By the price we're not looking for 'fancy' but charming is always nice. It seems like Chloe and Marigold may fit our budget and desires and just wondering what everyone thinks. Also, breakfast recommendations. We like to walk and have no problem cabbing it around. Also, willing to go a little above $ range but don't want to spend more than $100 pre-tip (we're poor grad students)

Thanks and I'm looking forward to visiting Philadelphia!

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  1. Chloe is great but they do not take resos so you might wait. Pumpkin at 17th and south is good. Dmitri's at 3rd st is another good one but no resos there either. Breakfast not really sure, haven't worked in the city in some time.

    1. chloe is good and so is dmitri's at 3rd but neither take reservaions so u might wait. Pumpkin is good at 17th and south. not sure about breakfast.

      1. Try breakfast at least one day (Fri or Sat) at the Dutch Eating Place at Reading Terminal Market on 12th and Filbert Sts. Awesome, big, fluffy pancakes that can't be missed.

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        1. re: Bluehensfan

          ....and the best creamed chipped beef EVER

        2. A favorite BYOB is Tre Scalini on 11th Street. If you get a chance, go to Tony Luke's on Oregon Avenue and get an Italian roast pork sandwich with broccoli rabe and sharp provolone.

          1. Pumpkin is better than good. It's affordable and has a fabulous menu that changes daily. It's the best restaurant in the city. Forget the "big names" and hotel restaurants, this place is a charming, friendly byob with lots to offer!