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spyturtle008 Aug 14, 2006 06:45 PM

Looking to try a new spot near Rittenhouse Square, which shouldn't be too tall of an order considering I've only been to Audrey Claire's... Must be veg-friendly (no fish / seafood). I've scanned a few menus for some of the oft-mentioned Rittenhouse spots on this board (Matyson's, etc.), and haven't seen too many spots with at least a handful of veg options. One that jumped out at me so far was Friday Saturday Sunday:


I can't recall many postings about this place and a search doesn't turn up anything recent - any thoughts about FSS, or ideas about other places to try?

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    Bride of the Juggler Aug 14, 2006 07:04 PM

    FriSatSun is a nice neighborhood restaurant, that usually has a vegetarian dish or two. Some recent interesting specials included a chilled plum soup, and a salad with golden beets. They also have nice homemade desserts. It's definitely worth trying.

    I would also try L2, which does a great fried tomato appetizer, nice big salads, and also a great eggplant parm that is often the veggie special of the day, which is not heavy or greasy. Thank you.

    1. saturninus Aug 14, 2006 09:09 PM

      As a vegetarian working in CC, I would reccomend against Friday Saturday Sunday.

      I ate there once (2 years ago though) and found it too dark to see! It was a little run down as well.
      I ordered the vegetarian chilli, which was not good. Big chunks of veggies in a so-so sauce, not worth much at all. And it's not cheap.

      Let me make some other Rittenhouse veggie-friendly reccomendations.

      Caffe Casta Diva - plenty of vegetarian options at this Italian restaurant
      Lolita - although I haven't been, I hear that 2 dishes can be converted into vegetarian and it says so right on the menu, mexican
      Pietro's - not bad for pizza or salad, italian
      Continental Midtown - i'll admit i love rad na chicken (substituted with tofu) and the wasabi mashed potatoes
      Nodding Head - great salads, avoid the veggie burger

      1. joluvscards Aug 15, 2006 03:57 PM

        FSS is smoker friendly.... nuff said?

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          kd592 Aug 15, 2006 07:38 PM

          dmitri's, cafe habana, tria...

          1. spyturtle008 Aug 21, 2006 08:57 PM

            Thanks, all, for the additional veg-friendly suggestions. Will definitely make note and report back! We did keep our reservation for FSS and I was pleased -- I liked the atmosphere, dark as it was. I think 'cozy' would be the best word. The highlights were definitely the five leaf salad with honey and goat cheese -- the vinagrette and the honey mixed perfectly -- and the mango/banana bread pudding w/ whiskey creme. Service was good. I wish I could've tried their chilled soup -- don't see enough of those -- but it was ginger apple & carrot and my dining buddy is allergic to 2/3 of the key ingrediencts. But I'm very much looking forward to trying the allegedly much better spots that have been recommended :) .

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            1. re: spyturtle008
              G Goo Aug 21, 2006 10:48 PM

              I've seen some scathing reviews of Friday Saturday Sunday on this board in the past, of which I've never agreed. I've had quite a few memorable meals there; only disappointed once. I also think the dimly lit, and small upstairs room is cozy. If you go again try their mushroom soup. Outstanding. Not sure if it's veg friendly.

            2. rabidog Aug 24, 2006 01:25 AM

              mush soup = NOT vege. from their website:
              Cream of Mushroom Soup 7-
              Kennett Square mushrooms, chicken broth, cognac & cream

              i can often be found late nights at the upstairs bar. i haven't tried their dinner yet, but i can't wait to. the upstairs dining room and bar are both adorable; one of the most romantic places i've seen in this city.

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