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Restaurant for rehearsal dinner close to Ace Conference Center in Lafayette Hill?

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wmcnair Sep 12, 2006 08:25 PM

Can anyone recommend a moderately priced restaurant for a rehearsal dinner that is within easy driving distance (10-20 minutes) of the Ace Conference Center in Lafayette Hill? A liquor license is a must and the menu choices should appeal to those who may not be adventurous eaters. Thanks.

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    JanR Sep 12, 2006 09:05 PM

    The General Lafayette Inn is nearby. Also, you will be close to Chestnut Hill, which has a few restaurants.

    1. AmblerGirl Sep 12, 2006 09:33 PM

      I looked into the General Lafayette Inn to host a bridal shaower and was very happy with it. Nice atmosphere (downstairs) and reasonable prices. They offer a nice buffet option if your party is larger.

      1. G Goo Sep 13, 2006 01:59 AM

        And great beer at the General Lafayette!

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          pierpont Sep 13, 2006 03:26 AM

          Persian Grill
          637 Germantown Pike
          Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
          (610) 825-2705
          URL: http://www.persiangrill.net/

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            jcmods Sep 13, 2006 12:58 PM

            Persian Grill is very good, but we took some non-advenuturous types there and they really hated it. Didn't even finish their food. Even kebabs are weirdly spiced.

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              joluvscards Sep 14, 2006 01:04 PM

              We are very adventurous and thought Persian grill stunk. The kabobs were ok. Everything else was mediocre. The service was terrible. We waited 45 minutes to get the server's attention for a check then waited another 15 minutes for them to bring it to the table.

              1. re: joluvscards
                jcmods Sep 14, 2006 01:12 PM

                I agree you gotta stick with the kebobs. Too much fruit otherwise.

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            wmcnair Sep 13, 2006 01:28 PM

            Thanks for the information on The General Lafayette Inn. I'll definitely check it out. What is the general consensus on Thomas' in Manayunk? Please forgive my ignorance - I'm from New Jersey. Thanks again.

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              DanielleM Sep 13, 2006 01:59 PM

              I would say Thomas's is not what you are looking for. The food is generally bad.

              Perhaps look into Solaris Grille in Chestnut Hill, or maybe Cin Cin? I think that place "Rollers" also does lots of private parties, but I've never eaten there.

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              JanR Sep 13, 2006 03:48 PM

              I'd go with Roller's over Solaris any day. Food at Solaris is one step above a chain restaurant.

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                AmblerGirl Sep 13, 2006 04:07 PM

                I agree about Solaris - overpriced, over rated, and really bad service! I think the only reason they get customers is location, there really are not many good restaurants in Chestnut Hill. That is disappointing because it is such a great area.

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                  DanielleM Sep 13, 2006 08:27 PM

                  Agreed -- but one thing Solaris does have going for it is a nice atmosphere.

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                JanR Sep 13, 2006 04:23 PM

                I'm always hoping for better restaurants in Chestnut Hill. Any news on the sale of Citrus? I really like that place. Also, the new byob Cafe Barcelona is pretty good.

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                  JanR Sep 14, 2006 04:28 PM

                  Just thought of another one which might be very nice for you. Cresheim Cottage Cafe, in Mt. Airy, right past Chestnut Hill. On Germantown Ave. Very cozy and very good food in an historic building. One room has a fireplace

                  www.cresheimcottage.com

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                    omalley Oct 17, 2006 04:03 PM

                    hello- I stumbled on this thread while also searching for a rehearsal dinner location. Have you booked a place for your dinner? if yes, which location did you choose and would you recommend it?

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