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Plymouth Metting Tonight

saturninus Sep 29, 2006 03:46 PM

Three friends and I will be seeing a movie in Plymouth Meeting tonight and we need a reccomendation for dinner around 9. Anything worthwhile? Preferably non-chain.

As many of you know I am a vegetarian, but the other diners eat everything.

  1. saturninus Oct 2, 2006 03:00 PM

    I ended up having a very nice meal at From the Boot.
    Although we had to wait for half an hour, the woman at the front was very friendly.
    The garlic rolls were wonderful, and right out of the oven.
    Service was friendly and energetic but a little brash. When we asked for a bucket to put our wine in, she went grabbed a glass of ice and slammed it on our table. Other than that everything was good.
    They were very busy.
    I ordered the penne primavera. Although the vegetables weren't alarmingly fresh, the white wine sauce was flavorful (and there was a lot of it, maybe too much). My friends ordered chicken, pizza and a meat pasta dish.
    Everyone was happy, the prices were very good.
    I'll definately return.

    1. Den Sep 29, 2006 08:01 PM

      Contrary to another poster I would not call From the Boot a "red sauce" place. It's much better than that. We eat there all the time but do takeout because the waits can be long. Bluefin going the other direction on Germantown was and remains excellent but let's face it, raw fish that's edible is expensive. Another place you might try is Lucky Dog on Germantown Pike also in Lafayette Hill. It's a tavern with an interesting menu that's good and not too expensive.

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      1. re: Den
        JanR Sep 29, 2006 08:12 PM

        Food isn't bad at Lucky Dog but be prepared to wait forever for a table. They don't take reservations and on weekends it's a madhouse.

      2. p
        pamd Sep 29, 2006 06:51 PM

        From the Boot has tasty eggplant parm and LOVE the garlic rolls! Unfortunately they recently stopped serving the house salad with the meals (other stuff I enjoy there isn't vegetarian friendly)I'd go there, or Bluefin if more in the sushi mood.

        1. JanR Sep 29, 2006 05:34 PM

          I haven't been to From the Boot in awhile but as I recall it's southern Italian food and pizza. Very good. BYOB.

          1. AmblerGirl Sep 29, 2006 04:55 PM

            I second the vote for Blue Fin. I was there about a month ago and it was really good, so I do not think they slipped. I'd also vote for Fayette STreet Grill in Conshi, which is pretty close to Plymouth Meeting. $31 fixed price 3 course menu, BYO. I've been there a few times and love it!

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            1. re: AmblerGirl
              saturninus Sep 29, 2006 06:09 PM

              What's the other restaurant in Coshy people love but is hard to find? It has a bar, etc. Very popular...

              1. re: saturninus
                kiwijen Sep 29, 2006 07:07 PM

                Pepperoncini? That's the one I kept hearing about last year.

                1. re: saturninus
                  jcmods Sep 29, 2006 07:11 PM

                  It's not THAT hard to find. You just don't expect a restaurant to be in this warehouse factory district. If you were headed FROM Ridge Pike on Fayette you would make a left at Elm Street (just before the bridge). I'd say it's about 4 blocks and the restaurant will be on your left. (There's some little Christmas Tree type thing in the window which helps you to spot it).


                  1. re: jcmods
                    saturninus Sep 29, 2006 07:19 PM

                    How do the prices compare to From the Boot? I think that's where my friends are leaning.

                    1. re: saturninus
                      JanR Sep 29, 2006 07:40 PM

                      I think From the Boot might be cheaper and it is byob while Pepperoncini has a bar. If you go to Pepperoncini, try to sit all the way in the back if you want to talk. The bar gets noisy.

                      1. re: saturninus
                        jcmods Sep 29, 2006 08:36 PM

                        Not sure about the Boot, but Pepperoncini's pasta entrees are around $12 and the things like Veal Oscar are like high teens low 20's. Appetizers are probably around $6-8. I highly recommend the calamari.

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                  Main Line Tracey Sep 29, 2006 04:29 PM

                  I really like the Chinese buffet in the Plymouth meeting mall. You access it from the outside of the mall (around the back). For lunch they have these AWESOME fried scallops, and when I go for dinner I sometimes ask and they will be super nice and give me a plate. Their cold salmon with mango chutney is great and their duck is good too. They have many good items, a variety of vegetarian (their string beans are great).

                  It is casual and not too expensive. I have been to some buffets where all the food tastes kind of the same. Here, each dish has its own taste. (I wish that I remembered the name of the darn place)

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                  1. re: Main Line Tracey
                    saturninus Sep 29, 2006 04:49 PM

                    That sounds good but we are looking for a sit down meal.

                  2. r
                    rumdrinks Sep 29, 2006 04:14 PM

                    I second From the Boot.

                    1. JanR Sep 29, 2006 03:59 PM

                      Non-chain restaurants are hard to find in Plymouth Meeting. I have never been, but keep hearing raves about Blue Fin. In nearby Lafayette Hill, there is From the Boot and Kimono Sushi House in the same shopping center. I'm guessing you could get vegetarian food at both of these. Also, if you go up Walton Rd (right near the mall) to Skippack Pike you will be in Blue Bell. There is the Blue Horse and Allison. I would say it's no more than 10 minutes from the mall.

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                      1. re: JanR
                        saturninus Sep 29, 2006 04:47 PM

                        I need to look into Blue Fin and From The Boot. They just might fit the bill. What kind of food is at From The Boot? Is it true that Blue Fin has slipped?

                        1. re: saturninus
                          G Goo Sep 29, 2006 07:32 PM

                          From The Boot is good red gravy Italian. I've never been there on a Fri or Sat Night without a wait.....be forewarned.

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