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Sep 30, 2006 01:29 AM

Looking for Suggestions for Dinner after the Army Navy Game

Our Midshipman son has got us tickets for the game so we'll be attending this year. It's a special treat for us to see him as well as the game because we live across the country in Santa Barbara, CA. We'd like to take him and some of his friends out for dinner after the game so are looking for a place that's not too expensive - our son loves just about any cuisine but says he thinks that Italian or something American/regional is safe option for a diverse group of Mids. Oh, and we're staying at the Sheraton Society Hill and will be traveling by public transportation.

Thank You!

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  1. A price range per person may help a bit. There are many good restaurants in your area, price will be the deciding factor. We have BYOB's which I'm not sure if your are interested in or not. But they allow you to bring your own alcohol. Usually wine is in tow, and you may bring as much as you would like, it really helps cut down the bill if you like to have a few drinks with dinner. Bisto 7, Hosteria da Elio and Ava are BYOBs in the area which are Italian and solid food also walking distance. Bistro Romano is also good Italian in walking distance, no BYO. Also if you have any idea of how many people you'll be taking out that may help, you will want to make res. for a Saturday night.
    ...I believe all mentioned take reservations

    1. I seond Hostaria da Elio. It's not that big so I would make a reservation right away if the group is fairly large. Would not recommend Bistro Romano. It's a dark, romantic atmosphere and the food isn't great.

      1. Thank you for your suggestions. As my Mid and his friends are not of drinking age - a BYOB for us parents would be great. With the new airline restrictions I doubt if we'll be bringing any Santa Barbara wines with us. Is there a wine shop or liquour store near our hotel? I will try and pin my son down on number of friends and make my reservation soon. I'm sure the city will be hopping for the game.

        1. For a fun time for all you might try The Continental at 2 and Market ( a couple of blocks from your hotel). It is a creative, regional American, fun Martini Bar and small plate unique Bistro. La Famiglia around the corner is good Italian but maybe more than you want to spend.
          You are in a neighborhood replete with MANY restaurants and might want to stroll about and pick a place before the game. Also down near the stadium there are many Italian places (it is South Philly after all)

          1. You might want to consider La Viola. It is a little far from your hotel, but really not to bad (16th and Spruce). It is a very reasonably priced Northern Italian BYO that has really terrific food and a great atmosphere--a little cramped, but that is part of the fun. Plus, they have a terrific, friendly staff. It's a great celebration spot!
            BEAT ARMY.