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What's Up With Bootsies??

OlderPhiladelphian Jan 26, 2007 12:27 PM

My goodness. First, they opened up as an overpriced hamburger and sausage joint. Price wise they could not compete with Five Guys and and their prices, Loie served a much better hamburger with better ambience. That failed completely. Now it is a full service resturant with higher prices then Matyson which is right across the street. I give them until March 1st to close up forever.

  1. Tonyjlive Jan 26, 2007 05:35 PM

    I'd like to see a good sandwich place in there. Good steaks, hoagies, pork, etc...Too high of rent I guess. Rittenhouse needs a bone in terms of sandwiches.

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      bobo Jan 30, 2007 12:22 PM

      I went to Bootsie's recently for lunch. No specials. two apps., two lunch portion entrees, two soft beverages, one dessert. $60. pre-gratuity.

      On price alone I am not motivated to go back.

      I'll let a more established member do an actual food review.

      The house white was a Modavi Pinot Grigio that sells for $9 a bottle at the liquor store.

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        Steinfilled Jan 30, 2007 04:59 PM

        I'm going there on Friday for lunch. I'll give a review on the meal. The gourmet hamburger thing didn't seem to work.

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          PhillyFoodDoc Jan 30, 2007 05:15 PM

          This place will never last again in this location.
          Had lunch since the redo
          Bad Food
          Bad Space
          Bad Price point

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            Chowtalk Feb 11, 2007 02:30 PM

            Bootsies sucks.....
            Thier valentines dish is

            Shrimp stuffed with duck confit, wrapped in proscuitto and finished with pistachio oil and espresso.

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              bobo Feb 19, 2007 01:48 PM

              Anyone else been ?

              5 Replies
              1. re: bobo
                bobo Dec 3, 2007 12:00 PM

                O of B

                1. re: bobo
                  OlderPhiladelphian Dec 3, 2007 08:36 PM

                  What is O of B????

                  1. re: OlderPhiladelphian
                    bluehensfan Dec 4, 2007 03:12 AM

                    The website says they are closed again.... http://www.bootsiesphilly.com/

                    1. re: bluehensfan
                      Buckethead Dec 5, 2007 11:25 AM

                      Maybe the third time's the charm..

                    2. re: OlderPhiladelphian
                      brightman Dec 5, 2007 11:17 AM

                      O of B = Out of Business

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