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Mar 8, 2007 07:00 PM

Upscale Lunch in Philly

I am travelling to Philly with a group of 10 or more and seeking an upscale place for lunch. There is a wide age span and I would like to find a menu that offers great salads, creative sandwiches as well as main plate meals such chicken, steak and fish---in an indoor, comfortable, relatively high-end atmosphere. Seeking high-end but not over the top fancy. (We are celebrating a college graduation). Center city would probably work best as we are staying at the Four Seasons. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. I love going to Buddakan for lunch- great salads, fish and meat. Another great spot would be Oceanaire. With the Fountain, Lacroix and Le Bec- you are looking at very fancy- but amazing food.

    Other good options may be Brasserie Perrier, Fork & morimoto.

    1. The Oceanaire is probably not the spot you'd want--it's a chain, and though a good chain, if you're going out to celebrate something special, I'd go with something uniquely Philly.

      Lacroix has an excellently priced prix fixe business lunch, but it may not meet your needs well--the purpose of it is to get you in and out quickly--they offer the plates within 15 minutes. And, the lunch fare is more unreliable than dinner.

      Le Bec may be hard to get a reservation at. The Brasserie, on the other hand, is probably more doable and has a nice prix fixe menu.

      Fork has a great lunch menu... may be a good choice. Morimoto is also good, but isn't going to have the fare you're wanting.

      I've had several good lunches at Matyson, so it might be a good choice.

      I've never been to Buddakan for lunch, so can't comment.