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Need Old City advice - Philly

sylviag Mar 20, 2007 11:18 AM

We will be going to the Arden in a few weeks for the 8:00 performance. We don't get to that neighborhood very often. Where - close by - should we have dinner?
We've always liked Chloe, but I prefer a place that takes reservations, especially since it will be First Friday.
Thanks in advance.

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  1. G Goo RE: sylviag Mar 20, 2007 11:48 AM

    Mandoline - 200 block of Chestnut, I think. Had a nice meal there a couple weeks back. BYOB.

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      Hungryin theBurbs RE: sylviag Mar 20, 2007 12:14 PM

      I agree with the Mandoline rec - a lovely small BYO with a creative menu. The lobster truffle mac and cheese appetizer is terrific, as is the goat cheese pistachio cake. The menu is small, but varied. Nice atmosphere.

      If you don't want BYO, Amada is right there, a block from Mandoline. If you go on the early side, it isn't too noisy.

      Another great BYO on Third is Bistro 7.

      They are all great and all take reservations.

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        JT007 RE: Hungryin theBurbs Mar 20, 2007 12:37 PM

        I would add Fork at 3rd and Market, which has a great wine list and bar for drinks

        Zento, 100 block of Chestnut, for sushi and other Japanese dishes

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          Just Me RE: Hungryin theBurbs Apr 10, 2007 05:55 PM

          Amada is a great choice but they might have issue getting a reservation on a first Friday. You should call NOW.

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