Need a quiet BYO for dinner
We are organizing a dinner for my work team with our significant others - there will be about a dozen of us in total. We're going dutch and are looking for a not super pricey, low key BYOB with excellent food somewhere in the city. We work in University city but can go pretty much anywhere.
The one catch is we need it to be on the quiet side because one of us is hearing impaired. Your suggestions are very much appreciated!
Marigold Kitchen is right near you and definitely meets your requirements, it may be slightly pricier than what you're looking for but the food is excellent and the atmosphere is subdued. It may be a little small for a group of 12, but I'd definitely call them and see if they can accommodate you.
If you can travel to South Philly, Tre Scalini, at 1915 Passyunk, is in a new location with a very nice upstairs room where they seat their large parties.
We were there recently with a large group - at a round table - and there was just one other group seated up there. We could talk to one another across the large table, and it was a pleasure.
The food there is excellent. Most of us had an appetizer and a pasta, though their veal dishes (veal chop, veal filets, not the medallions) are terrific.
Even if there were more tables upstairs, it wouldn't be noisy because they are divided and have lots of space around them. Street parking.