fun, reasonably-priced dinner in philly
boston hound here, looking for birthday dinner recs for a friday night. i'm looking for a place with great food, a fun atmosphere, and entrees under $20. i'd also like to be able to make reservations since it will be a group of about 8 or so. ideally, the restaurant would be in or close to center city, where i'll be staying.
thanks in advance for your help!
Try Vietnam. Excellent food, everyone will find something on the huge menu (even the pickiest of eaters, I know from big group experience), good service, great space. Three floors plus a neat little relatively undiscovered lounge/bar upstairs with delicious lemongrass martinis. In Chinatown on N. 11th past Race (convenient to Center City). www.eatatvietnam.com
Hmm...not sure about the prices, but here's a few places near where you're staying that come to mind.
Continental Midtown (fun, good drinks, sharing plates- type food)
Devil's Alley (bar with decent far)
Tir Na Nog (Irish pub)
Copa Miami (like the Copa mentioned below, but with a Latin twist)
Pietro's Coal Oven Pizzeria (good pizza and other Italian dishes)