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Dinner in Philly - Business Casual

jmax Jul 11, 2007 07:21 AM

NYer will be in Philly Monday and Tuesday night - looking for two nice dinners with my GF - we will be dressed business casual. Cost, type, or location are not an issue - just looking for a nice place with great food. Is stripped bass any good?

  1. saturninus Jul 11, 2007 07:29 AM

    Caffe Casta Diva

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      Hardart Jul 11, 2007 10:07 AM

      There are very few places in Philadelphia where you'd need to be more than business casual in the summer. LBF, I guess, and maybe The Fountain? I happen to be a big fan of Lacroix when it comes to impress-the-GF-at-any-expense dinners, but that's me. Search around this site, and ask more questions.

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        Buckethead Jul 11, 2007 10:39 AM

        My two favorite places in the city at the moment are Ansill and Osteria, you would not be out of place in business casual at either of them.

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          wandasue Jul 11, 2007 02:35 PM


          1. joluvscards Jul 12, 2007 12:41 AM

            Matyson has a fabulous tasting menu on week nights. Here is this weeks:

            Tempura Softshell Crab
            Jicama & blueberry slaw, spicy cantaloupe gazpacho

            Grilled Sirloin Skewers
            Cucumber salad, peanut butter sauce

            Pan Roasted Scallops
            Bacon & green lentils, curry zucchini sauce

            Roasted Rack of Lamb
            Lemon thyme risotto, tomato confit

            Lemonade Cake
            Stewed blueberries, whipped cream

            $45, 5 courses, available Monday through Thursday.

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              productionjon Jul 12, 2007 07:38 AM

              Amada in Old City

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                idia Jul 12, 2007 08:40 AM

                Yes, Striped Bass is excellent.
                So is Susannah Foo's and Brasserie (all in the same area).
                Bliss on Broad Street near the Kimmel Center and Estia -- Greek seafood -- (across from the Academy of Music) are also upscale and classy.
                Near the Art Museum is Water Works and next to 30th Street is Rae's -- both sophisticated and stunning decor (although the first five I mentioned offer better fare IMHO.)

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                  JennBilMer Jul 12, 2007 08:51 AM

                  I think Striped Bass has lost something. Would suggest Amada, Gayle, Ristorante Panorama.

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