Dinner in Philly - Business Casual
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?
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.
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
Stewed blueberries, whipped cream
$45, 5 courses, available Monday through Thursday.
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.)