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Jul 29, 2007 09:12 PM

Favorites near Penn's Landing?

Hi, I will in Philly from LA this whole week for work and staying at the Hyatt Regency Penn's Landing. Any places you would recommend within walking distance near the hotel for dinner? Thanks.

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  1. You'll be in walking distance to Old City, which has many wonderful eating options. My suggestions are:

    Zento for sushi, 138 Chestnut St (BYO, there's takeout beer available at Rotten Ralph's, 2nd & Chestnut, and a liquor store w/ wine, sake, etc. a half block north on 2nd St.)

    Mandoline, 213 Chestnut Street (BYO)

    Amada for tapas, 217-219 Chestnut Street

    Bistro 7, 7 N 3rd Street (BYO). I've enjoyed dining alone at the chef's counter many times.

    Society Hill Hotel Bar, 301 Chestnut Street. Great upscale pub fare, friendly bartenders and patrons.

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    1. You are also in easy walking distance of South Street (there is a pedestrian overpass). Near there are Ansil (3rd and Bainbridge):innovative small plates, Gayle (3rd between South and Bainbridge) deconstructed dishes, Xochitl (2nd between South and Pine) upscale mexican, serviche, Southwark (4th and Bainbridge) old fashioned cocktails, intelligent bar discussion and good american food, and newbie Coquette restaurant and raw bar (5th and Bainbridge) french Bistro.
      I could go again if you need more info!

      1. Pietro's has great pizza & salads (121 Sourh Street). Also, if you like cookies/eclairs, stop into Famous 4th Street Deli (4th & Bainbridge) for a great chocolate chip cookie! (they do make huge deli sandwiches too if you like that for a casual dinner- and a free mini cookie, but the real ones are better IMO).

        Definitely hit the Old City suggestions listed. If you like Cuban food Cuba Libre is also nice for a great mojito!

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        1. re: pamd

          although cuba libre's mojito's are tasty, they are both pre-mixed and $9, which drives me nuts.

        2. Try the two Afghani restaurants, both on Chestnut btw Front & 2nd. Kabul is kind of dark and dreary, but the pumpkin turnovers are excellent. Arianna is much brighter inside and the scallion dumplings are good. The kabobs are tasty and service is friendly.