Saturday lunch near Franklin Institute?
A friend and I are going to see the King Tut exhibit at 3:30, and I'd like to find a fun place for lunch within walking distance. Nothing too expensive, but good food and a fun atmosphere. Any cuisine would probably work. One place I was thinking was Tir Na Nog, but I wasn't sure how close it was.
I live in Wilmington, DE, and he is coming from Bayonne, NJ, so neither of us are too familiar with the area. I've been to Philly a few times, though, and I'd feel comfortable walking around trying to find a restaurant.
Sabrina's Cafe opened a branch not too far away from FI that is sure to be good. If you were willing to walk to Tir Na Nog, why not walk a little further (or take the Tut Trolley for a $1 a ride that stops at the side of the Franklin Institute) and go to someplace good like the Reading Terminal Market.
By the way, they do have $6.50 parking all day on Saturday at the lot near Tir Na Nog at 15th and Arch.
Don't scoff but the Art Museum has a lovely dining room with either a buffet table redolent with goodies, or a menu choice if you prefer.
And it is right across the street.
As it is very popular, reservations are a must!
Extra added plus is that you could take some extra time to peruse the wonders of art!
A fun place in Fairmount is Bridgid's. It's definitely more "fun" and casual than Rembrandt's, the food is good, the prices are very reasonable, and they have a good beer list, heavy on the Belgians. (They get extra points in my book for being non-smoking years before Phila. finally caught up.)