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Bistro 7 for Dinner

Hondo3777 Aug 2, 2007 12:41 PM

Is the food well prepared & tasty? Anything special?

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    Elaine RE: Hondo3777 Aug 2, 2007 01:24 PM

    For my taste, no and no. I'm not a fan, tho I'm sure you'll hear from others who like it. I find the food oversalted and otherwise unremarkable.

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      Hondo3777 RE: Elaine Aug 2, 2007 02:46 PM

      Ok, We are staying in Old City & we are planning on the Continental & Reading Market for two lunches, but we need two dinner ideas. We went to Jones last year & nothing special. We would like Italian food, but don't want to go to a tourist trap. Great American or new American is also an option. It seems everybody has their favorite pasta place, any suggestions for really good & unique? We are Chowbabies from NYC.

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        Buckethead RE: Hondo3777 Aug 2, 2007 03:04 PM


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          sylviag RE: Hondo3777 Aug 2, 2007 03:38 PM

          Will you have a car, or do you take long walks?
          If so, go to Radicchio at 4th and Wood. BYOB, no reservations.
          One of our best.
          And if you like fish, their grilled Dover sole (or other special fish, they always have the sole) is exceptional. Moderate prices, casual.

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            Elaine RE: sylviag Aug 2, 2007 03:58 PM

            I absolutely agree with Radicchio, about a 12 minute walk from the Continental in Old City. Closer is Mandoline, another favorite of ours. For creative American, Chloe.

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              saturninus RE: Elaine Aug 3, 2007 06:11 AM

              big 2nd

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                bee cue RE: saturninus Aug 3, 2007 07:11 AM

                3rd on Mandoline. Doesn't get the hype of some of the other BYOs in town, but I've always had very good to excellent New American food every time we've gone. Good service as well.

      2. juice RE: Hondo3777 Aug 3, 2007 09:49 AM

        I really like La Locanda (Italian BYO) on 2nd between Arch and Race St. Not only is the food good, but the atmosphere and servers are fun. First Friday is tonight so if you do not call ahead for reservations (soon) you are going to be out of luck.

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          Bigley9 RE: juice Aug 3, 2007 10:51 AM

          that's 3rd street

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            juice RE: Bigley9 Aug 6, 2007 09:19 AM

            Yup, 3rd st. My bad.

        2. gina RE: Hondo3777 Aug 4, 2007 08:00 PM

          For Bistro 7, I'd have to say yes on all counts. I highly recommend the gnocchi with morels, duck mousse and pastrami (apps), and the flatiron steak with vidalia onion rings.

          Mandoline is also wonderful. La Locanda del Ghiottone is very good.

          1. joluvscards RE: Hondo3777 Aug 5, 2007 04:41 AM

            We've eaten there twice in the past year. The food was interesting, well prepared and quite tasty. The service was excellent and it was relatively quiet even when the restaurant was full. I highly recommend Bistro 7.

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