Best BYO in Bella Vista?
Hello friends, starting a byo dinner group with some friends - we take turns trying places in each of our neighborhoods. I am feeling overwhelmed with the many great choices in Bella Vista. Where would you pick?
I second Dmitri's, the most consistent restaurant in Philly. In fact, was there again last Saturday night. Start with the hummus, the scampi, grilled octopus and fried calamari (the most tender calamari I find anywhere). Then go for the bluefish greek-style or tilapia special or whole grilled fish (but filet it yourself for the experience). Finish off with their famous homemade rice pudding.
After dinner, head to Southwark off of South Street for incredible classic cocktails. The best manhattan is made there. Kip the co-owner is behind the bar - the one with the goatee. Great guy. his wife is the chef there.