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Restaurant near 10th and Spruce

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Tedshell Sep 7, 2007 07:10 PM

My wife and I will be going to a fringe festival show near 10th and spruce next weekend. We love most types of food and just want some great food while we are in town. Price is not a factor. Any ideas?

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    ddeblasi Sep 9, 2007 02:25 PM

    I suggest Mercato (12th and Spruce) for terrific mediterranean and Vintage on 13th for French bistro fare and great wine selection. Go to Capogiro for the best gelato in the city for dessert.

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      JanR Sep 10, 2007 06:23 AM

      Only problem with Mercato may be that they don't take reservations. Terrific place though. Maybe you can go early, before the show.

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        Buckethead Sep 10, 2007 06:36 AM

        They do take reservations for pre-theater times, I'm not exactly sure what the rules are for those but it's worth calling them. I had a great meal there prior to seeing Wicked a month or so ago, we made a 6 PM reservation.

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      ledc Sep 9, 2007 07:19 AM

      went to the new tria on friday and it definitely stands up to the original- plus I think it's a little easier to get into. if you go, favs are the trufled egg toast and the asparagus salad.

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        phillychowgrl Sep 8, 2007 02:52 PM

        Tria, Mercato (BYOB), and Valanni are all on Spruce between 12th and 13th. Knock is on 12th and Locust. I haven't been to Knock yet but I enjoy the others. Google any of them, they all have websites.

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          Beulah Sep 9, 2007 11:14 AM

          We ate at Knock last Thursday night and it was very good -- we really enjoyed the meal! Unfortunately I'm getting old so I can't remember all that we had -- but my husband had the ceviche appetizer. They've really fixed the place up -- it's now really elegant, and they made me a truly excellent "real" martini (very dry, gin and dry vermouth only -- none of these sweet things masquerading as martinis). Note that it is part of the so-called "gayborhood."

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