Weekend in Philly - dinner recs needed
- thenurse Sep 26, 2007 07:44 AM
In Philly with a group next weekend - Oct. 5-7 - (Canadian Thanksgiving BTW...)
We're arriving Friday night and leaving Sunday morning, officiating the Dragon Boat races on the Schuylkill river.
We only have two dinners out (b-fast and lunch taken care of) and would prefer not to eat at the hotel we're at (Holiday Inn at 400 Arch St.) If you can recommend some places within walking distance of the hotel, I would appreciate it. I can get other driveable recs by searching this board (ie. for cheesesteaks, etc...).
Casual places preferred, ~$15 entrees with a decent beer/wine selection. Last year a few of us went to Jack's Firehouse on Fairmont, which was close and decent.
There's a very good sushi place, Kisso, less than a block from your hotel at 4th and Race. Chloe is also near there, on Arch between 2nd and 3rd, I was never a big fan of that place but a lot of people here are. It's BYO though, and it seems like you'd prefer places that serve alcohol.
You're just north of the Old City area, most places down there aren't so great and the ones that are great mostly don't meet your price point and/or beer/wine needs. Maybe the Society Hill Hotel? The Triumph Brewery is also down there, they have decent food and beer, I'm not sure about the prices though, Old City tends to be more expensive.
Chinatown is also not far from there, about half a mile west. There are many excellent places there for not a lot of cash. I really like Rangoon.
Northern Liberties is the neighborhood to the north, but walking there is not as easy, you have to cross some wide, busy streets.
I strongly reccomend AGAINST Tavern 17. It's a culinary nightmare. I reccomend places in Old City and Northern Liberties - there is plenty there. Chloe is a favorite in that area but a TOUCH above your budget. I love Eulogy for beer and the fries. Azure for caribbean/mexican. Raddicho for Italian.
This is what I realized while going through more expensive restaurants in Philly: I want to go back to Raddiccio. Seriously, try Raddiccio. If you like seafood and Italian, you won't be disappointed. It's about 10-15 min walk from your hotel, I'd say. If you do drive, there are a lot of parking spots around the restaurant.