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Wedding Anniversary Suggestions in Philly?

Hi everyone,

My wife and I are going to be visiting Philly shortly and conicndentally it will be during our wedding anniversary. Any suggestions for a nice relaxing dinner? It does not need to be extravagant. We are partial to a nice steak and good Italian, but are open to other ideas. Also, we will be staying in Rittenhouse Sq and will not have a car, but could of course take a Taxi.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions!

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  1. If your dinner is going to be on a weeknight, call Vetri right away. You may be able to get a table.

    1. Brasserie Perrier is around Rittenhouse Square and might work for you. Another suggestion is Amada for terrific tapas. It is a short cab ride away. For steak you are in walking distance of Barclay Prime (expensive) and The Prime Rib as well as The Palm.

      1. For good Italian I suggest The Saloon, which is a cab ride away. The food is great and the service outstanding.

        You can always enjoy a nice steak at Capital Grille or the Palm.

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        1. re: hhshames

          For steak, definitely Barclay Prime. Expensive, yes, but worth it. Try the creamed spinach, best in the city. The Saloon has been going downhill for several years now. There are many other fine Italian restaurants, especially in the Rittnehouse Square area.

        2. If you want nice relaxing dinner at a small restaurant, branzino is really nice (byob). but it's a little far from where you are (it's in old city). the atmosphere isn't too trendy and can be very relaxing. and the food is amazing.

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          1. re: baekster

            Branzino is very close to Rittenhouse, it's on 17th st.

            1. re: jerseytomato

              Oh, I was thinking Raddiccio. :) My bad.

          2. You can get an outstanding meal at reasonable prices at Le Bar Lyonnais (beneath Le Bec-Fin). Furthermore, you are able to order a la carte off Le Bec-Fin's menu in Le Bar Lyonnais, which further expands your dining options. Le Bar Lyonnais is a much better solution for French food than Brasserie Perrier, which I find to be over-priced and bland. If you don't want French food, then the suggestion of Vetri is an excellent one. Can't help you on steak suggestions, because all of the steak houses in Center City are terrible.