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Wanted: Lunch recommendation near Jeweler's Row

nevets Jan 13, 2008 12:38 PM

We will be in the Jeweler's Row area later in the week and are looking for lunch recommendations within walking distance (other than Reading Terminal Market). We are looking for a sit down place, cost is not an issue (but not too fancy as we will be wearing jeans). We love ethnic food and are open to most cuisines and perhaps a noteworthy lunch in Chinatown. No buffets please.

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  1. mschow RE: nevets Jan 13, 2008 01:35 PM

    How about Jones on Chestnut Street? It's a good stop for lunch, and very close to Jewelers Row.

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      der RE: mschow Jan 18, 2008 12:40 PM

      My experience of Jones over the summer was poor food (brisket sandwich akin to slop), poor service - too many staff (including the manager on their cell phones) and an added gratuity to my check - we were 2 diners with 2 children. Another Steven Starr place where the staff are more important than the guests.

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      lauracohenromano RE: nevets Jan 13, 2008 02:35 PM

      I don't know how close a walk you want, but if you don't mind walking on Chestnut to 2nd St., Ariana's and Kabul are both sit-down Afghan restaurants that we've enjoyed. I actually haven't been to either for a while now, tho', so check that they're both still there!

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        Philly Ray RE: nevets Jan 13, 2008 06:20 PM

        Morimoto is right around the corner from Jeweler's Row. You can do sushi or a lunchtime omakase.

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          jeanneson RE: nevets Jan 13, 2008 08:28 PM

          Tampopo is a good Korean restaurant right on Jeweler's row. I believe they also have sushi.

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            1. rabidog RE: nevets Jan 18, 2008 06:47 PM

              there's aqua, the thai/malaysian place - i think around 7th and chestnut? BYO. i love their sauces there. the peanut sauce that comes with the tofu app - alternates back and forth between tasting thai and tasting indian. it's interesting!

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                ria27 RE: nevets Jan 25, 2008 07:32 AM

                Kibitz in the City 703 Chestnut St is a cute little Kosher Deli with overstuffed sandwiches & baked goods and around the corner from most of Jewelers Row.

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                  bumble RE: nevets Jan 25, 2008 08:42 AM

                  Rangoon, a Burmese restaurant on 9th btw Arch & Cherry. Get the thousand layer bread w/ potato curry and almost any of their interesting salads.

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