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Jan 13, 2008 12:38 PM

Wanted: Lunch recommendation near Jeweler's Row

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

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    1. re: mschow

      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.

    2. 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!

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

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