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poached Jan 15, 2008 12:23 PM

I will be in philly this weekend and am looking for some sugestions of not to be missed places. We will be near the art museum to start. Looking for a festive dinner place cheap to moderate with vegetarian and/or seafood options as well as good bars.
Thanks!

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  1. saturninus RE: poached Jan 15, 2008 01:21 PM

    People might disagree, I think there are no great restaurants in the Art Museum area.

    The best vegetarian restaurant at the city that is loved by carnivores as well is Horizons. A must go.

    In Center City I reccomend Good Dog for cheap food and good drinks and Tria for moderate. There are plenty of bars to visit near there.

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      poached RE: saturninus Jan 15, 2008 05:22 PM

      Thanks so much- we are certainly not glued to the art museum area, that's just where we are heading out from. We will definetly check out the center city area and recs.

    2. smackdown RE: poached Jan 16, 2008 05:51 AM

      Agreed - art museum area not known for really "chow"worthy places, that said - I'm in that area quite often and am quite addicted to the Bishop Collar's (23rd and Fairmount) $6 chicken quesadilla and $6 chili nachos - what I would honestly say are the best nachos in the city. This is also a great bar with a pretty good beer selection, always one or two yummy seasonals on tap. Other great bars, that have enjoyable food are Aspen (25th and Aspen) - I really like their mussels, and the Aspen Salad is $5 and a great size - and Brigid's (on 24th right before Aspen) - they have moderate priced food, and a great beer selection.

      1. spyturtle008 RE: poached Jan 17, 2008 05:36 AM

        I recently wrote up a list of recommendations for veg-friendly spots on the following thread:

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/471638

        HTH.

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          letseat714 RE: poached Feb 3, 2008 05:18 PM

          Rembrandt's is probably the most all-encompassing place in that Fairmount area. You can go moderate/pubby all the way to upscale. I was there once with my son for a Halloween package deal with "Terror Behind the Walls," the annual horror-fest at the Eastern State Penitentiary down the street. Liked it. And the Fairmount neighborhood is one of the safest and most attractive in Philly, as far as I'm concerned.

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