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Mar 8, 2008 07:40 AM

Dinner suggestions between PHL airport and Reading

We will be picking up my son and his girlfriend (USC college students) this coming Fri.
We are interested in suggetions on a venue. We are interesed in something very "special" not off the "beaten path" of either the blue route, turn pike or 422. Not interested in the run off the mill chains. Looking forward to suggestions. Was thinks of Jake's.

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  1. You can try the Little Inn in Media. It's about two miles off the blue route. You can find them on the web and check out their menu. I've been there three times recently for dinner and lunch and have enjoyed it.

    1. Here is one suggestion: This suggestion is more "easy access and good food" rather than "special" This place has something for everyone including great salads that those from SoCal appreciate: It gets very crowded and loud and the owner gets impatient if you linger....YOU MUST MAKE A RESEVATION! Trattoria Giuseppi - ~10 minutes off the Blue Route: here is a link to a review:

      Or, very special "Alison at Blue Bell" approx 5-10 minutes from the North End of the Blue Route/turnpike extension:

      FYI Philadelphia Magazine has an edition out now with a listing of their top 50 restaurants in Philly. Might be worth checking out to see if one is in a convenient location for you. (Alison was on this list).

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      1. re: Displaced California Foodie

        Azie in Media, Riverstone in Exton, Blackfish in Conshohocken, or L'Angolo in South Philly near airport may be good options.

        We just had dinner at In at St Peters and it wasamazing, Closer to Reading though.

      2. If you have the time, Alison at Blue Bell is amazing! It is a BYO, but also offers a selection of wine and beer. It will play to your "special" concern. Their menu changes with the freshest ingredients available. We go often and it is at the top of our favorite list!

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        1. re: crazyspice

          Hi. What is the price range at Alison? Do you know what the corkage fee is?