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Apr 12, 2008 09:48 AM

Moderate Priced dinner for 4 in Philadelphia

Any recommended places for dinner (without breaking the bank), possibly a BYOB? We were planning on Figs or La Viola, but would really like to try something new.


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  1. Locanda Ghittone, Radicchio, Bistro 7, Chloe, Cedars, to name a few.

    1. My first thought was instantly Radicchio, very good and I love the atmosphere (although it can get a bit loud).

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      1. re: smackdown

        That's a go to place for my family.

      2. We love Radicchio, but they don't take reservations. Okay if you're going early or at an off hour.
        Some that we've been enjoying lately:

        August, 13th and Wharton (not open Sundays) - love it!
        L'Oca, 20th and Fairmount - small menu, sooo good! Try the chicken.
        Tre Scalini, on Passyunk Ave near Broad St - everything's good
        Nan, 40th and Chestnut - Asian/French/fusion
        Coquette, casual French bistro at 5th and Bambridge (has a bar)
        Bistro Juliana, Cumberland Ave near I95 - sister to Radicchio, not as crowded

        These are all places with street parking.

        1. Had a nice meal at The Marigold Kitchen last week. BYO.

          1. Melograno. Fantastic. Unbelievable food. BYO. Tiny, though, and no reservations. There's a good chance you'll wait, unless you show up early.

            2201 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA

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            1. re: cheeseguysgirl

              Little Fish, my new favorite restaurant. Sunday dinner, 6:00 and 8:00 seatings. 5 courses, $28 pp, fantastic food and BYOB. Best deal in the city in my opinion.

              1. re: Schpsychman

                I'm really wanting to try this place! Hear that the sunday dinner is the best way to go. Do they offer sushi as one of the course options?