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Jul 15, 2008 08:37 PM

bachelorette party dinner

Hi, I am looking for some suggestions for where to go for a bachelorette party dinner. There will be about 15 women in their thirties. We are looking for a fun, not too expensive place, maybe even a BYOB. We would need to be able to make reservations. Thanks in advance for your suggestions, I haven't been able to come up with too many ideas.

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    1. I looked into having a friends bachelorette party, also, and had a very hard time finding a place that would offer a reservation for 15 without us picking from a pre-set menu. I was surprised! After trying a few Starr places, Swanky Bubbles (our original preference), Lolita, we ended up at Positano Coast (who required $100 deposit, but refunded it to my card when we arrived). I guess they don't want to risk setting aside a table that large on a Friday night... I'm not sure.

      It's not exactly Le Bec Fin, but my bachelorette party was at Chickie's & Petes and it was awesome. They easily accommodated a large group of us, we got A TON of attention, and they have great bar food to start off a night of fun. Plus, it's not too pricey.

      1. We are now thinking of doing BYOB in Center City. We are deciding between
        La Fontana Della Citta, Brazino, or caffe casta diva. Any opinions on which is better? We are sticking to Italian or Mexixan since that's what most everyone likes. Any info would be great. Thanks!

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        1. re: sarod25

          I foudn the food mediocre at La Fontana Della Citta, but they do have a nice room that would be the right size for you guys.

          1. re: Bride of the Juggler

            I agree, the food at La Fontana Della Citta was mediocre at best and it was extremely loud the Saturday night I was there. I was there with a party of about 12 or so and we were not particularly loud, but the several other large parties in the room were so loud I could barely hear anyone talking who was seated across the table from here. I would not recommend going here. I have heard very good things about both Branzino and Caffe Casta Diva, although I have not been to either one.

            1. re: cosmo125

              I prefer La Viola over the choices you have listed. They do large parties and the food is very good. The newer one La Viola "ouest" is much larger.

              1. re: philly123

                I'll second La Viola. The food and the staff are fantastic, and it's a cute little BYO.

                1. re: philly123

                  That's funny. I much prefer Branzino and Caffe Casta Diva over La Viola. I find both restaurants' dishes more inventive and delicious!

          2. you want fun, go to El Vez. They take reservations.

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            1. re: Mr Siegal

              or across the street to lolita which is a byob(T) - they have all the margarita fixins to go with your tequila

              1. re: Bigley9

                Lolita doesn't take reservations on Friday or Saturday. They also don't take parties larger than six on those nights.

            2. We had my bachelorette dinner at the Standard Tap, the went around to a few bars in the neighborhood (N. 3rd and a few others) before walking over to the Cave (which is right down the street)

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              1. re: LaurCar

                The cave is closed now. Thank goodness. That place was horrendous.