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Pls share your absolute favorite casual but delicious Philly rest in the historic district. Thanks! We're only there for one night but want a great meal.

LilianNY Jul 25, 2008 12:25 PM


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    jl0328 Jul 29, 2008 10:59 AM

    I would definitely suggest Chloe - don't forget your cash and bottle of wine.

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      jandrewmanne Jul 29, 2008 09:40 AM

      Dmitri's on 3rd & Catherine Sts. Just the place you are looking for... it is BYOB so be sure to pick up a bottle of wine before you go.

      1. joluvscards Jul 26, 2008 11:06 AM

        Bistro 7 no second choice.

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          salvarez Jul 25, 2008 07:52 PM

          If you are into beer ... Eulogy is awesome. Huge beer list, mussels & frites. Cozy, casual, Yummy. If you are willing to go a a little further south - Ansill is at 3rd and Bainbridge, amazing small plates, great bar... one of Philly's finest.

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            rabidog Jul 25, 2008 07:56 PM

            eulogy would fit the bill for casual dining... great beer list!

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              jessicheese Jul 29, 2008 01:24 PM

              Third Eulogy

          2. gina Jul 25, 2008 01:22 PM

            That would be Bistro 7, a BYOB at 7 N. 3rd Street. Not cheap, but reasonably-priced, especially for the food quality. Atmosphere is classy modern, but attire can be casual.

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              phillyjules Jul 25, 2008 01:26 PM

              Chloe is a jem!

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                Chefpaulo Jul 26, 2008 06:08 AM

                I'll second for Chloe. Intimate, ecclectic and reasonable.

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              Buckethead Jul 25, 2008 01:15 PM


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                rocknroll52 Jul 25, 2008 01:14 PM

                Not too far from the historic district is one of my favorites, Gayle, a great little restaurant near 3rd and South Streets. You can certainly go there dressed casually....but it is on the expensive side. Entrees 30-35. Don't be fooled by the simple descriptions of the items on their menu....the dishes are very creative and delicious!

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                  brightman Jul 28, 2008 06:53 AM


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