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Jul 25, 2008 12:25 PM

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.


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  1. 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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      1. 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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          1. re: phillyjules

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

        1. 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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          1. re: salvarez

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

          2. Bistro 7 no second choice.