Advice for Philly near Convention Center
DH got there today for a convention and will be there through Tuesday. He hit the place we liked at Reading Terminal for lunch but then when he and the guys got together for supper, they hit Chili's. They said they want to try some places but just didn't see anything. They'll probably mostly want to walk so something fairly close but they might venture out some if I can make it worth their while. They are probably not up for gourmet meals. It was all I could do to get DH to Le Bec Fin with ME last time we were there. Not his scene but definitely looking for goo local food.
Anything is better than Chili's (or the Melting Pot!). As the previous poster said, Chinatown is right there with many options. Also, if you walk down 13th St. a few blocks, there is El Vez http://www.elvezrestaurant.com/ and Capogiro gelato www.capogirogelato.com across the street. If you would not mind walking a few blocks more, head southwest towards Rittenhouse Square (near Le Bec FIn) where there are a number of good choices ranging from decent pizza at Pietro's www.pietrospizza.com , Greek cuisine at Estia www.estiarestaurant.com (a fancier option), or even things like hamburgers at Good Dog www.gooddogbar.com .