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Rittenhouse area romantic spot?

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I am new to Philly, and looking for a romantic spot to dine with my boyfriend. We are students so need to stick to a budget, but I am a bit of a foodie so am willing to spend a little more for good food. He is a big guy, so can't be a place with tiny portions...also interested in fresh, local and environmentally friendly cuisine. Any suggestions?

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  1. That's quite a tall order! I don't know if there is a place with big portions of fresh, local, environmentally friendly ingredients, in a romantic setting, on a budget, in Rittenhouse. Why does it have to be Rittenhouse? Just curious. If you don't mind walking a half-dozen blocks in any direction there are many more options.

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    1. re: Buckethead

      Haha, yes we could definitely walk a few blocks for good food.

      1. Can you be more specific about your budget? And what you think is romantic? Do you care if the restaurant is BYO or has a bar?

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        1. re: Hungryin theBurbs

          I would prefer BYO but bar is ok. Entrees below $20 are great, and if we can share an appetizer and have 2 entrees for under $60 that is fantastic. In terms of romantic I mean somewhere with some ambiance, not a casual pub or pizza joint.

        2. Friday Saturday Sunday on 21st Street should satisfy most of your criteria: romantic, rittenhouse Square area...apps $8 to $12, entrees $20 up to $30 (for the filet mignon or rack of lamb), not BYO but wines are priced $10 over cost