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Money no object- top 5 choices for special anniversary dinner in or near Philadelphia

Any cuisine... Which 5 would be on your top sepcial occasion dining list?

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  1. easy -

    Lacroix
    Vetri
    The Fountain at the Four Seasons
    Amada
    Osteria

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    1. re: smackdown

      Vetri
      Le Bec Fin
      The Fountain at the Four Seasons (altho haven't been there with new chef)
      La Famiglia
      Amada/Osteria

      1. re: smackdown

        A word of caution is due about the Four Seasons. Marty Hamann left (for the Union League) a few weeks ago. I can't say whether that's had any effect on the quality, but they are between chefs for the moment.

      2. Vetri
        Lacroix
        La Famiglia
        The last two are hard....
        Southwark
        Paradiso

        1. Vetri
          Lacroix
          The Fountain
          Le Bec Fin

          1. 1. Vetri
            2. LaCroix
            3. Amada/Tinto
            4. Osteria
            5. Matyson (I know, BYO and not super-high end, but some of my favorite food in the city)

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            1. re: Hungryin theBurbs

              1 Vetri
              2 Vetri
              3 Amada
              4 Lacroix
              5 La Famiglia

              Rumors I've heard agree with Cruz....stay away from the Four Seasons for a bit....It'll still be great, but give the new guy some time to make his presence known.

              With regard to the Union League...forget what you've heard or experienced. This is one of the scariest kitchens in Philadelphia. Hopefully Hamann can pull it together.

              1. re: Major504

                Going with you on the first two Major! (and actually #5 too, haven't been recently so it didn't come to mind)

            2. Ginos and a bottle of Dom or Opus.

              1. I've not eaten at most of the top-level philly places.
                But i have a hard time believing that Morimoto wouldn't be in the mix.
                That was the best meal I've had in Philly, by far.
                Amada would be 2nd.

                1. 1. Lacroix
                  2. Lacroix
                  3. Lacroix
                  4. Lacroix
                  5. Lacroix

                  1. How about outside of the city? Anyone have a top 3 for that?