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BYO Rittenhouse or Center city

rdmg Nov 5, 2008 12:51 PM

New to the BYO scene, got some reccomendations about a year ago, but i forget them. Something 20-35$ a plate, seafood, italian, or american. Going with around 10 people and should you make reservations to all of these places?


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    jl0328 Nov 5, 2008 01:01 PM

    I'd suggest Mercato(italian), Matyson (american), Modo Mio (italian), Lolita(Mexican) or Bindi (Indian).

    FYI -Most of the BYOs don't take reservations. Check out Opentable.com - they now have a BYO section for Philly.

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    1. re: jl0328
      Boognish Nov 6, 2008 05:38 PM

      Which BYOB's don't take reservations? I've never heard of one that didn't.

      1. re: Boognish
        JanR Nov 7, 2008 04:25 AM

        Two that don't take reservations are Mercato and Melograno. It's not true, however, that most byob's don't take reservations.

        1. re: JanR
          Boognish Nov 7, 2008 07:33 AM

          You know, I take my initial comment back: Radicchio doesn't take reservations either, but the majority do.

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      sylviag Nov 5, 2008 04:00 PM

      Two wonderful byob's are Matyson and Branzino.

      They both take reservations - and you absolutely need them!

      1. saturninus Nov 6, 2008 05:28 AM

        I would always call as well. Many BYOs in the area don't seat more than 40, and may not be able to seat 10 on a weekend.

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          Elaine Nov 6, 2008 04:51 PM

          Salento or Melograno. I believe Salento takes reservations; in any case, I would definitely call ahead to let your choice of restaurant know the size of the group.

          1. joluvscards Nov 7, 2008 04:44 AM

            Branzino would be a good choice. They have a large varied menu and a nice room upstairs for a large group.

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