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Dinner in Plymouth Meeting

judyhorowitz May 7, 2009 03:23 AM

I'll be meeting my brother on Mother's Day for dinner in this area. We're not familiar with the restaurants. We'd like a suggestion, not too fancy, but good. Thanks.

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  1. Den RE: judyhorowitz May 7, 2009 04:09 AM

    There's a lot of new stuff at the mall...

    California Pizza Kitchen
    PF Changs

    In addition, on Plymouth Road there's a new Mexican place called Plaza Azteca

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      rocknroll52 RE: judyhorowitz May 7, 2009 04:15 AM

      Plymouth Meeting is mostly chain restaurants. One possibility along this line is Bertucci's in the Plymouth Meeting Mall.

      1. AmblerGirl RE: judyhorowitz May 7, 2009 04:27 AM

        The General Lafayette Inn is a good choice, they are right off Germantown Ave about 5 minutes from Plymouth Meeting mall. They are a brewpub too.

        Right next door is Brittingham's irish pub. Another good choice for a laid back meal.

        Avoid the mall area if you want to avoid chains. If you need to stay in the mall, PF Changs and Redstone Grill would be the best choices.

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          GBak504 RE: judyhorowitz May 8, 2009 01:24 PM

          Just near the General Lafayette Inn on Germantown are The Lucky Dog (Bar Grill), From the Boot (Casual Italian)..and The Persian Grill (Middle Eastern/Iranian)...IMO, superior to Gen Laf and Brittinghams.
          Redstone is very nice too.

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            Hungryin theBurbs RE: GBak504 May 8, 2009 01:54 PM

            I was just thinking about Persian Grill--I used to love it but haven't been in years. Is it still good?

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              GBak504 RE: Hungryin theBurbs May 8, 2009 03:37 PM

              We've enjoyed 3 perhaps 4 visits in the past year. Enjoyable. I dont have a prior reference...but all in all very nice, tasty and pleasant service..

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            AlissaMichelle RE: judyhorowitz May 8, 2009 01:28 PM

            From the Boot is amazing. It's BYOB. The rolls and food are to die for.

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              Displaced California Foodie RE: judyhorowitz May 8, 2009 06:44 PM

              From the Boot is the ONLY PLACE that is good in the area.
              These restaurants are way below average at best:
              California Pizza Kitchen
              PF Changs

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                bucksguy14 RE: Displaced California Foodie May 8, 2009 07:10 PM

                What's your definition of average?

              2. thehungrything RE: judyhorowitz May 9, 2009 07:34 AM

                I live in Lafayette Hill and I am sorry to be the bearer if bad news, but Plymouth Meeting and environs is a restaurant wasteland. So many chains. From the Boot is good, but it seems fantastic in comparison to everything else. It will be very hard to get in there to eat on Mothers day. A long wait is guarenteed.
                Bluefin is closed on Sunday, that is the best restaurant in Plymouth Meeting imho.
                I recommend you call Thai Orchid in Blue Bell. They have a nice atmosphere, good food, good service. It is not Thai food that will blow you away, but it is tasty. They have good desserts, too.

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                  215ER RE: judyhorowitz May 11, 2009 03:50 PM

                  I'm very sorry to say there is no great spots in PM. Blue Fin is the best of the bunch. From the Boot...is boot. The chains are, well.. Persian Grill is not as good as it used to be. Venture a little farther to San Marco or Blackfin. Damn shame Citrus closed!

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