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JennBilMer Jul 6, 2009 09:40 AM

Hi there hounders - had a baby about 8 months ago so have been out of the dining scene. Looking for somewhere new to go before theatre with two other couples so reservations are a must.

To give you an idea of what we like in the area: Estia, L'Angolo, Melograno, Monk's, Caffe Casta Diva, Tria.

Was conidering Noble, Meme, Parc. Any votes or other suggestions?

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    Buckethead Jul 6, 2009 10:06 AM

    What theatre? The three places you're considering are a little far away from the places I'd consider 'pre-theatre' (meaning, around Broad St. where the Kimmel, Merriam, etc. are located). Of those three, I'd go to Meme, but only because I am a big dessert fan and their desserts are some of the best in the city. Noble is very good too, and the space there is much more comfortable, especially for a group of six (Meme is smaller and more cramped). They also have an interesting all-American wine and beer list.

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      JennBilMer Jul 6, 2009 10:59 AM

      Thanks! It's the Suzanne Roberts theatre. I know the restaurants I mentioned are a little far, but we're willing to park somewhere in the middle and walk a few blocks. Couldn't really think of anything on the other side of Broad. We've done El Vez, Lolita. Not interested in the Brazilian steak house craze.

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        Buckethead Jul 6, 2009 11:21 AM

        Ah, in that case, go directly to Kanella at 10th and Spruce. It's one of the best BYOs in the city, and is much closer to where you're going.

        http://www.kanellarestaurant.com/

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      sylviag Jul 6, 2009 03:04 PM

      Have you been to Branzino? It's on 17th Street, just north of Spruce - fairly close. Lovely ambience, lovely food. BYOB.

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        Beulah Jul 7, 2009 09:02 AM

        Zinc and Caribou Cafe are also good. I think Zinc is on 12th below Walnut and Caribou Cafe should be around Walnut and 12th. There's also Bindi, the Indian sister restaurant of Lolita.

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