Where to eat Anniv dinner?? (Phila)
We're looking for a place for our anniversary dinner - we don't often get downtown, so we'd like to go someplace nice (only have 3 weeks before date to book reso - I know, not planning ahead!) But don't have a time limiataion (later is fine w/ us) Not too concerned w/ the price point, doesn't have to be "romantic" per se, more concerned w/ great food/service. We love Nectar (not downtown but one of our faves) and have enjoyed Buddakhan and Tangerine, but looking for something new/different... DH isn't too much of a "foodie" though, so I guess we need something that has "something for everyone". Thoughts???
Not sure of what you're looking to spend, but The Fountain at The Four Seasons is a perfect place to celebrate an anniversary. Quiet room, excellent service and top notch food that isn't too "foodie-esque". I haven't been there since the chef change but I've heard nothing but praise.
Thanks everyone! This has definitely helped! I think I have it narrowed down to four and will let DH pick (I still find it romantic for him to actually make the reso for some reason ;-)
In no particular order:
I'll let you know where we end up...
Bibou, Cochon, Little Fish, and Kanella are four excellent BYOBs that are great for foodies and non-foodies alike!
If you'd prefer not to BYOB, I'd suggest Lacroix, Osteria, or James.
If you both like steak and have had good Starr restaurant experiences, I'd recommend Barclay Prime. We celebrated our anniversary there and in addition to good food/service, it felt a little more glamorous than most.
I was just in a similar position (my wife is picky), but with far less advance planning. We considered: Amada, Chifa, and Noble: An American Cookery, which I've been wanting to try. All three had availability even on only two-days notice. After deciding to book Amada (but before booking), I, on a lark, called Vetri, where we've been wanting to go for years, but never plan ahead, and to my surprise they had availability. We're going tomorrow night!
Anyway, point is, with your minimal constraints, and August approaching, you shouldn't have trouble just about anywhere. Marigold--with I believe its still southern orientation--might also be a good bet for a non-foodie husband. Matyson also comes to mind as a place where the food is not likely to frighten . . .