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Oct 15, 2009 06:06 PM

best byob in philly?

i'm looking for a great byob to go to in center city...reasonable prices if possible?!

Thanks so much!

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  1. wow- there are so many! what kind of food preferences?
    Matyson is a favorite

    1. There isn't one 'best' but my favorite right now in CC is Kanella. I could eat that food every day. You'll need to define 'reasonable prices', it's a meaningless term.

      1. Went to Matyson (19th and Market) for the first time last night. Wasn't blown away by it, but would go back. There are a zillion possibilities, depends on the type of food and how much are you really trying to spend.

        -la viola (italian)
        -la baia (italian)
        -branzino (italian)
        -kanella (mediterrean)
        -audrey claire (american i guess?)

        the really good byob's are in the other neighborhoods outside of center city IMO.

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        1. re: micreynolds

          Tried La Baia on a walk around the neighborhood. Outstanding. Very accomplished food without the big ticket price tag.

        2. Mercato (Italian)
          Matyson (american) - love their tasting menus
          Lolita (Mexican)
          Bindi (Indian)

          outside of CC - Fond, Modo Mio

          1. All great suggestions and I will posit that I have never been to a BYO that has UNreasonable prices. Reasonable is subjective, of course, but it is pretty hard to order a plate over $30 at any of these places.