Looking for a Very Special Lunch, Downtown PHilly, on a Friday
Quiet would be the first priority; great food isn't enough if it's noisy.
Money not an object particularly, so much as top-=drawer. What would lunch be like at Morimoto? Would it be quiet? I"m sure Le Bec Fin would be quiet--what's it like at lunch these days?
Any cuisine but Mexican or Indian. Looking forward to your suggestions.
723 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA
We went to Morimoto after all. Enjoyed very much. Very quiet, which was a huge plus.
Endamame free bee was so tasty; we shared a $50 sushi platter. No big surprises on it, but the quality was top notch, and the fish was very tasty. Minor criticism: all the textures in the sushi platter were fairly similar: no unusual textures, like eel or clams.
Attentive service; nice china. Fuji in Haddonfield is still #1 in my heart; being spoiled rotten by never having to order, always being surprised.
My first choice would be LaCroix. Beautiful ambience, very quiet, excellent food. Absolutely top drawer.
Other choices: Ten Arts, Osteria if you're seated in the outer room.
Liked both of these better than lunch at Le Bec Fin.
640 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130