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Nov 13, 2009 12:14 PM

Special Occasion Restaurant in Delco/Burbs (Mom's 70th Birthday)


Looking for a nice, special occasion restaurant in Delco/burbs to celebrate mom's 70th birthday.

Looking for something memorable/festive....fancy is fine, but must be relaxed, not stuffy, with nice selection of entrees, etc.

Places I'm considering so far:

-Ship Inn
-Pace One
-Harry's Savoy
-Gables at Chadds Ford
-Brandywine Prime
-General Warren Inn

Any preferences among these, and/or recommendation for other places?

Want Mom to have a good time with great food and experience... :)

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  1. I'd take Pace One off the list, and the Ship Inn, too.

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    1. re: CindyJ

      OK what WOULD you recommend? Any of the rest? Someplace else?

      1. re: AntaeusNYC

        You've got another post asking for the same info.

    2. Harry's Savoy is probably a good bet.

      1. There are not many good places in Delco. Cannot make any recs.

        1. Harry's Savoy is a great option. I think she'd love it. I've not been to Brandywine Prime, but hear it's very good.

          I also have to add in that I thought "D'Ignazios Towne House" as soon as I read the title of your post. Not on your list, but somewhere that older people in Delco consider to be a "celebratory" type of place.

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          1. re: jessicheese

            D'Ignazios Towne House will not provide you with a (positive) memorable dining experience.
            I do not know when your mother's birthday is but have you thought of anything in the Kennett Square area (possibly combined with an evening trip to Longwood Gardens to see the holiday displays? You can do a search on this board for Kennett Square recs.