Quintessential Philly Restaurant
Looking for some help from some fellow Chowhounders out there. I am planning a client dinner in Philly next week and this will be the client's first visit to Philadelphia. My usual go to is Osteria, but I thought I might ask for some suggestions as to any restaurants that might be "Quintessentially Philly." I'm looking for something a bit higher end that really gives you the feeling that you are in Philly. I was thinking Water Works, but it has been hit or miss in my experience. Any thoughts on Nineteen? All suggestions are welcome.
What comes to mind:
Table 31 in the Comcast Center - for obvious reasons
Ten Arts, off the lobby in a very nice setting - is it still called Ritz Carlton?
Yes, Le Bec Fin
One of the restaurants off Rittenhouse Square, looking out over the square.
I would not recommend the Oyster House. We used to love it, some years back, but now I won't go there. Food was good, very fast service (in and out in 1/2 hour), and the noisiest din I can remember. It's a shame.
If they would like tapas, then one of the Jose Garces places.
We love Bar Ferdinand in Northern Liberties - not upscale, but delicious and in the middle of a Philly "neighborhood."