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Bryan101 Dec 31, 2009 07:36 AM

Will be in Philly for dinner 1/11 and lunch and an dinner before a show on 1/12

Are Vetri and Osteria BYOB's? If not, could you reccomend a great italian restaurant that is, for Monday dinner. We will probably do Osteria for lunch on Tuesday.
Tuesday dinner: French, Tapas, Italian does not have to be BYOB, just solid food and the ability to have us out in 2 hrs.
Thanks in advance for your help

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    Beulah Dec 31, 2009 07:45 AM

    Vetri and Osteria are not BYOB. Branzino and Salento are two Italian BYOs that are very good. For Tuesday, Fond is a French BYOB that is very good; Amada is not a BYO but a great tapas place -- probably the best in Philly. No problem getting out in 2 hours at any of these places.

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      jl0328 Dec 31, 2009 08:25 AM

      Two great italian BYOBs are Mercato and Modo Mio. For French try Bibou.

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      1. re: jl0328
        barryg Dec 31, 2009 09:10 AM

        Two of the best BYOs in the city but unfortunately Modo Mio is closed on Mondays. If you can rearrange your schedule and don't mind making the short trek out of Center City, it is well worth it. In general a lot of places are closed on Mondays, make sure you check before you decide to go somewhere. Bibou I think is on vacation but even if they are open, it will be very difficult to get a reservation.

        Bistrot la Minette is very good for French (not BYO). Amada is a no-brainer for tapas; it is one of the best dining experiences in the city.

        1. re: barryg
          Buckethead Dec 31, 2009 09:17 AM

          Bibou is booked solid on both of those days according to Opentable.

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        Hungryin theBurbs Dec 31, 2009 09:46 AM

        FYI Osteria is not open for lunch on Tuesdays. I highly recommend it for your Tuesday dinner, depending on where your show is.

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        1. re: Hungryin theBurbs
          Philly Ray Dec 31, 2009 11:16 AM

          You can do Amada for Tuesday lunch. Not the full menu, but lots of good choices.

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