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More than Le Bec-Fin and Genos

rtbotts Mar 23, 2010 08:38 PM

I am headed to Philly via train and need some help finding delicious dining. All I have ever had is Le Bec-Fin and Geno's. I need a place for a late dinner on a Monday and Tuesday as well as somewhere to have a good lunch on a Monday and Wednesday. Price does not matter; I am looking for not to be missed cuisine. I am, however, staying downtown at the Marriott and will not have a car so walking, easy cab or public transportation is a limiting factor. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer. We like all kinds of food and so are open to anything. Great Italian is a plus and hubby has his heart set on at least one cheesesteak. Thanks!

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    bonappetite Apr 9, 2010 03:27 AM

    Bibou is excellent. would also add Amada, Zahav, Tinto, Tria for snacks/lunch.

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      barryg Mar 24, 2010 02:51 PM

      There are lots of good restaurants downtown or just outside of downtown. Check these threads for ideas:

      If you can narrow your parameters, post back and we can help.

      You also might be interested in these 4 restaurants up for James Beard awards:
      Bibou, Zahav, Osteria, Vetri.

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        rtbotts Mar 25, 2010 08:17 AM

        That is very helpful! Thank you. Will post back when I am trying to narrow it down.

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          FayeD Mar 27, 2010 01:57 PM

          Since you mentioned dinner on Monday and Tuesday, Bibou will not work as it isn't open then. Vetri is excellent but a very difficult reservation so if you are interested make it in advance and be prepared to spend a fair amount of money.

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            rtbotts Mar 28, 2010 10:24 AM

            Thanks. Got Monday night at Vetri. Working on Tuessday. Will look into Bibou for Wednesday!

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              jonplaywright Apr 8, 2010 07:22 PM

              Just came back from a wonderful meal at Bibou tonight. Delicious escargots with a sauce that was perfect for sopping up with bread, perfectly cooked duck and a revelatory baba au rhum. But alas for you, if it's Wednesday lunch you seek, Bibou is only open for dinner.

              1. re: jonplaywright
                rtbotts Apr 12, 2010 06:48 PM

                You are making me drool - currenlty stuck with kids in the culinary wasteland that is Disneyworld. I have reservations for myPhilly visit on Wed for dinner at Fish, a supposed new place that is great. Any thoughts? I am thinking one day lunch at Rangoon, too.

                1. re: rtbotts
                  sylviag Apr 12, 2010 07:38 PM

                  We have eaten twice at Fish and loved it.
                  You won't be sorry.

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