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More than Le Bec-Fin and Genos

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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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  1. There are lots of good restaurants downtown or just outside of downtown. Check these threads for ideas:
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/691784
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/691237
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/690294
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/694247
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/695449

    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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    1. re: barryg

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

      1. re: rtbotts

        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.

        1. re: FayeD

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

          1. re: rtbotts

            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

              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

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

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