Birthday Dinner in eastern PA?
Hey everyone I live in West Chester and often make trips to Philadelphia and I normally like to try a new good spot on my birthday. I am a fan of all types of food but for my birthday I would prefer a little upper scale. Some of the restaurants that I have tried and loved in the area are Gilmores, Valinni, Amada, Distrito, Osteria, Morimotos, Kim's BBQ(Great Korean BBQ), and a many more. I love all types of food but I really enjoy small plates so any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
You'd probably like Bar Ferdinand, in Northern Liberties. It is Spanish tapas, like Amad, but the menu and atsmosphere are different. It's a fun, festive place. Also check out Meritage, which has small plates, I'm not sure how to describe the cuisine, but it's good.
I'd suggest James on 8th - Jim Burke is a Vetri alum. They aren't small plates but they are smaller plates so you can have three courses (and dessert). Kristina Burke runs the front of the house and is a great hostess. They do local and seasonal as much as possible and then go for the best they can find for other ingredients - french lentils, a hawaiian shrimp, etc. Italian leaning, but with a mix. It also has a lovely bar/lounge area.