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Need a rec for dinner in Center City with another couple next Friday

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Last time we went out with these friends, we went to Amis and all LOVED it. Now the couple is expecting somewhere great again, and I am not sure where to go. The other couple is not a big fan of Jose Garces, I don't feel like a Stephen Starr place, and I don't want to do something as much of a scene as R2L.

Open table has lots of openings at reasonable times (except Osteria, which would have been a good choice). I guess that's late July in Philly for you.

Open for suggestions.

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  1. Zahav.

    1. Zahav

      1. Zahav. Or Kanella. Or Fork?

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        1. re: nwinkler

          or Bar Ferdinand?

          1. re: nwinkler

            All good choices. I'll throw Koo Zee Doo into the mix, especially if you are into sharing.

            1. re: Hungryin theBurbs

              I second that recommendation. We were there for my birthday and I loved their food!

          2. at the risk of sounding like a broken record, i really thought fish was something special, if seafood is your group's thing.

            and yeah, zahav. :)

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            1. re: rabidog

              I was seeing the header and thinking Amis before I read the posting (chuckle).

              I will go out on a limb and say Zahav. But only if you get the Mesibah so you can enjoy the lamb shoulder. It costs like $6 more than the other price fixe option per person but the lamb is absolutely fabulous and it's great fun digging in with friends.