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Jul 29, 2010 10:04 AM

Casual Friday Lunch - Outdoors?

Looking for a place for lunch. Shouldn't be fancy or eclectic...

Bar food is good. Just for two people - so Tapas probably not great.

Around Penns Landing Hyatt - walkable...

Maybe some drinks, and light fare. Any ideas?

I keeps seeing Fork - but many say over priced and just ok.

What else?


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  1. The fork reviews are probably old. There was a new chef about a year ago and reviews are good since then.

    1. Dark Horse Pub and Pizzeria Stella both have outdoor seating on Headhouse Square, which is nicer than anywhere in Old City IMO. Both are decent. Bridget Foy's near there has a nice patio but don't know anything about the food.

      1. Farmicia might be just what you're looking for. It's a restaurant/bar, nothing fancy but high quality snacks as well as the standard soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch. They don't have much outdoor seating but you might still snag a table if there're only two of you.

        Alternatively, National Mechanics is right across the street (3rd) and while it's not outdoors it is a very cool building. Very casual but the food is reliably good and the beer list is great. Both should be within a 10 minute walk of the Hyatt, if that.

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        1. re: AgentRed

          Farmicia was perfect. Casual, kinda of outdoors (too sunny, so we ate inside near the large open window). Food was good, fresh as was the service and decor.

          Not too too pricey - nice drink menu!