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Dec 19, 2010 05:42 PM

restaurants open on Chistmas Day- City Ave or Merion

We'll be visiting the Barnes Foundation on Dec. 26. Staying in a hotel nearby on City Avenue (zip 19131) on Dec 25 and staying near Rittenhouse Square Dec 26 and Dec 27.
First question. I'm assuming Asian is a good choice for Christmas Day when a lot of restaurants will be closed. Any suggestions- Asian or otherwise- for early evening dinner on Chistmas Day? Preferably a short drive from the hotels on City Avenue. Moderate price, Chinese or Thai?
Second question. Any suggestions for restaurants a short walk or cab ride from Rittenhouse Square that will be open on Sun Dec. 26 and/or Mon Dec 27. Interesting and good but not expensive- Indian, French....

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  1. Chun Hing, not far from City AVe is your best bet for reliable Chinese Food in that area. Lots of free parking; look it up for eact GPS type address. My faves are the pork and pickled turnip soup, superior fried dumplings, maybe a lobster dish, or shrimp shing tao style.

    1. I'd go to Sang Kee's bistro on Lancaster Ave by whole foods, or Yang Ming if you want Chinese by Bala Cynwyd/Merion. Both are maybe 10-15 mins max on Xmas Day