Dinner for 15 not too far from UPenn
We are meeting a group of people (parents and 25 year old sons) for an event at UPenn and want to go to dinner afterwards. Any suggestions? We've been to Pod the last four years and want to try something different. Thanks.
We very much like Nan, at 40th and Chestnut. French/Thai - excellent food, good varied menu.
I'd recommend JG Domestic, they have a small room that might accommodate your group. Otherwise, it's a big place, so I suspect they could create space for you.
if you called ahead i'd bet gojjo could accommodate. it's ethiopian, very reasonably priced, decent bottled beer selection, and i just love stuffing my face there with a group. we usually order in platter form, always extra extra extra shiro wot (pureed spiced lentils). :) the bar takes up most of the place, but the dining room in the back is often nearly empty if not entirely. i don't understand the lack of crowds - i adore that place!!!
also, vietnam cafe's expansion probably makes it a decent option for your group... the place is huge. i've only been for lunch, not sure about dinner crowds.
both places are on baltimore ave a little west of upenn.