Prix fixe/tasting menus ($30-50)
What are some of the best prix fixe or tasting menus for restaurants in philly?
What do people think about modo mio, fish, mercato, and bistrot la minette?
Modo Mio, Zahav (both versions), Amada, Little Fish (PF Sunday night only), Bibou (PF Sunday night only).
Modo Mio & FIsh: both excellent
Bistrot: Very good, if you're from out of town, ok to skip
Mercato: Never understood the fuss, there are more than a couple better and less annoying Italian BYOBs
Lunch Omakase at Morimoto's. We did that for our first Valentine's day, and we tried to do a retake for my mother-in-law's birthday for dinner. Lunch is about $20 cheaper, but the amount of food is more manageable for lunch. The two additional courses for dinner add little to the experience, but make you feel like you had too much to eat. Still adore Morimoto's though! It is a great deal.
re: Hungryin theBurbs
Was just going to post this. I've loved Matyson's tasting menus when I've been, as well as how thoughtfully they orchestrate bringing out courses if some diners are doing the tasting menu and others are ordering regular courses. I'm on their mailing list and even though I only get there infrequently, I love reading the planned courses for each week's menu.
I agree. I had the offal tasting menu a couple of weeks ago (lamb's tongue and marrow were the highlights!) and my husband ordered an app and entree. They coordinated beautifully and we both ended with their oh-so-delicious desserts. My only regret is that we can't get there more often.