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Restaurant Near Marriott Downtown

danadel Nov 8, 2011 04:28 PM

I will be in Philly next week. Looking for somewhere within walking distance if possible and would like to spend no more than $50. Nothing too formal...somewhere fun to relax after a long day of meeting and celebrate my birthday.

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    barryg Nov 8, 2011 06:34 PM

    There are many threads on this area (also near Convention Center and City Hall)

    The short answer is to look at the restaurants on 13th St around Chesnut and Walnut Sts, and Chinatown. Very few places near there are over $50 per person assuming one or two drinks per person so I don't think you'll have to worry about that.

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      lawgirl3278 Nov 9, 2011 08:39 AM

      Definitely Midtown Village area (13th & Walnut/Chestnut). Good options of all kinds: Sushi (Raw); Asian (Sampan); Pizza (Zavino); Mexican (El Vez); Italian (Barbuzzo), etc.

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      1. re: lawgirl3278
        Beulah Nov 10, 2011 09:02 AM

        Also caribou Cafe at 12th & Walnut (approx).

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        gntlmn6464 Nov 14, 2011 11:27 AM

        I'm not sure how close or far it is, but the Continental Martini Bar is fantastic, and not all that pricy. Be sure to try the Szechuan Shoestring fries, they look fantastic, I only wish I had ordered them! Everything we tried was exceptional!

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        1. re: gntlmn6464
          barryg Nov 14, 2011 12:10 PM

          Continental has two locations, the "Midtown" one at 18th & Chestnut is walkable, about five or six blocks. The Old City location is easily accessible by subway, would actually be less walking, probably less than two blocks total depending on which Mariott it is.

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