Va Hound looking for fine dinning recs near 237 Broad (not sure what N-hood) but Downtown
Like Seafood and Italian but open to other options. I heard their was a good Lebanese spot nearby?
I will probably go to Oyster House if I no response as my late request makes that difficult
Since you mention Oyster House I'm guessing that's 237 South Broad. You could go to Barbuzzo, a few doors north of the corner of Sansom and 13th, and sit at the bar for some of the best Italian food in the city. Ditto Osteria, 640 North Broad, which I like better than Barbuzzo. It will probably also be easier to get into on short notice. Barbuzzo is much smaller, newer, and crowded but I've never tried it on a Tuesday so who knows. I'd take a cab to Osteria if you go, the blocks in between are long and not that pleasant to walk.
Well, that is why I love this site. B-Head, You hit the mark with Barbuzzo.
Just returned and I give it the highest rating. I guess the rain and the fact that we were a touch early helped because it seemed to be filling up as we left. We did not sit at the bar but at the seats facing the kitchen. As an old cook in my youth, I still love the kitchen restaurant action in motion.
I guess tomorrow I am leaning toward Osteria or the Oyster House....but I am still open to other suggestions near the Doubletree on South Broad as I now get my orientation in place.
P.S. Anybody coming to Alexandria Va - I am happy to weigh in
Estia is great and a bargain for lunch. The Oyster House is very good too. Definitely skip Devon. I have never been to Osteria but really like Amis. My one time at Barbuzzo was hit and miss (liked the antipasto and the Budino but the pizza had slimy Stella-esque crust. I really liked the pasta but nobody else in the party did). I wonder if the OP was referring about Kanella as the Lebanese place which is of course Greek)?
Returning to Alex, Va in the a.m.
Had several good meals based on recs from folks on this board.
Tonight I had a quick beer and dozen oysters at the Oyster House and that was great. I almost decided to stay there for full dinner but stayed with my plan and went to Estia. Also, very good.
Thanks to all for recs. I will catch the others on my next trip.