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Jul 3, 2012 05:45 AM

Suggestion please for BEST Philly Dinner -

Coming in for couple days staying in Rittenhouse Square and looking for your best suggestion for fabulous dinner near Rittenhouse Sq. Willing to travel but not to far by cab to further destinations if its worth it!! Price not and factor!!

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  1. Vetri, if you can get in. If not, Lacroix (which is right in The Rittenhouse Hotel).

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    1. re: Philly Ray

      I'd also add the Four Seasons to the list.

      1. re: Philly Ray

        +1 for Lacroix, especially their tasting menu.

      2. There are quite a few excellent places in and around Rittenhouse Square but none I'd consider "Best in Philly" (though I haven't been to Lacroix in a long time). A 5-10 minute cab ride will get you to several of them though: Osteria, Bibou, Vedge, Kanella, and Zahav. I wouldn't recommend Vetri. Osteria is better and much less expensive.

        If you'd rather stay within easy walking distance of Rittenhouse I'd suggest, just north of the northeast corner of Rittenhouse Square.

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        1. re: Buckethead

          One other place in the Rittenhouse area to consider is Matyson. Their tasting menu is brilliant. They are doing Lobster this week, (closed on the Fourth).

        2. From best to worst, I would do Vetri, Bibou, Osteria, Kanella, and perhaps Zahav if you get the mesibah. is also very good, and just a few steps from Rittenhouse Square.

          1. 10 Arts by Ripert was very good. The salmon tartare was exquisite: perfect balance of fresh chives and Dijon mustard.

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            1. re: Rcsha

              I'm not sure when you were there but it took a steep downward turn after Jen Carroll left.

            2. If you're in for a weekend, try to get reservations for Lacroix's Sunday Brunch. It's unbelievable. Matyson remains one of my all time favorites, and is steps from the square. We just did the "Soft Shell Sunday" dinner and it was phenomonally delicious, and at $35 and BYOB one of the best deals in the city.

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              1. re: doxiemom

                I like LaCroix but do other people think that the food took a step down with the (somewhat) new chef? Of course the nice environment and attentive service can make you almost overlook the food...

                Of course another vote by me for the Mesibah at Zahav.

                1. re: bluehensfan

                  When we have guests from out of town, we take them to Zahav.