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Fabulous lunch this Friday

AmblerGirl Jul 10, 2012 07:31 PM

My husband and I took of this Friday to spend some quality time together and enjoy some fabulous grown up meals. We have a three year old and never get a chance to go out as a couple anymore, it's usually the three of us and we eat somewhere that is kid friendly. Any suggestions for a delicious grown up lunch this Friday? It can be in the city or elsewhere (though if we take a long drive we will also want to find some fun things to do near lunch)? We used to go out to eat together all the time, but now it's been so long that I have gone out as a grown up I do not even know where to begin!

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    Philly Ray RE: AmblerGirl Jul 10, 2012 07:40 PM

    How about the Khyber in Old City? Great food and beer selection.

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      cwdonald RE: Philly Ray Jul 11, 2012 02:59 AM

      Osteria does lunch on Fridays. Its a good way to experience the restaurant without breaking the bank. JG Domestic in the Cirra center has a fantastic crab cake special for lunch every Friday.

      And since you are in the city then you could either go see the new Barnes Museum or go to the Gaugin,, Cezanne Matisse Visions of Arcadia exhibit at the Philadelphia art Museum.

      On south street I really like Brauhuas Schmitz for lunch, and about two blocks away is Philadelphia Magic Gardens, an installation of Mosaics by Isaiah Zagar. that is pretty incredible (and only takes about thirty minutes to go through), and admission is only five dollars.. http://www.philadelphiasmagicgardens....

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      george2 RE: AmblerGirl Jul 11, 2012 04:04 AM

      Lacroix. Get the royal adult treatment at a table with a view of Rittenhouse Square. Walk the neighborhood, to the Barnes, the Mütter Museum, Freeman Auctions or ?

      1. Bacchus101 RE: AmblerGirl Jul 11, 2012 07:02 AM

        Perhaps for a shorter drive: Georges or The White Dog in Wayne. Fun things to do, ahhhh well.

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          Hungryin theBurbs RE: AmblerGirl Jul 11, 2012 07:45 AM

          Fun! My husband and I also do this. We usually try to go someplace that is difficult with kids, or where the kids won't eat the food. Had great recent lunches at Osteria, Barbuzzo, and Han Dynasty. It really depends on what kind of food you are looking for.

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            Unkle Al RE: AmblerGirl Jul 11, 2012 09:52 AM

            I would strongly urge you to enjoy dim sum at Joy Tsin Lau on Race Street in Chinatown. It may not be the best dim sum in the world but it is lots of fun and the food is very good if you arrive between 11:15 and 12:15. They have carts and you can select from myriad dishes. It will probably not cost you more than about $30.00 for two and you will have enjoyed many, many different dishes. The carts lend a lot to the experience. This is something that you cannot get in the suburbs and you will have a great time.

            The folks at Joy Tsin Lau are real nice but their English is somewhat limited. The ladies pushing the carts will try to help you and explain what is in each dish. Most of the dishes you will be able to identify just by looking at them. Some of my favorite dishes are small crispy whole quail, all types of steamed dumplings, whole fried shrimp etc.

            You will then find yourself in Chinatown and center city a great place from which to amble (or mosey).

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              sylviag RE: AmblerGirl Jul 12, 2012 12:42 PM

              You've had some good suggestions here. If it were me, I'd go to Osteria or Lacroix. Had a great dinner recently at the Fountain restaurant at the Four Seasons, but I don't know about their lunch.
              And - there is a very lovely dining room in the Art Museum - nice setting, and then you are in the museum. I think it's called Granite Hill. Also, R2L is fun - you're way at the top, overlooking the whole city. If you go there (on 16th St. just south of Market) ask for a window view.

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                tzanghi RE: AmblerGirl Jul 12, 2012 04:41 PM

                Judging by the date, I think the OP may have changed the idea... http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/858249

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