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Challenge to find place for special family dinner

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chowinpa Jul 17, 2012 05:04 PM

Hello friends,
I have a challenge! We are looking for a somewhat casual place to enjoy and celebrate with our family (9 of us.) Due to some dislikes in our group, Chinese and Italian are out. One person prefers plain food - roast chicken, chicken sandwich. Another prefers to eat healthy (plain fish, salads, etc...) I am having quite some trouble thinking of somewhere that fits the bill that everybody can enjoy. Eager to hear your suggestions! Thank you in advance for your help!

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    DaisyM Jul 17, 2012 05:32 PM

    How about Jones?

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      cook262 Jul 18, 2012 04:43 AM

      What is your price range?

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        cwdonald Jul 18, 2012 05:01 AM

        How about Supper. A bit more than plain, but I think it would satisfy your healthy eater, and your non adventurous eater. And they do have a nice space that should be able to accommodate 9.
        http://www.supperphilly.com.

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          barryg Jul 18, 2012 05:19 AM

          +1 for Supper. Great call for this scenario. A little more expensive than Jones but also better.

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        Bigley9 Jul 18, 2012 10:18 AM

        Bistrot la Minette would be another option

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          Hungryin theBurbs Jul 18, 2012 10:24 AM

          I was thinking Parc might work well too.

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            DaisyM Jul 18, 2012 01:13 PM

            I hadn't thought of Parc. Excellent baguettes and festive.

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              Buckethead Jul 18, 2012 01:20 PM

              Festive at Parc can be a problem with 9 people, I've been there with 2 people and had trouble hearing the other person.

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                DaisyM Jul 18, 2012 01:41 PM

                You are right! I seem to remember it is easier to talk in the space to the right when you enter.

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            chowinpa Jul 18, 2012 03:20 PM

            Thank you all so much! Great suggestions!

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              cook262 Jul 18, 2012 04:31 PM

              Just heed the warnings about the noise at Parc. Very much enjoy going there with one other person...regretted going when there were 4 of us due to the noise.

            2. CindyJ Jul 19, 2012 06:01 AM

              Do you want to be in center city, or in the burbs?

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                chowinpa Jul 19, 2012 09:21 AM

                Center City.
                Thanks again to all of you for these thoughtful replies and great ideas!

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