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AGOTT Aug 6, 2012 06:10 AM

looking for a fun, and delicious byob for a friday night in philly. open to anything in the center city vicinity with a 20-40 pp pricetag. any suggestions?

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    cwdonald RE: AGOTT Aug 6, 2012 06:20 AM

    A comment on your price range. It is going to be difficult to get in the 20 dollar price range, unless you go to Chinatown. If you are closer to the 40+ price range, you have more options.

    Lolita on 13th street is a good option. BYO tequila mixer.. they have marguarita mixer there for you. Prices may be a bit high given your price range.

    Russet is a really nice place on 15th street. Much quieter atmosphere. Pumpkin on south street would be a similar type of place. Price is definitely going to be on the upper end for each of those restaurants.

    Italian places like Branzino might be another option. Lower priced than the two I referenced above. Will work if you have an app and a primi may not work if you want an app primi and entree.

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      AGOTT RE: cwdonald Aug 6, 2012 06:35 AM

      I've actually been to lolita and was at russet recently - liked both but looking for something new. lolita was a nice suggestion - I'd actually like to find something with a similar vibe but different cuisine.

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        JanR RE: cwdonald Aug 6, 2012 08:36 AM

        Second Pumpkin. Really good food. Yes, it would be closer to your $40 limit but worth it.

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        arepo RE: AGOTT Aug 6, 2012 06:20 AM

        Try Poppolino's at 5th & Fairmount for great Italian
        Agree that Branzino is also a fine option.

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          AGOTT RE: arepo Aug 6, 2012 06:36 AM

          does poppolinos have a tasting menu? and if so, would you happen to know the cost per person?

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            arepo RE: AGOTT Aug 6, 2012 09:04 AM

            I don't recall if Poplino's had a tasting menu -- sorry. And yes, it is far from City Hall.

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              cwdonald RE: arepo Aug 6, 2012 09:21 AM

              When they opened they originally had a tasting menu for 40 dollars. I do not know if it is currently offered. It is not on the website. I would call the restaurant if that is of interest to you.

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          Buckethead RE: AGOTT Aug 6, 2012 06:55 AM

          Kanella is my favorite BYO in CC (one of the best in the entire city) and easily meets your price point, I'd go there. Russet is OK but overpriced in my opinion, and the food is not as interesting as Kanella.

          I haven't been to Popolino but it's pretty far from City Hall.

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            cwdonald RE: Buckethead Aug 6, 2012 06:57 AM

            +1 for Kanella. My only experience is food is a bit on the salty side there. And I agree about Russet in terms of price.

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            barryg RE: AGOTT Aug 6, 2012 09:27 AM

            Not quite Center City but Ulivo or Hosteria Da Elio would work and are affordable.

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              urbanfabric RE: AGOTT Aug 6, 2012 11:34 AM

              It's on the higher end, but I recently had a dinner with some girlfriends at Cochon. (And technically out of CC). If you stick with 2 courses at Farm & Fisherman, I think you can keep the cost down there as well.

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                lawgirl3278 RE: AGOTT Aug 6, 2012 11:46 AM

                My friends did a girls night at Branzino (back room) and we had a blast. I don't know if it's in your price point, but Izumi in S. Philly is a great sushi byob. Cafe de Laos is also good, but there's not much else around there for post-dinner.

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                  bonappetite RE: AGOTT Aug 7, 2012 06:30 PM

                  +1 for Kanella. Also, right on Pine between 13th and Broad is Giorgio's on Pine which would probably easily stay in your range. A more generic menu if picky eaters in the group

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                    AGOTT RE: AGOTT Aug 7, 2012 08:11 PM

                    thanks for all the suggestions guys!

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