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Dinner near Society Hill Playhouse

PattiCakes Oct 3, 2012 12:32 PM

Not until November, but I'm planning in advance : )

Friday night show at 8:00. Are there any good, but not humongously expensive places in the area? There will be 4 in our party, all adventurous with respect to food.

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    Buckethead Oct 3, 2012 12:52 PM

    Brauhaus Schmitz, Supper, and Percy St. Barbecue are all within a block or two of there, I like Brauhaus the best of those three and it's also the least expensive. A little further away are Little Fish and Bistrot La Minette, those are a bit more expensive though and I'm not a fan of the food at BLM (especially for the prices).

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      JanR Oct 4, 2012 06:16 AM

      Second Little Fish. Also, why not just go to Southwark for drinks?

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        PattiCakes Oct 4, 2012 08:53 AM

        I hear you, and that makes mores sense, but my sister is focused on Del Frisco's. Everyone but my husband has been there, and she wants him to see it. She's also in love with their martini. It's her belated birthday celebration, so.....

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      Bigley9 Oct 3, 2012 12:58 PM

      In addition to B-head's recommendations, I'd add Southwark which is 4 blocks away. My first thought though was Bistrot La Minette (2 1/2 blocks), because I do like the food there, and Supper. Also not too far is Cucina Forte (800 S Eighth), but it is BYO

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        barryg Oct 3, 2012 01:02 PM

        In addition to all above -- Nomad Pizza on 7th between South & Bainbridge. Incredible pizza.

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          urbanfabric Oct 3, 2012 04:36 PM

          I second Nomad, excellent and affordable.

        2. PattiCakes Oct 4, 2012 06:06 AM

          Thanks for the suggestions. We will be going with my sister and BIL. Hubby has been wanting to try Brauhaus Schmitz, but BIL (who lived in Germany for many years) is not a fan. We may try that one on our own.

          Not sure we want to go as casual as pizza, and BYOB is doable. I'll check out Supper and Percy St. BBQ. Keep those suggestions coming.

          We will be coming from Market East station, and Sis wants to start at Del Frisco's for a martini, so we could do dinner closer to there & just cab it to the playhouse.

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            caganer Oct 4, 2012 06:55 AM

            Though I don't know when your brother-in-law last ate at Brauhaus Schmitz, it has gotten better over the last couple of years.
            I thought everything but the sausage was awful when it opened but I've had really good food there in the last year. The beer list has also improved with the addition of some really interesting beers from smaller German breweries - not at all just the standards and again better than when it opened.
            It might be worth a second try.

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              PattiCakes Oct 4, 2012 08:44 AM

              Thanks, caganer. He went early on, which may explain it. I'll test the waters and see if he wants to try again. Hubby and I have been craving some good German food and have even thought of driving out to Fleetwood, to Alexander's German, a place that was touted on the chow thread about Oktoberfest.

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              barryg Oct 4, 2012 07:35 AM

              Just a little farther, Cochon (BYOB) is very good.

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                PhillyA Oct 4, 2012 07:51 AM

                I love Supper. I don't know that I would really call it adventurous, but it I've had really good food there. Great desserts, too.

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                  PattiCakes Oct 4, 2012 08:49 AM

                  By 'adventurous" I really meant that we'll try anything -- no restrictions on cuisine.

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