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Jan 4, 2013 02:34 PM

Weekday business dinner recommendations in/around Four Seasons Philadelphia

One pescatarian and one wine snob (with the emphasis on "snob").

No real budget requirements.

Will have car.

Thank you.

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  1. Is there a reason you don't want to eat at the Four Season's? It has a reputation for accommodating snobs.

    Great wine lists: Meritage at 20th street, Panorama in the Penns Wise hotel would certainly work for the oenophile. Best wine by the glass selection in the city.

    Osteria is not bad, and I like the service from the wine steward there. Pescaterian would have choice of apps, pizza and mains there.

    Little Fish is a great BYO that if you could encourage the oenophile to bring the wine would make everyone happy.

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    1. re: cwdonald

      No, there's no particular reason we would shun the Fountain.

      I'm just looking for other options.

      Thanks for your thoughts.

    2. If the biz is paying I'd do Fountain at 4S.

      1. Lacroix always has great fresh fish and a very good wine list. Nice view of Rittenhouse Square is a bonus.

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        1. re: george2

          Eh. I'm not a fan of Lacroix. Too many fussy presentations. I find the food odd.

          1. re: sal_acid

            I have no idea what you're referring to. The presentation is no different than Fountain. Please be specific about the "odd food."

            1. re: george2

              Last time I was there (8 mos ago) I had several dishes with little bits of food on the plate that cooled quickly...hints of deconstruction...a weird dessert. Not at all like Fountain that time anyway.

              1. re: sal_acid

                Other than the cooled food I still have no idea what you mean. "Little bits of food ... weird dessert."

                I had the tasting menu there and the portions were small but beautifully presented. Portions for the regular Fountain menu were larger but also beautifully presented.

                To each his own...

                1. re: george2

                  It was 8 mos ago. All I remember is the bad impression.

        2. Le Bec Fin would be able to fulfill your pescatarian and wine snob interests and will fit well into the "no real budget requirements". Rittenhouse Square will offer some interesting choices in very nice park side restaurants. Parc and the Rittenhouse Tavern have nice environs, good food and quite drinkable wine,less formal but not sure about the snob part. Excellent choices in Philadelphia restaurants within an easy walk or short cab ride; park your car.