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suggestion for tonight?

sylviag Feb 1, 2013 07:56 AM

We will be attending a concert tonight at 4th and Chestnut.
Any suggestions for a casual place for dinner?
We don't prefer Mexican or Indian.
Anything else is okay, including pizza.

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    arepo RE: sylviag Feb 1, 2013 08:20 AM

    What about Jones for comfort food. Not fancy but deli-like.
    I think it's at 7th & Chestnut. Not sure.

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      JanR RE: sylviag Feb 1, 2013 08:32 AM

      I'm thinkmg The Plough and the Stars or Serrano but haven't been to either in years.

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        Buckethead RE: sylviag Feb 1, 2013 09:03 AM

        I'd go to the Khyber Pass, also good and casual around there are Aqua (Malaysian) at 7th and Chestnut and Kisso (Japanese) at 4th and Race. The latter two are probably better if you're looking for something quieter.

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          PhillyA RE: Buckethead Feb 1, 2013 09:13 AM

          I second Khyber, although it could be pretty busy on a Friday night, and it can be pretty loud.

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          barryg RE: sylviag Feb 1, 2013 09:42 AM

          If it were me I would go to Khyber Pass too.

          Red Owl, restaurant in the new Hotel Monaco at 5th & Chestnut is not bad (a bit overpriced IMO). Bistro 7 on 3rd St (BYOB) is supposed to be pretty good but I have not tried it.

          1. Bacchus101 RE: sylviag Feb 1, 2013 11:36 AM

            Close by at 433 Chestnut Street, The Red Owl Tavern seems to be getting the entire range of reviews on their food, very good to disappointing. Comments concerning venue (rooms with a view) and service seem consistently good. Love to hear your thought on the place.

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              kagoo RE: sylviag Feb 1, 2013 01:49 PM

              Probably too late, but if BYOB is OK and 2nd and Arch isn't too far, Chloe (on Arch between 2nd and 3rd) is excellent.

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                Beulah RE: kagoo Feb 2, 2013 10:40 AM

                Between 2nd and 3rd on Chestnut is Amada which is always excellent. On 4th and Chestnut is Buddakan which can be interesting. Chloe is good and doesn't take reservations. Red Owl was OK but somewhat disappointing. You've got a zillion restaurants on Chestnut between Front and 2nd, including Han Dynasty and Zento, both excellent.

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                sylviag RE: sylviag Feb 2, 2013 02:15 PM

                Thanks so much for all the suggestions.
                We ended up eating at home!
                But we go to concerts at the Philosophical Society (on Chestnut between 4th and 5th) frequently, and it was good to know about all the possibilities nearby.
                I'm sure we will make use of the information.

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