Need a place that is no more than a short walk from Broad and Lombard for an after theater dinner
The couple who are joining us are on a limited budget and into plain(ish) food. The show should let out by 8:30. But, I don't want to spend more than 10 minutes at most walking there, so we don't end up eating closer to 9:00. Any suggestions for a reasonably priced place, quiet enough to have a conversation that meets these criteria? We're going on a week night, so a place that is somewhat noisy on the weekends but may be quieter during the week would work.
There's a Japanese place on Spruce between Broad and 13th (don't remember the name) that could work. Also there's Effie's on Pine and just short of 12th Street -- that's only 2 blocks and it's very reasonable. In addition to Greek specials they have very nice fresh fish roasted or broiled.
The Japanese is Makiman and they have a lot besides sushi, Effie's was the worst meal l have had in Philadelphia in 20 years.
While probably out of your friend's budget, for the best 'plain' food around, Farm & Fisherman across the street from the afforementioned Effie's is my pick for best in city currently.
If a meal of two of the non entree courses is enough for them they would get out for @ $30/pp
Perch Pub at Broad and Locust is pretty good. Certainly not outstanding, but should meet your requirements.