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Feb 11, 2014 09:14 AM

Solo dining

Hi all, I could use a little help...
I'll be in Philly for 3 days next week, staying midtown. I won't have a car, so something within walking distance is preferred (up to a mile), but this is not a deal breaker. No limits on $ or cuisine type. Nothing too fancy (i.e., would want to wear jeans). Thanks!

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  1. Midtown doesnt make a lot of sense... what hotel are you staying in?

    2 Replies
    1. re: cwdonald

      Holiday Inn Express on Walnut. I'm taking a course that is being held there. Wouldn't have been my first choice.

      1. re: japanabanana

        Pretty much all of Center City is within a mile of your hotel - there are dozens of good places to eat in that area.
        Most restaurants you'll see mentioned on this board meet your requirements.

    2. As a starter on choices you may consider the Zahav with tall two tops by the windows. You would not be or feel out of place dining alone in nice jeans at Parc, Tria, Barbuzzo or Village Wiskey among may others. To CW's point Midtown is not usually used as an area indicator in Philadelphia. Hope these will give you a start.

      1. you can wear jeans to literally any restaurant in philadelphia.

        1. Right across the street from the Academy of Music is a popular place for delicious food if you are a Greek seafood lover, called Estia. A personal favorite.

          1. Can eat a delicious meal at the bar at Vedge
            Casual clothing absolutely fine
            Good drinks and appetizers