Here are my requirements:
From Philly, where there are more great Italian restaurants than I could possibly ever get to, so Italian is out. Portuguese is totally underepresented in Philly and we ate at Chiado several years ago and liked it a lot. Chiado seems to be the only "best" Portuguese in the lists. Also, want one very special dinner for my husband's birthday. We like sushi, but not enough to have it be one of just 3 meals in a city we seldom get to. And, finally, with so many good choices in the city and since, we'll have no car, no place further than a 10 minute cab ride or easy public transit access.
We will try Lai Wah Heen for lunch, so that leaves us with the following:
George, Chiado, Woodlot, Nota Bene, Splendido, Colborne Lane. Please help us decide.
I see that Black Hoof appeared both years, but the menu seemed a bit heavy. I know that there are mixed opinions about Canoe, so we will go there for a drink.