An old friend of mine is coming to town who used to be a sous chef at the Inn at Little Washington which for those of you who don't know is a VERY highly acclaimed restaurant. He now works for a food distribution company on the west coast and is in the city next week. He asked me for some ideas for him to eat at as he has never really visited Philadelphia.
He's basically going to be interested into anything new and inventive and eclectic. Right off the bat there are a number of BYO's that pop into my head like Bibou, Little Fish, Cuchon, Koo Zee Doo, ect. Unfortunently I just found out Bibou is closed until September on vacation though.
I'm wondering if anyone else has any reccomendations. The flare of some sweet Steven Starr-esque flourecent lighting wont impress him, this should be all about the food.