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Planning early for next restaurant week....opinions/feedback appreciated

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Planning early for next restaurant week....opinions/feedback appreciated

dave80jc | Jul 19, 2007 10:24 AM

Ok well the last time I kinda forgot about restaurant week (plus I am an accountant so I was starting to get busy at work anyway) but now I'm looking ahead to the next one coming up in September. Since my birthday is also during this week and because we missed out on the last one, I have decided that my girlfriend and I are going to one restaurant each day and I want to get my reservations in EARLY since I always procrastinate and then never get what I want.

Here are the 5 that I am thinking about making reservations for:

1) Alma de Cuba
2) Amada
3) Mercato
4) Tangerine
5) Upstares at Varalli (if I can get a window seat overlooking the Ave of the Arts)

Other possible choices are Cuba Libre (if no Alma reservations), El Vez, Estia, Lacroix at the Rittenhouse, Susanna Foo.

I have been in Philly for two years now and haven't really experienced much of the dining experience of the city, so I am just looking to try some new places and see how the atmosphere/service/etc. is without breaking the bank.

The only places that I have eaten in the city are Overtures, Matyson, and Valanni - all of which were nice. I live in Manayunk so most of the time I just grab something there.

Now my questions.....which restaurant should I go to during my birthday night (Wed) and are any of the ones that I mentioned to be avoided?

Thanks.

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