I am traveling to Philly for one day this weekend to surprise my husband. Philly is his home town but we've sadly never spent time there together -- native new yorkers.
I'd like to take him to a unique and interesting setting that is not an obvious choice. We prefer small restaurants with interesting menus, excellent food. Also prefer places that emphasize locally grown foods/free-range meats. But none of these factors are requirements. I'm really just looking for suggestions of diamond in the rough/non-obivous spots where two people can have a unique and delicious first anniversary meal (that will impress a Philly native who has already heard of the le bec fin's in the city). I also do not necessarily need it to be the fanciest digs (e.g., Babbo is not surprisingly my favorite spot in NYC and its not exactly "fancy").
Thanks so much for suggestions. Any cuisine and price point is acceptable. Also any area is fine but we are likely staying in Rittenhouse Square.
Is Friday Saturday Sunday good/great?
A friend also mentioned Southwark but I dont know any restaurants in Philly, period.
Thanks for input!