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Rouge -- yay or nay, and alternative suggestions for next visit

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Rouge -- yay or nay, and alternative suggestions for next visit

mushroomaffairs | Aug 2, 2012 09:44 AM

I had a recent work trip in Philly and stumbled upon Rouge and a bunch of other restaurants around the park. It was one of those "let's just go here" moments because we were both tired from traveling (with my boss).

We split a few of the small plates - spring rolls, tuna and beef tartare dishes, a tomato dish with heirloom tomatoes, calamari and a cheese plate. I wound up ordering a salad and he did order a main dish (can't remember).

I won't go into a deep description but I thought the food was just ok. It wasn't bad or terrible by any means, but given the prices, esp. for apps, it was somewhat lackluster and everything appeared to be at room temperature, including my salad.

We'll being heading back to Philadelphia in a couple of weeks (these are day-only trips). Is there a nice place within walking distance of Walnut St.? Or is it worth making a detour to Pat's or Geno's? i've never to either place and I've always wanted to go there, at least to take a picture, lol. :)

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