My husband and I are planning a weekend trip up to Philadelphia in March without our son before our second child is born. I lived there for 7 years about 5 years ago and haven't been back without my son since then. I think I've been to most of the restaurants that have been around for a long time-- most of the older Steven Starr spots (Morimoto, Budakan, Alma de Cuba), Le Bec Fin, good cheese steak places, etc. . . . But I was totally overwhelmed when I saw the latest lists of newer, great restaurants in Philly-- they all look great and I don't know how to start narrowing it down.
I'm looking for restaurants that are newish in the last couple years and special in some way (could be fancy/ expensive or hole in the wall). But interesting food. (we live in DC so have plenty of good restaurants here-- so interesting/ unique is really important).
We'd rather stick to Center City (though south, like Queen Village area is okay too) and will probably base where we stay on where we plan to eat.
Any help is appreciated! Thanks!!