I'm in the suburbs west of Philadelphia, and looking for a nice place for dinner -- our fifteenth anniversary is on Wednesday, and even though it's a busy week (and our main celebration is planned for the weekend), we don't want to let the day itself go by without _some_ kind of event.
Now, here's the challenge: we don't want to schlep into Center City if we can help it, but we're not averse to traveling somewhat. I think we'd go half an hour to forty-five minutes for the right place. I know the city's even closer than that, but we'd rather not deal with the crowds and the noise you have at most of the better Philadelphia restaurants.
And, we have dietary constraints, too. Neither of us eat red meat, and I'm allergic to shellfish. And while we do eat fish and poultry, we don't like going to places that have a menu full of steak and lamb, and only two fish/chicken choices. Our preference is generally for a place that has a good selection of fish/chicken/vegetarian choices.
Anyone have any good ideas out in the suburbs? We're in Malvern, but as noted, we're willing to travel quite a bit for the right place. (To save some time, I'll mention that we eat so frequently at Nectar in Berwyn that it's not even in the running for this particular event.)
And, having said all of the above, I'm not totally averse to ideas in the city, if you know someplace that fits the bill and _isn't_ your typical loud, crowded, Steven-Starr-type of experience.
Thanks very much!