hi - I'm originally from philly, haven't lived there in years... so my knowledge on great restaurants is non-existent. i'm visiting philly for a bachelorette evening in mid-january during the week. not the cheesy, corny, male stripper bachelorette evening, but more of an amazing restaurant experience, great food & wine, followed by a comedy club & maybe some bar hopping. there's about 8-10 people going. i'm looking for mid level affordable type of restaurant. italian, french, american (no steakhouses) - cheaper is always nice, but if i have to splurge, i'll totally do it. i'm looking into manayunk, center city, old city, rittenhouse square areas.
i've gotten some recommendations so far that all sound amazing - Supper, Melograno, La Viola & Meritage. I want to hear what fellow chowhounders recommend, and if i'm on the right track w/ my list, and should just pick one of those.
thanks for your help!