Just a brief report on places near the Kimmel Center where we've been recently:
Russet - one block away, at 1521 Spruce
It was lovely. Food was delicious, creative, well-prepared. My husband (the cook) thought his Striped Bass was outstanding. My duck breast was excellent, with a great accompanying sauce.
Only criticism might be that the menu is very small and might not have something for everyone.
It changes frequently; you can check it on their website. byob.
Hadn't been there for a while, but it was as good as ever. Only two and a half blocks away. Food and service were a pleasure. byob.
Shiroi Hana - two blocks away, on 15th Street
Always dependable, sushi is fresh, fried oysters quite good, service excellent.
No reservations but we have never had a problem. As always, terrific!
Wonderful chowder, oysters fresh or fried, etc.
We would love to have more reasonably priced places to go before our concerts,
but so far there is limited choice. We will be returning to the ones listed above.