Hi: My wife and I will be visiting Philly toward the end of the year for a convention, staying downtown at the Ritz-Carlton. We would appreciate some restaurant recommendations for B, L & D within a 1-5 mile radius.
As the title suggests, quality of food is #1 by a mile. Other parameters: For us, the important factors are: honest food, local flavor, icons, character, reasonable prices, traditional/ethnic, casual. NOT so important are: trendy, celeb chefs, architectural grandeur, global/ nouvelle, fancy plating, fawning service, $$$$, big wine list, view, formal. We're more interested in places where you'd go for a "fix" of a certain thing, or take your brother or sister to, rather than places to see and be seen with biz associates over food. And we do not mean to exclude places that are true dives, as long as they're serving up great food, and are safe.
Also, any recs for a good lunch place near Fantes would be welcome.