Just thought I'd share some great places I found in Philly while there at a conference.
Novelty (3rd, just south of Market - Old City) had a great atmosphere. I had the "Novelty Box", a sort of tasting menu made up of four individual dishes. Perfect to get a taste of all the specialties in one sitting. Desserts were great too. (www.noveltyrestaurant.com)
!Pasion! (211 S 15th St) was a fabulous Nuevo Latino place. We sat at the ceviche bar, and had the tasting menu there too. DELICIOUS! (www.pasionrestaurant.com)
Tangerine (232 Market St - Old City) was an ultra-hip Moroccan place that had great food to boot. (www.tangerinerestaurant.com)