Hi, I am looking for a place to bring a group of academics for a dinner (not terribly formal) in center city philadelphia. Would like it to be a place where we can talk informally for a few hours over dinner. The group is staying at 18th and Market, so something in reasonable walking distance would be preferred. Say not more that $40 or $50 for food (max).
Yeah, I can think of Maggiano's Little Italy, but the last time I was there is was too loud and declasse.
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