If not for the fact that the noise level (as is the case in the majority of venues these days) was too loud, I would have to rate Le Cheri as the finest meal I have had in Center City in a long time.
Not only is it in an historic landmark that is appealing to the eye but the design is quite lovely with watercolor frescos on the walls.
The tables are set apart enough from one another that you don't feel like you are jammed together.
The small bar is a convivial place -- we actually struck up a conversation with a lovely young couple while waiting for our friends to arrive.
The food is beyond description and one can immediately tell that there is a talented chef behind the doors of that kitchen.
This location has seen its share of woes with untimely closings but this time I think Charlotte and Pierre Calmels, long known by a more popular name, Bibou, have found the right "recipe" for success.