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Lunch and Dinner in the Philly

Heatherb | Dec 25, 201007:09 AM

Planning a trip to Philly, and I've been browsing the board trying to find something, since I'm the trip planner (I'm bad at it, but better at it than my friends). But it's an awful lot of information to process, the restaurant lineup seems to change regularly, and I'm having trouble visualizing the layout of the city, frankly. So I'm tossing out a plea to the Chowhounders in Philly for their recommendations.

It will be 3 thirty-something women who are basically the direct opposite of the characters in Sex and the City, and we're taking the train in from West Trenton. We're kind of looking to indulge as one of us is rarely in the area, but we don't want to go anywhere that jeans would be out of place. We'll probably start out in Old City and then work our way across to the Rodin museum. We'd like to stop at Reading Terminal Market as well (I'm thinking we do that as one of our last stops maybe?), but I don't know that we'd like to eat there - maybe just to shop before we catch the train?

In any case, we'll be planning on lunch as soon as or shortly after we get there (right around noon) and we'll probably be heading from the Market East station to Old City. We prefer pubs with above-average food and bistro type places. We don't want to go to a BYOB or an Italian restaurant (we have plenty of both in our hometown). And one of us is a vegetarian.

We probably won't drink at dinner, so a BYOB would be fine then, and we'll be eating WAY early (like 4:30/5 pm) and coming back across the city from the Rodin Museum (hopefully with a stop at Reading Terminal Market if I've got the layout in my head correct).

I don't expect anybody to plan our trip or anything, but if our jumble of criteria fit a place off the top of your head, I'd love some ideas.

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