Hi all! What a great group of commentators on this board.
My wife and I will be in Philly for two dinners in what is essentially a birthday getaway for my better half. I'd love to get your take on where we should go.
We're staying in Society Hill but have a car and don't mind a bit of an adventure, although there does seem to be many good places right downtown.
We both love good food, with particular hankerings for high-quality ingredients inventively prepared. We tend to go the fish and veggie route but neither of us say no to red meat on occasion. We generally veer toward lighter, New American and Asian preparations as opposed to heavy, classically European dishes.
The one thing that we don't like is stuffy, overly formal atmospheres and we certainly aren't interested in paying extra for exclusivity. We prefer livelier places where the emphasis is on the food and not on the pomp. We'd also prefer something that is either unique to Philly or originated in Philly.
A few places mentioned on this board already have caught my eye. But I think I'll hold off on mention those and just see what people offer.