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mother and daughter visit to Philly

franniefrou | Feb 16, 201104:54 AM

Hi all,
I have scoured the board and though I have gleaned some great suggestions, I hope you'll indulge me as I write my specific request. My 60-something mother and I are visiting Philly this weekend and are looking for a great place for Saturday dinner and Sunday lunch. For those of you who know DC and NY, I am going to throw out some restaurants we love in these two places, as my mother has wonderful and very specific taste! For dinner she usually prefers white tablecloths, great atmosphere, wonderful service, but not too expensive or shishi. In DC, we love Nora, the Blue Duck Tavern and Bistrot Le Pic. In NY we love Balthazar, Sfoglia, and the little places in the West Village. She is not a big fan of spicy food, or haute cuisine (no foam please!)- just great New American or Italian, local produce, etc. What can you recommend in Philadelphia?? For lunch, we love French, clean and modern. Yes, I mentioned that we're picky.

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