I'm a senior art major at Swarthmore, and my thesis exhibition opens on Friday, April 22. This is a bigger deal than graduation, for me, so this is the event my family is gathering for. Most of 'em are coming down from the NYC metro area.
Planning a restaurant meal for this group is a bit challenging, because one member of our party cannot eat salt. I have been asked to do some research on places that will serve, say, plain grilled fish. (Yes, he can handle the amount of salt already present in saltwater fish.)
We had talked about Branzino and I called today, only to be somewhat brusquely informed that we would have to do a prix-fixe limited menu as a party of 10. This is obviously a problem for our salt-free dude, who cannot just choose a soup and a pasta, etc. I have a feeling we will not be reserving there.
So please help! We are 10 happy people, BYOB and cash-only absolutely no problem. We need great food with the option of plain roasted or grilled fish (heck, most of the rest of the party would probably order it too). Italian is great. Money not a huge object, but we'd like to be pretty casual.
- I'm skeptical about the cooked food at the Sansom Street Oyster House, but if they make a good piece of plain fish this might be an option. Looooove the raw bar, want to take whole family there, but the wine list sucks! If someone could tell me about the cooked food it might be really helpful.
- How about the rest of the Italian BYOBs? Do any of them serve great plain fish?
- Center City/Rittenhouse Square area and/or South Philly would be best.
I'd like to make this reservation as soon as possible, so your speedy help is greatly appreciated, 'hounds!