I'm taking my husband to Philly in late March for his birthday and his best friend and his wife are going to meet us. I'm looking for a great BYOB where we can actually have a conversation. I'd like the food to be American, New American, seafood, steakhouse or some sort of asian or asian/fusion. Since we will be able to bring our own wine, pricing isn't really an issue. We are staying in downtown Philly, so I'd like to eat downtown as well.
We will probably go to Tria for drinks beforehand.
I did a chowhound search and didn't see anything on thsi topic, but if I missed a post/thread, please post the link. A few places I'm looking at are: Matyson, Pumpkin, Fond, Cochon, and Bistro 7
Also, a question for a BYOB newbie - can you only bring wine, or can you bring hard alcohol in a flask as well?