I will be attending a graduation at Swarthmore in the next couple of weeks. I wish to arrange for a nice Sat. nite dinner for 6 people. After reviewing Chowhound, I have concluded that the rests. in the immediate vicinity of Swarthmore are not of interest. Is anyone able to suggest a VERY GOOD rest. in Phil. that would be a reasonably short drive (30 min. or less) from Swarthmore? I am unfamiliar with Philadelphia so I do not know which of the highly rated rests. would be most easily reached from Swarthmore, if any. Cost is not a consideration if food/service quality warrants the cost. Open to all cuisines except Japanese. A reasonably quiet ambience (one in which table conversation can be heard without difficulty) would be preferred.
Thanks to all responders.