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Casual Lunch Near Rittenhouse Square

None of those things matter very much, but thanks for reminding me that I'm back in the land of weird liquor laws! I would like to think I could get a mimosa or a bloody mary if I wanted one anywhere I happen to land for brunch, but I have to remember that's not necessarily true here.

I've added Fitler to my list of places to try. I like the Sunday Supper menu.

Aug 28, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Casual Lunch Near Rittenhouse Square

Yum!! We love a good burger & fries!

Aug 28, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Casual Lunch Near Rittenhouse Square

Thanks.

Aug 28, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Casual Lunch Near Rittenhouse Square

Thanks, HitB, I've read your reviews in the past and I usually share your taste in food, so I believe what you're saying, but I have to start somewhere and make up my own mind as to what I will return to and not return to. This weekend is supposed to be stellar so I'm going with atmosphere and people watching. I will add your recs to my spreadsheet and the next time I'm in the Rittenhouse area I'll try some of your other suggestions. I do need to get to Federal Donuts, as I've been hearing about them long before I even moved back here! Thanks, I always appreciate a good honest opinion! BTW - how do you like Beau Monde? We might end the day there for a light, early dinner.

Aug 27, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Casual Lunch Near Rittenhouse Square

Thanks! Not good about Continental. Have you been to the other one? Just wondering if they have similar atmospheres. We won't be going to either one this time but had considered the one in Old City for a different visit.

Aug 27, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Casual Lunch Near Rittenhouse Square

Thanks! Had never heard of Tria. I like the lunch menu.

Aug 27, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Casual Lunch Near Rittenhouse Square

Jane G looks good but maybe a little dark for a beautiful sunny day. It's definitely going on my list though. Thanks!

Aug 26, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Casual Lunch Near Rittenhouse Square

That's a great list! The restaurant scene in Philly sure has changed since I lived here. Can't believe Marathon is still around though. Every menu looks great.

Do you have a favorite?

I made a reservation at Parc but really I would try all of these! I need to get into the city more often.

Aug 26, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Casual Lunch Near Rittenhouse Square

Looking for a great casual place for lunch or brunch on Saturday before heading to the Farmers Market. Thanks!

Aug 26, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Old Fashioned Hot Dogs with a Snap!

I love Sabrett's. My husband grew up in Manhattan and grew up eating while walking (and he misses it!) - so when we go visit his family we often grab a Sabrett's or a slice of pizza and walk down the street eating! They do have the snap.

Jul 23, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Old Fashioned Hot Dogs with a Snap!

That looks yummy!

So happy to hear about Iron Hill. We drive out to Ardmore to get our car serviced and occasionally just to drive out there because we used to live in Narberth, and we're always looking for places to score a sandwich. Thanks so much for posting that!

Jul 23, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Old Fashioned Hot Dogs with a Snap!

That sounds like the place to try! I've seen them there and they look good.

Jul 23, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Old Fashioned Hot Dogs with a Snap!

When did Iron Hill open in Ardmore?!

Jul 19, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Old Fashioned Hot Dogs with a Snap!

In MA I bought Blue Seal hot dogs from the deli case in most of the local grocery stores. Not sure if Blue Seal is sold around here but you might find a different brand. Just look in the deli case at your local supermarket.

Jul 17, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

"Real Marketplace" @ Jenkintown Train Station

Turns out I missed their opening because I was having my knee replaced. Ha.
I called them today to ask about seating and so far they are mostly take out but they do have a few tables. They do breakfast and lunch. And they also have a consignment shop in the space! Will have to see it to know what I think of that aspect.

I plan on trying them soon because they are close enough that I can actually walk there. I'll report back.

Jul 17, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

"Real Marketplace" @ Jenkintown Train Station

Was driving through the intersection of Glenside and Greenwood today and saw a sign for this place - advertising La Columbe coffee!

Has anyone been here or know anything about it? I'm excited! This is their website: http://www.marketplacereal.com/

Jul 17, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Glenside, PA [moved from PA board]

Sounds like you're looking for a drinking establishment more than a good restaurant :) I'm betting Robert's Block will be good when it opens - based on the other restaurants they own - and the place looks large! Might even have room for a dance floor.

Jun 29, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Main Line lunch

You will always be a New Yorker if you were born in NYC. Thanks for the tip about Ryan Christopher's. I "almost" got my husband there yesterday!

Jun 15, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Main Line lunch

A Taste of Britain looks interesting. Those crazy Brits - they even have "Children" (Lunch, Children, Dessert & Beverage) on their menu options! Who said they don't have a sense of humor!

Jun 15, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Main Line lunch

I would expect no less. The lunch menu looks good too.

Jun 15, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Main Line lunch

I'm sure it was the Wayne location where we ate but my memory is very bad and I can't find the date she opened there.

Jun 15, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Main Line lunch

Is that someone trying to jump on the Au bon Pain bandwagon?

When I Googled for Narberth restaurants Ryan Christopher's came up. Has anyone been there? The menu looks good. Just a brief look at the building and it looks like it occupies a space where we used to go for breakfast. Can't remember the name - Louie's or something like that. Anyone been to Ryan Christopher's?

Jun 15, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Main Line lunch

We didn't care for Hymie's when we lived in Narberth. We preferred the food and "atmosphere" at Murray's. I told my husband today we should try Hymie's since Murray's is not as good with the new owners, but he wouldn't. Lol

Haven't tried Nectar but have always loved Yangming.

arepo, do you know of a new-ish lunch/brunch place in Narberth?

Jun 14, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Main Line lunch

I wonder what year Margaret Kuo's opened there because I'm sure we ate at her restaurant on the Main Line before we moved away. Everyone was raving about it but we weren't that crazy about it. Maybe we should give it another try.

Jun 14, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Main Line lunch

That looks wonderful! This is definitely in my future. We left today before I got any feedback and I let my husband make the choice. He's a diner kind of guy.

he decided he wanted a turkey special from Murray's. Murray's isn't as good as it used to be but they still have decent NY style deli sandwiches. They no longer have that wonderful black bread they used to have. A pity. My husband is from Manhattan and I used to tell him that Murray's was the best NY deli I had ever eaten at!

Jun 14, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Main Line lunch

Going to the Main Line today. Lived there in the 90's but things have changed a lot. I seem to remember someone recently mentioning a new place in Narberth but I can't find the thread. I looked in Yelp, etc., and nothing sounded familiar. Maybe I was dreaming! Anyway, looking for a good lunch spot anywhere from Bala to Wayne. I know that White Dog Cafe has a location out there. If nothing else turns up maybe we will go there.

I think we need to create a post just for the Main Line. If one exists, could someone please point me to it. I looked but only found scattered mentions for Main Line dining.

Jun 14, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Heirloom in Chestnut Hill

Thanks for the recommendation. I've never been there.

Jun 11, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Heirloom in Chestnut Hill

I wasn't necessarily comparing, just making the point that Birchrunville is far superior and suggesting you try it if you hadn't already. Up to you really.

Jun 11, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Heirloom in Chestnut Hill

Yes, it takes some planning but it's worth it.

Jun 11, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia

Heirloom in Chestnut Hill

These pics are from Birchrunville Store Cafe. Have only been once but we're planning to go again in a few weeks. Takes a while to get a reservation. There were four of us and I think it's safe to say that no matter what you order it will be fantastic! We took a late seating and the candlelight was very nice. It's in the middle of nowhere so we took our time meandering through the backroads. The menu changes with the seasons. We had asparagus gazpacho w/crab, baked figs stuffed with goat cheese - and bacon, roasted beet salad, sole stuffed w/lobster and scallops w/beurre blanc, veal tenderloin (with chanterelles, green beans, risotto and potato rosettes), branzino wrapped in a thin crepe with a crab cake & shaved veggies, butterscotch cake with dulce de leche gelato and fruit, Grand Marnier creme brulee.... I was just looking at these pics a few days ago, daydreaming about our next visit.

Jun 10, 2015
JunieB in Philadelphia
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