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Alert: Le Bec Fin is on Rue La La right now

I believe it's only through Rue La La.

Jul 06, 2011
pat j in Philadelphia

Alert: Le Bec Fin is on Rue La La right now

Just got it! Runs till 8/31. 7 courses w/3 wine pairings. And Bibou is closed in August-so I'm set!

Jul 06, 2011
pat j in Philadelphia

byob open monday in CC?

I'm pretty sure Hoof and Fin closed a couple weeks ago.

Jun 07, 2011
pat j in Philadelphia

Sunday Dinner Specials?

Bibou: $45- 4 courses.

Mar 27, 2011
pat j in Philadelphia

Sprechen zie Deutsch?

Don't know how far this is but it's the most authentic we've had in tri state area. Been going for years.
Sebastian's Schnitzelhaus
43 Fort Dix St. Wrightstown NJ. 609-724-9609. BYO. Closed Mon.
I'm craving their spatzel right now!

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Sebastian's Schnitzelhaus
43 Fort Dix St, Wrightstown, NJ 08562

Feb 19, 2011
pat j in Philadelphia

943

Cash only.

Feb 18, 2011
pat j in Philadelphia

943

$66 w/out tip. Most reasonable dinner we've had in awhile!

Feb 18, 2011
pat j in Philadelphia

943

My husband & I went there last night...they just opened last week. Nice space...plenty of room between tables. They started us out with a small bowl of nuts, cheese and salami cubes and bread with very tasty chimichurri dip. Then they sent out an oxtail and trotter terrine- amazing! It wasn't a menu item and the waitress said the chef sends out something different each night.
We ordered the ham & the chicken empanadas-compared very favorably to ones we had daily on vac. in Buenos Aires. Haven't had any as good in Phila. H had the mixed grill..very nice portion -the blood sausage and grilled sweetbreads were standouts. I had the breaded chicken-very good-but not an exciting choice! Also loved the duck fat fingerlings that were served with both our entrees. Shared dessert-bread pudding-it was ok-probably not necessary and a rather heavy choice after all we ate! Chef/owner came out to speak with us-nice guy.
They weren't crowded but they're new and it was a weeknight. For the quality and price I think they'll catch on soon. We'll definitely be back.

Feb 17, 2011
pat j in Philadelphia

Monsu-A report

Went last night-made the reservation through Modo Mio. Worth the parking issues! Still love Modo Mio.. but I can see coming here for awhile. The portions were large...not turista menu sized. We had 2 antipasta -split a pasta- 2 secondi- split a dessert and it was too much food for us...I had to bring 3/4 of my secondi home. We'd definitely order less next time...which I'm hoping is soon!

Jan 29, 2011
pat j in Philadelphia

Crepes

There's a place in the RTM, or was, several years ago. Needed to buy some for my sons french class.

Jan 16, 2011
pat j in Philadelphia

Little Fish is back, better than ever

Found it...267 455 0172. But they said call Fish if you can't get through.

Jan 05, 2011
pat j in Philadelphia

Little Fish is back, better than ever

Call Fish. They gave it to me the other day but now I can't find it.

Jan 05, 2011
pat j in Philadelphia

Where Do You Want to Go in 2011?

Went to Kennett soon after they opened-had the lamb burger and the risotto. Great beer/cocktail list.

Dec 30, 2010
pat j in Philadelphia

Looking for Good BYOB

Meme is not a byob, except, I think, on Wed. nights.

Jan 17, 2010
pat j in Pennsylvania

Bread Pudding, Center City Philadelphia

Jack's Firehouse used to have it with chocolate bourbon sauce. Not sure if it was on the dinner menu...we use to get it at the bar.

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Jack's Firehouse
2130 Fairmont Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Nov 10, 2009
pat j in Pennsylvania

Any Stella Early Reports?

We (myself, husband, & son(15) went Wed around 9. No reservations, waited around 30 minutes for an inside table (plenty outside),
Ordered 3 pizzas, I forget the names..1. clam with brocolli rabe...great; 2. Tartufo..blk. truffle, fontina, egg, & parm...pretty good 3. proscuitto, smoked mozzarella, arugula...ok.
With 1 small glass of wine, beer, and soda (really good from Kutztown) it came to about $85 with tip.
No problem with limp crusts and I'm glad we tried it...I'd go back..but I wasn't wowed...so no rush! For us, it's better suited for a late night snack... next time I'd share a small plate and a pizza.

Oct 03, 2009
pat j in Pennsylvania

Fond in Philadelphia

We ate their Thurs. The octopus salad, halibut w/pea ravioli and the pavlova were excellent! The corn risotto, salmon, and chocolate dessert, were good...not excellent. French press coffee was a bit watered down.
Only a couple nights in...but we had a couple service issues...the waiter started giving our wine to another customer and their wasn't enough coffee for the 2 of us...so they brought more...which could explain why it was watery!
But they were very nice and attentive and I chalked it up to being the first week.

As far as a comparison to Bibou...Fond is pretty much in the same ballpark price wise...maybe a bit less. Service and ambience-wise...Bibou is more polished- even their first week. But Fond really fits well the the vibe on Passyunk. I'm happy to see a replacement for Clementines.
All this being said...we'll return soon!

Sep 09, 2009
pat j in Pennsylvania

Fond

Thanks, Buckethead. I saw the menu, but no prices. I'll let you know how we make out!

Sep 02, 2009
pat j in Pennsylvania

Fond

I'm wondering if anyone has been yet? We have reservations for tomorrow. I've seen the menu...but no prices. More LBF alum...if it'sanything like Bibou and I'll have two favorite spots!
Thanks.

Sep 02, 2009
pat j in Pennsylvania

Bibou (former Pif location)

Went last night and you really couldn't tell it was their first. Enjoyed it so much we're going back Sunday! Had the salmon with corn cream and escargot with fava bean app.
Very different take on the escargot...enjoyed both them very much. Hangar steak and duck were great...potatoes with the steak was a nice change rather than frites. Both cooked to perfection. Desserts were good...bit pricey...mango meringue tart and chocolate millefeille (sp?). About $130 for the 2 of us ...certainly well spent! Probably would share a dessert next time. Diet starts Monday so this is our last meals weekend until we drop some significant lbs...glad we got this in!!

May 07, 2009
pat j in Pennsylvania

Bibou (former Pif location)

Many thanks! I'll report back!

May 05, 2009
pat j in Pennsylvania

Bibou (former Pif location)

I heard they were opening this week. and am anxious to go. Can't seem to get a phone number. Has anyone else heard anything? Thanks.

May 05, 2009
pat j in Pennsylvania

Has anyone been to Coquette lately (2009)?

We were at the bar on a Friday night (10ish)several weeks ago. Drinks were great (Manhattans)...and oysters were only a $1! Also had the pate which was only ok. Unfortunately the place was empty. When we left, around 11:30, there was only one couple left at the bar and the dining room wasempty.

May 01, 2009
pat j in Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, BYOB, 8-10 people

Check out Piccolo Forno. http://www.piccolo-forno.com/.
We were in Pittsburgh this past weekend to visit our son and we really enjoyed it.
Despite being Valentine's Day, we were seated right away, the service was prompt and friendly and the food was great. We'd definitely return. It isn't a big place but they had a few larger parties there. It's about 10 minutes from the city center.

Feb 19, 2009
pat j in Pennsylvania

Great food in Pittsburgh near Wm. Penn Hotel Omni

Thanks for the suggestions. Sounds like we'll be in good shape for the weekend!

Oct 03, 2008
pat j in Pennsylvania

Great food in Pittsburgh near Wm. Penn Hotel Omni

We'll be in Pittsburgh in a couple weeks to visit/feed our son, who probably hasn't had any great food since he left for school in August. I wondered if there was anywhere worhtwhile nearby the Omni. I've seen some great suggestions on a few other threads...so we can drive/take a cab...but if there's any place that stands out within walking distance, I'd really appreciate the recommendation.
Thanks!

Oct 01, 2008
pat j in Pennsylvania

Table 31

Gotta agree with dagalze & dalig...we were very disappointed. Our service was reasonable for it being RW, although there was chaos around us...several waiters were shouting instructions...pretty tacky for a Pierre establishment. The entrees were good, but not outstanding...(flat iron steak and salmon). The appetizers( lamb/pasta & the scallops) and desserts (chocolate cake&creme brulee) were the big disappointments. I did not even finish the creme brulee.. it tasted like it was from Trader Joe's!
I'm not a big RW fan..we haven't gone in several years, but I thought this would have been a great place to try and perhaps bring /recommend to business associates and friends. It's very clear that this establishment was trying to cash in during RW and treated it like a assembly line. Unfortunately many of the demographic that they want to attract will not return after their RW experience.

Sep 21, 2008
pat j in Pennsylvania

Swallow

We went early on, before the LaBan review. The service was fine, we ate outside, it was pretty dark inside. I only remember the frogs leg appetizer and that was quite good. Although I wouldn't give it 3 bells, I didn't think it deserved 1. I know we commented that we'd go back again.
If you go, let us know.

Aug 27, 2008
pat j in Pennsylvania

Where will you go back again (and again)?

Lee How Fook
Modo Mio
Dmitri's
Cochon
Gilmore's (when we have the time to make the drive)

Aug 27, 2008
pat j in Pennsylvania

Root

Give them a try. We were there Sat nite and there were about 4-5 other tables. Like SFTP experience, they were out of a few things(ice creme sticks in my mind being a dessert person), however what we had was excellent. We shared the tartar appetizer, had the ravioli and turbo entrees, and gluttons that we are, ordered 3 desserts...buttercream cake (it was small and we brought it home!), lime tart and the creme brulee trio. We'd would definitely go back in a few weeks...we spoke with the chef/owner and he seems like he knows what needs to be corrected.

Aug 21, 2008
pat j in Pennsylvania