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Wyebrook Farm in Honey Brook

Thank you! Looking forward to trying this.

about 8 hours ago
JanR in Philadelphia

Best place for Bastille Day French Dinner

I have not. Looking forward to it.

1 day ago
JanR in Philadelphia

Best place for Bastille Day French Dinner

How about the Good King? Great vibe, and now David Ansill's is there.

1 day ago
JanR in Philadelphia

Dinner suggestions for Bucks County birthday

No raw oysters but great seafood at D'Floret in Lambertville. Had my birthday dinner there last weekend and loved it. Sit on the patio.

1 day ago
JanR in Philadelphia

Best place for Bastille Day French Dinner

I think Pierre plans to be at Bibou's exclusively.

1 day ago
JanR in Philadelphia

HELP in Moorestown-Mt Laurel NJ area

I have to say I've never found Zeppoli to be unbearably noisy. Perhaps because we eat around 6:00 pm.

Jun 30, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

D'Floret

Although this restaurant in Lambertville has been open for a few years, last night was the first time we dined there. We loved it. Delicious meal on their lovely patio. I really liked the loup de mer a la nicoise. I also had a delicious chilled pea soup. My husband enjoyed an appetizer of grilled asparagus wrapped with smoked salmon accompanied by baby Yukon potatoes and grilled halibut with mushrooms. We shared a chocolate with hazelnut mousse. Byob. Delicious bread, btw, with good olive oil. Nice service. We will definitely be back.

Jun 29, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

D'floret

Bumping this. Went last night for the first time. We loved it. Delicious meal on their lovely patio. Particularly loved the loup de mer a la nicoise. Delicious bread btw. We will definitely be back.

Jun 29, 2015
JanR in New Jersey

Zeppolis Did it Again

The shrimp and beans and the gnocchi are among our favorites. Wonderful place.

Jun 26, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Wyebrook Farm in Honey Brook

Bumping this. Has anyone else been here for dinner?

Jun 24, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

FIORINO - ITALIAN BYOB IN EAST FALLS

Fiorino is a favorite of ours.

Jun 22, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Glenside, PA [moved from PA board]

Not fancy, but we've always liked Anne's Kitchen Table a few blocks away. Friday and Saturday night dinners. Her soups are wonderful.

Jun 20, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Helm

LaBan just gave it 3 bells. Menu sounds very good. Had thought of going when they first opened but not excited. I will definitely try it now... If I can get in. Anyone been?

Jun 20, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Looking for Recommendation for South Philly Italian Restaurants after seeing The Lion King - with KIDS!

Blue Bell Inn, to which I'll never return for several reasons, has valet parking. At the beginning, they actually charged $5 but soon dropped that because of all the complaints. Even if I liked the place, the valet parking would annoy me. I would like to add that I never found South Philly to be dirty. By "parked cars in the middle of the street", I assume you mean South Broad Street. That is the only place I've seen that. South Philadelphia is full of well kept row homes, decorated beautifully for all of the holidays. And of course East Passyunk is part of South Philly. When you have to turn off Broad Street at Morris to get there, believe me you are in South Philly. Little Nonna's is part of the Turney/Safran chain, no? Wasn't the OP asking for traditional South Philadelphia food?

Dining in West Chester/Brandywine area of PA...

If you can go on a Weds. Or Thurs., you can probably get into Birchrunville Store Cafe. Not too far a drive and wonderful.

Jun 12, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Looking for Recommendation for South Philly Italian Restaurants after seeing The Lion King - with KIDS!

Jun 03, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Townsend Menu

At least one cocktail from the best bartender in the city. The Amish chicken is delicious, as are the broiled oysters and warm salad. My son thought the cheese tray was very good. Nice selection.

May 28, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Townsend Menu

We returned to Townsend last night after an approximate five month absence. We used to dine here frequently but stopped because the menu never changed. Our experience last night was, as usual, very good. Our meals were delicious, and the bartender still makes the best sidecar I've ever had. Service was excellent. However, we were disappointed to see that the menu still hasn't changed. I guess the two specials are the only changes they make. On the written menu, I did notice two dessert additions (used to be just the soufflé and pavlova) of a cheese selection and crime brûlée. That was it. I really wish that Townsend would change their menu once in awhile.

May 24, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Bolete a bit incomplete!

These are comments my husband made about our recent dinner at Bolete. Mostly positive but he found the $44 "ribeye" disappointing.

My wife and I returned to Bolete after too long an absence to celebrate our anniversary. Normally Philly city diners, we decided to return to Bolete to enjoy some fine dining in a country atmosphere. From the moment we arrived, the wonderful Bolete staff started us on our greatly-anticipated dining adventure by ushering us to the most private two-top available. The service throughout the meal was nothing short of excellent. The menu offered many tempting choices making if difficult to choose, but choose we did. The most delicious rolls accompanied our appetizers of soup for my wife and salad for me. For our entrees, my wife opted for the fish special while I zoomed in on the ribeye steak offering. Both dishes were cooked to perfection. My steak arrived as two large, medium rare (as requested) pieces of steak resting on top of a mountain of supporting vegetables that included spinach, creamy potatoes, peas and asparagus - a real carnivore's delight. But while the steak was cooked perfectly, I was a little disappointed with the tenderness of the steak itself. From the knife cutting to the chewing, I found that the texture of the beef was more like a top sirloin steak rather than the classic boneless ribeye I've been accustomed to eating at other fine restaurants. I expected more for such a pricey entree. But this minor disappointment will not prevent us from returning this summer for another really enjoyable dining experience at Bolete.

May 23, 2015
JanR in Pennsylvania

Wert's

This may get moved to the Pennsylvania board but I wanted to alert Philly people who may not know about it to Wert's in Allentown. Around the corner from the Civic theater and wonderful. No reservations and not fancy. Very pleasant, however, and great casual food. Apparently, it's an institution. Burgers are a specialty. I don't eat meat but had probably the best veggie burger I've ever eaten. Others enjoyed fish and chips and a monte cristo. We had regular beers but they offer birch beer on tap. Not to be missed are their onion rings - more like straws. Very thin and lightly breaded. We shared a huge plate. These came recommended online. And, when we asked a friendly passerby for directions to Wert's, he said to be sure order them. Good advice. Btw, we arrived at 5:50 last night Friday and there was about a 10 minute wait. Arrive any later and I've heard the wait is longer.

May 09, 2015
JanR in Pennsylvania
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Updates on Mainland Inn?

LaBan gave it a very positive review today. Three bells.

May 09, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Last minute "fancy" dinner (corny is okay!)

Open Table shows openings at Fond and at Townsend tomorrow might, two very good restaurants where dressing up would not be out of place. I would guess more time slots are available if the OP calls. In Bucks County, they might want to go to The Golden Pheasant or the Black Bass Hotel.

May 01, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Last minute "fancy" dinner (corny is okay!)

Please do not ruin your anniversary by going to the Blue Bell Inn. Noisy, overpriced and mediocre food.

Apr 30, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Menus featuring ramps and morels right now?

Ramps at Genevieve's Kitchen in Doylestown Saturday, featured in a delicious speciall with red snapper.

Apr 27, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Fish and Chips

I like them at Forrest and Main too.

Apr 23, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Volver or Sbraga

+3 for Vernick.

Apr 20, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Heirloom in Chestnut Hill

We have been to Heirloom a few times, all before Paris opening. Wanted to like it but always left thinking it's just okay. Have not been back in years. Now it sounds less than okay. For an anniversary, I would head to the city or to the few exceptional suburban restaurants (eg., Birchrunville, La Maison in Coventryville). Chestnut Hill is lacking. They keep adding restaurants but none are very special. Center city is not far from the city, after all.

Apr 18, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

They're here... well not HERE but almost

Yes. We hadn't been back for about a year. I think it's gotten even better.

Apr 10, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Saturday night dinner without reservations?

I think you'll like Good King. Was just about to add my recommendation for it.

Apr 10, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

El Poquito Chestnut Hill Last Night

Also, the margaritas are served unappealingly in old fashioned glasses.

Apr 10, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia