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Vernick

What a great way to celebrate your birthday! That Parmesan custard sounds wonderful.

about 12 hours ago
JanR in Philadelphia

Little Fish

For several years, Little Fish did plenty of volume (both at its original and at its current location - a few blocks from each other). This was the situation both under Mike's and under Chad's ownership. One would have to book weeks in advance for a weekend night. I just did a quick OpenTable check and every time slot is available for this Saturday night. I stand by my original comment that they have become overpriced. The decline in service hasn't helped things. As Deluccacheeseminger notes, there are excellent byob's that charge less. Having said that, we would go back to Little Fish (especially now that I see their recent menu has returned to something other than Asian fusion) even with the high prices. The indifferent service cannot be ignored, however, and is an affront to our memories of Little Fish. Seeing the availability of tables, one would hope they remedy this situation. They get their fish, btw, from Samuels & Sons, as do most restaurants in the city.

about 12 hours ago
JanR in Philadelphia
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Little Fish

Some of them do.

1 day ago
JanR in Philadelphia

Little Fish

Here is a recent menu, from their Facebook page.

1 day ago
JanR in Philadelphia
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Little Fish

Back when Mike Stollenwerk owned it, Little Fish was our favorite restaurant. We would sit tucked into the little chef's table by the kitchen and watch the magic. We were honored to have Mike cater our wedding up the street at Fleisher (and the food and service were fabulous). We still loved it when Chad took over. Now the prices are silly high. Also (and this may no longer be the case) the menu had veered toward Asian fusion, which is not to my taste. The service changed tremendously. I look back fondly to the days of Marla and Nicole and their wonderful counterparts. We haven't been back for years. I miss Little Fish.

Great pie

As I said, Vernick Is currently serving its killer blueberry pie.

Aug 28, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Great pie

I think Vernick is currently serving their blueberry pie. It's delicious and big enough for two.

Aug 27, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

CAKE in Chestnut Hill

Cake is very pretty. In Robertson's florist's former greenhouse.

Aug 26, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Tamarindo's Moving to Flourtown

Looks like the Flourtown location will open soon. Saw a sign on the Bethlehem Pike building.

Aug 26, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

South Philadelphia favorites?

Townsend is very good. I elite their bartender is the best in the city.

Aug 25, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Restaurant Newtown, Yardley, Washington Crossing, Lambertville

I'm glad you liked it. We sat inside on our second visit because it was raining. We enjoyed that too.

Aug 23, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

What was that restaurant...

Any time! Tell us how you liked it if you go.

Aug 13, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

What was that restaurant...

Cafe Blue Moose. It's still open. Very good. It's open Weds. through Sun.

Aug 13, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

A White Dog in Haverford

Miss the University City White Dog of decades ago.

Aug 10, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Lunch Friday (tomorrow) near New Hope/Lambertville?

Sorry you had a bad experience here. The place is rather expensive.

Aug 08, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

If you remember "and Thursday too", you definitely have to go back for old time's sake. Especially while the original owners are still there. I did last year (so many memories of the place) and didn't regret it.

Aug 05, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

OMG! Need TEN recommendations!!

Ha ha.

Aug 04, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Trendy restaurant where we can get dressed up

I would think you wouldn't be uncomfortable dressing up for the Black Bass Inn or other places of that ilk along the river in New Hope.

Aug 04, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Trendy restaurant where we can get dressed up

Big hotel on the Ocean City boardwalk that had a salt water pool

Fraschetta in Bryn Mawr

We liked it too. Have to go back..

Aug 03, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

OMG! Need TEN recommendations!!

I agree that Vernick is a must. Also like Townsend very much. Bibou perhaps over Le Cheri now that Pierre has moved back. Would the car take them to Collingswood? Zeppoli is terrific.

Aug 02, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Where to go for boyfriends 21st Birthday in Philadelphia?

Greg Vernick and team.

Jul 30, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Lunch Friday (tomorrow) near New Hope/Lambertville?

Not in New Hope or Lambertville but perhaps along your route is Genevieve's Kitchen in Doylestown. Very good byob and open for lunch.

Jul 30, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Where to go for boyfriends 21st Birthday in Philadelphia?

Yep.

Jul 30, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Where to go for boyfriends 21st Birthday in Philadelphia?

My favorite spot at Vernick is the downstairs back room across from the open kitchen. Not too loud and dimly lit. Plus there's the great view.

Jul 30, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Where to go for boyfriends 21st Birthday in Philadelphia?

The Prime Rib has good steak, a retro feel and a guy playing a baby grand piano.

Italian BYOB in Bucks County

Actually, Rick's accepts reservation for a party of four or more.

Jul 26, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Restaurant Newtown, Yardley, Washington Crossing, Lambertville

D'Floret in Lambertville is lovely and has very good French food. Ask to sit in the rear courtyard. Byob.

Jul 26, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Italian BYOB in Bucks County

Il Melograno in Doylestown is very good. Nothing fancy, but I like Ric's in Lambertville. No reservations so I would go early.

Jul 26, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Wyebrook Farm in Honey Brook

Are there options for pescatarians?

Jul 25, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia