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Which Garces restaurant has the best food and experience?

Having been to Amada several times and Tinto once, I prefer Tinto. Intimate atmosphere downstairs.

Jan 24, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Great Food, Quiet for an Early Dinner: Bala Cynwyd area, not cc; must have parking

+1 for Pescatore.

Jan 24, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Mainland Inn

Thanks for your thoughtful reply.

Jan 21, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Mainland Inn

Burbdiner, just noticed this is your first review. What other restaurants in the burbs do you like?

Jan 19, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Mainland Inn

The Blue Bell Inn would not be my chosen alternative. I went once and won't return.

Jan 19, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Mainland Inn

Thanks for the detailed review. What did you think of the atmosphere?

Jan 16, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Restaurant Bucket List

Vernick
Townsend

Jan 15, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Beef Wellington?

I had beef Wellington on NYE at Birchrunville Store Cafe. The menu that night was not their usual but it might be worth calling to see if they are planning to do it again. It was excellent btw.

Jan 13, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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El Poquito, any one been?

We went the first week they were open and had a good experience.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9988...

Jan 13, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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The Grain Exchange?

We need more choices in this area. I was excited when Trattoria Momma opened. Not so much after 3 visits. No menu changes. Just okay food.

Jan 12, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Brigantessa adds depth to the city's Italian food scene

Unlike many others here, I'm not a big Le Virtu fan. After four visits, I can take it or leave it. I would, howver, like to try the new spot. Find the chestnut ravioli and deep chocolate budino made with couscous particularly appealing. Glad to see a nod to Sicilian cooking as well.

Jan 10, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

a. kitchen

I've found that when you book a table for a certain time and then cancel (in my case, because I wanted to add a request; in your case because you were noted out) the time you chose will be unavailable for a while.

Jan 10, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

The Olde Bar Opens ...

I enjoyed the cocktail names and descriptions.

Jan 09, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Morimoto + Vetri collaboration

How about Wentz Townsend and Greg Vernick? I say this for no other reason than I love the dishes turned out by both.

Jan 09, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Le Bus Outlet Store in King of Prussia

Agreed. Very nice.

Jan 09, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Birchrunville NYE

It is dndicicco. Cozy.

Jan 09, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Birchrunville NYE

Agreed. Plus the drive is beautiful.

Jan 09, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Weekend in Philly

Second Vernick.

Jan 08, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Free parking restaurant week

Didn't notice that before I posted. Don't like RW but it might be nice for those who do.

Jan 07, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Weekend in Philly

Le Cheri is on Rittenhouse Square. Lovely atmosphere and very good French cuisine.

Www.lecheriphilly.com

Jan 07, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Free parking restaurant week

Didn't notice that before I posted. Don't like RW but it might be nice for those who do. Free parking sure beats discount parking.

Jan 07, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Free parking restaurant week

Jan 07, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

ILLG'S IS GONE!!!!!

So glad you mentioned that Hungry. Chowhound was way different when it began. It is much more about (for want of a better word) upscale establishments these days. I still enjoy it but it definitely was different when it first began.

Jan 05, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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New Year's Disaster at Mica Chestnut Hill

Agreed that $80 doesn't sound too bad. Granted it was a last minute cancellation call, but Birchrunville didn't tell me it was prix fixe until I asked. I would have been surprised, though, if it wasn't.

Jan 05, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

New Year's Disaster at Mica Chestnut Hill

Agreed. That wasn't my experience, however, at Birchrunville. Expensive but, IMO, even better than their regular offerings. Also, we had choices.

Jan 04, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

New Year's Disaster at Mica Chestnut Hill

Many, if not most, upscale restaurants have a pre fixe menu on NYE.

Jan 04, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Mainland Inn

Not crazy about the desserts. Trying to be complicated.

Jan 03, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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a. kitchen

Ellen no longer owns Fork?

Jan 03, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Mainland Inn

I see menus there.

Jan 03, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Mainland Inn

Looks good to me.

Jan 03, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia