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Best looking and best tasting custom cakes in the burbs

In Chestnut Hill: Brendenbeck's and The Night Kitchen.

about 3 hours ago
JanR in Philadelphia

Have you been to Trattoria Totaro in Conshy?

I was there several times, years ago. As you say, it was very good. I'm sorry to hear it's gone downhill.

1 day ago
JanR in Philadelphia

ISO suggestions for an Italian restaurant near Convention Center?

I've never been to the other places but I don't think Amis would be good for a 4yo.

2 days ago
JanR in Philadelphia

Restaurant suggestions for a special occasion?

How about Village Whiskey?

Sep 16, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

40th Birthday Dinner and ? in Philadelphia

Townsend has great French food and a terrific bartender. Ask to sit downstairs, in the room behind the bar.

Sep 12, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

late night solo eats

Barbuzzo serves dinner until midnight.

http://www.barbuzzo.com

Standard Tap until 1am

http://s86406.gridserver.com/info.html

Sep 12, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

Mt. Airy/Chestnut Hill Area Board

I wanted to try it to tomorrow night. When, I called I was told it has a no reservation policy. I don't usually go to restaurants that don't take reservations but I might try since it's nearby. Has anyone been yet?

Sep 12, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

Can a menu be too small?

Interesting Sylvia. I had the same thought after the second time we visited Townsend. We love it but are going to wait a while for the menu to change. That is my only complaint about Townsend.

Sep 07, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

Awesome meal at The Treemont

Hopefully, LaBan's review will bring in more people.

http://www.philly.com/philly/food/201...

Sep 06, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia
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Casual family dinner near Embassy Suites City Center

Agree with Hungry. Dandelion is much nicer than Pietro's.

Sep 06, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

Martin's Kitchen Coventryville

After dining there last night for the Thursday night Supper, I highly recommend it. We are returning later this month for the weekend full dinner. Martin is a very talented chef, and his wife is lovely. The atmosphere, downstairs in their 300 year old home is charming. Quiet, small rooms and very nice music at just the right level. Sylvia, if you're reading this, I want you to know that the four of us were in a small dining room alone (only one table in that room - for four). It was quiet enough for our hard of hearing friend to be comfortable. There is a fireplace in that room that must be wonderful in the winter.

Sep 05, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

the back room

Thanks for the tip Sylvia!

Sep 04, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

Mt. Airy/Chestnut Hill Area Board

Looks like there's a new Italian byob in the Umbria space. Hope it's good.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/th...

Sep 04, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

Vernick Food and Drink - has anyone been there?

It was pretty quiet. However, we were there early and in the back room near the kitchen. Very nice area btw.

Aug 31, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

Vernick Food and Drink - has anyone been there?

We finally went last night. Wow, was it good! Our server, Ethan, was wonderful to. Favorites: sea urchin over scrambled eggs and the blueberry pie.

Aug 31, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

Short stay in midtown

In midtown village, Mercato is a very good Italian byob.

Aug 28, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

Martin's Kitchen Coventryville

It is in Coventryville, in the home of the former Inn at St. Peter's chef. Here is more information:
http://martinskitchen.com/Martins_Kit...

Aug 28, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

Martin's Kitchen Coventryville

We had to cancel for tomorrow but are going on the 20th. Will report back.

Aug 28, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

Vernick Food and Drink - has anyone been there?

Those two dishes sound right up my alley. Yum.

Aug 26, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

Vernick Food and Drink - has anyone been there?

We are going for the first time Saturday. Based on these reviews, I can't wait!

Aug 24, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

Martin's Kitchen Coventryville

No responses. We are going next Friday. Chef/owner was very helpful and friendly on the phone. You may remember him from In at St. Peter's. Will report back

Aug 22, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

in Philly only for a couple of hours

Agree with sal_acid. You definitely should go to that corner if you're looking for iconic.

Aug 22, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

Martin's Kitchen Coventryville

Has anyone ever been here? Looks charming.

Aug 21, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

Quick Philly pre-trip advice

Le Cheri is wonderul. However, if you want to combine excellent French food with truly outstanding cocktails, I would recommend Townsend. They have arguably the best bartender in town.

http://www.townsendrestaurant.com

Aug 21, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia
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One weekend in Philly, Center City: Where to dine?

Once. It was okay. Not fair to judge by one night though.

Aug 18, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia
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One weekend in Philly, Center City: Where to dine?

I've been a Kearse fan since he cooked at Pumpkin. I like the fresh ingredients, the atmosphere (it was particularly convivial the night of the Kearse/Ansill dinner), and of course the presentations. Here is what I like in a photo:

Aug 18, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia
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Dinner near Longwood Gardens

As this is your first review on CH, fh2000, can you tell us what you like about Junto?

Aug 18, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

One weekend in Philly, Center City: Where to dine?

You are correct. If you're only here for one weekend, Little Nonna's is not where you should go. I suggest Townsend (http://www.townsendrestaurant.com), Le Cheri (http://www.lecheriphilly.com), or one of the many terrific Philadelphia byob's. Will, Little Fish, Bibou are all very good.

Aug 18, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

Good King Tavern

Thanks. We really liked the place. Had a very good sidecar, followed by socca, fava and maitake mushroom tartine(which was a bit of a surprise as it was on baguette slices), pea croquettes and steak frites. The only dish we weren't crazy about was the tartine. Two glasses of wine (rose and picpoul) and a Kronenberg plus a very rich pot de creme topped with a hazelnut brittle and good cafe filtre brought the bill to a reasonable $82 before tax and tip. We loved the service and the atmosphere (great music selections and ambience). We will return.

Aug 17, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia

Good King Tavern

Thanks. Had to look up that one. Sounds delicious.

Aug 16, 2014
JanR in Philadelphia