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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.

1 day ago
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

El Poquito Chestnut Hill Last Night

Went early on. Agree with everything you say. Won't go back.

Apr 08, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

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

They had them at Genevieve's Kitchen in Doylestown Saturday night.

Apr 06, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Places to eat near Swarthmore College?

Swarthmore Pizza, on Chester Rd. At Fairview, isn't bad.

Mar 31, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

recommendations for a casual group dinner in Conshohocken

Spring Mill Cafe is probably a bit more upscale/expensive than the OP intended. How about Stone Rose?

Mar 27, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Ulivo Closing

This is a shame.

Mar 22, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Avenue Grill----Crown Plaza West

Go somewhere else! If you have a car, let us know for recommendations in the city. It's not that far from your hotel. Closer to you, there is Pescatore on Bala Cynwyd. I highly recommend going downtown however. This is a great restaurant city.

Mar 19, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

3 dinners - Fond, Vetri, Morimoto. Thoughts?

Agree that Townsend and Zeppole are very good. Zeppole is worth the trip to Collingswood.

Mar 18, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

3 dinners - Fond, Vetri, Morimoto. Thoughts?

Agree that Vernick is great but bar is small, so go early if you're planning on that.

Mar 18, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Center City Restaurants?

Another vote for Vernick.

Mar 17, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Laguna Miramare, West Chester

Has anyone see Richard (Gilmore's and Limoncello)?

Mar 16, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Juniper Commons

One if LaBan's funniest opening paragraphs.

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

Mar 14, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Tamarindos is open for business!

They might do okay there. A lot of traffic.

Mar 06, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Tamarindos is open for business!

It can't be helping business.

Mar 05, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Tamarindos is open for business!

Here's where they're going.

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

Mar 04, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Tamarindos is open for business!

Sorry about that.

Mar 03, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Tamarindos is open for business!

I doubt they are open now. Drove by yesterday and there is a big "for rent" sign in the window.

Mar 03, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Cantina Agenda in Mt. Airy - what's next?

I wanted to update this. We went back to Momma last night because I saw online that the menu had changed. It has. Food was good. They have changed the bread and it is much better. It is served with decent olive oil and puréed canneloni beans. Our server was top notch.

Mar 01, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Bibou reboot

Laurel is going to tasting menu only too.

Feb 28, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

2 Nights in Philly - Restaurant Recs for Seasoned Brooklyn Foodie

Third Zeppoli and second Townsend. Love both.

Feb 25, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

2 Nights in Philly - Restaurant Recs for Seasoned Brooklyn Foodie

That's funny. I wondered why you put Vernick in the casual category. We all see things differently.

Feb 24, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

2 Nights in Philly - Restaurant Recs for Seasoned Brooklyn Foodie

Good King Tavern. Casual French. Get the socca. Great vibe.

Feb 24, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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Site for small Outdoor Wedding and dinner at a restaurant for 25 people in/near Philadelphia?

I wouldn't recommend Valley Green or Waterworks for food. How about Barleysheaff Inn (Holicong).

http://www.barleysheaf.com/new-hope-e...

Also, Terrain (Glen Mills) has a lovely barn and outdoor space for weddings. Very nice food too.

http://www.shopterrain.com/glen%2Dmil...

Feb 22, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Girard

Thanks. Fixed the link.

Feb 21, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Girard

Cheesy. Is the tip included or not? I liked the concept of a decent wage and benefits, was willing to pay more for menu items. I do not like what happened to Monsieur LaBan at meal's end. Fair review btw. Reads like a high one bell. And some of the dishes appeal to me. I hope they make it. But please get rid of the space for a tip!

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

Feb 21, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Vernick

Weekdays are obviously easier.

Feb 21, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia

Vernick

My husband ordered their 1/2 chicken for the first time the other night and loved it. Vernick is just about the perfect restaurant. The service is lovely.

Feb 20, 2015
JanR in Philadelphia
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