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New Hope Dining...need help

Should also have mentioned that the Cucina also has fabulous dinners and is BYO - but closed Mon and Tue. Not a romantic spot by any stretch, but surely worth the trip!

Jul 23, 2009
Billow45 in Pennsylvania

New Hope Dining...need help

Just saw this, so you may already have completed your trip. If so, for future reference, in my opinon the most romantic restaurant in New Hope is the Inn at Phillips Mill, which is actually just a bit north of town on River Road. The food is usually more than passable, but the atmosphere can't be matched.

For lunch in NH, I would highly recommend the Italian Cucina, a hole in the wall on the right side of Main Street heading south, just before Havana and back a short alley. Don't let the outside deter you - Joe the owner/chef will treat you like long-lost relatives and give you the most delicious food at a reasonable price. It's my wife's and my favorite spot these days.

Jul 23, 2009
Billow45 in Pennsylvania

Chloe, Copper Bistro or Sassafras?

Sounds like you had a fun night - and wow are you dedicated, posting at 2 in the a.m.! Definite snores from me at that point.

We got out of the Flower Show at about 3:30, and had time to kill even allowing for an early dinner. We walked around Old City for a while, then stopped in at the Race Street Cafe for a glass of wine. First time in there (didn't it used to be Einstein's?) - cozy with the wood burning stove, looks like a good solid neighborhood place. When we left there, we were STILL early, so we went over to Sassafras for another vino. Same as I remember it, nice to see that it's still the great space, with a mixed crowd. The wine was much better (and cheaper by a little) at Sass, and the bartender and wait staff were friendly. The bartender mentioned that they had some low key jazz during the week; if we lived in town, it's a place we'd frequent quite a bit.

On, finally, to Chloe's. We had a good experience. The wait staff was pleasant and professional, and we thought the food was excellent. My wife had the roasted beet salad, which she loved, and the seared scallops with potato pancake, red onions and watercress. Nicely done. I had the zuppa - lentil, one of my favorites - and seared tuna with banana ginger soy broth, jasmine rice and seaweed salad. I liked it.

My wife did not like the interior design of the space, and kept rearranging it in her head as we had dinner. The tables along the right wall, where we sat, are a little tight (altho' not as tight as Matyson), but not so close that you're eavesdropping on the next table's conversation.

All in all, we thought it was worth the $75 (including coffee and dessert), and we'd go back again.

Mar 01, 2009
Billow45 in Pennsylvania

Chloe, Copper Bistro or Sassafras?

We're always on the lookout for interesting places to eat in the city, tho' we don't get there as often as we once did (we live near New Hope). We'd not been to either Copper or Chloe, and they looked on their sites like places we'd enjoy. Based on the comments posted to my question (thanks to all of you!), we're planning to do Chloe. I'll post comments about the experience tomorrow.

Feb 28, 2009
Billow45 in Pennsylvania

Chloe, Copper Bistro or Sassafras?

Thanks to all - we'll be early, so we'll give Chloe a shot. If we can't get in we'll take a walk over to Sassafras. Sorry to hear about Copper, it looked good on the website.

Feb 24, 2009
Billow45 in Pennsylvania

Chloe, Copper Bistro or Sassafras?

We'll be in Philadelphia for the Flower Show on Saturday, and will be having an early dinner. Would prefer a BYO like Chloe or Copper Bistro, but also have old ties to the Sassafras from days gone by. Recommendations, anybody?

Feb 24, 2009
Billow45 in Pennsylvania