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How is restaurant week going?

Went to Twenty Manning for Restaurant Week. It was a disappointment. The staff was however, very accommodating to our last minute reservation change. That said, the food was mediocre both in creativity and delivery. At three different times throughout the meal, something which resembled the sound of crashing dishes startled the diners (I suspect I wasn't too far off). My friend even got accidentally stabbed with a butter knife after they removed our appetizer plate. I am in no rush to head back there. Hopefully my fellow Chowhounders expereinced something better there??

Sep 16, 2006
tglobal in Pennsylvania

korean barbecue in Philly?

Any suggestions for great Korean food in C.C.?

Sep 16, 2006
tglobal in Pennsylvania

New restaurant across from Tria

If you're referring to Mantra- it's outstanding. The dishes are creative, artistic and tasty. The samarai shiso spiced salmon with edamame and Wolf berries was incredible, as was the panko encrusted nori roll. Each dish seemed to offer a little surprise whether from texture(crusted nori roll on outside with soft, salmon on inside), temperature (the warm cheesecake spring roll with cool berry dressing), or simply the combination of flavors (which were not overdone like some of the Stephen Starr joints). The dishes left you wondering exactly just what ingredients and spices chef Al Perez uses to create such delicious masterpieces. We left feeling satiated, but not stuffed. Service was friendly, and the chef even stopped by the table to see what we thought of the food. And do not miss out on the desserts! The grilled pound cake was to die for. Will definitely be back.

Aug 27, 2006
tglobal in Pennsylvania

brunch ideas in center city other than sabrinas/ morning glory?

(see above)

Aug 26, 2006
tglobal in Pennsylvania

New BYO in Center City?

Mercato is an option- wonderful seafood with an open kitchen. 12th and Spruce.

Aug 23, 2006
tglobal in Pennsylvania

What are your favorite CHEAP Philadelphia BYOs?

Effie's- a Greek mom and pop place with a delightful courtyard. 11th and Pine.

Aug 23, 2006
tglobal in Pennsylvania

Desperate for good sushi

Kater- so specifically, Genji- mediocre, not crazy about the rice. Sagami- very good- but not so creative. Shiroi Hana- good, but not spectacular. I am looking for the kind of place with melt-in-your mouth sashimi- (you know what I mean... no tearing at the fish) A place that is creative, hip, with quality fish. I have heard good things about Raw, but have yet to try it.

Aug 23, 2006
tglobal in Pennsylvania

New to Philadelphia

The cehf's at Raw are quitting?

Aug 22, 2006
tglobal in Pennsylvania

Desperate for good sushi

Hi everyone- new to Chowhound. My purpose was to see what suggestions people have regarding sushi in the Philly area. Seems like I've visited all of the reccomended places from friends, (even went across the river), but none have quite been the experience I was hoping for. Any suggestions?

Aug 22, 2006
tglobal in Pennsylvania

Do people actually like Marathon?

No! It is the blandest excuse for brunch I can think of. Either Philly is lacking some serious brunch places, or we've lost any palate we had. So anyone have suggestions for some good brunch around here?

Aug 22, 2006
tglobal in Pennsylvania

Good bar food in Center City/Old City/South Street - Group of 10

Monk's- Hamburgers are unreal and the beer selection will not dissappoint. Only problem may be the wait for a table for 10. Good luck!

Aug 22, 2006
tglobal in Pennsylvania