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Philadelphia Restaurants

Plough and the Stars

Updated 05/19/2011

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The cheery first floor of a renovated bank feels like a genuine Irish pub. A long bar with a dozen spigots is invariably spouting several imported and a few local brews. This is the place to get a Guinness poured the correct way. In winter, patrons crowd around a blazing fireplace on stools set around small tables. It's possible to munch on good Irish smoked salmon on grainy bread while imbibing; you can also head to the upstairs dining room for some respite from the crush

and choose from a panoply of worldly appetizers, salads, and main courses.

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Restaurant Information

Address:

123 Chestnut St., enter on 2nd St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, USA

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Phone:

215-733–0300

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted

Updated 05/19/2011

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By Joe

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Oct 28, 2005

I liiiiike it!

Great place!! Had dinner there on Thursday last and it was really great. A dish with skatea nd crabcake. Not what I expected from and Irish place but I had always heard great things. So glad I went.

By Jimmy

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Dec 4, 2004

I'll be back..........

A complete surprise. I would never have chosen an Irish place but clearly this is no ordinary Irish place. I am sure it would have been easier for the owners to have just given the same old stuff but instead they provide wonderful food and reasonable prices. I have tried the venison, the mussels (the best I have had anywhere!), striped bass and rack of lamb. They were as good if not better than in restaurants where I paid twice as much. I think the

chef is French and he knows his stuff. I'll be back............

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By Brenda

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Mar 21, 2001

Best afternoon tea in town

There is no better place in town to go for weekday afternoon tea on a snowy afternoon. Bring a book, find a table by the wood burning fireplace and settle in. The service is congenial if a little scattered. Weekend nights are a mob scene, with loud NJ suburbanites ruining the atmosphere...skip Friday and Saturday nights! Go on Sunday instead for the live Irish music

By Jim

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Feb 22, 2001

Like you're in a Pub

We've been here a few times for lunch and each time it's been great , whether it's a Shepherd's Pie, Fish & Chips or an "American" entree, you can't go wrong. The bar has the feel and look of an "authentic" Irish pub and the staff really seems to be enjoying the place as much as you do. Stop in, if only for a drink.

By Matt

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Jan 13, 2001

In the heart of 'Old City'

A very popular upscale bar that also has some wonderful entrees. Not on the level of the elite Philly restaurants, but a fun and well worth it alternative.

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