Casual restaurant for dinner in Philadelphia?

Oct 11th, 2006, 08:38 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,963
Casual restaurant for dinner in Philadelphia?

We'll have one night free for dinner in Philadelphia later this month. We are staying at the Embassy Suites near the Franklin Institute and would love a place within walking distance. We will have our children (ages 4 & 5) with us so some something casual and family friendly, but GOOD! My kids are pretty adventerous eaters for their age, so ethnic food could be an option (greek, mexican, thai) or local Philly favorites (though we already plan to have cheesesteaks for lunch one day). Any suggestions?
snowrooster is offline  
Oct 11th, 2006, 05:01 PM
  #2  
yk
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 24,158
For Chinese, I like Sang Kee
238 N 9TH STREET

For Malaysian, I like Penang
http://www.penangusa.com/location_philly.html

(Both are in Chinatown)

For Greek, I like Dmtri's
2227 Pine St

For Latin, I like Valanni
1229 Spruce St
yk is offline  
Oct 11th, 2006, 06:07 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 7
Jones. Stephen Starr's homage to the 70's and comfort food. Shag carpet, etc. Fun menu. Fine for kids. Plus the food's good.

http://www.jones-restaurant.com/
tetij1 is offline  
Oct 12th, 2006, 03:41 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 265
All the places offered so far are good choices, but not within walking distance for 4- and 5-year-olds. Still, your hotel is in a location for catching a cab to a walkable neighborhood and then cabbing back. Chinatown, as yk mentions, for example. You could also walk south on 17th to Walnut, have a pizza at Pietro's (www.pietrospizza.com), walk 2 blocks west to Rittenhouse Square, play in the park, cab or walk back to the hotel.
dbenya is offline  
Oct 12th, 2006, 05:51 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 57
Yes, I agree with some of the others. Jones would be fun with the kids and it is only a cheap cab ride away. Dimitri's is also one of my favorites. You may also want to check out Jack's Firehouse in the Fairmount Section which is also a cheap cab ride away Have fun!
ebdlemond02 is offline  
Oct 12th, 2006, 06:02 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 1,569
Casual near Rittenhouse Sq.: Portico, Rouge, Brasserie Perrier. Rouge is right on the square, Portico and Perrier are right around the corner on Walnut.

Chestnut, between 17th and Broad has a few chain restaurants.

Broad, near City Hall: Maggiano's (Filbert St.) Reading Terminal Market (Filbert St. entrance) McCormick/Schmick, Capital Grille.

If you want fabulous pastries, head to Miel at 17th and Walnut, across from Papyrus.

There are a ton of cafes for sandwiches/soups all in Center City.
marginal_margiela is offline  
Oct 13th, 2006, 07:01 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 471
I need to cast a vote for Maggiano's for dinner. For the real cheese steak lunches, consider walking south on 9th street, thru the Italian Market to Geno's or Pat's at the end.
cheapbutnice is offline  
Oct 13th, 2006, 09:39 AM
  #8  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 541
snowroos - you might want to try Continental Mid-town at 1801 Chestnut St. Good food and drinks, but funky retro decor so you see couples with their kids their for early dinners.
MRand is offline  
Oct 13th, 2006, 10:56 AM
  #9  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,963
I do like Maggiano's, but we have it here in Cincinnati. I'm actually leaning towards Cuba Libre - I know it isn't within walking distance but we will have a car so I guess that would work. I've never been to a Cuban restaurant before and the menu looks awesome. My other thought is Dmtri's, because I really love Greek food. Could we walk to Dmtri's? If we are totally wiped out it might be an easier option. Thanks!!
snowrooster is offline  
Oct 13th, 2006, 11:31 AM
  #10  
stevefrat
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
With a 4 and 5 year old I'm not sure the walk to Dmtri's is very doable, especially if you're completely wiped out. It's probably just over a mile away.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
FamilyRoadTrippers
United States
6
Feb 28th, 2012 12:38 PM
jpetrocine
Asia
7
Jan 10th, 2008 05:10 AM
stotz
United States
8
Dec 9th, 2007 05:57 AM
sdgirl29
United States
6
May 27th, 2003 09:05 AM
mizscarlett
United States
7
Mar 12th, 2003 07:13 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:01 AM.