Philly Restaurants?

Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by Bambino, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Bambino

    Bambino Active Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Taking this chick on our first date tonight. Any recommendations? Something casual...
  2. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    You want super casual, get her the best cheese steak in town at Jim's on South Street :)

  3. dbslim

    dbslim Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Geno's! South and 9th. Good luck!
  4. biff22

    biff22 Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2011
    My god... you poor people...

    ... know absolutely NOTHING about cheesesteaks! Lol... Genos? I'd rather have a McRib. Jim's? Hasn't been decent since the 90's when they opened a couple more locations (they were awesome once upon a time though). Pat's is very good across from Geno's, but the best are, in order... Steve's Prince of Steaks (northeast) Chink's (northeast) and Tony Luke's (original location is better @ Front and Oregon in south, I believe). Don't mean to offend anyone, but I take my cheesesteaks seriously. Greatest food ever invented. They deserve to be respected.

    Casual, nice dining? Go to Parc (corny French name I know) on Rittenhouse Square. The Continental is decent too (2 locations) but get there before the "hey look at my shirt and new haircut crowd" gets there or you might consider suicide.
  5. MonmouthSurfer

    MonmouthSurfer Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Try the Farmer's Cabinet. Awesome beer selection, great food and a cool place.
  6. GnarActually

    GnarActually Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    i agree with farmer's cabinet, parc (I know a cook there, he kills it), and the continental. Check out Farmicia in olde city.

    Also, I agree with Mr. Swellinfo. Jim's steak is the best, no question! I would do disgusting things for a extra wiz wit out right now....
  7. Sandbar18

    Sandbar18 Well-Known Member

    Nov 22, 2009
    Take her to sabrinas tomorrow for breakfast
  8. Swellinfo

    Swellinfo Administrator

    May 19, 2006
    haha, its all about the whiz.
  9. avonsurfernc

    avonsurfernc Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    remember to say wit cheez
  10. Stayabovetheweather

    Stayabovetheweather Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2011
    I will agree about the cheesesteak comment, those are all quite mediocre at best, genos is terrible as well as pats ... If you are into mexican food .. dos segundos in northern liberties is a great spot to eat! have had it many times and never disappointed! Also Mexican Post is great, not sure exactly where that is at. Good Luck!
  11. David

    David Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2006
    I've always loved Monks Cafe when I visit Philly.
  12. capetownsurfer

    capetownsurfer Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    south street always a great time for my girl and i. you have choices of many different resturants and bar, you can get anything, cheesesteaks, italian, irish, turkish, japanesse cuizine. not to mention all the crazy stores they have for window shopping make great conversation. I highly recomend going there and just walking around till you see something you like.
  13. 4ocean60

    4ocean60 Well-Known Member

    Aug 30, 2010
    park is good also white dog cafe for cheese steaks Dalessandro's in roxborough
  14. Laird's acting coach

    Laird's acting coach Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    White Dog in Wayne and one in University City. Great food and a good food from the local area. Reasonable as well.
  15. Laird's acting coach

    Laird's acting coach Well-Known Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    We must be brothers....Dellasandro's is the best cheesesteak.....on Henry Ave.
  16. Stayabovetheweather

    Stayabovetheweather Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2011
    Hands down the best cheesesteak at Dalessandro's! was going to suggest it but sounds like the dude wasn't going to head out that far from the city.
  17. Bambino

    Bambino Active Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Thanks guys. Think I'm going with the Continental. I'll make breakfast at her place in the morning. ; )
  18. GnarActually

    GnarActually Well-Known Member

    Sep 30, 2007
    Dalessandro's used to be good, until the they sold i think....4 years ago? My dad grew up in Roxborough, so I know my way around there, and they did have just absolute slammin' steaks. Now since its under new management, it has fallen to my 3rd favorite; 1st is Jim's followed by Tony Lukes. Dalessandro's are extra big and juicy. Sheeet, i'm craving one right now. The biggest problem down south (i'm currently in Wilmington,nc) is that the BREAD DOWN SOUTH IS HORRIBLE. And bread is what makes or breaks a quality sandwich. heres a video of dalessandros, my friends are in it - the guys that call out the new yorker trying to make one.
  19. ocsurf21

    ocsurf21 Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2012
    Biff22 has my respect. Finally someone who knows a philly cheesteak. Steves Prince of the City!!!! hate when people talk about genos and pats
  20. shaarkbate

    shaarkbate Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    gotta get a wit whiz from genos and pats stay away from the super hot sauce at genos if you want the date to go past dinner!