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Del Friscos Double Eagle Steakhouse

March 3rd, 2010 | 1 Comment | Filed in American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Del Friscos Double Eagle Steakhouse

Food style/ethnicity: Steakhouse

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Hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Price: 30 – 50 ($)

Location:
1426 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia , PA 19102
USA

Telephone: 215-246-0533

Food rating: ★★☆☆☆
Decor rating:
★★★★★
Service rating:
★★★☆☆
Location rating:
★★★☆☆
Overall rating
: ★★★½☆
So, this was in celebration of my 35th birthday party.  Big night for me and my 6 friends that joined my wife and I.  I got a room at the Sofitel, babysitter for the little one, looking for a great meal to cap off the night.  The potential was there, it was a nice night for a hearty meal at one of the premier steakhouses in Philadelphia.  (more…)

Alison Two (CLOSED)

October 26th, 2008 | 4 Comments | Filed in American, Seafood

Alison Two

Food style/ethnicity: Seafood

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Hours: 5:30 PM – 11:00 PM

Price: 20 – 30 ($)

Location:
424 S Bethlehem Pike
Fort Washington, PA 19034
USA

Telephone: 215-591-0200

Food rating: ★★★½☆
Decor rating:
★★★★☆
Service rating:
★★★☆☆
Location rating:
★★★½☆
Overall rating
: ★★★½☆
Take this review with a grain of salt. Alison Two is a brand new restaurant and they are probably still working out the kinks. But, the negatives I will note are less related to the newness of Alison Two and more related to overall service and the restaurant itself. Alison’s Two is Alison Barshak’s second restaurant. Her first restaurant is Alison’s At Blue Bell.
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XIX (Nineteen) – Center City

October 1st, 2007 | 2 Comments | Filed in American, Seafood

XIX (Nineteen)

Food style/ethnicity: American

Hours: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Price: 15 – 25 ($)

Location:

Broad and Walnut Streets

Philadelphia, PA 19102

USA

Food rating: 3 out of 5

Decor rating: 4 out of 5

Service rating: 5 out of 5

We decided to try this restaurant with another couple during Philadelphia’s Restaurant Week. This is a great deal if you want to try a new, possibly expensive restaurant for a fixed amount of money. The menu selection was pretty good, but not great. There was about 4 of each, appetizer and main course and 2 deserts. I chose the she-crab soup for a starter, the grouper for the main and a chocolate cake for desert.
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Minado – Norristown, PA

May 24th, 2007 | 1 Comment | Filed in Asian, Japanese, Seafood

Minado

Food style/ethnicity: Japanese Buffet

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Chain: Minado

Hours: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Price: 15 – 27 ($)

Location:

2915 Swede Rd

Norristown, PA 19401

USA

Food rating: 4 out of 5

Decor rating: 3 out of 5

Service rating: 4 out of 5

Let’s face it, a Japanese buffet is not very common. Typically, an Asian food buffet is chock full of Won Ton soup, General Tsos chicken and egg rolls. But, Minado is quite different.

AS you walk in to the expansive dining room, you are quickly whisked away to a seat and asked for drink order from the wait staff. Kim and I ordered drinks and immediately went to take a walk around the immense buffet tables.
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McCormick & Schmick’s – Center City

February 19th, 2007 | Comments Off on McCormick & Schmick’s – Center City | Filed in American, Seafood

McCormick & Schmick’s

Food style/ethnicity: Seafood

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Chain: McCormick & Schmick’s

Hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Price: 20 – 75 ($)

Location:

One South Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

USA

Food rating: 2 out of 5

Decor rating: 4 out of 5

Service rating: 3 out of 5

Well, another year, another birthday celebration. As my brother and I have gotten older, we have been relegated to a combined birthday celebration dinner out. This year, it was at McCormick & Schmick’s. Overall, it was not a bad meal, just not a great meal and certainly not worthy of the price. The highlight of the visit was the semi-private space you are given for celebrations or parties. They are upstairs and you are free to be load and bring gifts, with no concern of disturbing any other guests.
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