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Il Portico is located on Walnut Street, Philadelphia's upscale restaurant row. You enter into the bar and hear the warm sounds of Italian music. You smell the fresh breads baking in the downstairs oven. The staff, dressed in formal attire is busy gesturing and speaking to one another in their native tongue.

This isn't a show, it's the real thing. The décor is a palate of deep burgundy, enhanced with dark mahogany woods, renaissance art and lavish chandeliers. One wall of the dining room houses a wine cabinet with the finest Italian vintages, the other is a long red brick wall. A large Palladian window overlooking Walnut Street makes the entire room shine and gives a first class view of the cosmopolitan scene below.

Ristorante Panorama
215-922-7800; 1-800-331-7634
In the Penn's View Hotel. Ristorante Panorama is always bustling, serving superb, moderately- priced, authentic Italian cuisine. Award-winning, silken homemade pastas, fine cuts of veal, and fish selected daily define the fresh and simple approach to food that has won Ristorante Panorama a dedicated local following. Dine amidst stunning hand-painted murals and Venetian warmth.

When you're dining at Spasso, you can expect a very high level of culinary cuisine at prices far below expectations. Spasso's menu combines a full array of fresh seafood and meats, as well as a full assortment of appetizers, fresh vegetables, and homemade pasta. All desserts at the restaurant are made on the premises, so be sure to save some room. The dining room at Spasso is warm and casual, reminding diners of a friend's home. Please come as you are. In the pleasant weather, al fresco dining is available. We look forward to having an opportunity to serve you.


El Vez
El Vez's Latin menu offers guests the option to dine on light fare while enjoying a drink after work, or indulge with a full meal. A few of the signature entradas include: Guacamole prepared tableside with fresh corn chips and salsa roja; Open Faced Shrimp Quesadilla with panela cheese and pasilla chile sauce; and Mexican Pizza with. Platos Principales include: Turkey Mole with white rice, refired beans, tomato-jalapeno salsa and flour tortillas; Red Snapper Enchiladas with poblano cream and crema fresca, radish and cotija cheese; and Spit Roasted Chicken, over poblano cornbread with ancho chicken chile relleno.

Los Tequilas
Los Catrines Tequila's Is A Showcase For Culinary Delights As Well As A Feast For All The Other Senses. Just Look Around You, Listen, Smell, And Taste The Complex And Fascinating Contrasts Of Mexico. "El Catrin" Is An Icon Made Famous By The Mexican Engraver Jose Guadalupe Posada. "Catrin" Is A Mexican Term To Mock Pretentious Elegance. The Catrines Have Entered Into The Old Tequila's Without Disturbing Its Modesty.

Mexican Post Restaurant (old city)
Flavors and Favorites of the Southwest. Always a Fiesta! Casual dining and reasonable prices. Visit our website and look at our menu and don't miss our special desserts prepaired in a Southwestern style you will not forget.


Striped Bass
Striped Bass has stunning decor, with enormous, extravagantly-draped windows, elegantly appointed tables, and an overall ambiance of affluence, both from its food offerings and its patrons. A huge stainless steel sculpture of a leaping fish presides over the open kitchen, the latter giving diners a chance to observe the preparation of the finny creatures and crustaceans that are the sole foodstuffs served here. Vegetables, salads, and desserts are also available, of course. With culinary expertise focused on eclectic American meals an emphasis on seafood, this is an upscale restaurant. Expect the average entrée to cost $20 to $30, and you'll be appropriate if dressed casual, but fashionable.

Devon Seafood Grill
At Devon Seafood Grill, diners can expect to enjoy the freshest seafood dishes in a delightful yet comfortable atmosphere. The Devon Seafood Grill delivers a sophisticated seafood dining experience for a moderate price.

Featuring fare that's flown in daily from both coasts, Devon Seafood Grill surprises you with its ever-changing chef's repertoire based on the day's catch. The Devon Seafood Grill's semi-open, doorless kitchen with glass panels invites guests to watch the plate preparation process.

Dine on award-winning Maryland crab Cakes, Pan-roasted Alaskan Halibut, Block Island Swordfish or one of their fresh seasonal selections, including live Maine lobster.

Morimoto is the seventh restaurant for Starr, owner of the trend setting Starr Restaurant Organization. A master of ultra-chic concepts and sensational interior design, Starr has taken the city's dining scene to exciting new heights with his successful restaurant group that includes: Jones, a casual comfort-food restaurant and lounge; the Cuban inspired Alma de Cuba; the smash-hit modern Asian Buddakan; the ever-popular Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar; the breathtaking Mediterranean fantasy Tangerine; and the futuristic Asian Pod. Starr and Chef Morimoto also have plans to open a second Morimoto in New York City next year.


Morton's of Chicago
Located in the heart of Center City Philadelphia, next to the avenue of the Arts, several theaters, and the Academy of Music and The Philadelphia Ballet Company. Situated on Philadelphia's famous Wallnut Street Shopping Area and close to the Shops at Liberty Place. Bearby hotels include The Doubletree Hotel, Park Hyatt Hotel at the Bellevue and the Ritz Carlton.

Barclay Prime
215- 732-7560
Stephen Starr's most recent concept is also arguably his mose posh endeavor to date. Barclay Prime is located on the first floor of the historic Barclay Building on the southeast corner of Rittenhouse Square, and takes its cues from the exquisite tradition of the building, which was originally erected as a luxury hotel in 1929. Best described as a "luxury boutique steakhouse," Barclay Prime is the ideal contemporary destination for a space so steeped in glamorous old-world tradition.


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