Try The Melting Pot for a unique dining experience. This all-fondue restaurant features three delicious salads, four varieties of cheese fondue, and two lighter styles. Veggies are crisp and fresh, and ready for dipping. Main dishes include Cajun-style chicken and Lobster Indulgence. Extravagant desserts come in portions for two, three, or four. The Dark and White Chocolate Fondue Combination with fresh fruit, marshmallows and pound cake for dipping, is extraordinary. The décor is pleasantly rustic and there is an excellent wine list.
The sultry sounds of South American music, tanks of tropical fish, and authentic Brazilian cuisine make Brasil's Restaurant a cozy dinner destination. Downstairs: Cool and quiet, an effect of soft lighting and tanks of tropical fish. Before dancing, enjoy a distinctive blend of spices at the traditional rodizio, a Brazilian dinner buffet where you can sample more food than you can eat. Upstairs: A packed and popular Latin dance club. On Friday nights you'll be swept up by the sound of live music and dancing that will thrust you into the heart and soul of Latin America.
If you've got Cuban cuisine fever mixed with a love of 1940s movies, this restaurant should be on your to-do list. Cuba Libre even has a salsa floor to groove on while the food takes its time to be prepared. From the drinks to entrees to desserts - it's all delicious and original. This is a unique and festive place to spend a night out.
Chef Poon is known as the father of Asian Fusion cooking in Philadelphia. He earned his reputation for his Peking duck, and then added to his fame with Peking duck tacos. Just about everything is recommended, from the spicy wild mushroom soup to the sizzling ostrich steak. Be sure to leave room for dessert. Poon also shares his kitchen secrets with ongoing hands-on cooking classes at this location. And if this were not enough he also leads Wok 'n Walk tours of the neighborhood.
Restaurant entrepreneur Steven Starr has been offering tapas-style dining in this restaurant and martini bar for over five years. The trendy and hip Continental attracts patrons of a wide range of ages to its neo-diner atmosphere. In fact, it used to be a diner now, giant martini-olive lamps hang over the booths, while Latin and lounge music plays softly. The restaurant's contemporary cuisine includes outstanding sushi-grade pan-seared tuna and miso glazed Chilean sea bass. Follow dinner with a martini, including such exotic variations as chocolate and the Hawaii 5-O.
The Valley Green Inn is set on the Wissahickon Creek, which provides beautiful scenery for this quaint restaurant. Originally established in 1650, you'll feel like Betsy Ross invited you for dinner at her vacation mountain house. The Inn has a clean and formal atmosphere with white linen tablecloths, yet, because of its location by the creek, it tends to be casual and relaxing. Outside seating available in warm weather. Free parking is convenient. The restaurant also plays host to business functions, weddings and various other parties.
It has been said that the owner consulted a Feng Shui expert when designing the harmoniously arranged interior of this restaurant. In the belief that superior food must be balanced by not only quality service but an equally balanced environment, there is an intriguing, moody, film-noir quality to the space. The menu has a way of appealing to the senses in a sort of subliminal way, combining an otherwise common ingredient with a surprising twist. See website for full menus and more. Note the extensive lists of both wine and imported and microbrewed beers.
Although the atmosphere is young, simple and modern, don't be fooled: There is a definite air of wisdom. Especially when it comes to the food. The place settings are impeccable, the presentation tantalizing and the quality of fish regal; everything the sushi experience should be about. Kisso also offers a limited selection of tempura, if you're not accustomed to raw fish. The portions are just adequate; you could walk away hungry, but who couldn't benefit from a little Japanese moderation. Also, the prices are on the high end considering the portions. All things considered, however, a relaxing, pleasant dining experience, certainly if you crave a light bite of pure fish.
This converted bank makes you think every bank should have a bar in it. There is an excellent list of Irish beers on tap, including Murphy's Stout, Caffrey's and Harp. A massive stone fireplace at one end of the room is ringed with cozy chairs and side tables. On Sundays, an Irish band sits by the fireside and jams on traditional tunes. It's a good spot for brunch on Sundays or a drink on rainy afternoons. The food is modern Irish fare, a nouvelle cuisine that sheds any old stereotypes of Irish cooking. There's a very light seafood chowder.
Fiesta! Dine, drink or dance the night away at the Adobe Cafe, featuring an authentic Southwestern menu. Start with a Chicken Quesadilla or fruity drinks such as Mango, Raspberry and Strawberry Margaritas. Menu items include meat, seafood and vegetable enchiladas and fajitas. Located in Roxborough just minutes away from Main St, Manayunk and the Schuykill Expressway. With live music on the weekends, the Adobe has a fun atmosphere with a family feeling. Good parking.
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