(Closed) Center City Rehersal Dinner?

posted 10 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Hi deebee,

How many people are you inviting?  

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

how much do you want to spend and what kind of atmosphere are you looking for?

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Hi…I’m having a Saturday afternoon rehearsal dinner in Chinatown in Philly at Charles Plaza. The decor is a little tacky (ok alot tacky) but the food is amazing (mostly organic and he does both vegetarian and meat dishes). It’s very cheap (probably due to the tacky decor 😉 ) but wonderful.

While the Chinese food route may not be for everyone in terms of fanciness for a rehearsal dinner, we’re trying to keep it laid back and fun and I know everyone at our dinner will have a great time.

 Another amazing but laid back spot is Taconelli’s pizza. Best pizza ever, hands down. BYOB and all they serve is pizza. One dude makes each pizza by hand one at a time! You have to call and order your dough the day before going (for a normal dinner there) since they only make so much a day and once its spoken for they stop accepting reservations! (You can reserve for big parties in advance though.)

 And one trick to getting around people not wanting to do a party on a Saturday night is to either make it earlier, or later…say 2-4pm or 9-10pm as opposed to prime dinner times of 5-8…

Good luck!!!

 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Try Tre Scalini at their new location on Passyunk Ave. BYOB, excellent food, just added an upstairs private dining area in their new location. May not make your budget now, but will probably work with you. I had a 10-course work dinner there, and it was $45-ish/per person.  http://www.philly.com/philly/restaurants/20070610_Tre_Scalini.html

If you can live w/o the BYOB, try these:

Jamaican Jerk Hut on South Street has a lot of outdoor seating, would meet your budget, and does large groups but not a BYOB. It was featured in the movie In Her Shoes: http://www.gophila.com/C/Your_Philadelphia/14/Diverse_Philadelphia/287/U/Jamaican_Jerk_Hut/666.html

Maggiano’s. I can’t believe I’m recommending a chain, but they are set up to serve family style, have smaller private rooms, and would meet your budget (not a BYOB).

Yakitori Boy has private rooms, decent food, and prices. The room are really for karaoke (which would be sooo fun to help people get to know each other) but you don’t have to do it if you don’t want to. This isn’t  a BYOB.http://www.aroundphilly.com/review-yakitori-boy-philadelphia-dine-restaurants-review/a-4685

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You might try DiBruno’s on Chestnut Street. I don’t know what their per-head prices are, but they do parties on their second level.

I’ve also heard that Estia and Bistro St. Tropez are nice places for a rehearsal dinner. They’re not BYO, though….

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Bronzino is a great BYOB!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I am having my rehearsal dinner at La Fontana Della Citta at 17th & Spruce.  They are very reasonably priced and they have a back room for you that it great as well.  It’s a BYO.

http://www.lafontanadellacitta.com/partyInfo.html

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