(Closed) Where is a good place for engagement dinner in Philly?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 2
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Hunting Hill Mansion

theatrejulia:  Philly is a big place. Where exactly does his family live. That will help a lot!

Post # 4
4036 posts
Honey bee

If you’re looking at $33 per person, including tax, tip, and beverages, I  think you might do better looking in Bucks or Montgomery Counties. Maybe his father could offer up some suggestions? The city has a 8% sales tax vs. 6%, in the suburbs, and it goes up to 10%, on the alcohol portion of your bill.  City parking can also be pricey and scarce.



Post # 6
4036 posts
Honey bee

theatrejulia:  Sorry, but we rarely go out to dinner. When we do it’s either more expensive than your budget (my family is going to Wm. Penn Inn for a birthday next week), or nothing to brag about.

Post # 9
47187 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


serendipityz:  Do you have any recommendations from the menu for the OP that would work for $30 per person?

Post # 11
185 posts
Blushing bee

Estia is a great place for large groups in center city.  Other good options: Positano Coast, Spasso Italian Grill, Brauhaus Schmitz, Frankford Hall, Little Nonnas

Post # 12
1441 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015



They have pastas around $20 and salads around $10, so that combination would work.


Post # 13
3507 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

theatrejulia:  Philly girl here! I would for sure do a BYOB place without a doubt. Sazon is on Spring Garden and have great Spanish food if you like that. Chops in JFK is awesome super great and they have private rooms which is perfect (NOT BYOB) There are TONS of places in Philly just depends on what type of food and budget you want to have.

Post # 14
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

theatrejulia:  My parents hosted my brother’s rehearsal dinner at Paddy Whack’s on South street in the city. They gave us use of the second floor and it was super nice, I’d highly recommend!

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