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Old 11-13-2020, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I would say Jean Georges at the new Four Seasons on top of the Comcast tower is one of the most formal restaurants in the city right now and probably the most comparable to what Le Bec Fin was.

There are many great restaurants in the city, most retain that Philadelphia charm, and offer excellent food but at a more casual scale.

Vetri also marks the top, but its atmosphere is more akin to dinning in someone's home, rather than a super formal atmosphere.

https://www.fourseasons.com/philadel...-philadelphia/
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Old 11-17-2020, 10:24 PM
 
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I forget the name but the place at the top of the Comcast Center could be a good alternative
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Old 11-18-2020, 05:43 AM
 
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I forget the name but the place at the top of the Comcast Center could be a good alternative

If it is still the same one I believe R2L---went there during Restaurant Week several years ago. It's great just for the views but the food's not bad either.
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:18 AM
 
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If it is still the same one I believe R2L---went there during Restaurant Week several years ago. It's great just for the views but the food's not bad either.
I named and identified the restaurant earlier in the thread.

The restaurant on top of the Comcast Tower is part of the Four Seasons and is from Michelin Chef Jean Gorges. It is not R2L. R2L, unforunately has actually closed for good. And R2L was on top of Liberty Tower. Not the Comcast Tower.

The restaurant is called Jean Gorges Philadelphia. Below is the link.

https://www.fourseasons.com/philadel...-philadelphia/

And it is most definitely the most comparable to Le Bec Fin currently in Philadelphia. And replaces what was the Fountain in Philadelphia's former Four Seasons location which you could call the prior Le Bec Fin comparison when it was located in its former location, at what is now the Logan Hotel.
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:46 PM
 
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What would you all say is the best restaurant food wise, with the most casual dress code?
The most fantastic special, Michelin level food, but the most casual attire?
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Old 11-18-2020, 08:52 PM
 
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What would you all say is the best restaurant food wise, with the most casual dress code?
The most fantastic special, Michelin level food, but the most casual attire?
Zahav or Suraya.
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Old 11-18-2020, 10:34 PM
 
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The photo of Jean Georges at the 4 Seasons linked at Row Home's post reminds me of NYC's Windows on the World restaurant destroyed in 2001.


That was my most memorable dining experience. I ate there in the late '70s when it had only been opened a couple of years. Jean Georges is 50 stories above ground but Windows was 107 and every table and curved banquette had a view through the floor to ceiling windows as there were 3 levels built into the floor. Everything was perfect. This was long before the over rated chef Michael Lamonica was in charge.

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Old 11-19-2020, 12:48 AM
 
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The photo of Jean Georges at the 4 Seasons linked at Row Home's post reminds me of NYC's Windows on the World restaurant destroyed in 2001.


That was my most memorable dining experience. I ate there in the late '70s when it had only been opened a couple of years. Jean Georges is 50 stories above ground but Windows was 107 and every table and curved banquette had a view through the floor to ceiling windows as there were 3 levels built into the floor. Everything was perfect. This was long before the over rated chef Michael Lamonica was in charge.
Yes, Jean Georges is very similar to that. The Comcast Tower has very large floor plates, so even though it is 50 stories, it is about 900ft in the air. That Four Seasons is actually the tallest hotel in all of North America. Pretty cool stuff.
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Old 11-24-2020, 04:24 PM
 
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What would you all say is the best restaurant food wise, with the most casual dress code?
The most fantastic special, Michelin level food, but the most casual attire?
Vetri and Friday Saturday Sunday along with Zahav.
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