It was my first visit to Sushi Planet and it was such a great experience! We went at 4pm on Sunday so we were the only patrons eating in, although there were several customers for take-out. The waiter was so attentive and pleasant. He immediately gave a us waters and fresh homemade pickles. I asked if they have pots of jasmine tea or just cups. He said they serve by the cup but he can make us a pot! After ordering 4 pretty basic rolls the waiter brought us out a complimentary appetizer. I'm unsure of what it technically is called but it was 4 pieces of fresh salmon dressed with some oil, soy, scallion, and capers. VERY good! When we got our entree it looked beautiful and tasted the same! Like I said, we got basic stuff - spicy tuna/avacado, yellowfin/scallion, spider roll, and shrimp tempura. ALL DELICIOUS. After finishing the chef and/or waiter brought us out a complimentary "dessert" which was a piece of watermelon with a piece of fish - sorry unsure what kind! - and dressed with a lemon-y onion-y light sauce or foam. It was also very good. Also, the price was very reasonable. It was under $30 total for all we got. My boyfriend said he doesn't ever remember feeling so appreciated as a customer! The atmosphere was relaxed, cozy and clean. The music was cool and playing off one of the guys itunes. It might be difficult to bring a large party here unless arrangements are made. I noticed one large table for 8 in the back of the restaurant (could def squeeze 10) but the rest of the tables are 2 tops mostly. There is also a sushi bar with a few seats. I usually go to Wasabi house because it is so close to my apt - but they are closed on Sundays so decided to give this a whirl. It was definitely worth the walk! I'll def go back. They are also BYOB if you're having dinner.
25. Con Murphy'sMenu
1700 Benjamin Franklin PkwyPhiladelphia, PA 19103
From Business: Con Murphy's is an authentic cozy Irish Pub in the heart of Center City. Just a stones throw from Philly's best museums, hotels & attractions. Serving perhaps the b…
I think the people that panned this restaurant must be employees of other places on Main Street and are trying to downplay a fantastic eatery. We have been to Bourbon Blue on 2 occasions for dinner and both times the food, service, and staff have been above outstanding. Tonight I had the Red Snapper BLT and it rivaled the Texas Redfish I had at Emeril's. The fish was cooked so delicately that it literally melted in my mouth and the seasoning on it was superb. My wife had the Pork Roulade which also was worthy of being called true New Orleans style cuisine. Having been to the Big Easy itself numerous times, Bourbon Blue is the closest thing to actually being there without leaving the area. Kudos to the chef for bringing the tastes of New Orleans to a local restaurant.
The back room is like stepping into a bar in Brugge, Belgium. Old wood walls, tapestries, old light fixtures, etc. The only thing different from being in Brugge is that the beer selection at Monk's is much more extensive than all but one or two bars in Brugges. Great mussels and frites and authentic Belgian cuisine a la biere. I like the Ghent mussels made with bleu cheese, bacon & leeks. The staff knows the beers well (over 200 bottled beers and 20ish draft lines). The food is great, personable staff and amazing beers. This is the longest running Belgian bar in Philadelphia, maybe the US.