No, the Broad Street Run didn't go to Han Dynasty but I'm sure for the people that ran the race like my sister, they had quite the appetite afterwards. A classic in University City is Han Dynasty that brings modern life to Chinese food. I was excited not see a General Tso, Sesame Chicken or Chicken Broccoli dish on the menu. Since we were there during the weekend, street parking on the street was free. Otherwise, they do have metered street parking and a parking deck around the corner. If you're using the parking deck, hold on to that ticket stub! Han Dynasty will validate the ticket for you so you don't have to pay. Walking in, you'll be surrounded by a mix of students in the area and families. You can order out from them, sit at the bar or get a table. If you have a large party, they have long, bench-style tables where you can all sit together. It's classical embellishments with a clean, modern feel. You're greeted by a server who will walk you to your designated area; my sister and I went with a table by the window. While we sipped on some hot green tea, we decided to go with an appetizer and two entrees (family style) to share. My sister recommended the spicy, crunchy cucumbers while we waited for the two entrees to come out: black bean chicken and hot sauce style chicken.Spicy, Crunch Cucumbers | At first glance, it looked like cucumbers in liquid so I didn't think it would be crunch. I was wrong. The sauce with hints of vinegar and soy permeated the outer layer of the cucumber leaving the inside nice and crunchy. It was tasty yet refreshing.Black Bean Chicken | I had never had a sauce based on black beans and it seemed like it would have been too thick. The sauce was light and as a great medium to bring out the other spices without it being overwhelming the chicken. It was sauteed in with some chunky onion and bell pepper pieces. Huge fan!Hot Sauce Style | You have your options of eight different concentrations (Chicken, Pork, Beef, Lamb, Fish, Shrimp, Scallops and Fried Tofu). We went with the sliced pieces of chicken stir fried with cabbage, garlic and celery in a szechuan chili oil-based hot sauce. Although the menu notes it as spicy, the dish was not spicy. The chili oil sauce was nice and thick and paired well with the white, sticky rice they provided us. You can taste the use of garlic however it wasn't overwhelming with the hot chili taste.The staff was friendly checking in with us in a timely manner to see if we needed anything. Additionally, they have restrooms for their customers. Overall, it's currently #1 in my category for my Chinese food category. Highly recommend all of the items mentioned above!
I always look forward to staying at Omni properties. I have previously stayed at Omni in Atlanta (Omni CNN Center) and in NYC (Omni Berkshire).I drove to the property and pulled up in front of the door on Chestnut, then utilized valet parking. Check in was quick, but warm and welcoming. I was told that Wi-Fi was free (yay!). My two children were provided with little tiny Omni backpacks with some activity sheets and shall toys inside. Fun! I was also told, out of earshot of the kids, that on your first night in an Omni hotel, the kids get free milk and cookies delivered to the room at bed time. Not being able to wait, I called down and summoned the milk and cookies at 4pm. They indulged me.Comparing it to other Omni hotels in my mind, I was firstly impressed that the rooms in the Independence Park location are HUGE! Maybe it is because I live in NYC, but this double room with two queen beds is bigger than my apartment back home. This hotel is also a great location. My two young, tired children and I easily walked to lots of sites in the Historic part of town, including the Liberty Bell. I would definitely recommend this part of town and this hotel for a laid back, enjoy-the-city Philly vacation.
This place is a very nice place to go to if you're hungry and you want to eat some good food. Plus, it doesn't take long for the food to be done, even if you place a large order. The food is so good and I come here almost 2 times every week. Its very cheap and well worth the visit. The atmosphere is friendly and you get treated very well. They also offer good deals like "Spend $20, get a free 2 liter of soda." Its really hard to choose what to spend you $20 on because it is so good and you also get a good amount of food. The portions are excellent.
Visited Philly about a week ago. Lucky to find this gem for a weekend stay. We booked the Presidential suite and it was fantastic. The bathroom has heated floors, a full body shower and is decorated beautifully. Neighborhood and house were very quiet and comfortable. Walking distance to South Street. Make sure you follow the directions that are sent to you with your confirmation as there are two separate buildings for this B&B. We went to the wrong one first because...well...because I'm a guy and don't read directions all that well. Opps!
Best Chinese Takeout in Mt. Airy. When it comes to Chinese food, I am VERY particular because of a horrible experience I had once. It took me years until I decided to give another restaurant a try. Panda Garden is consistently good. The food is fresh and the flavors are what you would expect from Chinese takeout...nothing fancy (which I appreciate). They deliver to certain areas, but I have picked up from them enough times to be able to know that the physical restaurant space is clean and well maintained.
rooms where not up to pars stayed in 2 different rooms on the 2nd floor smooking section. Was not impressed at all! the first impression I had, bedding is so depasser not counting that the bed seems small the pillows I'm not even going to start please put them in the trash! for 92$ a night I was not even close to being comfortable.On the upside the customer service was superb! Mahir and Ilda I think that was that sweet young lady's name really made it pleasant checking in.
This hotel rocks for location and more!!!. 2 blocks away is Reading Terminal Market which has incredible food choices that make it a destination of its own. The historical events are just a few blocks away! The hotel breakfast had fresh fruit and at least 6 other toppings and for make your own waffles. The oatmeal had tons to add, too. The breakfast buffet was superior - far from typical. Most of all, all of the employees are delightfully helpful and pleasant.
No. This is not a 5 star but it's a great value no matter what. I discovered it thru priceline one day and have not been to another hotel but this since. If you're looking for huge rooms this is not for you. If you're looking for clean, stylish and quaint(tiny) than this it. This spot puts you in the middle of everything and if you just need a HOcation no one even knows it's a hotel when walking by. Should rename it Secret Meeting HO-tel. Lol.
Best service ever! We arrived in the middle of the night and the desk arranged room service to bring some herb tea and snacks for us weary travelers. The service was excellent with actual real plates and silverware, unlike the paper and plastic products one gets at The Logan. Our whole stay was fabulous with fabulous service. Clean and well maintained, comfy beds, friendly service, beautiful to look at. Bravo
Best chicken wings ever!!! I have visited each of their restaurants in Philadelphia. I was skeptical of visiting this newest location at Broad & St. Luke because I had only eaten at the Baltimore avenue place. While I had chicken wings from the Olney Plaza location they did not taste as good...but they were still tasty. So I was extremely pleased that this newest location is just as good as the original!!!