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Where Philadelphia - - The Guide -

MOR­TON’S, THE STEAK­HOUSE— Steak. An ex­ten­sive wine se­lec­tion is just a bonus fea­ture of this sig­na­ture Chicago steak house ex­pe­ri­ence. Wet-aged prime beef broiled Mid­west­ern-style makes for hearty, large por­tions, but also try pork, lamb and veal chops and tasty seafood of­fer­ings. D (daily). www.mor­tons.com. 1411 Wal­nut St., 215.557.0724. Map 1, H5

SBRAGA— Amer­i­can. This modern Amer­i­can restau­rant from “Top Chef” cham­pion Kevin Sbraga of­fers sea­sonal fare with a fo­cus on lo­cal in­gre­di­ents in an in­ti­mate space. The menu changes fre­quently, so call to see what’s be­ing dished out on the prix-fixe menu. D (M-Sa). www.sbraga.com. 440 S. Broad St., 215.735.1913. Map 1, H6

SHOPS AT THE BELLE­VUE FOOD COURT— Food Court. Lo­cated in the historic Belle­vue build­ing, this gourmet food court of­fers ev­ery­thing from Asian cui­sine to classic Philly cheeses­teaks. (M-Sa). www.belle­vuephiladel­phia.com. 200 S. Broad St., 215.875.8350. Map 1, H5

SO CREPE— French. Stop in this cozy creperie for af­ford­able gourmet crepes. French own­ers Fred­eric El­malek and Fabrice Goutte bat­ter up au­then­tic sweet and sa­vory va­ri­eties and make ev­ery­thing from the whipped cream to the salted but­ter caramel on premise. B,L, D (daily). www.socrepe.com. 1506 South St., 215.512.3313. Map 1, H7

VOLVER— Amer­i­can. Volver means “to return,” and with this high-class restau­rant, chef Jose Garces re­turns to his fa­vorite culi­nary ex­pe­ri­ences from around the world. The di­verse, sea­son­ally ro­tat­ing, and of­ten lo­cally sourced menu fea­tures some of the most in­no­va­tive dishes in the city, and has re­ceived wide press for be­ing the most ex­pen­sive din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence Philly has to of­fer. D ( W-Su). www.volver­restau­rant.com. 300 South Broad street, 215.670.2303. Map 1, H6

XIX (NINE­TEEN)— Amer­i­can. For a spe­cial evening, take the el­e­va­tor to the 19th floor of the Hy­att Philadel­phia at The Belle­vue. Set­tle in be­neath the restau­rant’s spec­tac­u­lar pearl chan­de­lier, or en­joy your meal in the more re­laxed cafe space. D ( Tu-Sa), Cafe: B,L, D (Daily), Br (Su). www. nine­teen­restau­rant.com. Hy­att Philadel­phia at The Belle­vue, 19th floor, Broad and Wal­nut streets, 215.790.1919. Map 1, H5

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