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MC­CORMICK & SCHMICK’S — Seafood. Pa­cific North­west fare comes to Philadel­phia with fresh ocean catches, oys­ters, draft beers, sin­gle malts and North­west wines. This 290-seat es­tab­lish­ment is bustling with ac­tiv­ity, en­ergy and fla­vor­ful seafood; for a more in­ti­mate meal, up­stair booths pro­vide ul­tra pri­vacy. L, D (Daily). 1 S. Broad St., 215.568.6888.

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). 1411 Wal­nut St., 215.557.0724.

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). 1506 South St., 215.512.3313.

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). 300 South Broad street, 215.670.2303.

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). Hy­att Philadel­phia at The Belle­vue, 19th floor, Broad and Wal­nut streets, 215.790.1919.

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