Fans of the Morimoto Buddakan empire who find themselves in Philly will enjoy not only outposts of these two faves, but also a fantastic seafood restaurant in STRIPED BASS. The setting: an old bank building re-fitted as a hot dining spot. The food: delicious seafood with nouvelle cuisine flair. The portions: small, which is good for the body and not so good for the wallet as...The price: high ($37/entree and you are going to be ordering at least 2 if not 3 courses).
Extensive wine list and attentive waitstaff (don't be distracted by the fact that they all seem to wear ill-fitting uniforms) are checks in the plus column for this central city spot.
Great decor, but the piped in electronica could use a rest.