723 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
If you want to go to the place where the most movie stars mingle, this is one of your best bets. Actually, most of the swanky restaurants owned by Stephen Starr are celebrity A-list sighting spots. However, with the help of Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, this place takes Asian cuisine to trendy new heights. It’s practically impossible not to feel debonair after a few carafes of sake.
4359 Main St.
Philadelphia, PA 19127
A personal favorite of Manayunkers, this place has European class and style down. With an extensive antipasto, cheese, meat, wine and beer list, you can wine and dine to your heart’s delight. It almost feels like you have stepped into another century with large, rustic wooden tables for large parties and small, intimate tables off to the side for a romantic, private encounter. Recently expanded to include another storefront, this place has its finger of the pulse of couture. Whether you’re in jeans or a nice cocktail dress, the dynamic treatment is the same and the smile stays for days.
624 S 6th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Beau Monde is French for “beautiful world,” and this restaurant and bar certainly lives up to its name. Always packed for the right reasons, Beau Monde serves delicious French wines and beers and savory or sweet crepes. The service is impeccable and you won’t find the tastes anywhere else in the city. When you’re full, shimmy upstairs to the dance floor and shake off those pieces of chocolate heaven or enjoy a cocktail. This is not a place to be missed and always a treat.
Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 W Lancaster Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Hours: Feb. 24 at 7 p.m.
The most exotic Oscar party in town, this swanky event includes a gourmet buffet dinner, music, posh decorations, raffle prizes (with one tempting raffle called “To Rome with Love”) and more. There will also be a bazaar-style market to purchase knick-knacks and a cash bar to buy all your favorite cocktails and toast to your favorite actor or actress. This is truly the location to strut your A-list assets and release the movie star within.
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10 Arts Bistro & Lounge
10 Avenue of the Arts
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Chef Nathan Volz cooks up modern, contemporary American cuisine for this Oscar party. Enjoy free glasses of Korbel champagne and hors d’ouevres from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. DJ Inga D’Angelo will entertain guests, and there will be prizes for the best dressed woman, man and couple. The grand prize is a stay in The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia’s Presidential Suite, so there’s plenty of incentive to dress up.
Cassie Hepler is a freelance writer covering all things Philadelphia. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.