GNO at The Franklin & Dandelion

Tonight I met up with Lauren and Melissa for a girls night out(or a GNO as Hannah Montana likes to call it….don’t ask)


First we met up at The Franklin for fancy cocktails.

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The drinks were unlike anything I had ever seen before. All fresh, nothing artificial, each one super tasty. I enjoyed an Emma Frost (ingredients below)


I enjoyed the grapefruit slice in my cocktail.


The Franklin Bar is a pre-prohibition bar with a pretty cool story. I would love to come back here and bring Fiancé. I know he would really like it!


After our fancy cocktails we headed next door to check out Steven Starr’s latest and greatest – The Dandelion.


I enjoyed a Pimm’s Deluxe while Melissa and Lauren stuck to beer.


I heart cucumber drinks.

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It’s a Dandy Lion – get it??



The menu looked pretty good and there was a whole section of amazing appetizers but we just wanted to share some food and chat. 


And take pictures!


I love these ladies.

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The drinks were flowing, the food was tasty and the company was the best!

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Melissa and I shared a burger, which totally hit the spot.


The fries were pretty awesome too.


We also shared a butter lettuce salad with pomegranate seeds.


It was delish!


I had an amazing evening with these two ladies! We talked for hours and caught up on each others lives while trying out some new and tasty restaurants.It was a blast!

I love girls night!


Any of my Philly friends been to The Franklin or Dandelion? What did you think of it? What did you get? I love learning what other people order!


What is your favorite thing to do on a girls night out?

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  • Reply Hope January 21, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I've never been to The Franklin or Dandelion yet. I really want to try both of them after reading this post! I am a big Stephen Starr fan. The food looks great!

  • Reply Alex January 21, 2011 at 10:48 am

    So jealous. I absolutely loved the Franklin. Such a great place for drinks. And I would move back to Philly just for Steven Starr. No joke. I crave ALTs from Jones and margaritas + guac from El Vez. Not to mention I loved like 5 blocks away from either place.

    Maybe I should stop reading Philly blogs because now I am homesick.

  • Reply Lauren January 21, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I had so much fun last night!

  • Reply Carly January 21, 2011 at 11:57 am

    My girlfriends and I just like to go out to eat. And we were calling it a GNO way before Hannah Montana. Hahaha…

  • Reply Nicole Spang January 21, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Love the Philly updates from you, Leslie! Thanks and Enjoy!

  • Reply steph January 21, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I haven't been to either but I definitely want to now !!

  • Reply Melissa January 21, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    such a fun night!!!

  • Reply patty O January 21, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Looks like an awesome place to relax and dine! Loved the way the salad looked, especially the poms on top. You need to take ME to that place someday!

  • Reply amanda January 22, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    i've never been to either. but i am putting both on my list of places!

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