Delectable meets affordable every winter and fall when Center City District Restaurant Week delights diners with meal deals at many of Philadelphia’s top eateries.
Twice a year, Center City District hosts Restaurant Week, when as many as 125 popular dining establishments offer three-course, prix-fixe meals at discounted prices.
In fall 2019, Center City District Restaurant Week runs from Sunday, September 15 through Friday, September 27.
The list of restaurants to check out ranges from sushi spots and Italian trattorias to Brazilian steakhouses and popular BYOBs, bringing plenty of culinary options from which to choose.
During Center City District Restaurant Week, three-course lunch goes for $20 per person, while dinner costs just $35 at more than 100 restaurants in Philadelphia.
Despite its name, Restaurant Week has expanded over the years to cover nearly two full weeks, giving patrons plenty of time to try new spots and return to old favorites.
Diners can even view each restaurant’s special prix-fixe menu online ahead of time.
Seats at top restaurants fill up quickly — sometimes weeks ahead — so reservations are strongly recommended.
Note: The prix-fixe prices do not include alcoholic beverages, tax or gratuity, so plan on the bill amounting to a bit more than the per person cost.
New and Noteable Restaurants
Center City District Restaurant Week patrons have a few new options this season. Spice Finch in Rittenhouse Square offers broccoli tabbouleh with garlic tahini and whole roasted fish with leek vinaigrette, while Blume in the heart of Center City serves lobster deviled eggs, avocado flatbread and braised short rib, plus three dessert options.
Also new for this year: Chatayee Thai, Kinme and Franklin Social Kitchen & Bar.
Restaurant Week deals don’t end with the meals. Throughout the promotion, patrons can park for $9 or less at participating parking lots and facilities between 4:45 p.m. and 1 a.m. by presenting a voucher from participating Center City District Restaurant Week eateries.