Food fanatics, rejoice! It’s time to eat like you make millions: Center City Restaurant Week returns this January, and here’s what you need to know to take advantage of it.
What: Center City Restaurant Week (presented by TD Bank) happens every January and September, and it actually spans two weeks, not one. During Restaurant Week, more than 130 city eateries offer dining discounts: three course dinners are $35, and three-course lunches are $20 (alcohol, tax and gratuity aren’t included). However, not all CC Restaurant Week participants offer lunch, so make sure to check online or by phone before you head over.
When: January 20 – 25 & January 27 – February 1.
Note: Saturdays are not usually included in the deal, but this time, certain restaurants that do offer RW menus on weekends are denoted with “SAT.”
Where: Center City, which means the neighborhoods of Rittenhouse Square, Fitler Square, Art Museum/Fairmount, Logan Square, Queen Village/Bella Vista, Chinatown, Southwest Center City, Avenue of the Arts, Washington Square West, Society Hill and Old City. Phew.
Some notable restaurants that offer RW deals are:
A full list of participating restaurants can be found at the Center City District’s website. Most of their Restaurant Week menus are also available, along with the option to make a reservation through Open Table. Address, phone number and payment info is also posted.
Parking in Center City can be a real pain, but the Philadelphia Parking Association and the Philadelphia Parking Authority will be collaborating with the TD Bank-sponsored Restaurant Week to offer parking at lots and garages all over the city for $9 or less. Just make sure to show your voucher from a participating restaurant between 5 p.m. and 1 a.m.
More info on parking can be found here.
For updates on Restaurant Week, follow @PhilaRestWeek on Twitter.
For quick access to all the RW deals from your smartphone, download the Center City Restaurant Week mobile app. http://m.centercityphila.org/
For Center City and complete Restaurant Week information, visit the Center City District’s website.
Click here to make an online reservation through OpenTable.
For the chance to win 52 gift certificates from Center City restaurants, click here. The contest runs through Feb. 3, 2012.
To download and print Center City Cooks, a collaboration of recipes, tips and notes from the city’s chefs, click here.