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Center City Restaurant Week for Families, Dates, and Friends

Kick off the year deliciously with Center City Restaurant Week, happening between January 15-28.

Kick off the year deliciously with Center City Restaurant Week, happening between January 15 – 28. More than 60 restaurants in the city are offering prix-fixe, three course menus to highlight their best dishes.

Whether you’re looking for family-friendly cuisine, a cozy date spot, or a place to enjoy with a group of friends, we have the best options picked out for YOU!


Alice Pizza

All kids love pizza! Parents will also be pleased with Alice Pizza’s wide variety of interesting pizzas as well as salads and entrees. This Center City spot is offering lunch, dinner, and takeout for Restaurant Week.

Lou Bird’s

There’s plenty for kids to love on Lou Bird’s Restaurant Week dinner menu including a burger, fried chicken sandwich, and chicken empanadas. It’s also a great place for vegetarians, offering a tofu and quinoa vegetable bowl and portabella burger. Classic desserts like cheesecake, chocolate layered cake, and warm apple crumble will appeal to everyone in the family.

Jasmine Rice

There’s so much for the whole family at Jasmine Rice, a high-quality Thai restaurant in Rittenhouse offering lunch and dinner menus. Choose from classic appetizers including spring rolls and salads, and then have your pick at a wide variety of main dishes that include beef, duck, and seafood options.

Date Night

Pumpkin BYOB

Pumpkin is the perfect restaurant for a cozy date night, with an intimate dining room and beautifully lit outdoor heated seating. Their sleek, sustainable dinner menu features healthy meals chock full of delicious, local vegetables and ingredients.

South Restaurant & Jazz Club

Are you live music fans who haven’t had a chance to go out in a while? South Restaurant & Jazz Club is offering a delicious Southern-inspired dinner menu for Restaurant Week, and you can add on tickets for their jazz club if you want to enjoy dinner and a show.


This French restaurant in Old City features an enticing menu full of things that your kids might not love (escargot, crepes stuffed with leeks, wild boar) but would be perfect to try on a date night. The prix-fixe menu priced at $40 offers a great deal on Forsythia’s high-quality dishes.

Out With Friends

Spasso Italian Grill

You’ll need a big group of friends to try maybe even a third of the extensive menu at Spasso Italian Grill. With hot and cold antipasti options and a fleet of classic Italian entrees, a wide array of tastes will be satisfied at this casual, spacious Old City spot.

Thanal Indian

Thanal Indian is another place where you’ll want a bigger group to get a taste of the many delicious options. Open for lunch and dinner and conveniently located downtown, it’s a great spot to meet friends during the week for a midday break or hang-out after work.

Franklin Social Kitchen and Bar

Social is in the name; with plenty of seating options and classic lunch and dinner menus for all tastes, Franklin Social Hall is a perfect place to get a group of friends together.

Lead photo courtesy of Forsythia via Visit Philadelphia. 

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