A favorite foodie promotion returns to South Philly in just a few short days. Make your reservations for East Passyunk Restaurant Week, a popular event that brings $15, $25 or $35 three-course meals to top spots in the neighborhood from February 27 to March 10.
More than 20 eateries are serving up special menus in celebration of this event, but some restaurants in the area provide better deals than others when it comes to pricing.
The restaurants below are some of the best in the city, with menus costing significantly more than the $35 three-course dinner price during East Passyunk Restaurant Week. (Think $50 and up per person!)
Keep in mind that Restaurant Week menus aren’t available every day at every restaurant, so be sure to check the official website for specifics before booking your table.
Our picks for East Passyunk Restaurant Week, below.
One of the finest dining experiences on East Passyunk Avenue can be found at Townsend, a French restaurant that promises authentic French fare served in a perfectly picturesque way. The three-course Restaurant Week menu consists of foie gras, speck-wrapped cod, brandade and more. Note that certain menu items are available for an additional cost.
Often named one of the best restaurants in the city, Fond serves its fine new-American-inspired dishes for its neighborhood Restaurant Week. The three-course menu consists of chicken liver mousse, butternut squash soup, pork belly served with sweet potatoes, malted milk ice cream and more.
Doughy pizzas and fresh pasta are the focal point of the menu at Brigantessa, a casual Italian eatery on the avenue. For Restaurant Week, the cozy restaurant serves three courses of Italian bites like gnocchi, margherita pizza, homemade cannoli, homemade gelato and more.
Lovers of all-things Italian should book a table at Le Virtu, a staple Italian restaurant on East Passyunk Avenue. The menu consists of a three-course meal and an optional $10 dessert supplement. Appetizer and meal options include porchetta, fried mozzarella, ricotta raviolini, braised egg and cheese croquettes and braised lamb shoulder ragu.
Perla, a Filipino restaurant, is the newest addition to the avenue and is seving up a three-course meal for its first-ever East Passyunk Restaurant Week. The Restaurant Week menu is full of authentic Filipino fare like pork belly abodo, sisig, flan and more. Be sure to bring a bottle of your favorite wine to this BYOB spot.
Have you ever sampled Dutch fare? During East Passyunk Restaurant Week you can feast on some at Noord, a BYOB restaurant across from the Singing Fountain. During the neighborhood dining promotion, Noord serves up dishes like roasted acorn squash, bitterballen (Dutch meatballs), sauteed rainbow trout and stroopwafels that will keep you warm until the last day of winter.
The French-inspired dishes at Will, a BYOB restaurant, become available on a discount during East Passyunk Restaurant Week. The menu for the foodie promotion is seasonally focused with options like Burgandy snails and bacon, braised short rib, country pork terrine, buttermilk pannacotta and more.