Restaurant Week is for the Adventurous

Take a tasty trip around the world without leaving Center City! There’s a wealth of diverse restaurateurs bringing you their favorite global dishes, from Europe and Mexico to Japan and Thailand, to name just a few. Check out some of our internationally-inspired picks and be sure to visit the full list of participating restaurants for Restaurant Week

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Pictured above: Estia

Caribou Café 

One of Restaurant Week’s longest participants, Caribou Café brings the flair of a Parisian bistro to the heart of Midtown Village under the new ownership of Townsend Wentz. Flavors from French classics like escargot and beef bourguignon will transport you right to the heart of France. 
📍 1126 Walnut Street 
🔗 $45 Dinner Menu | $20 Lunch MenuReservation 


Travel across the Mediterranean without leaving Center City! With a homelike ambiance, Estia Restaurant brings an authentic array of Greek specials to the table, including appetizers like spanakopita and horiatiki salata, entrees such as arni paidakia and papoustakia, and desserts like galaktoboureko, a semolina custard wrapped in phyllo dough!  
📍 1405 Locust Street 
🔗 $60 Dinner Menu | Reservation 

Flambo Caribbean Restaurant  

At Flambo, Caribbean flavors transport the palette to Trinidad and Tobago. Try specials like pholourie—deep fried seasoned balls made of split pea— and oxtail stew served with red beans and basmati rice.  
📍 205 South 13th Street 

Garden Grille and Bar 

Nestled on the tenth floor of the Hilton Garden Inn, Garden Grille and Bar’s menu features a range of internationally-inspired delights, including the beef bourguignon puffs, cod meunière, and the red berry compote beignet.  
📍 1100 Arch Street 
🔗 $45 Dinner Menu | Reservation 

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Pictured above: Garden Grille and Bar

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Pictured above: Jasmine Rice

Jasmine Rice 

Jasmine Rice is the place to be for elevated home-style Thai cooking, including delicious gluten-free fare. A special four-course Restaurant Week dinner menu features options including the Thai Fisherman Delight with shrimp, calamari, and mussels, seafood lemongrass soup, and Thai papaya salad. 
📍 306 South 16th Street 
🔗 $45 Dinner and $20 Lunch Menu| Reservation 

Koto Sushi 

On Center City’s landmark Jewelers’ Row, you’ll find Koto Sushi’s extensive menu of sushi, sashimi, and other delicious Japanese favorites. For Restaurant Week, don’t miss the seaweed salad, the sushi & sashimi combo and and the green tea mochi ice cream. 
📍 719 Sansom Street 
🔗 $45 Dinner & $20 Lunch Menus | Reservation 

La Fontana Della Citta 

Nestled right off Rittenhouse Square, La Fontana Della Citta has been a Center City favorite for Italian cuisine since 2006. This year’s Restaurant Week menu includes options like risotto alla scampi in a pink cognac sauce and pollo alla piccata in a lemon white wine sauce.  
📍 1701 Spruce Street 
🔗 $45 Dinner Menu | $20 Lunch Menu | Reservation 

Oloroso Tapas and Sherry Bar  

Spanish traditions guide the flavors found at this tapas destination. Specials this Restaurant Week include boquerones with white anchovy and salsa verde, patatas bravas, and basque style cheesecake with tart cherry and a pretzel crumble. 
📍 1121 Walnut Street 
🔗 $45 Dinner Menu 

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Pictured above: Oloroso Tapas and Sherry Bar

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Pictured above: Restaurant Aleksandar


Restaurant Aleksandar  

Dishes inspired by all corners of Europe—like pierogies and beef bourgoin—serve as an approachable introduction to old traditions and modern European flavors, courtesy of Chefs Ja’mir Wimberly Cole and Executive Chef Montana Houston, who was recently named the Chef of the Year by Eater Philadelphia.  
📍 126 South 19th Street 
🔗 $60 Dinner and $20 Lunch Menu | Reservation 

Check Out the Full Menu

With over 100 restaurants participating in this year’s Restaurant Week, there are so many options to pick from! Check out the full list today, and don’t forget to enter for a chance to win dinner once a month for a year

This article was initially published January 9, 2023.