Explore World-Class Dining and International Flavors

Find yourself at the center of everything you’re craving. Center City’s world-class culinary scene is the finest in the region, including James Beard Award winners and Iron Chefs. Cuisines from across the globe can be found at every turn, from Italian and Japanese to Middle Eastern and Mexican. Center City’s diverse array of eateries include more than just fine-dining. Family-owned BYOBs, casual coffee shops, cocktail bars and more help to satisfy every taste. And no visit to Center City would be complete without a stop at the legendary Reading Terminal Market!

Restaurant Happenings & Events

Aqimero: Endless Bubbles & Brunch
Saturdays & Sundays | 12 p.m.-3 p.m.| For just $70 per person, enjoy 4 delicious courses and an endless assortment of bubbly cocktails. Menu highlights include assorted pastries, carb & avocado toast, Mexican chocolate french toast, huevos rancheros, churros and more. Brunch is also available a la carte. Reservations are encouraged.
10 Avenue of the Arts, 215.523.8200

The Cauldron: Drag Bingo 
April 17 | 7 p.m. | Join us for an unforgettable evening of fabulous entertainment at Drag Bingo! Get ready to laugh, cheer, and win exciting prizes while enjoying the electrifying performances by talented drag queens. Come a little earlier and grab some amazing food and cocktails-or enjoy some during the games!  
1305 Locust Street, 732.538.7630 

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City Food Tours: Locals’ Favorites 
Weekends | 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. | For the foodies that prefer to eat like a local, this tour takes you to some of the busiest food joints that Philadelphians all know and love. Enjoy eclectic bites, sweet treats, a cheese tasting, and more! Tickets are $49.  
1.844.463.6336 

City Tap: Saturday and Sunday Brunch 
Every weekend | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Join us every Saturday & Sunday from 11-1pm! Enjoy $5 Bloody Mary's, $5 Mimosas, $25 Champagne Party. 
100 N 18th Street, 215.587.9040 

Cockatoo: Saturday Drag Brunch 
Saturdays | 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. | Join us for Drag Brunch with Monthly Resident Queens, guest Performers, Delicious Food & flowing Cocktails. Bottomless option available. 
208 S 13th Street, 267.324.5603 

D’Angelo’s Ristorante Italiano: Mother’s Day Dinner 
May 12 | Treat your Mom right, let Chef Tony do his magic 
256 S 20th Street, 215.546.3935 

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Estia: $40 Theater Menu
Nightly | Going to a show on the Avenue of the Arts? Stop into Estia ahead of time to enjoy a three-course, prix-fixe theater menu for only $40. For more details, download the menu.
1405 Locust Street, 215.735.7700

High Street 

  • Second Sunday Baking Classes | Second Sunday of each month | Join High Street's head baker for a two-hour deep dive into a specific recipe. Classes are intimate and hands-on with up to six participants who will learn expert techniques, enjoy the finished product during the class, and come away with their finished items and the ability to recreate the recipe at home.
  • Monday Evening Pizza Class | Every Monday | Join High Street for a pizza class. Guests will learn expert dough-making and cooking techniques. Pizza will be served and each guest will take home their unique seasonal pie. 

101 S. 9th Street, 215.625.0988

La Cucina at the Market: Cooking Class
Bring your friends and family for an interactive cooking class! Create memorable experiences while enjoing delicious food. Check La Cucina’s website for their full schedule of classes.
1206 Arch Street, 215.922.1170

Lamberti Pizza & Market: Receive 25% Off!
Daily | After 4 p.m.| Before heading home, stop by Lamberti Pizza & Market daily after 4 p.m. to receive 25% your favorite Grab & Go Market items.
707 Chestnut Street, 215.454.6300

Maggiano’s Little Italy: $20 3-Course Carryout Lunch  
Monday – Friday | Open to 3 p.m.| Never skip lunchtime again! Order a meal that will keep you fueled throughout the rest of your busy day. Choose 3 delicious options for $20. Available for carryout and delivery only. 
1201 Filbert Street, 215.567.2020 

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Oyster House: Shucking Classes
Tuesdays | 2:30p.m.-3p.m. | Get step-by-step guidance on the art of oyster shucking for $126 per couple. After a few practice oysters, the class includes 1 dozen to shuck and eat, plus 2 glasses of champagne. Classes are 30 minutes and reservations are required.
1516 Sansom Street, 215.567.7683

Restaurant Aleksandar: Chef’s Tasting 
Tuesday-Saturday | 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. | Experience a 4-course Chefs tasting menu. You get to pick one cold appetizer, one hot appetizer, an entree and dessert. 
126 S. 19th Street, 215.279.7738 

Shake Shack:Get a Free Shake When You Spend $10 
Now through June 26 | 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Sip in a shake on us (any flavor, any size) when you spend $10+. Order for pick-up on our digital channels and use code FAVESHAKE. 

Sofitel Philadelphia at Rittenhouse SquareAfternoon Tea “Le Goûter”  
Fridays & Saturdays | 1 p.m.-3 p.m.| Enjoy a variety of scones, tea sandwiches, pastries and a selection of nine different teas during this French-inspired Afternoon Tea. Reservations can be made via OpenTable or by calling 215.569.8300. 
120 South 17th Street, 215.569.8300

Tapster Tasting Room: Nightly Deals and Events

  • Industry Night Mondays – 20% off for all restaurant/bar staff
  • King Trivia Tuesdays | 7 p.m.
  • Wine Wednesdays - $5 on all glasses of wine

Visit their website for more information
1601 Sansom Street

Time Restaurant: Early Evening Jazz 
Thursday through Saturday | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Throughout the week sip and dine while enjoying live laid-back Jazz music from a rotating list of special musicians each night.
1315 Sansom Street, 215.985.4800

Shop & Dine

New Retailers and Restaurants Now Open in Center City

With the new year comes new restaurants, shops, and service providers to explore in Center City! Check out 18 recently opened retailers and restaurants to visit.

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Convention Center Dining

The Pennsylvania Convention Center is located within walking distance to dozens of restaurants, bars and quick service eateries. Let us be your guide.

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