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

Bar Bombon: Weekly DJ Series 
Thursdays | 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. | Every Thursday, Bar Bombon is partnering with Williams Event Group to host a weekly night full of entertainment. In hopes of elevating the vibes of the city in the summer, Bar Bombon will present a new DJ each week while serving up your favorite vegan dishes and handcrafted cocktails from the award-winning Marquis & Co. team.  
133 18th Street, 267.606.6612

Bud & Marilyn's: Summer BBQ Menu 
July 4-7 | 5 p.m. | Enjoy a delicious summer bbq dinner from this curated limited-time only menu. Try dishes like the Watermelon and Feta Salad, Carolina BBQ Grilled Chicken, Jalapeño and Smoked Cheddar Corn Bread and much more. This menu is available for dine-in and take-out. 
1234 Locust Street, 215.546.2220 

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City Food Tours: Locals’ Favorites 
Weekends | 3 p.m. - 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.  

City Tap: Weekend Brunch 
Saturdays & Sundays | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Join us every Saturday & Sunday to enjoy $5 Bloody Mary's, $5 Mimosas or a $25 Champagne Party. 
100 N 18th Street, 215.587.9040 

Cockatoo: Saturday Drag Brunch 
Saturdays | 1:30 p.m. - 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 

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse and Del Frisco’s Grille 

  • Fourth of July Chef's Feature | July 4-7 | Enjoy Independence Day at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse with our chef's feature that's as bold and spectacular as the holiday itself!  Tomahawk for Two: 32 oz. Served with Lobster Whipped Mashed Potatoes and Creamed Spinach. Make your reservation today. 
  • Stars Stripes and Savory Bites | Now through July 7 | Join us for a star-spangled celebration with a delectable prix fixe menu that highlights Del Frisco's Grille favorites! Reserve your table today. 

Various locations 

Devon Seafood Grille: Rosé Soiree  
July 25 | 6:30 p.m. | Join us for a unique dining experience where each course is paired with a hand-selected rosé. Enjoy this exclusive event for $54 per person. Reserve your spot today. 
225 S 18th Street, 215.546.5940 

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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

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.
  • 25% Off for City Employees Returning to Office | July 15 | In conjunction with the first day of the city of Philadelphia's back to the office policy all city employees can stop in for lunch to receive the 25% off discount on all items! To receive your discount, please present your city employee ID. Does not include delivery or catering orders. 

707 Chestnut Street, 215.454.6300

Lucky Strike: Sunday Funday $25 Unlimited Bowling 
Sundays | 6 p.m. | Enjoy our $25.99 unlimited bowling Sunday Funday special. Shoe rental is included. 
1336 Chestnut Street, 215.545.2471

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. 
  • Night of Mystery | July 13 | 6:30 p.m. | This is every detective's fantasy come true-an opportunity for people with a passion for murder mysteries...slippery red herrings...diabolical clues...and ingenious detective work to get plunked smack-dab in the middle of a hilarious homicide investigation.Enjoy the atmosphere and fabulous cuisine of Maggiano's Little Italy but remember...you could become the leading suspect!

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


  • Summer Specialty Bread | Monday – Friday | Parc is selling new specialty bread flavors freshly baked each morning. These breads can be purchased for takeout from their walk-up bread window five days a week, Monday through Friday and are available until sold out.  
  • Celebrate Bastille Day | July 14 | This year we’re celebrating Bastille Day and our Sweet Sixteen Anniversaire with live entertainment, kid-friendly activities and plenty of French fare.

227 S.18th Street, 215.545.2262

Reading Terminal Market: Ice Cream Festival 
July 13 | 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. | One of the largest ice cream festivals in America is back on Filbert Street this summer. Reading Terminal Market and Bassetts Ice Cream will host their annual Ice Cream Festival In addition to Bassetts, 10 local ice cream artisans will join in the fun alongside Reading Terminal Market merchants. The event will feature ice cream eating contests, sweet treat specials, food demonstrations, live entertainment, and more. 
12th & Filbert Streets 215.922.2317 

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. - 5 p.m. | Sip on 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

Top Tomato: Dollar Dog / Dollar Beer Phillies Watch Party 
July 12 | 6:40 p.m. | Watch the Phillies this summer at Top Tomato and enjoy $1 Beer and $1 Hot Dogs, and a chance to win Phillies tickets. Go Phils! 
116 S.11th Street, 215.592.8242 

Get a Scoop for National Ice Cream Month 

Yes, National Ice Cream Month is a thing, and it’s the perfect time of year with heat waves and soaring temperatures in the forecast. Along with staying hydrated, ice cream is one of the very best ways to cool down in the summer heat and there are countless ice cream shops in Center City to supply your needs. See below for the list.

Bassetts Ice Cream | Reading Terminal, 45 N 12 Street

Frozen Rolled Ice Cream | 938 Arch Street

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams | 1901 Chestnut Street

Kilwins | 145 S 13th Street

Scoop Deville | 1109 Walnut Street

Van Leeuwen | 115 S 18th Street

Reading Terminal Market: Ice Cream Festival | July 13 | 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. | 12th & Filbert Streets

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    Photo by: Jean Balzan