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, Michelin Star restaurants 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!
Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse: March Madness
March 16 to April 3 | During games
Drink specials: $6 Corona Premiers, $20 Bud Light Buckets, $6 Hornitos Tequila drinks. Game sound will be on for the tournament games.
1913 Sansom Street, 215.665.9500
Chris' Jazz Café: Live Music and Dinner
Every Tuesday through Saturday, enjoy dinner and a show at Chris’ Jazz Café. General Admission is available with a la carte dinner options, as well as an $80 Dinner & Show ticket that includes a 3-course tasting menu.
1421 Sansom Street, 215.568.3131
Estia: $40 Theater Menu
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.
1405 Locust Street, 215.735.7700
Fogo de Chao: Spring Shake-up Bar Party
April 13 | 6:30p.m. | Join us as we shake up new cocktails at Bar Fogo. Celebrate with a Cava sparkling toast, passed Bar Bites and your choice of two cocktails. $39 per person. Make your reservations now, space is limited.
1337 Chestnut Street, 215.636.9700
Insomnia Cookies: Flyers Win, You Win
Throughout the 2023 season, score a free classic cookie with purchase one day after every Flyers home win.
135 S 13th Street, 215.544.2295
108 S 16th Street, 215.544.2989
HipCityVeg: Shake of the Month
Now through March 31 | Philadelphia’s favorite vegetarian-friendly fast-food joint rotates special milkshakes monthly. Try their limited-edition Mint Matcha Madness, made with organic vanilla ice cream, chocolate chips, green tea matcha and peppermint.
121 S Broad Street, 267.296.9001
127 S 18th Street, 215.278.7605
McGillan's Old Ale House: Kentucky Derby
May 6 | Don your best headgear and join the McGillan’s team for menu specials, including Kentucky Hot Browns (open-faced turkey, bacon & tomato sandwich baked until the bread is crisp) and Mint Juleps, and, of course, some “horsing” around.
1310 Drury St, 215.735.5562
Nineteen at The Bellevue Hotel: Easter Brunch
April 9 | 11a.m.-1p.m. | The Bellevue Hotel, the iconic Philadelphia hotel on the Avenue of the Arts, will be offering an eggs-travagant Easter Brunch Buffet including delicacies like fresh Chesapeake oysters, poached shrimp, charcuterie, Glazed Ham, Spice Crusted Leg of Lamb and much, much more. Fittingly for Easter, the buffet is topped off with a Viennese Dessert Table.
200 S Broad Street, 215.893.1234
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
Volver: Chefs in Residency
Iron Chef Jose Garces’ popular Chefs In Residency program returns to VOLVER to spotlight emerging chefs from around the Philadelphia region for six weeks at a time. Upcoming residencies include Chef Tonii Hicks (through March 19) and Owner Sally Song (April 26-June 4).
Kimmel Center for Perfoming Arts, 300 South Broad Street, 215.670.2302