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!

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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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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

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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

McGillin's Olde Ale House | Leap day and St. Patrick's Day Celebration:

  • Leap Day - On February 29, we'll serve a FREE meal to anyone born on Leap Day. Just show us your driver's license or ID.
  • St. Patrick's Day Celebration March 1-16- McGillin's will serve authentic Irish stout, green beer, themed cocktails and a rotating list of Irish food specials. On St. Patrick's Day (3/17), McGillin's will open 1 hour early (at 10 a.m.).

1310 Drury Street, 215.735.5562

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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

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