Press release

Center City District Restaurant Week Launches New Year with Heart-Healthy Dining Tips & Highly Celebrated New Restaurants

Molly Albertson Yun, Center City District

PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 2016)—The New Year always brings exciting things to the city, and this January ushers in one of Philadelphia’s most coveted traditions, Center City District Restaurant Week presented by TD Bank, Open Table and Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia. Restaurant Week twice-yearly gives diners the opportunity to enjoy the city’s best restaurants at discounted prices. This year’s winter event, which will run from January 22—January 27 and January 29—February 3, will offer a significant culinary variety from more than 120 participating restaurants.

Restaurants will offer signature three-course dinners for only $35.00 per person with select restaurants featuring a three-course lunch for $20.00 per guest, not including tax, gratuity, or alcohol. Restaurants will feature signature cocktails from partners Basil Hayden and Jim Beam Double Oak.

Reduced parking rates for guests of Center City District Restaurant Week are available at various Philadelphia parking facilities through a partnership with the Philadelphia Parking Authority. A full list and map are available on

New restaurants joining this January include Center City's Fine Palate, Rittenhouse Square’s Scarpetta and the new Baril, Old City's The Little Lion, Amis in Washington Square West and Osteria in Spring Garden. PHLCVB is proud to support Center City District Restaurant Week, which showcases Philadelphia’s nationally recognized culinary scene.

City-wide social media contests and activations will be announced soon, in which diners will be able to participate for a chance to win various prizes, including free dinners.

“We are excited to offer new opportunities for our guests this year, and we are so proud to continue to bring attention to Philadelphia’s robust dining industry and incredibly talented chefs,” said Michelle Shannon, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Center City District.  “We’re so happy that Center City District Restaurant Week continues to be a staple on the Philadelphia social calendar, and we’re happy to elevate the event for our guests each year.” 

This year, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia has teamed up with the Center City District to help diners make heart-healthy choices while dining out in restaurants. Check the Restaurant Week website for tips from cardiologists on staying fit while dining out.

Additional information is available at Center City District's website and through Facebook and Twitter. Reservations can be made through OpenTable. Restaurants participating include the following:  
1225 Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge                               
a. kitchen                                                                   
Abe Fisher                                                                  
Aki Japanese Fusion & Sushi Bar                      
Aldine Restaurant                                                   
Alma de Cuba
Audrey Claire BYOB                                               
Bank and Bourbon                                                      
Bar Volver                                                                  
Barra Rossa Ristorante                                                               
Bellini Grill                                                                
Bistro 7                                                                        
Bistro La Baia
Bistro La Viola  
Bistro Romano                                                         
Bistrot La Minette                                                   
Bleu Martini                                                              
Brauhaus Schmitz                                                   
Bridget Foy's
Bud and Marilyn's                                                   
Butcher and Singer
Cambridge, The                                                       
Capital Grille, The                                                  
Caribou Café                                                             
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse                               
Chops Restaurant                                                                          
Cibo Ristorante Italiano                                       
City Tavern                                                                
Continental Restaurant & Martini Bar
Craftsman Row Saloon                                         
Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar                    
Dandelion, The
D'Angelo Ristorante & Lounge                         
Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse              
Del Frisco's 
Devil's Alley                                                              
Devon Seafood Grill                                              
DiNardo's Famous Seafood                                
El Vez
Entrée BYOB                                                            
Estia Restaurant                                                     
Farmicia Restaurant                                                                    
Fat Salmon                                                                
Fine Palate
Fitler Dining Room                                                 
Franky Bradley's                                                       
Fratelli's Italian Bistro                                              
Fuji Mountain Japanese Restaurant                
Garces Trading Company                                               
Gran Caffe L'Aquila                                                 
Indeblue Bar & Restaurant                                 
Jane G's                                                                      
Knock Bar & Restaurant
La Famiglia Ristorante                                          
La Fontana Della Citta                                           
La Peg                                                                          
La Viola West
Liberte Lounge at The Sofitel Hotel              
Little Lion, The 
Little Nonna's                                                          
M Restaurant at the Morris House                  
Maggiano's Little Italy                                          
Malbec Argentine Steakhouse & Restaurant
Marmont Steakhouse & Bar                              
Max Brenner                                                            
McCormick & Schmick's Philadelphia
Melograno BYOB                                                   
Mercato BYOB                                                                     
Mission Taqueria                                                   
Mixto Restaurant                                                  
Morton's The Steakhouse            
Ocean Prime                                                           
Olde Bar, The                                                         
Oyster House                                                           
Pennsylvania 6                                                        
Plough & The Stars, The                                     
Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti                    
Pub and Kitchen                                                         
Pumpkin BYOB                                                        
Ristorante La Buca                                                  
Russet  BYOB                                                             
Scarpetta Philadelphia                                                                       
Seafood Unlimited                                                
Smokin' Betty's                                                         
Spasso Italian Grill                                                  
Spice 28                                                                       
Square 1682                                                               
SUGA by Susanna Foo
Tequilas Restaurant                                               
Time Restaurant                                                      
Twenty Manning Grill                                            
Twisted Tail, The                                                     
Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro                                  
Whetstone Tavern                                                 
Yakitori Boy                                                               
Yummy Sushi                                                            


The Center City District, a private-sector organization dedicated to making Center City Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive, is committed to maintaining Center City’s competitive edge as a regional employment center, a quality place to live, and a premier regional destination for dining, shopping and cultural attractions. Find us at and on Facebook and Twitter.