press release

Center City District Restaurant Week Returns: September 23 - October 5

JoAnn Loviglio
T 215.440.5546


12 days, 110+ restaurants, 3 courses: lunch ($20) and dinner ($35)

PHILADELPHIA (August 14, 2018) – Center City District Restaurant Week, the culinary event savored by savvy Philadelphia foodies, is returning September 23 through October 5, 2018 with more than 110 participating restaurants serving up an exciting and delicious variety of three-course dinners for only $35 per person and/or three-course lunches for $20 per person (excluding tax, gratuity, and alcohol).

Presented by Effen Vodka and Jim Beam Black bourbon and supported by Open Table, TD Bank, and Lyft, Center City District Restaurant Week gives diners the opportunity twice each year to enjoy the city’s best restaurants at discounted prices.

New restaurants for this season include Chez Ben Bistro, Porta, The Palm Restaurant and Casta Diva. They’ll be joining perennial Restaurant Week favorites including Caribou Café, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, Pumpkin BYOB, and Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse. (See full list below.)

Participating restaurants will feature signature cocktails featuring Effen Vodka and Jim Beam Black bourbon, part of the Beam Suntory spirits portfolio, to complement their special Restaurant Week menus.

“Restaurant Week continues to be an eagerly anticipated Center City tradition, and for good reason,” said Michelle Shannon, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Center City District. “It’s a fantastic value for diners looking to try out new restaurants and revisit long-time favorites, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to highlight Philadelphia’s exciting restaurant scene and innovative chefs.”

Visit for a list of restaurants, maps, menus, and links to make reservations via OpenTable. Also enter at for a chance to win dinner once a week for a full year at select Center City restaurants. For the latest updates, follow @PhilaRestWeek on Twitter and Instagram.

Lyft is the preferred ride of Center City District Restaurant Week. New riders will receive $10 off their first ride using the code CCDFall18.

Restaurant Week patrons can park for $9 or less at participating Philadelphia Parking Association and Philadelphia Parking Authority facilities from 4:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. by presenting a voucher from participating restaurants. Visit for a list and map of locations.

  • 1225Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge
  • 1518 Bar and Grill
  • Abe Fisher
  • Aki Nom Nom
  • Alma de Cuba
  • Amada
  • Amis Trattoria
  • aMuse
  • Aqimero
  • Audrey Claire BYOB
  • Bank and Bourbon
  • Barbuzzo
  • Barra Rossa
  • Bellini Grill
  • Bistro La Baia
  • Bistro Romano
  • Bistrot La Minette
  • Bleu Martini
  • Branzino Italian Restaurant
  • Brauhaus Schmitz
  • Bud & Marilyn's
  • Buddakan
  • Butcher and Singer
  • The Capital Grille
  • Caribou Café
  • Casta Diva
  • Chez Ben Bistro
  • Chima Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Chops Restaurant & Bar
  • Cinder Copper + Lace
  • Common Wealth Old City
  • Craftsman Row Saloon
  • Cuba Libre
  • D'Angelo Ristorante Italiano
  • The Dandelion
  • Davio's N. Italian Steakhouse
  • Del Frisco's Double Eagle
  • Devil's Alley
  • Devon Seafood
  • El Vez
  • Entrée BYOB
  • Estia Restaurant
  • Farmicia
  • Fogo de Chao
  • Franky Bradley's
  • Fuji Mountain Japanese Rest.
  • Gran Caffe L'Aquila
  • Harp & Crown
  • High Street on Market
  • Indeblue
  • James
  • Jamonera
  • Jane G's Restaurant
  • Jasmine Rice Old City
  • Jasmine Rice Rittenhouse BYOB
  • La Famiglia Ristorante
  • La Fontana Della Citta
  • La Nonna
  • La Peg
  • La Viola Bistro
  • La Viola West
  • LaScala's
  • Liberte Lounge
  • Libertine
  • Little Nonna's
  • Lolita
  • Lou Bird's
  • Maggiano's Little Italy
  • Malbec Argentine Steakhouse
  • Marmont Steakhouse & Bar
  • Max Brenner
  • McCormick & Schmick's
  • Melograno BYOB
  • Mercato
  • Mixto Restaurante
  • Morton's The Steakhouse
  • Ocean Prime
  • The Olde Bar
  • Opa
  • Osteria
  • Oyster House
  • The Palm Restaurant
  • Panorama
  • Pinefish
  • The Plough and the Stars
  • Porcini Restaurant
  • Porta
  • Positano Coast
  • Pub & Kitchen
  • Pumpkin BYOB
  • R2L
  • Russet BYOB
  • Sampan
  • Scarpetta
  • Seafood Unlimited
  • Spasso Italian Grill
  • Spice 28
  • Square 1682
  • SUGA by Susanna Foo
  • Tequilas Restaurant
  • Time Restaurant
  • Tinto
  • Trattoria Carina
  • Twenty Manning Grill
  • The Twisted Tail
  • Valanni
  • Veda
  • Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro
  • Volver
  • Xochitl Restaurant & Tequila Bar
  • Yakitori Boy
  • Zama
  • Zinc Restaurant

About Center City District

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 destination for dining, shopping and cultural attractions. Find us at

About Beam Suntory

As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits Brands that Stir the World. Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and commitment to Growing for Good.

Effen Vodka is a super premium vodka whose name in Dutch means smooth, even and balanced, and Jim Beam Black bourbon was named the World’s Highest Rated Bourbon by the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, visit and