Restaurant Week is for the Classics

When you need a meal that everyone can agree on, American fare — whether time-honored classics or modern takes with a creative twist — is always a solid choice. From signature burgers to homemade pot pies and salmon, there’s so much to enjoy at this year’s Center City District Restaurant Week. Check out some our picks for some classic bites, and be sure to check out the full list of participating restaurants for Restaurant Week

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Pictured above: Bank & Bourbon

Bank & Bourbon 

Located inside the historic Loews hotel, Bank & Bourbon features an array of creative, seasonal takes on classic American dishes right in the heart of Center City, such as entrées like the hanger steak served with sweet potato puree and charred broccolini.  
📍 1200 Market Street 
🔗 $45 Dinner Menu | $20 Lunch Menu 

Bud & Marilyn’s

The focus of Bud & Marilyn’s is simple: updated takes on American comfort food classics and creative cocktails, served with neighborhood hospitality.
📍 1234 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
🔗 Reservation

Continental Midtown

Between the retro cocktails and midcentury ambiance, and a menu that features playful spins on classic American fare, the Continental Midtown is always a hit. This Restaurant Week, don’t miss family favorites like crispy brussels sprouts and cheesesteak egg rolls.
📍 1801 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
🔗 Menu | Reservation

Darling Jack’s Tavern 

Located right in Midtown Village, Darling Jack’s Tavern is the newest spot by Safran Turney Hospitality, serving elevated takes on American comfort dishes like tavern-style pizza. 
📍 104 South 13th Street

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Pictured above: Continental Midtown


Pictured above: LaScala's Fire

Del Frisco’s Grille 

Del Frisco’s Grille is a new American bar and grille that blends a stylish atmosphere with bold flavors to take any night out to new heights. On their menu, classic dishes like the Lemon Dill Salmon meet modern flavors like the Butternut Squash Bisque.  
📍 225 South Broad Street
🔗 $45 Dinner Menu | Reservation

LaScala’s Fire

Only a short walk from the Walnut Street Theatre, LaScala’s Fire is a chic and cozy spot with hearty wood-fired Italian American fare. Family-favorite bites include handmade arancini and the chicken parmigiano, made with their famous tomato sauce.  
📍 615 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
🔗 Reservation

Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse 

Known for their rodizio-style service, Picanha offers an all-you-can-eat menu, featuring some of the best cuts and choices of meat available, including New York steak, sirloin, sausage, pork loin parmesan and more. And what better to accompany than their gourmet salad bar, which features options ranging from classic salads and vegetables, to feijoada, a Brazilian black bean stew, and sweet plantains. 
📍 1111 Locust Street 
🔗 $45 Dinner Menu | Reservation 

Village Whiskey 

Garces Group’s Village Whiskey is well-known for some of the best burgers in the city. Bring your appetite for their signature dinner options including the Village Burger with house-made thousand island dressing and an old fashioned rice pudding, made with bourbon-soaked cherries, for dessert.  
📍 118 South 20th Street 
🔗 $45 Dinner Menu | Reservation 


Pictured above: Village Whiskey

Check Out the Full Menu

With over 100 restaurants participating in this year’s Restaurant Week, there are so many options to pick from! Check out the full list today, and don’t forget to enter for a chance to win dinner once a month for a year

This article was initially published on January 9, 2023.