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Center City District Restaurant Week Celebrates Its 20th Year This September With New Food Specials

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Center City District Restaurant Week Celebrates Its 20th Year This September With New Food Specials

20 years ago this September, Center City District Restaurant Week (CCDRW) was launched and introduced thousands of diners to the two decades-long tradition.  CCDRW celebrates some of the best chefs and restaurateurs in the Philly and the tradition will continue Sunday, September 10 through Saturday, September 23.

September’s restaurant week will feature more than 90 participating restaurants that will offer three-course, prix-fixe dinner menus, starting at just $45 per person. However, this year foodies will be treated to new food specials including for the first time, a $60 premium option at select locations. This brand-new price tier will not be available in conjunction with the standard $45 discount; restaurants will offer one or the other. Also new this season, two-course lunch menus will now be available for just $20 at select locations. Find the full list of participating restaurants at

During Restaurant Week, guests can enjoy their meals indoors or outdoors, and at select locations, takeout will be offered. Additionally, adults 21 and older can enjoy special cocktails created to complement each CCDRW menu.  Featured Beam Suntory spirits include Knob Creek 7 Year Rye Whiskey and Haku Vodka. Tax, gratuity and beverages are not included as part of CCDRW pricing. Full menu and reservation information via Open Table can also be found at ccdrestaurantweek.comwhere diners are encouraged to enter to win dinner for a year.

Discounted parking will be available to CCDRW guests for $9 or less at participating Interpark, LAZ and Philadelphia Parking Authority garages. Everyone should plan their transportation arrangements when making dinner reservations, or prepare to access a digital parking voucher at 

Throughout the year, Center City District (CCD) has recognized the chefs and restaurateurs who have helped to transform not only CCDRW, but who’ve also put Center City Philadelphia on the map as one of the best dining destinations in the country. From James Beard Award winners and Iron Chefs to self-taught cooks and family-run kitchens, CCD is proud to claim some of the most talented professionals in the industry.

Part of that recognition included a 20 week profile series, exclusive recipes and popups at weekly events across Center City. “Twenty Weeks, Twenty Stories” gave diners an opportunity to learn about chefs and restaurateurs outside of the kitchen. Interviewees discussed everything from their inspiration and achievements to signature recipes and their experience working in Center City. The blogs can be found at

Ahead of CCDRW, diners can enjoy some of their favorite dishes at home by recreating recipes submitted by chefs at participating restaurants. A digital recipe book is also available for download online, with new submissions added through September. Printed recipe cards have been distributed at events across Center City as part of Restaurant Week Roadshow, a popup activation at select CCD-managed programs, including the Arts on Center Stage at Dilworth Park, which runs through the end of August. To find the latest recipes, visit


The current list of participating restaurants includes:

1225 Raw Sushi & Sake Lounge*

Aki Nom Nom

Alice Pizza & Restaurant


Ancient Spirits & Grille

Banh Mi and Bottles*

Bank & Bourbon*


Barra Rossa


Bistro La Baia

Bistro Romano

Bistrot La Minette

Bleu Sushi

Brauhaus Schmitz

Bridget Foy’s

Buca D’oro Ristorante

Bud & Marilyn’s


Butcher Bar

Caribou Café

Chez Hansi

City Winery

Con Murphy’s

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar

D’Angelo Ristorante Italiano

Darling Jack’s Tavern

Devil’s Alley

Dim Sum House by Jane G’s*

Dolce Italian

Double Knot

Entrée BYOB

Estia Restaurant*

Flambo Caribbean Restaurant*



Franklin Social American Kitchen and Bar*

Fringe Bar

Garden Grille and Bar

Giuseppe & Sons

Gran Caffe L’Aquila

Harp & Crown

Jasmine Rice

Jomon Japanese BBQ

Knock Bar & Restaurant

Koto Sushi

La Famiglia Ristorante

La Fontana Della Citta

La Nonna

LaScala’s Fire

La Viola Bistro

La Viola Ovest


Little Nonna’s

Malbec Argentine Steakhouse

McCormick & Schmicks*

Melograno BYOB

Mercato BYOB

Mixto Inc.*

Monster Vegan


Oloroso Tapas and Sherry Bar


Osteria Ama Philly

Oyster House


Pearl & Mary

Picanha Brazilian Steakhouse

Pizzeria Vetri



Pumpkin BYOB

Restaurant Aleksandar


Seafood Unlimited

Spasso Italian Grill

Spice Finch

Thanal Indian Tavern

The Continental Midtown

The Dandelion

The Goat Rittenhouse

The Hayes

The Morris

The Olde Bar

The Twisted Tail

Thirteen Restaurant*

Time Restaurant and Whiskey Bar

Twenty Manning*

Veda Modern Indian Bistro

Via Locusta

Vintage Wine Bar and Bistro


*Offering $60 price tier

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