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Northern Liberties Previews Menus for Debut Restaurant Week from April 9-18th

Northern Liberties Previews Menus for Debut Restaurant Week from April 9-18th

Northern Liberties Previews Menus for Debut Restaurant Week from April 9-18th

Northern Liberties Business Improvement District, one of the hottest and most notable food neighborhoods in Philadelphia, launches its first-ever Northern Liberties Restaurant Week from Friday, April 9 to Sunday, April 18, 2021. Timed perfectly for the start of nice weather and expanded outdoor dining options, over 20 of the neighborhood’s biggest names will offer two course (plus non-alcoholic beverage) lunches for $10 or $15, and three course dinners for $15, $20 and $25. Look for socially distanced seating inside some of the most beautiful, artful and colorful dining rooms in Philadelphia, plus seating at expansive, flowering and ornate streeteries and sidewalk cafes.

“Northern Liberties Business Improvement District is proud to present our first-ever Northern Liberties Restaurant Week from April 9th to 18th,” said NLBID Executive Director Kris Kennedy. “Look for all the things that make restaurant weeks great – from amazing food, great values, chef’s specials, feature dishes, off-menu surprises, beer features, special desserts and more. Our restaurant scene has grown tremendously in the last year. We have seen grand openings, creative pivots, expanded streeteries, embellished outdoor dining, ghost kitchens and many other things that have helped our eateries survive the pandemic. As we looked ahead to the spring weather coming, and more grand openings on the way, a brand new restaurant week was a win-win that will support our growing and adapting culinary scene, while helping us offer socially distanced and safe programming on and around N. 2nd Street.”

For its inaugural year, Northern Liberties Restaurant Week will offer a taste for every palate – with cuisine from around the country and around the world including Vietnamese, Armenian, Italian, American, Chinese, Thai, Mexican and more. Look for everything from tacos to wood fired pizza, Philly’s best fried chicken to comfort food classics, big steaks to big salads, and everything in between. Some restaurants will participate in lunch, some in dinner and others both! The focus is on dine-in options for both indoor and outdoor, plus look for select options for take-out, delivery, legal cocktails to go and more. Reservations are strongly encourages for this first time event, and they can be made with each participating restaurant.

 

See Complete List of Participating Restaurants Below

 

Añejo Philly
1001 N 2nd St.
www.anejophilly.com
Offering $15 Lunch, $25 Dinner
Vegan and vegetarian options

Great option for higher-end date night, dinner with friends, dinner with family and for tequila experts. Look for expansive outside and inside seating.

Highlights include: Pork Belly Tostadas, Crispy Cauliflower Tacos, Chicken Empanadas, Short Rib Tacos, Mushroom Quesadilla, Blistered Shishito Peppers and Cheeseburger Fundido.

Grand opened July 2020; Executive Chef Ricardo fires up innovative Mexican cuisine, paired with top quality service and expertise in cocktails and agave spirits. Look for outdoor seating in the sidewalk cafe, streetery on N. 2nd Street, and in tented seating in the Piazza Courtyard.

* Bagels and Co.
1001 N 2nd St #9
www.gluhospitality.com

Glu Hospitality will debut their sixth dining concept in the heart of Northern Liberties in the Piazza on N. 2nd Street – grand opening soon in Northern Liberties – stay tuned for menu and details.

* Bourbon and Branch
705 N 2nd St.
https://www.bourbonandbranchphilly.com/
Offering $15 Lunch, $25 Dinner

Great value option for a lot of food, bar favorites and a great price point – with ample outdoor seating and a streetery. Great option for the kids!

Highlights:  Shells and Cheese, Smash Burger, Chicken Cheesesteak, Cheese Pizza, Mediterranean Salad and more.

Cozy and storied restaurant, bar and music venue specializing in American fare, a long whiskey list & a bar made from an altar. Look for outdoor seating in their streetery on N. 2nd Street.

* Cantina Dos Segundos
931 N 2nd St
Philadelphia, 19123
(215) 629-0500
https://www.cantinadossegundos.com/
Offering $25 Dinner
Vegan and vegetarian options

Great option for one of the neighborhoods most celebrated spot for locals – and great Mexican fare and margaritas – with indoor and outdoor seating.

Highlights: Elotes, Vegan Elotes, Pork Al Pastor Burrito, Vegan Setien Al Pastor Burrito, Traditional Tres Leches, Vegan Flan, Vegan Seitan Al Pastor Burrito and more.

* El Camino Real
1040 N 2nd St.
http://www.elcaminophilly.com/
Offering $15 Lunch, $25 Dinner
Vegan and vegetarian options

Great option for getting outside in the expansive streetery with heated seats, bring the family, friends and your date. Lots to pick from and don’t miss this as a cocktail hot spot.

Highlights: Avocado ‘Frito’ Tacos, Hot Chicken Sandwich, Honey & Chipotle Glazed Pork Loin Fajita, Seitan Colorado Tacos, Chicken Pozole, Mushroom Tamale, Bang Bang Shrimp Burrito, Nashville Hot Chicken, and more.

Hip cantina meets Southern smokehouse at this jumping Tex-Mex spot for tacos, barbecue & margaritas with one of the neighborhoods largest outdoor dining areas in the courtyard of Liberties Walk, plus an expansive, sleek and industrial inspired streetery with heat, covering and even heated seats.

* Germantown Garden
1029 Germantown Ave.
www.germantowngarden.com
Offering $15 Lunch, $25 Dinner

Vegetarian options available upon request
Perfect option for outdoor dining at its finest in Philadelphia’s lush secret garden – now open with limited indoor seating too. Great for TikTok vibes, great food, top notch well-balanced cocktails and groups of 4 and 6.  Best pick for the sweet tooth with their pastry chef offering two of their most popular dishes.

Highlights: Crispy Tofu Sandwich, New England Clam Chowder, Massive Double Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup, Six Sack of Tiny’s Sliders, Caesar Salad, Crab Cake Sandwich, Oreo Cheesecake, 6 Layer Chocolate Cake and more.

Glu Hospitality presents Philadelphia’s secret lush hidden garden has been one of the region’s top outdoor dining destinations during the pandemic, featuring appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, wings, bar favorites, entrees, seafood and even cocktails designed by the famous Hop Sing of Hop Sing Laundromat – featuring outdoor seating in the main garden and sidewalk seating.

* Germantown Garden Grill
1029 Germantown Ave.
https://gggrill.com/
Offering $15 Lunch, $25 Dinner
Vegetarian options
Perfect spot for soaking up the TikTok vibes, blue skies, and poolside dining at its finest. Great for date night, groups of four or six, family dining, and for those with a sweet tooth. Best pick for high-end meal and for comfort food.

Highlights: Crackling Calamari, Crispy Cauliflower Bites, Germantown Garden Burger, Chicago Wedge, BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, Cajun Shrimp Penne, Veggie Lasagna, Oreo Cheesecake, 6 Layer Chocolate Cake and more.

Glu Hospitality and Chef Chino Chang present Philadelphia’s only open-air poolside steakhouse offering unique views, outdoor seating, covered patio dining, and serving American fare, comfort food classics and big cuts of meat at affordable prices paired with a well curated cocktail and beer list.

* Hello Vietnam
722 N 2nd St.
https://www.hellovietnamasianbistro.com/
Offering $15 Lunch, $25 Dinner.

Vegan and vegetarian options
Best value of NLRW! Largest menu selections too. Best pick for most food for value price; world fare; eclectic outside seating, safe indoor seating and for trying something new!
Highlights: FOUR selections for lunch for $15 and MAIN and THREE SELECTIONS for dinner for $25.  For $15 lunch, pick from Banh Mi Half Hoagie, Soup or Salad (beef, chicken, seafood, veggie/vegan pho or lotus roots salad), Roll or Skewer (Summer, avocado, tofu roll or chicken, beef skewer) and Passion Fruit Drink from Hello’s new tea shop! For $25 dinner, pick from ANY entree on the entire menu, plus Soup or Salad, Roll or Skewer and Drink. Main entree highlights include: Vietnamese Beef Stew, BBQ Pork Sliced Vermicelli, Filet Mignon Shaking Beef Vermicelli. Special Obama Bun Cha with Hanoi-Style Grilled Ground Pork, Vermicelli, and many more.
Chef Tri Tan, along with daughter Julie Dinh, present the art of Vietnamese cuisine in this comfy BYO on N. 2nd Street with a colorful and eclectic streetery, along with sidewalk seating.

* Heritage
914 N 2nd St.
https://heritage.life
Offering $25 Dinner

Great pick for Italian cuisine, outdoor dining, and casual night with your family.
Highlights:  Burrata, Gem Caesar, Clams Casino, PEI Mussels, Steak Frites, Herb Risotto, Berry Parfait, Brownie Cake and more.
Heritage reopens in time for Northern Liberties Restaurant Week with dining in their high ceiling open dining room and in their lush garden and patio, as well as in their streetery on N. 2nd Street. This cool, hip and homey hot spot  features American fare, draft beer and live music.

* Hunnies Crispy Chicken
1029 Germantown Ave.
https://hunniescrispychicken.com/
Offering $15 Lunch, $15 Dinner

Best pick for lunch, value dinner, buffalo chicken lovers and for takeout!
Highlights: Crispy Cauliflower Bites, Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich and Crispy Tofu Sandwich.
Glu Hospitality fills your need and obsession for crispy chicken and handheld favorites out of the Northern Liberties ghost kitchen at Vesper, Germantown Garden Grill and Germantown Garden – with Hunnies Crispy, Buffalo, Crispy Caesar and Hunnies Chicken and Waffles, plus Crispy Chicken salads, Crispy Tenders and Wings, Crispy Cauliflower Bites, Fries and other selections.  Tofu is also available for all sandwiches as a vegetarian option. Take-out and delivery.

* Jerry’s Bar
Offering $25 Dinner

Best pick for a neighborhood staple, expansive and invocative safe socially distanced seating, indoor and outdoor seating, secret courtyard seating and more. Great as a pick for elevated night on town, date night, come as you are and after work spot.

Highlights include: P.E.I. Mussels, Bartlette Pear Salad, Bone In Pork Chop, Charred Japanese Eggplant and Rigatoni Gratinata.
This neighborhood grand corner bar and restaurant is back open just in time for Northern Liberties Restaurant Week with refined bistro fare and full bar with a whiskey focus in a tavern filled with salvaged artifacts. Enjoy their outdoor garden and patio, innovative socially distanced seating with partitioned glass, and an expansive and highly ornate streetery and sidewalk seating.

* Love and Honey Fried Chicken
1100 N. Front Street
https://www.loveandhoneyfriedchicken.com/
Offering $15 Lunch, $15 Dinner

Great award-winning cuisine, best for take-out, value lunch and dinner, notable name, and one of top picks for best Fried Chicken and comfort food.

Highlights include: White Meat Combo with wings, tenders or Dark Meat Combo with drumstick and thigh. Combos include house-made sauce, side and dessert.

Todd and Laura Lyons, two professional chefs and residents of Northern Liberties, met in 2007 at The Culinary Institute of America. They met and fell in love over shared passion for Philadelphia and food. In 2016, they opened Love and Honey Fried Chicken which serves fried chicken, comfort food sides and their delicious pies. Right now they are currently open for take-out and delivery during the pandemic. Named Best of Philly 2018 by Philadelphia Magazine, Best in America by Today Show 2019 and Best in America by The Food Network 2019.

* North Bowl
909 N 2nd St.
https://www.northbowlphilly.com/
Offering $25 Dinner
The only spot in town where you can enjoy special menus, great prices and drinks during Restaurant Week while you also make it a night with bowling back open.
This retro-chic bowling alley has 17 lanes and serves cocktails, local beers, American comfort and bar food classics – with an expansive outdoor patio area, sidewalk seating and streetery.

* Rustica Pizza
903 N 2nd St.
https://www.rusticaphilly.com

Offering $10 and $15 Lunch and Dinner.
One of Philly’s first gourmet pizzerias is still going strong with innovative toppings as well as sumptuous hot sandwiches, above-and-beyond cheese steaks, and fresh salads. Open for take out and delivery.

* SET NoLibs

1030 N 2nd St. #101-102
https://www.set-hospitality.com/location/set-nolibs/
Offering $15 Lunch, $25 Dinner

Vegan and vegetarian options
Best pick for cocktails, comfort food, world fare, Asian fusion, bar pub fare, elevated bar food, family friendly,  vegan and veggie options.
Highlights include: Burger Combo with tots or waffle fries, Wings combo with choice of sauce and tots or waffle fries, Taco Platter, Grilled or fried spicy, sesame chicken thigh slider, Pork belly slider, and Beyond Meat burger.

Asian-fusion menu of elevated bar and gastropub favorites with shareables, sliders, skewers, seafood, tacos and wings all made with only the best, hand-picked ingredients to ensure quality and freshness – with an outdoor streetery, sidewalk seating and Instagram-ready dining room.

* Spuntino Wood Fired Pizzeria
701 N 2nd St.
https://www.spuntinowoodfiredpizzeria.com/
Offering $15 Lunch, $25 Dinner

Renovations are in full swing and the inside is ready for date night, special occasions, indoor elegant-casual seating, indoor and outdoor and “watch your food made” through the open kitchen.

Highlights include: Choice of Giardino Salad or Cesar Salad, Margherita, Pepperoni, Valdostana, Fradiavolo and Fromaggio Pizza. Dinners include dessert choice of Sicilian Cannoli or Gelato.

Sleek and modern pizzeria serving Neapolitan pies from a gorgeous wood-burning brick oven with an outdoor streetery and side-walk seating, plus a newly renovated dining room. Look for selections of wine, beer and Bravazzi for table service or to go.

* Standard Tap
901 N 2nd St.
https://standardtap.com/
Offering $25 Dinner

Great pick for innovative and expansive outdoor seating, best rooftop seating, great elevated pub fare, best spot for craft  beer selection.

Highlights include: Roasted maitake mushrooms with herbed dumplings, Prime Skirt Steak with Bourbon glazed baby carrots and Arctic Char with Sorrel and roasted fingerling sweet potatoes. Restaurant week specials come with choice of appetizer and dessert.

Philadelphia’s original gastro-pub sets the gold standard for American cuisine. Always has a selection of the finest fresh oysters. The multi-level bar and restaurant has ample seating inside up and down for socially distanced dining, plus enjoy outdoor dining in their upstairs level patio and their street-level streetery.

* The 700 Club
700 N 2nd St.
https://philly700.com/
Offering $20 Dinner

Support your favorite Northern Liberties bar as they pivot during the pandemic and try their new food offerings and don’t miss their streetery.

Highlights include: Cubano sandwich, Mac & Cheese, Chicken tinga, pork carnitas or short rib tacos, Nachos or Quesadilla. Diners will choose three items to enjoy.

Hip dance hot spot that has evolved into a favorite place for locals and die-hard soccer fans. Locals and visitors can gather for a drink and a snack at their elaborate, covered and heated streetery, or order cocktails to go!

* Urban Village Brewing Company
1001 N 2nd St
http://urbanvillagebrewing.com/
Offering $25 Lunch or Dinner

Best pick for largest and most expansive outdoor seating, great for pod groups, date night, night on town, get dressed up or come as you are.

Highlights include: Brooklyn pizza with brisket, Celeste Pizza with spicy cauliflower, Becca Pizza with house pastrami. All specials include chouce of Smoked Wings, Whipped Ricotta or Spicy Cauliflower as the 1st course and Fried Dough with cinnamon and sugar dessert.
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