East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) presents the 7th Annual East Passyunk Restaurant Week from Monday, February 25 to Friday, March 8, 2019. Twenty-six award-winning restaurants along Philadelphia’s acclaimed restaurant row will serve up three course, value-priced lunch and dinner menus for $15, $25 and $35 each. From low key BYOBs to elegant candlelight dining to Italian “red gravy” joints to Mexican street food, East Passyunk Restaurant Week boasts a diversity of dining experiences and cuisines that offer something for everyone. Menus for all participating restaurants are now live at www.eastpassyunkrestaurantweek.com. Reservations for restaurants on OpenTable can be made on OpenTable’s special Restaurant Week page, or you can contact restaurants individually for reservations. Mark your calendars and come hungry!
“East Passyunk Restaurant Week showcases the exceptional variety of dining that can be found on our mile-long stretch of Passyunk Avenue, and truly keeps getting better and developing each year,” said EPABID Executive Director Adam Leiter. “Between our award-winning chefs, longstanding neighborhood favorites, and exciting new additions, it’s a great excuse for diners to make plans for more than just one taste. Come hungry and come often!"
Participating East Passyunk restaurants will offer special off-menu surprises in addition to their standard signature dishes. Select restaurants will further personalize the experience with drink pairings, add-on specials, dessert debuts, extended hours and day of operation, and other rewards to delight foodies from around the region – and the country.
The list for 2019 East Passyunk Restaurant Week includes three-bell winners from Philadelphia Inquirer’s food critic Craig LaBan, including Fond, Le Virtu, Noord, Townsend and Will BYOB. The list also includes five of Philadelphia Magazine's 50 Best Restaurants, and six of Eater's Philadelphia 38 Essential Restaurants.
Updates for Restaurant Week's 2019 edition include the debut of The Palace of Indian, with dining at all three price points. Also, Perla will offer their Kamayan Family Style dinner experience on an additional night than usual, and at Restaurant Week pricing. Both Barcelona and Bing Bing have shifted to the $25 price point this year to offer an exceptional price point to pair with their well regarded cuisine. Look for other updates and changes below.
Participating restaurants include:
• Adobe Café (1919 EPA) – Southwestern specialties with a large vegan menu and festive bar scene
• Barcelona Wine Bar (1709 EPA) - Extensive array of Spanish-centric small plates and wine with expansive dining room, red hot bar scene and lovely outdoor patio for warm weather
• Bing Bing (1648 EPA) – From the award-winning Cheu Noodle Bar comes this popular, stylishly-adorned dim sum restaurant and full service bar
• Brigantessa (1520 EPA) – Southern Italian specialties including Pizza Napoletana, centered around a wood-fired oven and full service bar
• Cantina los Caballitos (1651 EPA) – ‘Best of Philly’ winner for Mexican fare with best margaritas in the city
• El Sarape (1304 S. 9th Street) – ‘Best of Philly’ winner for outstanding tacos, now in their new location. BYOB
• Fond (1537 S. 11th Street) – ‘Best of Philly’ winner for refined and flavorful contemporary French-American fare with a full bar
• ITV (1615 EPA) - Chef Nicholas Elmi serves up French-accented New American shareable plates, complemented a thoughtful lineup of wine and cocktails
• Izumi (1601 EPA) – ‘Best of Philly’ winner for high-end Japanese cuisine at neighborhood prices, with a great view of the Singing Fountain
• LaScala’s Birra (1700 EPA) – Creative brick oven pizzeria with unique antipasti and salads and a fun, full service bar
• Le Virtu (1927 EPA) – Pays thoughtful homage to Abruzzo, earning recognition as one of the 10 hottest Italian restaurants in the nation by Zagat
• Mamma Maria Ristorante (1627 EPA) – Mamma’s genuine authentic Italian recipes please the eye, fill the stomach, and warm the soul
• Marra’s (1743 EPA) – Long-time favorite “red gravy” joint that stays true to 80+ year old family recipes
• Noir (1909 EPA) – Stylish restaurant and bar featuring Montreal-influenced Italian cooking
• Noord (1046 Tasker) – Friendly BYOB with an open kitchen to envelop diners in the warmth of unique northern-European fare
• Paradiso (1627 EPA) – Modern Italian neighborhood favorite with a sophisticated and inviting atmosphere and notable pioneer in East Passyunk’s restaurant revival
• Perla (1535 S. 11th Street) – Chef Lou Boquila’s Filipino restaurant pays homage to his mother’s traditional cooking, paired with his own sense of refinement
• Pistola's Del Sur (1934 EPA) - Cornerstone restaurant and bar standing tall at the Gateway to the Avenue, serving inventive Mexican eats, beer, tequilas and more in a lively setting
• Plenty Cafe (1710 EPA) – One-of-a-kind quick serve café that combines internationally inspired gourmet sandwiches and salads, now with a full bar
• POPE (1501 EPA) – Friendly and comfortable neighborhood bar with one of the best beer selections in town
• P’unk Burger (1823 EPA) – The owners of Slice are expanding with this new all-natural burger, fries and shake joint
• Stogie Joe’s (1801 EPA) – Your go-to place for friendly folks, cold beer, and everything made from scratch – just like Grandma did it
• The Palace of Indian (1533 S. 11th Street) – Authentic Indian home style cooking in an artistic space overlooking the famous Singing Fountain
• Townsend (1623 EPA) – This classic French restaurant with high end craft cocktails has made it on every ‘Best Of’ list in the city… for good reason
• Tre Scalini (1915 EPA) – East Passyunk longtime favorite BYOB with authentic traditional Italian menu
• Will BYOB (1911 EPA) – Intimate award-winning BYOB with artfully presented plates meant to delight all of the senses
Visit the East Passyunk Restaurant Week website for full menus for all of the above restaurants. Please confirm exact hours and seating times with each individual restaurant. Reservation information is available on the bottom of each menu page: www.eastpassyunkrestaurantweek.com.
East Passyunk Restaurant Week is presented by the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, with sponsors Open Table, Samuels and Son Seafood, Manatawny Still Works, Philly.com and the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News, and Yelp.
Follow #EPRW on Twitter and Instagram for last minute and hard to get reservations, even on weekends!
ABOUT EAST PASSYUNK AVENUE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District is home to 150+ independently owned shops and markets that perfectly balances the best of the old and the new, mixing old world shopping, authentic Italian restaurants, world famous cheese steaks, with trendy boutiques, handmade arts, world-class cuisine and record-breaking events.
Chef-driven restaurants have pushed this once-faded community into the national spotlight. East Passyunk Avenue boasts more than 40 eateries, from authentic traditional Italian restaurants to gastropubs, including twelve of Philadelphia magazine’s Top 50 Restaurants. Capogiro Gelato Artisans scoops up National Geographic’s “best ice cream in the world” just down the block from cheese steak global headquarters, where Pat’s and Geno’s still vie to be called the best of this Philly staple.
Anchored by the beautifully restored Singing Fountain, a communal gathering place on Tasker Street, this store-lined commercial corridor hosts events of all shapes and sizes. Annual outdoor favorites include foodie-festival Flavors of the Avenue, the Car Show & Street Festival, Farmers’ Markets and East Passyunk Craft Beer Day.
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