January 17, 2009

Restaurant Week: January 25-30th, 2009

By: Michelle Mass for Philadelphia Style

Well, its that time of year again: the time when Philadelphian's get to sit back, relax, and sample some of Center City's best cuisine. That's right, it's Restaurant Week once again. From January 25-30th, 2009, head down to Center City and enjoy an extravagant dining experience at one of the 108 participating restaurants.

All restaurants involved will be offering a three-course meal for merely $35 (not to include tax, gratuity, or alcohol). Don't worry about parking this week either. The Center City District and Rittenhouse Row organizers are working together with the Philadelphia Parking Authority to offer a discounted price of $9.00 or less at multiple lots and garages all over Center City. Simply present your voucher from the participating restaurant from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. to receive the discount.

If that's not enough to get you to come down, how about the chance to win dinner for a year? Each of the participating restaurants will give diners an entry form at the conclusion of their meal. If picked, you could be the recipient of fifty-two $50 gift certificates to Restaurant Week participating restaurants. You can also enter online at CenterCityPhila.Org, or by visiting 660 Chestnut Street, Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Be sure to visit for a complete list of restaurants taking part. Restaurants include Ristorante Panorama, XIX (Nineteen), Zahav, Alfa and many, many more. Make your reservations today for any of the restaurants online through