Where and What to Eat for Restaurant Week

Schweinshaxe Roasted Pork Shank at Brauhaus Schmitz

Schweinshaxe Roasted Pork Shank at Brauhaus Schmitz | Photo by Vanessa Beahn

Center City District’s Restaurant Week kicks off this Sunday, January 17th and runs for two weeks (not including Saturday, January 23). The deal is the same as it has been for many years now. Participating restaurants offer a three or more course dinner for $35. Many restaurants also offer a three-course lunch for $20. There are a lot of ways to skin the Restaurant Week cat, this year we’re focusing on what we would order from participating restaurants that made our 50 Best Restaurants list. And in a twist, we’re picking exactly what to order.

Abe Fisher

Full menu

Beef Tongue Apple Salad
peanuts, cabbage, jalapeños

Goat Cheese Blintzes
baby beets, hazelnut, maitake mushroom

Veal Schnitzel Tacos
health salad, anchovy mayo

Bacon and Egg Cream
maple custard, chocolate foam


Full menu

shrimp ceviche : fennel : sesame cucumber pickles : blood orange

pork tenderloin : cauliflower puree : grilled long hots : salsa verde

honey panna cotta : last summer’s peaches : almond crumble


Full menu

Croquetas de Jamón
Ham Croquettes

Chorizo Pamplona
Caperberries, Cornichons, French Dijon

Piquillos Rellenos
Crab-stuffed Peppers

Crispy Pork Belly, Cauliflower Puree, Rioja Shallot Jam, Boquerone Salsa Verde

Tarta de Chocolate
Dark Chocolate Tart, Pistachio, Orange

Bistrot La Minette

Full menu

Escargots à la Bourguignonne
Six Burgundy snails, garlic herb butter, croutons

Magret de Canard aux Navets et aux Pommes
Seared duck breast, roasted apples, turnips, potatoes, Banyuls honey jus, pistachios

Assiette de Fromages
Comte and Delice de Bourgone served with salad, toast, and seasonal accompaniment

Brauhaus Schmitz

Full menu

Bierkäsesuppe – Beer and Cheese Soup
Dunkel lager / Emmenthaler cheese / pretzel croutons / thickened with rye bread

Kartoffelpuffer – Potato Pancakes
Shredded potatoes / onions / sour cream / applesauce

Schweinshaxe – Roasted Pork Shank
Crispy crackling / fried potatoes / sauerkraut

Brezelauflauf – Warm Pretzel Bread Pudding
Pretzels / toasted hazelnuts / dark & white chocolate / whipped cream

Bud & Marilyn’s

Full menu

Crispy Cheese Curds (v)
wisconsin cheddar, smoked guajillo chile salsa, burnt scallion ranch

Marilyn’s Fried Chicken
warm buttermilk biscuit, zucchini pickles, salted honey butter, house made hot sauce

Whiskey-Butterscotch Bread Pudding
with vanilla bean ice cream, warm chocolate

Fitler Dining Room

Full menu

Cape Cod Mussels
tasso ham, roasted tomato + beer broth

Ozark Mountain Pork Chop
fingering potatoes, pot pie gravy

Whoopie Pie

Gran Caffe L’ Aquila

Though Gran Caffe L’Aquila didn’t make our 50 Best List, ordering dessert at the Gran Caffe is a must, making the Restaurant Week menu an even better deal.
Full menu

Buffalo Burrata Mozzarella Caprese Tasting
Tomato basil

Wild boar & long hot pepper meatballs, tomato sugo

Homemade petit ravioli stuffed with veal, pork, onion & aromatic herbs. Topped with a butter sage sauce and a gastronomic black & white truffle gelato.

Two scoops of any flavor gelato or sorbetto, produced daily by Gelato Champion Stefano Biasini


Full menu

papa frita (v)
crispy skin potato, wood smoked garlic aioli, brava salt

green olive & serrano ham meatballs, manzanilla tomato sauce, manchego, grilled baguette

pescado a la plancha
seared dorade, smashed smoked olive oil potatoes, romanesco, white wine-caper sauce

calasparra rice pudding
caramelized top, toasted coconut, candied apples, canela

Little Nonna’s

Full menu

fresh pulled mozzarella & cream, oven dried tomato tapenade, grilled italian country bread

B+V+P Meatballs
soft polenta, san marzano gravy, fontina

Braised Shortrib
sweet potato puree, fuji apple-radish gremolata, walnuts

espresso soaked lady fingers, marsala zabaglione, pizzelle crumble


Full menu

Lamb Gyro
roasted, tzatziki, tomato-cucumber-onion salata

cucumber, house made yogurt

Chicken Souvlakia
marinated thighs, crispy chicken skin

layered filo and walnuts, honey

Pub & Kitchen

Full menu

Ricotta Gnocchi
pork sausage ragout & kale pesto

Wagyu Bavette
potato croquette, romesco, runner beans

Olive Oil Cake
with seasonal garnish


Full menu

Strozzapreti Pasta
Slow Roasted Lamb, Lacinato Kale, White Beans

Duroc Pork Chop
Buttered Cabbage, Roasted Apple, Mustard Vinaigrette

Pumpkin Cake
Cherry Agro Dolce, Coffee Ice Cream


Full menu

bull’s blood beet ravioli
gorgonzola dolce, walnuts, mortared herbs

braised beef shoulder
black tuscan kale, creamy polenta, tomato fondue

seasonal dessert


Full menu

Salatim & hummus tehina
house-baked laffa

Cobia Crudo
Turkish Salad, Cucumber, Mint

Duck and Foie Gras Kebab
Red Cabbage, Pistachio, Sri Lanka Spice, Golden Raisin

Pistachio Tart
Labneh Crust, Honey Mascarpone, Orange Blossom

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