Yes, we know, you’ve done the Restaurant Week thing before. You’ve made it to those pricey places that any other time of the year would take a big bite out of your paycheck. Oh, and of course you’ve totally used this week as a way to try the trendy new farm-to-table or vegan or rustic fare exploding onto the scene. But have you taken someone else? We suggest that this Center City District Restaurant Week, celebrating its 10th year from Sept. 15-20 and 22-27, you treat someone else to some new flavors.
She wants to get out, too, you know. Grab Granny and head to Lacroix for their prix-fixe lunch menu. You guys can gab over salads, reminisce during the second course (we recommend the lamb neck ragu), and have her pinching your cheeks by the time the trio of desserts makes their way to your table.
210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.
Your intern may not have the funds to go out for Restaurant Week, but you can help her out. Take her to Butcher & Singer for lunch and get a taste of fall with their butternut squash soup. Follow that up with the Butcher burger, and then chocolate cake for dessert. It’s a simple yet greatly appreciated way to thank the unpaid help that keeps your company running.
1500 Walnut St.
Just because you live with a person doesn’t mean that you can’t sometimes step outside of the apartment and eat a meal together. Since you already share a dwelling (and probably clothes and books, among other things) you might as well go share the post-meal guilt that comes after an indulgent outing at Bridget Foy’s. With items like cheesesteak croquettes and filet mignon on the list of possibilities, it’s no wonder we feel blissfully satisfied after each visit.
200 South St.
El Vez was practically made for this occasion. There’s a casual bar to start off the night and cozy velvet booths to snuggle in before the night is over. In between: shareables like guacamole and vanilla flan, plus ice-breaking tequila.
121 S. 13th St.
We’ve all got one. Don’t forget that one of the main draws of Restaurant Week is the prix fixe aspect — which in this case means no arguing over who got what and who owes what. Meet up with your tightwad buddy at Liberté Lounge after work one night for lobster and ratatouille spring rolls, crab cakes and espresso crème brulee.
120 S. 17th St.