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Center City District Restaurant Week’s Must-Taste Dishes

September 9, 2019- Philadelphia has always offered a global, eclectic cuisine, and Center City District Restaurant Week is the ticket for your taste buds to relish in the flavors of dishes you’ve only ever read about. Beginning Sunday, September 15 and ending Friday, September 27, your palette can travel to Southern Europe for wood-fired Spanish tapas and then to the blue seas of the Atlantic for Roasted Sea Scallops.

With 3 course lunches for just $20 and remarkable 3-course dinners for $35, so many delicious options from Philadelphia’s most notable restaurants can be difficult to navigate. The spotlighted restaurants below are some favorite pin drops. Consider this your Restaurant Week itinerary.

Bon Voyage!

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Townsend, the highly acclaimed French restaurant from Chef Townsend Wentz, is opening its doors at the new Walnut Street location on the premier night of Restaurant Week. The restaurant week menu highlights the best of French cuisine with dinner offerings such as Roasted Sea Scallops with heirloom cherry tomatoes, citrus salad, and Uni-Seaweed Emulsion, Escargot and Chicken Fricassee with bacon, caramelized cippolini, fava beans, and Madeira Jus, Roasted Arctic Char with pommes purée and herbed verjus ‘blanc’, and Chocolate Gateau with caramelized black olives and rosemary Chantilly.

2121 Walnut Street | 267.639.3203 | https://www.townsendphl.com

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Square 1682, the modern-American restaurant and bar located in the heart of Rittenhouse, is offering guests a taste of Executive Chef Mackenson Horebe’s delicious dishes for both lunch and dinner. During lunch time, guests can enjoy options such as Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup, a Short Rib Sandwich, and Chocolate Bread Pudding. During dinner, guests can dig into options such as Duck WingsGnocchi and Meatballs, and Peach Cobbler.

121 South 17th St | 215.563.5008 | www.square1682.com

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Ocean Prime, one of Center City’s most beautiful seafood restaurants and steakhouses, is offering Restaurant Week diners a decadent selection of dinner options, including Point Judith Calamari with sweet chili sauce, Filet Mignon with haricot vert, creamy whipped potatoes, and cabernet jus, and Ten Layer Carrot Cake with cream cheese icing. In addition to the Restaurant Week menu, Ocean Prime will also be featuring the Tea on Mt. Fuji ($12) cocktail, made with Haku Vodka, Darjeeling tea simple syrup, apple, lemon juice, muddle ginger, and cinnamon.

124 South 15th St. | 215-563-0163 | https://ocean-prime.com/locations-menus/philadelphia/menus

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Oloroso, the Spanish tapas restaurant from acclaimed Chef Townsend Wentz, is offering guests a selection of their wood-fired tapas for dinner during Restaurant Week, including Bacalao Croquetas with salted cod and saffron aioli, Charred Eggplant with honey, ginger, pipparas, tagine spice, and scallions, Pulpo Oloroso with grilled octopus, chorizo, chickpeas, and muhammara, and Churros with smoked cinnamon sugar and chocolate sauce.

1121 Walnut Street | 267.324.3014 | https://www.olorosophl.com/welcome

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The Twisted Tail, the southern-inspired restaurant, bar and live music venue in Headhouse Square, is offering Restaurant Week guests a four-course taste of both Southern classics and elevated modern-American cuisine for dinner. Options include Scallops with almond vinaigrette and parsley oil, Crawfish Mac & Cheese with toasted breadcrumbs, Blue Bay Mussels with tomato broth, scallions, and crispy bread, and White Chocolate Panna Cotta with cherries and a granola crumble.

509 S. 2nd Street | 215.558.2471 | http://thetwistedtail.com

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-Alissa Marinello