Restaurant Week on East Passyunk

Barcelona Wine Bar. Contributed Photo

What’s for dinner? East Passyunk has a few suggestions. 

Starting Feb. 26, South Philly’s East Passyunk Avenue will once again host its annual East Passyunk Restaurant Week, featuring more than 20 award-winning and new restaurants.

Presented by the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District, the 12th annual East Passyunk Restaurant Week offers patrons the chance to try popular and adventurous culinary landmarks at special prices. 

With nearly two dozen award-winning restaurants firing up specially-priced three course prix fixe lunch or dinner menus for $20, $30, $40 and/or $55, there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy. 

“East Passyunk Restaurant Week is designed to showcase the wide diversity of restaurants, chefs and menus up and down the Avenue,” said EPABID Executive Director Rebecca O’Leary. “As the new executive director, I am thrilled to see so many award-winning restaurants of all sizes and backgrounds stepping up with menus that bring together Avenue favorites from over the years with new and exclusive dishes debuting just for this event. For foodies, this event is truly a win-win.”

The Dutch. Contributed photo

East Passyunk Restaurant Week runs through March 8. There’s indoor and outdoor seating and dishes will range from signature longtime favorites to exclusive new dishes making their restaurant week debut. Options vary in location from fine dining to casual, intimate to energetic, BYO to cocktail bar, and everything in between. Menus, hours and price points can be found at For reservations, contact each individual restaurant through their phone, website, OpenTable or Resy.

Here’s a quick list of participating restaurants:

Barcelona Wine Bar (1709 E. Passyunk Ave.): Extensive array of Spanish-centric small plates and wine with expansive dining room, red hot bar scene and lovely outdoor patio for warm weather. $40 Lunch/Dinner.

Bing Bing Dim Sum (1648 E. Passyunk Ave.) From the award-winning Cheu Noodle Bar comes this popular, stylishly-adorned dim sum restaurant and full service bar. $40 Lunch/Dinner.

Cantina los Caballitos (1651 E. Passyunk Ave.) ‘‘Best of Philly’ winner for Mexican fare with best margaritas in the city. $30 Lunch/Dinner.

The Dutch (1537 S. 11th St.) Two white-tablecloth chefs go casual with this BYO bruncherie set in bright blue and white digs. $55 Dinner.

Ember and Ash (1520 E. Passyunk Ave.) Thoughtfully curated food and beverage programs focus on seasonal ingredients from local farmers and purveyors, utilizing all parts of their ingredients to reduce waste and promote sustainability. $40 Dinner.

Flannel (1819 E. Passyunk Ave.) An all-day southern BYOB cafe featuring an award-winning brunch and southern comfort food. $40 Lunch/Dinner.

Gabriella’s Vietnam (1837 E. Passyunk Ave.) Award-winning Vietnamese dining experience brought to you by Chef Thanh Nguyen.

Juana Tamale (1941 E. Passyunk Ave.) Chef Jennifer Zavala: Multi-award-winning Top Latino of Philadelphia.

Le Virtu (1927 E. Passyunk Ave.) Pays thoughtful homage to Abruzzo, earning recognition as one of the hottest Italian restaurants in the nation. $40 Dinner.

Marra’s (1743 E. Passyunk Ave.) Longtime favorite “red gravy” joint that stays true to 80-plus-year-old family recipes. $30 Lunch/Dinner.

MoonNight (1907 E. Passyunk Ave.) Cozy spot for Asian favorites: Ramen, Pho, Bahn Mi, Boba and more. $20 Lunch/$30 Dinner.

Noir (1909 E. Passyunk Ave.) Stylish restaurant and bar featuring Montreal-influenced Italian cooking. $20 Lunch/$55 Dinner.

Ocho Rios (1710 E. Passyunk Ave.) Ocho Rios recreates traditional Caribbean island food and cocktail recipes with fast, friendly service and a fun, lively, neighborhood vibe. $30 Lunch/Dinner.

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. $40 Dinner.

Pistolas Del Sur (1934 E. Passyunk Ave.) Cornerstone restaurant and bar standing tall at the Gateway to the Avenue, serving inventive Mexican eats, beer, tequilas and more in a lively setting. $55 Dinner.

Pizzata Pizzeria Birreria (1700 E. Passyunk Ave.) Creative brick oven pizzeria with unique antipasti and salads and a fun, full service bar. $40 Dinner (no takeout).

P’unk Burger (1823 E. Passyunk Ave.) Contemporary spot for organic, locally sourced patties with dozens of toppings and sauces. $20 Lunch/Dinner.

Pub on Passyunk East (1501 E. Passyunk Ave.) South Philly neighborhood craft beer bar with American classics & rotating draft microbrews. $20 Dinner.

Stargazy (1838 E. Passyunk Ave.) Proper English grub in the heart of South Philly. $20/$30 Lunch/Dinner.

Stogie Joe’s (1801 E. Passyunk Ave.) Your go-to place for friendly folks, cold beer and everything made from scratch – just like Grandma did it. $30 Lunch/Dinner.

The Palace of Indian (1533 S. 11th Street) Authentic Indian home-style cooking in an artistic space overlooking the famous Singing Fountain. $30 Lunch/$40 Dinner/$55 Dinner.

Townsend Wine Bar (1623 E. Passyunk Ave.) Award-winning French-focused wine bar and eatery. Look for Townsend’s signature dishes and favorites from past menus, new favorites, plus French-focused wine for pairing. $55 Dinner.

Triangle Tavern (1338 S. 10th St.) Serving South Philadelphia favorites with a large selection of vegetarian and vegan options. $55 Lunch/Dinner for two people.

Although some restaurants are slightly off the main avenue, each restaurant is located within a mile-long walkable corridor. Although close in distance, the specialties of each establishment vary greatly.

“East Passyunk’s food scene is one of the most diverse and unique in the city, with dozens of restaurants serving up Vietnamese, Indian, American, Italian, Mexican, British, French, Southern, Dutch, Spanish, Jamaican and so much more,” O’Leary said. “You can take a tasting trip around the world in six blocks with our celebration of global cuisine. I like to think of East Passyunk’s Restaurant Week as your passport to all those amazing flavors.”

P’unk Burger. Contributed photo