Northern Liberties Restaurant Week | Philadelphia Caller

Philadelphia, PA - Northern Liberties Business Improvement District, one of the hottest and most notable food neighborhoods in Philadelphia, launches its first-ever Northern Liberties Restaurant Week from Friday, April 9 to Sunday, April 18, 2021. See more Coverage on PhillyBite Magazine

 

Northern Liberties Restaurant Week Debuts at 20+ Restaurants from April 9th to 18th

Timed perfectly for the start of nice weather and expanded outdoor dining options, over 20 of the neighborhood's most prominent names will offer two-course (plus non-alcoholic beverage) lunches for $10 or $15 and three-course dinners for $15, $20, and $25. Look for socially distanced seating inside some of the most beautiful, artful, and colorful dining rooms in Philadelphia, plus seating at expansive, flowering, ornate streeteries and sidewalk cafes.

"Northern Liberties Business Improvement District is proud to present our first-ever Northern Liberties Restaurant Week from April 9 to 18th," said NLBID Executive Director Kris Kennedy. "Look for all the things that make restaurant weeks great - from amazing food, great values, chef's specials, feature dishes, off-menu surprises, beer features, special desserts, and more.

Our restaurant scene has grown tremendously in the last year. We have seen grand openings, creative pivots, expanded streeteries, embellished outdoor dining, ghost kitchens, and many other things that have helped our eateries survive the pandemic.

As we looked ahead to the spring weather coming and more grand openings on the way, a brand new restaurant week was a win-win that will support our growing and adapting culinary scene while helping us offer socially distanced and safe programming on and around N. 2nd Street."

For its inaugural year, Northern Liberties Restaurant Week will offer a taste for every palate - with cuisine from around the country and around the world, including Vietnamese, Armenian, Italian, American, Chinese, Thai, Mexican, and more. Look for everything from tacos to wood-fired pizza, Philly's best-fried chicken to comfort food classics, big steaks to giant salads, and everything in between.

Some restaurants will participate in lunch, some in dinner, and others both! The focus is on dine-in options for both indoor and outdoor, plus look for select options for takeout, delivery, legal cocktails to go, and more. Reservations are strongly encouraged for this first-time event, and they can be made with each participating restaurant.

An early list of participants includes:

Apricot Stone

Chef Fimy serves up highly regarded family recipes with traditional Mediterranean, Armenian, and Middle Eastern flavors. One of the neighborhood's favorite gems - and most well-reviewed restaurants, features intimate outdoor dining under the twinkling lights in the center of the Liberties Walk courtyard. 1040 North 2nd Street #601

Añejo Philly

Grand opened July 2020; Executive Chef Ricardo fires up innovative Mexican cuisine, paired with top quality service and expertise in cocktails and agave spirits. Look for outdoor seating in the sidewalk cafe, streetery on N. 2nd Street, and in tented seating in the Piazza Courtyard. 1001 N 2nd St.

Bagels and Co.

Glu Hospitality will debut their sixth dining concept in the heart of Northern Liberties in the Piazza on N. 2nd Street - grand opening in time for Northern Liberties Restaurant Week. 1001 N 2nd St #9

Bourbon and Branch

Cozy and storied restaurant, bar, and music venue is specializing in American fare, along with a whiskey list & a bar made from an altar. Look for outdoor seating in their streetery on N. 2nd Street. 705 N 2nd St.

El Camino Real

Hip cantina meets Southern smokehouse at this jumping Tex-Mex spot for tacos, barbecue & margaritas with one of the neighborhood's largest outdoor dining areas in the courtyard of Liberties Walk, plus an expansive, sleek and industrial-inspired streetery with heat, covering, and even heated seats. 1040 N 2nd St.

Germantown Garden

Glu Hospitality presents Philadelphia's secret lush hidden garden has been one of the region's top outdoor dining destinations during the pandemic, featuring appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, wings, bar favorites, entrees, seafood, and even cocktails designed by the famous Hop Sing of Hop Sing Laundromat - featuring outdoor seating in the central garden and sidewalk seating. 1029 Germantown Ave.

Germantown Garden Grill

Glu Hospitality and Chef Chino Chang present Philadelphia's only open-air poolside steakhouse offering unique views, outdoor seating, covered patio dining, and serving American fare, comfort food classics, and significant cuts of meat at affordable prices paired with a well-curated cocktail and beer list. 1029 Germantown Ave.

Hello Vietnam

Chef Tri Tan, along with daughter Julie Dinh, presents the art of Vietnamese cuisine in this comfy BYO on N. 2nd Street with colorful and eclectic streetery, along with sidewalk seating. 722 N 2nd St.

Heritage

Heritage reopens in time for Northern Liberties Restaurant Week with dining in their high ceiling open dining room and in their lush garden and patio, as well as in their streetery on N. 2nd Street. This cool, hip, and homey hot spot features American fare, draft beer and live music. 914 N 2nd Sreet.

Hunnies Crispy Chicken

Glu Hospitality fills your need and obsession for crispy chicken and handheld favorites out of the Northern Liberties ghost kitchen at Vesper, Germantown Garden Grill, and Germantown Garden - with Hunnies Crispy, Buffalo, Crispy Caesar, and Hunnies Chicken and Waffles, plus Crispy Chicken salads, Crispy Tenders and Wings, Crispy Cauliflower Bites, Fries and other selections. Tofu is also available for all sandwiches as a vegetarian option. Take-out and delivery. 1029 Germantown Ave.

Love and Honey Fried Chicken

Todd and Laura Lyons, two professional chefs and residents of Northern Liberties, met in 2007 at The Culinary Institute of America. They met and fell in love over a shared passion for Philadelphia and food. In 2016, they opened Love and Honey Fried Chicken which serves fried chicken, comfort food sides, and their delicious pies. Right now, they are currently open for takeout and delivery during the pandemic. Named Best of Philly 2018 by Philadelphia Magazine, Best in America by Today Show 2019, and Best in America by The Food Network 2019. 1100 N. Front Street

Jerry's Bar

This neighborhood grand corner bar and restaurant are back open just in time for Northern Liberties Restaurant Week with refined bistro fare and a full bar with a whiskey focus in a tavern filled with salvaged artifacts. Enjoy their outdoor garden and patio, innovative socially distanced seating with partitioned glass, and expansive and highly ornate streetery and sidewalk seating. 129 W Laurel St.

North Bowl

This retro-chic bowling alley has 17 lanes and serves cocktails, local beers, American comfort, and bar food classics - with an expansive outdoor patio area, sidewalk seating, and streetery—909 N 2nd St.

Rustica Pizza

One of Philly's first gourmet pizzerias is still going strong with innovative toppings as well as sumptuous hot sandwiches, above-and-beyond cheesesteaks, and fresh salads. Open for takeout and delivery—903 N 2nd St.

SET NoLibs

The Asian-fusion menu of the elevated bar and gastropub favorites with shareable, sliders, skewers, seafood, tacos, and wings all made with only the best, hand-picked ingredients to ensure quality freshness - with an outdoor streetery, sidewalk seating, and Instagram-ready dining room. 1030 N 2nd St. #101-102

Spuntino Wood Fired Pizzeria

A sleek and modern pizzeria serving Neapolitan pies from a gorgeous wood-burning brick oven with outdoor streetery and sidewalk seating. Plus a newly renovated dining room. Look for selections of wine, beer, and Bravazzi for table service or to-go. 701 N 2nd St.

Standard Tap

Philadelphia's original gastropub sets the gold standard for American cuisine. Always has a selection of the finest fresh oysters. The multi-level bar and restaurant have ample seating inside up and down for socially distanced dining, plus enjoy outdoor dining in their upstairs level patio and their street-level streetery—901 N 2nd St.

The 700 Club

Hip dance hot spot that has evolved into a favorite place for locals and die-hard soccer fans. Locals and visitors can gather for a drink and a snack at their elaborate, covered, and heated streetery or order cocktails to go! 700 N 2nd St.

The Abbaye

Neighborhood favorites low-key bar with a rotating beer list and classic bar fare food menu that includes several vegetarian options. One of the nicest cafe seating areas in the neighborhood on impeccable brick sidewalks. 637 N 3rd St.

Urban Village Brewing Company

Spacious brewpub with brick-oven pizzas, small plates, an expansive heated outdoor covered patio, sidewalk seating, and streetery. Large indoor seating areas with garage doors that allow for an indoor/outdoor experience. Non-beer beverage menu specializing in Pennsylvania-made wines and liquors. 1001 N 2nd St

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