If you’ve read my past blog posts, you might have noticed I talk about food…A LOT. Well, this one is no exception. Every year, tons of restaurants in downtown Philadelphia participate in Restaurant Week and it’s something I love taking advantage of. If you love food and find yourself in the mood for something special – this is for you!
What’s Restaurant Week?
Every year, a ton of Philadelphia restaurants participate in Restaurant Week. This typically happens twice a year for two weeks at a time. The majority of restaurants participating serve fine dining and are on the pricier side (if you Google restaurants, $$$ will probably appear).
Participating restaurants have a set menu for lunch and dinner that they offer. For lunch, you can get a three course meal for $20. For dinner, the three course meal is $35 per person. Each restaurant has different offerings for Restaurant Week and they post their menus in advance on the Restaurant week website.
Restaurant week is great if you like to go out to someplace nice but don’t want to splurge too much on fancy food.
So, where did I go?
I went with M (my boyfriend) to The Capital Grille. I chose it because their Restaurant Week menu looked great and I have been here for previous Restaurant Weeks so I knew this place was good.
How was the food?
So this is the big question – was it good? Yes!
Like all great foodies, we started stuffing ourselves with the bread basket.
We both got clam chowder. It was creamy and yes you can actually taste the clams.
For entrees, we both got the dry aged sirloin steak 14oz. Usually I go for my favorite cut, filet mignon but I have never had dry aged and wanted to try something new. A quick google search told me the meat would flavorful and tender from the dry aging process.
We got sides to share.
The mash potatoes were smooth and I love that they chose to keep some of the potato skins with the mash. The French beans were okay; they could do without the tomatoes (it made them a bit too sweet).
<3 The espresso cake to my crème brulee
M got the flourless espresso cake and I got the creme brulee.
Should you try it?
YES! For $35 per person, you get a three course fancy meal that tastes good with an atmosphere that’s great to share with a friend, boo, or family (of course, M makes better steak and mash potatoes). I am a huge fan of Restaurant Week and it’s a good excuse to dress up and go out. If Philadelphia is too far from you, I highly recommend you do a quick Google search to see if restaurants in your area have restaurant weeks also. Lots of places have restaurant weeks and even for those that don’t, many offer great unexpected deals. Thanks for reading and I hope this was a fun read for you! 🙂
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~Until next time