Save the date for the hottest and most affordable new restaurant week in the region – just in time for spring weather and outdoor dining – bring your pod, your mask and your appetite!
“Northern Liberties Business Improvement District is proud to present our first-ever Northern Liberties Restaurant Week from April 9th 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 big 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 take-out, delivery, legal cocktails to go and more. Reservations are strongly encourages for this first time event, and they can be made with each participating restaurant.
* Apricot Stone
1040 North 2nd Street #601
Chef Fimy serves up highly regarded family recipes with traditional Mediterranean, Armenian, and Middle Eastern flavors. One of the neighborhoods favorite gems – and most well reviewed restaurants, features intimate outdoor dining under the twinkling lights in the center of the Liberties Walk courtyard.
* Añejo Philly
1001 N 2nd St.
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.
* Bagels and Co.
1001 N 2nd St #9
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.
* Bourbon and Branch
705 N 2nd St.
Cozy and storied restaurant, bar and music venue specializing in American fare, a long whiskey list & a bar made from an altar. Look for outdoor seating in their streetery on N. 2nd Street.
* El Camino Real
1040 N 2nd St.
Hip cantina meets Southern smokehouse at this jumping Tex-Mex spot for tacos, barbecue & margaritas with one of the neighborhoods 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.
* Germantown Garden
1029 Germantown Ave.
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 main garden and sidewalk seating.
* Germantown Garden Grill
1029 Germantown Ave.
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 big cuts of meat at affordable prices paired with a well curated cocktail and beer list.
* Hello Vietnam
722 N 2nd St.
Chef Tri Tan, along with daughter Julie Dinh, present the art of Vietnamese cuisine in this comfy BYO on N. 2nd Street with a colorful and eclectic streetery, along with sidewalk seating.
914 N 2nd St.
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.
* Hunnies Crispy Chicken
1029 Germantown Ave.
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.
* Love and Honey Fried Chicken
1100 N. Front Street
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 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 take-out 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.
* Jerry’s Bar
129 W Laurel St.
This neighborhood grand corner bar and restaurant is back open just in time for Northern Liberties Restaurant Week with refined bistro fare and 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 an expansive and highly ornate streetery and sidewalk seating.
* North Bowl
909 N 2nd St.
This retro-chic bowlingalley has 17 lanes and serves cocktails, local beers, American comfort and bar food classics – with an expansive outdoor patio area, sidewalk seating and streetery.
* Rustica Pizza
903 N 2nd St.
One of Philly’s first gourmet pizzerias is still going strong with innovative toppings as well as sumptuous hot sandwiches, above-and-beyond cheese steaks, and fresh salads. Open for take out and delivery.
* SET NoLibs
Asian-fusion menu of elevated bar and gastropub favorites with shareables, sliders, skewers, seafood, tacos and wings all made with only the best, hand-picked ingredients to ensure quality and freshness – with an outdoor streetery, sidewalk seating and Instagram-ready dining room.
* Spuntino Wood Fired Pizzeria
701 N 2nd St.
Sleek and modern pizzeria serving Neapolitan pies from a gorgeous wood-burning brick oven with an outdoor streetery and side-walk seating, plus a newly renovated dining room. Look for selections of wine, beer and Bravazzi for table service or to go.
* Standard Tap
901 N 2nd St.
Philadelphia’s original gastro-pub sets the gold standard for American cuisine. Always has a selection of the finest fresh oysters. The multi-level bar and restaurant has ample seating inside up and down for socially distanced dining, plus enjoy outdoor dining in their upstairs level patio and their street-level streetery.
* The 700 Club
700 N 2nd St.
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!
* The Abbaye
637 N 3rd St.
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.
* Urban Village Brewing Company
1001 N 2nd St
Spacious brewpub with brick-oven pizzas, small plates and 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.
* Others to be announced
A full list of participants, what price points they will offer and their menus will go live by March 17th. Each restaurant can select if they will do lunch, dinner or both, and their price points. Some restaurants will additionally offer upgrades to their meals for those seeking a higher end experience.
For food lovers joining this first time dining experience, please wear your mask, plan to socially distance, and follow the rules set forth by each individual restaurant. Restaurants participating will provide a safe and socially distanced experience and follow all state and local guidelines.
Northern Liberties Restaurant Week is presented by Northern Liberties Business Improvement District with support from promotional partners Aversa PR & Events and Yelp. For sponsorship opportunities for NLRW, contact Kennedy at (484) 604-0572
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ABOUT NORTHERN LIBERTIES BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
Northern Liberties Business Improvement District was formed in 2018 to provide supplements to the municipal services of the City of Philadelphia; maintain a safe, clean and vibrant commercial district for the benefit of the residents, users, and owners within the district, and to citizens of Philadelphia and the region; to create opportunities for the business and residential communities to come together to make improvements to the district; and develop and implement programs and services that ensure that Northern Liberties continues to be a desirable place to live, work, shop, invest and visit. For more information, see explorenorthernliberties.org.