It’s Restaurant Week in Northeast Philly and local spots are offering delicious deals.
This week, Northeast Philadelphia is a culinary destination.
The area will host its own Restaurant Week Wednesday, Sept. 27, to Tuesday, Oct. 3. The sponsors are the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and the Northeast Times.
Participating restaurants will offer diners a prix fixe menu, meaning diners will be served multiple courses for a predetermined price.
Participating restaurants include Dagwood’s Pub, The Dining Car, The Grey Pub Lodge, Nick’s Roast Beef, Three Monkeys Cafe and Hop Angel Brauhaus.
4625 Linden Ave.
Customers can indulge in a four-course dinner for just $16. Entree choices include filet mignon and gnocchi, Dagwood’s scallops, blackened ahi tuna steak, lump crab cakes or chicken parmesan with spaghetti and meatballs. If those deals don’t grab your eye, you can grab an angus prime rib melt for just $10. All dinners are served with soup, salad and dessert.
Lunch will also be served, offering selections from clams and linguine to a pizza steak. Lunch is served with soup and salad or french fries from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
8826 Frankford Ave.
The famous Dining Car is taking part in the festivities.
Kick off your four-course meal with an appetizer, and then enjoy a soup or salad. Diners can munch on mozzarella sticks, portabella parmesan or buffalo chicken fingers for the appetizer.
Entrees come at a variety of prices, ranging from $8.75 to $13.95. Choose between local favorite kielbasa and sauerkraut, or treat yourself to petite boneless pork chops or a sirloin strip steak.
If you’re not stuffed by then, you can pick from three desserts, including their famous apple walnut pie (credited as the pie that built the cafe).
The Grey Lodge Pub
6235 Frankford Ave.
The pub is offering three courses packed with adventurous but satisfying flavor at a fixed price of $30.
The first course will have customers struggling to make their choice; candidates are deep fried Brussels sprouts (because everything is better fried), a trio of guacamoles (including crab and grilled tomato) served with chips, or chicken topped with bacon, brie cheese, apple butter and pumpkin spice.
After making that painstaking choice, the second course poses another. Choose among lavender quail served over butternut squash; chili rellenos (a hot Mexican dish) stuffed with confit pork, raisins and walnuts; or lemon ricotta ravioli, which speaks for itself.
Cap off your meal with a dessert of either bourbon apple pie with candy bacon streusel, or white peach cobbler with apple crumble.
Nick’s Roast Beef
2210 Cottman Ave.
The Northeast staple is famous for its wings, burgers and, of course, roast beef sandwiches. Nick’s will be offering deals all week, including 50-cent wing Wednesdays and a roast beef or roast pork sandwich deal Thursdays.
Three Monkeys Cafe
9645 James St.
The cafe is offering lunch choices that range from $10 to $12, and dinner choices that are a fixed price of $25.
Live fancy with the three-course dinner, which starts with a choice of soup or salad, including house, caesar or cream of chicken soup. Then comes the difficult decision: the main course. Choices include salmon filet, duck risotto, gnocchi and sausage, sicilian chicken and crab and asparagus.
Close things out with a dessert of either monkey bread or tiramisu.
Hop Angel Brauhaus
7980 Oxford Ave.
The Angel is offering up three courses at a fixed price of $25.
Kick off the meal by deciding among an arugula salad, butternut squash bisque or a fried eggplant tower, which is served with fresh mozzarella and balsamic reduction. Keep the meal going with a choice of braised short ribs, pan seared scallop fettuccine and jager schnitzel, served with mashed potatoes and fried sauerkraut smothered in hunter gravy.
Finally, satisfy your sweet tooth with either a piece of Oreo cheesecake or a brownie trifle. ••