Philadelphia, PA - Philly offers a long history as a hub for live theater. Naturally, Philly is home to America's oldest continuously operating theater, the Walnut Street Theatre, dating straight back to 1809. Not to mention all the pre-Drew Barrymore actors from the City of Brotherly Love. So how sweet is it that Philadelphia happens to be commemorating all things on stage beginning this Thursday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 17.
Check out all these Theater Week restaurant discounts all around town:
- Ocean Prime - the luxurious steakhouse and seafood eatery at 15th& Sansom St serves a nightly three-course Pre-Theatre Menu from 4-6:30 pm for $49. Customers can take pleasure in luxurious choices including Lobster Bisque and White Truffle Deviled Eggs apps. Seconds come by way of Filet Mignon, Blackened Snappers, Sea Scallops or Free-Range Chicken. Desserts include warm Buttercake or classic Crème Brûlée. Vegetarian alternatives. 124 S. 15thSt., 215-563-0163; Ocean Prime Pre Theatre Menu
- Rex 1516 - the Southern region-influenced eatery headed by Chef Justin is offering a uniquely prepared Pre-Theater Menu exclusively for Philly Theater Week starting at 5 to 6:30 PM. during the course of Theater Week featuring a three-courses for $40. Customers can select from Pickled Shrimp and Smoked Turkey Tails among the first course offerings. Seconds include things like Swain’s excellent Fried Chicken, Best of Philly® winning Cheeseburger and more. Blueberry Pound Cake and A Little Apple Pie for You, a la mode, of course, or wrap things up. 1516 South St., 267-319-1366; www.rex1516.com
- The Twisted Tail - the Headhouse, Juke Joint and restaurant is a stone throw from South Street, and Society Hill is well known for their live music, whiskey, and smart cocktails. Twisted is also within walking distance to Arden Theater as well as other venues. For Philly Theater Week, the eatery that delivers artful plates, and tasty Southern fare is offering all ticket holders — before and after the shows 15 percent off the food portion of checks any time guests show their ticket stubs. 509 S. Second St., 215-558-2471; www.thetwistedtail.com
- Oloroso - The award-winning Spanish eatery from Chef Townsend Wentz has developed a specially prepared Pre-Theater selection for Philly Theater Week starting a 5 to 6:30 PM. Along with a three-course meal for just $35, customers can select from Cauliflower “Rescaldo,” Brochetas de Pollo, and a lot more for the first course. New York Strip and Wood Oven Pork Belly are among the second course. End the night off with some sweets; the third course consists of Bayas Con Crema and Churros drizzled with chocolate sauce. 1121 Walnut St., 267-324-3014; www.olorosophilly.com