Is Restaurant Week in Philadelphia a good deal? Is the answer not a simple yes or no? What do you think?
On the surface, Philadelphia’s Restaurant Week sounds like a great deal for everyone. Longtime city residents are encouraged to use the “special” pricing incentive of Restaurant Week to try out restaurants they haven’t been to before, perhaps thinking them too expensive normally. Tourists are encouraged to visit during Restaurant Week to experience Philly’s vibrant dining scene. For the participating restaurants, the event fills tables and draws in crowds on typically slower weeknights. But is Restaurant Week really any kind of bargain for the average consumer? Three courses for $35 sounds like a dining “bargain” until you examine the details. Read my analysis of Restaurant Week before you make those reservations, and you might just want to wait for a non-Restaurant Week date instead.
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