6 New Philly Prix Fixe Dinners to Try Now

February 19, 2014
by Danya Henninger

Prix fixe dining is a good deal in more ways than one. Sometimes it can save you money, but it almost always saves you from making tough decisions. Several new tasting menus and set-price dinners have popped up recently. Check out your options and start making reservations.

Chef Eli Kulp is getting territorial. His new “Our Terroir” tasting menu option at the Old City dining room presents local meats, cheeses and produce in ways that tell stories about where they came from. Think dishes like The Pine Barrens, with local venison, cabbage and pine tip tea, or Saffron’s Revenge, made with rabbit - just like the ones that eat the saffron when it’s growing on the farm. The meal is available Tuesday-Saturday for $95 per person, and must be ordered by the whole table. There’s even a video to show off the idea.

Bistrot La Minette
These two prix fixe deals have apparently been available at Peter Woolsey’s Queen Village bistro for a little while now, but they’re too good to skip. Every Sunday you can sup on four courses for $29. If you’re out earlier in the day, there’s a $25 three-course lunch option on both Saturdays and Sundays.

Carmine’s Creole
On Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, you can head to Narberth to take advantage of chef-owner John Mims’ new $27 deal. Three soul-food courses start with a seasonal soup, continue with a meat or fish entree and finish with dessert. Pair with your best BYO bottles and enjoy the savings.

Ocean Prime
Since a single cut of meat can cost more at this Center City steakhouse, the $39 Sunday prix fixe is a deal by definition. Get three courses for your below-$40 check, chosen from a special menu with options like lobster bisque, filet mignon and carrot cake.

Stella Rossa
At the Downingtown location of Dave Magrogan’s ristorante, Sundays now feature a $39 family meal. The price includes salad and bread for the table plus a dinner entree for each guest. Also new is a Monday night deal: half-off pizza and $10 pitchers of Victory beers.

The Pass
The “oysters and charcuterie” special at this Ridgemont, NJ, BYO doesn’t really fall into the prix fixe category, but since we’re talking Sunday suppers we’ll include it. Each Sunday, chef-owner Matthew Ridgeway will offer special charcuterie plates in three sizes ($16-$32) and two types of oysters - one East Coast and one West Coast - by the half or whole dozen.

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