Each April and November, the borough of Media hosts its restaurant week, when the area’s best dining establishments showcase their menus at different price points. This year’s restaurant week will take place April 7-12 with special $25, $35 and $45 menus at participating restaurants, plus free parking after 5 p.m. Over a dozen restaurants will participate this April. Here’s a look at their specials.
Part artisan market/deli, part hip beer garden/bottle shop, this well-loved cafe is offering a pre-fix menu that includes starters, soups or salads, entrees and desserts. For an extra fee, imbibe in champagne, wine or beer flights.
211 W. State St., (610) 565-8320.
This authentic Napoletana pizzeria will be serving up specials from its dinner menu that encompass a three-course bevy of Old World Italian dishes, as well as oven-fired pizza.
114 S. Olive St., (610) 892-6944.
The award-winning menu here touts selections of basil mussels, braised short ribs and vegan butternut squash soup, plus Asian-themed vegetable spring rolls, bacon-wrapped scallops with spicy yuzu sauce and tofu poke. Be sure to try the flavored gateau for dessert.
217 W. State St., (610) 566-4750.
This Mexican kitchen kicks up the heat with a multi-course menu that’s like a fiesta for your tastebuds. Spanish-focused cuisine includes an appetizer, entree and dessert.
133 S. Olive St., (610) 565-7794.
A three-course dinner from an extensive menu includes all your favorite Italian specialties (and a few new ones just in time for restaurant week) in this family-owned intimate BYOB. Bonus: Every Monday is opera night.
106 W. State St., (610) 892-7616.
Select from three courses, starting with the soup du jour or a crisp salad, followed by butternut squash risotto or cheddar and kale stuffed meatloaf. House made desserts are always delicious with options like cobblers, puddings and mousse.
100-114 Jackson St., (610) 566-2505.
The seasonal and well-executed menu is always consistent here with chef Tiffany Giove at the helm. Look for three courses with choices of seafood bisque, fajita spiced chicken breast and malted bourbon pecan ice cream.
30 E. State St., (610) 627-9000.
This chic French wine bistro is hosting a three-course meal that includes salade d’epinards, vol au vent and noix de St. Jaques to pair with one of its house-prepared desserts.
38 W. State St., (610) 566-6808.
Lariele Wood Fire Square Pizza
Take your pick from the prix fixe menu at this charming BYOB. Choices include steamed little neck clams, fried calamari, potato gnocchi and eggplant manicotti. Top it off with xango (fried pastry wrapped cheesecake filled with caramel, banana and vanilla gelato) or warm cinnamon sugar donuts and Nutella.
111 W. State St., (610) 744-1077.
Using local seasonal ingredients has always been the philosophy for this scratch kitchen. During restaurant week look for a three-course menu including snacks, small plates and salads.
112 W. State St., (610) 565-5554.
Pick from a four-course menu of savory Asian-fusion plates like shrimp wonton or enoki miso soup, steak in black pepper sauce or salmon teriyaki.
4-6 W. State St., (610) 892-0115.
Indulge in a discounted nightcap from a selection of spirits and over 80 whiskeys in Media’s popular smoking den, which has over 400 premium cigar options in temperature controlled environments. Small plates will also be available.
12 W. State St., (610) 565-1895.
The classic architecture of this building makes it a fitting setting for a speakeasy-style bar. During restaurant week, look for a four-course menu full of Italian specialties. Think homemade pastas, grilled meats and fish paired with a premium wine selection and well-blended craft cocktails.
1 W. State St., (610) 565-7803.
Enjoy French onion soup, smoked chicken quesadilla, Scottish salmon, or a savory 8-ounce flat iron steak and dessert from the three-course menu at this cozy restaurant with outstanding service.
105 W. State St., (610) 891-8900.
Who can argue with a three-course meal from this well-loved brewpub on the edge of town? Look for creative barbecue and comfort food.
609 W. State St., (484) 444-2526.
Check out this one appetizer, one entree menu at Media’s newest sports bar. We’re talking jerk-rubbed smoked pork chops with roasted spuds or fried chicken breast over mashed potatoes.
36 W. State St., (484) 442-8839.