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Over 30 Restaurants Where You Can Get Amazing Seafood During Philadelphia Restaurant Week

Every year an expanding list of restaurants joins Center City Restaurant Week (CCRW) which can make choosing a place to eat somewhat daunting – especially if you’re browsing while you’re hungry! And if you’re a restaurant week veteran, or even a regular of a restaurant, you know you’ll want to try the best there is to offer.

So instead of browsing by neighborhood, or places you’ve been wanting to try for years, we’ve compiled a list of 40 restaurants that are serving some amazing seafood – not only for CCRW, but all year long.

Here are a dozen places serving some of the best seafood presentations we’ve seen so far!

  1. a.kitchen (Rittenhouse)

    Photo Credit akitchenandbar.com

    • Simply Grilled Fish – Cauliflower tahini, romanesco, freekah pickled aleppo pepper.
    • Steamed Maine Mussels – Thyme, leeks, fumet, grilled genzano.
  2. Alma de Cuba (Rittenhouse)

    Photo Credit Alma de Cuba – Facebook

    • Mojito Shrimp Ceviche – Mint, lime & crispy sweet potato.
    • Seared Salmon – Black beluga lentils, banana, celery root purée, chayote salad, horseradish honey vinaigrette.
  3. Aqimero (Rittenhouse)

    Photo Credit Aqiremo – Facebook

    • Black Bass – Potato, asparagus, fumet.
  4. Bellini Grill (Center City)

    Photo Credit Bellini Grill – Facebook

    • Zuppa di Pesce – Fresh assortments of seafood, sautéed and served over a bed of linguine in a garlic white wine sauce or light tomato broth.
    • Salmon alla Griglia – Grilled Norwegian Salmon topped with a triple citrus glaze and served over haricot verts.
    • Agnolotti di Granchio – Three 2oz half moon shaped ravioli stuffed with Maryland Jumbo Lump Crabmeat in a brandy, lemon zest, cherry tomatoes and spring peas.
  5. Bistro Romano (Head House District)

    Photo Credit Bistro Romano – Instagram

    • Octopus – Salsa rosa, cannellini bean, mixed peppers, lemon, olive crumble.
    • Calamari – Semolina dusted, cherry peppers, lemon aioli, stewed tomato, black garlic.
    • Lobster Ravioli – Maine lobster, sherry cream, roasted tomatoes.
    • Poached Barramundi – Seafood risotto, saffron cream, tomato compote.
  6. Buddakan (Old City)

    Photo Credit Buddakan – Instagram

    • Tuna Pizza – Tuna carpaccio, spicy aioli, pickled jalapeno, ponzu sauce.
    • Pan Seared Seabass – Haricots verts, butternut squash, maitake mushrooms, truffle jus.
    • Sweet & Crispy Jumbo Shrimp – Citrus-radish salad, candied walnuts.
  7. Devon Seafood Grill (Rittenhouse)

    Photo Credit Devon Seafood Grill – Facebook

    • Maine Lobster Bisque.
    • Roasted Salmon – Bourbon maple glaze, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, green bean with shallot jam, pecans.
    • Seared Georges Bank Scallops – Lobster risotto, champagne beurre blanc, fennel salad.
  8. Olde Bar (Old City)

    Photo Credit The Olde Bar – Facebook

    • Chefs Selection Oysters – Mignonette, cocktail sauce.
    • Shrimp Cocktail.
    • Sea Trout Platter – Blackened or garlic butter, house fries or green salad, tarter sauce, sweet corn.
    • Crab Salad Roll – Jumbo Lump Crab, JG sauce, Lobster buttered split top bun with house fries or green salad.
    • Fried Calamari Platter – Dredged in seasoned flour blend, house fries or green salad, tarter sauce, sweet corn.
  9. Oloroso (Rittenhouse)

    Photo Credit Oloroso – Facebook

    • Monkfish Pil-pil – Fingerling potato, garlic, EVOO.
    • Grilled Octopus – Chorizo, chickpea, muhummara
  10. Osteria (North Broad) 

    Photo Credit osteriaphilly.com

    • Paccheri – Calamari, tomato, lemon oil.
    • Fettuccine -Littleneck Clams, peperoncino, parsley crumbs.
    • PEI Mussels – Fennel, herbs, grilled sourdough.
    • Charred Octopus – Preserved lemon, potato, chive.
    • Halibut – Saffron fregola, baby artichoke, lemon.
    • Wood Roasted Branzino -Lemon, oregano, olive oil.
  11. Oyster House (Center City)

    Photo Credit Oyster House – Facebook

    • 6 Oysters on the Half Shell.
    • Clams Casino– red pepper & bacon.
    • New England Clam Chowder.
    • Maryland Crab Cake– Chesapeake remoulade, smashed potatoes, arugula pesto.
    • Lobster Roll  – New England style w/ hand cut fries.
  12. Zama (Rittenhouse)

    Photo Credit Chef Zama – Instgram

    • Black Cod Saikyoyaki.
    • Pan Seared Salmon with yuzu soy reduction.
    • Sushi Combination.
    • Maki Combination

Check out these other great restaurants in the CCRW for even more delicious seafood selections!

  1. Abe Fisher (Center City)
  2. Amis Trattoria (Washington Square West)
  3. Barbuzzo (Center City)
  4. Bud & Marilyn’s (Gayborhood)
  5. The Dandelion (Center City)
  6. El Vez (Center City)
  7. Harp & Crown (Center City)
  8. La Peg (Old City)
  9. Lolita (Center City)
  10. Maison 208 (Center City)
  11. Melograno BYOB (Center City)
  12. Mercato (Center City)
  13. The Plough & The Stars (Old City)
  14. Porta (Center City)
  15. Pub & Kitchen (Center City West)
  16. R2L (Center City)
  17. Sampan (Center City)
  18. SouthGate (Center City West)
  19. Square 1682 (Center City)
  20. Time Restaurant (Center City)
  21. Tinto (Center City)
  22. Trattoria Carina (Fitler Square)
  23. Valanni (Gayborhood)
  24. Village Whiskey (Center City)
  25. Volver (Center City)