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Two photos of fancy-looking food on tables, with shrimp toast at Volver on the left, and a fruit tart at Vedge on the right

Fun and Fine Dining: Restaurants Near the Kimmel

Posted by:  Kimmel Cultural Campus on May 18, 2022

Every great evening out in the city should begin with a great meal. Located in the heart of Center City, our Cultural Campus puts you within walking distance of excellent dining options to enjoy before (or after) an incredible performance. With a range of options from classic Italian and French cuisine to steak and seafood restaurants, and even an all-vegan menu – we are here to help you choose the perfect location for your night out in the city!

Volvér – located in the Kimmel Center at 300 South Broad Street

You don’t have to search far for good food! Volvér, located right on our Cultural Campus, offers several dining options Wednesdays through Sundays from 4 PM to 10 PM. Enjoy French-inspired dishes crafted by the world-renowned Chef Jose Garces, or sample new flavors by rising culinary stars through their Chefs in Residency Program. And with a Pre-Theater menu option, you can be sure that Volvér has you and your evening performance plan in mind! Make a reservation on OpenTable here and check out the menus here.

The Capital Grille – just up Broad Street on the corner at 1338 Chestnut Street

Celebrating something special? The elegant atmosphere of The Capital Grille will set the scene. Well-known for their dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and world-class wines, the experience will definitely impress. It’s an acclaimed restaurant with locations across the country, and you can experience it just blocks away from our Cultural Campus! View their Philadelphia menu and make a reservation here.  

Ocean Prime – west 2 blocks at 124 South 15th Street

If you are looking for impeccable seafood, look no further than Ocean Prime on South 15th Street. However, seafood is not their own specialty! From chicken and chops to prime steaks, you are bound to find anything your party is craving. While you are there, enjoy one of their signature cocktails or a bottle from their Wine Spectator-honored wine list. View their full menu here and make a reservation here.

Vedge – 3 blocks east at 1221 Locust Street

If you are in need of plant-based, vegan dining, then Vedge is the restaurant for you! Innovating the culinary scene in Philadelphia, each dish is inspired by seasonal vegetables and global favors. Launched by two James Beard Award nominees, Vedge blends unique ingredients and flavors in a magical way that continues to bring them high recognition in the city. Explore what new offerings they have in now and grab a reservation!  

Parc – 4 blocks west at 227 South 18th Street

Try international flavors without leaving Philly. Enjoy modern takes on classical French cuisine at Parc, where you are transported to a French bistro - from the food to the décor -  but with a distinct Philadelphia flavor. Located next to Rittenhouse Square, grab a reservation and check out their menus now.  

Estia – across the street from our Campus’ Academy of Music at 1405 Locust Street


Be transported to the Mediterranean at Estia where excellent food is matched with a dining area surrounded by hand-crafted décor. Providing authentic Greek Mediterranean dishes, this restaurant offers a little something for everyone, including a first-rate wine list of over 300 selections and a pre-theater menu. See their varied menus and make a reservation on OpenTable here. 

These are just some of the amazing restaurants that you can visit just blocks from our Cultural Campus. Not looking for something fancy? Check out our recommendations for some quick bites, and then grab your tickets to an upcoming performance.

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