10th Annual University City Dining Days

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Kicking Off with June 12th Tasting Event, Running July 17th to July 27th and Presented by Ardmore Toyota

University City Dining Days, presented by Ardmore Toyota, celebrates its tenth anniversary this summer with the return of its popular “3 courses, 3 prices” promotion. 26 of University City’s most popular dining destinations – including Jose Garces’ Distrito, Dock Street Brewery, and Han Dynasty – are now taking reservations for the 10th annual University City Dining Days, running Thursday, July 17 to Thursday, July 27.


For the first time this year, Dining Days will offer a sneak preview of some of the participating restaurants with a Taste of University City Dining Days event on Thursday, June 12th from 4-7pm at the Porch at 30th Street Station. Guests can enjoy 10 tastes for $10, including both “sips and sampling,” along with raffles and live music.   


This year Dining Days welcomes Ardmore of Toyota as their presenting sponsor. Max Paul’s Central City Toyota & Ardmore Toyota have been part of the University City Community since 1969. “It is important for us to be part of an event that supports the local community and the surrounding businesses,” say Max and Brad Paul, co-owners of Ardmore Toyota. “We enjoy being heavily involved in the University City District and look forward to a continued relationship supporting University City Dining Days.”


University City is home to some of the most innovative and diverse dining options in the region. From exceptional craft beer bars to celebrity chef restaurants to cozy BYOBs, University City’s international dining scene features dishes from India, Ethiopia, China, Vietnam and beyond. The participating restaurants offer a pre-fixe three-course dinner special for $15, $25 or $35. The discounted price points make it affordable to dine at a new location every night of the event, leaving your curiosity – and taste buds – replete and your wallet full.


Dining Days drives traffic to University City restaurants during typically slow periods while introducing new customers to the neighborhood’s exciting and ever-growing dining scene. During Dining Days, the number of patrons increases by more than 50% at participating restaurants, so reservations are strongly encouraged.


Prices are for dinner only and do not include tax, gratuity or alcohol, and reservations should be made directly through the participating restaurant. Visit www.ucdiningdays.com for more information and for downloadable menus.


University City Dining Days is produced by University City District, presented by Ardmore Toyota and sponsored by:


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4000 Spruce Street



Dahlak Restaurant

4708 Baltimore Avenue



Desi Village Indian Restaurant

Indian Restaurant

4527 Baltimore Avenue



Dock Street Brewery

701 S. 50th Street



The Gold Standard Café

4800 Baltimore Avenue



New Dehli

4004 Chestnut Street



Pattaya Thai Cuisine

4006 Chestnut Street



Saigon Cuisine

4000 Chestnut Street



Sangkee Noodle House

3549 Chestnut Street



Vientiane Cafe

4728 Baltimore Avenue



Vietnam Cafe

816 S. 47th Street




Baby Blues BBQ

3402 Sansom Street



Bridgewater’s Pub

30th Street Station



Doc Magrogan Oyster House

3430 Sansom Street



Han Dynasty University City

3711 Market Street



Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar

200 S. 40th Street



Landmark Americana

3333 Market Street



New Deck Tavern

3408 Sansom Street



Sabrina’s Cafe

34th and Powelton



Slainte Pub and Grill

3000 Market Street



World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut Street




City Tap House

3924 Walnut Street




3945 Chestnut Street



Penne Restaurant & Wine Bar

3611 Walnut Street




3636 Sansom Street



White Dog Café

 3420 Sansom Street



Dinner only. Does not include tax, alcohol or gratuity. Reservations strongly encouraged. Please call the restaurants directly. $7 parking at either 38th or 40th & Walnut street garages between 5pm and midnight (with validation from participating restaurants).