By Michelle Reese

Besito Mexican offers the warmth of a private hacienda while offering thoughtful details and authentic Mexican cuisine. (Photo provided by Aversa PR.)

Make your reservations now! Ardmore Restaurant Week returns on Monday, July 15, offering two weeks of special-priced lunch and dinner menus. This popular event celebrates Downtown Ardmore’s exciting and diverse dining scene. This year, more than 20 restaurants will be participating – including six new spots!

Diners can experience a variety of cuisines from the Main Line’s top chefs as they enjoy two-course lunch menus for $10 and $15, and three-course dinner menus for $15, $25 and $35. Six restaurants will make their Restaurant Week debut this year, including ArdmoreQ, Buena Vista Mexican, Green Papaya Asian Bistro, Nam Phuong Bistro, Not Your Average Joe’s and SongSan Korean BBQ. They will be joined by Ardmore’s most buzzed about restaurants that include The Bercy, Bam Bam Seoul Kitchen, Delice et Chocolate, Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft, Tired Hands, Marokko and many others. View restaurant offerings, detailed menus, and make reservations at

Green Papaya, a new Restaurant Week participant.

“Ardmore Restaurant Week is one of our most anticipated events of the year. Ardmore is one of the fastest growing dining destinations in the area and Ardmore Restaurant Week gives us a chance to celebrate established Ardmore favorites and introduce our newcomers – now with lunch AND dinner options.”

~ Ardmore Initiative Executive Director Nancy Scarlato

Ardmore Restaurant Week showcases the wide variety of award-winning cuisines in the area. Ardmore’s chefs and restaurateurs have worked for months developing menus that will feature both signature dishes and special event-only specials. Green Papaya Asian Bistro, a newcomer to the Ardmore dining scene, will offer both lunch and dinner options including house specialty pad Thai, beef rendang, curry salmon, and mango chicken. Ardmore Q is serving up award-winning barbeque with a sampler menu including ribs, pulled pork, and smoked sausage and peppers.  Marokko will serve popular dinner menu items like a vegetarian tajine seasoned with a Chef’s blend of Moroccan spices and fresh herbs. The Bercy, will feature a summer corn chowder with crab and their popular rotisserie chicken served with a pomme puree. Ripplewood Whiskey & Craft will delight diners with crispy brussels sprouts, shrimp tacos, Branzino, and filet mignon.  Songsan Korean BBQ, another recent addition to Ardmore, will serve up innovative Korean dishes.

Another exciting addition, Ardmore Restaurant Week will kick-off a day early with a new outdoor festival! Ardmore’s Bastille Day Block Party will debut on Sunday, July 14. Station Avenue, in between The Bercy and Delice au Chocolat, will be closed from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Look for a French wine garden, can can dancers, live entertainment, music, food, pastries, family fun, games and much more.

Restaurants participating in lunch will offer prix fixe, two-course menus at either $10 or $15. Dinner participants will offer a three-course, prix fixe menu at either $15, $25 or $35. Parking is available throughout Ardmore and is FREE after 6 p.m. and on Sundays.  Tax and gratuity are not included. Menu items may change.  View restaurant offerings, detailed menus, and make reservations at


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