Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Dining at the Kimmel Center

New dining option!
Come early and enjoy a delicious meal before curtain

PRESHOW @ the Kimmel by Garces Events is a new pre-performance dining option located on the Kimmel Center's First Tier. Designed with our patrons in mind, PRESHOW is open prior to evening and matinee performances in Verizon Hall and Perelman Theater offering three family-style courses by Garces Events.

Dinner Hours: 5PM – 8PM
Prior to evening performances in Verizon Hall and Perelman Theater

Lunch Hours: 11:30AM – 2PM
Prior to matinee performances in Verizon Hall and Perelman Theater

> Download the Menu!

Make Reservations using Open Table, or call 215-670-2368.

PRESHOW @ the Kimmel Reservations


Volver by Chef Jose Garces
Open now! Culinary art takes the stage with opening of Volver by Iron Chef Food Network Star Jose Garces. Volver offers two distinct experiences:
  • Bar Volver features the largest selection of sparkling wine in Philadelphia with thoughtfully selected wines, hand-crafted cocktails, and a selection of caviar, cured meat, tartares, and skewered small bites.

  • Volver features decadent multi-course chef’s tasting with beverage pairings in an intimate dining room with open studio kitchen. The ever-evolving menu highlights seasonal ingredients prepared with modern techniques that capture and amplify their inherent flavors, all inspired by Chef Garces’s travels around the world.
This marquis restaurant in the Kimmel Center features Chef Jose Garces and Chef Natalie Moronski creating intimate culinary performance dinners.

Learn more and make reservations at philadelphia.volverrestaurant.com.


"Volver is a look-back for me on the many dining experiences I have had the pleasure of having over my career. For me, it's looking at those experiences and creating my interpretation of a fine-dining, creative, luxury experience." —Iron Chef Jose Garces

> Read the full interview at www.reuters.com


Pre-Show Beverage Orders
Avoid waiting in line by placing your intermission beverage order pre-show. Download the order form here, or pick one up at the bar in Commonwealth Plaza. Complete your transaction with any bartender prior to showtime and your order will be waiting for you at the Express Pick-Up line at the start of intermission.

Both bars open 90 minutes before Verizon Hall performances and PECO Café opens one hour before Perelman Theater performances.


Event Catering
Garces Events will provide a full-service event planning division that designs everything from the perfect office luncheon to an elegant rooftop wedding. A new showcase for the renowned talent of Chef Jose Garces, Garces Catering allows him to bring his bold flavors and artful techniques out of the restaurant and directly to guests. For more information, call 215-670-2381 or send us a message online.



The Kimmel Center proudly serves Coca-Cola products.