Where to eat near Mann Center for Performing Arts
From a website ....
Wolfgang Puck Catering has replaced Stephen Starr Catering this year. Crescendo restaurant, which is a 180-seat buffet tent offering will become a first come, first serve lounge on rock show nights so you don’t need reservations. But for all other concerts, reservations start at 6 p.m. Call (215) 546-7900 ext. 123.
In addition, there are three bars throughout the grounds; one at Crescendo, one at PECO Plaza and another down by the press gate. Other concessions include Independence Grill, which serves burgers and other American fare, all catered by Wolfgang Puck as well.
The Mann is the in the middle of Fairmount park (Philadelphia's answer to Central Park) and there are no food venues very close. So either eat before or eat at the limited concessions listed above. SOme folks can give you some suggestions for places in the Art Museum area or in West Philadelphia closer to the venue.
I got an email from the Mann Center today advertising a $39 buffet at Crescendo that I could make reservations for and prepay. Here's the menu: http://manncenter.org/sites/default/f...
I'm guessing you're coming to town for the same concert Friday night that I am. I'm coming from four hours away, and I usually just get something on the road when I go to the Mann Center. Hopefully you get some good suggestions before I hit the road Friday afternoon!