Our Food // Featuring the largest outdoor seating area in Old City, and Philadelphia's Best Sunday Brunch, Gigi specializes in a unique version of International cuisine and tapas (sharing plates). American, French, Spanish, and Thai are just a sampling of the tastes one will find at Gigi.
Tapas are a wide variety of appetizers that may be served cold or warm. In select bars in Spain, tapas have evolved into an entire sophisticated cuisine.
The word "tapas" is derived from the Spanish verb tapar, "to cover". In some countries it is customary for diners to stand and move about while eating tapas.
The serving of tapas is designed to encourage conversation because people are not so focused upon eating an entire meal that is set before them.
Since one would be standing while eating a tapa, they would need to place their plates on top of their drinks to eat, creating a cover, hence the name tapas.
Brunch is a meal eaten in the middle of the morning as a substitute for both breakfast and lunch. The word is a portmanteau of those two words.
Brunch became popular in the US in the 1930's, because movie stars, celebrities, and the wealthy who were taking transcontinental train rides stopped off in Chicago between trains for a late morning meal.
Humans have been consuming alcohol as far back as 3,000 BC. In the 16th century it was more common to drink beer or wine than water, because the alcohol ensured it was safe to drink.
Dessert is a course that typically comes at the end of a meal, usually consisting of sweet food. The word comes from Old French desservir, "to clear the table" and "to serve."
Gigi Event Planning // We love hosting events at Gigi. We host them, cater them, organize them, manage them, whatever your event needs, we can do it for you. If you want to host a work luncheon in our restaurant, you got it. Need a large banquet hall and food for hundreds of guests? Done. Best friends birthday? Schedule a happy hour. No matter what you have planned, Gigi can put on the event of a lifetime.
Restaurant Week is here again! Gigi is the only Restaurant Week Participant featuring a four course dinner menu for the same price as everyone else's three courses! The dinner menu features our delicious soups and salads, signature tapas, our exquisite entrees and our chef's daily dessert inspiration. Click to see the menu and make your reservation today!
Restaurant Week is here again! Gigi's lunch menu features our delicious soups and salads, a choice between our signature tapas or sandwiches, and our chef's daily dessert inspiration. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to get gourmet food, in a phenomenal atmosphere at a fraction of the cost!
Check out our all new Three Course for $30 menu! If you've got a group of 10 or more people and are looking to get some great food, in a great atmosphere, look no further. Gigi's Three for $30 menu is perfect for any event. Start with one of our delicious soups or salads, then enjoy a delectable selection of our famous tapas. Finally sit down to a gourmet entree of your choice, all for just $30. Call now to book your next event.
Looking to celebrate a birthday or a big promotion? Does your office need to get out and socialize? Contact Gigi today and hear about all of our amazing happy hour specials. You will eat and drink free, and your friends will have access to amazing discounts on food and all of our drinks. Contact us today to hear the specials and book yours. Must be 21 or older.
Address // 319 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Telephone // (215) 574-8880
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