As the sun sets over the skyline, enjoy one of Philadelphia’s tastiest summer traditions with a pre-concert dinner at the Mann! Whether you prefer a beautiful buffet dinner with seasonal fare; a picnic on the Great Lawn; or delicious freshly-prepared casual food and drink on your way to your seat, the Mann offers a variety of dining and drink options. Most importantly, every option comes complete with a spectacular view of the Philadelphia skyline…not to mention…the sun, the moon, and the stars! 

We take great care in working to provide the best service possible for all guests who attend events at the Mann. One major factor in this process is selecting the ingredients to create the food items on our menus. We purchase all of our product from local vendors to ensure that it is the freshest and highest quality goods available for use. Our chefs strive to create dishes where taste isn’t compromised by incorporating organic, health-conscious alternative ingredients. Currently, we offer a variety of vegetarian and vegan options in our locations and can accommodate most other dietary restrictions upon request.

Crescendo Restaurant: New Menu. New Look. 

Sitting at the top of the Mann’s Great Lawn with commanding views of the Philadelphia skyline, Crescendo offers a wonderful pre-concert dining option in its spectacular tented open-air restaurant. Enjoy a buffet of seasonal and international fare served alongside a great wine list, craft beers, and summer specialty drinks. Buffet available for all orchestral concerts and many others. Reservations are recommended. 

Reservations are now available for our 2017 season. More info at MannCenter.org/Crescendo


Crescendo Skyline Bar & Grill

Crescendo Skyline Bar & Grill is open during Skyline Stage performances and most rock shows. Not open when Crescendo is serving a buffet (check dates here). 

The hottest grill and “music with a view!” Grab a beer or cocktail with light bites, including great summer salads and grilled sandwiches. Open for all Skyline Stage performances and most other rock shows. No reservations required!


Independence Grill in Citizens Bank Plaza 

With easy access to your seats, enjoy your favorite concert fare, including healthy food options, and craft beers in the Citizens Bank Plaza. New offerings include the Fairmount Burger, Bravo Burger, veggie and chicken burgers, kale salads, and great fries!




Citizens Bank Plaza Food Stands

For a quick bite, visit the Lucky Dill Deli featuring deli delicious sandwiches like the Honey + Rosemary Roasted Turkey or a Summer Beet Salad located inside Citizens Bank Plaza. For dessert, head to the Sweets and Treats stand for funnel cakes, water ice, Philly soft pretzels and more!

Top of the Hill Concessions: Food and Drink with a View

Walk to the top of the Great Lawn and enjoy great casual international summer fare including selections from the Middle East, South America, and Asia. In addition, you can also order deli style sandwiches with an American flare! Grilled chicken, hummus, soba noodles, salmon salads, and yellowfin tuna are just a sampling of what you will find, complete with most breathtaking views of the Philadelphia skyline. It Takes 2 to Taco street taco stand offers a variety of delicious tacos as well as fresh fruit salad and agua fresca.  

Picnics For Two

Bring your blanket and leave the cooking to us! Delicious summer picnic dinner includes fried chicken; tomato, basil, mozzarella salad; pasta and fruit salads; corn bread; and mini pastries.






Donor Terrace and Garden

The exclusive Donor Terrace & Garden is beautifully landscaped and twinkle-lit complete with all the amenities. This private space reserved for Members at the Mann is the perfect meeting spot to enjoy relaxed conversation, drinks & light fare for pre-concert and during intermission.



Food Trucks

Trending, cool, and always fun…food trucks will again make their appearance this season at the Mann. Located at the Top of the Hill for Skyline Stage performances and other select concerts throughout the season. Food trucks vary nightly. Look for information about food trucks in our pre-concert emails, or follow us on twitter @manncenter for real-time tweets about which food trucks are on site for each concert.


Offerings and locations are subject to change per event. 

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