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$65  + Tax/Tip
Mon, 12/12
5:30 PM & 7:45 PM
Rittenhouse Square

Restaurant Aleksandar

5-Course Modern Slavic Tasting Event

This very new (August 2022) restaurant has just been named to The Infatuation's list of "10 Most Exciting Dinner Spots in Philly." It is the dreamchild of Aleksandar Stojnic, the restaurateur who set out to create an American gathering place with touches of Eastern European culinary traditions. Stojnic arrived in Philadelphia as an exchange student a dozen years ago and got hooked on the city's diverse culture. He renovated a double-wide brownstone on Rittenhouse Square and hired the important young African-American chef Montana Houston, who has cooked at Eleven Madison Park, staged at Daniel, and returned to Philadelphia to stage for Zahav. With its curved walls, purple wallpaper, and artworks by Stojnic's mother, the noted artist Svetlana Alimpijevic, Restaurant Aleksandar is an environment to reckon with. And then comes the food. Diners rave about dishes like wagyu with romesco, chermoula, and autumn vegetables, goat cheese and mushroom tortellini with pine nuts, brown butter, and sunchokes, and duck breast with huckleberries and fried mustard greens. We look forward to our visit here and seeing how Chef Houston brings together a broad palette of flavors.

About the Host:

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Montana Houston

Executive Chef

Born in Jersey but raised partially in Philly, Chef Montana Houston started his culinary career in high school. After rising through the ranks to sous chef at [email protected], he cooked in kitchens across New Jersey and NYC (including two Michelin-starred Daniel and James Beard "Outstanding Restaurant" Award-winning Zahav) before returning to open Aleksandar in August 2022.


The Lineup


Courses #1 - #4 will be served family-style. Course #5 will be individually-plated.

  1. Beet & Fig Salad

    whipped goat cheese, orange-honey vinaigrette

  2. Philly-Style Pierogies

    ribeye, cooper sharp cheese, leeks, pepper relish

  3. Sausage Rigatoni

    tuscan kale, sheep's milk ricotta, fennel sofrito sauce

  4. Sassafrass Short Rib

    vanilla mashed potatoes, tempura onion rings, nasturtium leaves

  5. Carrot Cake

    ginger, walnuts, rum, vanilla

Restaurant Covid 19 Policy


At this event, we will be accommodating all requests for separate tables rather than communal seating. Savory courses will be served family-style, with dessert individually plated. As per local guidelines, as well as the restaurant's own policy, attendees will not be required to present proof of vaccination for entry.

Restaurant Aleksandar

126 S 19th St

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Event FAQs


Do I have to bring printed tickets to the event?
No tickets are needed.
What does the ticket price cover?
The ticket price covers the full cost of the meal.
Do guests need to be of a certain age to attend this event?
Yes. All attendees must be 21+ to gain entry.
What must I bring to the event?
Please make sure to bring a government-issued photo ID. Additionally, if you plan on purchasing beverages during the event, make sure to bring cash.
Does this restaurant allow BYOB?
No. This restaurant is a non-BYO establishment. Outside alcohol will not be permitted at this event.
Can I bring guests/non-members to this event?
Yep! For this event, guest tickets are $85 + tax & tip, and you can bring up to 3 guests. Please note, guests are not allowed to attend unaccompanied by a member.
What is the event ticket cancellation/refund policy?
Tickets to our events are non-refundable. However, for emergency requests, we may allow members to transfer their tickets to friends, provided the guest ticket surcharge of $25 is paid when transferring a member ticket to a non-member. All ticket transfer requests (as well as the guest ticket surcharge) must be sent to us prior to the event. Any guests who have not paid the guest ticket surcharge will not be allowed entry.
What COVID safety precautions will be taken at this event?
At this event, we will be accommodating all requests for separate tables rather than communal seating. As per this restaurant’s policy, as well as local guidelines, we will not be requiring proof of COVID vaccination from attendees to gain entry.
What dietary restrictions/food allergies can be accommodated at this event?
At this event, we will be able to accommodate all dietary restrictions and food allergies except for dairy allergies. Please make sure to Update Your Dietary Restrictions within your Account Info before or after you purchase tickets, or email us at [email protected] after you purchase tickets to let us know what your allergies/restrictions are.

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