Kimmel Center showpiece Volver opened to a lot of chatter about its price (among the highest tasting-menu price tags in the city), but the Garces Group has made a number of adjustments to the format in its first year to boost accessibility. Back in September, the restaurant dropped its original ticketed-dining scheme in favor of traditional reservations, made dining options more flexible, and dropped prices a bit. For one, they made the smaller six-course tasting available at any time for $75. The changes followed a mediocre review from the Inquirer's Craig LaBan, who concluded that "the Volver experience would be better with the option of paying less for less."
Now, the group has announced that the price is coming down even more during off-hours. Beginning this Wednesday, March 4, the six-course tasting menu will be available for just $55 per person on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays — but only from 5 to 6 p.m. or 9 to 10 p.m. (For the rest of the evening and on Friday and Saturday nights, the regular price still applies.)
Look for some changes to the menu itself, too. In January, Eater reported that chef Justin Bogle (previously of Avance) was stepping into a corporate position with Garces Group, and that one of his earliest orders of business was to consult on a menu update at Volver. That new menu should drop on April 21.