Downsizing those portions

As restaurateurs hunger for business, they’re not only offering those $35 fixed-price dinners. Some are trimming portions, translating to downsized prices.

Three examples received over the weekend:

  • Kiong Banh, chef at Twenty Manning near Rittenhouse Square, now offers half- and full-portion entrees on his new menu. Example: the grilled Angus short rib with rosemary roasted Yukon potato and sauteed Shanghai baby bok choy sells for $12 and $23.
  • Same thing on half the new dinner menu at Bistro M in Berwyn.
  • Rylei, the American BYOB that moved in December from Mayfair to Richboro’s Mallard Creek shopping center, has gone a step further. It's added a $22 petite version of its $35 special from Tuesdays through Thursdays.