Romantic Restaurant Close to Rittenhouse Sq.
- FriskLamb Nov 7, 2007 10:10 AM
Have booked in to the Rittenhouse hotel for a Saturday in early December with the dear lady wife. I am looking for a romantic informal restaurant, that serves lighter food (New American? Italian / French)...Recent postings on Brasserie Perrier not to good. Rouge is OK. Want to escape Rittenhouse - thus no to Lacrois. Not a great fan of Stephen Star restaurants - although may go to Alma de Cuba for a mohito to start the night off. Thought about 20 Manning - would welcome any other suggestions - BYO is OK. Must be walking distance of Rittenhouse Sq.
XIX - It's the 19th floor of the Bellevue (Broad and Walnut). A great lounge to enjoy a pre-dinner drink (next to the fireplace) and a beautifully romantic dinning room. The dinner menu looks fantastic, though I've only sampled their bar menu, which was great. If you're into oysters, they had a huge raw-bar that dominates the center of the dinning room.
This may be a stretch but have you tried Il Portico on Walnut neat Le Bec Fin? It's Tuscan cuisine and IMO very good.