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Best food near Rittenhouse?

docrck Sep 12, 2011 06:10 AM

I'm a new york chowhound visiting Philly for work. Will be solo but looking for some amazing food near the Rittenhouse hotel this week. Any recommendations? Amazing food is what I am looking for.

thanks in advance!


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    rocknroll52 Sep 12, 2011 01:25 PM

    a.kitchen is great

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    1. re: rocknroll52
      middleagedfoodie Sep 12, 2011 03:59 PM

      Agree on A,Kitchen. My other RS favs are Parc for French bistro and Tinto for Basque tapas. We used to like Audrey Claire, but seldom go becaus of their no res policy.

      1. re: middleagedfoodie
        cwdonald Sep 12, 2011 04:53 PM

        One other place close to Rittenhouse that should be added is ....the Dandelion.. including their fish and chips, their pork belly (may be discontinued), their burger, their sticky toffee pudding, their good selection of well poured cask ales and their whisky selection make it a worthwhile destination.

        1. re: cwdonald
          barryg Sep 12, 2011 05:23 PM

          The pork belly was amazing... it has been off the menu but hopefully will return for the fall!

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      Buckethead Sep 12, 2011 08:24 AM

      Pub and Kitchen
      Village Whiskey
      Breakfast at Parc
      Tria for wine and cheese
      Sansom St. Oyster House for raw bar
      Fish for seafood
      Capogiro for Gelato (20th and Sansom)

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      1. re: Buckethead
        urbanfabric Sep 12, 2011 09:23 AM

        Watch out for Restaurant Week! It will jam up a lot of restaurants to unreasonably full!

        But, the silver lining is that Village Whiskey is TAKING RESERVATIONS during Restaurant Week (don't worry, they're not participating). http://www.citypaper.net/blogs/mealti...

        I just called, it actually worked.

        1. re: urbanfabric
          docrck Sep 12, 2011 09:52 AM

          thanks! that's great news. will try to get a reservation at Village Whiskey for sure. Looks amazing

          1. re: urbanfabric
            Buckethead Sep 12, 2011 09:53 AM

            Oops, I forgot about RW. Yeah, if a place is participating in RW, you're probably better off staying away. Also some of the places I listed may be closed on Mondays.

            1. re: Buckethead
              barryg Sep 12, 2011 10:10 AM

              Restaurant Week strikes again, making it hard for people who just want a good meal to eat out in Center City.

              1. re: barryg
                bluehensfan Sep 12, 2011 11:02 AM

                All very good choices but nobody mentioned Tria so I will add that to the mix as well. And don't forget it's a short walk to the dining offerings on 13th St. I do know that the pizzas at Zavino are great and they are not involved in the RW mayhem.

        2. crazyspice Sep 12, 2011 06:52 AM

          Another thumbs up for Lacroix. Their brunch is fabulous! We have enjoyed great dinners there as well.

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            Chefpaulo Sep 12, 2011 06:22 AM

            A second on the Rittenhouse Sunday brunch. Reserve now. And don't pig out at the raw bar! There's soooo much more and you'll regret it.

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            1. re: Chefpaulo
              docrck Sep 12, 2011 06:49 AM

              Hi barryg and chefpaulo
              sadly won't be there on Sunday. I get there tomorrow and am around for 3 nights.
              thanks for any recommendations


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              barryg Sep 12, 2011 06:16 AM

              How many meals are you looking for? There are a lot of great restaurants in walking distance or a short cab/transit ride (5-10 min).

              Your hotel has amazing brunch on Sunday mornings btw.

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