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Sep 12, 2011 06:10 AM

Best food near Rittenhouse?

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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  1. 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.

    1. 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

        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


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

        1. 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

            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).

            I just called, it actually worked.

            1. re: urbanfabric

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

              1. re: urbanfabric

                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

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

                  1. re: barryg

                    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.

              1. re: rocknroll52

                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

                  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

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