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Rittenhouse Tavern

kmcdonne Jul 17, 2012 09:53 AM

Has anyone been to the Rittenhouse Tavern? I do not see any posts on it and it looks interesting. thanks.

  1. Bacchus101 Feb 3, 2013 06:07 AM

    On a surprisingly warm late October evening we dined there in the walled courtyard. All in our party enjoyed all elements of our meal, the intelligent & careful service, the small but interesting wine list and the courtyard flushed in soft light and spring-like breezes. I have no more current visits upon which to comment. Because of our first experience which was a confluence of goodness; I worry my expectations may be set too high.

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      jhpark Feb 2, 2013 11:22 AM

      Any recent opinions on the place? I had their recently-introduced 5-course tasting menu ($60/+$40 more for wine pairings) and enjoyed it quite a bit.

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        Buckethead Jul 17, 2012 10:19 AM

        I have, it's pretty good. I liked our appetizers and snacks more than the main courses, the crispy frog legs and portobello fries are especially good. I also had a crudo (I can't remember the fish) that was excellent. The outdoor seating in the courtyard is very nice too.

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        1. re: Buckethead
          kmcdonne Jul 17, 2012 10:42 AM

          Thanks for that Buckethead, coming to Philly next month and trying to decide where to eat, it's such an important part of any trip. Trying to gather any info I can get, so thanks.

          1. re: kmcdonne
            Buckethead Jul 17, 2012 10:53 AM

            Sure. I don't know if I'd recommend it to a visitor coming from out of town though. It's good but not among the city's best restaurants in my opinion. Of course, it depends on where else you've already been.

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