When all your finance friends want to grab dinner in Rittenhouse, you might start Googling where you can donate plasma to afford an appetizer. Or you can just suggest Butcher Bar for that sweet spot of “nice for a weeknight” and cost-effective. Their menu is full of little twists on bar snacks, like confit duck wings, sloppy joe poutine, and house-made beef jerky. But if you come with enough people, order The Trough ahead of time. This giant wooden slab is topped with rotisserie chicken, house-made sausages, fries, and five or six other things that’ll give you a good sense of how medieval knights ate.
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Rosy’s Taco Bar
Go to Rosy’s for a big group dinner that won’t cost you a ton of money, even if you add in a few margaritas.
Bob & Barbara’s Cocktail Lounge
Bob & Barbara’s is exactly what you want from a dive bar. It’s also the birthplace of the Citywide, so it’s basically royalty.
Spice Finch is a Mediterranean spot in Rittenhouse that’s great for everything from a client dinner to drinks at the bar.
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The Grand Tavern
Go to The Grand Tavern in Neptune to drink, eat a bunch of appetizers, and hang out on their big patio.
Twenty Manning Grill
Twenty Manning is an American bistro in Rittenhouse that you’ll want to check out on your next date night.
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Harper’s Garden has the best outdoor space around Rittenhouse Square, along with a good late-night Happy Hour and solid small plates.
Talula’s Garden is a good back-pocket spot in Washington Square West that serves seasonal American food and has a great patio.
Friday Saturday Sunday
Friday Saturday Sunday is a two-level American restaurant in Rittenhouse with a great bar that’s perfect for a night out with a few friends.
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