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.
More spots in RittenhouseSee more
Pagano’s is a market and bar in Rittenhouse that serves quick lunch items and becomes one of the busiest places during SIPS in the summer.
The Dandelion in Rittenhouse is a spacious British pub, complete with tea service and Sunday roast.
Goldie is a fast casual falafel shop in Rittenhouse that’s good for a healthy lunch or casual dinner.
More American spotsSee more
Soup Kitchen Cafe
Soup Kitchen Cafe is a small breakfast and lunch spot in Kensington that’s easy, casual, and pretty cheap.
Redcrest Fried Chicken
Redcrest Fried Chicken is a small shop on East Passyunk that makes fried chicken in just about every form.
Interstate Drafthouse in Fishtown has alcoholic iced tea and some great southern bar food.
Suggested by our writers
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.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more