JJ Thai checks all the necessary boxes for somewhere to eat before a night out in Rittenhouse. You can get a lot of hearty Thai food without spending a ton, they take reservations, it’s a BYOB, and it’s right on Chestnut, so you don’t even need a car to get to your first bar stop of the night.
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Pub & Kitchen
Pub & Kitchen in Rittenhouse is somewhere you’ll want to come with a date or friend and stay for a long time.
The Rooster in Rittenhouse is an old-school diner from the Zahav team and has a long all-day menu.
The Center City location of Davio’s is the original one, and it’s a mix between a fancy Italian restaurant and a kitschy steakhouse.
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Ristorante Pesto is an Italian BYOB in East Passyunk where you should start a night out with a lot of pasta.
Amis is a small Italian spot in Washington Square West with good pasta and a long wine list.
Rex 1516 in Rittenhouse is about as close as you can get to New Orleans without leaving Philly.
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