Where to Eat Around Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia

Where to Eat Around Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia

Photo: Dim Sum House by Jane G

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Where to Eat Around Rittenhouse Square in PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA - When your stomach starts growling, head to one of these upscale restaurants near Rittenhouse Square for some fine dining experiences - everything from casual brunch spots to elegant dining spots can be found.

1. The Love

The Love is an upscale restaurant with a dark interior, popular among young and hip diners. They provide delicious tapas dishes, an impressive wine list, and a cocktail menu featuring multiple exciting combinations. The Love is not only ideal for romantic dates but is also perfect for gathering up friends after work.

2. Bar Bombon

Snug spot serving vegan arepas, tacos & empanadas, plus a take-out window for java, juices & more. Nicole Marquis' new veg bar and restaurant is about taking authentic Puerto Rican recipes, adding a bit of lime, and satiating cravings in a healthy way that doesn't sacrifice flavor or taste.

3. Gran Caffe L'Aquila

Gran Caffe L'Aquila offers all ingredients for an enjoyable date night or client lunch experience in Center City. Options range from Italian gelato & coffee to house-cured meats & wine at this bi-level multitasker.  The ground floor is the market for produce, cheeses, and more, while upstairs, you'll find their Italian-inspired menu (which features Di Bruno Bros' famous cured meats).

4. Dim Sum House by Jane G

Dim Sum House restaurant, owned and managed by a family-owned group based out of University City, can seat 140 diners indoors and outdoors combined, including outdoor space. Diners can experience authentic Cantonese and Shanghai dishes such as chicken wings with sweet chili sauce and pork soup dumplings from its selection.

5. Parc

Rittenhouse Square's beloved French brasserie. Don't miss the breadbasket with fruit de mer or their delicious steak and frites dishes! Also, try their wine list, which includes towering plateaus of grapes and a selection of French wines. Its ample space is an excellent spot for people-watching, boasting plenty of outdoor seating.

6. Barclay Prime

Barclay Prime is renowned for its sophisticated take on contemporary steakhouse dining. Their famed dry-aged rib eye stands out, as do other innovative small plates. This intimate restaurant features a low-lit atmosphere ideal for romantic dates or catching up with friends over drinks at its second-floor Tank Bar.

7. Scarpetta

Suppose you're tired of eating bland desk salads. Why not head to this upscale Italian restaurant with regular tables and booths? Their seasonal zucchini, squash herbed fettuccine, and braised rabbit pappardelle will make you smile! Diners can start their experience here by enjoying a citrus-laced scallop carpaccio before moving on to classic spaghetti with tomato basil sauce or heartier dishes like veal tenderloin.

8. The Dandelion

The Dandelion looks like it was plucked right from small-town England with its tartan stools and a menu of English classics. Enjoy people-watching from its cozy dining room or one of two cozy nooks next to its non-working fireplace! Their dedication to their theme can also be seen through comfortable fireplace seating arrangements or an impressive collection of British memorabilia.

9. Her Place Supper Club

Her Place Supper Club is the next generation of restaurants designed to feel more like dinner parties than traditional establishments. Situated in Rittenhouse Square, this BYOB spot hosts two-night seatings for its rotating fixed-price menu that changes every two weeks.

10. Bolo

Chef Yun Fuentes has designed a menu to please and excite the senses. From ceviche, which offers citrus, herbs, and delicate seafood in one refreshing bite, to smaller bites like chicken pincho (grilled wooden skewers of tender chicken served with an irresistibly delectable dipping sauce), Bolo Restaurant should be on every Philadelphia resident's must-try list.

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