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Rittenhouse Square Restaurants

Barclay PrimeBarclay Prime
3129 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

We had the special Philly cheese steak. It was up there in top 5 sandwiches I’ve ever had, I have been to Barclay prime many times and was always too scared to order it but enough was enough. I am beyond content that I ended up ordering it as I do think it’s something that one must experience and was delicious. I did however find it hard to sleep after as it was extremely heavy, definitely must share between 2 people at least. Barclay Prime is the best steakhouse in philly in my opinion for any occasion. It is expensive but you are getting every cent you paid for for in terms of service, the quality of food, and the ambiance itself. More

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Pumpkin BYOBPumpkin BYOB
1558 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Very delicious. The chef has a light touch with sauces and balances the flavors subtly. We ordered the tasting menu. A nice culinary experience and a good value. More

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Friday Saturday SundayFriday Saturday Sunday
609 reviews
$$$$
American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. More

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Entree BYOBEntree BYOB
909 reviews
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Contemporary American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Amazing food for a great price More

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The LoveThe Love
1615 reviews
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

This was our first time having dinner there. We had been for brunch before. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent! It was a little noisy. But I would definitely recommend. More

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ParcParc
9986 reviews
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French | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Great location, ambiance and service! It is a year over year staple that we always frequent! More

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ZamaZama
1484 reviews
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Japanese | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Bento boxes - tasty and good choices. Also good shareable desserts. Services is good. Not too loud at lunch time. I like to use chopsticks and it would be easier if some of the vegetables were cut in smaller pieces. More

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Tequila's RestaurantTequila's Restaurant
2862 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Love it!!! More

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SouthGateSouthGate
143 reviews
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Contemporary Korean | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Another great dining experience at SouthGate. Awesome Korean-American fusion menu with great cocktails and specials. More

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ScarpettaScarpetta
69 reviews
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Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Here in Philly for my son’s college graduation. Food was excellent. I requested a round table and was given one with a beautiful view of the square! More

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MelogranoMelograno
758 reviews
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Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

We love Melograno's authentic atmosphere, friendly staff and amazing dishes. Consistently fabulous! Bring your favorite italian (wine) with you - we enjoyed a barbaresco and brunello with our meal. Outstanding evening! More

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RussetRusset
1702 reviews
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Contemporary American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

My favorite in Philly. I’ll miss you much. More

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TintoTinto
4136 reviews
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Spanish | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Great food; interesting wine. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. A keeper! More

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - PhiladelphiaRuth's Chris Steak House - Philadelphia
684 reviews
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Steakhouse | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Another good experience at Ruth Chris! This is a regular meeting spot for my mentor and I. The food was great, the king crab does take a long time to prepare, but once it came out with the remainder of our food, we thoroughly enjoyed every morsel. Norman our server was good, and it was great to see Liz who offered excellent service and follow up as always. We appreciated our complimentary drinks while we waited. Can’t wait till our next meeting! More

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Seafood UnlimitedSeafood Unlimited
774 reviews
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Seafood | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Consistent quality, great service and a good value. Having BYOB for wine with a full bar is a big plus. More

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Spice FinchSpice Finch
535 reviews
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Mediterranean | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Avocado Toast was great. Price was very reasonable. More

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La Fontana Della CittaLa Fontana Della Citta
1051 reviews
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Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Food was amazing! Timing was great we had limited time bc we were seeing Book of Mormon and we were in and out! Lobster ravioli was one of the best things I have ever eaten! More

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Bellini GrillBellini Grill
2515 reviews
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Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

First time, all was great and really happy we finally went in after walking past for years. Only note is the service started to get a little slow and inattentive in the back half of the meal even though restaurant was just half full. That was only downer and probably felt worse because we were so pleased with everything to that point. But we plan to go back many times - great little Italian gem we have been looking for! More

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Harp & CrownHarp & Crown
1604 reviews
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Contemporary American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Everything was fantastic! Service was awesome! Jake treated us really well. More

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Marathon - 19th & SpruceMarathon - 19th & Spruce
351 reviews
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Always good food and good service at a reasonable price. Go all the time and never disappointed! More

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D'Angelo's Ristorante ItalianoD'Angelo's Ristorante Italiano
592 reviews
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Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

The food is consistently delicious, the drinks are superb, when the club starts it’s like a European disco, and to top it off, Sal D’Angelo is a great crooner!! You can sit outside or upstairs; it’s all great! More

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a.kitchena.kitchen
1876 reviews
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French American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Another excellent dinner at a.kitchen. Food, ambience, service were all fantastic - once again. One of our favorite spots. More

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Twenty Manning GrillTwenty Manning Grill
1680 reviews
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Server was not very attentive and ignored multiple requests. More

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Casta DivaCasta Diva
762 reviews
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Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Excellent food .....even better service More

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Giuseppe & SonsGiuseppe & Sons
621 reviews
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Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Excellent menu and food. Beautiful restaurant, very reasonable prices, Good size portions. A Sansom st must. More

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Devon Seafood Grill - PhiladelphiaDevon Seafood Grill - Philadelphia
7132 reviews
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Seafood | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

I decided to try the bacon cheeseburger w/lobster mac and cheese. I thought it was very good and filling. Would've been nice if I could have ordered the steak that usually comes with the 3-course lunch special but they only had fish - definitely a let down. More

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Ambrosia BYOBAmbrosia BYOB
49 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Owners have done a splendid job converting a neighborhood luncheonette into a charming trattoria. Service attentive, small but interesting menu, BYOB. Pastas delicious, as were grilled octopus and arugula salad. This one should be a winner in our neighborhood. More

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Branzino Italian RistoranteBranzino Italian Ristorante
153 reviews
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Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Excellent in every way. Lo More

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Del Frisco's Grille - PhiladelphiaDel Frisco's Grille - Philadelphia
344 reviews
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Was a wonderful evening with my wife and daughter. Service was nice and attentive and the meal was delicious. We each ordered a different meal and we all finished it. I had the Ahi Tuna special and was great. Definitely a place to come back to More

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Erawan Thai CuisineErawan Thai Cuisine
52 reviews
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Thai | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Food is excellent with great service. This was my second time here. The fried dumplings were wonderful and the drunken noodles were terrific. The fried banana roles with mango ice cream capped of a great experience. More

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Marathon - 16th & SansomMarathon - 16th & Sansom
389 reviews
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Always GREAT!!! More

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Fuji Mountain Japanese RestaurantFuji Mountain Japanese Restaurant
294 reviews
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Japanese | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

We continue to explore the menu. I had the seafood salad appetizer and the fried oysters for my entree (they are listed under hot appetizer). My husband had the house salad, and the bulgiula (beef, mushrooms, peppers) entree, and he loved it. Always a good meal here and we have tried a fair number of the dishes at this point. Never have we been disappointed. More

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Helm RittenhouseHelm Rittenhouse
138 reviews
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Contemporary American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

The service, cocktails and food were outstanding. Inventive, fresh and interesting ingredients made for fun pairings. What the location lacks in ambiance it more than makes up for in the food and drink experience. More

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RougeRouge
290 reviews
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International | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

best burger and tequila pour in the city! Plus now they have a gluten free frier, so I can eat fries! More

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Cotoletta Fitler SquareCotoletta Fitler Square
20 reviews
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Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

If you are a fan of cutlets this the place to go!! Beautiful dining space with really nice outdoor seating. We had the milan salad, chicken parm, soft shell crabs and pan seared halibut with carmelized tomatoes. It was cooked perfectly as where the crabs. For dessert we had cannolis and a lemon marscapone cake. looking forward to trying brunch ASAP!! More

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Palma’s CucinaPalma’s Cucina
6 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Everything was excellent! Food, service and ambiance! Can’t wait to go again. We shared pizza, livers, shrimp Scampi and Branzino. Everything was perfect. Best chicken livers I’ve ever had! More

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TGI FRIDAYS - Philadelphia (Center City)TGI FRIDAYS - Philadelphia (Center City)
44 reviews
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Very nice waitress. Was seated immediately, and attended to reasonably More

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Jezabel'sJezabel's
4 reviews
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Argentinean | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Excellent neighborhood spot. Easy dining. Good outdoor seating. Enjoyed pizza night. More

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Rittenhouse Square Diners' Choice Winners

Rittenhouse Square's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Barclay PrimeBarclay Prime
3129 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

We had the special Philly cheese steak. It was up there in top 5 sandwiches I’ve ever had, I have been to Barclay prime many times and was always too scared to order it but enough was enough. I am beyond content that I ended up ordering it as I do think it’s something that one must experience and was delicious. I did however find it hard to sleep after as it was extremely heavy, definitely must share between 2 people at least. Barclay Prime is the best steakhouse in philly in my opinion for any occasion. It is expensive but you are getting every cent you paid for for in terms of service, the quality of food, and the ambiance itself. More

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Pumpkin BYOBPumpkin BYOB
1558 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Very delicious. The chef has a light touch with sauces and balances the flavors subtly. We ordered the tasting menu. A nice culinary experience and a good value. More

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Friday Saturday SundayFriday Saturday Sunday
609 reviews
$$$$
American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. More

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SouthGateSouthGate
143 reviews
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Contemporary Korean | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Another great dining experience at SouthGate. Awesome Korean-American fusion menu with great cocktails and specials. More

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The LoveThe Love
1615 reviews
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American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

This was our first time having dinner there. We had been for brunch before. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent! It was a little noisy. But I would definitely recommend. More

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ParcParc
9986 reviews
$$$$
French | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Great location, ambiance and service! It is a year over year staple that we always frequent! More

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ZamaZama
1484 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Bento boxes - tasty and good choices. Also good shareable desserts. Services is good. Not too loud at lunch time. I like to use chopsticks and it would be easier if some of the vegetables were cut in smaller pieces. More

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Tequila's RestaurantTequila's Restaurant
2862 reviews
$$$$
Mexican / Southwestern | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Love it!!! More

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Entree BYOBEntree BYOB
909 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Amazing food for a great price More

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RussetRusset
1702 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

My favorite in Philly. I’ll miss you much. More

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Discover Rittenhouse Square

Bordered by gleaming high-rises and featuring a well-manicured park, Rittenhouse Square sits in the midst of Philly cheesesteak territory, but you'll also find neighborhood restaurants offering custom shaved-beef creations alongside lighter vegetarian options. More formal Italian cuisine is also traditional in this section of town, and it's a nod to the immigrants who came over in the 18th and 19th centuries. Here, you’ll find everything from tagliatelle, gnocchetti and exotic raviolis to veal tenderloin and polenta. If you’re hungry for a snack and the weather’s cold, consider a warm soft pretzel from a street vendor. If it’s warm, opt for a classic Italian water ice or a gelato sampler.

Discover Rittenhouse Square

Bordered by gleaming high-rises and featuring a well-manicured park, Rittenhouse Square sits in the midst of Philly cheesesteak territory, but you'll also find neighborhood restaurants offering custom shaved-beef creations alongside lighter vegetarian options. More formal Italian cuisine is also traditional in this section of town, and it's a nod to the immigrants who came over in the 18th and 19th centuries. Here, you’ll find everything from tagliatelle, gnocchetti and exotic raviolis to veal tenderloin and polenta. If you’re hungry for a snack and the weather’s cold, consider a warm soft pretzel from a street vendor. If it’s warm, opt for a classic Italian water ice or a gelato sampler.