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Things to do in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Plaza
“Posh and buzzing Rittenhouse hosts the high end of Philadelphia living with a multitude of stores and restaurants, set around the famous Rittenhouse Park”
  • 219 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Great food and ambiance for lunch, brunch, and dinner. One of the more popular restaurants in Philadelphia. ”
  • 106 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Outstanding for concerts and within walking distance. They also offer free events.”
  • 59 locals recommend
English Restaurant
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“This spot serves craft beers & modern takes on British cuisine in a pubby setting.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“La Colombe Coffee Roasters is a US coffee roaster and retailer headquartered in Philadelphia. The company currently has cafés in Philadelphia, New York, Washington, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles”
  • 53 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Expensive and will require a reservation and semi-formal attire. Easily one of the best places to eat in the tri-state area.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Down the block from the Deacon is a historical Bar and Belgian cafe. With maybe the greatest selections of beers in the US, dont miss out on their mussels and bar food selection”
  • 50 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A neighborhood icon that everyone usually enjoys. The curbside seating is first-come but inside is cozy if not a little loud. Great for a drink or a meal.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Iconic philly dive bar located in center city. Home of the legendary city-wide.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Music Store
“Walk up and down the famous South Street for endless restaurants, bars, and shops. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Open year-round, 50 S. 16th St. 37th floor. Chef Daniel Stern serves up fine dining on the 37th floor of Two Liberty in booths and tables that face out over the city.”
  • 30 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“They are a little less pretentious and somewhat cheaper than both Parc and Dandelion but have good service and a great menu. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“This is my all-time favorite sushi bar in the city. Very competitive to get seated here, but they are amazing for takeout or delivery. LOVE IT”
  • 15 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“All of the Tria locations are spectacular. They all have great food (tasting portions) as well a a huge selection of wines and craft beers. I would not come for dinner expecting to get full though!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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“Montreal wood-fired bagels done right! Grab one and head on out to Rittenhouse Square to relax and enjoy the day and the people watching. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
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“The atmosphere is exactly what you would expect from a good whiskey bar, comfortable, crowded and active. They have a seemingly endless selection of whiskeys to choose from and the bartenders all know their stuff. The food is great, good portions and perfectly prepared. The bar is beautifully designed, and the service is excellent. ”
  • 27 locals recommend

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“Great food and ambiance for lunch, brunch, and dinner. One of the more popular restaurants in Philadelphia. ”
  • 106 locals recommend
English Restaurant
“This spot serves craft beers & modern takes on British cuisine in a pubby setting.”
  • 38 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Expensive and will require a reservation and semi-formal attire. Easily one of the best places to eat in the tri-state area.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Down the block from the Deacon is a historical Bar and Belgian cafe. With maybe the greatest selections of beers in the US, dont miss out on their mussels and bar food selection”
  • 50 locals recommend
Gastropub
“A neighborhood icon that everyone usually enjoys. The curbside seating is first-come but inside is cozy if not a little loud. Great for a drink or a meal.”
  • 32 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Open year-round, 50 S. 16th St. 37th floor. Chef Daniel Stern serves up fine dining on the 37th floor of Two Liberty in booths and tables that face out over the city.”
  • 30 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“They are a little less pretentious and somewhat cheaper than both Parc and Dandelion but have good service and a great menu. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“This is my all-time favorite sushi bar in the city. Very competitive to get seated here, but they are amazing for takeout or delivery. LOVE IT”
  • 15 locals recommend

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