Top Spots to Feed Your Face in Rittenhouse Square

What to do and where to go when the stomach grumbles settle in is always an important decision. Why waste a great meal out on a mediocre dining venue? Fortunately, when staying or visiting Philadelphia's trendy and upscale Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, there's certainly no shortage of choices. From casual dining options to much more fancy venues, from breakfast to brunch to lunch and dinner and snacks, no one should go hungry in this area. Should you need a place to sit outside and check out the scenery and the locals, make Parc Brasserie your choice. Perhaps you'd like to kick it up a notch for brunch one day. Lacroix at the Rittenhouse is your venue. Even folks who like to eat things a bit different than the average sandwich and burger have choices here, as Dizengoff continues to get great reviews and The Foodery offers up so many beer choices you'll have to visit more than once to really get a taste of things. It's also a place you'll want to take some products home for later enjoyment. Feel free to make any of the eateries in the neighborhood your next must-try, and see for yourself the variety that exists here. 



This Rittenhouse eatery is known for its great sandwiches, and is the perfect spot to stop and grab lunch while in Center City. No need to dress-to-impress, simply pop in and choose from the huge variety of foods available here. It's also a hub...  Read More

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Vegetarian fans rejoice: Philadelphia has great options for those who do veg only, and this eatery is high on the list of delicious venues. Swing in for lunch and sample an old favorite, or be daring and try something new and tasty. HipCityVeg...  Read More



Challah French toast. Check. Fresh-fried potato latkes. Check. Toasted bagel platter with Nova lox or whitefish salad? No, you're not dreaming you're in your great-grandma's Brooklyn walk-up. You're at one of two locations of this...  Read More



This wonderful Israeli hummusiya in Center City will have you rethinking what you thought chickpeas were capable of. Situated next to Abe Fisher, this cozy eatery has seating inside as well as some tables outside in warmer weather. Lunchtime...  Read More

South Street


This quaint Philadelphia restaurant is really just part of a larger enterprise including a cafe and a market. The restaurant utilizes fresh local ingredients (resulting in a menu that changes daily) and manages to retain an elegant rusticity...  Read More



If you haven't heard about this Stephen Starr's British-inspired pub in Rittenhouse Square's brunch menu, don't feel bad. It is somewhat of a hidden treasure. While this venue is indeed known for great burgers and fish and chips, not everyone...  Read More



Two floors of ingredient-driven cuisine is what you'll find at Vernick Food & Drink. Recognized as a Rising Philadelphia Chef by Star Chefs, Greg Vernick and his wife Julie bring artful dishes to the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Cuisine...  Read More

Barclay Prime


Upon ordering an entree at Barclay Prime, you'll be asked to select your own knife, and that's when you'll know: this restaurant is serious about steak. Set in a 1920s-era luxury hotel, this renowned steakhouse boasts eye-catching retro chic...  Read More



At LaCroix you can build your own bloody Mary or allow yourself to be treated to a sparkling cocktail while dining on graceful Sunday buffet brunch entrees and salads like edamame hummus with naan bread; assorted caviar and house-cured...  Read More



Whether it's over weekend brunch or daily breakfast, the best spot in the city for people watching and a caf� au lait is on the sidewalk or by the floor-to-ceiling windows at Stephen Starr's Rittenhouse Square paean to Parisian...  Read More