Celebrated Rittenhouse Square Dining
Mastered by Chef Eli Collins
Home to celebrated chefs, nationally acclaimed restaurants and local favorites, Philadelphia enjoys one of the nation’s most exciting culinary scenes. From comfort food to fine dining and everything in between, there is truly something for every taste in Philadelphia.
a.kitchen and a.bar, are both sleek contemporary American restaurants located in AKA Rittenhouse Square in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia. a.kitchen boasts one of the country’s most innovative wine and spirits programs and has been named One of America’s Best Wine Restaurants by Wine Enthusiast and awarded Three Bells by Philadelphia Inquirer critic Craig LaBan. Under Executive Chef Eli Collins, a.kitchen’s bistro spirit showcases a versatile menu that allows guests to stop by for a few small plates or enjoy a more traditional dinner or lunch.
a.bar, located on the bustling corner of 18th & Walnut, is a perfect place to people watch or enjoy a view of Rittenhouse Square while enjoying one of our intriguing seasonal house cocktails, glass of wine from our natural wine list or bite from our seafood-inspired menu that includes oysters, snacks, salads or sandwiches.
Visit a.kitchen, our highly acclaimed Center City restaurant at AKA Rittenhouse Square, and enjoy priority seating during your stay.
In addition to exciting and celebrated culinary offerings, a.kitchen also offers one of the best wine selections in Philadelphia, making it a true destination for Rittenhouse Square dining.
a.kitchen is open seven days a week serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The critically acclaimed a.bar is recognized as one of the best bars in Philadelphia, earning recognition as one of Philadelphia magazine’s “50 Best Bars” of 2013, a Bon Appetit’s must-see spot in Philadelphia, and The Village Voice's “Here’s Where to Eat and Drink on a Day Trip to Philly.” The sophisticated 40-seat restaurant and bar, designed by Asfour Guzy, boasts a gorgeous centerpiece bar topped with pewtered brass, floors of polished concrete, and midnight blue-stained white oak. For those on the go, a.bar AM offers a selection of pastries and beverages.
Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 7 am until 10 p.m. for the all-day menu, and until 11 p.m. for the raw bar. Drinks and cocktails are available Monday through Thursday until 1 a.m., and Friday and Saturday until 2 a.m.