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AKA Rittenhouse Square

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 + bottles, located on the bustling corner of 18th & Walnut, is a new bottle shop selling natural wines from the best producers in the world along with cocktail kits, to-go cocktails, ciders, beer and bar accessories. Open seven days a week, a.bar + bottles boasts over 150 labels, bringing accessible and exceptional natural wines to the neighborhood. 

A.KITCHEN

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.

Visit the a.kitchen website for current menus and hours.

A.BAR + BOTTLES

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.

Visit the a.bar website for current offerings and hours.

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