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Rittenhouse Square Dining

Discover Philadelphia’s Best Bites and Beverages

Philadelphia is celebrated for its rich history and culture, and the city’s progressive culinary scene is quickly becoming just as famous. This spectacular dining destination is home to world-renowned chefs, nationally acclaimed restaurants, and a long list of local favorites. It’s also home to a.kitchen + bar — AKA Rittenhouse Square’s on-site eatery — which consistently receives plenty of buzz for its versatile menu and award-winning wine list.


Occupying a central, upscale location on Rittenhouse Square, a.kitchen is a sleek contemporary American restaurant that offers innovative small plates and exquisite takes on traditional favorites. Led by Executive Chef Eli Collins, the eatery is known for its refined atmosphere and extensive wine list — named by Zagat and Philadelphia Magazine as the best in the city and recipient of the 2023 James Beard Foundation's Most Outstanding Restaurateur. Choose between beautiful indoor and outdoor dining areas, and enjoy people-watching and leafy views of Rittenhouse Square.


This critically acclaimed bar has been honored in many “best bars in the city” lists, including by Philadelphia Magazine, Bon Appetit, and The Village Voice. Enjoy craft cocktails, local beers, and selections from the critically acclaimed wine list at the spectacular bar.