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AKA Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square Neighborhood Guide

Discover Things to Do Near Center City

Philadelphia pairs together the excitement of New York with the charm of small-town America. Once the nation’s capital, early American history meets buzzworthy new restaurants in a city dotted with beautiful squares and lined with cobblestone streets. Stay in the heart of it all at AKA just steps from its beautiful and leafy namesake park, Rittenhouse Square.

Where to Eat in Rittenhouse Square

Home to celebrated chefs, nationally acclaimed restaurants and local favorites, Philadelphia enjoys one of the nation’s most exciting culinary scenes. Stop by, a sleek contemporary American restaurant located in AKA Rittenhouse Square. Its bistro spirit showcases a versatile menu that allows guests to enjoy a few small plates or a more traditional dinner or lunch. The star power of chef Stephan Starr shines bright at Barclay Prime, a high-end Philadelphia Steakhouse on Rittenhouse Square. This contemporary fine dining experience includes an unmatched menu of meat and seafood, plus highly personalized touches like a curated selection of steak knives presented to diners prior to their entrees. Nearby, The Continental Mid-Town is spread out across two-levels. Enjoy tapas-style dishes and martinis inside, or up on the chic roof deck. + bar

135 S. 18th Street

Barclay Prime

237 S 18th Street

The Continental Mid-Town

1801 Chestnut Street

Parc Brasserie

227 S 18th Street

The Dandelion

124 S 18th Street

Shopping in Rittenhouse Square

The city’s premier shopping district, Walnut Street is just steps from AKA Rittenhouse Square. Here you’ll find everything from fast-fashion brands like Urban Outfitters and Madewell to upscale boutiques like Theory, and enjoy the convenience of shops like the Apple Store and L'Occitane en Provence at your fingertips.

Urban Outfitters

1627 Walnut Street


1716 Walnut Street

Apple Store

1607 Walnut Street

L’Occitane en Provence

1606 Walnut Street

Rittenhouse Farmers Market

1800 Walnut Street

Rittenhouse Square Museums and Art Galleries

Even if you’ve never been to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, you’ll recognize the landmark from the classic 1976 film Rocky. The museum was famous long before Sylvester Stallone ran up the museum’s steps to the tune of the Rocky theme song. Founded in 1876, its permanent contains more than a quarter of a million works of art. At the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, explore historic Victorian works from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

118-128 N. Broad Street

Rodin Museum

2151 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

The Franklin Institute

222 N 20th St

Outdoor Activities in Rittenhouse Square

One of the city’s finest squares is just steps from AKA. Join the well-heeled locals in Rittenhouse Square, widely considered one of the finest urban public spaces in the United States.

Rittenhouse Square

210 W Rittenhouse Square

Dilworth Park

1 S 15th St

Franklin Square

200 N 6th St

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens 

1020 South St

Schuylkill River Park

300 S 25th St

Local Activities and Points of Interest

AKA Rittenhouse Square
135 South 18th St., Pennsylvania, 19103, USA
Phone: 215.825.7000

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