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Rittenhouse Square Neighborhood Guide

Discover Things to Do Near Center City

Philadelphia combines urban glamour and excitement with the charm and character of an intimate residential neighborhood. Once the nation’s capital, this city offers colonial history, buzzworthy new restaurants, beautiful green squares, and charming cobblestone streets. AKA Rittenhouse Square is located in the heart of it, directly across the street from its namesake park, which was the jewel of William Penn’s original plan for the city. From here you’ll easily be able to explore the famous cultural institutions, bustling business centers, high-end shopping, gourmet dining, and celebrated bars that make this city such a favorite.

Where to Eat in Rittenhouse Square

Home to celebrated chefs, nationally acclaimed restaurants, and local favorites, Philadelphia boasts one of the nation’s most exciting culinary scenes. Start your culinary tour at a.kitchen, our own sleek, contemporary American restaurant. Its bistro spirit is reflected in a versatile menu that offers innovative small plates and traditional dishes.  When you’re ready to venture off the property for something sweet, we recommend Gran Caffe L'Aquila, an award winning restaurant known for its gelato and Italian culture. We also recommend the intimate upscale setting of Friday Saturday Sunday, which serves an indulgent eight course menu with seasonally-inspired ingredients.

a.kitchen + bar

135 S. 18th Street

Friday Saturday Sunday

261 South 21st Street

Gran Caffe L'Aquila

1716 Chestnut Street

Parc Brasserie

227 S 18th Street

The Dandelion

124 S 18th Street

The Love

130 S 18th Street

Bar Bombon

138 S 18th Street


2012 Sansom St


1920 Chestnut St

Abe Fisher

1623 Sansom Street

Shopping in Rittenhouse Square

Conveniently located in the city’s premier shopping district, AKA Rittenhouse Square sits just steps from the celebrated shopping of Walnut Street. Here you’ll find everything from fast-fashion brands such as Urban Outfitters and Madewell to upscale boutiques like Theory. You can also browse the latest electronics and home goods at premium boutiques such as the Apple Store and L'Occitane en Provence.

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

441 N Fifth Street

1716 Walnut Street


The property is located close to many of the city’s most notable cultural centers. Not only will you be near the iconic steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (featured in the classic 1976 film “Rocky”), but the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Franklin Institute, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Barnes Foundation are all just a few minutes away.

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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