Restaurants in Rittenhouse Square

The Best Dining in Downtown Philadelphia

As a culinary center, our city provides some of the best dining in the country. From the deliciously innovative cuisine of Lacroix, the AAA Four Diamond Award restaurant heralded as one of the finest in the U.S. with stunning views overlooking Rittenhouse Square, to hand-crafted cocktails in the modern seclusion of the Library Bar, The Rittenhouse’s culinary offerings are true standouts among restaurants in Rittenhouse Square.

Explore our in-house offerings below, the best among restaurants in Downtown Philadelphia.

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Join renowned Executive Chef Jon Cichon for incredible fine dining in Rittenhouse Square at this acclaimed AAA Four Diamond Award restaurant, serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner daily made from the very best locally sourced and seasonally superb ingredients. Lacroix also features a stunning selection of award-winning wines. Our exclusive Chef's Table in the heart of the action, in-room dining, and private dining are also available at this gem among Philadelphia Center City restaurants.

Bar 210

This intimate and sophisticated lounge, found inside Lacroix, is one of the best bars in Center City, Philadelphia. Experience specialty cocktails, fine and vintage wines, and a selection of delicious light bites.

Library Bar

One of the most recent additions to The Rittenhouse, the Library Bar is already a staple with Philadelphians and visiting guests alike. A gem among Rittenhouse Square bars, the expert staff serves artfully crafted cocktails, wines, rare spirits and small plate pairings within an intimate and contemporary environment. Soft lit bookshelves are lined with a carefully curated selection of fine and rare books on the history of Philadelphia and the U.S., and there are titles covering key moments in the city’s modern cultural and creative scene.

Afternoon Tea at the Mary Cassatt Tea Room

Enjoy a selection of artisanal infusions and teas from around the globe accompanied by exquisite tea sandwiches, scones, and pastries all prepared with seasonal ingredients. This is one of those rare places that truly befits the phrase ‘oasis of calm’. A reservation is recommended to enjoy the age-old tradition of afternoon tea in our wonderful Center City tea room.