Restaurants in Rittenhouse Square
The Best Dining in Downtown Philadelphia
As a culinary center, our city provides some of the best restaurants 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.
At the helm of Lacroix’s kitchen is Executive Chef Eric Leveillee. Leveillee has worked in some of the city's most exciting and beloved restaurants, including Vernick Food and Drink early in his career and Marigold Kitchen as Executive Chef. He most recently led the team at the nationally acclaimed inn, The DeBruce, in Livingston Manor NY. When it comes to his approach at Lacroix he says "Lacroix, at the Rittenhouse Hotel, is a modern and progressive look into French cuisine and ingredients. We believe in sourcing the best ingredients both locally and from around the world, letting the work of our producers truly shine. We expect the food and service to be avant-garde, exciting, and comforting, and hope to continue to be one of Philadelphia’s most important restaurants for another 20 years."
Explore our in-house offerings below, the best among restaurants in Downtown Philadelphia.
An acclaimed AAA Four Diamond Award restaurant, Lacroix serves cuisine made from the very best locally sourced and seasonally superb ingredients. Lacroix also features a stunning selection of award-winning wines. In-room dining and private dining are also available at this gem among Philadelphia Center City restaurants.
Witness artistry in its most delicious sense, as our team of executive chefs prepare a vibrant custom-tailored menu right in the Lacroix kitchen and savor each sip of wine, selected by our expert sommelier.
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.
Join us Wednesday to Sunday from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm for $5 off hand crafted cocktails, anniversary cocktails, reserve cocktails, and wines by the glass.
The Library Bar is 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.
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.
The latest addition to The Rittenhouse, Scarpetta serves casually elegant Italian fare. From dishes like hamachi crudo, creamy polenta, and braised short ribs, to spaghetti, foie gras ravioli, basil gnocchi, branzino, dry-aged duck breast, and much more, Scarpetta proudly showcases the best of local producers through thoughtful Italian fare.