If we made a Greatest Hits list of Philly BYOs, Audrey Claire would be right there at the top of it. They were one of the first spots in the city to dig into the whole farm-to-table thing, and they’ve been cooking seasonal American food on their little Rittenhouse corner for more than 20 years now. Come here with a bottle of wine, a wad of cash (they don’t take cards), and a few friends, and sit outside for one of the best people watching situations in the city. And some pretty great food.
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Harper’s Garden has the best outdoor space around Rittenhouse Square, along with a good late-night Happy Hour and solid small plates.
Pagano’s is a market and bar in Rittenhouse that serves quick lunch items and becomes one of the busiest places during SIPS in the summer.
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Dizengoff in Center City is basically the fast-casual version of Zahav, with the same great hummus, but without the two-month wait.
Isot is a Turkish BYOB in Washington Square West that’s great for groups and weekend brunch.
Cafe La Maude
Cafe La Maude in NoLibs serves Lebanese and French food and has a very popular weekend brunch.
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Friday Saturday Sunday
Friday Saturday Sunday is a two-level American restaurant in Rittenhouse with a great bar that’s perfect for a night out with a few friends.
There’s no better place to sit outside and eat French food around Rittenhouse Square than Parc.
The Hungry Pigeon
Hungry Pigeon is an all-day spot in Queen Village where you’ll go for breakfast, stick around until lunch, and consider coming back for dinner.
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