When all your finance friends want to grab dinner in Rittenhouse, you might start Googling where you can donate plasma to afford an appetizer. Or you can just suggest Butcher Bar for that sweet spot of “nice for a weeknight” and cost-effective. Their menu is full of little twists on bar snacks, like confit duck wings, sloppy joe poutine, and house-made beef jerky. But if you come with enough people, order The Trough ahead of time. This giant wooden slab is topped with rotisserie chicken, house-made sausages, fries, and five or six other things that’ll give you a good sense of how medieval knights ate.
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Butcher And Singer
Butcher & Singer is a steakhouse in Center City where you should go when someone else is picking up the tab.
The Continental Mid-Town
The Continental in Rittenhouse is basically the same as the one in Old City, except this one has an indoor/outdoor rooftop.
Rione serves Roman-style square pizza by the slice, and it’s the best of its kind in Philly.
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Soup Kitchen Cafe
Soup Kitchen Cafe is a small breakfast and lunch spot in Kensington that’s easy, casual, and pretty cheap.
V Street is Vedge’s much cooler and more casual younger sister that serves vegan street food and cocktails.
Common Wealth is one of the few places in Philly where you can get actually good Southern food.
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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.
Harper’s Garden has the best outdoor space around Rittenhouse Square, along with a good late-night Happy Hour and solid small plates.
Abe Fisher is an upscale dinner spot in Midtown Village serving updated Jewish deli classics, like smoked short ribs and borscht tartare.
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