Parc is a special place - partially because we think it’s slowly fused into Rittenhouse Square’s permanent architecture, and also because you can pull it out of your back pocket for pretty much any situation. It’s a classic French bistro with a classic French bistro menu (think steak tartare and duck l’orange), and while none of their food comes with table-side magic tricks, everything is fresh and delicious. They also have some of the best sidewalk seating in the city, so if you’re in the mood to watch people walking their dogs who look just like them, this is the place to be.
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Bob & Barbara’s Cocktail Lounge
Bob & Barbara’s is exactly what you want from a dive bar. It’s also the birthplace of the Citywide, so it’s basically royalty.
Encima is a mezcal bar with over 70 types of mezcal and tequila above The Franklin Bar in Rittenhouse.
Giorgio on Pine
Giorgio on Pine is a small Italian BYOB in Rittenhouse where you can get solid gluten-free pasta.
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Southwark is a bar and restaurant in Queen Village that’s basically a 3-in-1, with a cocktail bar, a dressy dining room, and a casual back patio.
Pascal & Sabine
Pascal & Sabine is one of the best spots to go for a nice date, or any other time you want eat excellent French food, in Asbury Park
Bistrot la Minette
Bistrot La Minette is a datey French restaurant in Queen Village with good Happy Hour specials.
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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.
Vetri is expensive, completely over the top, and possibly the best restaurant in Philadelphia.
Vernick Food & Drink
Vernick is one of the best restaurants in Philly, with a formal dining room upstairs and a more casual bar below.
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