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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Anchor Light is a pop-up at Stock Rittenhouse that serves a seriously good lobster roll.
La Fontana Della Citta
It might look like an upscale spot, but La Fontana Della Citta in Rittenhouse is an Italian BYOB where you can party with a bunch of friends.
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Mustache Bill’s is an old-school diner that’s one of the best breakfast options on Long Beach Island.
Jerry’s is a renovated dive bar that serves good, gastropubby food and has a long list of local beers.
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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.
Talula’s Garden is a good back-pocket spot in Washington Square West that serves seasonal American food and has a great patio.
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.
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