Harp & Crown is expensive and it definitely isn’t your go-to for a casual night out with a few people. It is, however, the ideal place to have a sort-of-pricey birthday dinner for yourself and 25 of your closest friends. Beneath the main dining room, they have a large private room and two bowling lanes that you can rent out. So if you said you were going to “keep it small” this year, but then remembered how much you love being the center of attention, this is a good option.
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Pure Sweets & Co.
P.S. & Co. is a completely vegan and gluten-free bakery that’s open all day near Rittenhouse Square.
As long as you’re prepared to spend a lot, go to Barclay Prime for the best steaks in Philly.
K’Far is an all-day Israeli cafe from the people who run Zahav, and while it’s better known for breakfast, it also serves an excellent dinner.
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Redcrest Fried Chicken
Redcrest Fried Chicken is a small shop on East Passyunk that makes fried chicken in just about every form.
A.bar is the other half to its A.kitchen counterpart, and it’s a good place for a solo dinner or an early in the game date.
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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.
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.
Audrey Claire is a Mediterranean spot in Rittenhouse and it’s one of our favorite BYOBs in the area.
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