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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Anchor Light is a pop-up at Stock Rittenhouse that serves a seriously good lobster roll.
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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.
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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