Philadelphia Neighborhood Spotlight: Rittenhouse

Philadelphia Neighborhood Spotlight: Rittenhouse

When you imagine the perfect neighborhood, what comes to mind? Treelined streets with brownstones as far as the eye can see? Rows of shops and cafes to occupy your morning? Plenty of bars to explore at night? Whether you’re a party animal, a busy executive, or somewhere in between, Rittenhouse probably has what you’re looking for.

Ritzy Shopping + Fun in the Sun

Located west of Broad Street between 15th Street and 21st Street is Rittenhouse Row, one of Philadelphia’s premiere shopping districts. From Brooks Brothers to Armani Exchange, there’s something for everyone — if you don’t mind burning a hole in your pocket. Also home to dozens of boutiques, shops, and cafes, Rittenhouse Row is sure to exceed expectations.

Need a place to rest? Rittenhouse Square is the place to be. Widely regarded as “Philadelphia’s front yard” with plenty of green space and room to walk the dog or toss a frisbee, Rittenhouse Square is home to seasonal markets, festivals, and nearly any outdoor activity you could imagine. With easy access to everything the neighborhood has to offer, Rittenhouse Square is a local favorite.

Get Your Eat On

Whether you’re looking for fine dining or just want to grab a cold one, Rittenhouse is packed with renowned dining options. For those who enjoy the finer things, Lacroix Restaurant at the Rittenhouse Hotel offers a diverse menu, and options ranging from a chef's table to a tasting menu with kitchen seating. If you're looking for a more intimate option, Russet offers a twist on American cuisine using fresh, local ingredients. It's located on Spruce Street in a historic brownstone. Remember to BYOB.

For you beer connoisseurs, check out The Dandelion on the corner of 18th Street and Sansom Street. A British-themed gastropub, The Dandelion features all the craft beer you could imagine.

After Hours

If you need to let loose after a long day of shopping and exploring, Rittenhouse is equipped for whatever mood you’re in! The Library Bar, located at the Rittenhouse Hotel, offers a wide array of cocktails and beers to kick off an evening of fun. Ready to get down? Rumor, located on Sansom Street between 15th and 16th Streets, offers A-list entertainment and an atmosphere that is sure to satisfy your inner party animal.

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