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Marathon on the Square

We love food, but more importantly we create the food that people love to eat. We set out each day to provide our guests with a complete feel-good dining experience. We serve well-made American classics, and strive to source the freshest food locally through our Urban Farming – A movement in cities all across the world to grow food in urban areas in order to engage and educate communities as well as address issues of food security and sustainability.

(215) 731-0800
Devon Seafood Grill

Well-established in Rittenhouse Square, offering the area’s freshest premium seafood, Prime steaks & an impressive wine selection. Devon works with quality fishmongers, water men, ranchers & artisan producers to create dishes that are excellent from the start, using fine ingredients that separate the good from the great. Enjoy our seamless service in an upscale yet casual atmosphere that sets it apart from other Philly restaurants.

(215) 546-5940
Oyster House

Oyster House is Philadelphia's premier seafood restaurant serving updated fish house classics with a modern fresh taste. Philadelphia's largest and most extensive raw bar can be enjoyed by all while slurping down the finest oysters and clams both coasts have to offer.

(215) 567-7683

A BYOB bringing the finest local and seasonal ingredients available from farm to table. Locals supporting locals.

(215) 545-4448
Monk's Café

A Belgium brasserie. Monk's Café prides itself on an astonishing selection of fine beers culled from breweries large and small throughout the world and 25 Belgium beers on tap.  Use their Beer Bible as a guide to assist you in selecting a beer to fit your palate. If you think that you don't like beer, then you have never really tasted quality beer. If you are a Bordeaux drinker, they have beer for you. If you like Port, they have beer for you. If you enjoy scotch whiskey, they have beer for you. And if you already love great beer, you have found beer heaven!

(215) 545-7005
The Dandelion

London's culinary revolution comes to Philadelphia with this eclectic English pub. Cozy rooms and intimate bars create a storied, Old World aura, while updated seasonal takes on British food make up the menu. In keeping with tradition, cask and tap craft beers are always rotating, a proper afternoon tea service has a sweet and savory menu, and classic family-style roasts are served on Sundays.

(215) 558-2500
Black Sheep Pub

London's culinary revolution comes to Philadelphia with this eclectic English pub. Cozy rooms and intimate bars create a storied, Old World aura, while updated seasonal takes on British food make up the menu. In keeping with tradition, cask and tap craft beers are always rotating, a proper afternoon tea service has a sweet and savory menu, and classic family-style roasts are served on Sundays.

(215) 545-9473
Bistro La Baia

Bistro La Baia is a classic Philadelphia Italian BYOB restaurant delighting both our neighbors and visitors alike for over two decades. Whether it's our great food, or unmatched hospitality, each and every one of our guests will have an amazing experience and will feel part of our family. The dining ambiance is pleasantly casual and intimate with seating available in a charming interior setting or cafe style outdoor sidewalk seating. 



The Bards

Irish owned and operated since it was opened in October 1995, was conceived as an authentic Irish bar and restaurant. It has the look of a real Irish bar, the food has strong Irish influences and many of the staff are Irish. It quickly became one of Philadelphia’s most popular and respected bars winning much critical acclaim. Over the years many, many famous people have been guests there. However it is the loyal, regular customers who have made The Bards a success and allowed it – through its longevity – to become a much loved part of Philadelphia life

(215) 569-9585
Pub & Kitchen

Menu features traditional pub offerings, including the lauded P&K Cheeseburger, served with gourmet flair from Chef Eli Collins. Menu additions like fresh, seasonal pastas and whiskey-sage bread helped Collins garner an “(external) three-bell review”: from Inquirer food critic Craig LaBan.The ever-evolving menu places an emphasis on seasonal ingredients and satisfying flavors. At the bar, enjoy a quirky selection of bar snacks including deviled eggs, smoked chicken wings and the aforementioned whiskey-sage bread

(215) 545-0350
Continental Mid-town

Featuring three floors, including a rooftop dining and lounge area, Continental Midtown is a great place to check out the always-stylish Rittenhouse Square crowd.  The menu delivers creative tapas to the young and fabulous.  Accompanying the eclectic cuisine is an extensive martini list that boasts several interesting combinations (and even more interesting names) that will surely satisfy any taste.  The rooftop lounge is Mid-town’s pièce de résistance.

(215) 567-1800
Fuji Mountain

Award winning Philadelphia sushi oasis. Contemporary design meets tradition where four floors of dining space transition between laid-back lounge areas and softly lit tables set against beautifully scripted Japanese scrolls. Under the soft glow of the main dining room’s lanterns, elegantly plated katsu cutlets bear grill marks that are conspicuously absent from neighboring sashimi and delicately rolled sushi.

(215) 751-0939

Excite your taste buds with a quick, inexpensive meal of authentic Thai fare at this BYOB restaurant. Lovely and polite service is the norm at Erawan.

(215) 567-2542

A Korean neighborhood gastropub.  Offering american familiar favorites, but add a touch of authentic Korean flair with flavors of spicy, sweet, salty, tangy and tart to combine both worlds while introducing Korean flavors to new palates.

(215) 560-8443
El Rey

The feel of this well-worn diner transports guests to the streets of Mexico. With home-style cuisine from Puebla to Veracruz, indigenous ingredients are showcased in traditional dishes such as ceviches, tortas, and enchiladas. Salty margaritas, a host of craft tequilas and imported cervezas round out the offerings at this local cantina.

(215) 563-3330
Tria Cafe

Tria Cafe was created as a place for people to relax with friends while enjoying great wine, beer and cheese. There’s no televisions, karaoke, entertainment or other modern diversions. Talk, sip, bite, repeat. Our ever-changing fermentation menus are small, yet diverse and seasonal, and are complemented by a European-style cafe menu of gourmet light fare.

(215) 972-8742
Gran Caffe L’Aquila

Was a landmark cafe located on Piazza Duomo in the capital city of the Abruzzo region. In 2007 Gran Caffe L’Aquila won cafe of the year for all of Italy, but was then tragically damaged in the devastating earthquake of 2009 which destroyed the city. In 2012 the original owners Stefano Biasini (Gelato Champion of Italy) and Michele Morelli (Award winning Italian Coffee Roaster) met Local restauranteur an award winning Riccardo Longo which led to the rebirth of one of Italy’s most beloved cafes in Philadelphia.

(215) 568-5600

This stylish bistro on Rittenhouse Square pays tribute to French café culture. dine on classics such as escargots and steak frites or sip a glass of rosé in the outdoor café. 

Fado Irish Pub

Pronounced f’doe, is a favorite of Irish pubs in Rittenhouse Square.  The term meaning ‘long ago’. It’s often used to start a story (the equivalent of ‘once upon a time’ ). Fadó tells the story of Ireland’s evolving Pub culture.Yes, you’ll get great Guinness and Fish and Chips at the pubs in Dublin, but today you will also get from-scratch cooking and seasonal food menus, craft beers from local breweries and quality, house-made cocktails.

(215) 893-9700
D'Angelo's Ristorante

The D'Angelo family is honored to share with you the finest foods freshly prepared from generations of family recipes and professionally served.  Romantic dining with award-winning cuisine in Center City Philadelphia near fashionable Rittenhouse Square. Private VIP areas upstairs. Extensive wine cellar. Specialty drinks. After dinner on Fridays and Saturdays, relax in our lounge for romantic music and dancing. And treat your kids to dinner. View our Menu Per Bambini in Dinner Menu.

(215) 546-3935
J'aime Cafe

Discover our story

J’aime is Bastien’s dream !

J’aime means « love » in french. This is how every pastry is made, with love. By coming to J’aime French Bakery, you will enter into a cozy and chic atmosphere, where everyone is welcome to share a dessert, small dish or beverage.

Mabu Kitchen

The name “Mabu”, is an homage to the small coastal village of Mabou on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada—a cherished home away from home. In indigenous culture, it is a “place where two rivers meet.”

It’s no wonder that when we were looking to open a restaurant, we fell in love with Philadelphia—the city that lies between the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers.

Hours of Operation: Dinner - Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 5-9PM/ Friday & Saturday: 5-10PM