a kitchen and bar philadelphia
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MONDAY - THURSDAY: 11:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.; 5 P.M. - 10 P.M. | FRIDAY: 11:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.; 5 P.M. - 11 P.M. | SATURDAY: 10 A.M. – 2:30 P.M., 5 P.M.- 11 P.M. | SUNDAY: 10 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.; 5 P.M. - 10 P.M.
215.825.7030 | WEBSITE

This chic restaurant off Rittenhouse Square occupies one of the choicest locations in Philly, below a luxury hotel across from Center City’s busiest public park. Power lunchers and wine professionals rub elbows over chef Eli Collins’ modern American fare and an eclectic wine list. Expect an emphasis on natural wine, the Jura and riesling, as well as cru Beaujolais, new-school American pinot noir and thoughtful seasonal selections that change with the food. The emphasis on importers is a unique, refreshing addition, bringing a larger voice to small producers. If you’re up for a nightcap, the adjacent a.bar buzzes with a blend of hotel guests, young professionals and well-dressed neighborhood elite.

Known For
  • natural wine
  • craft cocktails
  • hotel bar
  • full menu
  • outdoor/patio
  • oysters/raw bar
What to drink
Peruse the rotating "Staff Selections" section of the wine menu for hard-to-find picks by the bottle.
Rittenhouse Square
The 18th Street outdoor seating area is one of the most primo people-watching perches in the city.