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Rittenhouse Square

Rittenhouse Square is one of Philadelphia’s most popular neighborhoods. One of the five original squares planned by city founder William Penn in the late 17th century, the park at the heart of Rittenhouse Square is widely considered one of the finest urban public spaces in the country. The square is home to many works of public art, and the neighborhood serves as a hub for fine dining and extensive retail. Check out our ultimate guide to dining in Rittenhouse before making your next reservation.


Trinity Tuesday: A Rare Gem in Rittenhouse for $330K

If you have champagne taste on a beer-bottle budget, say hello to this completely modernized trinity in the ever-so-desirable neighborhood of Rittenhouse Square. In traditional […]


Jawdropper of the Week: Opulence in Rittenhouse Square for $7.3M

We’ve talked about properties in the luxurious 1706 Rittenhouse building several times over the past few years (like here, or here, or… here), and the time has come […]

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Jonathan Gay ID’d as Suspect in Rittenhouse Cab Attack

A 51-year-old man has been charged in Monday’s crazy Rittenhouse Square cab attack.

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WATCH: Naked Man Drives Allegedly Stolen Cab Through Rittenhouse Square

Philadelphia police have arrested an apparently naked man for driving an allegedly stolen taxi cab through Rittenhouse Square Park this afternoon. 


Habitat: Bespoke Tailoring in Rittenhouse

Moody, masculine style often gets an unfair rap: man caves, blob-like leather recliners, walls dominated by hulking flat-screens. But a local entrepreneur’s Federal-style townhome just […]

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Should We Give the Stoners a Place to Smoke?

It had been a long week, and it was Friday afternoon. All I wanted was a contact high. I thought it’d make for a pretty […]

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“No Sitting on Wall” Signs Disappear From Rittenhouse Square

The rumors are true: the Rittenhouse wall-sitting ban is over. 


Trinity Tuesday: An XXL Trinity in Rittenhouse for $600K

Do you love a little bit of history with a modern twist? If so, say hello to this expanded trinity built in 1917 and located […]

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Sit-In and Smoke-In Planned for Rittenhouse Square

The news yesterday that sitting on the Rittenhouse Square wall has been banned came as a surprise. And rightly so: People have been sitting on […]


You Can’t Sit on the Wall in Rittenhouse Square Anymore

I heard the rumor. I saw the signs. But I had to check it out for myself. So I went to Rittenhouse Square this afternoon […]


Alpha And Omega: Scarpetta Reviewed

Along the arc of a graph reading “Why Is My Restaurant Not Good?,” two opposite mistakes hold down either end of the bell curve. On […]


Here’s What You’ll Be Eating at Butcher Bar’s New Sunday Brunch

If you’re interested in a Saturday brunch, you’re out of luck. Sure, you can drop by Butcher Bar after 11:30 and order off the lunch […]


Now Open: Friday Saturday Sunday

Yesterday marked the rebirth of Friday Saturday Sunday off of Rittenhouse Square. But it is only the name that returns after the 18-month redo. The first floor […]


Poi Dog Gets a Storefront

After close to four years as a food truck, Poi Dog’s Kiki Arranita and Chris Vacca are setting up a storefront. The Hawaiian food specialists are setting […]


New Culinary Director, Menu for Bar Bombón

Justin Petruce is back in Philadelphia after a sojourn to Florida and he is now the culinary director for Marquis & Co., the culinary group […]