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The Best Lunch Spots in Rittenhouse Square

The Best Lunch Spots in Rittenhouse Square

The true beauty of owning Rittenhouse Square real estate is discovering that the finest of Philadelphia’s daytime eateries reside a hop, skip and a jump from your doorstep.

Tempt your palate with the best lunch spots in Rittenhouse Square.

Metropolitan Bakery

262 S. 19th Street – Telephone: 215.545.6655

Swing into this Old World style bakery to grab lunch on the go or to pick up fine crafted breads and cheeses for a romantic picnic on the grass.

Sample their extraordinary rosemary or plum tomato focaccia.

V Street

126 S. 19th Street – Reservations: 215.278.7943

V Street serves an exceptional vegan menu of eclectic street foods from around the world.

The V Street experience is bold, adventurous and intrepid. A spin through their offerings is sure to pique the interest of even the most discerning of diners.

The Dandelion

124 S. 18th Street – Reservations: 215.558.2500

A popular English pub with flaky fish & chips and mouthwatering juicy burgers. Ask about authentic British themed lunch specials such as Shepherd’s Pie.

Excellent beer selection. Renowned Bloody Marys. Lively pub atmosphere. Charming fireplace and friendly patrons. Come for lunch and take the afternoon off!


1720 Sansom Street – Reservations: 215.717.8968

For an utterly unique dining experience, head to Suga. Suga is the newest endeavor by Susanna Foo, widely regarded as one of the top Chinese chefs in the county, and her son, Gabriel.

The menu is “modern Chinese,” a delicious collection of gourmet Chinese food influenced by Susanna’s upbringing in Taiwan and her French style of cooking learned at the Culinary Institute of America..


The Rittenhouse Hotel, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square – Reservations: 215.790.2533

Lovers of everything fresh will quickly fall for the clean and pure menu at Lacroix. With a focus on progressive international cuisine, the culinary team behind Lacroix offers diners a truly innovative and invigorating dining experience.

A dedicated sommelier pairs every dish beautifully and the talented bar staff mixes a selection of soon-to-be-favorite cocktails.

Le Cheri

251 S. 18th St. – Reservations: 215.546.7700

Extraordinary French bistro fare and a delightful selection of French wines and liquors. Located in the venerable Philadelphia Art Alliance Building, the décor is an idyllic backdrop for special occasions or classy lunch meetings.

Pizzeria Vetri

1615 Chancellor St. – Reservations: 215.763.3760

Brick oven fired thin-crust pies baked to Neapolitan perfection. Fresh salads, scrumptious golden calzones and an exceptional barkeep makes Pizzeria Vetri “the” place for Italian in Rittenhouse Square.


128 S. 19th St. – Reservations: 215.568.1027

Upscale sushi and Japanese food with a twist. Enjoy Zama’s creative menu and extensive selection of fine sake, wine and Japanese beer.

Gran Caffe L’Aquila

1716 Chestnut St. – Reservations: 215.568.5600

Highbrow Italian eatery serving award-winning gelato, flaky pastries and exquisite coffee. Every dish on the menu is full of Old World authenticity.


205 S. 18th St. – Reservations: 215.732.6622

A classic American sidewalk lounge serving mouthwatering burgers you’ll talk about all week. The epitome of “casual elegance” on the park, come for the food, service and ambience then stay for the people watching.