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205 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5900 (Walnut Street)
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good bartender, great drinks, and watching elderly men chase younger women is like a free show!

This place is right on Rittenhouse Square. A gorgeous, elegant part of the city. Small room, very cozy. They serve small plates etc. and the food is quite good. Great bar staff and carefully crafted cocktails. Best part is watching the over 60 males accompanied by or in search of the much... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Peter S
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is right on Rittenhouse Square. A gorgeous, elegant part of the city. Small room, very cozy. They serve small plates etc. and the food is quite good. Great bar staff and carefully crafted cocktails. Best part is watching the over 60 males accompanied by or in search of the much younger female and the conversations are the stuff... More 

Thank Peter S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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200 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I have always wanted to go in here and check it out, as this is the place to be seen in Rittenhouse. It's very small inside and pretty pricey, but I found the servers to be nice and the clientele amiable and easy to talk to. I can check this one off my list!

Thank CP6785
Toronto, Canada
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Cute, quaint busy restaurant with slow, bad service. One waiter for the dining area. However two women , one hostess, one manager stood around with their arms crossed, scowl on their faces and could have helped out instead, when asked for some service, they, particularly the manager were unhelpful and unpleasant. The food was good, however Philadelphia offers a tremendous... More 

Thank ellen s
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

9/10 the food and drinks are wonderful. Service is okay, bartenders are professional but not personable. I ordered a drink on the menu that was new but they didn't even have several of the ingredients for the drink so they improvised. Turned out to be a sub-par drink, I would have rather been told "we don't have that in house,... More 

Thank Rachel D
Rising Sun, Maryland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Hamburgers do not have a great draw for me, and I never order them when out, but my daughter was hungry for a burger and we decided to split one. Good decision because we could have never finished a whole Rouge burger and we drove from Maryland, so the doggie bag was not an option. The gourmet burger and fries... More 

Thank Roxanne H
New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

On street level you step into this environment where a top hat and flapper dress would be appropriate.Velvet sofas and velvet draped walls a small intimate parlor with a eat around bar in the middle and space heated wrought iron out door seating. Above it is a modern apartment building with a wall windowed gym treadmill runners racing the AC... More 

Thank travaillour
Avondale, Pennsylvania
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Stopped in for lunch with a friend when in the Rittenhouse Square area. Menu had a diverse selection for any taste. The vegetarian burger was excellent in its blend of flavors. Tilapia tacos were also excellent. Service was friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend.

Thank BobN06
pittsburgh, pa
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

At 9:00 on a Wed. night, I don't expected to be overwhelmed by drunks at a high-end bar intended for adults who know how to behave. Sadly, that was not the case here. And the drunks were friends of the bartender, who spent much too much time talking to them and encouraging their inappropriate behavior.

Thank guapagirl17
Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We have been a few times, classy, but casual. Either for a meal or drink/appetizers. Just love it! Especially when the weather is nice as you can sit outside or in with the windows open.

Thank Wendy F
New York City, New York
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Entered this restaurant randomly after I left another hoping they had a pumpkin dessert, hostess very pleasant thank you, seated instantly she found out there was pumpkin ice cream, while seated I asked for dinner menu and saw pumpkin ravioli on, hold the ice cream bring the ravioli, Asian infused, sesame seeds,nice spin with a glass of albarino,pumpkin ice cream... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5900
    (Walnut Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: 215-732-6622

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?