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Visiting Rittenhouse, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Philadelphia neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a cheesesteak shop to a Japanese and Korean spot.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Rittenhouse, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Cleavers

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Topping the list is sports bar Cleavers, which offers cheesesteaks, beer, wine and spirits and more. Located at 108 S. 18th St., it’s the most popular business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,091 reviews on Yelp. 

This cheesesteak spot offers a build-your-own sandwich menu, according to Philly Mag. In addition to cheesesteaks, look for chicken sandwiches, along with sides, brews and alcohol-infused shakes. 

2. Tampopo

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Next up is Japanese and Korean spot Tampopo, situated at 104 S. 21st St., Suite A. With four stars out of 275 reviews on Yelp, it’s proven to be a local favorite. 

This restaurant, which boasts another location in University City, offers items like meat-focused and veggie bowls, bento boxes and Korean rice dishes. Look for curry rice bowls with tofu or stir-fried noodles. 

3. a.bar

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Cocktail bar and traditional American spot a.bar is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 1737 Walnut St., four stars out of 104 reviews. 

Launched in July 2013, this spot boasts a 42-seat raw bar offering oysters, small seafood plates, cocktails and wine, according to thedrinknation.com. Other items on the menu include charcuterie boards, burgers and spicy half-chicken platters. 

4. Butcher and Singer

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Butcher and Singer, a steakhouse and traditional American spot, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 1,205 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1500 Walnut St. to see for yourself. 

This spot, which describes itself as an “homage to 1940s Hollywood,” offers starters like crab cakes, along with main dishes such as dry-aged steak and King salmon. 


This story was created automatically using local business data, then reviewed and augmented by an editor. Click here for more about what we’re doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

Your guide to the 4 most popular spots in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse neighborhood
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