Sunday, February 7, 2016

A look at Rittenhouse Tavern

The restaurant in the Art Alliance will open later this month.

A look at Rittenhouse Tavern


It took many months, but Restaurant Associates has redecorated the restaurant space at the Art Alliance (251 S. 18th St.) to look ... well ... lived-in. Comfortable.

When it opens in late April, Rittenhouse Tavern will boast brasserie-style food from Le Bec-Fin's last chef, Nicholas Elmi, and service fronted by Daniel Elliott, who'd managed such spots as Oyster House, Rouge, Alma de Cuba and Lacroix at the Rittenhouse.

Restaurant Associates chef Ed Brown is overseeing the place, which he intends to be “simple, elegant and fun." Menu is still being refined.

Rittenhouse Tavern will have two modest-size dining rooms (one tailor-made for private dining), a cozy bar, and a pocket garden that will provide seating in warmer weather.

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