After months of deliberation, the operators of the AKA Rittenhouse Square - who already have a.kitchen on the 18th Street side of the posh hotel - have settled on a name for the tiny bar under construction in the former Kiehl's store at 18th and Walnut Streets.
It will be a.bar when it opens in mid-May.
The overall look and feel will be somewhat darker than a.kitchen. It will lack a grill hood because of the configuration, limiting its menu to cold stuff: oysters, charcuterie, crudo, and toasts, with an appropriate wine and cocktail menu.
Both a.kitchen and a.bar will be accessible through the hotel lobby.
Both a.kitchen and a.bar are still hunting for an executive chef, since last week's ouster of Bryan Sikora.