As part of a $10 million renovation, the Rittenhouse Hotel (210 W. Rittenhouse Square) today is unveiling two features off the lobby: a new Library Bar as well as renovations to the Mary Cassatt Tea Room.
Both were designed by Alexandra Champalimaud.
The 20-seat Library Bar, whose cocktail program is led by Pablo “Papi” Hurtado (ex-Savona, Amada, Restaurant Alba), is done up in dark paneling, herringbone-patterned stained oak floors and golden leather barstools and banquettes and an etched-glass map of old Philadelphia is displayed across the back bar.
The bar, open from 2 p.m. to midnight, has its own menu created by chef Jon Cichon from Lacroix at the Rittenhouse upstairs. Menu is here.