CrêpeMaker brings Parisian street fare to Philadelphia, cradling hearty fillings in a cocoon of fresh crêpe. Each of the eatery's hand-filled creations comes coned for convenient on-the-go or on-a-unicycle noshing. The chicken pesto ($6.95) hosts a palatable party of balsamic vinegar, spinach, sweet red peppers, and tomatoes, and the caesar steak ($7.45) bubbles with mozzarella cheese, sliced steak, and mushrooms so regal they're in danger of Shakespearean coup attempts. For sweet teeth, the simple Red & Black crêpe brims with gooey nutella and strawberries ($6.25), and the To Die For ($7.25) joins cheesecake, bananas, nutella, and strawberries in the more perfect union Thomas Jefferson dreamed of when penning the food pyramid. CrêpeMaker also crafts vegetarian-friendly phalange fare as well as egg-centric breakfast creations.
Three floors below the glitzy Bistro St. Tropez lies another side of French cuisine. Chef Patrice Rames founded both establishments, and at Le Petit Cafe he shows off recipes that are no less carefully composed for being less formal. In addition to Illy coffee drinks, croissants, and classic French pastries, the menu presents quiche, salads, and sandwiches such as the croque monsieur or an ultra-savory combination of Virginia ham, thyme, caramelized onion, and gruyere.
The staff's minds may be in France much of the time, but their feet are planted firmly in Le Petit Cafe's actual neighborhood. They source as many ingredients as possible locally, complementing other green initiatives such as using compostable serving ware.
Bistro St. Tropez provides patrons with platefuls of traditional Provencal cuisine made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, and serves up eyefuls of gorgeous views overlooking the Schuylkill River. After training at the Culinire de Nice, chef and owner Patrice Rames cooked his way through France, Britain, America, and the fourth dimension before bringing his fancy Gallic eats to Philadelphia. In an exquisite five-course dinner (selections vary weekly), guests light the gastronomic fuse with the marriage of creamy lobster bisque to a 2010 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, for example ($48 per person, additional $30 for wine pairing). Next, diners might make a heartbreaking choice between a terrine de lapin or Fire Island oysters in a sherry mignonette. Then a main course such as striped bass with wild rice and mushrooms leaps into the mouths of deserving diners, chased by a 2008 Guillaume chardonnay. Lovers of four-legged fare may opt for a pairing of slow-braised lamb shank with roasted shallots and a 2008 Château Viella Madiran Tradition. Finally, a cheese course and dessert such as pumpkin profiteroles mollifies appetites into submission with the dulcet accordion notes of a French lullaby.
The Philadelphia City Paper asked its readers to “imagine eating a silky soft-serve cone and finding a bunch of Twizzlers tucked into the ice cream. OK, now imagine a beef-fat-laden version of that.” This exercise in visualization comes courtesy of Slate’s signature burger, a short-rib and mushroom-stuffed burger served with a side of truffle fries that the paper dubbed an “unapologetically delicious beast.” “Eat this immediately,” the writer concluded. But a quick tip: don't skip the rest of the menu. Slate’s menu—American staples prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients—is awash with mouthwatering dishes such as cornish game hen with andouille sausage, and glazed duck breast with Guinness hoison sauce. Chefs make sure to include vegetarian options as well—the current menu features green-curry tempeh and tofu with a potpourri of vegetables and cilantro, and a meatless gyro sandwich. At brunch, the festive din of diners resounds throughout the modern space as they feast on Florentine eggs benedict beneath large abstract art pieces, or sip pomegranate mimosas at the striking slate and marble bar.
Overview The Rittenhouse Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond luxury property, enjoys a premier location on historic Rittenhouse Square, in the heart of Philadelphias shopping and cultural centers. World renowned museums and art galleries are only moments away. The quietly sophisticated interiors of The Rittenhouse surround guests with a sense of privileged serenity. Beautifully appointed with rich mahogany furnishings and lush fabrics, the expansive rooms and suites offer an exceptional level of grandeur. All provide large windows that overlook either Rittenhouse Square or the magnificent cityscape. Dining In Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, a sleekly elegant, award winning French restaurant under the direction of Jon Cichon. Nationally acclaimed Smith and Wollensky for prime steaks and seafood. Mary Cassat Tea Room and Garden for traditional afternoon tea. Recreation and Health Intimate and welcoming Adolf Biecker Health club and spa, appointed with Cybex equipment, on site indoor pool and sundeck, and offering a full range of massages, facials, aromatherapy and body treatments. Features The Rittenhouse Hotel also offers six fully equipped meeting rooms and a ballroom for up to 375 people. Complimentary high speed Internet connectivity. Concierge service. Boutique, flower and gift shop, business center. Valet parking and courtesy town car transportation Our hotel car operation hours are limited from 9:00am to 11:00pm upon availability. The car is not able to be reserved in advance.
With a stay at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, you'll be centrally located in Philadelphia, steps from Academy of Natural Sciences and minutes from Ben Franklin National Memorial. This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Franklin Institute Science Museum and Please Touch Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 364 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting, down comforters, and Egyptian cotton sheets. Windows open to city and courtyard views. 42-inch flat-screen televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and babysitting/childcare.
Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.