a.kitchen

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Overview

Expect New American fare at a.kitchen, a sleek, modern eatery helmed by the High Street Hospitality Group in Rittenhouse Square. With many dishes coming off the hardwood charcoal grill, highlights include dishes like spiced black garlic cauliflower, grilled octopus with coriander yogurt or dry-aged steak with grilled caesar salad. Awarded as one of America’s Best Wine Restaurants by Wine Enthusiast, the bar features global wines (with bottles hailing from the likes of Austria and Slovenia), craft beers and ciders and classic cocktails like the Moscow Mule or a Gimlet.

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Accolades

  • Top 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2016- Wine Enthusiast
  • Semi-Finalist: Rising Star Chef of the Year, James Beard Foundation 2015
  • 50 Best Restaurants 2015- Philadelphia Magazine
  • Best New Chefs 2014- Food & Wine Magazine
  • Chef of the Year 2014- Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Essential 38 2014- Eater Philadelphia
  • Top New Restaurants 2014- Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Three Bells from Philadelphia Inquirer 2014

Menu for a.kitchen

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From the Wine Bar

Sparkling

  • Crémant de Limoux, Domaine Collin, NV, Languedoc, France
    $14.00
  • Franciacorta Rose, Contadi Castaldi , NV, Lombardy, Italy
    $16.00

Cider

  • Cidre Domaine de Kerveguen, 'l'Ancienne Brut' NV, Brittany, France
    $10.00
    $45.00

White

  • Pagadebit di Romagna, Nespoli, 2015, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
    $12.00
  • Riesling Kabinett, Seebrich, 'Niersteiner Oelberg', 2014, Rheinhessen, Germany
    $14.00
  • Pinot Blanc, Brand, 2015, Pfalz, Germany
    $11.00
  • Marsanne & Roussanne, Broc Cellars, 'Love White' 2015, California
    $14.00
  • Garnacha Blanca Blend, Vins Massis, 2013, Catalunya, Spain
    $13.00

Rosé

  • Cabernet Franc, Channing Daughters, 2016, Long Island, NY
    $15.00
  • Zweigelt, Erich Sattler, 2015, Burgenland, Austria
    $12.00

Red

  • Pinot Noir, Falkenstein, 2014, Saar, Germany
    $15.00
  • Gamay, Clos de Tue-Boeuf,'Vin Rouge' 2015, Loire, France
    $15.00
  • Tempranillo & Garnacha, Verasol, 2014, Navarra, Spain
    $11.00
  • Shiraz, Ashbrook Estate, 2012, Margaret River, Australia
    $14.00
  • Negroamaro, Cosimo Taurino, 2010, Puglia, Italy
    $12.00
  • Malbec, Berangeraie, 'Les Traversets' 2014, Cahors, France
    $14.00

Cocktails

  • Savings Thyme a.Vod, Curacao, Amaretto, Thyme
    $12.00
  • Yesterday's Paper Beefeater, Carpano, Curacao, Cherry Heering
    $14.00
  • The Nutcracker Espolon Reposado, Walnut, Vanilla-Cardamom, Egg
    $13.00
  • Mischief Night Old Overholt, Averna, Meletti, Cinnamon
    $13.00
  • Chai to Remember Rittenhouse Rye, Cynar, Chai, Lemon
    $13.00
  • Toddy For Your Body Old Grand-Dad, Drambuie, Turmeric-Ginger, Lemon
    $12.00

Draft Beer

  • Allagash, White, ME 16.0 oz; 5.1%; Witbier
    $6.00
  • Une Annee, Ouais, IL 12.0 oz; 5.5%; Wild Ale Brewed Once
    $8.00
  • Funk Brewing, Tumbleweed, PA 16.0 oz; 5.5%; East Coast Pale Ale
    $9.00
  • Brewery of Hershey, Double Down, PA 12.0 oz; 5.1%; Irish Red
    $8.00
  • Bullfrog, Funny Farmhouse, PA 12.0 oz; 5.2%; Unfiltered Cider
    $8.00

Bottled Beer

  • Oskar Blues, Mama's Little Yella Pils, CO 12.0 oz Can; 5.3%; Czech Pilsner
    $5.00
  • Stone, IPA, CA 12.0 oz; 6.9%; IPA
    $6.00
  • Draai Laag, R2 Koelschip, PA 16.0 oz; 4.2%; American Wild Ale
    $9.00
  • B Necktar, Tuco Style Freakout, MI 12.0oz; 6.5%; Honey Mead
    $10.00

Lunch Menu

To Start

  • Olives & Cheese
    $6.00
  • Seafood Salad gem lettuce, white wine, chili
    $12.00
  • Roasted Mushroom Soup parsnip, apple, salsa verde
    $11.00
  • Smoked Beets goat cheese, bulgur wheat, croutons
    $14.00
  • Spiced Cauliflower black garlic, long hots, avocado
    $12.00
  • Bean Hummus preserved lemon, harissa, grilled focaccia
    $11.00
  • Happy Valley Beef Tartare béarnaise, crispy potato skins
    $16.00

Sandwiches & Plates

  • Creekstone Burger PA noble cheddar, bacon-onion jam, pickles
    $17.00
  • Smoked Turkey Sandwich avocado, tomato, fresh herbs
    $14.00
  • Marinated Flank Steak & Fries chimichurri, beer cheese fondue
    $20.00
  • Brussels Sprout Salad habanero buttermilk, apple, bleu cheese, pecan
    $16.00
  • Shrimp Louis Salad gem lettuce, avocado, cucumber
    $19.00
  • Grilled Octopus sweet potato, spiced pistachio, coriander yogurt
    $19.00
  • Roasted Chicken Breast grilled gem lettuce, caesar vinaigrette, chopped egg, parmesan
    $19.00
  • Arctic Char winter squash, celery, apple, hazelnuts
    $21.00

Rittenhouse Power Lunch $25

  • 1 Martini Lunch
    $8.00
  • Choice of a Featured Wine by the Glass
    $8.00

Featured Wine by the Glass

  • White - Pinot Blanc, Brand, 2015, Pfalz, Germany
    $11.00
  • Red - Tempranillo & Garnacha, Verasol, 2014, Navarra, Spain
    $12.00

Brunch Menu

Brunch

  • Greek Yogurt hazelnut granola, dried cherries
    $7.00
  • Rittenhouse Slam two eggs, crispy potatoes, choice of a side
    $13.00
  • Steel Cut Oatmeal spiced apple, maple
    $8.00
  • Market Omelette cauliflower, tomato, swiss cheese
    $16.00
  • White Bean Hummus preserved lemon, harissa
    $13.00
  • French Toast apple compote
    $14.00
  • House Cured Salmon pickles, dill, grilled bread
    $14.00
  • Grilled Shiitake Sandwich lancaster swiss, sauteed spinach, scrambled eggs
    $15.00
  • Beet Salad goat cheese, bulgur wheat, croutons
    $14.00
  • Fried Chicken calabrian chili, wild mushroom & pancetta gravy, biscuit
    $21.00
  • Mixed Greens Salad lemon vinaigrette, autumn vegetables
    $8.00
  • Creekstone Burger cave-aged cheddar, mayo, pickles
    $18.00
  • Steak & Eggs flank steak, chimichurri, potatoes
    $22.00

High Street Pastries

  • Croissant
    $3.50
  • Seasonal Teacake
    $3.50
  • Pain Au Chocolat
    $3.50

Sides

  • Crispy Potatoes
    $5.00
  • Sauteed Spinach
    $5.00
  • Seasonal Fruit
    $5.00
  • Bacon
    $5.00
  • Toast
    $5.00

Beverages

Counter Culture Coffee

  • House Regular
    $4.00
  • Decaf Americano
    $4.00
  • Espresso
    $3.00
  • Latte
    $4.50
  • Cappuccino
    $4.00
  • Macchiato
    $3.50

Loose Tea

  • Namaste Black
    $4.00
  • Earl Grey
    $4.00
  • China Green
    $4.00
  • Lemon Peppermint (Caffeine Free)
    $4.00
  • Chamomile (Caffeine Free)
    $4.00

Assorted Juice

  • Orange
    $3.50
  • Grapefruit
    $3.00
  • Cranberry
    $3.00
  • Tomato
    $3.00

Wine by the Glass

Sparkling

  • Crémant de Limoux, Domaine Collin, NV, Languedoc, France A Champagne expat; mostly Chardonnay & Chenin
    $14.00

White Tapatío

  • Riesling, "1000L", Julian Haast, 2015, Mosel, Germany Winemaker to watch working famed vineyard; white peach & lime zest; electric
    $13.00
  • Picpoul de Pinet, Cabrol, 2014, Languedoc, France 'Lip stinger' grown on red, marl-limestone soils; soft citrus, acacia flower
    $10.00
  • Chenin Blanc 'Cuvée de Silex, ' Dom. des Aubuisières, 2014, Vouvray, France Grown on flinty silex soil unique to Vouvray; ripe pear, honeysuckle; off-dry
    $12.00
  • Chasselas Blend 'Alliance', Marc Tempé, 2014 Alsace, France 'Edelzwicker' field blend fermented in old foudres; integrated spice, creamy tangerine
    $13.00
  • Listan Blanco, Viñátigo, 2013, Tenerife, Canary Islands Vines planted in volcanic soils, influenced by the 'Alisios' trade winds from the Atlantic
    $13.00

Rosé

  • Monastrell, Primitivo Quiles, 2015, Alicante, Spain Old vine Monastrell fermented in cement with native yeasts; fresh & fruity
    $12.00

Red

  • Gamay 'Le P'tit Rouquin, ' Les Vins Contés, 2015, Loire, France A wine of purity from Marcel Lapierre disciple, Olivier Lemasson; fresh raspberries
    $14.00
  • Cinsault Blend, 'Mon Bon Plaisir, ' Domaine du Chapitre, 2014, Rhône, France Cinsault dominant blend from L'Ardeche; wild red berries & herbs
    $11.00
  • Tinta Roriz 'Flor de Crasto, ' Quinta do Crasto, 2014, Douro, Portugal Blend of indigenous grapes from terraced vineyards; fruit-forward
    $12.00
  • Cabernet Franc & Merlot, Woodlands, 2014, Margaret River, Australia Bordeaux goes Down Under; pioneering winery in Margaret River; plum, gravel
    $15.00
  • Syrah 'Sumu Kaw, ' La Clarine Farm, 2014, Sierra Foothills, CA High elevation vineyard in a pine forest on volcanic soil; violets & smoke; plush
    $16.00

Draft Beer

  • Allagash White 16.0 oz; 5.1%; IPA
    $6.00
  • Dock Street Rye IPA, PA 16.0 oz; 7.2% IPA
    $6.00
  • Neshaminy J.A.W.N. Pale, PA 16.0 oz; 5.2%; Pale Ale
    $6.00
  • Yards Brawler, PA 16.0 oz; 4.2%; English Mild
    $5.00

Cider

  • Bonny Doon, Querry, CA 750ML; 6.9%; Pear-apple-quince Cider
    $9.00
    $40.00
  • Domaine de Kerveguen 'Cidre a l'Ancienne' Brut, France 750ml; 7.0%; Brittany Cider
    $12.00
    $54.00
  • Isastegi Sargardo, Spain 750ml; 7.0%; Basque Cider
    $6.00
    $25.00

Bottled Beer

  • Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils, CO 12.0 oz Can; 5.3%; Czech Pilsner
    $5.00
  • Hitachino Nest White Ale, Japan 12.0 oz; 5.5%; Witbier
    $8.00
  • Saison Dupont, Belgium 12.7 oz; 6.5%; Saison
    $11.00
  • Stone IPA, CA 12.0 oz; 6.9%; IPA
    $6.00

Brunch Cocktails

  • Mimosa orange juice, cava
    $10.00
  • Bloody Mary a.Vod, house-made bloody mary mix
    $10.00
  • Moscow Mule a.Vod, ginger beer, lime
    $11.00
  • Champagne Cocktail sugar, bitters, lemon twist
    $12.00
  • Seelbach bourbon, cointreau, angostura, peychaud's
    $12.00
  • Negroni Spumante gin, campari, carpano, cava
    $12.00
  • American Flyer rum, lime, sugar, cava
    $12.00
  • New York Flip bourbon, port, egg, cream, nutmeg
    $13.00

Dinner Menu

For the Table

  • Marinated Olives & Cheese Pleasant Ridge Reserve, pickled peppers
    $6.00
  • Atlantic Oysters 1/2 dozen, grilled lime, mignonette
    $8.00
  • Hamachi Crudo rice cake, cilantro, spicy mustard
    $13.00
  • Seafood Salad gem lettuce, white wine, chili
    $12.00
  • Bean Hummus preserved lemon, harissa, rosemary focaccia
    $13.00
  • Spiced Cauliflower black garlic, long hots, avocado
    $12.00

First

  • Radicchio Salad caesar vinaigrette, chopped egg, parmesan
    $15.00
  • Grass-fed PA Beef Tartare crispy potato skins, béarnaise
    $16.00
  • Smoked Beets tabouli, cashew cheese, almond
    $14.00
  • Roasted Mushroom Soup nebrodini mushrooms, parsnip, apple
    $16.00
  • Caputo Bros. Burrata grilled lettuce, chimichurri, grilled sourdough
    $16.00

Second

  • Grilled Octopus sweet potato, spiced pistachio, coriander yogurt
    $22.00
  • Arctic Char curtido, sunchoke, dashi
    $25.00
  • Chicken & Dumplings roasted mushroom, celery root, kasha
    $26.00
  • Roast Pork winter squash, apple, cipollini
    $27.00
  • Whole Grilled Branzino brussels sprout slaw, habanero buttermilk
    $41.00
  • Long Island Duck grilled duck breast, spiced rillette, rice flour crepes, pickled vegetables, mustard greens
    For Two $48.00
  • Happy Valley Steak 32 oz, crispy potatoes, buttermilk
    For Two $97.00

Breakfast Menu

Breakfast

  • A.kitchen Fruit Bowl seasonal fruits, mint syrup
    $8.00
  • Greek Yogurt hazelnut granola, honey
    $8.00
  • French Toast apples, Lancaster maple syrup
    $13.00
  • Oats & Grains steel cut oats & quinoa, hazelnut streusel, honey, yogurt
    $8.00
  • Cured Salmon chopped egg, pickles, toasted rye
    $14.00
  • Rittenhouse Slam two eggs, crispy potatoes, choice of a side
    $13.00
  • Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sandwich scrambled egg, apple wood smoked bacon, noble cheddar
    $14.00
  • Market Omelette spinach, Kennett Square mushroom, Lancaster swiss
    $16.00

Sides

  • Half Grapefruit
  • Sauteed Spinach
  • Crispy Potatoes
  • Bacon
  • High St. Toast
  • Mixed Green Salad

Beverages

Counter Culture Coffee

  • Fast Forward Regular Brew
    $4.00
  • Decaf Americano
    $4.00
  • Hologram Espresso
    $3.00
  • Latte
    $4.50
  • Cappuccino
    $4.00
  • Macchiato
    $3.50

Palais Des Thés Tea

  • Big Ben Breakfast
  • Earl Grey
  • Long Jing Green Tea
  • Rooibos (Caffeine Free)

Assorted Juice

  • Orange
    $3.50
  • Grapefruit
    $3.00
  • Cranberry
    $3.00
  • Tomato
    $3.00

135 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Modern, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Hot Spot, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (215) 825-7030
  • Private Dining Room: No