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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

Btg Menu

Wine by the Glass

Sparkling

  • Crémant de Limoux, Domaine Collin, NV, Languedoc, France A Champagne expat; mostly Chardonnay & Chenin
    6oz $14.00

White

  • Riesling, '1000L,' Julian Haart, 2015, Mosel, Germany Winemaker to watch working famed vineyard; white peach & lime zest; electric
    $13.00
  • Picpoul de Pinet, Domaine 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 barrels; integrated spice & creamy tangerine
    $13.00
  • Listan Blanco, Viñátigo, 2013, Tenerife, Canary Islands Vines planted in volcanic soils, influenced by the 'Alisios' winds from the Atlantic; fresh, juicy
    $13.00

Rose

  • Pinot Noir Rosé, Clos de Tue-Boeuf, 2015, Loire, France The Puzelat brothers farm organically near Les Montils; supple strawberry, mineral
    $14.00

Red

  • Frappato Blend 'Fravolato,' Tenuta La Favola, 2012, Sicily, Italy Frappato & Nero d'Avola blend named after the winemaker's daughters; plum & smoke; rustic
    $13.00
  • 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 Blend 'Flor de Crasto,' Quinta do Crasto, 2014, Douro, Portugal Blend of indigenous grapes from terraced vineyards; fruit-forward & savory spices
    $12.00
  • Cabernet Franc & Merlot, Woodlands, 2014, Margaret River, Australia Bordeaux goes Down Under; pioneering winery in Margaret River; ripe 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, ME 16.0 oz; 5.1% Witbier
    $6.00
  • Dock St 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
  • Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose, CA 10oz; 4.2%; Gose
    $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

Cocktails

  • Gimlet Gin, House-made Lime Cordial
    $12.00
  • A Rosé By Any Other Name Lillet Rose, Rosé, Strawberry-Chamomile Honey
    $13.00
  • Pisco Sour Pisco, Lime, Egg White, Cinnamon
    $13.00
  • Raspberry Beret a.Vod, Verjus, Elderflower, Luxardo, Raspberries
    $12.00
  • The Pimlico Old Overholt, Mint, Lime, Fernet Branca
    $13.00
  • Smokin' Rosie Tequila, Mezcal, Campari, Dolin, Fernet Rinse
    $15.00
  • Diamond Jim Rye, Cognac, Benedictine, Absinthe Rinse
    $14.00

Featured Wine Flight Chenin Blanc

  • 'Cuvée de Silex,' Dom. des Aubuisières, 2014, Vouvray, France
  • 'L'Isle Verte,' Division, 2013, Yakima Valley, WA
  • 'Clos du Papillon,' Dom du Closel, 2007, Savennières, France

Lunch Menu

To Start

  • Beet Salad goat cheese, bulgur wheat, croutons
    $16.00
  • Smoked Onion Soup Caputo Brother's burrata, crostini
    $13.00
  • White Bean Hummus duck confit, preserved lemon, harissa
    $11.00
  • Grilled Caesar Salad gem lettuce, rye crostini
    $11.00
  • Baby Lettuce green goddess, spring vegetables
    $17.00
  • Happy Valley Beef Tartare béarnaise, crispy potato skins
    $16.00

Rittenhouse Power Lunch

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

Sandwiches & Plates

  • Char-Grilled Creekstone Burger PA noble cheddar, mayo, pickles, onion
    $17.00
  • Eggplant Cutlet Sandwich B&G mayonnaise, pickled mushroom relish
    $16.00
  • Smoked Turkey Club bacon, lettuce, tomato, High St. rye
    $16.00
  • Grilled Broccoli & Grains Salad grilled vegetables, aged cheddar, smoked rhubarb vinaigrette
    $15.00
  • Grilled Octopus sweet potato, spiced pistachio, coriander yogurt
    $23.00
  • Seared Walleye spring onion romesco, leeks, new potatoes
    $24.00
  • Lancaster Chicken sweet & sour eggplant, bok choy
    $22.00

Featured Wine by the Glass

  • White Picpoul de Pinet, Domaine Cabrol, 2014, Languedoc, France
    $10.00
  • Red Cinsault Blend 'Mon Bon Plaisir,' Domaine du Chapitre, 2014, Rhône, France
    $11.00

Brunch Menu

To Start

  • Freshly Baked Pastries market street teacake or chocolate croissant
    $4.00
    3 For $10.00
  • Greek Yogurt hazelnuts & dried cherries
    $7.00
  • White Bean Hummus duck confit, preserved lemon, harissa, fried egg
    $11.00
  • House Cured Salmon pickles, dill, grilled sourdough
    $14.00
  • Grilled Caesar Salad gem lettuce, rye crostini
    $11.00

Sides

  • Two Farm Eggs
  • Crispy Potatoes
  • Braised Greens
  • Bacon
  • Toast
  • High St. Biscuit

Brunch

  • Rittenhouse Slam two eggs, potatoes, choice of bacon or braised greens
    $12.00
  • Stuffed French Toast rhubarb, almond, lancaster maple
    $13.00
  • Eggplant Cutlet Sandwich B&G mayonnaise, pickled mushroom relish
    $15.00
  • Creekstone Burger cave-aged cheddar, mayo, pickles
    $18.00
  • Chicken and Biscuit buttermilk, smoked onion & pancetta gravy, High St. biscuit
    $23.00

Dessert

  • Strawberry-Rhubarb Cream oat, honey, roasted strawberry
    $9.00
  • Chocolate Custard butterscotch, almond
    $9.00

Coffee, Espresso + Other Drinks

  • House Regular
    $4.00
  • Decaf Americano
    $4.00
  • Espresso
    $3.00
  • Macchiato
    $3.50
  • Iced Coffee
    $4.00
  • Cappuccino
    $4.00
  • Latte
    $4.50
  • Orange juice
    $3.50
  • Grapefruit or Tomato juice
    $3.00

Tea

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

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

To Start

  • High Street Sourdough house-made butter
    $5.00
  • Washburn Oysters 1/2 dozen, grilled lime, mignonette
    $18.00
  • Fried Pickles habañero buttermilk
    $9.00
  • White Bean Hummus duck confit, harissa, preserved lemon
    $12.00
  • Hamachi Crudo cilantro, spicy mustard, rice cake
    $13.00

Small Plates

  • Baby Lettuce green goddess, spring vegetables
    $14.00
  • Smoked Beets almond cheese, crouton, bulgur wheat
    $15.00
  • Spiced Cauliflower black garlic, long hots, avocado
    $12.00
  • Caputo Brothers Burrata smoked onion soup, salsa verde, charred onion
    $16.00
  • Cured Atlantic Salmon pickled beets, sprouted grains, buttermilk
    $15.00
  • Grass-fed PA Beef Tartare crispy potato skins, béarnaise
    $16.00
  • Lamb Belly rhubarb BBQ, barley succotash
    $18.00

From the Grill

  • Nebrodini Mushrooms MN wild rice, sunchoke-cashew, smoked porcini
    $27.00
  • Sea Scallops roasted cauliflower, curtido, chili
    $29.00
  • Grilled Octopus sweet potato, spiced pistachio, coriander yogurt
    $24.00
  • Grilled Arctic Char new potatoes, black olive, clam vinaigrette
    $29.00
  • Lancaster Chicken sweet and sour eggplant, swiss chard, spring greens
    $27.00
  • Duck Breast xo sauce, turnip, mushroom ragu
    $28.00
  • Pork Loin brussels sprouts, smoked pear, blue cheese
    $31.00

For the Table

  • Grilled Whole Branzino tamarind, lime
    $42.00
  • Dry-Aged Steak for two 32oz, Happy Valley PA
    $94.00

Sides

  • Grilled Caesar Salad gem lettuce, rye crostini
    $11.00
  • Crispy Potatoes cultured buttermilk, togarashi
    $9.00
  • Baby Bok Choy chili, garlic
    $11.00
  • Peas & Celery Root pickled celeriac, horseradish, mint
    $12.00

Breakfast Menu

Breakfast

  • Half Grapefruit cinnamon sugar
    $4.00
  • Greek Yogurt hazelnut granola, honey
    $8.00
  • Oats & Grains steel cut oats and quinoa, hazelnut streusel, honey, yogurt
    $8.00
  • Cured Salmon chopped egg, crostini
    $14.00
  • French Toast rhubarb, Lancaster maple
    $13.00
  • Rittenhouse Slam two eggs, crispy potatoes, bacon or braised greens
    $13.00
  • Bacon, Egg & Cheese scrambled egg, apple wood smoked bacon, noble cheddar
    $14.00
  • Shiitake Sandwich scrambled egg, shiitakes, Lancaster swiss
    $14.00

High Street Pastries

  • High Street Pastries kouign aman, apple teacake, chocolate croissant
    $4.00
    3 For $10.00

Sides

  • Bacon
  • Braised Greens
  • Crispy Potatoes
  • High St Toast

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
  • Earl Grey
  • China Green
  • Lemon Peppermint (Caffeine Free)
  • Chamomile (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