Where to Eat

Located just two blocks from bustling Rittenhouse Square, there are many restaurants within walking distance to Plays & Players Theater. We recommend the following:

Branzino (1812 Discount Available!)
261 South 17th Street
Classic Old World Italian restaurant located in the heart of Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square. Branzino specializes in fresh seafood dishes, seasonal homemade pastas and exquisite meat dishes.
1812 Patron's receive 15% off food bill Sunday through Thursday (simply show your ticket or ticket stub in advance to receive the discount)

Lou Bird’s
500 South 20th Street
20th and Lombard Streets, just four blocks from the theatre. Elevated New American fare in a warm, intimate space with a brick-lined bar, dining room, and café-style outdoor seating. “One of Philadelphia’s 50 Best Restaurants.” - Philadelphia Magazine

Black Sheep Pub (1812 Discount Available!)
247 South 17th Street
If you’re looking for some good pub food at very reasonable prices, this is the place for you! Laid-back, with bars and tables on two floors, they also have a great beer selection. 1812 Patron's receive 15% off food bill anytime (simply show your ticket or ticket stub in advance to receive the discount)

Monk’s Café
264 S. 16th Street (on 16th Street between Spruce & Locust)
Monk’s is a favorite of the 1812 staff. A fantastic brewpub, they not only have one of the best beer selections in Philadelphia, but some of the best mussels you’ll have anywhere! A true Belgian-style pub within walking distance to the theater.

Devon Seafood Grill
225 S. 18th Street (on Rittenhouse Square)
This upscale seafood restaurant has great atmosphere and also features seating at their large bar and great Happy Hour specials.

227 S. 18th Street (on Rittenhouse Square)
This trendy French bistro from Philadelphia’s own Stephen Starr is a great place to people-watch, especially on lovely evenings—it looks right onto Rittenhouse Square.

135 S. 18th Street, located at AKA Rittenhouse Hotel, at 18th & Walnut Streets

La Fontana Della Citta
Located at the corner of 17th & Spruce Streets
This charming BYO has great Italian food at reasonable prices.