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Our customers tell us that *smiths restaurant & bar provides the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood with a unique yet simple combination: delicious food, friendly and fun staff, and a welcoming atmosphere. *smiths is an upscale sports bar yet unpretentious and comfortable. We have multiple HDTVs for all sports fans to relax and enjoy the game with a craft beer and great food.
 
…You’re not a sports fan? That’s okay, we’ll still let you in! Seriously though, *smiths restaurant & bar isn’t just your average, run-of-the-mill sports bar. Our customers visit us again and again for business lunches, office happy hour parties, and late night FUN! And on Friday and Saturday nights, our customers have even MORE fun when our DJ is in the house from 10:00 pm – 2:00 am! But the main reasons that *smiths customers keep coming back though are simple … they appreciate the friendly yet stellar service provided by our staff and they enjoy eating our food. It’s that simple.

At *smiths restaurant & bar we pride ourselves on the strength of our personal relationships with local food vendors, our customers, our staff and with our neighborhood (who else gives out personal cell phone numbers on their business cards?!?). This means that we care a LOT about the food and service that we provide to all of these people that are so important to us. And at the foundation of all of our great relationships, is a firm belief here at *smiths that great food is all about fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Our team hand selects, bakes from scratch, and settles for nothing but the best! (where else do you get homemade mayonnaise and beef stock made in-house?!) Our carefully thought-out, unique menus are customer-focused and customer-designed… tell us what you want… chances are, we can provide it. We also provide office catering for breakfast & lunch! Enjoy the same great food from *smiths restaurant & bar during your breakfast or lunch office meetings … ask us for a catering menu!
 
At the heart of *smiths restaurant & bar is our Executive Chef, Brendan Smith, who has spent the last 15 years focused on memorable events, both small and large. His cuisine–featuring a range of classical and global touches–has wowed guests at some of Philadelphia’s biggest occasions, including the 2,500-person opening of the Kimmel Center and Oprah Winfrey’s acceptance of the Marian Anderson Award. Prior to that, Brendan spent two years in the kitchens of the United Nations, where he cooked for numerous heads of state (including our past three presidents), and apprenticed under three and four-star chefs from around the world. He also spent time at the Academy of Music, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and, most recently, as Executive Chef at Smith & Wollensky.
 
*smiths restaurant & bar is located on s. 19th street between Market and Chestnut Sts … conveniently situated next to Rittenhouse Square and the business district corridor. Come say hello!