Despite the name, you probably shouldn’t show up to Franklin Mortgage and Investment Co. to take out a loan on your house or start saving for your future child’s college tuition. If you’re looking for a shorter-term investment, like a $16 cocktail with a date, however, “The Franklin Bar” is probably your best option. The speakeasy-style bar is so dark, it’s hard to read the menu without holding the candle on your table to it like it’s the Middle Ages. But that makes it all the better for setting the mood on your third date with someone you met in the PECO Primate Reserve at the zoo last month.
More spots in RittenhouseSee more
Head to Trattoria Carina in Fitler Square for some good outdoor seating and even better pasta.
Abe Fisher is an upscale dinner spot in Midtown Village serving updated Jewish deli classics, like smoked short ribs and borscht tartare.
Via Locusta is a small pasta spot near Rittenhouse Square that has a great bar for first dates.
Suggested by our writers
The Ranstead Room is a somewhat-hidden speakeasy in Rittenhouse where you go to drink strong cocktails in a dimly lit space.
Hop Sing Laundromat
You can’t wash your clothes at Hop Sing Laundromat, but you can get some really good cocktails here - as long as you make it past the guy at the door.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more