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The Library Bar

at The Rittenhouse Hotel
  • $$$$$
    RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • American (New), Cocktails
  • 210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Philadelphia PA19103 39.949901 -75.173049
  • (Btwn Locust & Walnut St)
  • (215) 790-2533
  • 0

Bar Menu



Strawberry Gazpacho feta, celery   18.00
Smoked Salmon Tartine buttermilk marinated cucumbers, dill   20.00
Duck Confit Frittata wild ramp, avocado aioli   20.00
Morel Tartine english pea pesto, comté   22.00
Artisanal Cheese house-made preserves (for 3) 18.00(for 6) 32.00
Charcuterie seasonal pickles   26.00


Spring Vegetables baby lettuce, aged balsamic, herbs   18.00
Lyonnaise smoked trout, crispy potato, egg yolk   22.00

From The Sea

Oyster east and west coast (for 6) 18.00(for 12) 36.00
Shrimp Cocktail rittenhouse cocktail sauce  (for 5) 24.00
Market Tartare seasonal accompaniments   25.00
Caviar traditional garnish   


Petits-Fours madeleine, short bread, cannelés, macaron   14.00
Tart almond cream, seasonal berries   15.00
Clafoutis lime cream   16.00
Valrhona Araguani Mousse dark chocolate, caramel-orange   16.00



For (1) / For (2). Our Pairings Have Been Formed Especially For The Library Bar And Represent Classic And Contemporary Partnerships Between The Finest Ingredients From Our Executive Chef Jon Cichon, And The Very Best Wines And Spirits As Chosen By Our Sommelier Jeffrey Mayfield. Savory And Sweet Dishes Are Combined With Fine, Rare And Vintage Selections From The Rittenhouse Cellar And Are Served To Enjoy Alone, Or As A Dish For Two To Share.


Foie Gras Verrine, Black Truffle, Duck Rillette   115.00 225.00
hennessy ‘paradis’, cognac blend   
Caviar, Fingerling Potato Chip, Crème Fraîche   95.00 180.00
moët & chandon, ‘cuvée dom pérignon’, brut, epernay, 2000   
Gorgonzola Dolce, Mango Preserves   45.00 85.00
sauternes, château haut-bergeron, bordeaux, france, 2005   


Valrhona Araguani Mousse   55.00 105.00
dark chocolate, caramel-orange warres, 1985   


Classic $22

Sazerac knob creek rye, peychaud bitters, sugar, pernod   
Alexander courvoisier cognac, crème de cacao dark, half & half, grated nutmeg   
Gimlet tanqueray no. 10, lime juice   
Negroni hendrick’s gin, antica formula vermouth, campari   
French 75 courvoisier cognac, jean-pierre legret champagne, sugar, lemon juice   
Martini Cocktail belvedere vodka or bombay sapphire gin, dry vermouth, olive or a twist   
Americano antica formula vermouth, campari   
Ward 8 rittenhouse rye, lemon juice, orange juice, grenadine   

Contemporary $25

Perfect Square blanton’s bourbon, licor 43, dry vermouth, old fashioned bitters, bourbon cherries   
Jt Collins hendrick’s gin, cucumber, jean-pierre legret champagne, lemon juice, lemon bitters, cucumber juice   
Royal Sidecar courvoisier cognac, cointreau, jean-pierre legret champagne, lemon juice   
The Rh knob creek rye, manna, fig bitters, lemon juice   
Navy Yard meyer’s dark rum, st-germain elderflower liquor, domaine de canton, old fashion bitters, lemon juice   
New Fashioned sauza anejo tequila, agave nectar, maraschino liquor, antica formula vermouth, orange bitters, angostura   
Vesper stoli elite vodka, tanqueray no. 10, lillet blond, lemon bitters   
The Orlov stoli vanilla vodka, petrus aged pale ale beer, pineapple juice, yuzu juice, lemon bitters, angostura bitters, sage leaves   

Bottled Beer

Lagunitas Under Cover shutdown ale, petaluma, california   10.00
Stone Brewery ruination ipa, escondido, california   12.00
Dogfish Head Burton Baton indian pale ale, milton, delaware   13.00
Petrus aged pale ale, harelbeke, belgium   15.00
Chimay Blue ‘Grande Reserve' strong dark ale, baileux, belgium   18.00

Wine By The Glass



Jean-Pierre Legret brut, côte de sézanne, france nv   40.00
Diebolt-Vallois blancs de blancs, cremant nv   45.00
Dom Pérignon brut, epernay 2000   70.00



Riesling stefan breuer, ‘r3’, feinherd, rheingau, germany 2010   20.00
Chardonnay domaine marc jambon, mâcon village, france 2011   21.00
Chenin Blanc la roche bleue, jasnières, loire valley, france, 2011   24.00
Chardonnay talley vineyards, arroyo grande valley, california 2010   27.00



Barbera D’Alba pio cesare, alba, italy, 2009   20.00
Malbec pascual toso, mendoza, argentina, 2009   21.00
Syrah stolpman vineyards, santa ynez, california, 2010   23.00
Cabernet Sauvignon raymond vineyards, napa valley, california 2010   23.00
Pinot Noir marc colin & fils, santenay, burgundy, france, 2003   28.00
Bordeaux Blend château bel-air, st. estèphe, bordeaux, france, 1998   30.00

Dessert Wine


Sauternes château haut-bergeron, bordeaux, france, 2005   32.00
Rivesaltes domaine cazes, languedoc-roussillon, france, 1976   60.00


The Library Bar
210 W Rittenhouse Sq
Btwn Locust & Walnut St
(215) 790-2533
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