Restaurant Rouge in Philadelphia: Are You In?

If it’s your first time at Rouge in Philadelphia, it’s possible that you might feel like you’re on the outside of a very personal club. And in reality, you are.

However, as the bartender greets you and you start to relax with a decadent cocktail, chances are you might start wondering how you can be “in.”

Restaurant Rouge in Philadelphia

Rouge opened in the Rittenhouse Section of Philadelphia in 1998. Since then it’s attracted the most well to do denizens of the city. Each day regulars congregate at this Parisian-style eatery for fine dining and to feel the pulse of the city.

In the spring and summer, tables line the sidewalk and a seat here is the perfect place to people watch and observe the happenings in Rittenhouse Square. However, most of your people watching should be done at Rouge.

Restaurant Rouge in Philadelphia

The ensemble of characters that visit the restaurant make the place feel like you’ve been invited to your own production of “High Society Philadelphia.” It’s entertaining to watch and soak up the energy.

Aside from the overall ambience and theatre of Rogue, the thoughtful menu is sure to keep your mouth delighted. Executive chef Sam Noh has crafted an inspired menu that highlights his French Cajun/Creole background.

Restaurant Rouge in Philadelphia

The hamburger is a must have. It’s constantly rated as one of the best hamburgers in Philadelphia and has also been spotted on several national lists. It’s not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fine dining, but don’t pass up on it because of this.The Skuna Bay Salmon with a soy-ginger vinaigrette is also a signature and worthwhile offering.

If you’re looking for a place to enjoy fine food while getting a glimpse of Philadelphia in action, look no further than Rouge.

Restaurant Rouge In Philadelphia

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Roxanne Genier

Luxury Brand Management Consultant at Roxy Genier
Roxanne or Roxy, founder of Luxe In A City, was nominated as one of the Top 5 Luxury Travel Bloggers by the readers of USA Today. Aside from overseeing this luxury travel blog, she spends her time teaching how to perfect the feeling of luxury to authentic niche brands while traveling the world with her family.
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