dilly pickles, tartar sauce, wild bay spice
fregola sarda, cherry tomato, zucchini + jalapeno pesto
Grilled Half Chicken
freekeh + sweet corn ragout, za'atar + brown butter hot sauce
Their lentil soup was the BEST! Even beat mine. Service was great. Whole experience was great!
A+--really terrific. Every dish was wonderful and beautifully presented. Service was beyond great.
Absolutely fantastic meal. I highly recommend the restaurant and chefs counter is cool.
Great food, ok service
The food is absolutely delicious. The wait staff could off been friendlier but otherwise fantastic.
What do we do when we're downtown and hungry in the middle of the day? We go to a.Kitchen! It's fabulous, so let's skip the small talk. After our usual chickpea starter (look on the left side of the lunch menu), I went with two relatively new menu items, starting with the steak tartare. It's fantastic! This is what steak tartare was like 50+ years ago in the fancy white tablecloth places of my adolescence - coarsely chopped and properly spiced with what I could almost believe is "real" Tabasco, although it seems the chefs did the spice from scratch (and really well at that!). Then I had the pasta with cauliflower, which is essentially a wonderful cacio e pepe with small cauliflower florets. My wife had her favorite mussels after a sweet gem lettuce salad, and the chocolate peanut dessert was so amazing we had a second one. Great room, great service (thanks, again, Jed!) and a great time was had by all.
Bliss. The service is amazing and the food is even more so. The menu is carefully prepared and regularly updated with seasonal as well as regional delights and I'm constantly amazed at Chef Eli's warm, layered flavor profiles and amazing textures. This week, my wife and I enjoyed an amazing vegetable focused, multi-course masterpiece. The coup de grâce was an inspired pasta and cauliflower dish with a light, yet hearty and tangy cheese sauce. a.kitchen should be renamed a.hidden.gem. The atmosphere is warm, friendly, and cozy. My favorite spot is at the counter in full view of the amazing show put on by Chef Eli and his amazing team. Highly recommend a visit to a.kitchen.
Always a great meal here. Thankful to have you.
Prompt and knowledgeable service, excellent food. Amazing apple butter in the dessert.
We love this place. With Rittenhouse Square close by there is plenty of people watching to go along with their great menu
a.kitchen has been our go-to for our anniversary for the last few years, and they never disappoint. We had the bronzino for the table and it was out of this world.
Consistently good- flavorful but not overbearing use of spices-innovative dishes.
Excellent courteous service.
Wonderful food, wonderful place. This restaurant is very flexible--it goes from casual lunch to fancy dates.
We went to the Sunday night special. The food, wine pairings and service were amazing. What a special time we had. We will definitely go again.
The price comparison to the product was drastically high.
Our dinner was excellent. Was busy but servers maintained a steady flow where we did not feel they were lacking in attention. Our server was wonderful, very nice and personable. We will definitely return.
Price fixed dinner for Valentine’s Day was filling and had a variety of options to choose.
Would love for the Parmesan dumplings with rabbit to be on the regular menu. It was outstanding.
Delicious flavorful food and creative dishes.
Excellent service and special thanks to the manager who made our Valentines Day dinner and evening very special. We have also been there for brunch and for drinks and equally as enjoyable.
Great creative food and friendly attentive service!
Best lunch I've had in a while! Highly recommend!!
This was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Everyone was very nice. The service was excellent. The server made good recommendations from the menu. The food was outstanding. I would definitely go there again. One of the best!
Fabulous as always!
Bronzino never disappoints and our waitress and sommelier were on point with the wines. LOVE this place!
Superlative creative cuisine served by friendly people. Great vibe. A. Kitchen just gets better with time.
My brunch plate had scattered potatoes and and cold poached eggs. No bread served. No garnishes at all. The Diet Coke was a tiny bottle.
Bare minimum. Nice atmosphere but disappointed in food. Could be so much better.
We have been twice for dinner and once for breakfast.
The breakfast service was attentive and timely.
The dinner service was fair. I found the front server unhelpful. For example, when we asked what dishes do you recommend we were told "it depends what you like". The wine flight came after our first plate was delivered & our dinner was served on top of the first plate minutes after the first plate was put down. This was our second dinner visit. Our first time we came for dinner, we felt rushed but decided to try it a second time.
Thanks for seating us late on Friday night !
It’s our go-to spot
We love this place, and the experience this time was, as usual, excellent. I would just like to offer a couple of comments on details that were less than perfect. I think the duck confit dish I ordered would have been better if served on a larger plate, so that I could also have seen what I was eating. And though the food was delicious, I missed any touch of crispness in the pommes Sarladaises, a feature I have no problem achieving when I make them at home.
Convenient location with a very creative menu. Foodie worthy. Excellent wine selection.
Very nice and cosy, the plates are great.
The fish soup with scallops and mussels was really really good, the starters and drinks were ok but not outstanding . The potatoes accompanying the salmon were almost uncooked. Expected a bit more.
Great meal with great flavors. Good service and Elijah, the chef, is a very nice man. Try it!
Couldn’t of been better. I can’t wait to try A. Kitchen again in the summer with the doors open, perfect spoke for date night! Staff was absolutely amazing!
Everything about the restaurant was great: food, ambiance, service. I would definitely like to try lunch next time. My only dislike was sitting at the chef’s cooking station...I need support for my back and the stools just did not provide any.
Food was unbelievably good especially the ricotta dumplings. Service was very polite and attentive. Thank you
Great menu and value for Center City Restsurant Week. Excellent attentive service.
This place was GREAT! The food is fresh and delicious. The vegetarian options are bountiful. I split the Branzino with my friend and I absolutely loved it! We came here for restaurant week and it was absolutely worth it! I truly felt like I got an awesome discount b/c you get 2 appetizers/ pp; each can get own entree or split the Branzino; then dessert (1/pp).
A.Kitchen has earned a new patron. I'll be sure to have them as part of my rotation for small business meetings and getting together with friends.
This is an excellent place. Food is creative and delicious. This day felt slightly off, but we all have those days.
I don’t know why a kitchen states that it serves French food. Having one or barely reply French comfort recipes does not make it a French restaurant. I went during the restaurant week and was highly disappointed.
The sitting arrangement was extremely cramped. I ordered the beet from the starter menu, which was average. I ordered sausage which was not tasty. Finally the chicken I ordered was something a I can make at home.
I thought I could at least have a good desert. No that was not to be. I ordered chocolate cake, but found out it was full of peanut butter. No French restaurant would ever serve peanut butter in their desert.
So here is good bye to a pseudo- French restaurant.
Possibly the best burger I’ve ever eaten. Great experience
a.kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 2060 OpenTable diners.
a.kitchen does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.akitchenandbar.com/a-kitchen/gift-card.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.