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There’s a new watering hole in Rittenhouse Square | Crow and the Pitcher

There’s a new watering hole in Rittenhouse Square | Crow and the Pitcher

Rob Wright

February 7th, 2014

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We were all a little upset when we saw Alfa and 10/6 close up. It was always a go to for a relaxed environment where you could just grab a drink and you knew that the staff would be overly hospitable.

Enter Crow and the Pitcher.

Michael Franco, previous GM of Le Bec Fin and more recently of Per Se in NYC, and chef Alex Capasso of Black Bird in Collingswood, NJ have teamed up to bring a warm, homey feel to Rittenhouse. The space at 267 South 19th Street was once the former Italian restaurant, C19 Cichetteria Venezia.

From Michael Franco, “Crow and the Pitcher is an American bar focused on beer, cheese and heartfelt hospitality. The warm feel of aged wood, stone, and leather accents the décor. The bar features revolving beer taps, classic cocktails and hand picked domestic wine selections. Chef Alex Capasso, and his team create an American menu rooted in French technique and tradition. It is a great place to relax, imbibe and enjoy. I wish I had a spot like this in New York to go after a long shift.”

Chef Alex and Michael have worked hand and hand on the space to establish a warm, earthy and unpretentious environment. The walls are covered in reclaimed barn wood and exposed brick, and the bar counter is a solid slab of granite that Alex sourced from a New Jersey quarry. The pendant lights suspended over the tables are hand-made and lit by filament baring Edison bulbs. They added a new Wine Cellar, and second dining room perfect for private events or Chef’s tasting menu. Chef Capasso promises to bring Rittenhouse an American styled menu garnering French cooking techniques.

The bar will feature eight rotating craft beer taps, mixologist imagined cocktails and a domestic wine collection that will pair perfectly with their constantly revolving cheese selection. The centerpiece of the bar is a temperature controlled Cheese Cave filled with their favorite bloomy, blue, stinky, raw, soft, and aged selections.

The restaurant will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 4pm – 2am.

They will also be scheduling daytime hours for corporate and private events.

Crow and the Pitcher, located at 267 South 19th Street, serves dinner daily from 4pm to 1am, with the bar staying open until 2am.

If you want more info it looks like they have a temporary website up here where you can enter your email address..

Hope to see you all there for the Grand Opening!

Cheers,
Rob

Crow and the Pitcher

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Crow and the Pitcher Interior Construction

Crow and the Pitcher Interior Construction

Crow and the Pitcher Interior Construction

Crow and the Pitcher Interior Construction

One Comment

  1. Robert Wright says:

    This place looks great!

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