Wash­ing­ton Square West

Where Philadelphia - - The Guide -

RAREST.— Modern Amer­i­can. rarest. starts at the bar, which fea­tures a full cocktail pro­gram, a global wine list and an amaro cart of­fer­ing 30 amari ev­ery evening. Af­ter drinks, the din­ing room fea­tures com­fort­able leather couches per­fect for en­joy­ing a raw bar, cured meats and cheeses and a full modern Amer­i­can menu fea­tur­ing items like mush­room risotto, dou­ble cut pork chop and a seafood roast. Open M-Th 5 pm-10 pm, F-Sa 5 pm- 11 pm. Bar is open un­til mid­night M-Th and 1 am Fr-Sa. www. rarest­philly.com. 834 Chest­nut St., 215.305.8752 215.305.8752. Map 1, J5

VEDGE— Veg­e­tar­ian. Hus­band-and-wife team Rich Lan­dau and Kate Ja­coby give ve­gan cui­sine a good name at this in­ven­tive, modern bistro. Lo­cal veg­gies re­ceive amaz­ing treat­ments, trans­form­ing mere roots and leaves into haute cui­sine. Sip on a cocktail us­ing house-made syrups and bit­ters. D (M-Sa). www.vedger­estau­rant.com. 1221 Lo­cust St., 215.320.7500. Map I6

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