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Garces Trading Company
Garces Trading Company

Garces Trading Company Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.garcestradingcompany.com
  • Phone: (215) 574-1099
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: European, Contemporary European, Dessert
  • Executive Chef: Jose Garces
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Bring your favorite Garces Trading Co. specialties to your next event. Garces Catering brings the joy of sharing special occasions with our restaurant guests to any celebration, anywhere. Please call, 215-670-2381 for more information or email catering@garcesgroup.com
  • Entertainment: If you book a private event at Garces Trading Co, our event coordinators can provide you with unique entertainment options for your party.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Designed to reflect the style of chic European markets, the multi-purpose space features a wide open floor plan that can accommodate events both large and small. If you’re looking for a creative gift for your attendees, Garces Trading Company has a unique selection of house-made and imported foods to select from. Wine from the adjacent boutique provides the perfect complement to your European bistro-style event.

    The Salon
    Capacity: 32 seated / 40 standing

    Retail Corridor
    Capacity: 30 standing reception

    The Salon & Retail Corridor
    Capacity: 55 standing reception

    Window Seating
    Capacity: 18 seated

    Full Restaurant
    Capacity: 90 seated / 120 standing reception

    For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team to schedule your reservation at 267-284-7979 or email events@garcesgroup.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Locust & Quince
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Garces Trading Company
Garces Trading Company is a gourmet market/cafe with a European flair. Perfect for a quick in-and-out or a casual sit down meal. This multi-purpose space features a host of house made and imported foods under the Garces Trading Company label including olive oils and vinegars, charcuterie and Chef Garces’ signature coffee

House Specialties
Paella Valenciana, El Cubano Clásico, Charcuterie & Cheese, Coq au Vin, Carbonated cocktails, fresh fruit sangrias and an extensive European wine list.

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Diner Reviews
  • "The service was poor to bad! The food was not as good as it's been in the past. Won't be going back anytime soon."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Very small portions and fair taste. I expectd so much more for an Iron Chef. I won't be returning."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Dined recently and loved the food. Always great specials and good variety. Service was exceptionally slow"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Our dinner was excellent and very reasonably priced for the quality."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The Steak Frites dish was AMAZING. Perfectly cooked, perfect portion, perfectly delicious. As someone who is not normally a big fan of steak I could not help myself from stealing multiple bites off my boyfriend's plate. So Good! I wish I would have ordered it for myself."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "My friend and I walked to this restaurant during a moderate rainstorm and were suitably drenched by the time we walked in. The staff were completely understanding and wonderful, even providing me with a small towel to dry off with. Our server was great, taking the time to explain the menu to me (a first timer at the restaurant). Food was very solid, I had the rigatoni and it was tasty. Everything was prompt but I never felt rushed at all. Prices were totally manageable, I paid less than $20 but didn't have any drinks or appetizers. If you don't go overboard with drinks you can easily have a delicious meal anywhere between $18-25, including tip."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "we had our monthly group of 5 friends and it was great. food was great and the server was wonderful in all areas"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Glass wine,coffee & tea were over priced compare to neighborhood"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We ordered one of the red spicy Bloody Mary's and one of the Green Tomatillos and I have to say that you can't call the Green Tomatillo a Bloody Mary. The texture was like a smoothie with chunks in it and tasted like baby food. It's disappointing because the original bloody was delicious but this one was just gross."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Food and service were terrific. Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Had a delicious brunch last weekend except for several FAILS with the wait staff. Spilled champagne, attitude when asked to clear something, and never brought us coffee."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Although the food was wonderful, the noise level in the restaurant was unbearable. We were told that they were considering some attempts at sound attenuation."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Wonderful experience. Food was great. Having wine store within the restaurant - excellent idea! Only drawback was my husband wanted the chef tasting menu - but could not have it since I was not partaking that selection. I was fine with what I ordered, and it was as many courses as he would be having. He was going to do the wine pairing with the Chef Tasting; other than that, it was a delightful meal."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Second trip to Garces Trading Company was even better than the first. We had their flat iron steak and duck fat frites. The steak was cooked perfectly, and as a bonus, additional servings are included in the price if the whole table orders the dish. The service was also fantastic; the waiter checked in often and offered good advice on wine and food. However, though very friendly, he was not overbearing. I cannot wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "After having dined at Tinto twice, i guess we had expected a more casual and somewhat scaled down version of the amazing Tinto experience. While everything we had was good, it certainly wasn't "great" and not rising to that OMFG level we had hoped for. We felt our dinner was a bit overpriced for the meals we had. But the service was great, gracious and welcoming, we had a nice table outside on a pleasant evening and the overall experience was very nice. We sent back a cocktail that was too sweet and the server couldn't have been nicer about it, and it was removed from our bill. The cauliflower appetizer was very good, as was the duck appetizer, but the entrees just didn't rock us like we had hoped. maybe our expectations were unrealistic."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We made last inure reservations for a group of 8, only possible because of a summer holiday weekend. When asked, they required only a few minutes to accommodate our group outside, and did so in a friendly, efficient manner. (Great, too, because inside was cool and the music loud. Outside we had intermittent traffic noise but could converse without yelling). The service was timely, the waitstaff knowledgeable and helpful. The drinks were great, after a short wait. The appetizers were fabulous. The meals were good. Most of us had pasta, it's consistency suggested it had been waiting a while--probably for the roast chicken. The courses came out a little slow, particularly since the restaurant was not busy. The staff made the meal enjoyable!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Very adequate. Food was OK but I am wondering if Garces has lost its creative edge. The duck salad was bland and served with hot potato filler that wilted the lettuce and made the entire dish mushy. Pasta dishes seemed to be made with pasta that stuck together as if it had been cooked the prior day. The service was exceptional and the staff friendly. The change from BYOB to a $15.00 corkage fee is annoying. $300 dinner for four left me feeling a bit taken advantage of. Many other exceptional restaurants to try before returning to Garces. Reservations are now easy to get."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I had been here once before, I believe August 2013, and it was just as good as I remember. The tasting menu is an amazing value."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I don't remember the $15 corkage fee for the wine, but still a great spot. Can't say no to bottomless steak frites at $29!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "good food, great service, microscopic portions, pricey. Very responsive to allergy needs."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Went here on a whim as its around the corner from my new building. Food was really good and quite reasonably priced. I would gladly go back. They had quite a big bar selection and the menu was extensive including lots of options and 2 different tasting menus."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Came here for birthday dinner with a large group of friends. The staff was very accomodating to our large (annoying) party which is always a good sign that the front of the house knows what they're doing. I enjoyed everything I tried. This is not a typical complaint since I consider myself a (fairly) experienced goer-outer but the portions were a bit smaller... It might be helpful to approach food here with the thought that you're getting tapas to be shared rather than an entree for yourself."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Last Saturday night my husband and I went to Garces Trading Company for the first time. We have been to 3 other Garces' restaurants, so we had expectations of what this experience should be. Even with our high expectations we were blown away with food and the service. Our waitress was one of the best server we have ever encountered, anywhere. The food, as usual for Garces' establishment, was delicious and unique. We went with the Tasting Menu and each course was better than the one before. We will be back and soon. Now how many more Garces' restaurants do we need to try before we hit them? Luckly for Philly that number keeps growing."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "noise level way too loud to carry on a conversation...was a relief to get outside to "hear" again...have not had that problem at lunch...so would go there for lunch again, but probably not dinner..."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "While our first visit to Garces was outstanding, our second was disappointing. I know it's not an Italian Restaurant, but some of there other dishes had been so good, I ordered the pasta with clams. Four clams and nothing like clam sauce on the pasta. My friend's chicken was ho hum. Off my list."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We enjoyed the $40 tasting menu: each course was delicious and there was just enough! Our server was very knowledgeable and pleasant. Our only complaint was the noise level. It was very difficult to hear our server as each course was presented and explained. We had difficulty hearing each other across our small table for 2."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "It was our first time at this restaurant and we were very disappointed. It felt like we were eating in a cafeteria. Noise level was off the charts and it was not even packed. Food was very good. But there are many other restaurants in the city that have good food as well. Wont be going back to this Garces establishment."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I was particularly impressed by the jus on my scallop risotto and the duck confit salad! Also picked up a lovely Blackberry Ginger Balsamic on my way out."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "I wish it were just a tad less noisy.......but the scallops over risotto, divine. Our friend's chicken the best ever. Our guests' lamb chops, perfect. We had a bottle of perseco and the macarons for dessert. Perfect, perfect. We live in the city and have not yet found a great restaurant. This is it!!!!!!!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food here is fantastic! Unique, interesting flavors...with a diverse selection. Brought 5 newbies here & they loved it! Food never disappoints!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We opted to sit outside because the weather was great. Unfortunately it was a day of a major parade which took place earlier in the day on the same street, so left over crowds marched past our table constantly as well as the subway line which roared just below us frequently enough to be very distracting. Next time we'll eat inside where it will be quieter."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "A great way to start a Sunday is with the brunch at Jose Garces Trading Company. Quiet and comfortable with a very good prix fixe menu. The service was very good and the staff cheerful and professional. I selected Endive Leaves (good start) and Lyonnaise Duck Salad (great taste and ample portion). For beverage, I selected the excellent Lemon Cintron with blueberry and tarragon. The pastry tray, which included raspberry jelly, was also very tasty."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I had a dinner here with two girlfriends and it was the perfect spot. The fresh mozzarella was to die for as well as the two flat breads. Don't leave without trying the macaroons!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "A charming spot for a light lunch: friendly service, good menu, creative cuisine, tasteful décor. Take a table outside if the weather's right: it's delightful, and the wait staff lets you linger. Five stars!"
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "When our original plans were botched, we decided to give Garces a try. It was just what we wanted for a late Saturday dinner: a creative menu, well-prepared food, delightful service, nice wine selection, and a great buzz without being overly noisy. What a find! Definitely one for the Philly short list."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "While we like the food and atmosphere, we felt quite rushed."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Took family visiting from, out of town and it was the perfect place! Service was fantastic, the ambiance was exciting and the food was delicious "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We really enjoy this restaurant but will stay away for awhile as the noise level was very uncomfortable for all of us. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "A group of us went for lunch we were greeted with a smile and got seated immediately. The service is always great and I'm never disappointed with any dish I've tried. This visit I ordered the Croque Madame which was AMAZING!! I absolutely love eating here and any opportunity I get I recommend it to others.... You'll never be disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We've been here a number of times and have always enjoyed it. Great place to bring out of town visitors. The only problem is that the noise level can get very high, so an evening business dinner may not work so well."
    Dined on 5/29/2014