Garces Trading Company
Garces Trading Company

Garces Trading Company

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.garcestradingcompany.com/
  • Phone: 215-574-1099x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, European, Contemporary European
  • 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: 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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Garces Trading Company reviews from OpenTable diners
311 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (209)neighborhood gem (119)good for groups (104)notable wine list (93)great for lunch (74)special occasion (65)great for outdoor dining (60)hot spot (58)great for brunch (57)romantic (32)kid-friendly (24)vibrant bar scene (16)late-night find (12)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Excellent
    Abby
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Great food in perfect portions so you can enjoy more selections. Also the cappuccino was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Wow. Every course was delightfully prepared and delicious. We have specially enjoyed the pistachio pesto flat bread... The crust was by far the best I've ever had. It was flavorful, tender, light, crispy with the perfect amount of chew. Who knew a flat bread could be so complex??? From there we had the scallop risotto. Amazing. The scallops had a perfect amount of carmelized crust and the risotto full of depth and flavor. Overall the design, layout, and vibe of the restaurant was completely unpretentious and warm and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food was excellent. Brunch was noisy then leveled off. there was a mix up in servers and we waited a bit, but they were most apologetic and made up for it in service, attentiveness and the great food. Looking forward to my next meal there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    HRLJW
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had dinner at GTC recently and what a great time. Our waiter Nathanial was wonderful. We did the tasting menu with wine pairing. LOTS of food and wine--more than we could eat or drink. Risotto was a bit hard and lamb a bit garlicky(sp?) but other than that the food was delicious and plentiful. They sat us at a special table that I had requested via Open Table and also gave us a small chocolate dessert for our anniversary. It was a truly memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Birthday Celebration
    firedancer480
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Took a friend there to celebrate his birthday and we had one of the tasting menus. If you are there for an occassion the tasting menus are a must try. The amount of food given on the tasting menu was a good value for the money and the tasting menus can accommodate any dining restriction or allergy. Thanks for a great night GTC. Be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrific meal
    claiborneVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    food outstanding as always, and wonderful coffee; always a pleasure to eat here
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Menu to satisfy every taste
    MicahBVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Garces Trading is a safe bet for varied dietary tastes. It still draws a big crowd--it was packed on a Sunday evening. Our entire party of four went with the steak frites (which, it turns out, is all you can eat). Combined with the three sauces offered, the awesome duck fat fries and a starter salad, it made for an excellent (Eagles) pregame meal. Two minor issues...the kitchen was VERY SLOW, which should not have been, especially with our party all having the exact same item. Our refill of steak took nearly a half hour to arrive. And when I asked about bread service, I was told they were so low on bread that they were just bringing it out if you said something. Nothing to keep me from returning, but still...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Accepted reservation but not open!
    jarjar
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The title says it all. I made a reservation for a weekend lunch but the restaurant was not open when we arrived. This was incredibly inconvenient and something the restaurant and open table should fix.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, very small portions
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was excellent here. Very good service too. Portions are way too small for the $$. Amazing olive oil; I even purchased a bottle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual yet fancy
    firstTimer
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    It was a very welcoming atmosphere with great service, great food and great drinks! Will definitely be returning very soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a Find!
    Meals4Pts
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had tickets for a concert at the Kimmel and I used Open Table to book a place for dinner before the show. Traffic was agreeable so we arrived in Philly early and had no problem moving the reservation up by 30 min. The place was nearly empty at 5:30 pm, but quickly filled up when we left. The food was awesome and Mallory provided great service. Our meal consisted of the Vichyssoise Chaude, Insalata Semplice, Funghi flatbread. All were absolutely amazing! The Funghi was so good. The portion sizes are not huge. Perfect for an after theatre meal or lunch. Since I only ordered the soup and salad, I spied a diner at another table eating some steak frittes and I ordered some. They were scrumptious as well. Definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Missing the Jamon Iberico
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Eggplant dish was great, and so were the short ribs over polenta. But I am missing the Jamon Iberico - hope they bring it back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent place!
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Top notch food, pancakes amazing. Waiter really nice, helpful. Great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tasting menu
    PhillyladyVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I took my parents to Garces Trading Co for a birthday and it was a wonderful choice. We did their 4 course $55 (there is a $40 option as well) tasting menu, which was superb. The kitchen was very accommodating if there were particular items we wanted (or didn't want) included in the tasting so it was a perfect meal. I would highly recommend the house-made mozzarella and the duck confit salad. Our waitress was extremely friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend Garces Trading to anyone for a delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & drinks
    JerseyFoodie
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I've been meaning to come to Garces for quite some time. I was not disappointed! I had the seafood & linguine dish and my friends had the scallops & risotto and the tuna dishes. All three were delicious. I felt the portion sizes were perfect for my appetite, but I don't typically eat a lot and I didn't come starving. We also had a round of various drinks. I LOVED the cucumber margarita. It was a little sweet and tart, but a perfect balance of the two. And of course we finished with dessert and coffee. We had the mini chocolate brownie things (obviously not the name of the dessert, but it was the last thing listed on the menu) and some sort of berries and cream dessert. Both were fantastic. We would all go again!! (and again)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Garces
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Used to love - food was good - but rather have spent the money at Amada. Bathroom dirty
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What happened?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    It's has been almost a year since having lunch at Garces Trading. We were greeted kindly and friendly by the host (wearing a really awesome pair of pony leopard-print loafers). Once seated outside, it took what seemed like forever for our waiter to appear. We asked a few questions about the menu, water was poured. The restaurant only had a few diners so I'm not sure why service was so slow. But it took forever to place our order. We had to ask for our glasses to be refilled with water. Our food was delivered to the table by a woman with an angel-sleeved top that actually may have grazed my plate and our two sandwiches + fries weren't even hot. We had difficulty getting the waiters attention for our check too. Very disappointing experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The food was fantastic, service excellent! I will definitely be coming back. The steak and eggs are a MUST!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    chopphilly
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Came here with a couple friends for Sunday brunch and was not disappointed. Everything we had was deliciously tasty. Be sure to be extra hungry if you're getting the brunch tasting menu - two courses and a basket of pastries = one full tummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good brunch!
    MareVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was very good -- memorable! We dined on salads, sandwiches and flatbread pizzas at mid-day on a Saturday. Everything was tasty. The service was good but not as attentive as we would have liked. Since the weather was nice, they offered outside dining as an option. I like the look and vibe of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Gipe
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Heard so many good things about this restaurant and maybe because of that I was expecting the food to be phenomenal, but it wasn't. It was good, but I wouldn't put it anywhere near the top of my list and I doubt I'd go back. It just wasn't what I was expecting.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded Expectations
    AFanVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I had been here before with a group of friends and enjoyed it but the second time was even better. We were celebrating my mom's 90th birthday and the service and attention that we received could not have been better. From the moment we walked into the door we felt as if we well looked after. The food was perfection. We shared the cheese plate (highly recommend) and a few of us got salads (the brown butter croutons are amazing - rich butter flavor, crispy and yet melt in your mouth). I got the pesto flatbread which was perfect, my brother got the risotto with scallops which was prepared to perfection (only three scallops though - so couldn't really share). Highly recommend for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprising Microwaved Food
    foodoyoflife
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We sat down, ordered 20 minutes later and did not eat for another 40 minutes. Then, the food was cold. Worse, they took it back and MICROWAVED it (as evidenced by the crusty/hardness on the outside of the food that would NOT be present if it were fresh). I am appalled such tardiness and laziness is associated with Chef Garces. I would NOT return without assurances this would NEVER happen again. As a final thought, the food runner also brought us macaroons belonging to another table before we received our dinner. The server explained that the error was his. The hostess, Taft, was quite nice.
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  • service/food
    peter
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Again service and food was excellent....service was also quick. when weather is "right" nice to stay outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deeeeelicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We went for restaurant week. Everything we ate was delicious. Since there were 4 of us, we each ordered different items as to share. I would absolutely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful & delicious.
    Sarah
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Went here on a date with my boyfriend during Restaurant Week. We both thought the food was wonderful, and the entire experience was a complete pleasure. Will definitely be back. I need to try the ahi tuna from their regular menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JulieC
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I was excited as this was my first visit to a Garces restaurant - can't wait to return ! Looking forward to visiting his other establishments!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service! fantastic food!
    ferarosa
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was great! it was wonderful tasting and perfect for sharing! the fresh house made mozzarella and ricotta was PHENOMENAL!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The service was very slow, unattentive and rude. The food was great. I would go back, just for the food alone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    avalone
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We went for Restaurant Week and had a wonderful time. Their regular menu was not available since it was Restaurant Week, but there were many options still available to us. The ambiance was great, service was fast and our server was nice. We did not have any problems at all with our orders and everything was cooked to perfection. Definitely will visit this location again. Their house made mozzarella was out of this world and their bread was a great pairing with it as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Restaurant Week lunch
    KFoca
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The choices on the tasting menu were all so appealing, it was difficult to choose! Every item we had was delicious, we will definitely be going back for dinner some time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I enjoyed the food and service and will definitely return. However, it is too noisy. I would avoid this restaurant if i am dining with anyone sensitive to noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Electric feel
    Beezer
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The restaurant never fails to bring out the inner foodie in me! I continuously enjoy myself, and anticipate my next visit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So disappointed
    BNCH
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I would have rated them 'great' if not for the service. Unbelievable. Went for lunch during Restaurant Week. Took over 20 minutes for someone to acknowledge our table. Then had to wait additional 10 minutes for the drinks and bread. We were there for 2 hours. Not a good lunch spot since most people do have jobs and can't be gone for 2 hours. Will not return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week
    EnjoyLife
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    My first time at Garces Trading Company was during Restaurant Week. Four fabulous courses (small plates) for $35 and a great bottle of wine made it a wonderful evening. It's an opportunity to share the experience with whomever you're with by sharing the delicious options delivered to your table. Flavors and combinations are different and worth exploring. Four courses were very satisfying but don't expect to "feel stuffed".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Would have liked a little more variety in the menu!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Creatively appealing
    favoredVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Garces Trading Company has cache, and the connected wine store still has uniqueness. As a first-time diner, I was pleased with the food and the comfortable noise level (for lunch). I was less impressed with the service and the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    me and my friends came here for lunch for restaurant week. We got a few appetizers, and sandwiches. Everything was amazing. Best food I've had in a while. I'm bringing my mom there for her birthday and cannot wait to see and try the rest of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    MahlerBone
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We came for Philly's restaurant week, and although it wasn't the regular menu, it was fabulous. Our server was friendly, helpful, and non obtrusive, always politely waiting until the course was finished. We had some delicious Spanish cheeses, light but complex Italian sausage flatbread, and perfectly prepared hangar steak with duck fat (!!) fries and some fantastic scallops as entrees. The cognac punch was a great pair with the steak. Very impressed with the bar service. I can't wait until come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Carbonara
    ScienceVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Went for the restaurant week dinner. The meat plate was a bit lame (i think). But the pizza was pretty good and the steak. But the best one was the carbonara. It was damn good. One thing I really got to mention is the wine by the glass. The price of each glass was more than the whole bottle!!!! There is always a markup. But this is way too much. Even the bottle prices were almost 7 to 8 times more. I haven't seen that much of a price hike. It was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic