Lacroix
Lacroix

Lacroix

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lacroixrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2157902533x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am; Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30am;
    Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am – 2:00pm; Dinner: 5:30pm – 9:00pm Sunday-Monday, 5:30pm-9:30pm Friday-Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Jon Cichon
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: For information on our private dining rooms please email Meredith Merlini at MMerlini@rittenhousehotel.com
  • Special Events: Our Breakfast Buffet is available Monday through Saturday from 7:00am to 10:00am for $25.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 19th & Walnut
  • Public Transit: PHLASH
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is discounted for diners with validation.
A word from Lacroix
Stimulate your mind and palate as you taste creative new flavors and savor the familiar. Our Kitchen reinvents fine dining as they blend ingredients from around the globe in unique preparations to create Progressive International Cuisine at Lacroix, overlooking historic Rittenhouse Square. Lacroix is a luxurious dining destination hailed by food critic Craig LaBan for offering "Philly's most sophisticated contemporary cooking." Also top rated by Zagat-“For a taste of what the Gods on Olympus eat.”, Bon Appetit, Forbes 4 Star and AAA 5 Diamond along with a Superior "4-Bell" rating from Craig LaBan and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Lacroix reviews from OpenTable diners
136 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (107)fit for foodies (81)romantic (78)scenic view (61)great for brunch (52)notable wine list (52)great for lunch (28)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (13)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Divine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The view of Rittenhouse Square, the high quality service and the divine meal made for an evening to be repeated!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD FOOD and GREAT SERVICE!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Everything is so excellent at Lacroix from service to food. This is my first time dining at Lacroix and the experience was amazing and I think I will come back there to have dinner more often. I highly recommend this restaurant for all occasions. All 10 for the chef and staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but nothing phenomenal...
    phillyfoodie
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I had heard a lot of praises about the fantastic food at this Rittenhouse fine diner, but found it far from being phenomenal. The food was palatable, the service was courteous (as expected from a fine diner) and the ambiance was pleasant: but nothing was worthy enough for another visit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious but disappointing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Service was attentive but with condescending attitude. Salad was perfect. Entre described as having four types of shellfish had two small shrimp and three tiny clam bits, no mussels and no scallops. Very tasty but not as represented. My husband's pork was extremely tough. Petit desserts were yummy. With two "glasses" of "inexpensive" wine from the list (3 oz each, perhaps?) and one beer our $40 lunch was $90 and I was still hungry. Hostess was extremely gracious as I needed to call twice due to unavoidable delays and she considerately responded that our table would be held.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Clearly one of best restaurants in Philadelphia. Excellent food, exceptional service, with a personal touch that makes you feel special.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Service and Ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Staff is very friendly, accommodating, and knowledgable across the board. Food is very good but not perfect (a bit of sand in my seafood course). Overall a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful dinner and breakfast
    Cynthia
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    For our anniversary, we stayed at the Rittenhouse Hotel and had dinner at Lacroix. Wonderful. The service was outstanding. Our waiter, Jordan, went above and beyond the call of duty to insure our dinner was perfect. We both had the salmon marinated in miso, and it was outstanding. The wine list was outstanding, and we went with a wonderful Bordeaux, that was as smooth as butter. The sommelier, Justin, was very attentive, and answered all of our questions, coming back to our table several times. The following morning, we had breakfast, and I had the eggs benedict with smoked salmon. Again, outstanding. Our waiter for breakfast, Eric, was as attentive and professional as the wait staff the night before. Thank you to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch during Restaurant Week
    Rkimmitchell
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Impeccable service. Truly a memorable lunch. Would recommend to anyone looking for a special occasion splurge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal and service
    EAntoine
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Met a few friends for lunch during restaurant week... great atmosphere, awesome service, delicious food. Very classy and sophisticated!! I hope to return soon for afternoon tea!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I mentioned to the waiter that my friend and I were there to celebrate passing a licensing exam. In addition to congratulating us, he also brought us a special complimentary desert on a plate with "Congratulations" written in chocolate and a candle! It was a small gesture but extremely thoughtful and very much appreciated.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Class and elegance
    CamWasVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    From the moment you are greeted at the door to the last sip of espresso everything works seemlessly; great service, delicious inventive food, a calm inviting room with views over Rittenhouse Square. Lacroix shows how good fine dining in Philadlephia can be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unexpected service
    Foodcritic86
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I came for lunch with my mom for Restaurant Week. I picked this bc of my previous experience, but also bc of the ambiance and the classy scale of the restaurant plus the scenic view. After waiting a few minutes, our server finally came over. I asked him questions about two of the listed entrees. First, he was talking really fast and I couldn't decipher which dish he was talking about, nor understand what he was describing. Then when I asked him what the last dish was, he gave me a look like I was dumb and I wasn't listening the first time. He seemed a bit annoyed with me to have to explain it. Overall, the entrees took way too long to come out. Service was unfriendly and uncaring. Food was poor quality. I was very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding Service
    WhartoniteVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Our dinner at Lacroix was incredible, from the extraordinary food to the immaculate service, we had a fantastic experience and will definitely be back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The food was quite good and the service was nearly impeccable. The atmosphere was imposing, with the building's support columns attractively lighted, yet the overall ambiance was welcoming and friendly. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and attentive. The staff also was friendly and seemed genuinely concerned that patrons had an outstanding dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • frenchVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The Sunday brunch is wonderful--we always linger. The sommelier is brilliant--the wine selection outstanding. The brunch is a great gift for wedding, anniversary, birthday, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing brunch
    jazwood
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The wide variety of excellent food options, impeccable service and beautiful décor made our anniversary celebration at Lacroix one we won't soon forget! The personal tour of the various food stations, including the kitchen was a very nice touch. When we find ourselves back in Philadelphia, Lacroix will definitely be on the list of places to which we will want to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but very overpriced
    intrigueusplease
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Limited menu. Interesting and delicious little sidelights on the plate, but the main event, while competent, wasn't anything I could not have done at home. My (loin) lamb chops were well cooked but the sauce, perhaps 1/2 teaspoon across the plate, just disappeared, so it beccame just a nice lamb chop; similarly my date's scallops. Really good was the bit of eggplant puree on the plate, but not exactly worth the price of admission. Good wine list, but 4x markup makes it hard to swallow. Thats said, we had a very pleasant evening in lovely surroundings and were well attended to (although one waiter may have lost a teeny bit of interest when he realized we were not big spenders).
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chef's Tasting Menu was Excellent
    LeahVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We loved every meal on the tasting menu, but a few were truly exceptional. The corn risotto with black truffle was unique and delicious. Other favorite include the fois gras and the octopus. The service was excellent. The only downside was how desserted it was. We dined here over Labor Day weekend and both the hotel and restaurant were so empty it was almost eerie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch Anywhere
    choptlivaVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I have always been impressed by Lacroix. The Sunday Brunch here is easily the best around. I drive in from Baltimore for it! The spread is so large; that alone is impressive. But what is more amazing is the quality of the food. We're not talking about tons of bacon and egg and pancakes (though they are available too), but treats like diver scallop sausage, duck confit, beef brisket, raw oysters, smoked salmon, and on and on. And add in impeccable service, Lacroix can't be beat. Make a reservation! You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    SF123
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went for brunch and couldn't have had a better experience. There are several stations set up in the restaurant as well as in the kitchen with a wide variety of food - appetizers, salads, seafood, carving stations, breakfast staples, desserts. The food was excellent but the service is what elevated the whole experience. Every member of the staff was friendly, knowledgable and attentive. It's the best brunch around and definitely worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Date
    Oksoap
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We returned to Lacroix because of the wonderful the staff. And, it did not disappoint. We tried the chef's tasting menu. In other, maybe more notable city restaurants when we request to try a certain item, or avoid it altogether, we are usually disappointed. But not here! The food was outstanding. While we skipped the wine pairing, our waiter recommended outstanding choices.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring your own wine!
    Deerap
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Loved dining at LaCroix on Monday. During the summer, you can bring your own wine on Mondays and enjoy your choice of two tasting menus. The food was incredible and presented beautifully.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We dined at Lacroix and had the four course tasting. The food was amazing, and beautifully plated. The services was excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not up to previous experience
    ajax
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I have dined at LaCroix in the past. My latest experience was not up to prior experiences at the restaurant. The food was very good and the waiter very attentive. However, the bar service at the table was ATTROCIOUS! It was so bad our waiter repeatedly apologized and offered a free round of drinks. Also the lighting was very harsh unlike the soft lighting in use on prior visits to the restaurant. The restaurant was also noisier than on prior visits.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the whole package
    avocatVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My server knew the dishes and was a pro. The sommelier visited me through the meal with helpful info about the pairings. And gifted Chef Cichon led gracefully from the line. The star of my four courses was halibut, so perfectly cooked I could not figure out the method. I asked Chef. "Steamed," he said. "160 degrees." With a delicate blue crab sauce alongside. The next time I go to Philadelphia, soon, I will try,try to get a place at the chef's table, right in the middle of that beautiful kitchen. This place is worth the price if you love service, knowledge of food and wine, and top ingredients prepared very, very skillfully.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a true treasure
    DCDiners
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant pays attention to every detail of the dining experience. one starts with an excellent bread basket to the choice of butters served at the perfect temperature. Every dish is a creation with attention to presentation, texture, and taste. We would highly recommend to anyone who cars about food and fine dining and we look forward to returning. This is a restaurant worth a journey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous in every respect
    Rbgirl
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was excellent, but the best part about this restaurant was the low noise level. We chose the restaurant because we wanted to have a quiet conversation. We were not disappointed. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The coconut chilled soup was scrumptious. We had a nice view overlooking the park. All four of us said we would return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • RunnerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We celebrated our 23rd Wedding Anniversary and were made to feel special from the moment we checked in. Our waiter Chris was attentive but not overbearing and allowed us to enjoy our evening. I requested seating by the window when I made the reservation and we had a lovely view of the park. The meal, four course tasting was excellent and we were also surprised by a complimentary glass of champagne. I nice touch to a perfect evening!We continue to come back every year here for this celebration since we never are disappointed. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Georgetown
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Excellent Dinner. Not so many selection of entries but everything was well prepared. Wonderfully harmonized staff from kitchen to floor made guests feel special. I strongly recommend to dine here for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for ladies who lunch!
    Dober
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I took my friend here for lunch to celebrate her birthday.....and it couldn't have been better!! We got a seat by the windows overlooking the park on a brilliant day, the waitstaff were all knowledgable, attentive without being overbearing. A lovely, slow paced luncheon for people wanting to really savor the day! I know one birthday girl who felt very, very special!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the Best
    twoteachers
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    There are no words that do service to a dinner at La Croix. It is a spectacular over the top experience in every possible way.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Should be on your bucket list
    lisahVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    You must experience this for brunch at least once in your life! It is by far the best all you can eat gourmet brunch around! Oysters, shrimp you name it. Everyone there is so nice and they make you feel like you are a celebrity. It's a great place to celebrate an anniversary or b day. It's too expensive for a regular day out at 150 for 2 plus parking and tip. But we'll worth the price if u are a foodie and love to try new things. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a quiet breakfast
    VinsMomVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We chose Lacroix so that we could have a quiet breakfast for our anniversary. We didn't want to wait until brunch and were looking for someplace really pretty with excellent service and food. Lacroix fit the fill.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • a perfect evening
    Elmer
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My wife and I went to Lacroix for our wedding anniversary on a weekday evening. We were seated at a window table overlooking Rittenhouse Square. We had cocktails and the four course dinner with wine pairings. Everything was delicious. Subtle and interesting preparation and presentations. Just the right portions. Courses arrived at a nice relaxed pace. The servers were congenial and helpful without ever being intrusive. Not just a great dinner but a great evening. Highly recommended for that special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic overall experience
    Kjs517
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We couldn't have asked for a better experience - get there early and grab a drink at the Library Bar, you won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above the rest...
    BazkapVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The chef's tasting menu coupled with the upper tier wine option surpasses all comparisons that Philadelphia offers in fine cuisine and value. Though expensive, LaCroix is why one ventures out to dine. Playful and balanced preps of fine ingredients and a proficient and personable staff made our special occasion extraordinarily special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ~2 Benjys 4 lunch for 2? Worth it!
    rescuebird
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    If you've got the bank, Lacroix satisfies. Recent lunch to celebrate a milestone anniversary. Impeccable quiet service that materializes out of nowhere. Delicious & perfectly prepared and plated portions. We got to our $180 tab (including our generous tip) with two glasses of bubbly, a dozen oysters, two ~$30 entrees (wonderful lobster roll and a yummy grilled scallop salad) and by sharing a flight of 6 bite-sized desserts. The only minor quibble I could possibly come up with is a tiny one - a few of the oysters were plated on the bed of ice so that they had tipped a bit and lost most of their precious liquor - seemed a bit untoward to start chowing on the ice - but I wanted to! All in all, Lacroix is fab, and essentially flawless.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TarrZ
    TarrZVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Upon our arrival, we were greeted warmly by the Hostess and Manager. The view of Rittenhouse Square is spectacular. The food was expertly prepared and hot and arrived in a timely manner by well trained staff. For lunch, the grilled Caeser Salad came with caramelized red onions which added a nice flavor to the salad. The majority of us had the Lobster Roll which had large chunks of Lobster meat delicately seasoned and placed in a toasted bun and was accompanied by home made seasoned chips. The desserts, a variety of miniature selections, proved to be the right size for a day time dessert. Everyone enjoyed our experience at Lacroix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awesome..get rid of the green
    foodie158
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    most amazing n incredible food but the green carpet n chairs not up to the great food...service excellent....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fourth of July Week-end in Philly
    Nengsita
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This restaurant came highly recommended by a friend of mine and for sure the restaurant did not disappoint!. The service was excellent and the food is of high quality! When I made our reservations I requested a nice table for we are celebrating our anniversary. We were given a very nice table with the view of the Rittenhouse square and after dinner, we decided not to have dessert because we were getting tired from all the history and art we experienced did that day, BUT to our surprise they treated us to a very nice collection of after-dinner desserts and not just one type of champagne but TWO (without any charge!). Wow!!! they really surpassed our expectations! We would certainly go back to Lacroix next time we are in Philly!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.