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 Food
Lacroix reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelQuiet
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (104)fit for foodies (77)romantic (76)scenic view (59)notable wine list (51)great for brunch (50)great for lunch (26)neighborhood gem (25)good for groups (13)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Sophisticated perfection
    foodie
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Lacroix is without question the finest dining experience in the Northeast region, and, while expensive, the experience is worth every penny. For a special occasion, I would go nowhere else. The entire presentation is creative, imaginative, intelligent and divinely tasty. We cannot rate the bar scene, we only go on weekdays. The wine list has options which are reasonably priced!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Extraordinary dining experience. We had the chef's tasting menu with the grand wine pairing...phenomenal. LaCroix is definitely a destination dining experience!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • frenchVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We'd enjoyed dinner at LaCroix a number of times. This was our first time at Sunday brunch. What a pleasure--delicious and varied food, great service, good spirit. Whatever your dietary preferences/needs, you can find satisfaction here. We were enjoying ourselves so much that we gave away our afternoon theatre tickets so we could enjoy a leisurely meal. This is food that makes you eat slowly so you can enjoy the taste. $69 may seem steep for brunch. It's worth every penny. This will be your main (my only) meal of the day and you will have a wonderful time. Our experience was a great combination of elegant and relaxed. We will use LaCroix's Sunday brunch for celebrating events (anniversary, graduation) with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • daisy
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I have been here many times. Food, service are always top notch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always wonderful!
    BrunchloverVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    This was our third consecutive anniversary celebration at Lacroix and was fantastic! The 4 course menu was perfect size portions and absolutely delicious. The service was impeccable. We love the ambiance and view of Rittenhouse Sq. A perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ANother Great Meal
    kofppa
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Once again- excellent food- with great service and ambiance. The mix of flavors in the various dishes always lead to pleasant surprises. The relatively short list of deserts is a slight drawback, but the little extras at the end of dinner well make up for it. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heaven
    Americandiner
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Very difficult to fault our brunch experience from the minute we entered the building to the very last thank you that we offered to our servers Mark and Ed and the skill by which Sylvan presented the vast menu on offer. What a fantastic experience that visitors to Philly should not.........nay must not miss!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 4 Course Tasting Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    To start out, you can choose from about four selections in each of three categories to customize the courses. Most of the selections fell under a meat, fish/seafood or chicken dish, so it wouod be difficult for a vegetarian to find much to choose from. Foodies, though, would be more than satisfied with the selections that included venison, octopus, passion fruit..... The positives were many: freshly prepared, beautifully plated dishes; unexpected treats from the chef; and caring, knowledgeable, and attentive service. In addition, they asked about food allergies and were careful to accommodate them. The next time, though, I would be careful to mention that I don't want salt used in the preparation because salt and pepper were on the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Went for a birthday dinner for my wife. Great French style restaurant (plan for a leisurely dinner). Everything we ordered was phenomenal, everyone enjoyed their meals. Service was very attentive without being intrusive. The staff did a great job accommodating the gluten sensitive member of our party (even provided a separate gluten free bread basket).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Likes
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I've been here for dinner countless times but never thought to come for lunch! I had a few hours to kill before a meeting and this was the place. A big thank you to Eric who made me feel at home and not just a number. The hostess was even kind enough to get me directions to the office. The food was superrb and the staff so kind. The manager, Justine even brought my forgotten umbrella to me on my way out the front door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mickey
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Service was friendly, attentive without being intrusive. Food was well prepared, beautifully presented, interesting and delicious. It was a very enjoyable night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and attentive service
    drexelgk
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My wife and I went to Lacroix for our anniversary and it was a great place to celebrate a special evening. My wife has a nut allergy and is pregnant, and it only took one mention to the waiter and the rest of the evening was tailored to her special dietary needs. Very friendly service, and great food. All of the dishes were great, and the whipped avocado dessert was a unique treat that was surprisingly very good. The four course meal was a good deal for $80, just leave yourself enough time to enjoy the night because dinner lasted 2.5 hours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lacroix at 25
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Chose the $25 25th anniversary lunch special and very much enjoyed the three courses, including a good glass of cremant. Service was solicitous and efficient, as one can expect. I am not writing about the wine bill we accrued except that the lovely burgundy was perfect with the scallop dish.
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  • Thank you Lacroix!
    idontwritereviews
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I had my birthday dinner here with some friends and I have to say Lacroix really gave me a wonderful night. They not only helped me solve a difficult situation but also made efforts to make the night memorable. (Really enjoyed the little appetizer plate and the assorted dessert tray) I ordered the four course menu - Asparagus, Alaskan Halibut, Venison, Sorbet (Strawberry and Lime, Mango, Guava) The Halibut was tender and moist, I'm big on fish and I was really satisfied. My friends ordered Spanish Octopus and it's definitely the dish you should not miss. Sorbet was delish! Wished I could buy some home!!! I honestly appreciate the quality Lacroix provides and it has gained my trust. Highly recommend this place - reliable and professional.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch in Philadelphia
    SmokedDuck
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    As always, the Sunday brunch at Lacroix was excellent. The perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Hard to Beat
    BuntzVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Lacroix is one of our very favorite special restaurants and never disappoints. As an anniversary celebration, we had the Chef's Tasting Menu, with wine pairings, and it was a treat for eyes and palates. Elegant with friendly, knowledgeable service. Hats off to Sylvain Briens, Phillip and team. Just great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 76 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1541 reviews are from the Lacroix reviews archive.
  • Disappointed with the Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We had great service and very attentive staff - the food however was less than mediocre. It was really noveau dining where the experiment failed the basic of what great dining should be - taste!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary at La Croix last weekend, and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience! The service was truly noteworthy; we felt extrememly well taken care of. Servers were thoughtful, knowledgeable about the food, and extremely attentive. The chef's tasting menu was nuanced, playful and innovative. We will definitely return for another dinner soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bonnie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We used to go to LaCroix a lot until several years ago. This time, long after our last visit, we wanted to have a special dinner for our friends' special occasion. The food presentations were good; but not the taste. Even the desserts were not tasty. Too many sweets were offered also. I missed old LaCroix terribly. The wine was pricey, but supreme.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Excellent Restaurant in Rittenhouse
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Excellent restaurant - Great for brunch. Overlooks Rittenhouse Square. Nice decor. Outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner at LaCroix
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This is an excellent restaurant in terms of food and service. It was a very nice atmosphere but we were put in a separate room where they were unable to control the temperature separate from that of the main room. The temp was 68 degrees when we got there and never got much warmer than that. They also gave us a bill from another table which was significantly more than our bill. Luckily we checked it and didn't just pay it. I think the somewhat more egregious was that when I the valet took my car she said they would validate my receipt at the restaurant. It turns out they don't actually pay for your parking tab. They cover $10 off the first 3 hours. Since we were there for more than three hours we ended up paying the entire parking.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • outstanding
    Gooch
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Brunch has a new meaning when you've been here. French flare abounds. Every available surface has some type of food on it, you get dizzy. The main entrees are served from the kitchen, you actually have to go into the kitchen to get them. This is worth every bit the price. I suggest you avoid the alcohol though, it's really expensive and do you really have to be drinking that early? Try to park anywhere but there, it's $30 if they valet. Nothing I can say about the food will do it justice so take my word it's great. The wait staff is a step above any other high end place and you have over 2 hours to eat (and you will use it).
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Outstanding dining experience in every respect!! Perfect balance of attention to detail and providing a welcoming, comfortable atmosphere. Absolute dining perfection!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I took my husband for his birthday brunch, and it was amazing! Some of the best service I have ever received. The food was great...worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    wjsg23
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Especially impressed with the service. Interactive waiter who helped make our dinner an experience.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Accommodates vegetarians
    xx123
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    High end restaurant with menu items including venison. The four course menu for $79 was an excellent choice. The restaurant will accommodate most dietary requests including vegetarian/vegan. Drinks will significantly increase your bill. Attentive staff. Quiet environment. Not for kids or a loud group. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasting menu
    yuppVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Had 4 course tasting menu with wine pairings Fantastic food selections and service Allow 3 hours for dinner.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Easter Brunch Fab!
    LaurieKay45
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    A wonderful way to spend Easter Sunday with the family! Food is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Foodie52390
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The service was impeccable as was the food and wine pairing. My son is not a foodie like me but ate everything!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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  • Individualized Attention
    DrAlbert
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Ben, our waiter, was the best. One would think that we alone were the only customers in the restaurant with the wonderful attention he showed.
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    special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of The Best
    leniVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    This is the second time we have been to LaCroix and it was just as delicious as we remembered it. If we lived in philadelphia and not NY we would be there more often. Yes, it is expensive; but it is worth every cent. Food, service, ambience just great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lacroix-Beautiful restaurant
    Hungry
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Service fabulous Wine list good Food was just okay and I left starving!!!! They must have a menu that allows for full portions
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    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Top service in Philly
    nacixemVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Service was outstanding. Every course was delicious and toward the end of the meal the chef came by our table. Certainly will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Portions are just right and
    usualrick
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Portions are just right and food was cooked and presented perfectly and was delicious. Fabulous bread.. We found the deserts to be a little too sweet and to bear little resemblence to the central ingredient.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They're serious about food
    foodguy47VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    This is a calm, old-style top-end restaurant with attention to both food and service. I had the 8 course menu with wine pairing, and found the staff to the thoughtful and attentive. Interesting dishes, well done; thought went into the wine. It ain't cheap, but I'd definitely come back.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is awesome and the
    Dinningcouple
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    The food is awesome and the brunch selection is great. The Brunch is close to $70 per person and it is definitely worth it. Cocktails are a little bit over priced for my personal opinion ($15 for a Bloody Marry, $9 for a non-alcoholic lemonade). Service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old school, but good
    AbcdavisVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    My husband and I love classic French and this restaurant didn't disappoint. Service was exceptional and the ambiance was quiet and elegant. Generally, the food was excellent although I had the lamb and found it to be tough even though it was served medium rare. This is not a hip joint, but if you want a restaurant where you can talk, where you aren't rushed, and where you want to impress someone, then La Croix would be a very good choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Special Occasion Destination
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Wonderful and elegant dining experience in a lovely setting. The staff was extremely courteous and attentive.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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  • One of Philadelphia's finest dining
    Diamondstar
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    If you total elegance with top service this is one of top three places in Philadelphia.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining with a flair
    QuicKickVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Instead of going with the a la carte menu, I went with the 4 course option which didnt disappoint. The wine selection was excellent along with the service. It was unfortunately my dinner companion wasnt more of a foodie so that we could try other dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.