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 Service
Lacroix reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (123)fit for foodies (93)romantic (90)notable wine list (63)scenic view (61)great for brunch (52)neighborhood gem (31)great for lunch (28)good for groups (18)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)Show More
  • Very attentive to the guests,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/4/2008
    Very attentive to the guests, and what they want. They are open to guests' feedback on their menu. Great restaurant and a gem in Philadelphia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • June 4th was my husband's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/4/2008
    June 4th was my husband's birthday and he was thrilled with the dinner and the experience of having dinner at Lacroix with his family. It really was very special for all of us. I don't know how it could have been better. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Monday night the wine list
    Ileana
    Dined on 6/2/2008
    Monday night the wine list was 50% off which was great and made it possible to try a wine we would have otherwise just had at home or a BYOB. The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding as always. The 5 course tasting is a must for those wanting to try a little of everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Since Chef LaCroix lest didn't
    barmikeVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2008
    Since Chef LaCroix lest didn't know what to expect. Had a Very nice lunch and would be tempted to go back for dinner when back in Philly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • our server got a bit pissy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/1/2008
    our server got a bit pissy with us when we had a question about the check and we were the last to leave that may have been the reason. otherwise it was wonderful and the staff in the kitchen were just great
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We and our friends had a excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    We and our friends had a excellent meal. The staff was well informed and extremely helpful. We all had the Tasting Menu, and enjoyed every item that was served. The Kobe beef and the Spanish Octopus were beyond description. As they do not offer a Wine pairing, the Somilier, Eric, created a half glass selection for us. It was well done. When the Chef was informed that we had dined at Restaurants that he had cooked at before, he invited us into the Kitchen to have desert at the Chef's Table. For a Restaurant of such high standard, the staff made it a very comfortable, relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food did not live up to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/29/2008
    The food did not live up to the price that night. Scallops were gritty,the "crispy" Yucca fries undercooked and tough, the fish very plain presented for the price. Wonderful taste so, but not quiet as good executed as I would have liked. Still would try it again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very fun overall experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/26/2008
    Very fun overall experience - The wait staff was as outstanding as the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service and menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    Excellent service and menu offers a fine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great atmosphere, outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    Great atmosphere, outstanding food, definitely one of the finest restaurants I have ever been to. Lacroix is one of those places that you have to go to, otherwise you would have a hard time believing that such restaurants exist. Of course, not a cheap place, but you definitely get what you pay for: we had dinner for two, with appertitivs (scotch, champagne), salads, main courses, desert, wine - the bill was USD 257.00, but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was efficient, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/22/2008
    Service was efficient, but not very personable and warm. Ambience of this restaurant remains rather cold.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Definitely the best dining
    EmeritusBill
    Dined on 5/20/2008
    Definitely the best dining experience in Philadelphia. As good as the better NY restaurants
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding evening and food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Outstanding evening and food. And quite reasonable for a Center City restaurant. Thanks for making our anniversary special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Sommelier (Eric)was quite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/15/2008
    The Sommelier (Eric)was quite helpful. The stafff was very attentive and quite knowlegable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK. Food so-so. Ambiance good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/14/2008
    OK. Food so-so. Ambiance good. We were expecting so much more.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My wife was disappointed that
    CaviarRusse
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    My wife was disappointed that there was no braising pot included in the kitchen buffet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • place is normally amazing;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    place is normally amazing; this time their timing and attitude was off;wife was quoted a price for a glass of wine but we were charged $3.50 more; glass of basic mediocre champagne was $25.00. no menu or choices shown to us in advance. when i told waiter, he said he'd tell the somellier.still waiting! expected better from such a highly rated place. been there at least 10 times. service was slow, but they kept pouring our bottle of wine: therefore, we were out of wine by the second course.are they getting too cocky because of their great reviews, or because of the demise of deux cheminees, or the change at le bec-fin? hope not.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely elegant and delicious.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2008
    Absolutely elegant and delicious. One of our favorite restaurants in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food prepared very well and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/5/2008
    Food prepared very well and could not find any issues which I usually can. Only knock is portions are too small. Left hungry
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FANTASTIC! THE FOOD SELECTION
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    FANTASTIC! THE FOOD SELECTION WAS TREMENDOUS AND EVERYTHING WAS DELICIOUS! THE SERVICE WAS ALSO EXCELLENT! IT WAS A VERY RELAXING ATMOSPHERE AND WE MET THE CHEF AND SEVERAL OF THE KITCHEN STAFF AT THE BRUNCH
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The next step of Sunday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    The next step of Sunday brunch "fine dining style" sans Las Vegas. Varied high end appetizers and entrees as well as comfort foods dressed up will satisfy the foodie in oneself. However, occasional misses among the entrees. Notably: Mushrooms watered down the scrambled eggs in a vessel ; Crab souffle was bland ; dry venison meatballs. Brunch service surpasses most fine dining restaurants at night. Waitstaff is attentive and genuine. Park scenery is a serene touch atop a hotel in Rittenhouse Square.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had what really was a lovely
    lj12VIP
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    We had what really was a lovely time but one of our entrees had a huge problem. We had ordered a lamb gyro and there was plastic wrap inside the inner folded edge of the pita. First we found one small piece and then there was more. The waiter was apologetic and brought over a small cake stand of desserts to apologize. I was taking a friend to lunch & did not want to make a fuss but we were charged for the pita sandwich even though only 1/2 was eaten. I threw a party for my mom at Lacroix two years ago, brought a business meeting to the restaurant last year & dine there a few times a year with my husband for lunch and dinner. The kitchen usually sends out delicious and carefully prepared food but this error should never happen at Lacroix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Food was greate service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    Food was greate service was perfect I will recomend to mine friends
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • HAVING LOOKED FORWARD TO DINING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    HAVING LOOKED FORWARD TO DINING AT LACROIX FOR SOMETIME, MY WIFES BIRTHDAY WAS A GOOD EXCUSE TO BOOK A TABLE, WE FOUND THE FOOD VERY AVERAGE AND UNISPIRING,THE WINE GOOD, THE TABLE UNEXCITING BUT ADEQUATE...I HAD WANTED TO TELL MY FRIENDS WHAT A GREAT MEAL WE HAD, BUT THAT WAS NOT THE CASE INFACT THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE....ON A GOOD NOTE THE SERVICE WAS VERY EXCELLENT.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A near perfect dining experience,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    A near perfect dining experience, coming up short only when my duck was a little under done making it very difficult to not only cut(which was incredibly annoying), but chew as well. The flavor combination (with rhubarb) was wonderful and I am sure it would have been equal to everything else if cooked properly. The service was spot on without a miss all night. The wine list was extensive, nicely organized and not overwhelming. We will be back.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • This was a superb meal...world
    AwfulVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    This was a superb meal...world class. Almost every dish was a perfectly executed, delicately flavored masterpiece. The one possible exception was the small portion of Kobe beef tartare that really didn't distinguish itself from more pedestrian steak tartare. Service was a bit spotty, but not bad. The wine list was OK. The selections are much stronger, as you'd expect, from France than from California. At $145.00, the Olivier LeFlaive Puligny-Montrachet was a good selection...but quite overpriced (liquor store price of $45.00 +/-). Overall, however, even at $500.00 for two (with tip), this was a terrific meal. Daniel and Bouloud in New York are overall better restaurants, but Lacroix is in the same league and this is Philly, after all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Some of the food is outstanding
    SilverQueenVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    Some of the food is outstanding and interesting, but in other cases, the basics are lacking. When cooking meat, the chef either does not know how to honor the request of the diner or refuses to do so. We asked for steak cooked medium and it came out rare. Then when we sent it back, it took quite a while for the platter to return - it should have been very quick, as it is needed only a little more cooking. The desserts at lunch are a nice feature - very small and delicious. The restaurant is quiet with large windows overlooking trees -- a nice change compared to so many other very noisy and dark restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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  • Longtime server Ron offers
    FitlerSqVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    Longtime server Ron offers a warm welcome, knowledge of food and wine that's both broad and deep, and a discreet sensitivity to the preferences and the pocketbooks of the guests at his table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We followed Lacroix when he
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    We followed Lacroix when he left The Four Seasons. While he is missed, Levin has not missed a beat. This is the best restaurant in the city for Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my fifth Brunch at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    This was my fifth Brunch at LaCroix. And we were there twice for dinner including Thanksgiving. I can go on and on but after a while superlatives loose their meaning. Brunch here can best be described as "An embarassment of riches."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, menu, service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Excellent food, menu, service, wine list & atmosphere. It can't get any better than this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I had heard so much about
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    I had heard so much about the service at Lacroix that I had to see for myself. I wish that the staff would have paid attention to the dietary restrictions that we posted. I was disappointed that a dish was served with pork (bacon sauce?) when we specifically requested in our reservation that we wanted NONE. For that reason I felt like it was a bit formulaic. I was entertaining someone who had traveled 10,000 miles for a wonderful night in Philadelphia---this was nice but left much to be desired in expectation. One doesn't book a reservation with notes to have them be ignored. The food was interestingly experimental-the escargot was superb, and so was the octopus, but I felt unsatisfied overall with the experience and was left wanting more.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food was good, not great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Food was good, not great. Drinks and First Course were acceptable. For the Main Course my wife had the Japanese Hamachi, Escabeche, which she thought was a little dry. I had the Muscovy Duck Breast Cassoulte, which was nice but not worth the price. Decor was very nice and all level of service was attentive and very pleasant, but not fawning. Chef strolling through the dining room was an unnecessary affectation, adding nothing to the evening.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service, great sommelier
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Excellent service, great sommelier and the food was knock-your-socks-off good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow - my wife and I had been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Wow - my wife and I had been to this same location many years ago when it was another restuarant and always loved the view, but Lacroix has made it better. This has to be the best restaurant weve been to in the last 2 years and we go out every weekend. We will be going back!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • A very special dining experience
    OysterLover
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    A very special dining experience for a very special occasion. Food and service were second to none.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I know this is regarded as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    I know this is regarded as one of Philadelphia's finest. My wife and i had mixed feelings about it. Her salad was very good but it was drenched in dressing. My cauliflower, mushroom and mussel soup was excellent. Her main course, fish, was very good. The side dish of a spinach concoction was very rich, too rich for her taste. She did not finish it. My duck breast was tough but tasty and the stew-like preparation was very good. My side dish of gnocci was excellent. We decided against dessert. We expressed these opinions to the wait staff. The service was excellent, elegent, timed well and extremely friendly.
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  • Lacroix is one of the best
    HarMarVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Lacroix is one of the best restauarants in the U.S. The food is creative and outstanding. The service and decor is impeccable. The brunch is the best I've ever had. Every meal is noteworthy and special. If you haven't gone to Lacroix, you are missing out on a memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Really interesting and mostly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Really interesting and mostly delicious food. I enjoyed 3 out of 5 dishes on the tasting menu: the sashimi with citrus soup was very good. The celery cubes and lamb belly were fabulous. The white chocolate chicken wings were way too sweet for me (and I have a sweet tooth) and the crab with pasta was too salty for my taste. The Asian pear on the cheese course was the best I've ever had and the bread was fantastic. The lemon passionfruit mousse dessert was out of this world as was my husband's "imagine a campfire". My mother ordered the striped bass from the dinner menu. We both thought it was good but nothing special. All in all we had a wonderful experience. I would recommend it for people who love tasting new flavor combinations.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Overall a very enjoyable meal.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Overall a very enjoyable meal. All members of our party - my children included - consider themselves foodies. We found the food to be excellent, but just short of "wow". For comparison in the Philadelpha area, I would rate LaCroix on a par or maybe a bit above the Ritz Carlton dining room but below Morimoto's (where the food is definitely a "wow"). Service was prompt, friendly, informed and courteous - exactly what it should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate