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Lacroix
Lacroix

Lacroix Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lacroixrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (215) 790-2533
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am; Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am;
    Brunch: Sunday 10:30am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am – 2:00pm; Dinner: 5:30pm – 9:30pm Sunday-Monday, 5:30pm-10:00pm 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 & Promotions: Our Breakfast Buffet is available Monday through Saturday from 7:00am to 10:00am for $21.

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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "most amazing n incredible food but the green carpet n chairs not up to the great food...service excellent...."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Great service -- polite, pleasant, attentive, unobtrusive, available, professional without being snobby. Great food -- fresh, lively, interesting plates. Great atmosphere -- nice decor, comfortable, happy customers and staff. Made us feel that our special occasion was also special to them."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Extraordinary dining experience. We had the chef's tasting menu with the grand wine pairing...phenomenal. LaCroix is definitely a destination dining experience!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I have been here many times. Food, service are always top notch."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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. ."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Service was friendly, attentive without being intrusive. Food was well prepared, beautifully presented, interesting and delicious. It was a very enjoyable night."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "As always, the Sunday brunch at Lacroix was excellent. The perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon with friends and family."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "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. "
    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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant - Great for brunch. Overlooks Rittenhouse Square. Nice decor. Outstanding service."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "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)."
    Dined on 5/4/2014