Parc
Parc

Parc

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.parc-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2155452262x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday thru Friday: 7:30am - 11:00am Lunch: Monday thru Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm L'Apres Midi: Every day: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday and Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Goodwin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: With delectable cuisine and stellar service, Stephen STARR Events brings the experiences of the wildly successful STARR Restaurants to the world of catering. “Re-inventing” the traditional event, Stephen STARR Events prepares unique chef-driven creations as well as signature selections from the restaurants with menus tailored to each client. For more information on full-service catering for small and large private, social and corporate functions, as well as, quick-service options, please contact Stephen STARR Events at (215) 923-2675.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of 18th and Locust Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available. $24/car & $30/SUV’S starting at 3:00PM in front of the restaurant. Public lots are available on South Rittenhouse Square & Chancellor Street. Street parking is also available.
A word from Parc
Stephen Starr's stylish addition to Rittenhouse Square pays tribute to French cafe culture, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, ideal for a quick bite or a leisurely meal. Parc recalls the chic brasseries of Paris, serving classic French fare in a charming space. Red leather banquettes topped with frosted glass provide a sense of intimacy. Details such as well-worn wooden chairs, vintage framed paintings and photos and antique brass fixtures transport guests across the Atlantic. French doors spill onto a sidewalk terrace covered by a dark red awning perfect for dining "en plein air." Reservations are not accepted for outdoor tables.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Parc reviews from OpenTable diners
809 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (530)great for brunch (412)fit for foodies (401)neighborhood gem (367)special occasion (344)great for lunch (339)scenic view (328)hot spot (289)romantic (258)good for groups (199)vibrant bar scene (175)notable wine list (154)late-night find (109)kid-friendly (98)Show More
  • Lovely anniversary spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The chairs, the signs, the menu all put us right there in Paris! Fun people-watching on 18th Street too. Food and service very memorable, especially the appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • anonymousVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Delightful .... Enjoyable .... Delicious ... Ideal location for a get together anytime day or night ... Recommend: Warm shrimp salad
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    wstmarlkVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Another great meal with everything perfect as it should be. My favorite restaurant in Philadelphia.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My husband and I recently dined at Parc for the first time and we plan to eat here again and again. From the amazing view of Rittenhouse Park, to the exquisite food, and friendly waitstaff, this gem of a restaurant is a go to when in Philadelphia. Be sure to make reservations ahead of time as the restaurant fills up quickly on the weekends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No complaints...but one question
    LafemmedadriqueVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I am a huge fan of Parc and have been coming here for years! Great food and great service...I see that now with my 2 little ones that are regulars there with me. My only observation worth noting is that there isn't a single waitstaff of color. Boggles my mind since I speak to many of the the non-waitstaff...one in particular who has been there for years, in French. They know me and my kids etc etc. It would be great to get a little diversity across the ranks. Once again, I am a huge fan!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location is the draw
    Lolita
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Parc's food was good, but the major draw is probably the location. Situated on Rittenhouse Square, the restaurant has outdoor seating and large windows so that people seated on the interior also enjoy the view and breezes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was a true treat.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was amazing and the service was great. Reserve a table for two by the park side windows and people watch as you eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful food on the Square
    Lucas
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I had been to Parc for dinner and brunch before, and enjoyed both times. The rabbit papardelle was impressive, and the beef bourguignon was simple but well prepared. The ambiance reminds me a lot of some of the bistros I've been to in France. It's a great place to take someone if you want to be able to hear each other talk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    carlt
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I was served the wrong sandwich with items I am allergic to. I had to complain to get the correct one A mixup in the kithchen
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NEIGHBORS
    GLOBABYVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    ALWAYS SO GOOD. THE WAIT STAFF SUBURB. MGRS WONDERFUL WE EAT THERE AT LEAST 5 TIMES A WEEK, BREAKFAST LUNCH OR DINNER A LITTLE COSTLY, BUT FOOD IS PREPAIRED TO PERFECTION ALL THE TIME. THE BREADS O M G - COFFEE TOO.. PS. THE PLAIN SCRAMBLED EGGS AND SIDE OF BACON ARE SO GOOD..BEST ONION SOUP. BEST CHICKEN SALAD ON AND ON.AND THE STEAK TAR TAR.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lisa
    themother1968
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Service and food were awesome. Tough to find parking if you are coming from the burbs
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Brunch
    mrsmc
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had Sunday Brunch at Parc this weekend and really enjoyed our experience. We were seated inside at one of the windows overlooking the street which was preferable to being seated outside. Our server was friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. The eggs at Parc are the best I have ever had. I had the spinach and goat cheese omelette and my husband had the Eggs Norwegian. We were both so happy with our meal-in fact, my husband sent me flowers the next day thanking me for taking him to Parc for brunch. The tables are a bit small and crowded for the average person but it makes the experience much more authentically French.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic in every way
    Someguy
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My girlfriend and I live in Baltimore and were in Philadelphia for a weekend trip. We got dinner at parc and were blown away. Great atmosphere, amazing location, fantastic service, and one of the best meals we have ever had. Chris, our server, was an absolute delight and he also had some great tips for places to visit around the area. We went all out with cocktails, appetizers, dinner, and dessert and EVERYTHING was amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining at its BEST!!!!
    LucyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I were seated by a window table. The server came over with menus, offering water and asking if we would like a drink, providing ideas. Shortly after, a well-dressed young man came over inquiring if we had questions. He not only knew everything on the menu, but he was also able to provide finer details, such as the ingredients in each dish. The high level of service did not end there; he came back at each course to see if we were satisfied. The food was amazing, well-seasoned and artfully presented. The service was so impeccable that we had to ask for the names of the staff members who elevated our experience. The server, Sophia, and the man, who turned out to be a manager, is named Jess. Needless to say, we will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great place for a first date! The food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience
    ook8802
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The ambience was fantastic. The food was overpriced but still delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Always have a great experience at Parc. Warm welcomes, servers eager to give you a positive dining experience, and generally delicious food. High notes- Tuna carpaccio was outstanding, salades vertes fresh, crisp and perfectly dressed. Steak frites very good, as was boeuf bourguinon (although practically NO mashed potatoes, very sad), and a happy crispy trout diner. The recommended cheeses had my husband in a dream like state. Only low note of the evening were the profiteroles. While the pastry and ice cream were lovely, the chocolate sauce was utterly lacking in chocolate flavor, zilch. It was such a disappointment not to have that lovely deep bittersweet chocolate note. A very bad place to scrimp, Parc. All in all, a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TOO LOUD
    Kaycee
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The bistro atmosphere is deafening. Have tried it twice and emerged with a sore throat from shouting both times.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unpretentious French Cuisine
    EllenPVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great location right on Rittenhouse Square. Small outside tables are meant for tow only and overlook the Park. Inside has great ambience and is quite large. Seafood was fresh and delicious. The waitstaff all worked together to take excellent care of my difficult family. Well definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Getting seated a problem
    MCBtravelerVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    A half hour, WITH a reservation? Haven't they been in business long enough that this kind of thing should be worked out by now? (Otherwise, a fun evening.)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    DrRonVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food & service were outstanding and everyone enjoyed the visit. Ben, our server, was beyond excellent. He made the experience excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great cafe scene, but too noisy
    jose
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    the food is excellent as a cafe, but too noisy for a business conversation at lunch
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 2 business lunches in a row ...
    Raymond
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Dependable spot to impress clients that you're smart, cultured and able to get them in and out during a busy lunch hour!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Pippo
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The crab cake was amazing and mostly just crab. The half chicken dish was great mostly bc of the mashed potatoes. The ravioli a were good but not as good as the chicken dish
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good night out
    Traveler
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The ambiance is really nice, the food is very good, I had Salmon which was outstanding, the sides were ho hum and the appetizers good, but I can't remember it. The drinks are outstanding, and the service is good. The one thing that really could be improved, and I'm just picking is the comfort of the chairs. The tables around us looked to be enjoying there steak frites, Oyster on the half, and cheese plates
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable 50th for my wife
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    It was my wife's 50th Birthday. Parc is one of her favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. It was even more special since I surprised her with a trip to Paris. Parc did not disappoint giving her that French ambiance and with an outstanding French cuisine flair. We ordered the assortment of cheeses for the appetizer which was perfect. The assortment of fresh bread is to good to pass up. My wife ordered the lamb shank provencal with goat cheese polenta, cooked perfectly, very tender and full of flavor. I had the skate fish which was recommended by the waiter, great choice. Others had the gazpacho with their meal and salade verte. The Trout Amandine was ordered and was full of flavor on top of fresh string beans. Very nice evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Pleasure
    WaltVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My family has been going to Parc for years, and my daughter was finally visiting for the first time. It lived up to all her expectations and then some! She highly recommends the macaroni au gratin and the pommes puree. We will continue to visit the next time we are in Philadelphia!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect outdoor summer dinner
    NickSFVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I had flown in from SF and was meeting an old friend for dinner. He picked Parc, which was perfect. The server was cheerful and greeted me warmly. The moules frites were a nice starter and the trout amandine was what you want in a Classic French preparation. Sitting outside on a summer evening rounded out the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    gpaulgrayVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My first time in Philly, visiting my girlfriend who just started Med School... Parc was recommended and was definitely the highlight of our morning; great food, wonderful ambiance and we got a great table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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  • Always delivers
    SusieQfromPhilly
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Parc is my "go to" place for when I am meeting a friend, hosting out-of-town guests, or just feeling the need to be pampered with delightful food. The wine is great, and I love being able to tell guests, "whatever you order, you won't be disappointed." Unfortunately for me, I am unable to eat the amazing bread, however, I do know how delicious it is, and often stop by to pick up a loaf to take as a present when we go to someone's home for brunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Parc did an outstanding job!!!! Cannot wait to go back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    MrsBVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is my second time dining at Parc. It was as amazing this time as it was last time we were here. We ordered the seafood tower and it was extremely fresh and everything was delicious. The amount of food on the tower would have been enough for dinner- it was that large. I had the chicken and my husband had the short rib special. Both were out of this world. This remains one of my favorite restaurants in Philly.
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  • Always Delicious!
    marsha
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My family just LOVES the roast chicken and always get the same thing there. Always delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic
    Andi
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Mt husband and I have been here many times. Most recently for my birthday. We have brought friends and family here and everyone loved it. Great service and food and always a great table.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friends in town
    hutchjon
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My friends from Chicago and North Jersey were in town and none of the had been to Parc. We loved our drinks appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always wonderful!
    mchg
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food and service always 5 star! Nothing not to like about Parc~ even our kids love coming here!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SunshineVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Reliably one of the best establishments in the city. We can always count on Parc for great service, delicious food & wonderful ambiance. This place has it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Always a treat to dine here, no matter how many times I go. Great fish.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • drew
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Dinerds awesome. Benjamin the waiter was great. KARA THE MANAGER FANTASTIC. The best and most memorable meal I have had in a shile.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great review
    Mish60
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The luncheon was excellent. The waitstaff was lovely and the food was excellent I would definitely go th this restaurant. The food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.