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 WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Parc reviews from OpenTable diners
796 reviews since June 4, 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 (501)fit for foodies (418)great for brunch (373)neighborhood gem (373)special occasion (340)great for lunch (325)hot spot (297)scenic view (295)romantic (251)good for groups (191)vibrant bar scene (161)notable wine list (157)late-night find (99)kid-friendly (85)Show More
  • Overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Food was just okay. My beef bourguignon was dry not at all stewy and it was served on mashed potatoes that were very starchy. My friend's rabbit was dry and the sole was dripping with oil. This place is huge and very loud. Our hostess and waitress were good but the other servers were rude with huge chip on their shoulders.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Reminds me of Pastis in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This remdinds me if Pastis in NYC. It is French and just the right amount of casual and formal. The food is on point and the service impeccable! It's great for a first date or a casual weekend dinner. Order the charcuterie and seared foie gras!! The chicken was stellar!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as usual
    KnitmammaVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I've been coming to Parc since it opened (I lived in CT) - but this time...it was mediocre. The breads are always good, but the mussels were tiny and not plentiful. The onion soup was good - but nothing out of the ordinary. The noise level is ridiculous - loud and unbearable. Who wants to hang out and eat and have to put up with it? I sure don't. You can't have a conversation w/out yelling. C'mon - that's a drag, to put it mildly. My cousin joined us late - and wasn't offered bread...or much of anything. He had to keep summoning our server. He ordered the mushroom soup, which he had to send back, b/c it was so salty it was inedible.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keep coming back
    Elenchus
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It's the third time my wife and I have visited Parc in the past 3 years, this time for our anniversary. We keep coming here despite living 40 minutes outside the city. Everything on the menu is exquisitely prepared and there hasn't been a single item we haven't liked. We keep telling ourselves we are going to try another restaurant, but end up convincing ourselves to go back to Parc. Of all the items on the menu, my wife and I like the french onion soup the best. Since it's a french restaurant, they don't call it "french" onion soup, but that is what most people would recognize it as. Every entree is so moist and tender that you don't need a knife and it melts in your mouth. Try to save room for dessert because these are top-notch as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great food and the service by our waiter (DAVID) was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I wish I had more room for more food. It was so delicious and satisfying on so many levels. I will definitely return for another meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall good-though impersonal
    Mefz
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband took me to Parc to celebrate my birthday because I love all things french. Overall the meal was good and I would certainly go back. We loved the simple caraf of house wine offered and enjoyed the fois gras appetizer. However, we both ordered the duck and found it to be salty. Additionally, the noise level is beyond loud so it was hard to have a conversation. The restaurant itself is huge and while our waiter was fine, he certainly wasn't overly friendly. It's one of those places where your waiter takes your order and then someone else brings out the meal so they have no clue who ordered what and we had to instruct them where each plate is supposed to go. It just felt very impersonal, like we were just another 2 top to churn out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typically good!
    SpitdocVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Took our 3 year old and 5 month old and they made it easy and fun. My 3 yr old loved the French onion soup and Escargot. She knew that the kale was "yucky." She was right. They must have accidently poured tons of salt into the kale which accompanied the duck. It was unedible. The mussels were good not great. Service was attentive and not pushy. Pace was good. Fortunately we had a reservation as walk ins waited 1 yr. We'd return again and eat anything without kale!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kind of good
    JE14
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My mother and I went for Saturday brunch. I had made a reservation for 1:30 which was a good thing. I overheard that without a reservation the wait for outside was an hour and inside was half an hour. My mom had the provencal baguette which was excellent. I ordered a cheeseburger because I felt like it. The bun was burnt and the burger had cartilage. Blech. The service was very good- friendly and efficient. The noise level was incredibly loud but by 2:30 it was fine. The restaurant itself is nice- traditional French bistro. I guess I would try it again at a quieter time and would order something else.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent winner!
    foodyforlife
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We always enjoy Parc. If you want a short "rendezvous" in Paris, make a reservation! The food is delicious, the service excellent, the tile and various decorating details add to the sensory experience. The noise level is high if crowded, but everything else makes the visit worthwhile!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Feels like Montmartre
    Masull
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I was there when there was an art expo in the square, having Croque Madame, dining outdoors, it was fabulous! Then went back on a Friday night, around 10:30, and again sat outside and enjoyed a glass of Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc, French onion soup and an exquisite salad verte. Just outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    FoodE
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    From the service to the food we were very satisfied!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    Sharq
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I always enjoy Parc. The service was great and the food is always delicious. A fun place to dine when you are in Philadelphia!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • anonymousVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyable ... Thank you to all staff. Looking forward to our return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • local not special
    phillyasusual4me
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The coffee was barely lukewarm, no one knew who are server was and the food was overpriced. Finally desert was overpriced and not even of the quality of a good bakery. Chose this restaurant for location. This is my 3rd visit and will not return unless there is another out of town guest who needs to be close.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Lunch
    DMC1951VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Celebrating with six friends. Parc never disappoints! The food prepared to perfection , the service impeccable! Thank you...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Another good meal at Parc. One knows what to expect and Parc consistently delivers
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak frites very good
    CraigVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Food was great, service was great. Where I was seated made me feel like I was between two bowling alley lanes, I'd rather be told we've nothing available than to be crammed in. At that point it wasn't about my experience it was really just get the cash. Great food and service, but I don't expect to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice atmosphere....great food
    steaknpotatoesgrl
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I had dinner here with my daughter. Our table was inside next to a window. We shared the cheese plate for an appetizer (a must!) I ordered the steak and frites and my daughter had the ravioli. Both entrees were delicious. Our dessert choice was the chocolate molten cake which was so delicious ....it left us wanting more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    redramVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We have had breakfast, lunch and dinner at Parc and every meal was excellent. Highly recommende
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buzzy atmosphere
    UBUDOC
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Onion and mushroom soups yummy. Escargot sauce divine! Warm shrimp salad and foie gras amazing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a FIND!
    RisottoFreakVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Came here for a business meeting. My first time in Philadelphia. Open Table never disappoints. What an amazing French bistro - feels authentic! French Onion Soup is to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal & nice treat
    Tmoser22
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    It was my birthday, and it was mentioned, but my mom did not ask them to bring me anything. The waiter was very perceptive and surprised us both when he brought us macaroons with a candle at the end of our meal! It was such a treat. The food was great, and so was the view of Rittenhouse Park
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food and Ambiance
    JustaRegularEaterVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Good food and a popular spot. People without reservations were waiting at the bar for a table at 9:00 PM on a Sunday night. Restaurant has open air views of the park/square across the street. With a crowded restaurant and lots of conversations, it was still pretty easy to have a conversation without having to yell across the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Paris on Rittenhouse Square
    TheCurmudgeon
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Parc is a favorite of ours, and no trip to Philly from Delaware is complete for us unless we enjoy a meal there. The food and ambience are authentic, but the service is friendlier than at most Parisian restaurants, and very professional and attentive too. The staff is attractive and helpful. Standouts for us include the basket of bread, mac and cheese, and the warm shrimp salad, though we are gradually eating through the entire menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oui
    GuillameGourmand
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Very popular spot. I see people doing business during the week. The liver parfait is first rate. The croquet madam is creamier than the French version & higher in calories. The mushroom soup also seems creamy; very few mushrooms pieces; likely pureed. There is a good wine list at standard high city prices by the glass. Service on previous visits was near excellent. On this visit I got the wrong wine, the incorrect wine was better & I said I would keep it. Instead the server brought me my original wine. This is a good place for people watching & it would be a good place for conversation if the noise level weren't so high. The noise is probably the reason my server got the order wrong. To see how French it is try an all day single espresso.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for brunch.
    LADF
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had brunch here on a Sunday. The good was just wonderful Very French-y. I could have made a meal on the breads. Crusty French and more. There were 3 of us and we each had something different. Everything was very good. The service, too, was outstanding. We had a reservation and were seated as soon as we arrived. We spent 4 days in Philadelphia - and have been there on 2 prior occasions - and this is my favorite of all the restaurants in which we ate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food - awful service
    Ashtraks1VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We came there for brunch after running a half marathon. One of our favorite things about parc is the Beead basket that they serve to everyone. When ordering, we specifically mentioned how much we enjoy the bread. After about 20 minutes - still no bread and we asked for it again. then, our food came (my medium rate steak was cooked medium well) and still no bread! Finally it came 15 minutes later and the server did not once ask how my food was. The steak was over salted and overcooked. When it came time to pay and the server knew we were in a rush - she took 15 min to process my credit card. Overall I love the place but the experience was less than positive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • will never go back
    md10
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    really bad experience - service was awful, food was cold. will never go back
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • chumley
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Delicious lamb shank and beef BOURGUIGNON. Loved the decor and music. We will be back. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent
    PhoodadelphiaVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I'm sure you're all well aware of the consistent quality of the service and food at Parc, but the atmosphere on a fall Saturday afternoon is idyllic. Not only do your surroundings make you forget you're in Philadelphia, but the vibrant energy just puts you in a good mood for the rest of the day. At one point, my party stopped what they were doing to look around and exclaim, "This is great isn't it?"
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing.
    JessMiller
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Amazing experience, I would highly reccomment Parc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect French Bistro
    foodie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Parc's hostess staff went over and above to find us just the right table where we could catch up with old friends. Our waiter was well informed, to the point and efficient. The food was absolutely fabulous. We started with cocktails and a wonderful glass of Cote du Rhone and began our food eventure with the escargo. TO DIE FOR!!!!!!! We all had different entres' which were fantastic and ended with the second to none; creme brulee. I can't wait to be back in Philadelphia for another chance to visit this restaurant. BEST OF THE CITY!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server: Lauren
    Anniversary6
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We visit to Philadelphia often for special occasions and always make a point of dining at Parc. This Friday September 19, we celebrated Our 6th wedding anniversary and were treated to exceptional service by a young lady. Amex Lauren. She was vibrant, knowledgable, and helpful in providing a pair of reading glasses after I discovered that I had forgotten mine. Lauren epitomizes the style and grace of your restaurant and I hope we see her again at our next visit to Parc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paris in Philadelphia
    Sally
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Seated inside or outside Parc has the ambiance of bring in an authentic Parisian Bistro. Takes you away on holiday ! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parc Perfect
    LipcheesVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was my first time at this restaurant which was recommended by a friend local to the area. I ordered the quiche and a side order of fries (sorry, make that "pommes frites") which went well with a nice glass of white wine. Everything was better than expected. Would have stayed for coffee and dessert but I was on a schedule. Great atmosphere but very loud so difficult to have a conversation without yelling across the table. Would definitely go here again to try something on the dinner menu and probably need to make reservations. I happened to walk by the restaurant around dinner time and it was packed with anxious-but-willing-to-wait patrons. Always a good sign!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always wonderful
    robinVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Parc is a fabulous place for delicious and beautiful food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't miss it
    Sworkman
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Great quaint French Bistro in the heart of Rittenhouse square. With outside and scenic window seating it is a can't miss for quality!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always wonderful
    Cindy
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Food and atmosphere can't be beat. Brunch, lunch, drinks and dinner all great at Parc. Whether it is just my husband and me, our family, or with other couples, Parc is always one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • parc
    cn71VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Lunch was ,as usual, excellent. Onion soup is the best and bread is outstanding. Still my favorite place for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.