A PHILADELPHIA GEMI AM CONSTANTLY IMPRESSED WITH THE PERFECTION OF THIS JOB.... NO WONDER STEPHEN STARR IS TAKING THIS RESTAURANT ON THE ROAD...
AMBIANCE IS PERFECT....
FOOD IS OUTSTANDING..
AND THE ORGANIZATION RUNS A PERFECT ENVIRONMENT5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly RecommendedParc is such a great place to dine in a vibrant location. My family and I had brunch here and everything looked so good it was hard to decide. I had the poached eggs with asparagus. Yum! Their assorted pastry basket is a must get item on the breakfast/brunch menu.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDivine dining experienceI took my mother to Parc for Mother's Day dinner and they did not disappoint. We had 5:15pm reservations and they had our table ready and waiting for us. The servers were knowledgable on the menu and did not rush us despite it being a busy day for them. My mother ordered the lamb shank, our waitress' reccommendation and it was phenomenal. I would definitely reccommend Parc!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinner at ParcFriday night place was packed a little wait but got a great table inside at the edge facing the street. Excellent service for such a busy night. Food was really good. Roasted chicken was good5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding dining experience.Outstanding dining experience. My wife and I and our two children ages 7 and 5 were seated in the center of the area looking out on Rittenhouse Square, just before the outdoor section of the restaurant. Our food server was simply perfect: she was happy, pleasant, courteous, attentive, engaging, quintessentially professional. The food was sumptuous, perfectly prepared and excellently presented, from the bread offered at the start, through cheese samplers, rotisserie duck, and ravioli. The bar scene behind us was electric with down-town professionals on a Friday end of day, while the view to the front was utterly picturesque, all combining to make for one of the most exciting and delightful dining experiences ever. Bravo Parc!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFrenchtasticThe best place in rhe city for lunch. One immediately feels like they are in France . The food and seevice are always top quality. I always take me top clients here as I can rest assured they wont be dissapointed.Outstanding.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAhhhh Paris!!!Think Balthazar or Pastis in NYC and put Parc right with them. Food was excellent, service great and the open air tables on Rittenhouse Square were transporting, I found myself looking through the trees to see if I could see the Arc De Triomphe in the distance.
We will return.....soon.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA Little FrenchI have traveled to Paris. This restaurant's interior and decor appears very authentic to an actual french bistro. My date and I had the the mushroom soup and french onion soup-- Both outstanding! Soaked the soup up with my crusty, but soft french baguette....Delicious! For lunch entree, we both experienced the EXCELLENT ½ ROAST CHICKEN Pommes purée, jus de poulet. Outstanding! Mashed potatoes were PERFECT. Ended our meal with a dessert: MOELLEUX AU CHOCOLAT,
Warm chocolate cake with melted chocolate center, drizzled with raspberry sauce. The melted chocolate was exceptional! Overall, great meal. Will return to try other menu items.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMA slice of Paris in dowtown PhillyParc exquisitely recreates the feel of a Parisien bistro, right down to the black-and-white clad wait staff and small bistro tables set up along the sidewalk...with the chairs all facing out, so much the better for watching the pedestrian traffic moving by. The food was excellent, especially the roast chicken (which was mentioned in the Philadelphia Mag review). The staff was courteous and knowledgeable, if not in any great hurry...but then again, that's part of the experience of a french bistro too, and given the quality of the atmosphere, drinks and food, you shouldn't be in any great rush anyway.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!A really authentic French Bistro with great food, service and French wine. We have been
there many times and will return!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe picked Parc for our weddingWe picked Parc for our wedding anniversary dinner because we'd been there a couple of years ago when visiting Philly, and it was fabulous then - and it was just as great this time around.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe sat outside across fromWe sat outside across from Rittenhouse Park and it was very relaxing and fun. Very good service and decent food!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for Celebratory BrunchMy friend and I went to Parc for brunch after saying we would for two years. We were glad we finally made it there. The cocktails were a great way to start off, and our meals (Eggs Norwegian and Eggs Benedict) were prepared very well. But our favorite part of the experience was sitting outside facing Rittenhouse Square and people-watching. The service was great; we appreciated that they took their time between the cocktails, meal, and coffee to give us more time to enjoy the atmosphere. Although expensive for college students, Parc was well worth the price for a celebratory brunch.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSo good we ate there twice!First of all, if you can get a table with Ross, do it! He was an incredibe server who knew the menu inside & out! He made the best suggestions! Best drink: Basilic! I loved this drink, I couldnt get enough of it! The first time we had the warm shrimp salad which was delicious! Then the mushroom tart appetizer & the Mussels entree were hands down the tastiest! The fries were yummy! The egg white omelette with goat cheese & ratatouille was also very good if eggs are what you're into.
ll in all, the meal wouldnt have been as special wthout our server Ross, he really helped us make the best choices! We shall return!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery GoodEnjoyed by dinner and I was very happy with the selection of wines. I love Rittenhouse so I was happy to get a nice view. I was, however, disappointed by my server. I had read such wonderful things about the service and I was let down. He didn't come around as often as I would have liked and he mumbled the specials. He wasn't horrible, just not what I was expecting.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were initially seated atWe were initially seated at the end of a banquet, at the far side of the room, near the kitchen. As an OpenTable reservation, I would have expected better seating. There were empty tables throughout the restaurant. We asked for a better location and did get one more centrally located, but I had to keep dodging trays laden with food as they were set down on a tray stand for serving. Annoying.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful timeI had a reservation for lunch on a beautiful Saturday. The restaurant was jammed but the front desk seated us right away in a table by a window. Service was efficient and friendly without being intrusive. The food was excellent. All in all a wonderful meal. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others and go back again.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding French bistroFrom the extensive wine list, to the server, to the fabulous food we were highly impressed by this restaurant. The food was somewhat simple yet incredibly flavorful. The sidewalk view of Rittenhouse Square and all the people going by reminded us of dining in Paris. We would highly recommend this.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, service ambiance outstandingFood, service ambiance outstanding in all respects. A must-go!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful RestaurauntOverall great experience here. Very beautiful setting. Relaxing, great food. Highly recommended.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only complaint I haveThe only complaint I have is that when I made the reservation on Open Table - I requested a table in a room away from the bar and they seated us in the room with the bar.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTuesday = Best Pork Chop EVER!I have been to Parc a few times in the past. It is always met my expectations of an upper scale Rittenhouse French restaurant. Great Philly location, good atmosphere, some of the best service and good French food. But I had never been there on a Tuesday... Tuesday they serve up a Pork Milanese that is just the best pork chop you will ever eat. A great pork chop pounded, breaded, topped with an arugula salad (for show?), olives with a vinaigrette dressing = awesome goodness. While Parc appetizers are good, they should be avoided if ordering this entrée as it is quite filling. Gnaw on the bone goodness.
If you want a good French restaurant experience, consider another night or another entrée so you can experience a wider variety.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMEuro-flare on Rittenhouse SquareParc is a genuine French bistro on Rittenhouse Square. Ambience is old world with red leather booths and lots of dark wood. Waitstaff is dressed bistro-authentic with shirts/ties and white aprons. The menu is large and varied, and the wine/beverage list ample, including very good wines by the glass poured generously. My wife had a mushroom soup that was out of this world and a warm shrimp salad. I enjoyed a perfectly done lanb shank provencal. We topped the meal off with a delicious creme brulee that wasn't made yesterday. In warmer weather, the bistro tables outside provide a perfect venue for enjoying the sights of Rittenhouse Square. We heartily recommend Parc for a delightful dining experience at a resaonable price.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly enjoyed the meal!!(Brunch)GooTruly enjoyed the meal!!(Brunch)Good Bloody Marys too.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMParc "stupendous"It was our third visit to Parc and we brought guests. The food was stupendous and the service was excellent. We'll be back4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI was very impressed withI was very impressed with the food and service; my server was very attentive and knowledgable about the food and its preparation. The wine and beer selection was impressive and they have a long list of specialty cocktails. The location across from the park provides a great view.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMParc is a lovely bistro whichParc is a lovely bistro which is lovely in ambience and in hospitality. The food is very good with a varied menu so all have choices. The waiters are charming and offer suggestions and substitutions that are not just up selling or rote. The area at Rittenhouse Square adds to the experience so you can stroll inn the park or shop on Walnut.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMI have kept a city dentistI have kept a city dentist near Parc for years just so I could schedule lunch at Parc twice a year. The bread is fantastic!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing true to life copyAmazing true to life copy of a Paris bistro right down to the smallest details, like the speaker grilles
Rittenhouse setting and was handicap accessible for my 90+ mother in law. The only way one could tell that one was not in Paris was that the service was polite rather than rushed.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience. Have a 1Great experience. Have a 1 yr old and Parc energetic atmosphere allowed us to sit for over an hour. This is a rare occurrence, thanks Parc4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had dinner at Parc on SundayWe had dinner at Parc on Sunday evening. After an afternoon of sightseeing with other members of my company's management team (we were gathering in Philadelpha for two days of meetings), we had reservations at Parc for 7pm. We had a short wait for our table which we filled by getting a drink at the bar. The restaurant and bar (as well as the sidewalk tables) was full and bustling. Once seated, our waiter was attentive and offered his knowledge about the menu and answered all our questions. Our food and dessert was very good. Our service was very good also. Definitely recommend Parc.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMNever Disappoints - Always DeliversParc never disappoints. Every time I'm in Philadelphia, I go out of my way to take my clients to Parc. The ones that have traveled to Eastern Europe appreciate it even more - because they see the authenticity immediately. The food is always perfect. The wait staff is always well trained and working like a well oiled machine. The vibe is always perfect.
I can't wait for the weather to change so I can sit outside and people watch while I have a phenomenal meal.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!Everything was great, we went for our anniversary brunch. They brought us out a little bowl of pastries with a sparkler in it to celebrate! We had the $10 pastry basket to start, the quiche was amazing! We will definitely be going back!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonder place to spend an earlyWonder place to spend an early afternoon. The food was excellent, as well as the service.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways wonderful. A breathAlways wonderful. A breath of April in Paris even for my French guest.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely authentic looking FrenchLovely authentic looking French bistro. Food was delicious and generous. Unfortunately noisy for conversation and catching up with friends. Sitting outside would have been quieter and more conducive to chatting and visiting with friends I had not seen in a while.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcept for the music (tooExcept for the music (too loud), it was like eating in a restaurant in Paris. We enjoyed it very much!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a treat!Wonderful evening celebrating with our daughter. We sat outside and enjoyed they spring weather. Service was a bit slow but we were not in a hurry. Food is pricey but very well worth it.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMbeen there many times, itsbeen there many times, its liking stepping into a cafe in Paris. very authentic, fantastic bread great coffee really happening. can be kind of loud, but food is consistent, not fancy good size portions4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA bit frenetic but handledA bit frenetic but handled well with good service and a great menu. Excellent at capturing bistro cuisine -- standard French dishes well executed.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMParc has it all: food quality,Parc has it all: food quality, ambiance, location, great service (I was invited to move from a somewhat distant table to a better view of Rittenhouse Square this time). I've never had a mediocre experience here - they've all been delightful.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful slice of ParisA wonderful slice of Paris along Rittenhouse Square. The service was wonderful and the waitstaff was friendly and knowledgeable. Delicious food and wonderful view of the park. I will be back!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was, as always, excellentThe food was, as always, excellent ... and expensive. The service was good, considering it was a Saturday night.
The best value at Parc is lunch. (We were there for dinner.)
The hostess did try to foist off a table right by an open door on a chilly night, but we were accommodated quickly and politely when we asked to switch tables.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous brunch spotThis was my fourth or fifth time going to Parc but my first for brunch. Every dinner I've had there has been amazing and my dad's birthday brunch upheld Starr's sky high standards. We were running half an hour late for our reservation but they still held our table even on a busy, warm spring Saturday morning. Our server, Joe, made sure our coffee cups stayed full and hot. My dad and sister split the gorgeous, glittering tower of fruits de mer -- everything was fresh and meticulously prepared. I had an indulgent, more brunchy plate of French toast with hazelnut creme and warm, gooey cinnamon-saturated apples: YUM!! They even brought out an adorable dish of rainbow macaroons with a candle for my dads birthday. Wonderful experience all around.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMReally a fun experience butReally a fun experience but what a zoo-too crowded and horrible noise. Older folks like us thought it was good enough to go back 2 times for very decent food.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMlike being in ParisMy wife and I went there for lunch while on a romantic weekend in the city and had a great time. It was one of the best parts of a fantastic weekend alone sans kids. We will definitely be returning, the tuna carpacio and french 75's made for a awsome time.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and atmosphereGreat food and atmosphere with attentive and helpful staff that made you feel welcomed. A reservation is a good idea.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious but theFood was delicious but the bar scene was not conducive to dining -- loud and crowded with bar patrons almost leaning against our table. Will remember to request a table away from the bar next time.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentGreat environment, fun place to eat with awesome food. Would absolutely go back again.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was fantastic! HillaryThe food was fantastic! Hillary the bartender was very
engaging and very fun!!!! We would go back just to see
her again. Our waiter Dan knew the menu inside and out
and was very attentive to our needs. Everyone loved their
dinner. So glad we found Parc!!!!!!!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM