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Rouge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.rouge98.com
  • Phone: (215) 732-6622
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 - 4:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm;
    Wednesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental
  • Executive Chef: Sam Noh
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walnut Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Rouge
For fifteen years, Rouge has been Rittenhouse Square's original dining destination with a commitment to impeccable service, quality food, and ingredients.Rouge remains a favorite among locals as well as visitors for atmosphere and park-side seating.

Come-sit, eat, drink, relax and watch the city of Philadelphia go by.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "We were there for my son proposing to his girlfriend. Everyone from the sweet and wonderful hostess our waitress the pink French champagne and sliced strawberries , cheese, nuts and fruit made for a night we will never forget."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "We had a 7 pm reservation. On arrival, we were shown to a table in the middle of the bar - noise level was deafening; certainly not what we had anticipated for a date night. Conversation would have been virtually impossible. We indicated that we wanted a different table, and wanted to sit outside. "We don't take reservations for outside seating" we were told. Our reservation was promptly cancelled by Rouge (I learned this later when I received a message from Open Table at 7:09 indicating cancellation). We were treated like persona non grata - because we wanted to sit outside, we were made to feel like we were in the way and a nuisance to the maitre'd. Our frustration level was such that we walked next door to Parc for dinner. NEVER AGAIN!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I was very disappointed with my dining at Rouge. My Fiancé and I heard about this restaurant through a friend and heard wonderful things and a great experience - ours was different. Our service was not very friendly and didn't even introduce himself when greeting. I was very taken back by the way we were forgot about and how unfriendly our server was. Our special day was a little dampered."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Located across from a park with a great cruising scene by car or by foot. All dinners came to the table hot from the kitchen. I had the striped bass which was done perfectly, with a crispy crusted outside and a flaky hot inside, on top of julienne vegetables with a broth that you wanted to dunk your crusty dinner roll into. Scallops with risotto were good, 4 medium scallops, could have been either larger or perhaps 6 to the order. Duck stir fry was a different to the regular beef or chicken. It was done well since duck can be fatty. If you like burgers, they serve a very large mound of ground beef cooked to perfection, topped with carmelized onions. It very well could satisfy a meat lovers craving."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Rouge is always fun. Lots of people, dressed well, speaking casually and eating and drinking with joy. Thanks to Amy and Katie!!!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Enjoyed my visit. Service was friendly and attentive. LOVED the pomegranate margarita!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great food, lively scene, terrific location, very loud. Had a great server who added to the positive experience."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I made reservations for long lost out of town friends on their first night in town. They received a special table as requested, terrific food and service, and made me look like a genius for picking Rouge, which already was one of my summertime favorites."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Excellent service at dinner on a weekday. The bibb salad with endive was amazing - probably one of the best salads I've eaten in a restaurant. Plan on eating the burger with a knife and fork. Delicious, but the bun could not withstand the moisture from the grilled onions."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Went with a party of 6 and the food and service was awesome."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Food was wonderful, service terrific...great for business dinners. Great bar scene. Will be back!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "I love the atmosphere at Rouge. Staff is attentive and friendly. Cocktails were excellent. Unfortunately the skirt steak arugula salad was terrible. The steak was tough and flavorless. It tasted like a muscle. It was the worst skirt steak I have had anywhere. The chopped salad wasn't much better than the arugula. The chopped chicken was stone dry and the salad overall had little flavor. The next time in town, I will stick to the hamburger and cheese plates."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Our table was in the bar area and was very loud. Unfortunately, it must have been happy hour with people all over our table. It was so bad, we couldn't hear each other and decided to leave before ordering drinks or dinner. We didn't eat but I couldn't complete my review without adding a food star rating."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Food was amazing! We had the tuna small plate, scallops, organic chicken, burger with truffle fries. Every dish was very yummy! We still can't figure out how they were able to cook chicken breast to be so moist and juicy. We loved every dish! Our waitress was awesome! Friendly, and great service!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Every time we are in Philadelphia we visit Rouge and it never disappoints!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "This not my first time at Rouge. The atmosphere is amazing and keeps me coming back!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "I had a wonderful dining experience at Rouge. The mushroom toast was perfect as a starter and the Branzino was light and delicious. And of course dessert, chocolate cake was just divine. Our waiter, Peter was fantastic. Attentive, knowledgeable and very sweet. I am looking forward to going back and hopefully soon."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Great lunch menu....relaxed atmosphere....perfect service"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Well I can say for certain that the salmon is outstanding, but the hamburger looked equally satisfying. Definitely be sure to order the fish tacos too...quite an excellent starter, and between those and an entree, plenty of food for a complete meal! Don't worry about saving room for dessert, because it can't compare to the regular dishes ... BUT if you happen to get there before the seasons changed, the pumpkin creme brulee is a tasty dessert that can be easily shared! Two thumbs up!!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The room was so cute! It's a small room with a great view of the park. The bar is in the middle of the room and it's great for people watching. The table had chairs and a couch which was very comfy. We went for restaurant week and choose the 3 course menu for $35. We heard rave reviews about their burger and had to try it. We were so disappointed! The burger was terrible! no taste and the roll seemed stale. It's huge but no flavor. You can get a tastier burger at red robin. They would not sub the regular fries for the truffle fries, so we ordered both. The truffle fries were ok. I should of just stuck with the regular fries. Bread pudding was DELICIOUS!! would go back for that. $190 bucks later & we should of went to shake shack"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I've eaten at Rouge plenty of times but this was the first time I brought my boyfriend. It wasn't that great. I'm not sure if was because we ordered the restaurant week menu but the service was subpar. We ordered burgers that although were good took forever! NOT SURE WHY? They were both medium? Our server was not very attentive or friendly. I usually enjoy this place but this time I was disappointed, I want to show him a good time. Another server or hostess did take a glass of wine and beverage off of the bill which I accepted but the damage was already done. the atmosphere and food was good though...."
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "great menu and choices for everyone. Burger was HUGE and amazing. I had apple pie for dessert and it was sub-par but the creme brulee was awesome!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Good restaurant, open late, but overpriced, and waitress pushing food on us."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Have nothing bad to say. everything was good but was not overwhelmed. but again, all was good, but it's a bit pricey to my taste. restaurant week deal made it worth while"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Intimate setting, cozy. Excellent food and nice portions. Our server was absolutely fantastic, as were the other employees. They really make you fell like it's your home. We really had an amazing New Years Eve dining experience."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a lovely meal Sunday evening sitting at a window table gazing out at Rittenhouse Square decorated with holiday lights. Plus delicious rouge burgers, wonderful choc chip bread pudding and relaxing and attentive service."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Chicken is hard to do well. But for $23 it would be nice if it was not dry as a bone. The spinach and mashed potatoes were the only edible part. My daughter had a burger. She loved it and the fries were also good. But again, a burger for $19 should be better."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Rouge is reliably good. The menu is limited to items that are well prepared. Excellent burger and truffle fries are always among the best."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "Rouge is a permanent fixture in Philly's restaurant world and last night I was reminded why. I love the ambiance of this restaurant and the weekly additions to their menu will keep me coming back. I took a client here and the service was great - attentive, but not intrusive. Used dishes and flatware were removed promptly and water and wine were filled without flagging anyone down. Mushroom toast and apple & cranberry cobbler were definitely worth mentioning in this review. I typically enjoy rouge alfresco for wine and light bites, but I'll be back to dine inside again this winter."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "This was a wonderful location for a business dinner. The staff treated us like we were royalty. Upon surveying the room, they somehow afforded the same courtesy to all other patrons. I will more assuredly be back."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "The music was so loud it went right through me and made me want to leave as soon as my entree was half eaten. The food was good enough and the server was very attentive. I would not go back unless I was assured that I would be in a quiet location."
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "At a recent lunch, we enjoyed an indoor table by the window on a beautiful day. The menu is varied; the food is very good; the service is professional. Of note, was the delicious dessert -- blueberry ice cream! Probably the best ice cream I've ever tasted! Go and enjoy. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "What a great night my family and I had a Rouge! Not only was the service superb, but the food and wine was absolutely excellent! I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 8/14/2013
  • "From the hostess, to the server (Dena), to the bussers-- everyone was very friendly and welcoming. The food and drinks were great, and Dena even offered us free dessert for our anniversary..unfortunately we had no room for dessert. I also found it to be reasonably priced for such high quality everything. Loved it!!"
    Dined on 7/24/2013
  • "We had two different burgers and our out of town guests were overwhelmed by the size and deliciousness. The French fries were also yummy. the calamari dish was ok."
    Dined on 7/9/2013
  • "I went to Rouge with two friends and had a delicious lunch. We were on the early side, so there was no significant noise level. The location opposite Rittenhouse Square is of course delightful."
    Dined on 7/4/2013
  • "Great place, nice decor, vibe, service etc... Food is great I would definitely go back to try more of the menu. It's usually packed for dinner, I went for lunch and it was nice and relaxing."
    Dined on 7/3/2013
  • "Good food and perfect spot on a spring or cool summer day or night as the floor to ceiling doors. Great views of Rittenhouse Park."
    Dined on 6/3/2013
  • "Rouge is a always good for a business lunch, a cocktail at the bar, an early dinner on the square, or a late night romatic dinner. Thoughtful and consistent menu - wonderful wine list."
    Dined on 5/28/2013
  • "Great window seat booked via Open Table with excellent service and lively after work atmosphere. Good selection of cocktails and wine. Definitely a go to spot."
    Dined on 5/23/2013