Square 1682
Square 1682

Square 1682

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.square1682.com/
  • Phone: (215) 563-5008
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:
    Monday-Friday: 6:30am-10:30am

    Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday: 8am-2:30pm

    Lunch:
    Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm

    Dinner:
    Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
    Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-11:00pm

    Bar:
    Monday through Friday: 11:30am - ?
    Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Caitlin Mateo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Enjoy stunning views and exceptional service for any of your meeting and event needs at the adjacent Hotel Palomar and enjoy catered food from Square 1682!
  • Special Events: 2014 continues Square 1682's Power Lunch; A brand new way to power through the day! Enjoy our classic $16.82 3-course Lunch Prix Fixe or our new $20.14 3-course Power Lunch Monday - Friday from 11:30am - 2:30pm. Need an extra kick? Both prix fixe options include our Chef's famous giant cookie to take back to the office!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th & Sansom Streets
  • Public Transit: We are convenient to all SEPTA bus & regional rail lines! Closest train station is Suburban Station (34 N. 16th Street & J.F.K. Boulevard). You will head west on John F. Kennedy Blvd toward North 17th Street, then turn left onto North 17th Street.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available
A word from Square 1682
Square 1682 presents a Modern American Kitchen menu thoughtfully and masterfully created by Executive Chef Caitlin Mateo. The menu features small & large plates, as well as dishes designed for sharing during dinner. With emphasis on local and organic products, Chef Mateo entices the taste buds with every bite, through her lens of culinary America.

The bar showcases a pure wellness program of all natural ingredients, where fresh fruit and juices, infused spirits, and housemade flavored simple syrups are created daily from our Lead Bartender Chauncey Scates. Square 1682 invites guests to a full experience of dining, libations, and lively ambiance on every visit.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Square 1682 reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (51)good for groups (33)vibrant bar scene (28)neighborhood gem (23)great for lunch (21)hot spot (20)great for brunch (19)special occasion (13)late-night find (11)romantic (11)notable wine list (6)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Prepare to wait at Square 1682
    GoSteelers
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Despite having a 6:30 PM reservation, we were not seated until after 7:00 PM. For me, that is unacceptable and aside from an apology we got nothing for it. Now, during the wait, Dee made the most amazing cocktail called Lay Your Cards Out, which made the wait endurable. Bread is multi-grain rolls that were not warm and served with oil. Entrees were halibut with lobster rice and filet mignon, with a side of asparagus. Both were well prepared, although I encountered many hard grains of rice. Sauce to flavor the rice was delish. Angela provided cordial and prompt service. The overall experience was good, but due to the long wait, I will not go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner, but ...
    rjcacasVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was spectacular, creative; the combination of "small plates" & "big plates" on the menu is a clever way to please all appetites. Nice bar, creative wine list, comfy seating, ... what's not to love? Oh, the waiter who has to be asked after 10 minutes to take a cocktail order, or the very nice rolls -- that don't appear until the main plates do as well, or ... i think it was just our server, but ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SQUARE DINING
    NOLA4Diners
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Excellent food options, customization available for food intolerant customers. Vibrant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • convenient location; good quality
    similes
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Our server was not into the spirit of things - menu was not exciting, but the meals were good quality and management went the extra mile to provide birthday dessert.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great find
    DannyVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    found this restaurant thanks to open table. it was a great find. excellent calamari, extremely tender and tasty. warm spinach salad was good, but wasn't excited with potato and quinoa and not much else. grilled branzino was skin-on filet, tasty but could have been a bit bigger. filet mignon was outstanding! a little overcooked for med rare, but delicious nonetheless. cocoa cheesecake was to die for! our server was excellent: attentive, friendly, and helpful. i would definitely recommend a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch, bad parking
    befuddled4ork
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The Sunday brunch traffic was very light and they can accommodate parties of 6-8. Why? Because parking in this area is horrendous. Found parking garage for $12, Sunday special. If you cab or walk, then you're set. Ordered the peach bellini pitcher (and instead we got mango bellini pitcher). Sadly, instead of fixing the mistake, they only gave one peach bellini to one of our party that really wanted the peach bellini. Our dishes included fried chicken and waffles (solid), crabcakes (tasty, but poached eggs overdone, no runny yolk), grilled shrimp salad (good), raisin french toast (solid), and bacon spinach frittata (solid). Overall, solid brunch, good service, good location, great for groups, bad parking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    foodie2be
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great atmosphere for a group dinner or date night. The food was prepared exceptionally well. We had the calamari, burger, and pan-seared halibut. The calamari had the perfect amount of batter and texture, and paired with an aioli that complimented the dish well. The. Burger. - this burger has to be the most flavorful beef (second to an authentic wagyu) we've had in a restaurant that doesn't specialize in burgers. Everything meshed so well from the crunch of the bun and onion ring to the rich texture of the quail egg. The halibut was cooked perfectly, but did not standout as well as the lobster wild rice that it came with. Wrapped up the evening with a delicious creme brûlée.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Niya
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I ordered the Pork Chops. They were delicious. I took my 10 year old, 15 year old and her friend for a pre-dinner show. My children ordered the burger and both really enjoyed them. My daughter's friend ordered the lamb. The menu is limited but I am confident that all of the meals are delicious. Service was excellent! I would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely lunch with friends
    VafromNJ
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    wanted a place where my friends any I could catch up. Square 1682 was delightful. Ordered the special omelette of the day with soup and a cookie and it was delicious. Came quickly and was a good value. I'd go back for lunch again when I wanted to go more upscale
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great brunch!
    Steph
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Headed to Square 1682 for brunch on Sunday with three other people. Only had to wait a few minutes to be sat, and the waiter greeted us immediately. AMAZING bloody marys! I wish they had a few more of the classic brunch options but overall the food and service was all excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large Party, Excellent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a large party of 9 this past weekend and this place was fantastic. Everyone loved their food, drinks and overall experience. The service was fantastic and there are no complaints. The only note to mention is that restaurants are on the second floor - for those who would mind the distance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice escape - nothing too inventive
    QuackerVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food was well prepared thought not too creative. Noise levels were moderate which was nice compared to what we expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place! AWESOME food!
    FoodieFanatic
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A dining gem. Everyone was nice & pleasant from start to finish. The ambiance was fabulous and the meal exceeded our expectations. Our waitress Angela was super friendly and attentive to our every need.. We will be sharing the experience with others..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great staff, so-so food
    MBCo
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    It was a great night out, service was fantastic--very polite, informative, and efficient--only disappointment was the food. Not because it was bad but because it just wasn't good enough to justify the expense. Our group found the flavours were both too heavy in the entrees and too light in the starters. Some great ideas at work, but the execution didn't zing on the taste buds. Everything was fresh and of high quality, the prep just wasn't what we'd hoped. That said, I wouldn't have thrown any to the dog!
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  • love it!
    kris
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Everything about the place was AWESOME. Great selection of bar bites, huge menu in general! The atmosphere, staff, and food were all just amazing. The calamari was the best I've ever had! The specialty drink menu was also extensive - very tough to decide (I recommend the Texan Mule)! Was so impressed that we ended up there for breakfast the next morning (the place opens at 6:30am on a Sunday, AMAZING).. again great menu selection! I had the power breakfast.. was worried that the portion size might be a bit to small, but was must larger than expected! We also had the croissants with the homemade preserves... to die for! SO good, that if there were any preserves left, we would sit there with spoons! Will definitely be visiting again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bachelorette weekend
    Bachelorette5
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    This place is amazing!! We had Catalina as our server and Benjamin for our bartender! So professional and fun! Totally topped off my bachelorette weekend! Can't wait to go back! Best restaurant! Food staff and cocktails... Couldn't have been more perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Changed, but still top-notch
    OperationDinnerOutVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our first visit to Square 1682 since the latest redesign and change of chef. It's always been one of our favorites. We initially found the new menu disappointing -- not as imaginative as the restaurant has been in the past. But then the food itself arrived: Wow. We'll be back. The space s still modern yet inviting, but the background noise level has really been ramped up. Note to management: Turn down the soundtrack!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BuntzVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We love 1682 for pre-orchestra dining. The food is always creative and well-prepared, the service is friendly and the place has a pleasant, upbeat vibe. This time, the cauliflower soup with bits of bacon was excellent as were my wife's scallops and my beef cheeks for our entrees. The beef cheeks were so good that they almost melted in my mouth. Excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot for foodies
    AmandaVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Many dishes that would impress foodie-types and a notable cocktail list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good & pricey
    food10
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Enjoyed dinner in that food was very good , creative but a bit on the salty side and every dish on the 4 course meal is a very rich. Pasts with white fish was terrific . Serviced lacked enthusiasm. Mk
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We came in for lunch and were warmly welcomed by the hostess. Our party expanded by 1 and we were accommodated without the bat of an eyelash. The service was really top notch--friendly but not overbearing, prompt and attentive. The carrot soup special was a special treat, especially with the bacon!
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  • Service
    TT12
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Jason, our server, was awesome. The food was ok. The place was empty, we could here a pin drop.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time, Great Impression
    Joyseygirl
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I had the Crabby Benedict. It was the first time I ever had eggs Benedict and it was great. My sister ordered the chicken salad sandwich also bursting with flavorful greatness. I know because I managed to grab a few bits before she consumed it all. No complaint about the service either. Everyone was friendly and our food was brought out in a timely fashion. The only thing I wish is that I had the opportunity to try the french toast and gelato. I was so envious when I saw a plate with two thick slices of french toast accompanied by the creamy, perfectly scooped gelato being delivered to the table next to us. I guess that gives me a reason to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Urban cool
    Esther1958VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We ate dinner here on a Saturday night; there seemed to be few diners but a lively bar scene. The food was excellent, and the vegetarian in the group particularly appreciated the choice of vegetarian dishes. The thud-thud-thud of the bass of the soundtrack made the place noisy for dining (but probably lively for drinks). We won't be back, because the ambiance isn't what we wanted for dinner. A pity, because the food was so delicious and beautifully presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUPER FRESH FOOD
    aftato
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Unquestionably a very tasty meal from start to finish; the meals all tasted extremely fresh; the vegetables cooked just right; one of the few places that knows how to cook salmon perfectly so it retains total moisture; service was attentive and friendly; the one negative is that the place has a big bar with a big screen and I think that during certain sports events the dining experience could be overwhelmed by the sports bar scene. But I am sure that food will still be just as tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Three of us went for brunch on a quiet Saturday. I had a frittata with short ribs, peppers and mushrooms; my friends both had the Crabby Arnold (eggs benedict with crab cakes instead of Canadian bacon.) All were served with breakfast potatoes. The food was tasty, the servers were attentive. All in all a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd Time Here
    Reno2277VIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    This was our second time here. The first time was restaurant week last year. Loved it both times. This time was for our daughter's birthday. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excelent Service
    DKWalserVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    The wait staff at Square 1682 are freindly and attentive without being intrusive. I had the bacon wrapped dates as an appitizer. It was decadently rich. A perfect marriage of sweet, savory, and a little heat from spice. For my meal, I had the lamb shanks with a side order of roasted corn. The lamb shanks come with a hash of summer vegtibles and and creamy bulgar wheat. Since a major component of the hash was roasted corn, I should have skipped the side order. My desert order was their cheese cake. It was good, but would have benefited from a little more lemony tang. Overall, the meal was an excelent end to the day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great!
    Jess
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went here for Sunday brunch. Not too crowded- great atmosphere, great staff, excellent food! Only minus was having to go upstairs to the hotel for the bathroom. I will definitely go back - want to try for dinner as well!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • last minute brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I scheduled a last minute brunch with family, first time at Square 1682. The food was great, fresh fruit juices were delightful. They were accommodating to my 3 year old as well as the other adults at the table. It was a little loud for conversation at brunch but otherwise was a great brunch location that I hope to return to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner and Brunch were Terffific
    Dave
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had pre-theater dinner on Satuday and brunch on Sunday. Both were very good experiences. Excellent, well-trained and friendly servers. Menu and food are creative and extremely well prepared and presented. Chef and staff are clearly outstanding. We would definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet night out
    FoodfanVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Like the room space and the high chairs and tables, and staff were both attentive and helpful re recommendations. Food was good - the bacon wrapped dates were delicious, and my husband enjoyed his burger. My shrimp special was just ok. Not much ambiance but it was a Saturday night during the month of August when people were obviously at the beach. Expect that will change once September rolls around.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Welcoming and Delicious
    paperdill
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our server was very helpful and friendly. For a light dinner for 2, we ordered 3 small plate items (salad, skewered shrimp, hummus platter) and parmesan fries. We loved almost everything. The fries might well be the best I've ever tasted -- and up to this point, my favorites were in Europe. The salad was perfect, and we enjoyed the cheese base on the salad plate. The shrimp was very nice. The hummus -- we wish we hadn't ordered because we didn't care for the flavors of the hummus or the toasts. Still, it was a lovely meal. Thank you! The atmosphere was nice -- not stuffy but refined. It was a very nice evening, and we hope to visit again soon to try breakfast or lunch.
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  • Dinner for Two
    ErinMcCoolyVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A friend and I decided to try Square 1682 for a much needed get together in order to catch-up. It was the perfect spot. Having had our reservation on a lovely late Summer day, we sat outside and were not at all distracted by the hustle and bustle of Rittenhouse or overly stalked by the wait staff. It seemed as though we were always getting great service and had delicous food on our table. I would definintely try Square 1682 again to experience inside dining.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Excellent brunch. Very attentive service and very friendly staff. Food came out delicious and very quickly! I would definitely recmomend Square 1682 to my friends!! Great selection on the menu with something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Okay
    SYeagerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I liked the menu / space / service much more pre-renovations. Our server was extremely personable and nice when he came to the table, but it was a bit of a wait in between his visits to the table. There is no need to go out and socialize with your friends outside the restaurant before putting in our drink order. The drinks and food were unimpressive at best. There are many other restaurants and bars in the neighborhood I would recommend before Square 1682.
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  • Great lunch spot.
    DannyB
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Went to Square 1682 recently for the first time with coworkers looking for a new lunch spot. Will definitely be adding it to the rotation. Food was great, service was excellent and it was quiet enough to actually hold a conversation without shouting. Looking forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 67 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 937 reviews are from the Square 1682 reviews archive.
  • Great for Business Lunch
    kfcgVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The restaurant was not crowded and the truffle popcorn was a nice bridge between our drinks and meal. Food was delicious and plentiful. The options for either ordering an entree or a pairing with an appetizer & dessert were a nice touch. Only negative is that we coould not find our server when trying to pay the bill.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Food
    Sharita24VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food here is fantastic, most notably the kale caeser salad and burger and prices are reasonable. I still cant figure out why its always so empty, as its a nice location with a friendly staff. Will be back again if they can keep it going!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    ATWM
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This restaurant is a gem. The staff are wonderful and attentive. Food is amazing. We are very picky about our food and have only good things to say about Square 1682. My husband had the burger which was fresh and delicious. I had Amish chicken which was moist and perfect. My daughter had fettuccine with veggies. Another great dish. Vegetables were fresh! They grow their own and locally source. They are serious about farm to table food and it makes all the difference. We had the cheesecake for dessert. Light and perfectly sweetened. Eat here for a hip and delicious meal in Philly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.