Square 1682
Square 1682

Square 1682

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.square1682.com/
  • Phone: 2155635008x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast:
    Monday-Friday: 6:30am-10:30am

    Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday: 6:30am-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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Square 1682 reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (36)great for lunch (26)neighborhood gem (22)good for groups (20)great for brunch (20)vibrant bar scene (20)hot spot (18)special occasion (17)romantic (15)great for outdoor dining (12)late-night find (12)notable wine list (6)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Excelent Service
    DKWalser
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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  • 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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • disappointment
    EstroVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    it's my second time there. while i loved it for the first time, this time it was a disappointment. the food was average. my cold soup felt more like salad dressing and the french fries accompanied to the burger were cold! the service was slow and they forgot things (and the restaurant was not full). overall a mediocre experience. second time there, but won't come back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Change is difficult
    WeeatoutVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Recently Square 1682 downsized. That was probably a good decision given that the bigger space wasn't full very often. But it also changed the place. With the smaller size, the wait staff seems to be less attentive. The good news is the food is still a terrific blend of original flavors with hot food served hot and cold food served cold. Food excellent, service acceptable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience!
    Ellbee
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This was a great find! First visit. Definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very goid
    sp3cialVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We were delayed due to a hotel fire alarm emergency. The chef offered us free desert. Thank you!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Sueb
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Great service, food was without a flaw. Price was very reasonable and drinks were great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should be better
    Veltraute
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I understand what they're aiming for at Square 1682, but they don't quite get there. The food was very good and very inventive, but the staff was distracted. Maybe because they television above the bar is loud and obnoxious? Maybe because the staff is to thin for the room? I'm not sure. I was expecting the whole farm to table experience. That's what I had been told I would get. Our waitress confessed that she wasn't really certain that the local chickens actually tasted better. We ordered a bottle of not inexpensive white wine, which was brought to the table room temperature and was off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dedward
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had breakfast and dinner here as we celebrated our 40th anniversary. It was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thales
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    A perfect place for an intimate lunch with a unique menu and attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chic brunch spot in Center City
    Run2eatVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Square 1682 was easy to find and park close to for Sunday Brunch in Center City Philadelphia. The menu was diverse and had enough gluten free selections to satisfy those who are sensitive including my daughter. We also had my 11 month old grand daughter, the service team was especially sensitive to our needs in that respect. The food was tasty and the servings and served quickly - the restaurant was not busy or crowded. There was outdoor seating which looked appealing although we did not take advantage of it. We enjoyed our meal and would consider returning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    very good very good very good very good very good very good very good very good very good
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  • JazHB28
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Nice place to eat for night out with the girls. I imagine they have a good happy hour. Location is great- Rittenhouse square
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Had a great doggie brunch with friends. Was a fun atmosphere with great food!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good location and menu options
    Karen
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Did a smpling of apps and drinks and enjoyed both the taste and timliness of the delivered items. A bit pricey for every night but good for especial occasion and business conversations. Bathroom location needs work...you have to go to another floor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
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  • TomsRiverVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Great service and very attentive to our needs! Food was outstanding.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I think it's overpriced, but tasty
    EstroVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    When you look at the menu you see it's expensive and even though the food was very good, it's way overpriced. But the Salmon I had was excellent. the salad was good as well. great variety of alcohol choices. The waitress was very nice but spoke so quiet that we couldn't hear her and needed her to repeat several times what she's saying. we also needed to wait several time for the check. but in general, food came fast. water glasses were always full. good experience that would have been better if it was cheaper. and last thing: why the restrooms are at the 2nd floor of the hotel. a long journey and i think it's disrespectful to the costumers at the restaurant and affect the overall service experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great again
    19460
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We met friends at Square 1682 and had a great time. All 5 of us enjoyed our meals. The Salmon was great. The corn and potato soup of the day was fantastic. My wife has now had lamb at Square made 3 different ways and all have been great. The service once again was top notch all around!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Duck the Duck
    SGoldVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I believe my duck was under cooked. My wife liked her steak but found it difficult to cut in a deep metal bowl.
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  • ShareVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Calamari was delicious. Garlic Parmesan Fries was a disappointment. Main entrees: Halibut, Lancaster Duck Breast, and Scallops were well-seasoned. Nothing exciting or creative on the food prepared.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    LadyChamps
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Had a great brunch here and highly recommend one of their specialty cocktails. The prosecco however is way too pricey for its quality-don't get that but everything else was great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service was spotty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    our wait person disappeared after our food was placed, we never got water and items were incorrect or missing from our order.
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  • Palomar Hotel Dining
    DintheD
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Hotel dining with variety of offerings, interesting recipes that are both competently executed and pleasingly presented. Wine selection was good. 1682 is a convenient and attractive dining amenity located adjacent to the hotel's lobby. We had an opportunity to dine for dinner and breakfast. Hostess was distracted with phone calls ( room service ?), phone calls had priority over guest waiting to seat. Wait staff was attentive. I suggest they reevaluate their coffee selection and method of preparation; it was bitter, grounds in cup and request for fresh cup was not any better than the first cup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place
    BaldBabsVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Enjoyed the restaurant. Like the big windows. Waitress was friendly and knew what she was doing. Table mates enjoyed their food. Nice selections in the bread basket. Bacon wrapped dates were enjoyable. The Kale Caesar salad didn't seem to have anything to do with a Caesar salad. Very fresh though. Burger was excellent. The fries were not hot at all. Left most of them on the plate. Mac & Cheese was enjoyed by table mates, it seemed under seasoned to me. Overall it was a fun, nice atmosphere with excellent service and the food was good but not outstanding. Would recommend it to certain friends but not foodies.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed this time
    DowntownBobVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My dinner here a month ago was excellent, lunch last Saturday was a disappointment. The dining room was not busy, but since we were only 2 , we were seated in the only table for 2, which was adjacent to two large tables of diners. Why can't host/ hostesses think out of the box and offer a table away from those already seated? It happens all the time and it frustrates me. My dining companion ordered the burger cooked rare. Our meals arrived, the french fries on both plates were stone cold. A bite into his burger showed the beef was fully cooked, not a trace of pink. It went back and the second try was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Not up to standards
    dlogs59VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Although we both enjoyed salads mine was over dressed and my burger was way over seasoned. Expected more.
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  • Fantastic Food
    FoodyWineGuy
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    This is the 2nd time I have been to Square1682 and the food was even better! So happy I choose to go here for my birthday lunch. It is a fabulously decorated place with a lot of space to move around, your not crunched in with many tables. Also the staff is Fabulous too, my waitress was the best and very fast! I can't wait to come back for my 3rd visit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Gathering Place
    beforetheconcert
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Great place with excellent service and unique dishes that are not over the top. Meghan our waitress was helpful and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed the house burger and the Kale Caesar. Plenty of flavorful food. Popcorn with truffle oil is addictive, yum! Looking forward to bringing some more friends the next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    jje23
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Loved the menu. The kale Caesar was a great twist on a classic. The mussels and shrimp special also great and nice bread basket.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 66 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 907 reviews are from the Square 1682 reviews archive.
  • Mixed Dining Experience
    AnitaB
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food (and free truffle oil popcorn) at Square 1682 was delicious, although the salmon portion was rather small and the filet mignon could have been hotter. The waiter was nice but a bit inattentive. The wine seemed quite over-priced for the quality, and it took 15-20 minutes to get the white wine we ordered because "it had to be chilled." Also, the noise level was high.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic