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Lacroix

4.6
4.6
2355 Reviews
$50 and over
Continental
We at The Rittenhouse have temporarily stopped services in Lacroix, Bar210, Library Bar and our Mary Cassatt Tea Room - both in accordance with mandates from the City of Philadelphia and to prioritize the health and safety of our guests, team and community.


While we always appreciate any opportunity to welcome you with gracious hospitality, this is in the best interest of public health at this time. We are learning new information daily and will share updates as we continue to evaluate the best path forward.

We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as possible. If you have questions or concerns about a future visit please call us at 215-790-2533 or check in with us on social media via @lacroixrestaurant. This is uncharted territory for everyone around the globe but one thing is certain, we value your wellbeing and that of our associates above all else.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 790-2533

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jon Cichon

  • Catering

    For information on our private dining rooms please email Abbe Stern at astern@rittenhousehotel.com

  • Private party facilities

    Lacroix offers a beautiful private room with seating for up to 16 guests at a long farm table. Also featuring a semi-private dining room, seating up to 30 guests. The chef will plan a special menu for your event. Please e-mail for all your private party needs.

  • Private party contact

    Abbe Stern: (215) 790-2525

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    19th & Walnut

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is discounted for diners with validation.

  • Public transit

    PHLASH

  • Entertainment

    Jazz at The Rittenhouse. Join us on Friday & Saturdays outside the Library Bar located on the first floor of The Rittenhouse Hotel. Jazz starts at 9:30 pm and ends at 12:30 am only on Friday & Saturdays.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,355 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was a very nice brunch. Quite a selection and overabundance of food choices. I realize that it's difficult to keep things hot for such a large group and brunch style menu, but I would have enjoyed some of the food more if they were at the right temperature. Overall, it was a nice experience.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best. Elegant impressive and never stuffy
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience!! Exceptional customer service. Food was delicious
  4. LB

    LucilleBluth

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the chef’s tasting menu with the wine pairing. I highly recommend this to others as an excellent way to try a nice variety of food and impeccably paired wines.
  5. b

    bruncher

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing experience! Excellent food, unbeatable view and world-class experience!
  6. C

    Charlie

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chris is always excellent host. Noise level was very low this time.
  7. RR

    RussellR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Business celebration.
  8. R

    Red1

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was overall impeccable as it is everywhere at the Rittenhouse. It would rate 5 stars but they did forget to bring one of the entrees. We waited a bit thinking it would be coming quickly and then called it to the attention of a server. He was very apologetic And went to check on the order. Apparently it was not ordered. The rest of us were finished eating before the other entree came. All the staff were extremely apologetic, the entree was comped, and we were given a dessert to take with us. All in all I would definitely return an recommend it for a nice evening out.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful experience! Took my husband here for his birthday and from beginning to end, everything was perfect. All the staff knew what they were talking about when it came to the menu ( especially our waiter). Everyone was attentive.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It’s very, very good, but I can’t say I enjoy it enough to warrant the expense more than every couple years.
  11. H

    Hesh

    Philadelphia

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The 6 course( including dessert) cost $125. The courses were small but mostly delicious.The service was excellent, helpful and pleasant. Adding a cocktail and a glass of wine , plus tax and tip, plus $20 Valet parking , brought our tab over $400. We enjoyed our meal, but not one that we could plan frequently.
  12. k

    klmer

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I only gave 4 stars because this was my 3rd visit in 2 years and the menu has not changed. I'd like to see it changed up a bit!

    LacroixResponded on February 11, 2020Thank you so much for your feedback. We are happy to share with you that we will be having a brand new menu along with a full facelift in the restaurant at the end of April. We hope you are able to join us then and happy to get your feedback once more. Hani Gabr Restaurant General Manager.

  13. VD

    VinceD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My dinner at Lacroix was well worth it. This was my first time experiencing anything like this, so it was all overwhelming. That being said, the service was wonderful, the food was outstanding, the drinks was amazing, and the atmosphere was very pleasant. I wish I knew the names of all the staff that assisted us so I could compliment all of them. I do remember our server was Dan and he was just wonderful and charming. My night here was definitely one to remember.
  14. MZ

    MichaelZ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Croix, as always, met all expectations, from the initial greeting to the final treats served at the end of the meal. Probably, the best dining experience in Philadelphia. Enjoyed the wine flight this time which was both informative and tasty.
  15. PG

    PratishthaG

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service... Must try for breakfast. It's my new favorite in the city
  16. MD

    MichaelD

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth every penny. Did the tasting menu. Service and food are first-rate. Will be back for sure.
  17. VV

    VictorV

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the most elegant restaurants we have ever been to. The service, the food, and the atmosphere were all exceptional. Definitely be back for a return visit in the near future.
  18. MP

    MelissaP

    Raleigh

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My husband and I make a yearly visit to Phila, where we used to reside and where we have friends. Our Sunday ritual is brunch at Lacroix! It is an extraordinary experience and unique! Dining room overlooking Rittenhouse Square, lovely service and incredible food. Oysters , caviar, smoked salmon, shrimp cocktail. An entire table of small bites and salads. Eggs, bacon, pancakes fresh whipped cream and berries. One takes a trip into the actual kitchen where the large array of hot food is laid out. Duck confit, sliced leg of lamb, Scottish salmon, among many other choices. Then to another room filled w desserts, cobbler, bread pudding a chocolate fountain. Brunch is truly a wonderful experience. Please try it next time.... Can not wait til next year!!
  19. JJ

    JoyJ

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Would definitely come back!
  20. RB

    RichardB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a birthday celebration. A previous dining experience was excellent and this return visit did not disappoint.
  21. MR

    MauriceR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful view of Rittenhouse Square Park, quiet atmosphere and a tasting menu on a par with the best we’ve had in Bordeaux. Well timed courses combined with an excellent description of how the wines paired with the courses. An excellent dining experience!
  22. MG

    MaryG

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very expensive, place needs a renovation
  23. R

    Racheldoesnotrecommend

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Over priced food menu. The pom frittes were not truly fresh cut or hand batch...probably frozen and larger cut fries like McDonald’s. The flavor of the food did not leave me wanting for more. The red wine was extremely warm 70 degrees F and not balanced. The wait staff was very attentive and the service was great! I would not return. Perhaps just a poor night in the back of house.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, very accommodating (added extra items to tasting menu simply because we expressed interest). Fantastic service.
  25. YT

    YTLs

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner, I love the crispy honey apple, rabbit. everything was perfect will be coming back soon
  26. L

    Lisa

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful experience to go to a sumptuous, elegant brunch at Lacroix! Not to be missed!
  27. ML

    MsLadyDines

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We used to have New Year’s Day brunch every year at four seasons until they closed a some years ago. Ever since, we’ve been trying other places throughout the city looking for that same experience, to no avail. How have we missed this place all that time? Now that we’ve found it, Delighted to say the least! Best New Year’s Day brunch in Philadelphia for sure! Don’t know about brunch at the new four seasons and at this point don’t really care. This has officially become the new location for our old tradition!!! Yay! Everything was awesome, the selection, the service, the ambience, everything!
  28. p

    pfont60

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had New Year's Day Brunch. Everything was delicious. A great variety and the service was outstanding!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful menu, great and friendly service. Overall, an excellent experience.
  30. DA

    DavidA

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The bar service and food was wonderful. Over the weekend we visited it multiple times. We sat for dinner around 9 on New Years Eve. We had asked for a window seat, and got one, but it was the last table to the rear. That was fine, but then we were ignored! When we finally ordered bottled still water for the table, we got sparkling, and since this first process took at least 15 minutes, it left a sad first impression. Then my wine class wasn’t clean, and while I had a view of most other tables, where service seemed impeccable, we were ignored. I finally switched sides with my husband so I didn’t have to watch. It was ironic b/c the table next to us ordered the wine tasting, and was literally fawned over as each new glass was explained with its course. The service improved as the dinner progressed, and the food was excellent. The only weak dish was the pheasant—better than I expected but definitely not on par with the rest. We were also impressed with our Somm, who was very knowledgeable about wine. As hotel guests, we returned for brunch on NYDay and had a completely wonderful experience. The options, the freshness, the different stations even in the kitchen were without a flaw. This time our service was excellent. Will definitely do brunch again!! We were there from 11-2! As we left, a waiter from the night before asked how dinner had been. I said it was okay but the brunch had been amazing. One more thing. We had eaten dinner there in February for Valentines Day and had the best food and service, so I want to mention that we have had a much better experience before.
  31. GC

    GeorgeC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly exceptional and can’t wait to come back!
  32. p

    pook26

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Lacroix and would definitely go back. It was a very elegant place but they made you feel very welcome. Food and Service were top notch.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most amazing night. Our waiter couldn’t have done anything better. He made our night extra special. Will absolutely be back.
  34. MH

    MaryH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely. Great service. We ate at the breakfast buffet Christmas morning. It was expensive for a buffet that seemed slightly limited, but a beautiful setting and I would do it again.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall1food2service3ambience1
    We did a progressive dinner throughout the city: appetizers at Jeans Georges (Four Seasons), dinner at Del Frisco's, and dessert at La Croix. We have never been here before so when we arrived there was no one there to greet us when we entered the building. We did not know where to go, we looked around and couldn't find anybody, we thought we were in an apartment building and it was very dimly lit, and then somebody found the concierge desk around the corner to the left. We walked up to the desk and had to wait for the girl to stop typing before she even looked up and acknowledged us standing there. When she asked what we needed we asked for the restaurant and she directed us to the elevator by pointing in the direction. We were very excited to sit down and have dessert because we heard they had beautiful desserts. What a huge disappointment when we were handed a menu with only a few items on it. The chocolate dessert was extremely terrible. Three people tasted it and we almost had to spit it out. The waiter said he would take it off the bill. He brought us a tray of cookies instead. When the bill came the bad dessert was still on the bill. We brought it to the attention of the waiter and he apologized and said he will take it off but then commented and said he also took off for the cookies. They were also tasteless and the 2 other desserts were equally awful after one bite and were not eaten. An afterthought about the cookies: these were the same FREE cookies that were at the concierge desk that our server said he was not going to charge us for. Finally, no one even acknowledged the holiday season and wished us a Merry Christmas. It was very disappointing and we will never recommend this restaurant to anybody.
  36. K

    Kelly

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal. But the highlight is the service. Amazingly attentive, kind and personable.
  37. J

    Jane

    Raleigh

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tasting menu is well done and the service superb! High end, and worth it. We were a little late but this was no problem. Birthday treats were tastefully managed. It was a memorable dining experience.
  38. TS

    TomS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2019

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    The restaurant is situated in a beautiful location and the food is above average. However, service at lunchtime was painfully slow for a party of five with routine orders. This is not a great choice unless you can spend two hours for lunch.
  39. a

    alan

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    We have been to Lacroix many times and enjoy the serenity of the restaurant, beautiful views and excellent food. Unfortunately, this time was a disaster. There was a private party in a nearby room which was very loud. The restaurant staff kept leaving the door to the room open, which made the noise worse. We asked if they could keep the door closed, except when serving, 4 different times and only on the last occasion did they do so. How is it possible that in a restaurant like Lacroix that such a request is repeatedly ignored? When we were leaving the restaurant, we encountered a manager and attempted to have a conversation about this incident with her. The conversation was very unsatisfactory. All of this overshadowed the food which was also not up to Lacroix standards. We had multiple conversations with the many servers who were working our table about it and finally gave up. Not sure why this otherwise fine restaurant had so many problems that night, but it did. And the response from the staff to our concerns was, in many ways, even more disappointing.
  40. i

    iwupro

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just enjoyed our third and, so far, best meal at Lacroix. The tasting menu with wine pairings is a treat. Each course is imaginative, provocative, and delicious; and the reserve wine pairings are smart and off the beaten path. This is a great special-occasion destination.

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Lacroix is rated 4.6 stars by 2355 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    19th & Walnut

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Continental, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is discounted for diners with validation.

  • Public transit

    PHLASH

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jon Cichon

  • Entertainment

    Jazz at The Rittenhouse. Join us on Friday & Saturdays outside the Library Bar located on the first floor of The Rittenhouse Hotel. Jazz starts at 9:30 pm and ends at 12:30 am only on Friday & Saturdays.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 790-2533

  • Catering

    For information on our private dining rooms please email Abbe Stern at astern@rittenhousehotel.com

  • Private party facilities

    Lacroix offers a beautiful private room with seating for up to 16 guests at a long farm table. Also featuring a semi-private dining room, seating up to 30 guests. The chef will plan a special menu for your event. Please e-mail for all your private party needs.

  • Private party contact

    Abbe Stern: (215) 790-2525

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