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Stimulate your mind and palate as you taste creative new flavors and savor the familiar. Our Kitchen reinvents fine dining as they blend ingredients from around the globe in unique preparations to create Progressive International Cuisine at Lacroix, overlooking historic Rittenhouse Square. Lacroix is a luxurious dining destination hailed by food critic Craig LaBan for offering "Philly's most sophisticated contemporary cooking." Also top rated by Zagat-“For a taste of what the Gods on Olympus eat.”, Bon Appetit, Forbes 4 Star and AAA 5 Diamond along with a Superior "4-Bell" rating from Craig LaBan and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Continental, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:30am; Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30am;
Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 2:30pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am – 2:00pm; Dinner: 5:30pm – 9:00pm Sunday-Monday, 5:30pm-9:30pm Friday-Saturday
19th & Walnut
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
For information on our private dining rooms please email Abbe Stern at firstname.lastname@example.org
Valet parking is discounted for diners with validation.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Our Breakfast Buffet is available Monday through Saturday from 7:00am to 10:00am for $25.
Lacroix offers a beautiful private room seating 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.
Lacroix Ratings and Reviews
I took some work colleagues for a departmental breakfast and they were delighted with their food as was I. The only comment I'd make is how our server reacted when I ordered a mimosa...he sAid only if it's after 9. (It was). We never heard of a rule that prohibited alcohol before 9 am but he should've handled it more elegantly at a place like lacroix
If it's your first time, make sure they give you a tour!
Overall, the service, outstanding food and many options make for an unbeatable Center City brunch experience. At $75 per head, it's a bit pricey, but it's absolutely worth it! There are four different buffet-type spreads throughout the restaurant, including the most impressive one, which is in their kitchen!
During our first visit, we were seated all the way in the corner and had no idea about the buffet in the kitchen. Long story short, they asked us to come back for a re-try and we were blown away!
The second visit, which will forever be referred to as the "Redemption Brunch", was utterly amazing. This is easily the best brunch in the city!
I look forward to another visit soon!
Thank you Lacroix Staff! (Jean-Paul, Sylvain and our amazing waiter)
Nothing short of an amazing, customized dinning experience. My entire party had a speacial “happy birthday” tasting menu (as the birthday girl, mine was signed by the chef). Our waiter was attentive, helpful and kind. Each dish was creative, beautiful, and delicious. Easily one of the top 3 best dinning experiences I’ve ever had.
This review is for Lacroix's Sunday Brunch which is over-the-top in terms of the number of offerings, the setting, and quality of the food. As you wander through the restaurant and even into the kitchen, the number of choices is mind-boggling. Everything we had was great. This comes at a very high price, however, of $75 per person, which does not include any alcohol. Add in a mimosa or Bloody Mary, and you are quickly well over $200. We love dining at Lacroix, but will likely forego the Brunch because my wife can't come close to eating enough to justify that price tag.
This is a refined and elegant place, with a high service culture and excellent kitchen. It stands out from other distinguished Philly spots with its quiet ambience (we find that many places in town can be called "energetic" or "noisy", depending on the point of view) but the friendly staff take care that it not be intimidating. There are also intriguing wine pairings. One note of caution; it's a single prix fixe menu with a few options on some courses, so diners need to go with the flow of the evening.
The place was located at a hotel’s second floor. The waiter had to be reminded to hand us a butter knife. Everything tasted horrible another than the soup of the day. After we said the foie gras was so bad tasting the manager said nothing and handed us the check. Wouldn’t recommend!
Absolutely outstanding in every way. We have been for brunch, Thanksgiving, lunch and dinner and never been disappointed. The service is always exceptional, and the food over the top. We try to get up from DC as often as possible to experience both the restaurant and the hotel.
We had a wonderful time at LaCroix. From the moment we were seated and Jorge introduced himself, it was an experience as much as a Sunday brunch.
Our table was at the window, overlooking Rittenhouse Square. Even the tables not against the windows have a beautiful view.
Brunch began with Jorge giving us a tour of the different food stations, explaining different selections and specialties of the chef.
For any special occasion, a brunch at LaCroix will put it over the top.
I have never written a review for Open table before, even though I have used it to make reservations at numerous restaurants. However, Lacroix deserves an exceptional review. It was my wife's birthday (no, I will not tell you her age) and I wanted a place that was appropriate for a special celebration with her and our children (they are all adults). Lacroix is a beautiful place, with tables separated so that there is virtual privacy. The service, from being seated, to discussion of the menu items, to the service of the meal was both elegant and very professional. I would say it was perfect!
The food is exceptional. Each of the 6 courses was immaculately prepared, the flavors were beautifully blended and the presentation was lovely.
The wine list is not inexpensive but it has a large selection of very fine wines, a number of which are around $100 and worth the price.
All in all, a wonderful night . I would highly recommend Lacroix as a place for a business meal (very easy to have a private discussion or for a special occasion.
The only thing going for this place is location and decor. Our waiter was inattentive and somewhat rude. We had to ask for water and bread, while others around were getting it, despite being seated first. We were there for brunch and ordered a bloody mary. It was terrible. Its nice that they make their own mix, but they should probably try it before serving customers. It was nothing but vodka, large pepper flakes and tomato juice. I will say that the scallops had nice presentation and were not bad. Overall, the food, for the price especially, was not worth the plate it was on. It took very long to get our food and everyone in our party agreed that it was far overpriced and very poor quality. Will never come back there again.
Incredible chef's 5-course tasting menu with small portions of interesting combinations of flavors. Beautifully presented with extraordinary service. Exquisite kampachi course 1, lobster with grilled pineapple course 2, rabbit loin with chanterelle, pistachio, caramel apple course 3, lamb loin with sweet potato, salsify & sesame course 4 and a choice of birch cheesecake or chocolate course 5. Simply outstanding! Excellent breads as well. Fabulous experience.
Lacroix is an experience not to be missed. Lovely setting overlooking Rittenhouse Square and get a window seat if you want to watch the people and the scene. Service top-notch--not stuffy, but professional, welcoming and extremely knowledgeable. Sommelier provides nice wine insights and wines by the glass are interesting. We did not buy the wine accompaniments to the food menu, but the glasses suggested by the Sommelier went marvelously with our food. Multicourse fixed price menu (with supplements of course!) and all courses that we had were spot-on. Beautifully plated, and with great flavor. I started with the "extra" course of 6 oysters (without caviar!) (three each of 2 types) and they were fresh and distinctive and full of flavor. After an initial opening of raw fish, the Lobster dish was buttery and just perfect. One doesn't often get rabbit (at least, not much in the US fine dining restaurants) and the rabbit that was served as a 3rd course, was great--enough to taste, but not so much as to spoil one's appetite for the main course. For the main course, I had duck and my wife had Lamb--and she indicated that the lamb dish was one of the best that she has had. My duck breast was succulent and perfectly done and the confit was flavorful and I wanted more!
Lovely deserts and too many petit fours/end of meal desert treats. It was a good think that we were walking for about 10 minutes after the meal.
Do not miss this place, if you can spend a few bucks in an adult setting. The background music was a nice mix of jazz and some pop vocals, etc. and played at a volume level that did not hinder conversation.
We were guests at the Rittenhouse for the weekend. We ate there on four occasions: twice for breakfast, once for dinner (this review) and once for Sunday brunch.
Executive Summary: Lacroix is magnificent
The highly trained front-of-house staff were a delight to interact with. I believe their names were Derril and Jean-Paul (doing this from memory a few days after our visit). They appeared at exactly the right moment, made pleasant bon mots, and added to what was an extraordinary meal.
Because of my wife's nut-allergy, and the fact that our pet rabbit at home would have objected if we had eaten the rabbit course (NO!!!) our Friday night server (Chris?) rearranged the standard courses so that she could select something else from the list of options. The highlight of our meal was the Long Island duck breast. Gorgeous, delicious. Crispy brown skin and beautifully tender and rare meat. Instead of the rabbit, I had the veal cheek. So tender it fell apart with the tines of a fork.
We will be going back to Philly to visit friends again, and to eat in Lacroix. My very highest recommendation!
Enjoyed a Sunday afternoon brunch to celebrate my birthday with my sister. The service was excellent as I had recalled. Great relaxing view of Rittenhouse Park. Only change I would make would be to the menu - more breakfast items and more fresh fruit especially in dessert section.
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