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About Lacroix

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.

210 W. Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
19th & Walnut

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 790-2533

Website:
http://www.lacroixrestaurant.com/

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.

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

Parking Details:
Valet parking is discounted for diners with validation.

Public Transit:
PHLASH

Executive Chef:
Jon Cichon

Additional:
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.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

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"We welcome you to join us for our Christmas Eve Brunch Buffet priced at $105 per person or our Christmas Eve Dinner priced at $135 per person (exclusive of tax & gratuity). The brunch buffet's first seating is at 11am, with the last seating at 2:30pm. Dinner's seating is from 5:30pm till 10pm."

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

"We welcome you to join us for our Christmas All-Day Brunch Buffet priced at $105 per person (exclusive of tax & gratuity). The brunch buffet's first seating is at 11am, with the last seating at 6:45pm."

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Sunday, 12/31 Brunch -- "We welcome you to join us for our New Year's Eve Brunch Buffet priced at $105 per person or our New Year's Eve 5-Course Tasting Dinner priced at $135 per person . The brunch buffet's seating is at 11am till 2:30pm. Dinner will be served between 5:30pm and 10pm."

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Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:30PM 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM

Fri 5:30PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM

Private Dining

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

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4.7

service

4.8

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4.8

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4.4

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96% would recommend it to a friend

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Tasting Menu (20)
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Good for Birthdays (17)
Scenic View (17)
Good for a Date (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Worth the Drive (10)
Business Meals (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 18 hours ago

Was very good

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

All around FABULOUS! From service to ambience to food — nothing can compare to the FULL experience. Can’t wait to return :)

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

overall, excellent experience!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful. The food was excellent and the pairing was worth it. Definitely do the pairing.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding evening. Food, service, view, we will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always lovely with the very finest service from the greeting the moment you arrive

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We have enjoyed lunches and special events. Our most recent visit included clients from out of town. Not only was the food lower in quality than in the past, but our server was a bit snippy and a bit irritating.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent spot for an unhurried lunch with friends. LaCroix has been a favorite of ours for many years.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Organic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Hot Spot, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Incredible brunch experience and one of the best birthdays I've ever had. The spread is phenomenal and the staff was impeccable.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Sunday brunc amazing. Service top notch. Shout out to Dennis who never let a dirty dish sit or a glass empty. He seemed like he wanted to be there. Buffet extends into kitchen where chefs preare for you. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (München)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always innovative food and impeccable service!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We came for the Thanksgiving Day Buffet. Seating was prompt, service was pleasant and efficient. We had a table in a small side room overlooking Rittenhouse Square, so our dining experience was quiet and relaxed.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Lacroix has a wonderful appeal to business dinners whereby conversation is easy to hear! Moreover, we found the presentation of food and very polite service a great escape from the business marketplace.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Lacroix always delivers. A+! We will be back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Terrific restaurant with creative and sophisticated menu. Every course was well thought out and unique. Great for any occasion too!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good spot, mid-century ambiance. Mad Men style. Excellent bar tender and the bar menu is cheaper with an excellent selection. Will be back for drinks.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Service is impeccable and food is interesting and high quality!!! The selections change from season to season. I believe I preferred the craving section better the last time I went, but still a wonderful experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Outstanding food, incredible service—a most memorable evening!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing! Hands down the best brunch I’ve ever had! The service was fantastic and the food!!! Oh my, the food was just off the charts!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Vegan, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Organic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Unique and delicious brunch buffet options with impeccable service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

This was my 1st time going to this restaurant it was my wife's birthday and we had a good time the staff was very excellent and the food was outstanding

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was delicious and lovely presentation. A bit pricey, so we went for lunch. Very nice ambience, and great view of Rittenhouse Square.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Excellent tasting menu, the sommelier was great, the service was attentive and efficient. The dining was elegant and not overstated! The dress was at Least business casual with a jacket all the way up. Definitely a must try if you have the $

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Good quality and variety of food. 85% of the food I would classified as great and calorie worthy. The strawberry/ lemonade with hint of basil was very good and refreshing.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Outstanding & world class service ...... Tasting menu & wine pairing was great

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Superb tasting menu and service. The information on the web page did not indicate there was only the tasting menu, but it was a wonderful experience.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great brunch, unusual options, great staff. Having most of the food staged in the kitchen is an excellent idea

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent dinner for my wife's birthday. The service and cuisine were impeccable.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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