Parc

4.7
8832 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Stephen Starr's stylish addition to Rittenhouse Square pays tribute to French cafe culture, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, ideal for a quick bite or a leisurely meal. Parc recalls the chic brasseries of Paris, serving classic French fare in a charming space. Red leather banquettes topped with frosted glass provide a sense of intimacy. Details such as well-worn wooden chairs, vintage framed paintings and photos and antique brass fixtures transport guests across the Atlantic. French doors spill onto a sidewalk terrace covered by a dark red awning perfect for dining "en plein air." Reservations are not accepted for outdoor tables.

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Outside seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday thru Friday: 7:30am - 11:00am Lunch: Monday thru Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm L'Apres Midi: Every day: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

**A note from the restaurant**
Outside seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
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Phone number
(215) 545-2262
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Goodwin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of 18th and Locust Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available. Pricing is $24/car & $30/SUV’S (pricing may vary by day) starting at 3:30-4:00pm in front of Devon Seafood Grill next door. Public lots are available on South Rittenhouse Square & Chancellor Street. Street parking is also available.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Nicole Coombe in our Special Events Department for more information: Nicole@starr-restaurant.com // 267-886-1408
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 8832 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
ambience
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelente comida y servicio. Un verdadero Bistro frances en Filadelfia

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g
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

reliable fun place with good indoor/outdoor dining

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Having enjoyed a few Parisian cafes, we enjoyed the atmosphere Parc provides. If you don’t get a street facing seat, you’ve missed out! Quite attentive staff which is often rare now.

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Hawaii
88 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Park is just a wonderful neighborhood restaurant always crowded always good happening place great people watching place and wonderful food how they recommend park

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k
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc is a great "go to" place when I have friends from out of town and looking for a casual but great eating experience in Philly! Food and Service is always outstanding!

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TM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were outstanding. Don’t miss this great spot when you are in Philadelphia.

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DD
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual dinner at Parc was excellent. I was seated in the area I requested on Open Table. The server was very attentive. We split a salad and burger and both were plated on separate dishes so we didn't have to eat off of each other's plates. I really appreciated that.

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PG
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My favorite spot. A few 100 Times? Always special- the view, the energy, the food. The green salad was fresh and light with herbs and had just the right light touch of dressing. Liked the green beans in it. My friends loved the onion soup. My husband had a pasta appetizer- he has a new favorite first course. We demolished the best bread basket in Philly! Keep that fruit bread coming. I loved the trout, reluctantly shared those delicious buttery almonds. I could never get that quality fish or make that wonderful classic dish at home. My friends had beef bourgenon and a beautiful burger.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food, great service, and beautiful park view available. It’s a happening place in Philly!

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CL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Parc is one of my favorite restaurants. I wasn't happy that Open Table contacted me and said that Parc said we didn't show up for our reservation because we did. But, mistakes happen, and I cleared it up with Open Table.

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MN
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal. The trout was amazing. Our waiter William was very helpful with choosing meals and a great wine to pair with it. The service was excellent. We can’t wait to go back when we visit Philadelphia again.

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IG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always consistent and excellent. The best Fries.

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EP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Greatly enjoyed the meal. Staff was very helpful in terms of allergy issues. Noise level on a Friday night was not good - difficult to converse

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OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we bring the kids.. we are in and out .. service is always quick.. food is always great.. and we've perfected speed eating ❤️

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TJ
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

What a gem. I am from SC and was very impressive with the food and service

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F
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Whenever I go to Philly, I plan to have lunch at your restaurant.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the food, the service, the restaurant also looks good

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc has long been my favorite Center City restaurant because of its inviting ambience, attentive but never hovering staff, artfully crafted drinks (I always end up having one too many. . .) and to die for food. My last visit was par for the course. When we were shown our table, I asked for a quieter spot since my friend and I hadn't seen each other for a couple of years and had much to talk about. The hostess immediately accommodated us, even though it was a typically crowded Thursday night. A wonderful experience, as always.

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MA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Return customers, always a Philly favorite and you can not beat the ambience of Rittenhouse Square. Always marvel how Parc managed the true old Paris bistro feel and look while being there for just a decade or so. Food experience this past visit fell short because of two attempts to bring a rare steak to medium. But the service was just consolation, with a comped cocktail and a loaf of bread to bring home. Always envious of those who live on Rittenhouse to have such a treasure to visit often. And they love pooches!!

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m
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always reliable— Terrifc service, especially Jess!!!!
Grateful for her professionalism and patience!

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MV
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a fabulous restaurant. Superb menu, service and mood. Always.

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TP
Philadelphia
80 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As usual, the food was great. The bread is amazing, and always a hidden pleasure for someone watching carbs. The French Onion soup is awesome, but the price has crept to $12.50, which is no bargain for a small crock. The salmon was cooked to perfection. Used to be a regular dinner spot, but price points make it more of a special spot these days.

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SN
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. We go here two times a month. Servers and help are all wonderful. Never had a bad experience here

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KM
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had friends in town visiting Philly for the first time and I wanted to wow them, so I booked a reservation for brunch at Parc. As usual, they did not disappoint. The food is delicious, the service is wonderful. They raved about how much they loved their experience. Can't wait to return!

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e
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was terrific as was the food. Several of us had traditional French faire which was impeccable

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JE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything we had here, particularly their Sunday special which was taglilioni with shaved truffle. Would recommend this place for any occasion.

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AU
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great selections of drinks. The service is spectacular.

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GH
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy Parc our waiter was great. Seated quickly. My friends enjoyed themselves

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome brunch - one of the best (if not the best) eggs Benedict I’ve ever had!

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Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST BRUNCH EVER!
Angel was our server. He was incredible!! So knowledgeable about the menu and made great suggestions for us. We tried to the tomato tart GET IT IF YOU GO! It is out of this world, to die for! I wanted to try the French toast as well as the pancakes so Angel suggested one pancake and an order of French toast! I was so happy I did that and he suggested it because he pancakes were amazing and so fluffy yet so light & the French toast were out of this world GOOD! We also tried the croque madam so good!!!! The hazelnut mocha no words!!! everything was so good and dos enjoyable I haven’t had such a great dinning experience in a while. this was my first time here and definitely not my last counting down the days till I’m back at Parc!

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JF
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal for my wife and I from start (tuna carpaccio/salmon tartare) thru dinner (moules frites/trout amandine) to dessert (Creme brulee/profiteroles), along with a helpful and attentive wait staff. For Rittenhouse Square, the prices are very reasonable also. Only downside is the noise inside the restaurant, which borders on the ear bleeding.

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d
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is with out a doubt our favorite restaurant!!! I think the music is too tecky though.

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KS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Parc is a place we often bring out of town guests as in our recent visit. The French inspired food is always delicious. We often go to Parc if we are going to theatre in Philadelphia. We have never had a bad meal but the noise level can be high and some table locations are less desirable.

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g
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc is a favorite of mine and it never fails to impress. The food is consistently good and the menu is diverse enough so that anyone can eat here. It serves all meals and is open the entire day. It is always crowded and boisterous but not so much that someone couldn’t enjoy their meal or conversation with friends. I love it here and go often.

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JS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food wasn’t what I was hoping for the money we spent.

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M
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Travelling for business, I had a birthday dinner by myself, and Parc was a pleasant setting for this. The service was impeccable, and the food great French bistro food with a fresh take. Loved the beet-carrot-avocado salad, the nice assortment of fresh bread, and cat fish with olive tapenade and broad beans, accompanied by brut.

Highly recommend!

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KL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tuna appetizer was wonderful. Cocktails were delicious. Decor very comfortable. Waiter great. Will definitely eat here again when we are in Philadelphia!

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b
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Salmon portion was a bit small for the price. It was cooked just right, but small.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick and professional service. Food and drinks were amazing!

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DL
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a party of three on a Tuesday night. Restaurant was crowded but we were seated promptly. The noise level is pretty loud but it didn't bother me as I had expected it after reading other reviews. Our waiter was friendly and patient as we needed extra time to make our choices. Appetizers included escargot, macaroni au gratin and onion soup. Entrees were pork milanese, beef bourguignon and duck l'orange. Desserts were profiteroles, pistachio cake and chocolate pot de creme. Everything was excellent, I'm even a bit sensitive to salt and I found none of the food to be too salty. I'm looking to returning to try other items!

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