Parc

4.7
9059 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 9059 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truffle pasta was amazing as was pretty much everything else. Great wines. Great atmosphere and service too.

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P
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent! The ambiance is authentic French bistro. I thought I was in Paris!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Parc is the trendy place to go in Philly and it is good. The noise level is impossible, however. We literally had to yell to hear each other at our small table.

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GB
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very crowded and noisy. We waited almost a half hour for a table despite a reservation. Food quality good but nothing really remarkable. Service was fine once we finally were seated. Considering the large variety of excellent restaurant choices in Philadelphia I wouldn't rate Parc particularly high.

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GC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to take a date, great food and drinks.

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j
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

So very average - not sure why it has such good reviews. The bread, French fries and tuna carpaccio were good. The escargots had zero taste and were totally mushy - we really wondered if they were snails. The steak in the steak frites had a very strange flavor. It is a huge restaurant, jovial but very loud. I can see sitting outside on a nice day and having a glass of wine but we were visiting from out of town and were disappointed that Parc was our only dinner destination. The waiter was disinterested in us.

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GF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Waiter interrupted whenever he approached the table regardless of who was speaking in our group.
If we kept talking, so did he. Very rude or poorly trained.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious meal with excellent service! Can’t wait to come back!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 4

Kitchen lost ticket so waited over an hour for food.

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

Finished the philly half Marathon

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P
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our visit with excellent food, wine and service.

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

My boyfriend and I dine at Parc at least three-to-four times a month. Service usually great only complaint is that it’s 13-15 dollars for a glass of wine and you literally get three sips.

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

We had a lovely dinner at Parc, it was absolutely what we were looking for. Close to our hotel and beautiful view of the park. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the music was lovely. This is my kind of place, I love Brasserie's.

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AC
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

My husband and I recently had dinner at PARC. We have been there a number of times for lunch. It has always been excellent. I was a bit disappointed in the dinner selection; the prices seem significantly higher than for lunch. However, the french onion soup was very good. I had the omelette; it had little flavor and had a very odd texture; it was very fluffy but tasted almost like rubber. There was literally no flavor to it; the mushrooms and tomatoes I ordered for the inside were the only flavor. I have had many excellent omelettes at other restaurants but this was lifeless. My husband's lobster risotto was excellent. Try this restaurant, which has a wonderful atmosphere and excellent service, but avoid the omelette. The quiche on the lunch menu is a much better choice.

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JB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I chose Parc for a fun dinner with staff and client. I've dined at Parc many times before -- love the menu (try the Grand Plateau of Oysters!!) A fun place, but not the place to have serious or business discussions. It can get very noisy. It was designed to bring a touch of the Paris cafe to Rittenhouse Square and it succeeds!

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RC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Some of the best service in Philadelphia. Save calories for the bread!

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P
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Ambiance was very pleasant. Went for a business lunch. Will be back for a casual dinner.

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s
Philadelphia
126 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Inexpensive and good food and service .

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KC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been wanting to go to Parc for the longest so, when my friend and her husband came to visit, it was an easy first pick. Our waitress (I wish I could remember her name) was more than wonderful, giving her opinions on different beer and wine choices for us. The Rose' wine I had was so crisp and the perfect mix of dry and sweet.
I went un-French and had the Chicken Club sandwich and subbed out the fries for a side salad. It was really good, grilled chicken seasoned really well and the freshest avocado. I'm usually a salad dressing overindulgent but the light amount they put on the side salad was perfect.
I got to sample my friend's Steak au Pouite (I think I spelled that right) and I'm usually not a medium rare fan but it was really good. So that's on my list of things to get when I go back.

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d
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and experience. Dined with a colleague from out of town. He raved about the ambiance and food.

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AL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

all our food was excellent. bread selection generous and delicious. the pate with cherry jelly on top was a wonderful combination. all the entrees: beef bourgignon, half chicken, lamb shank and fish en papillote were perfectly cooked. fish a bit bland/very subtle . the chicken was especially flavorful in a rich sauce.
service was good. kind of like being in france. a bit supercilious but attentive.

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CR
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the food here, so much we went twice on our weekend getaway! I’d recommend making reservations but worth the wait, if you don’t make them.

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p
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By making a reservation, we got a lovely table by the window. The beet and carrot salad was amazing as was the roast beef sandwich. Wait staff was service oriented and it was overall a wonderful lunch!

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F
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Just a brunch meal. Cafe Au lait is best in the city.

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TJ
Baltimore
62 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner!! Excellent service! Great for our weekend getaway!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous from the moment of entry...was seated quickly and placed a a great window table...food and service was fantastic! Highly recommend Parc!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc was amazing. For our first time there, it was more than just the food, it was the whole experience. Our waitress was both professional and personal. Our table was perfect, set right up against the window facing Rittenhouse. Our wait was very short, since we made a reservation. We arrived early, but even then they found a way to accommodate us earlier than expected.
All of our food was absolutely delicious. We ordered french onion soup grantinée, beet & carrot salad and crab & avocado for our appetizers, and steak frites for our entrées. Each meal was more delicious and flavorful than the next. The crab & avocado stood out especially for me. The steak frites was delicious, but pretty salty. But regardless, it had incredible flavor and was difficult to stop eating. Although, the sheer amount of fries on each of our plates was almost overwhelming.
At the end of the night, our waitress surprised us with a (complimentary?) dessert to celebrate our engagement. The macarons were very small, but they truly made the whole experience even better. Not to mention they were delicious and baked to perfection.
I now understand why Parc is rated so high. We ended up eating way too much amazing food, and had to cancel the rest of our evening to go home and rest! I would do it all again in a heartbeat. Well done, Parc!

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JO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our food and the ambience. The service was wonderful. Our sever was very friendly, knowledgeable and thoughtful.

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OT
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First of all, our server, Kyle was excellent. He was very knowledgeable of the entire menu and made you feel at ease the food was amazing. Escargot, trout, shrimp salad and the bread!

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F
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Table for two is best to arrive early so not to get stuck in the middle of high traffic areas.
Are location was fine, but seated next to a large party of women, very loud women..
I should have asked to be seated elsewhere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Terrible seat. Trapped in a corner. Wife could not get out. Waitress hand to hand me food so I could put on table. Wine weak,pours. Steven Starr should be ashamed of himself and stop stuffimg

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j
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc was great! The service was amazing-- I accidentally knocked over and broke my glass, and the staff was very forgiving, cleaned it up quickly, and even gave me a replacement drink. I went for my birthday, so they gave us macaroons at the end of the meal! The only thing I found overpriced was the bottle of champagne and orange juice for mimosas, but that is to be expected at a place like Parc.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch. Arrived early so was able to get table by the window overlooking the park. Food was amazing. Pastry basket with jam was so worth it!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

I ordered duck lorange. Was super salty

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JB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Great food and great service.

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J
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love going to Parc. I had superb mussels this time though the frites were a bit too salty. It is noisy but somehow that is just part of the happy ambience. You don't go there for a romantic tete-a-tete.

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ET
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s our favorite restaurant in Philadelphia, period.

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o
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Although you notified me that I did not dine at Parc I have receipts indicating that I was there beginning at 6:10PM 11/8/2018. Please note this.

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l
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at Parc was one of the best meals we have eaten in Philadelphia. We stopped at the bar for a few drinks before dinner, and we were very impressed with their specialty cocktails - I had the Romarin, which was delicious! We shared the crab and avocado appetizer, followed by beef bourguignon and the sea bass (ordered by others at the table) which were all excellent. I ordered the duck L'orange and it was superb. Dessert was also great, their pastry chef is amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant, we can't wait for an excuse to go back.

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MR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Good food, great service but overpriced. The outdoor seating is fun, not quite Paris but fun for Philadelphia. Worth the visit just for the sights in Rittenhouse Square. My Cousin had the Beet Salad which she raved about. I had a chicken Salad sandwich which was just average in my mind. The wine was over-priced at $15 per glass.

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