Parc

4.7
8707 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Special Occasion
  • People Watching
  • Good for a Date
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 8707 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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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Love this restaurant. Try to go once a month. Food is delicious. Wine is great. Ambiance is wonderful.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Parc was a wonderful restaurant . It is decorated nicely. Very clean with outdoor seating available. We would definitely return.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

This is our Philadelphia favorite. We are never disappointed. From the mussels appetizer to main entree’s and delicious desert, everything was perfect.
We can’t wait for our return visit.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Everything about this restaurant is first class! One of the best dining experiences in the city!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great brunch celebrating my sons college graduation. Server was friendly and the food was amazing. Norwegian salmon eggs Benedict was a winner. Love the people watching as well. One of Phillys best

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Love Parc! Great service and the food is consistently good. Amazing bread so be prepared to indulge.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Delicious steak frites and trout almondine. Good wine selection. Very good service. Full basket of assorted breads. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

I love everything about Parc: the location, the relaxed but lively atmosphere, the wine, and most of all the food. We brought guests from out of town this visit and they were very impressed by the food and the ambiance. Thanks Parc!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My family and I always enjoy Parc. It’s a fun place and we enjoy the food very much. Love steak frites, creme brûlée, clams, mussels and many other dishes.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Beautiful chic restaurant that transports you to Paris. Excellent food and service. Angel particularly provided wonderful service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The attention to detail is beautiful in the decor, service and food. We enjoyed a stroll thru the neighborhood Parc before and after our meal to continue savoring the experience.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service as always. Very beautiful authentic and energetic atmosphere. Highly recommend the trout amandine and onion soup. Love their bread basket! Service was top notch with an attentive wait staff. I requested a quieter table for our date night and really appreciated that they honored it. Great evening! A little pricey (for some options like wine and apps) but I’ll still be back.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great, classic Rittenhouse spot. We always have a nice meal here - a little pricey, but a relaxing and fun meal out.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very enjoyable. Food and service were excellent. Noise level high but not uncomfortable.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Parc is a go-to place for a quick bite, a leisurely lunch and special occasions like birthdays, even a tradition for Christmas Eve. Service and food are always top notch. It's never disappointed me.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We always have an amazing time at Parc, it’s my favorite neighborhood restaurant. Whether is for ‘just drinks’ or a special occasion the food, the service, and ambiance is perfect. Never a bad experience.

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

We went to this restaurant during our staying at Philly. That was for my hudband's birthday and our last meal in philly. From our table, we could see their garbage bin, broom & dustpan. The view made us sad and lose our appetite.
We left there after one drink.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Good experience

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Always a treat. Service is attentive. Food is always delish. We had the tomato tart and deviled eggs to start, followed by lamb shank. Wow! Flavors were perfect! And you can’t beat people watching when sitting outside.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Absolutely wonderful all the way around! It’s like being in Paris. The food and service was perfect and I can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Great experience. Service took a bit longer than expected in the beginning but awesome otherwise!

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Food was good.
Service was nice
Well known destination restaurant
BUT THE N O I S E level is really much too much. Don't know what you can do about it - but if noise bothers you then this is not the place for you.

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Wednesday night = Lobster Risotto! It was delicious and without the charming Jory’s suggestion we would have missed out. Parc is on our regular restaurant rotation and going forward we will ask for Jory!

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

The service was great and my friend and I were sharing everything so they were super accommodating and split 3 courses for us. My only complaints were that the "special" pork milanese was in a broth so it was super salty (usually milanese is dry) and the wines by the glass were super expensive and very tiny portions. Otherwise it was great!

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

perfect as always

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2018

Very attentive service (my water glass was never empty!), tasty food, nice tables and setting. It's a bit pricey, and the noise level is not low, but we enjoyed our lunch. The bread is fantastic!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Eating at the “street” table at Parc is a trip. Not quite Paris but close enough on a warm Philadelphia evening. The food (moule frites and tarte Tatin) was excellent. Service was attentive but our server was covering a lot of tables. The people watching is worth the effort and the overall experience is first class.

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4.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Friends in from Jersey. We all enjoyed our lunch salads and the yummy bread!

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Breakfast on Monday was great! Cesar saw to our every need, did a terrific job. See you again when we’re back in Philly. Loved it.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

I love Parc. It never disappoints. The only thing I don't like is when the waiter or waitress pins you as "not a big spender" and doesn't give you the best treatment. I went for brunch with my mother and the waitress was turned off by the fact that we didn't order a drink and only wanted water. From that moment on we were neglected. We ordered entrees and I never saw her again until the check came out. I wanted to order an iced coffee mid meal and I had to hunt her down to get it and she gave me such a surprised reaction that I wanted a coffee. It was odd and noticeable what was happening. Other than that, the food is always amazing and I will go back.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

As soon as we walked in the door, we felt happy to be in Parc -- excellent service and wonderful energy. Seeing the menu, we realized it's owned by the same group of Le Diplomat in DC (one of our faves) . Our server was friendly, attentive and recommended a delicious grapefruit juice martini to complement my brunch selection. Five of us had ample brunch choices from steak and eggs to gazpacho- great to be able to please everyone. Right across the street from Rittenhouse Square, there are many outside tables for dining and people watching. Book a reservation if you're in Philly!

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Absolutely delicious cocktail. The basilica is a must try. Lovely bread as well!

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Holy Toledo- my ears were splitting from the noise. It pretty much ruined the experience. I did love the food and the decor and service. But so hard to converse.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Birthday night out

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

French Onion Soup - WOW! Great pomme frites too. Goo red wine selection, but a little warmer temperature than we like.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Parc was good as usual. Waiter was GREAT. He was personable and attentive and fun

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Year in and year out, the consistency and excellence of this brasserie rewards diners on all occasions. Service is understated and unobtrusive, while still being attentive to everyone's needs. The food is fantastic, allowing the quality of the ingredients to shine, without over-seasoning or overly-precious preparation. If you've never been, go immediately. If you've dined there many times, as I have, you'll be eager to go back.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Picked up a friend who was in town from CA for an all day airport layover until a 6 pm flight to Budapest for vacation. Drove to Parc in Rittenhouse Square for a nice leisurely lunch in lovely European inspired surroundings. Both of us agreed it reminded us of a apecial cafe we had been to in Vienna. She had a cheese burger with salad subbed for pomme frites and I had a country chicken club which was really delicious and I had the pomme frites so we could share. We sat and talked and caught up and never felt pressured to leave. I had a lovely cappuccino to finish things off. Altogether a wonderful few hours for good friends taking advantage of a long layover. Love this place and will go back anytime.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

The noise level was indeed "energetic." Wait staff directed us to the quietest part of the restaurant so we could enjoy our catching up and a long conversation. Lovely evening.

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3.0Dined on August 1, 2018

We were in Philadelphia for a few days. Parc was recommended to us and aside from the amazing bread, it was nothing special. Nice location across from the park with some outside tables. The food was good but not great although they did have a good wine list. All in all, it just felt like they were coasting on the nice location. The food was underseasoned and a bit bland. Not terrible by any stretch but it was the least memorable meal we had on our trip to this city which has many very cool spots.

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