Parc

4.7
9718 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.

**A note from the restaurant**
Outside seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat outside and enjoyed a Spring evening at a sidewalk table across the street from Rittenhouse Square. Great food, great service, and great company. I recommend for a special occasion.

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SH
Glasgow
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My best friend and I ate at Parc on Monday night. The food and service were outstanding but I am not giving the restaurant an "outstanding" rating because we could hear every word that was spoken by the two people at the next table including stock tips. I would not recommend Parc for an intimate dinner but it would go there for a lively get-together, drinks, lunch, or dinner. We ordered the warm shrimp salad and the mushroom soup. Both were divine and I would definitely order those items again.

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

Menu is very reliable but rarely ever changes... More variety on the lunch menu would be a refreshing change... just a suggestion from a couple “fans” of the restaurant. Had a very good experience overall that was only dampened by spotty service.

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

Never had a bad meal at Parc and that includes the one I had this week. Also the service is fantastic. Highly recommend Parc.

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p
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc is one of my favorite restaurants in Philly. A classic French bistro, there is something on the menu for everyone; my personal favorite is the moules frites. And the complimentary bread basket is to die for! Seating outside is first come first served, and goes quick on a nice day, but definitely worth trying for!

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SP
New England
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, I go every time I’m in Philly!

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DW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an upscale place that has a very warm and welcoming staff. No one is ever looked down on. Place is beautiful, and warm. Food is wonderful. Love it!

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

Always the best food & service. First class restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Very loud and for the price you want a table that isn’t arm to arm with your neighbor

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

Excellent food with service accommodating to a quick dining schedule.

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t
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. They have a fabulous brunch with every food option being delicious. It is a real treat with a a great view of the park.

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V
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

overall great experience, however the table locations are not ideal for parties of 2 people - always are in the way / in a very crowded area.

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s
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and attentive service. Looking forward to our next visit!

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TS
Houston
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Parc is a very nice American take on Parisian Bistro fare and ambiance, and they do a very good job. The menu is very bistro-standard, the food is quite good, the ambiance reminiscent of a Paris café and the service attentive.

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AM
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent, as always. Our waiter was a little curt and seemed pretty phony. My guess is he may have been having an "off" night, otherwise, Parc is always a treat :)

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and great food.

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MB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Location is nice, drinks and bread basket really nice but drinks expensive.Lunch sandwiches chicken club was greasy, why not just great bread? Cheeseburger so-so
We have had better sandwiches for a lot less money

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F
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious as always. It was late and I wanted to eat light. I hadn’t had the shrimp salad in while and it didn’t disappoint. My friend ordered the omelette. I’d forgotten just how good it is. Our third had the burger and was thrilled. Always something to please almost any patate almost any time of day.

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EJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had the beef borginoine. It was the best I have ever had. Very tender. Great taste. Bread was great. Excellent French food

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A
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were from out of town and a local recommended Parc. It was absolutely amazing and reminded me of Paris!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made reservations for my boyfriends birthday and it was amazing! My boyfriend is French and had a wonderful time speaking his first language with the staff :) our waitress was fantastic as well and we #tippedthebill. So happy I could bring him to this little piece of France in Philadelphia! He got the moules frites and I got the ricotta ravioli and when our food arrived we did not speak to each other until we stopped eating lol. Also, if the purge was a real thing my crime would be to steal every crumb of bread in that place. Amazing!

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WR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We had an excellent meal.
It would have been even better if we could have heard each other talk.

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RG
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This time I went for breakfast and they were a little off. Got one of my orders wrong and were much slower service than usual. May be their B-team on this particular day. But their food was, as usual, outstanding. Still an outstanding establishment.

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s
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although the restaurant was almost full, we were seated immediately, and although not outside, at the window. Servers were attentive - water right away, then bread. The bread was excellent. We had onion soup, with plenty of cheese, and a large mushroom tarte which was large enough for 2 or 3 and very rich. For entrees we had the doraude en papillon fish special which was soft and flavorful and the duck a l’orange. The duck breast was cooked as ordered as was very flavorful. The accompanying sides were also good. Although desserts looked good, we were too full to try them. Overall the food and service were excellent, and I would highly recommend Parc.

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KL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Decent food, service, and atmosphere. Classic French cuisine yo the point of being boringly predictable.

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M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service per usual. My coworkers were visiting Philly and really enjoyed themselves.

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S
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a wonderful meal. We each had an order of the lobster cocktail. It was so tasty. Nice size portion. I also had the warm shrimp salad which was so delicious. My husband had a beef dish which he loved. Great restaurant.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I came for brunch. Our waiter was awesome and the food was incredible!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great here. Love it

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had my 64th birthday there!!

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LR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service! Highly recommend for a nice meal while in Philly

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, wonderful food, overall 10/10.

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M
Philadelphia
233 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc is my absolute favorite Philly restaurant. The service is exceptional no matter how busy the restaurant is ... always with courtesy and a smile. The profiterolles are the best, outstanding!! Wine
selection is terrific. Love everything about Parc!!!!

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DU
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Mac and cheese is a must! Hericot vert delish- nice area w outside seating. Glad I took the advice of a former review and asked for a quiet table when I made my reservation

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CB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Parc is a special occasion destination for us. Service was very good, food was delicious. We especially loved the bread basket with the variety to choose from and the mushroom tart appetizer. It was a little noisy for our tastes. Can't say enough for the tasteful attention of the wait staff.

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JH
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Server was rude. Drinks stayed empty. Food lacked flavor. The place had amazing reviews, so I thought it would be better. Someone’s champagne bucket sat behind my chair the entire time and the waitress got my jacket caught in the champagne ice several times. I wouldn’t go back. The soups were decent. Sandwiches, not so much, the poached egg atop the Croque was overdone. That is kind of a big deal. We asked for a carafe or pitcher of iced tea (we’d have been happy to pay more). The waitress refused, as she stated “we don’t do that.” But our tea stayed empty. I also had a Bloody Mary. It was pretty gross. Just lots pepper, huge chunks of it. I’m a huge Bloody Mary fan, this was one of the worst that I’ve ever had.

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S
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The cuisine and the service were excellent.

My only complaint is the people at the front desk.

It took quite a while to get seated and for all various reasons which could have set a negative tone, but I would not allow it to ruin my dinner.

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8
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love eating at Parc! Breakfast is always creative and delicious. On this morning I opted for their French Toast which was fabulous. Service is always attentive and gracious. Parc remains one of my favorite places to eat in Philly.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

We were in the back room , squeezed jnto a very awkward table in the corner of two other tables .
Water took 10 mins to be refilled , had to ask for the server twice . Service was slow and nothing special.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great table in the window, tasty cocktails and excellent food! Duck just fell off the bone with crispy skin.

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