Parc

4.8
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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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love Parc bear Christmas time the decor was beautiful, unfortunately we were seated next to the door on a cold night, which was far from comfortable. The ricotta ravioli was simple and delicious, the sea bass was perfectly cooked with the skin perfectly crispy on one side.

K
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, luv, LOVE Stephen Starr. The restaurants never disappoints!

JA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steven was excellent as he helped us celebrate a special birthday for our friend who just lost her husband.

TO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch, intelligent and polite waitstaff. The food was flavorful and delicious. The butter was soft and the bread was fresh. From the mushroom soup to the tomato mozzarella baguette all the food that I ordered was delicious. I had zero complaints as usual for this location.

k
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server. Very attentive. Great food!

C
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The "In" place to be. Very good mushroom soup but quite pricy.

MP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal service and ambience. Nothing special for celebration!

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious Food! Fun atmosphere. Felt a bit rushed, and we sat near the back door, which was constantly opened by the servers making it quite cold and windy.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Parc cancelled our reservation because of a system glitch that allowed a 12 noon reservation to be made at 12am and would not make room for us with another reservation.

DD
Philadelphia
242 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed when we go to Parc. The toast chicken the warm shrimp salad never disappoints neither does the wine selection, the service, the scenery or the atmosphere in general just a great spot period!!

BB
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A very bustling french bistro right on the side of Rittenhouse Square. Very cute location and interior. A fairly large place that was packed on the Saturday night when we had dinner. We had a small bistro style table near the window which gave us a nice view but a little bit of a chill due to the cold temps outside. My french onion soup was to die for! Just a perfect, classic preparation that totally hit the spot on a cold night. My husband had the escargot which he liked but noted was an non-traditional preparation. He had the fish and I had the hanger steak for dinner. My steak was cooked well and had nice flavor. Hanger steak is a bit of a tough cut of meat though so just be warned when you order that it is going to have a little bit of a chew to it. Overall, we enjoyed our nice/casual meal and would definitely return. Great service and great experience.

JB
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Parc is always outstanding! Great food and great drinks. We’ve never had a bad meal here.

r
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent.

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PO
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The front of the house seemed overwhelmed.Our table was o.k,but not preferred.We like eating in the front room.

ET
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter had a group of her best friends-there were 11 fourteen year old girls and Parc was amazing in accommodating us and treating the girls as young adults! Food was outstanding as usual. A very festive place, especially around the holidays!

t
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A simple review. We loved everything. The oyster sampler was fantastic...and we are VERY picky oyster eaters. Main courses and drinks were great as well. The service was friendly, helpful and efficient. Yes, we'll be back.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Service was perfect. I love the ambiance of this place and can’t wait to go back to try more from their menu.

DW
Western NC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our food was well prepared with lovely presentation. We shared oysters and the escargot. Oysters were nothing special but the escargot was prepared in a Hazelnut broth which was amazing! Definitely try it if you like escargot. I had the bouillabaisse which was well prepared but the portion was smaller than expected. My partner had the New York strip which was delicious. The server was busy and tried to be accommodating to our needs. Although it was my partner's birthday, he didn't want dessert but our server brought him a few macarons with a candle which was very thoughtful.

It was our first time at Parc and we didn't expect it to be a loud and energetic place. We were seated by the window which ws nice for viewing the park and people watching but the table was very small and could barely accommodate the number of dishes and glasses. We were constantly juggling the plates around to make room. We were expecting it to be a quiet romantic place with white table clothes and fine china. So we were a little disappointed by the inability to have a conversation but we ended up having a very nice experience.

Now that we know what to expect we will keep that in mind for future visits and the occasion. We would definitely return!

PC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, she always was right there to fill our water and offer us another drink in time for the bar to make it before the last sip was gone. The food really hit the spot especially after a wet walk from the Christmas village. We were seated right next to the bar but we still had an easier time hearing each other especially compared to the back room that we usually wind up in. Can’t wait to have another meal here!

MC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Wasn't sure if I would need a reservation for lunch, but I'm glad I did because the place was packed. We were seated right away, our waiter brought the amazing bread basket, and then we enjoyed our delicious lunch. I love Parc's pommes frites. Can't wait to get back to Philly to visit again.

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you, like myself, have only one night to spend in Philadelphia. Spend it at Parc. The end.

C
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been a while since I was last at Parc and I won’t wait as long till next time. The quality of the food is excellent as is the service. And the atmosphere is fun. A neighborhood gem.

SW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively, happy and relaxed atmosphere, with a friendly, attentive staff. One goes there to enjoy the scene. Had a tender veal escalope with a generous amount of seasonal chanterelles.

v
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to Parc 3 times and it never fail to impress. It is usually loud but on this night is was bearable. The food was excellent and that is what you are paying for. The quality of the food and presentation is very high. Wait staff is knowledgeable and attentive. All in all a good dinner.

L
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service above all. Add a fantastic menu, great cocktails, a fine ambience and you've got yourself a spot to remember and to which you can return over and over. Jenny, the Manager is an absolute delight, and so is Jory, a server like no other. Poised, knowledgeable, polite, efficient, friendly. No detail escapes her. My highest recommendation. Dine with confidence! Bon appétit!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cuando llegamos no encontraron mi reserva , pero nos ofrecieron una mesa sin problemas . Muy amables

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TC
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were visiting Philadelphia for the first time and Parc was recommended to us by a server at a sister restaurant on the previous night. She was not wrong! We had an amazing meal and the staff were excellent. Beautiful table just across from Rittenhouse Square.

j
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parc perfect as usual. love this place. Feels like Paris

JO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

i was seated first. My companion was told upon arrival that "she was free to look for me in the restaurant." she was not shown to the table, even though she gave my name.
our food was fine, but not as good as usual.
i didn't finish my meal and asked to have it boxed up but they forgot half of it.
perhaps one should avoid Parc on sunday evening?

b
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual a great venue whether for brunch or dinner. Service is fantastic and the food was wonderful and delicious.

S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I have been to Parc several times, always for an after-concert, late night meal, and have never been disappointed. Between full course dinners, a quick french onion soup or one of the expertly assembled salads, the food is consistently good. The bread basket almost makes you up give up the main course and just order a wine from the extensive list.

l
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Beef was hard

PB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent simple food, great service, very very noisy

s
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully decorated

JS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food. Beautiful view of the Rittenhouse Square.

J
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was clean. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Food was excellent.

VE
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent. Best French bistro in town by far!

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, I had a lovely time with the "girls" at PARC. Kudos to our waiter, William, for providing outstanding service. PARC continues to have great bartenders, wait staff, and employees at the front desk. It was beautifully decorated for the Holidays. We all enjoyed our bubbles and the Advocado Toast. We will return!

h
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Parc is always good. The food is great. The waitress was pretty inattentive.

PZ
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience! We got there on time for the reservation and were seated right away!!