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
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great hosts and amazing food! Will return!

T
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always great at PARC. We wish we could go more often but unfortunately the prices have really gone up. It is a French Bistro but in my opinion not priced as such. Also last 2 times I was there when ordering the carafe of wine was told it is really not good so I went with something else that was suggested. Why would a STARR restaurant had something not good on the menu- that seems not in line with the reputation.

SS
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always guaranteed a perfect meal with perfect service every time I go to Parc.

MM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall great meal.

f
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Our waiter seemed to forget us. We had to flag down another waiter for a water refill. We were out in a back room when plenty of spots were available windowside in front rooms. Maybe that is why waiter forgot us! Eat in the front rooms for good service! Food was ok. Bread is ways delicious, although we got burned crusts this time.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The food was extremely disappointing for the price. Bland, small portion, and tasted old.

D
New England
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Aside from the nose level it's very nice - food is great. Not for a romantic evening though.

l
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food. Service is impeccable. Love the ambience. One of the best restaurants in Philly.

SB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The server was friendly and attentive and the venue suggested a good experience was coming but the food was very disappointing. I ordered Steak Frites and the meat was over-salted as were the fries. In my opinion that is unforgivable in a restaurant of this size and at this price-point.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best breakfasts I have ever had. The quiche was so good I look forward to coming back for dinner.

LT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience1

The restaurant was empty, had a reservation and placed in the farthest corner next to the exit. Then I asked to move to another table that wobbled. The server explained if we jammed ourselves up against the window. and ate uncomfortably, the wobble would end. That was her solution. No offer to put a match box underneath or move to another table. I ate with my foot preventing the table from wobbling. She never asked to refill my glass because it had no alcohol in it. The wait staff tried to grab my unfinished meal (half a plate ) so could turn table. Having an important conversation and had constant interruptions to turn table - but no interuptions to see if we needed anything. not pleasant for $115

JC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for a light lunch. Calvados Sidecars are the best around, the shrimp salad excellent, the moules delicious and the sandwiches tasty and reasonably priced. Service is always attentive and welcoming. Outdoor seating when weather permits.

TM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Ryan Fleming was absolutely fantastic. Most definitely, made our lunch great. Knowledgeable, friendly, attentive, & cordial. He deserves a raise!

AB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & meal

WJ
New England
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fine! From the genuine welcome at the reservation desk to the waiter who did not need to write down our order, this was simply an amazing meal! Parc came highly recommended and it did not disappoint one bit. I am coming back and I am bringing my friends who I know are going to LOVE it! Thanks for caring so much for your customers.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

I went for Sunday brunch, 2 PM reservation. Although we were promptly seated, it took 15 minutes to get water and place order. Took one hour for food to arrive.

Very disappointing.

R
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Still my fave restaurant in Philly. Always clutch. Brunch, lunch or dinner, you can't go wrong.

LM
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and people-watching spot!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience !

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a pretty close to perfect experience, but there was some sort of birthday happening behind us and our table was placed in the middle of this standing get-together next to the bar. It was really awkward, but it was probably the best meal I’ve ever had, so I’m giving it 5 stars. I got the half roast chicken and a beet salad (which is just beets .. no salad) and some sort of banana caramel chocolate dessert. Just incredible. Best chicken I’ve ever had, SO moist. Our waiter seemed a bit off from being stressed out tending to the party behind us and serving through an obstacle course, but it was alright. This placed was jam packed so I’m glad I made a reservation. We waited about 10 minutes to be seated, and other than our table placement it was an amazing experience and I can’t wait to go back. Very authentically French

JT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine at Parc all the time. It's our favorite place to go in Philly when we want to linger over cocktails and eat an indulgent meal. Tonight I tried the new pasta added to the menu - butternut squash with brown butter. It was outstanding! service is always excellent and we can't wait to go back (probably next week!)

WW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The wait to sit in the main dining room was long but worth the wait. Will go again

C
Atlantic City
31 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. the food was great. We would return.

DC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this restaurant, but Saturday for brunch it was very loud. The acoustics aren’t great when it is busy.

MS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on Parc for the same delightful experience!!!!!!

R
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delivers every time !

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat in the 2 best seats in the house!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fast service just what we wanted and expected

DG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration🎉🎉🎉🎉

MC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French bistro. loud. delicious. fun. best location. close to kimmel center

C
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. A real treat! Truly enjoyed the mussels with fries. The hot chocolate was a dessert in itself! Great place to celebrate a birthday!

MR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice little Happy Birthday plate of macaroons to top off a wonderful dinning experience m!

P
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Table for 2 was too small for drinks let alone dinner

s
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stepping into Parc is like stepping into a bistro in Paris. From the furnishings to the music to the food, everything just as it should be for a truly French experience. The menu is very traditionally French. If not for being written in English, you might think you where transported an ocean away when you step into Parc.

Our lunch meal began with a prompt greeting from our server who delivered a basket of delicious assorted breads. I ordered the chicken liver parfait, which was nothing short of amazing. The silky, buttery liver mousse was topped with a geletin of cherry and red wine. The accompanyments of pickled onion, whole grain mustard and cherry almond bread were perfect. Together, it made for a bite to remember. or entrees, we had the quiche lorraine and the gruyere omelet. Both were accompanied by lightly dressed greens, as one would expect if in Paris. The omelette was perfection. LIght and fluffy with just the right blend of herbs in each perfectly cooked bite. The quiche lorraine was delicious, albiet the least extraordinary of the dishes. we tasted

Service was attentive throughout despite a full restaurant and the noise level of appropriately energetic.
We look forward to going back to Parc to try many more items on the menu.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our server, Angel, was fantastic. The bus boy was a little inappropriate at times. The food was delicious and the Profiteroles were amazing. Overall a great experience.

JO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

the person who ate a burger loved it. the other 2 were highly disappointed in the quality of the dishes.
no one liked their dessert.

S
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

BR
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best !!

CL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Overall the food, drinks, and service were great. The only downside is how cramped the tables are together, and how small they are. We found ourselves constantly shuffling plates and drinks around to accomodate more food and as other guests sat at tables beside us.