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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What 11038 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST!!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best, and never a disappointment. Like a gorgeous dinner with family but so much better. Thank you Carol and Lauren for an unforgettable night!

r
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Be sure to make a reservation even on a weekday for lunch. Try the warm shrimp salad. You won't be disappointed.

C
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food and the atmosphere is beautiful.

EK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best restaurant in the city for fine French dining! Loved every minute of my dinner at Parc and had the most amazing service!!! Cannot recommend Parc enough! They were flexible with my reservation and the food was amazing.

RT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always enjoy dinner and a drink here.
the only drawback is the loudness from all the talking.
I'm not sure that can be helped.
can't wait to get back for dinner

JC
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was impeccable as usual and Parc is one of our favorite places to eat when visiting Philly.

B
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat having Sunday brunch at Parc. Feel like we’re getting away to Paris for an hour and half

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ! Incredible food and atmosphere

SI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feel like you are in Paris...right in Philly. Great food and service...a shout out to Cesar, our server!

SK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The avocado toast is amazing! Delicious coffee and desert. I highly recommend!

OT
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious.

d
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had dinner last night in this great brasserie in Rittenhouse Square. It was crowded and very loud. Food was very good. My husband enjoyed his lamb shank very much. I had steak frites which was good, not outstanding. Way too many frites on the plate. I hate to see so much food wasted. We had a wonderful server, Jeanine who was very pleasant and efficient. Would go back in warmer weather and eat outdoors where it might be quieter.

MB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was very speedy. I will definitely go back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parc is my boyfriend’s family’s favorite restaurant in Philly, so I knew it would be the perfect place to celebrate. The staff were incredibly welcoming and accommodating, the food was excellent, great ambiance, and everything exceeded my expectations. The macarons at the end of the meal were a wonderful surprise that just made the night even more special. Thank you so much! We will definitely be dining here more in the future.

C
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been at this restaurant several times and it never disappoints. Seafood Tower is the best!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

They need to add more options for Vegans! There are too many of us here in Philadelphia to ignore! Until that changes, I won’t be coming back! It

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in Philly.

DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing here! The service? Impeccable! I took my friend for her birthday and we definitely enjoyed ourselves! The creme brûlée is to die for!

OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I expected more. Didn’t live up to the hype.

t
Dallas
87 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parc has a great atmosphere like an old bistro in Paris. The food was terrific as was the service. We ordered the Trout Almondine , Orange

AM
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic French staples in old-school digs! Everything was spot-on right down to the bread and butter. The specials are fantastic and the Salade Lyonnaise is to die for. We appreciated the half bottles of wine and the French whiskeys are an interesting component. Will definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was great

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Birthday Dinner! Service was excellent and the bouillabaisse was delicious.

F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You feel like you are in France while also in the coolest restaurant in New York City.

One of the best restaurants I've been to in Philly.

F
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Reservation made 15 minutes before on opentable. Requested a window table if possible. Walked in and they had one available right away. Food is always delicious. Gigantic bread basket is bread that is “worth it” Wonderful view of the park across the street. Always a pleasure. Like being in an actual busy French cafe. Love it!

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

FOH staff not welcoming in the least. We were early for our reservations and asked if we could be seated. Acted as if we were inconveniencing them. Our waitress, Olivia couldn’t have been better. We’ve been going to Starr restaurants for many, many years and always felt well taken care of. Hoping this was a glitch in their customer service.

AL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere of this place
Great food
Love the coffee bar

J
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great bistro, nice atmosphere, fantastic service, the food is just ok but for just a regular meal it works

ED
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

While the venue is quite nice, the same could not be said for the food or the noise level. My wife ordered duck l’orange which, although rather highly rated, was dry with no evidence of l’orange sauce or glaze. I ordered the Thursday special, pork Milanese, which was h huge, dry fried pork chop buried under an unassuming arugula salad. To add to the problem, someone suddenly turned the volume up so high on the music that conversation was impossible. All in all, a very unpleasant dining experience.I doubt that we shall return.

JP
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are lucky enough to have CRAIG wait on you, you will be assured of having a wonderful dinner.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We requested seating along Locust St as it is often very noisy at front of restaurant. We were having a late lunch and the place emptied out making our table much quieter. Service was great and they presented our shared dessert w a candle and macarons on a bread board decorated w the appropriate Happy Birthday. Excellent meal.

PB
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Whenever I am in center cit Philadelphia on business or for medical appointments I have lunch at Parc. Have been doing so for many years. Today was the first time I was disappointed. The crust on my slice of quiche was so solid and tough I needed to use the knife with a good deal of pressure to cut it. The quiche filling, however, was excellent! While disappointed, I know this was extraordinarily uncommon for the truly excellent restaurant.

C
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parc is a great spot for breakfast in the area. Parc features 5 star service from the staff, a simple but yummy menu and overall solid ambiance.

NO
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally my favorite restaurant. Terrific, reliable food. Great wine list. Perfect ambience. Celebratory.

AB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parc is always great!

r
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! The french onion soup was out of this world!!!

S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious, delicious, delicious, delicious. The bread, the mussles, all delicious..

s
Philadelphia
101 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Has another great meal here with some first time guests. Everyone enjoyed the food but it would be great if the servers took some note of French behavior and not clear your plates out from under you when you’re not finished. This occurred several times on a Monday night when the place was clearing out (lots of empty tables so not waiting for us to finish).

C
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We were at a corner table by ordering station where people kept passing to get to their table. Very annoying to be stared at all night and have chair constantly bumped in to