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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K
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 13 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the best trout almandine ever!!!!!
Delicious meal and always enjoy the wonderful breads! Service was great but noise level high due to fully packed restaurant.

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was great. Wish my food was hotter but other then that it was good

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Firstly, the service was AMAZING! Our waiter was so attentive, polite, and professional- he made the entire meal that much better! Second, the food was out of the world incredible. The French onion soup is just as fabulous as everyone says! Overall fantastic experience and cannot wait to go back!

AW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is nothing better than Parc. Great food, beautiful atmosphere, and top notch service. Onion soup is delicious as well as the quiche Lorraine. Have never had a bad meal

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time I’ve eaten at this restaurant. I love everything about this place...especially the service. We were a large party...and even though they were packed, you would never know it. Everything on the menu we tried was delicious. You won’t be disappointed!

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing! Not a thing we ate disappointed us. The service was subpar. Our waitress did her job but the experience wasn’t enhanced by her at all.

RL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it again

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a solid good meal. Service is excellent as always . Would recommended for casual dining or a special occasion.

P
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always enjoyed our time at Parc. The food is always great and staff very friendly and helpful.

BM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always, exceptional food and service!

F
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious as always. My frequent dining companion, his son and I decided to mix it up from our usual go-to’s. We shared the Moules Frites - mussels in white wine, shallots, garlic with French fries, which was great. The muscles were plump and delicious, fires perfectly crisped. My one friend and I intended to split both the steak frites and the sea bass. After a miscommunication we ended up with just the steak frites, which was actually enough after their incredible bread and the muscles. My friends’ son shared some of his bass with us which was also wonderful. Parc is always a great choice!

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great but a little too noisy for conversation.

e
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a wonderful date night in Rittenhouse square. Great cocktails at the bar followed by a French inspired cuisine. My husband French onion soup and an amazing pork chop special. I had a mushroom tart (big enough for 2) and veal. Sitting by the window overlooking the square lit up with snowflake lights was delightful. Wonderful wine list too.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was truly amazing and our server was outstanding!

w
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mushroom soup was just delicious. Almost a little better than mine. Butter lettuce and string bean salad with tarragon was delicious. Mussels and burger that we split. Too full for dessert 😰

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was our server and he was great. We didnt feel rushed and the food was delicious.

CG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parc is a bisro style restaurant in the heart of Philadelphia. The ambiance is close enough to a French bistro, The food on the menu goes from simple to sophisticated and service is prompt and courteous but discreet.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the lamb shank which was incredible. The inside is much brighter and warmer than some of the nicer restaurants in the area, which is refreshing. Their dessert line up is also quite good. It's not a bargain, but if you're looking for a nice dinner, this is great for dates.

m
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We shared several appetizers, all were good. We most enjoyed the escargot, crab and avocado salad and the mushroom soup. Our server was outstanding, very knowledgeable and he shared his recommendations which aided our selections.

W
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parc was everything we expected and more. A very French bistro on Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square. French onion soup and a mushroom soup for starters; one order of steak-frites, another of a cheese omelet. We shared a dessert, tasted the macarons and had a demi-carafe of house wine for a remarkably low total. Service was of a very high calibre. We would happily return. One more thing: we had alerted the restaurant to the fact that the meal was in celebration of a birthday. They decorated the dessert plate with those words, making it an even more special occasion.

CM
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food, great waitstaff, old school French vibe. Lovely cocktails and classic dishes. Noisy but charming, warm atmosphere.

b
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food ambience and staff

TP
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch was great! Food was fresh, great service and very organized as well as accommodating Best pancake I have had in years! Our original table was cold due to the door draft and they moved us promptly. Server was attentive. Even received birthday macaroons at the end! Cant wait to go back.

KS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parc is one of our favorite restaurants in Philly....We found Parc when our son attended college in Philly 8 years ago and continue to frequent this restaurant... Excellent food, drink and atmosphere make it a must stop for us....

RE
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We love the burger at Parc. My wife and both asked for it medium-rare, pink inside. My wife's was overcooked but we did not report because it would have disrupted the flow of the meal to wait on a second burger. This has happened once before. If you want your burger medium-rare be sure to emphasis this so you won't be disappointed. Otherwise, it is a great place.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lit incredible food

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always.

SB
London
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Still one of my favourite restaurants in Philadelphia. I had never been for brunch before and it did not disappoint. Great food and ambiance.

FL
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Most people rave over Parc, so we were disappointed it was not as good as we had hoped. First of all, the pricing is high. The bread was terrific! I had the veal dish which was just okay which comes with no sides. My husband had the fish with gigantic beans. He liked the fish, but not the beans. We shared a side of spinach which was okay. The ravioli appetizer was very good. Service was very quick and attentive until our last glass of wine which took 15 minutes to get and then we proceeded to ask for our check right away. The tables for two are very small.

M
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience3

We went to Parc with friends. Food: good for the most part, service: fairly good, NOISE LEVEL (YES I'M SHOUTING!) WAS INTOLERABLE. They have clearly done nothing to mitigate the noise situation, and though the place is huge, either there is no quieter area or the lied to me. Yes there was a lot of customer noise, but on top of that was very loud music. I couldn't even have a conversation with the person sitting right next to me.
We will never go again.

v
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always delicious, but noisy and crowded on Saturday nights.

n
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is very good, but service needs to be improved more.

TW
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant for date night.

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Parc. The food was amazing, and the service was prompt.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time celebrating our second anniversary at Parc and can’t wait to go back!

b
Philadelphia
173 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The lava cake dessert is the best in the business.

KD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great experience here. One of our favorite spots.

AD
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great dinner experience as always; however for a part of 5 people I would have preferred a bigger table where we could fit all the dinner plates and wine glasses without fear of dropping them on the floor. Table at best would fit 4

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great great and great. Better than being in Paris because they play french music. In Paris in a brasserie all you hear is american music. (Note: the breading was falling off the pork special on thursday night; the quiche is better than Paris; the bread is the best from here to nyc; )

H
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The menu and the wine selections provided the variety I was hoping and the ambiance is tastefully French bistro, but the noise level was problematic for quiet conversation.

MR
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Right from the start, we were warmly greeted and treated as VIPs by our waiter. He had some great suggestions and was very timely with his appearance (didn't stalk us). As it was a Saturday Night, it was packed and therefore noisy but not where we could hear each other. Food was outstanding and the portions were great. Could say enough good things about it.