Parc

4.8
11514 Reviews
$30 and under
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
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Foodie68
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service (thank you , Breslin) with personality and everything we ordered was delicious !!!
We will be returning when we are in town!

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ChristianS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! Brandon was the best server!!! Already planning our next date night!! Love the after dinner drink menu!!

JH
JohnH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in a great setting. It felt like being in a Parisian restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, really good service, and a really good view (if you are eating outside in front of the park).

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience.

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Kittenki
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. Nice area

RW
RogerW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The city has closed the south side fo Rittenhouse Sq so we were seated outside at a table between 2 heaters...perfect! The menu and food was as appetizing and delicious as always. The sardines as an appetizer was so good, ask the waiter for the story about the butter! Our waiter was tremendous and got the balance between attentiveness and giving us space just right. Can't wait to come back

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MegClay
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor setup and very warm despite it being fairly cool outside!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful location! The food was great and the service was outstanding!! We will be back.

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vipnancy
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

We’ve been here dozens of times as we live close by. We recently noticed that sardines were on the menu, my husband’s favorite dish. We asked our server if they were fresh or canned. She told us that they were fresh, pan sautéed, then put inside of a tin for presentation. My husband ordered them. I ordered my usual tuna carpaccio. We’ll both dishes arrived together. Mine was tuna tartare instead of carpaccio. My husband’s sardines were canned - not fresh. Now, I’m sure they were fresh in Spain when they canned them, but they were not what they were portrayed as. My tartare was taken back to the kitchen. My husband was three quarters through his meal by the time I received my carpaccio. No apologies that I recall.

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JoeFox
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place and so nice to eat outside during this Covid Pandemic. Currently from Friday thru Satursday(?), they close 18th street off from Locust to Walnut to allow the restaurant to place tables outside on the street. Outside on each corner there were musicians providing entertainment for everyone. As usual the food here is amazing! We keep coming back here for the Escargots in HazelButter Sause along with three pieces of crusty bread to sop up that sauce. This time I had their Cheeseburger with amazing crisp fries and my wife had the Duck and Fig entree. And for dessert I had the Pot De Crème chocolate dessert. Brian was a great server who stayed on top of things while he had many other tables. Customer service is off the chart considering how much running back and forth they have to do between the street and the kitchen. They all do an amazing job.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved it as always

MA
vipMARCB
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Ordered the Jambon baguette (ham and cheese sandwich). Lot of good ham, excellent bread but only one square of cheese?

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baby shower. Girls lunch

JH
JeffHS
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very pleasant outdoor dinner. All the food done perfectly - good wine. It was a warm October evening so no heat lamps needed on our sidewalk table. Lots of people walking around mostly with facemasks.

JH
vipJenniferH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. French onion soup is to die for. Perfectly crisp pomme frites and exquisite pasta primavera. Diners are spaced comfortably apart. 18th street is closed adjacent to the restaurant so that outside diners have the entire block.

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vipChris
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very nice experience at this outdoor cafe. Food was fine - not over the top excellent but it was good. Ryan the server and the environment overlooking the park were the tops.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cute restaurant on a slightly pricey side. Though given the location and decor, I can get by with the price. Food is pretty decent

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happycamper
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our waitress was excellent. It was cold, the heater was ineffective.
Street noise a bit loud. Otherwise, nice.
Thanks!!!

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Review
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great quiche! Delicious fresh bread.

LG
LynneG
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt like I was in Paris at a bistro. The ambience, lighting, service, food were all outstanding. I would return many times if I lived in the area. Highly recommend to anyone wanting great food, atmosphere, and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parc is always great! They have done a wonderful job of adapting to COVID-19.

JV
vipJessicaV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We love PARC, but the revisions with COVID dining have caused the service and food to suffer. It'll be a while before we go back.

LB
LaBelleVie
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Our prior experience at Parc was outstanding.
While it was nice that there was so much outdoor dining, we chose to dine indoors when we were told they couldn’t put up the umbrellas. Big mistake. We were seated back to back with other diners. Though there was plexiglass between us, that was inadequate. Just as disconcerting, the waitstaff came too close. One waiter in particular was within an inch or less and standing over my son. I would not recommend Parc during COVID because the staff seems either improperly trained or cavalier about respecting people’s personal space.
The lemon financier tart was delicious, as were the smoked salmon dishes, but the quiche was unremarkable.

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Marc
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special visit! The food is amazing! Never does Parc let you down!

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AndreaC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Onion soup is a must.
Steak Au Poivre and Steak Frites cooked to perfection.
The Grand Cosmo drink was delicious.
Service was amazing as always.
Best place for a romantic dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as usual. Taking COVID seriously with face shields, masks, and gloves for wait staff. Do a nice job setting up outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sidecar was delicious. Trout to die for and the strip steak outstanding. Just Go!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parc did a great job with their outdoor seating on Saturday! Our server, Darwin, was fantastic. Thank you for a wonderful night out that felt really comfortable and normal! (The food and drinks were great, too!)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parc was amazing as always!!! :)

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Bhumi
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best experience and food at Parc!

JL
JakeL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food is simply out of this world. Although my favorite is brunch, all their menus have some of the highest quality food outside that of Paris. Perfectly cooked everything, incredible service, beautiful aesthetics, etc.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The food was incredible as always! Unfortunately, We made a 7:45 reservation, and had to wait until 8:30 for our table. The main hostess was incredible rude and we could tell they accepted far more reservations than they could handle. Ordinarily it would have been a great night to pass some time at the bar.

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vipAnitaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Never made it to our reservation. We arrived at the designated time but it took almost 45 minutes for our table to be ready so I had to unfortunately not dine here.

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EliseA
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Professional service, delicious food and drinks and great ambiance will bring us back again. Thank you Parc for a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, drink was delicious-basilic and most importantly- I felt safe with all their precautions. Sat outside on a beautiful day. It was extremely refreshing to feel some sense of what used to be.

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vipMike1928
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big fan, love Parc. We always visit when we're in Philadelphia.

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vipharrietb
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My steak was too rare- not only did they give me a new one, the manager came out to apologize !! Always consistently wonderful !

FAQs

Parc offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 545-2262.

Parc is rated 4.8 stars by 11514 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.