Parc

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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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4.7
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PB
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
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 19 hours ago
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.

AB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parc is always great!

r
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

s
Philadelphia
101 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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

f
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been to Parc many, many times and it never disappoints.

MK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

If you go for breakfast or brunch and it's super crowded, turn around and go somewhere else. My server was a nice fellow but not able to be very attentive. I think they forgot my order until I threatened to leave after 50+ minutes waiting. The result was I had to eat in a rush and couldn't enjoy the meal.

MU
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and very good French food. Although very noisy, we would definitely be back.

SO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Super tasty food, everything we ordered from appetizer to dessert was top notch

SJ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A reliable spot for a lovely meal. Excellent service. The bar area gets a little too noisy for me, and the hostess accommodated my request to sit in the dining room toward the back. That said, it's fun to sit at the bar and eat, depending on one's mood. Love the salade verte! Simple and delicious. And our martinis with bleu cheese olives were outstanding.

K
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 5 days 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 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch, highly recommend the Eggs Norwegian.

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 5 days 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!

CG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The yogurt parfait is the best! And also recommend the apple tartin

DB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t thank your team enough for an incredible night! I feel terrible I don’t remember the name of the gent serving us, but he was crushing it! Friendly, knowledgeable on the food and wine list, and made sure we had an awesome evening. The hosts were excellent too! Next time I’m in Philly will definitely make my way back. Thank you thank you!

A
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great: Food quality, hostess, bartender ----- Needs improvement: Menu descriptions, allergy considerations ----- When I made my reservation via OpenTable, I was explicit about my girlfriend's allergies in the reservation notes. Perhaps I should have mentioned it again at the table, but having worked in restaurants as a server, bartender, and FOH manager, I assumed the waitstaff would confirm the allergies with the table and then alert the kitchen. It wasn't until our cheese board arrived with nuts that I thought I should mention the allergy again. Fortunately the server had not yet fired our second course and we could change her entree (she had originally ordered the agnolotti, which, according to the server, includes nuts). This brings me to my next point: either the menu or the server (or ideally both) should certainly alert guests to any allergy triggers in the dishes. The menu's description of the agnolotti did not include nuts. Additionally, the tartare description neglected to mention horseradish (at least, it tasted like horseradish to us), which is a rather potent ingredient that some guests do not enjoy. Fortunately, I enjoyed it, but my date would have ordered something different had the menu been more descriptive. I was happy to return to Parc for dinner, and we ultimately enjoyed the experience, but allergies are such an important detail that should not be taken lightly. Perhaps a more descriptive menu and waitstaff could be of help.

Thanks!

LF
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Amazing Steak au Pouvre, Bouef Bourgignone, and Salad Lyonnaise. We also had a most charming waiter. We love the European ambience at Parc.

DC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were outstanding—what we’ve come to expect from Starr restaurants.

TH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Kind of felt rushed out of there as the waiter brought our check before we even finished our drinks and didn't give us the opportunity to order another.

I'm assuming a large part of that had to to with Valentine's Day weekend and a lot of customers but as someone who made a reservation and paying to enjoy ourselves it would have been nice to be able to actually sit and enjoy ourselves.

TP
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time enjoying brunch in a very energetic atmosphere. The pastries and ravioli were fantastic!

AD
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Extremely cold right by the windows! Luckily the server helped move us to a new table. We never got a bread basket which was a big disappointment - oh how I love that cranberry bread!!

AW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 6 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 6 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!

JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Parc and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, the attention to details, and how authentic the dishes were.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it again

RG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating Valentine's Day by enjoying dinner at this Philadelphia staple. We were seated on time, our coats were promptly taken, and we were seated at this cute table up against the wall (view of Locust of street/Curtis Institute of Music) in the "back room".

Service: We were promptly greeted by Brian, who was very knowledgeable, punctual, and friendly. I never had an empty glass and he toted the touch point line perfectly; we always felt like we were being taken care of rather than "smothered". He is a great example of how service should be and he should be recognized for his efforts.

Food: The bread and fresh butter were superb. Perfectly crispy but soft on the inside and the butter was perfectly balanced between savory and sweet. DEFINITELY get the onion soup gratinée! For our entrees, my wife got the beef bourguignon and the beef literally melted in your mouth. Would definitely recommend on a cold day. I enjoyed the veal escalope and it was divine. The mushroom cream sauce wasn't too heavy and the veal was cooked perfectly.

Overall: My wife and I were very impressed with the overall dining experience Parc provided, from start to finish. The service was impeccable and the food was well worth the money. Parc is a well oiled-machine behind the scenes and provides incredible service to its patrons.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 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 6 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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always, exceptional food and service!

MF
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parc was on the pricier aside, but all in all, it was an excellent experience, all things included.

F
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
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 on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great but a little too noisy for conversation.

e
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
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 on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

w
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
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 on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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