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
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & meal

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

LM
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and people-watching spot!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience !

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
5 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!

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
9 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.

MG
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We went for dinner, and the food and service were both excellent. The reason I’m not giving an overall 5star rating is because of the noise level. We asked for a quieter spot when we made the reservation and were given a booth in the back, which seemed like it would be quieter. However, people are packed in, very little room between tables, and nothing that I could see to absorb sound. Very difficult to hold a conversation with our table mates.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parc is my favorite place to go when I’m in Rittenhouse. Everything was amazing as usual

JL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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CN
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my family’s go-to spot for special occasions. Cannot go wrong when you come to Parc!

MM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Didn’t come to the table unfortunately

CV
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go there when I visit PhilaPa and it is always good. Great steak and frites, and if you're feeling rich go for the Steak au poivre!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience1

We were in a table with no room wedged between two other tables. We paid a decent amount for the meal and expected a nicer seating arrangement.

T
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Lost its mojo, too many young kids who know little about service

DH
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was great. Really fun location. Food was very good, but not exceptional. Tables were too close together. It was difficult to move in or out of the table without disturbing those next to us.

M
Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My steak au poive had a large piece of gristle that I had to hide getting it out of my mouth.
The spinach twirl had so much salt, I could not eat it.
This is the first time I have criticised a meal at PARC.

ML
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

So disappointed because we’ve heard great things and we love Starr restaurants! Our cocktails were fine (just fine), the soups were good (just good). I got the steak frites medium-rare and it was the toughest piece of meat I’ve ever tried to chew, and it was too salty on top of it. The fries were also too salty and I love salt, so that’s saying a lot. My fiancée got the beef, and though it was good, he was sick as a dog from it later on! Neither of us are picky eaters and we usually never have complaints, but this was one of the worst dining experiences we’ve had. Service and ambiance was great but the food was either just okay or downright awful. For a hyped up Starr restaurant, this was so disappointing and a waste of money :(

b
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent meal at Parc. The onion soup was superb, with an unusually thick layer of cheese on top. The bouillabaisse was very flavorful. The beef ribs had hardly any fat on them and were well prepared, with an excellent side of root vegetables. And my bass was prepared perfectly. The waiter was helpful throughout with good spirits. The noise level was rather high when we were seated, but was toned down early on in meal.