Parc

4.8
12532 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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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colinc
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Arrived on my wife birthday, table of 4.

First Impressions:

Waiter asked which water we would like, we asked for a bottle of each, he cane back and told us the bar was backed up and we would have to wait a while (waited 20 minutes for water). Waiter forgot to take our drink order so I had to call him over to order drinks that arrived some 30 minutes after ordering them.

Food:

The bread was great but we only received a teaspoon of butter for a table of four.
Appetizers were served quickly, Tuna app was salted in one part but not all over. Mushroom Tart had a wonderful flavor but the crust was like a biscuit crumb base, obviously pre-cooked and dry. Snails were great the jelly on the pate overpowered a weak flavored chicken mousse.

Main courses were prompt . Beef Burgundy was truly classic and wonderful. Roasted Salmon was dry and lacked flavor. Steak Frite meat was nicely cooked but the fries were of the frozen variety. Spaghetti was adequate.

Dessert: Melted Chocolate was flavorful, could have looked better if not served in a ramekin. Creme Brulee very average lacked any flavor of vanilla and somewhat bland.
Apple Tartatain was disappointing. pastry was chewy and over cooked, apples on top were dry.

The Coffee was luke warm and tasted terrible. We just left it.

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NAERO
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our waiter David, and Our Host ,Christopher made sure we had the perfect table!!

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FloM
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Parc. Love the atmosphere - which my daughter, who lived in Paris, tells me is pretty authentic. Love the food, which is a fair value considering what other places charge for inferior vittles. Love the bathrooms, even! This was fourth or fifth visit. Mild criticisms: despite reservation, we were initially offered a table in an unpleasant location (swiftly and pleasantly changed at my request). It was very loud. And - this is a weird thing I have noticed before - the bread basket gets whisked away near the end of the meal, without a word. Especially weird last night as there was quite a bit left and my son was still eating it. And we would gladly have taken the leftovers rather than have them go in the trash.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parc is ever our favorite.

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vipCanC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The front desk staff is so unfriendly and full of attitude that it is difficult to enjoy anything else.

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Joan
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I enjoy sitting outside, it has a French cafe atmosphere, and there is lots of choice on the menu. The service is variable, but last time we had an attentive server. It's fun to come to Parc!

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vipKathy
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service and food were very good but quite expensive.

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DeeLisch
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our45 th anniversary and the first anniversary of the couple at the next table. Lots of street activity and otherwise perfect

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vipLauraR
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ambiance of the restaurant was great. Server was attentive but sometimes so fast she kept spilling water filling up our glasses which ended in some soggy bread and a floating candle.

Foot selection is very expensive and honestly average. It's good - just didn't think the price was worth it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Father’s Day lunch as always

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vip12jupiter
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were there for our anniversary. We specifically asked our waiter to spread out our meal so we could enjoy each course. We were at a small table for two which was very nice near the window, but we weren’t finished our appetizers and our entrees came out. We had to make room, not the server . Unacceptable! Our waiter never checked with us after our entrees to see if we wanted another glass of wine our to see if our steak was cooked to our satisfaction. Unacceptable ! This was our first time at Parc based on recommendations from friends. Parc DID NOT meet our expectations. Very disappointing.

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vipDhn57
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had brunch to celebrate Father’s Day. The food was good but the location was loud. The temperature inside got warm once the windows were closed. Our appetizer was forgotten. The waiter apologized. I’ve come to expect exceptional experiences at Parc. It was good but not exceptional. Hopefully next time they will live up to expectations.

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vipAngelaG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and amazing service!! The Parc was able to accommodate 2 large tables next to each for our wedding brunch. Our server let us take our time and we enjoyed every second! We will be back . Thank you

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Christine
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was fantastic. Can’t wait to return!

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LisaE
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you’re not able to travel but need a little escape, Parc makes you feel transported. The service is exceptional (Tim was especially helpful), the food is always delicious (we enjoyed oysters, escargot and scallops), the cocktails divine and the atmosphere delightful. Much gratitude for a well thought out handicap accessible entrance that allowed me to dine in a wheelchair without any fuss.

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pinklamb
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parc is always worth it. The food and wine are impeccable, the service warm & attentive, and the outdoor dining can’t be beat for people watching. Will always return whenever we’re in Philly!

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SharonF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food. Server very attentive. Host was not too friendly or energetic.

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viphungry
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always terrific.

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LisaL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we travel to Philly we stop at Parc! It’s constantly terrific!

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amkshopper
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as always!

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viphills
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was great. Service started out strong. By the end of the meal the staff became very inattentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Parc. Always reminds me of our visits to Paris. Wonderful food and atmosphere!

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SandySmith
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite whether for lunch, dinner or brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as always. We were in the area an hour early and planned to hang around, but they were able to seat us outside when we checked in rather than have us wait. We were celebrating a birthday and they brought a complimentary dessert out to surprise my friend. Such a great location with great food and an awesome atmosphere.

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vipRichardP
Palm Springs
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply perfect in every way! We plan to go back again and again.

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RigobertoB
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This turned out to be a very disappointing experience, specially after hearing so much about this restaurant.
The service was erratic, the wrong dishes were delivered to each of both dinners, the sound level was extremely high, very very noisy.
The food was nothing special. I have enjoyed steak and frites much better in other places.
Not a place I want to return to.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly and our server was warm and efficient

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved everything about my visit! The food and service are always impeccable

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vipSueS
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way. Best staff in town, from check in to wait staff!

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vipJuneBug
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific, as usual.

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lizziem
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service outstanding !! I would like to eat outside next time

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Waiter was not as good as expected. He forgot some of our hot drinks and then fibbed about it. He wasn’t properly attentive. Quiche I had was good but nothing special. Friend’s trout was swimming in almonds—no subtlety at all.
Place is fun but food was just ordinary.

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KaileeJ
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience coming here for a 21st birthday dinner. We got seated and served quickly, and had a wonderful time.

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vipPatriceO
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food came out quickly and everyone enjoyed their dinner. The salmon was excellent and was served in a bed of peas and lima beans which were excellent

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Steve
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service. A bit noisy inside, but okay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was an anniversary and they read my note on my open table comment. Loved the service , great recommendations. Food was good and quick ! Couldn’t have asked for a better date night

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SusanC
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. The bread basket is worth a visit here. Rita, our server, was amazing.

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vipDonna
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

GREAT table, always good but the crab in my avocado crab salad was a bit fishy; I did not eat it - filled up on some bread.

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Bennie
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and wonderful experience.

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vipEnjoysfood
Philadelphia
144 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal as always. Ate outside in the cute and innovative chalets, individual open air dining areas with glass between each one. Very nice, private outside dining. They also have the traditional outside and inside dining as well. I had the avocado toast, which was delicious and my husband had an omelet which also was delicious. Service was excellent, would highly recommend. You feel like you are in Paris not in Philadelphia. We love this restaurant.

FAQs

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

Parc is rated 4.8 stars by 12532 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.