Parc

4.7
8919 reviews
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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.

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Outside seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday thru Friday: 7:30am - 11:00am Lunch: Monday thru Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm L'Apres Midi: Every day: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

**A note from the restaurant**
Outside seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
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Phone number
(215) 545-2262
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Anthony Goodwin
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of 18th and Locust Street
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Parking details
Valet parking is available. Pricing is $24/car & $30/SUV’S (pricing may vary by day) starting at 3:30-4:00pm in front of Devon Seafood Grill next door. Public lots are available on South Rittenhouse Square & Chancellor Street. Street parking is also available.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact Nicole Coombe in our Special Events Department for more information: Nicole@starr-restaurant.com // 267-886-1408
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 8919 People Are Saying
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and service but very crowded and noisy

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j
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc continues to be a great place to eat especially for brunch. Oatmeal, pancakes, avacado toast, omelettes and a great pastry basket. The food has been consistently exceptional for years as is the service.

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AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot say enough about this restaurant.
I am from New York and every time we come to Philadelphia, we make sure we eat at Parc.
The Tomato Tart is fabulous.
Environment is cozy and service is great.
Great location overall.

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MB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

One of the most authentic Parisian Bistro's in the US. The food is excellent and it is like taking a trip to France. It is very reasonable considering the quality and ambiance. A great place for people watching. The only downside is the noise level.

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M
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a happening! Good food. Enjoyable lunch with friends

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i
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. I always eat there whenever I visit the city. Scenic location across from Park in Rittenhouse square.

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HF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was so good we went back the next night! Fantastic service! Food was delicious!

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DR
Philadelphia
221 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar evening out with great food and fantastic service. Of special note was our busboy from Tanzania (I believe his name is Jackson). He was fantastic throughout and did a great job.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good French cuisine with an authentic French atmosphere. Since it is located across the street from Rittenhouse Park the sidewalks are very busy which makes this a great people watching spot if you are seated near a window or outside on a nice day.

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k
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

it was really loud. otherwise impressive. Feels like Paris. Really nice French omelets. But extremely loud

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an excellent dining experience. I went there for a birthday lunch and the food and service exceeded my expectations. Zach was our server and he really made this a perfect lunch. We stated off with 2 perfectly made drinks which was promptly brought to out table. The restaurant was very busy. We ordered a dozen oysters, which were clean, cold and delicious. Zack made sure we had extra horseradish as we requested. We ordered the Steak Tartare. I have traveled the world and the best Steak Tartare in my opinion is at Balthazar’s in New York City. Zack made the suggestion to have them go easy on the ketchup and I wanted the Quail egg to be put on the side. Well, folks! I decided not use the Quail egg (I don’t think Balthazar’s uses any and if they do its very very little) and this Steak Tartare was DELICIOUS! The accompanying toasts were a bit too thick and we asked Zack if we could have them make thinner toasts. He jumped on it and we had them in a flash. When we were trying to figure out a size portion for the Ricotta Ravioli to make sure we were not over eating Zach suggested the smaller size and he was spot on with his suggestion. I wanted Zack to do something special for desert and include a candle. We didn’t get a chance to look at the desert menu and he brought over a Creme Brûlée with a candle. It was PERFECT!

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LC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch. Authentic feel. Delicious coffee. Romantic vibe.

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Q
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Recommended on YELP. the chicken and mashed potatoes were out of this world. The trout amandine looked amazing; my friend loved it.

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LL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic steak tartare and escargot . The truffle pasta special on Sunday was delicious! Excellent service . Wish the floating island dessert would come back on the menu

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WB
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff friendly and professional everyone was very cordial. Great food, the breads are insane!
We ordered a birthday cake days ahead for our dinner visit it could not have been better, Thank You one and all!

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EB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience! Drinks were top notch, ravioli a little too salty.

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I chose Parc for our anniversary dinner. My husband got the prime rib which came with mashed potatoes he enjoyed every morsel. I got the butternut squash soup for an appetizer and the beef bourguignon for dinner and loved it as well. They bring fresh bread to the table as well. We were pleased with our meal. We will be back!

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TO
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Me and my wife went there for dinner just before a theater show the meal was great the way it was fantastic dessert awesome coffee cup at Chino all good

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A
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Parc is a lively place with a nice (fairly traditional) French-style menu. All of the dishes we had were excellent. There were a reasonable number of wine and cocktail choices. The service was a bit slow, but we were in on a very busy Friday night. Noise level is fairly high in here - on top of the open floor plan, they had music going fairly loudly. Overall I had a great meal and would come back again!

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n
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and atmosphere as always, but very load inside to try and have a conversation.

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MA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although we waited a long time for a table near the window, we enjoyed our food and drinks. My guests were from out of town and wanted some place special and this was it.

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S
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Parc. It is a unique Parisian restaurant at a premium location in Philadelphia. The European atmosphere made us move to philly

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D
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A business associate recommended Parc and we could not have been more satisfied. Food and service are outstanding! Our bar tender Jeffrey went above and beyond to explain certain dishes and we were blown away by his general understanding of food and it’s history.

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g
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is great and the service as well.
Kind of cramp in the dining area and since we sit near the side door (which they open to access delivery the food to customer who sit outside) which not my favourite part.

The waiter(Charles) knows the menu and gave good recommendation for my husband when he have to choose between 2 kind of steak.

For the parking, there's public parking (sign the app) half block away from restaurant.

Definitely we'll be back when we visit philadelphia again.

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d
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great lunch. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. The food was excellent.
We could not have asked for better service. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable.
He was very attentive .

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NJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc never disappoints. We've dined at Parc for every meal - breakfast, brunch, lunch, mid-afternoon and dinner - and have enjoyed each one as much as the next. Though an outdoor mid-afternoon snack and a drink is probably my personal favorite. Our most recent was for breakfast on a Friday morning...it was nothing short of a perfect breakfast. I love the ppl watching on Rittenhouse, request a window seat if outdoor isn't an option. I had the asparagus with poached eggs, side of bacon and hot tea. Husband had the two eggs any style with potatoes and sausage. The food is always prepared to perfection and service is a thumbs up! If you're looking for a special occasion this is the place to go. If you're looking for a casual, everyday meal...you can't go wrong! My only complaint was not ordering the croissant with ham and gruyere...it looks amazing! Until next time!

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was okay--a bit noisy and portions incredibly small.

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CR
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wanted to eat here while on vacation to try the duck confit - which was very good. Restaurant is very crowded and extremely noisy - really hard to have a conversation here. We liked our food and the service was excellent.

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R
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch with two other guests. Everyone loved what they ordered. The service was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Steak is excellent

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had family in town - Amazing service, amazing table location. Top to bottom, perfect experience.

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J
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite places to visit every time I am in town. This time I brought my little boy and everyone was beyond accommodating and the food was delicious as per usual. Nothing I’ve ever had in almost 10 years has ever disappointed me. Nice for a special occasion but also just a quick lunch.

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B
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!!go there often and always take guests!

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Great breakfast spot for my daughter and I while visiting Philly. The menu was wonderful and the setting was very nice. Staff was polite, and the morning was very enjoyable!

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JS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and outstanding service

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d
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Sorry to report that it seems to be going downhill. The wine has always been overpriced and the bread has always been outstanding, and that has stayed the same. But the service is getting weak. Our waiter was, at best, disinterested. And the food is slipping. The deviled eggs weren't as good as they used to be. And the steak (steak frites) was cooked rare, in spite of a request that it be medium (they might at least have met me in the middle at medium rare).

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P
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Parc never fails to deliver. Besides feeling like you are in a Parisienne bistro the brunch and the electric atmosphere ensures a great experience. Et tout le pain - tres, tres bien!

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious brunch, great service, fun and attractive atmosphere, noise level is high.

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E
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Girls weekend brunch at one of our favorite Philly spots. Sat outside and had an awesome meal. Never disappoints!

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PN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Our party was seated at a table right near the windows, which had been thrown wide open and made it feel like we were eating outside. The food was mediocre at best. Escargot appetizer was really mainly mushrooms drowned in butter (mushrooms not listed on the menu as ingredient), and such a brown mush it was hard to tell which were mushrooms and which were escargots. My trout dish was again all butter. One person in our party ordered salmon and got a tiny piece of salmon. Another left 2/3 of his prime rib because he thought it was poorly prepared. The waiter upsold me on wine (rest of service was fine). When I asked for a 1/2 carafe of wine, she insisted that I should get a half bottle of wine instead for a similar cost; realized when the bill came that it was $15 more. I don't mind paying for an expensive meal, but we paid a lot for a terrible meal in a nice location.

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