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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OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family weekend at Drexel. Great service, delicious food. A bit loud.

c
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Great service. I go there for lunch about 4 times a year. Could not be better!

G
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc NEVER disappoints! The food, the service,and the ambiance are about as close to perfection as you can get!

J
Orlando
40 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were fortunate to have a place in a corner by a window. This softened the noise level. Overall, our dining experience was excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a marvelous time at Parc. Other than the noise, it was a great experience. Out of town guests really liked everything about Parc and the noise level did not bother them.

LF
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have had a few misses the last times I have been there as far as service. This visit was great however, and restored my faith in Parc and the great service one receives, in addition to good food and a nice ambiance. Thanks to my great server for the experience.

BC
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

i live in Paris most of the year and Parc comes close to authentic French ambiance, except for the noise. Americans are awfully loud!

B
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

High points on ambiance and service.

The food was fine. Not spectacular. Not terrible. Dessert was very good as was the espresso. Next time we’ll just go for that.

ET
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

First visit won’t be rushing back. Service was good. Food was mediocre at best and overpriced. Good wine selection though.

OT
Naples
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The meal was reasonably good. I ordered the escargot .It came like a soup with pieces of escargots in it. I have never seen it served like this. It looked and should be called escargot chowder. It certainly didn’t look French.

V
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and experience is top drawer. But if you want to have a conversation it’s not easy. Very loud inside. The food is excellent. We’ve been twice this week visiting during a conference.

d
Portland
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The small shareable items are great: tartare, chicken liver parfait, beet/carrot salad are favorites. Profiteroles are a perfect dessert for sharing. Great barista service and some gems in the wine selection. Great place for a group.

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

Very loud and crowded. Not relaxing at all. Very expensive for the experience.

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

We went to lunch at Parc to celebrate by sister’s birthday. Had a wonderful waiter. I like that you can make reservations for lunch. Food was good as always. My sister did not want to draw attention to the fact that it was her birthday but our waiter must have heard - when we ordered a creme brûlée to share they brought it on a plate that said Happy Birthday and had a candle! Very nice touch. We go here often for family get togethers and it’s just so nice to be in the city, on Rittenhouse Square and people watch too!

PC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent perfection. Can I say more? No🙌🏻

AB
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Ann unforgettable experience on French cuisine. Be it the thick escargot soup or an innovation of devilled eggs (with crabmeat toppings) as appetizers or the sea bass and duck l'orange as entrée - all the items tasted good. The entrée portions were huge. We hardly had any space left in our tummy but didn't want to miss out on the dessert so ordered a Baba au rum to go. It's a sponge cake wet in rum and citrus jus, accompanied with vanilla cream. Even the dessert was worth it.

M
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Bon bistro français bruyant avec des plats connus et populaires. Les portions sont généreuses. Le service est très bien. Terrasse donnat sur le parc Rittenhouse, beau quartier de la ville.

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C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My family and I decided to eat here after having friends rave about the place. We made reservations for 6pm on a Sunday. The place was very busy for a Sunday night. Despite having reservations, we had to wait over 20 minutes for a table. However, after being seated, our table was given an appetizer on the house for having to wait so long, by the manager. That shows the great service by Parc. The food was all excellent and they gave a nice portion. The only downside to the experience was that the person in our party who ordered an appetizer, also had had his meal delivered shortly after. So they had to have their entree sit out on the table for a little bit while they finished their appetizer. Overall, we had a great experience and would recommend coming to this place.

a
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our visit was overall very good. However, for the second time our family of 5 has been seated at a table, that I feel was meant for 4. We felt very crowded. Also, I asked for a 'quiet table' and again for the second time we were seated in the very busy bar section. Parc is a vibrant fun place to eat, and we enjoy the energy and vibe, but being crowded and having to shout to be heard made the experience less than optimal. The food (especially the bread) was very good. The charcuterie board was wonderful. All our meals were enjoyed. The service was good considering that our server was VERY busy. We will return, but hope our concerns about seating will be addressed.

SM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great. We are at 5pm Sunday. Never before had entrees brought out at the same time as appetizers. The server seemed annoyed that I wanted each course brought out after we ate the previous one. Other than that it was a good experience

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I like it as it reminds me of Bartholome in soho. Good food and service as well as wine list. I’d go back anytime.

AG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect spot to people watch your way through brunch. Exceptional service, delicious food and fun, creative cocktails. This spot lives up to all the hype.

MP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always amazing. It's plated perfectly and looks and tastes exactly the same every time we go.

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere, great food, decent prices. Can't go wrong. Definitely make an advanced reservation!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance of Parc makes you feel like you’re in France. The food is absolutely amazing and so true to French cuisine. The service never disappoints and your glass is never empty! A perfect place for a special occasion or date.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Night in the city.

S
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food (brunch) and very attentive service. Drinks were delicious!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When I booked I mentioned we were in a date and I was given a lovely table by the window in a quiet corner of the restaurant, so perfect!!!! Our waiter was helpful with my gluten free/Celiac restrictions and the food was (as always) phenomenal!!!!

DN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Parc hits it out of the park for brunch. While it is a little noisy during brunch, the food and service is always excellent. You truly feel like you're in a Parisian brasserie.

BS
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places... this time food was cold and we were disappointed.

j
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was my first time there and would go back. The food was great and spaced out perfectly so we didn’t get everything at once.

S
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and excellent service! Only negative is that it is noisy.

MK
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a guarantee of good food and drink and perfect ambiance.
What more can I say !?!

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 5

Much, much to loud! Can’t hear the person across the table. Noise made the dining experience poor and yet I return repeatedly. Want to make this a stellar experience, reduce the noise level!

r
Philadelphia
118 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to have breakfast at Parc. The atmosphere is very Parisian and the view of Rittenhouse Square was wonderful. Food is always good and the croissants are the best!

M
Philadelphia
243 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend Claire and I dined at Parc and had not only a wonderful lunch but fabulous service and a festive atmosphere ... Jenni is wonderful! Wish we could have stayed for dinner!

AJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met expectations. Staff was anxious to please, generous, professional. Food, decor and service were all agreeable. Would be a place I’d consider again. Try it, you’ll like it.

DM
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for anniversary and had a great experience. Crab and avocado appetizer and salmon main dish were outstanding. Server was helpful and pleasant.

K
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was my second time celebrating a special event. Both times the wait staff took it upon themselves to deliver a dessert for free to celebrate. One was sorbet with a full macaroon on top with a lit sparkler, and this time was four tiny macaroons with a single candle and ‘Happy Anniversary’ written in chocolate. The service is always impeccable. It was a Saturday night so we tried the Lobster Frites (the special) plus the Steak Au Poiuvre and lobster bisque. Everything was quite tasty though the lobster was a tiny bit chewier than I expected for the price. The restaurant also honored my special request for a seat near a window or in a corner by asking us to wait five minutes while they prepared a table for us that was in fact right next to a window and in a corner. Our waitress was personable and helpful.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Waiter excellent food good as usual. Bread superb!! Noises but tolerable. Wonderful place

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