Parc

4.7
8935 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 8935 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Caribbean
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food!

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N
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No matter the day, what the occasion, Parc is always the place to go! Always perfect!

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N
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc is consistently excellent, no matter the occasion. From fresh shellfish and salads, hearty sandwiches, addictive fries, and cocktails that go down a little too easily, the menu surely has something for every taste. The service is top notch.

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

My husband and I were very pleased with our first visit to Parc. We were celebrating our anniversary. We felt very well taken care of by our server; unfortunately I didn't catch her name. The food was excellent.
We liked the ambiance in general, but when we first walked in I was a little overwhelmed by the noise level. Fortunately we were seated in a corner by a window, which made it easier to have a conversation. Looking forward to our next visit!

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C
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc is our go to place for special occasions. We love the friendly easy-going atmosphere, friendly service, delicious food and especially the oysters and the escargots.

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MP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Waitress was excellent! Very enjoyable dinner. Tables by the windows were cold due to air blowing directly overhead.

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d
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good food. But much too loud inside even on a sunday night. Hsrd to have a conversation. Probably quieter outside despite being on a road. Good wine beer and cocktail choices. Small round tables tool small for comfortable eating for a couple

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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Parc and so do our kids. It’s an all around great place to have a nice meal with the family. The bread can not be beat. The service makes the restaurant and it is superb.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Adam provided excellent service & assisted with the celebration of my husband completing his four month round of chemo treatment.

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

PARC is consistently good. Great special occasion place. Love the ambiance.

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

My husband and I have made it a tradition to come to Parc for our anniversary. We love coming here for brunch. On our most recent visit, we had brunch outside. It was a bit chilly, but we were placed under a heat lamp, which made it cozy. We started off with the cheese plate. When it arrived we noticed a very small hair on one of the cheeses and pointed it out to our server. She immediately apologized and took it back to the kitchen. The manager then came up to our table apologizing profusely and informed us that a new cheese plate was being made. The new cheese plate arrived, but it didn't have the cheese we had originally chosen, so off it went back to the kitchen. The 2nd new cheese plate arrived and it was delicious. We were pleased with how quickly Parc handled the mishaps. At the end of the meal they brought us a complimentary dessert with a candle for our anniversary celebration. We assumed they saw it was noted in our Open Table reservation. As usual, it was a great meal and experience at Parc.

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

As usual Parc never disappoints. Food, service and ambiance is always top notch!

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

The food was excellent but it is an extremely expensive restaurant. The bread was extremely tasty . The appetizers were out of the world, I wouldn't recommend any of the steak entree' if you have had steak at other places because there is not much of a difference. The escargots, Beef capachio etc. The problem was with the restroom. I have a 10 year old boy and there are nude pictures of women in the restroom. The toilets are ancient style probabl deliberate but the pictures could have been less conspicuous. The restaurant is noisy but that is the fun part. The appetizers are extremely small quantity. The dessert is simply out of the world. All in all, pretty enjoyable place.

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B
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was not very good, waiter was standoffish and dismissive when trying to order or if you had questions about a menu item. When we stated that we did not when any water at the very beginning of sitting down the waiter gave a snide ok and asked if we wanted something else to drink in a demeaning statement. The food was rushed, one thing right after another with no time to enjoy appetizers and soup, lunch entrees came out very quickly. The restaurant was packed due to an event on Rittenhouse Square that day. We just felt this was our worst experience at Parc, and we do visit quite regularly. For two of us the total meal cost over $125, we just would have liked better service and food.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 on October 11, 2018
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 on October 10, 2018
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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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
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 on October 9, 2018
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 on October 8, 2018
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 on October 8, 2018
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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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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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great! The only thing that ruined the dinner slightly was the waitress giving us our check before asking if we need anything additional. We spent a lot of money, so it was a little insulting to be rushed off the table.

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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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