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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their food!!!

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RTMcG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to visit Parc. They have done an outstanding job expanding the outside area.

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RickH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch was fabulous.

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vipAnaF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Menu es limited in comparison with the previous menu. I had asked for indoor seating but was seated outdoors. Other than that, great experience.

MD
MarinaD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Trout Amandine is one of my favorite entrees anywhere. It is absolutely outstanding every time as is the bread.

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vipJaclynS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely adore Parc! The service is always top of the line and the meal never disappoints. Highly recommend their brunch!!

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Jip1
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved the food. Wished the escargot came with the actual shells as opposed to in a dish but nonetheless very good. The duck and figs was also very good. The outdoor seating was nice but could’ve definitely used a candle or something to illuminate the menu.

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vipSteve
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service

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HelioG
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience. Our waitress was attentive and so personable. The food was out of this world. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Cesar was absolutely amazing! He was so professional and friendly and wonderful that we must come back just to pay him a visit! The food and drinks were also great and good quality!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

18th st is closed for dining at noon, so reservations 12:30 and on can sit right next to the square. Excellent distancing, the staff had safety protocols down cold, and the food was delicious as always. Onion soup and mussels on a chill day was perfect, though I’d probably have been just as happy with the ambiance and the bread basket

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vipmicahg
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I had to wait 15-17 minutes for my table when I had a reservation at 7:45. I told the person at the door I had a reservation and it was as if they had completely forgotten about me. When I asked about my table they said that only inside was available but my reservation was for inside in the first place. We waited outside for no reason. The Food and my waiter were excellent as always!

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bridgetk
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Parc never disappoints. Great staff and consistently delicious!

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vipkristineC
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner at outside table on 18th Street. Excellent service, outstanding food and wine. Love this place.

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Kate
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service and excellent food. Ate outside, which was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience! Service was excellent. We felt safe and well cared for.

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vipSunshine1251
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as usual! Excellent food and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is really good, I would suggest asking the waiter questions prior to ordering, so you know exactly what you are getting.

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vipDevine
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here to celebrate a Birthday. The food was delicious for each course and the service was fantastic!

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viptbird
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was first time indoor dining and back at my favorite Parc. Social distancing was observed, server, food and ambience phenomenal as always. It's so good to be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just great! Sat outside, staff was great! Temperature check at door, very professional! Hope to come back soon

JD
vipJDCenterCity
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

You need outdoor host staff to help protect customers from unmasked homeless panhandlers coming up to tables

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EddieA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisitely prepared dishes enjoyed al fresco near the park! Even surprised us with a treat for our anniversary. French onion soup to die for. Just go!

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vipDavidR
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

On our way to the reservation desk, we passed a couple of enviable tables, including one two-top that would have been perfect, facing Rittenhouse Square. After our temperature was taken (we are in a global pandemic, after all), the reservationist instructed the hostess to take us to perhaps the worst table in the outdoor arrangement, a two-top by the door, next to which the servers were congregating, and where many people were walking in and out of the restaurant. I'm certain there was a logistical reason for this, but we ended up declining that table, and asked to be seated somewhere slightly better. After that minor hiccup, everything else was lovely, particularly the expert, friendly service by Brandon, the waiter who helped us, whose good cheer and attentive hospitality definitely redeemed the somewhat unenthusiastic greeting we'd received, and the weird table assignment. On another review site, I have twice commented upon the initial welcome at Parc. The first time, cold, the second time, much better, this time, meh. I realize...Covid...but we were masked, we were following social distancing protocols, we had a reservation, we were on time. This has literally been my only quibble about Parc in the many, many years we've been dining there. Given how well everything else was, including the food (always order the frites) - especially my duck confit - a perfectly crisped leg and thigh with fresh and dried figs and a delicious brown sauce - one wishes for a slightly friendlier welcome (which is always a mixed bag, sometimes great, sometimes not) to rectify the minor incongruity.

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RobertL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Outdoor dining for lunch which was pleasant albeit loud. Mussels Frites were good and well prepared. My lunch partner enjoyed her Salad Nicoise. Dessert was a disappointment. Service was fair but it focused on turning tables rather than checking on us.

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vipfranciep
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and waitstaff were excellent. I know we're living during a pandemic so that's why I only rated Good for Ambience (ate on the street worrying a car might drive into our table). Too afraid to dine indoors--your interiors are Excellent.

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AnnaZ
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Overpriced for an actual French brasserie. Good experience, but have wines listed completely incorrectly.

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vipDelighted
Philadelphia
168 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always at the top of their game, the restaurant continues to offer good food, fabulous breads, highly skilled service and a great setting on Rittenhouse Square. It can’t be topped in its genre.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is consistently great.

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Larob
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great to be back dining inside after the long shut-down due to Covid. Food was top notch as usual. Atmosphere is like being in a little slice of Paris which is a great distraction given the current state of things in general. Highly recommended!

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SarahW
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came in late on Saturday with my 13 year old and our dog. Each one of us was expertly taken care of by Talbert. Such a professional and just a charming, warm, special dude and was so pivotal to giving us a chill end of the week.

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vipAlexanderC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly a step across the Atlantic into a Parisian outdoor bistro. The wait staff was beyond personable, truly attentive, and just take an amazing dining experience to the next level.

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BrettP
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parc is an old favorite that never disappoints. High quality food and service and great place in terms of feel/ambience.

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vipAnnie
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In from out of town and Parc is my favorite restaurant so had to go there. I always order the steak tartare. It was perfect. My husband had steak frites, done to his perfect temp. The server heard me mention it was his birthday so she brought cake with a candle. Nice little surprise.
We went back the next morning for brunch and again another good meal. Love their breads.

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Drew13
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had app’s and salads. Outside dining. All was great. Beautiful day!

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vipPuffy
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining and staff were amazing! Totally needed this night out! Thank you!!!!

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vipGayleA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable meal - nice ambiance - good service

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vipLyndaZ
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best bread in the city. Love the food and vibe. Great to bring people from out of town especially if you face the park on a beautiful day. Friendly servers, attentive to filling water, etc. Great onion soup. Never feel rushed. Have returned many times.

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vipSaraH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing as always and so was our waiter. Bartender girl on the other hand... very standoffish. We asked her a question about a drink and her response was “it’s good” and made it for my friend even though we just wanted to know about it.

FAQs

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

Parc is rated 4.8 stars by 11414 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.