Parc

4.7
9174 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 9174 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have been coming here for 10 years. It never disappoints. We love it.

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TD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc never disappoints! Had a lunch date with my wife, thoroughly enjoyed. Food was great, wine list extensive, and top-notch service. Extremely attentive but not overbearing. Can’t wait to come back

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

The foodis fantastic and the service is great. Our waiter was very personable. I love a meal at Parc

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F
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc is a staple in Philadelphia and its longevity is a testament to its excellent food and service. It can be pricey, but the experience is unmatched.

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

Always a lovely evening for our family of four! A great place to celebrate together.

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F
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary dinner and Parc did not disappoint. Excellent service. Food was delicious. Dietary concerns were given a priority. Tables are small and close together. This would be my only complaint....very minor.

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

Cream of mushroom soup was off the charts, so much so that our friend that was with us does who not like mushrooms at all said it was out of this world!

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RC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, drink, and service, if a little noisy

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

Setting and service great. Wine list ridiculously long and overpriced in an age when s great bottle of wine available for $10 and higher per chairman's select in PA. Kinda like watching the emperor with no clothes as our group interacted re wine choice. Worst part of our time-just wanted to look at my shoes as endless opera played out. Simplify wine choices and forego any "experts"-otherwise - good value for food-great for ambience. Not great - sorry. European heritage and lived it chick.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from NY and we met parents from Delaware. brunch was excellent as always. The service was great and the decorations have us all in the holiday spirit

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CF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 5

My omelette was not cooked. Extremely runny and not edible. The manager was rude and told me to make sure I order it correctly next time to avoid this. Not what I expect from a Starr restaurant

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

We love the location, food and staff. Giant negative is the din/noise level. U have to shout to try to talk to Ur partner

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

Great meal! We were nervous about brining our kids (6 and 9) for an 8pm reservation. They did great, and so did the staff making them feel welcomed.

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SP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and good food. Attentive wait staff and fun vibe.

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H
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and good service. A few of the patrons where a little over the top on their noses level.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Food was good, restaurant was very busy and too loud to easily have a conversation. Especially loud music was inappropriate for the decor and cuisine. No authentic French Brasserie would have loud music like that.

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

Wonderful! Only criticism ( slight) was that the waitress was overly efficient and not very friendly. Food was great. We will be back for sure.

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JB
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. Angel, our server, was awesome! Super nice guy and very attentive. He made great recommendations.

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

So delish. Festively decorated for the holiday and something on the menu for everyone!

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MO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! Beef bourgenoin and bouillabaisse were incredible. We received a delicious mushroom tart as a consolation prize for a mere 10 minute wait past our scheduled reservation. Nice touch that left a very positive impression. I am up to date on all the “best of” meals in philly for 2018 and have been to many of them. Our meal at Parc last Friday was the best meal out I have had in PHiladelphia all year. Tres bien!

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DC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

While we (wife and I) enjoyed the food and the service, the noise level everywhere in the restaurant made conversation difficult at best. We had to speak with raised voice in order to be heard. This is not a place for a quiet romantic meal. The restaurant is extremely popular with guests turned away without reservations (this was on a Friday evening). The food is a draw--very continental, but the ambiance (noise) is a turnoff. I would not recommend this restaurant to friends.

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Naples
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently fantastic, but expensive. Beautiful holiday decs. Friendly and helpful staff. Love it!

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KD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Our server - we do not know his name - because it was so loud in the restaurant Thursday. He greeted us after 3 minutes and his service from that moment on was excellent.

The tables in the front part of the restaurant on either side of the doors are too cramped and you can hear everyone's conversations.

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EC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am very happy that we chose Parc when we visited Philadelphia. It reminded me a little of Le Diplomate in DC except that Parc is much bigger. It has traditional French food, cooked very well, and a great wine list. One of the things that stood out for me was that evryone around us seemed to bebe having a good time. I know we were enjoying our dining there.

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KN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere and authentic food! Great value for the price.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 1

I love Parc. I live right next door and often eat at the bar in the evening. I was so disappointed this last time. I booked a table for six for a holiday luncheon with my work team. They placed us in a really awkward spot near the bar where another party was being held and we could barely hear each other. Then when we started our gift exchange the servers brought out meals. We asked if it was possible to delay a few minutes until we were done (there was no room for food and gifts) and the servers gave us a loom like “really?” Perhaps this was just an off day but I don’t think I’d go back again with a group - did not feel like it was a good experience overall.

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PD
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I’ve been to Parc 3 times. The first time is was so much fun and the food was beautiful and delicious. The 2nd time the same dish was presented differently and was not quite as good. Yesterday i again ordered the same thing (I really like it). It was not even as good as the last time. If I do go back I won’t order it again. My husbands breakfast was delicious. Maybe I’ll get that!

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VV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Old Faithful. This must be one of the most consistent and reliable restaurants in existence. I tend to order their cheeseburger with sauteed onions on top. I like it rare (which the kitchen didn't quite deliver this time, but it was too delicious to send back), no top bun, and well-done fries. The server didn't blink - no problem. The tomato they served was a wan facsimile of a tomato. Dessert was not quite as successful as the burger - a poached pear and chestnut tart with salted caramel ice cream. The ice cream was delicious, but the pear was too hard and juiceless. Excellent service. It's a noisy restaurant but it's possible to sit in a nook and have a nice conversation. I like the faux-French atmosphere. I always enjoy eating here. The bread - which they bake - is excellent.

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MM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I had heard a lot about this restaurant and was looking forward to my visit. The overall look of the space is picture perfect but the food left much to be desired. Everything was extremely over salted to the point of being inedible, I would guess that about half of our food was returned to the kitchen. The interesting thing is that nobody bothered to ask if there was a problem. The one highlight was a perfectly prepared Sidecar. I don't see any reason to every return to this restaurant.

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AS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place was recommended by one of the group. Food was delicious. I had the beef carpaccio and steak frites. Service and ambience were fabulous. Will definitely return next time in Philadelphia.

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MF
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc never fails to deliver. The trout is always phenomenal. Great meal tonight

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

Consistently outstanding food and service. Especially festive for the holidays!

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

Celebrating a baby!

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

Always wonderful. Great bread. Very good server. Fun place.

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TD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Always enjoy Parc. Food and atmosphere are fantastic. Only drawback to this visit was although we had on our reservations requested not to be seated near the entrance, that is where we ended up.

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GC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever I travel to Philadelphia I make it a point to have dinner at the Parc. Wonderful food ambiance and great food. What a combination.

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SH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had beef bourguignon, companion had trout almondine. Both were superb. Salad likewise. Wines by the glass were pricey but very good. We had a cute view of the street. Everything wonderful EXCEPT very noisy, even at our table which was as quiet a location as the restaurant offered. Trying to have a conversation where you really hear every word is stressful and not entirely possible. As long as that isn't what you need, it's a fabulous place.

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CL
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc is a little slice of Paris The food and ambiance are exceptional
The manager Carol keeps everyone happy and everything running well
It is our go to place

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Parc is always amazing! Fresh baked bread and French onion soup were highlights of our recent lunch here. Service was professional and attentive. Love the atmosphere. We will definitely be back.

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DS
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for breakfast

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