About Parc

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.

227 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

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.

Cross Street:
Corner of 18th and Locust Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 545-2262

Website:
http://www.parc-restaurant.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Anthony Goodwin

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Nicole Coombe in our Special Events Department for more information: Nicole@starr-restaurant.com // 267-886-1408

Parc Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (177)
People Watching (175)
Good for a Date (174)
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Special Occasion (158)
Neighborhood Gem (154)
Great for Lunch (153)
Fit for Foodies (138)
Great for Brunch (136)
Fun (132)
Good for Birthdays (110)
Good for Anniversaries (109)
Scenic View (107)
Hot Spot (104)
Sunday Lunch (104)
Casual (102)
Authentic (101)
Romantic (97)
Pre/post Theatre (89)
Good for Groups (73)
Business Meals (72)
Worth the Drive (69)
Notable Wine List (65)
Creative Cuisine (62)
Bar Seating (49)
Vibrant Bar Scene (49)
Cozy (43)
Afternoon Coffee (42)
Comfort Food (42)
Handcrafted Cocktails (40)
Happy Hour (38)
Late-night Find (33)
Seasonal (32)
Afternoon Tea (22)
Healthy (18)
Kid-friendly (17)
Quick Bite (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Great Beer (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Disabled Access (6)
Tapas (6)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Organic (2)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Whether my husband and I have dined at Parc alone, or with friends, we've always had a wonderful experience - the food is awesome, the service is exceptional, and the location is both scenic and cosmopolitan. It's simply an extraordinary restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Parc is a perennial favorite and never disappoints. Particularly around the holidays it is beautiful. The food and service never disappoint!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Parc was unbelievable. Had a great time and the food and service was excellent! Great waitress!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

The trout was super delicious and the duck and its aromatic sauce was enjoyed by my guest. I could only get a 5:45 pm reservation, but was ultimately glad since it became much noisier as it got crowded later on. The waiter offered great suggestions when asked. Our dessert choice came with chocolate ice cream - we had requested vanilla -which was corrected without making us feel badly. And the dessert was comped as it took a while to come out.
A very nice night and dinner, with the falling snow outside just adding to the overall good choice of Parc.

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Incredible food and service was top notch. Every time I go here I have not been disappointed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful and festive for the holidays! Service was attentive and friendly as usual, love the ambiance, and the bread is divine. The rest of the meal was great as well— but we always rave about the break basket!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Thank you so much for accommodating my special request I wrote through my OpenTable reservation. It is greatly appreciated.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

I came here strictly for the Onion Gratinee.
It was perfect per my expectations!

Waited a little bit past reservation time (5min-10min)

Will be back.

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 (Key West)·Dined 3 days ago

Our fav restaurant.....only bad part is the noise but it seems like that everywhere anymore...

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Parc is one of our “go to” spots every time we are in Philadelphia. Beautifully located on Rittenhouse Square, Parc does classic French and never disappoints. We highly recommend for brunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

We had the cutest little table for two in a corner by the window where we enjoyed great views of Rittenhouse. The food was phenomenal. Would defintely recommend.

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

parking is a real problem. no valet parking service.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

This is our third dinner at Parc and so far we have not been disappointed! It is a very lively restaurant with lots of chattering and laughter among the patrons. Everyone seemed to be enjoying a good time. The restaurant is very festively decorated for the holidays. It really helped to put you in the spirit! Our meal was excellent! My husband enjoyed the bouillabaisse and my Mediterranean sea bass was moist, flaky, and absolutely delicious! I highly recommend Parc for anyone visiting Philadelphia. A little bit of Paris located on beautiful Rittenhouse Square.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

We've been to Parc before and loved it. Excellent Lobster Bisque and the Crab and Avocado salad. We have ordered the Steak Frites previously with no problems. However, this time, it was a bit disappointing. Its presentation was off. No side dip for the fries. The hanger steak was overcooked at sections.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Meal was great as always, service was solid but sound made conversation difficult.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Comfort Food, Fun
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·Dined 4 days ago

Awesome. Food was delicious. Ambience is a Parisienne bistro - an excellent one!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Good bistro menu. Attentive service. Casual atmosphere.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

One of the best restaurants that I have ever been to! Reminded me of Paris!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Parc never disappoints! Son’s birthday celebration was perfectly paced and good and beverage perfectly executed. Managers are vigilant and friendly. Lively and fun!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Another great meal at Parc,which offers the best dining experience in the city. The filling in the deviled eggs was too much mustard, not enough egg yolk, but other than that, a perfect evening.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

GREAT meal - wonderful salads & entrees, the trout almandine was especially excellent, the wines by the glass were excellent, & the service from the hosts & hostesses to the waiter was friendly & attentive - it made for a wonderful date & evening!

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

We loved it. Great service and food. We will go again when we are in Philly. We live in Baltimore.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I was a bit disappointed with my visit here.

Atmosphere - In spite of a reservation, we were placed at a table less than a foot from the waiter screen (where they enter orders) and were constantly shifting to allow space for them to get to the screen. The whole place seemed to be pretty cramped - they packed in way too many tables which made it seem like they cared more about money than customer experience. The parisian decor felt more gimmicky than authentic and in the end, the restaurant just felt like a tourist trap.

Food - lots of fun options, and it looked really beautiful when it came out. But when considering price, it didn't taste any different then other (less expensive) meals I've had in the past

Value - pricey, but I expected that when I chose a restaurant next to Rittenhouse. I don't mind paying a little extra for a great experience, but I left this place feeling a little bit ripped off

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Parc is our favorite- we indulge in Philly once a month - stay at Sofitel, choose Parc routinely

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great as always! What is not too like. I hope Parc goes on forever.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The intent of this meal was for a quartet of girlfriends who have known each other for over 40 years, to come together from points a far, to spend an afternoon together. Parc was the perfect choice for this reunion. Since it had been 20 years since we had all been together, there was alot of talking and laughing. The meal ended up extending to an entire afternoon and no one minded that we occupied the table for four hours. Our waitress was a delight, and who knows, when we do this again in March, perhaps we will return.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The environment was warm and cozy like an upscale french cafe. Lovely holiday decor. Food was excellent. Loved the Moules Frites and the Beef Bourguignon entrees. Cocktail and wine were just ok. The waitress was a little pushy (every time we ordered she suggested something pricier whether it be drink or meal). Was also a little disappointed that it was clearly my birthday (opened a gift, the waitress acknowledged) but there was no free dessert or drink out of it. Overall, we will definitely be back for the food and ambiance, service could be better.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always have a great time at Parc. Waitress was fun and energetic, food was awesome and the drink were perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Impeccable service, delectable food and delightful
ambiance were marred by a noise level that made it impossible for two old friends to have an easy conversation after meeting after many years.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Bustling bistro , reliable, good specials and wine choices.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food with service to match. I will be back for sure!

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We go there often. The food is always good. I really like the ambience and the menu is unique. My favorite is the chicken paillard for lunch.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great service. Food was excellent.

Noise level was painful!
Floors were filthy!!! It's easy toclean tile flooring!
Tabletop desperately needs to be painted! It' so easy to do that - it looked awful!
Bathroom had no soap in any dispenser.

Parc, you can do much better than this!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Reliably fun, energetic, good food & wine, perfect for get-together with friends.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

As usual, Parc didn't disappoint! I always feel welcomed and special at this restaurant. The staff does their best to ensure you have a fantastic dining experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Not my first time and definitely not my last! Love Parc!

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

This place is a gem! The food is unique and exceptional in taste and presentation. The service is excellent. Seating allows for groups as well as cozy, romantic areas for couples. For my wife and me, it is a new favorite place to dine when we are in Philadelphia.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent dining experience. Parc is in our rotation of dining out and over the years we have never been disappointed.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for a Date, Authentic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent food, ambiance and service. Ask for Margie (but all people seem nice).

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Parc is a stqple in the Rittenhouse Sq area! You cannot go wrong!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Fun
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