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Permanently Closed - 187 Rue Principale

373 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 187 Rue Principale is a modern, French-inspired restaurant in Emmaus Pennsylvania. We are determined to provide our guests with a dining experience that exceeds their expectations of quality and service. We do this by preparing the freshest ingredients sourced from local farms. Our passionate professionals serve our guests in a comfortable atmosphere.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary French, Creperie, Organic
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Hours of operation
Mon–Wed 8:00 am–3:00 pm
Thu–Sun 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(610) 928-0418
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Luke Prosseda
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Off-site catering is available. We are available to create your ideal function.
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Cross street
2nd Street
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Parking details
Parking is available on the street or in a lot behind the restaurant.
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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HerandI (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent in every way, food , service, as well as atmosphere. We will be back. Definitely recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Service was very slow for our table. There was just two of us and our reservation was at noon. We were there for two hours, not by choice. As more customers arrived it seemed we were overlooked. We noticed that customers that came after us ate and left before us. Food was good but they need more servers.

vipMensababe (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Wonderful to have a French restaurant in Emmaus! Merci!

vipMicheleC (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Eh... just ok. When we arrived the hostess sat us upstairs right next to the window, which was fine no one else was there. A few minutes later 4 adults and 1 toddler where going to be seated right next to us but that party asked not to be sat right on top of us... which I agreed with the lady since the restaurant was empty at the time.. the hostess said well we get busy... then fill in as you go... but really. It to much to complain about (by the time we left 1 other couple was seated). When we got our food the waitress asked we needed anything and we told her no... well thank god I didn’t really need anything.... she never came back to check on us... I could of used some salt and pepper that is not on the table (I get it, I shouldn’t have to season food that is done right, but it needed something, sorry). Overall, food is good. But the service needs to be improved, seems to be an on going thing there.. I thought since they are now working for tips it would be better, I was wrong.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food and service. We'll definitely be back.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Everything perfect ,food was so delicious ,all of was very enjoyed .Definitely recommended ,love to comeback again soon .Thank you

Gbear (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Very nice place for a special occasion and if you enjoy French food. The food was beautiful, delicious but over priced. Only tried this restaurant because I had a gift certificate.

Kenneth (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent and creative food with great service. I've never been to France but can't imagine the French do it better.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Emmaus is a perfect environment for this place. Comfortable, no pressure, great for a slow pace conversation or pro meeting place. Food is cooked perfect and savory

RP2017 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

We had a wonderful dining experience at 187 Rue Principale. The service was great and the atmosphere was inviting! The duck was delicious as it was prepared perfectly, tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. The food was presented in a tasteful manner and tasted even better! We will definitely be returning!

WanderingTerrapins (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was mediocre, service was fair. Smoked salmon Eggs Benedict actually contained watery poached salmon. The bread on which the Benedict was served was not toasted and was quite soggy by the time it was served. For ten minutes after our arrival, none of the occupied tables in our area (6 inclusive of ours) had drinks or food (aside from water), despite four of the tables arriving before us (two of the couples had finished their water at this point). Duck confit was overcooked jerky. Was excited to try the place and ended up a bit disappointed.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

On a very slow Friday night (we were the only diners for a while) they claimed to be sold out of a couple of items - such as a basic Filet Burger and a desert. The Sea Bass was OK but clearly not as fresh as should have been. Frogs Legs appeared to be something bought frozen, it was breaded then deep fried, not a French preparation at all. Tomahawk Pork chop was tasty and cooked properly but smaller than expected for the $30 price tag.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

The restaurant closed! January 14th was the last day.

BCSunshine (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by the menu choices and prices. When I made the reservation through Open Table I indicated that this was a birthday celebration, but no one at the restaurant acknowledged this celebration..very disappointed in this lack of acknowledgement.

vipMicheleC (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Usually happy when we go there. Just a small bump. A change policy from no tipping to tipping, made me feel like a A hole. After the waiter to my check ( Not when he gave it). Told us that we are to tip now. Make me kind-of upset. I have no problem tipping or not tipping... but this should of been told to us at the start, when we where seated. Owner came over, who was nice about the whole thing. Told us she would pay for the meal, but that wasn’t the point. She also explained to me the the menu prices came down as well to reflect that. I did leave a mediocre tip. Due to the server not telling us (I think it should of been In their menu now or told right away, as I expressed to the owner)

I will be back. Miscommunication at this point wouldn’t be a reason not to come back. Food is good.