About Garces Trading Company

Garces Trading Company is a full-service bar and restaurant focused on Chef Garces’ own favorite dishes from his travels to cafes throughout Western Europe, with a focus on Italy, Spain and France. Our thoughtful menu of cafe staples is served throughout the day, and our bar offers a wealth of cocktails, wines and beers that pair beautifully with our menu.

House Specialties
Charcuterie & Cheese, House Made Mozzarella, Lyonnaise Salad, Steak Frites, Pan Seared Scallops, Poulet Roti, Trout Almondine, Fresh Fruit sangrias and an extensive European wine list.

1111 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
European, Contemporary European, Dessert

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
7 Days a Week 4-6pm

Cross Street:
Locust & Quince

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 574-1099

Website:
http://www.garcestradingcompany.com/

Entertainment:
If you book a private event at Garces Trading Co, our event coordinators can provide you with unique entertainment options for your party.

Catering:
Bring your favorite Garces Trading Co. specialties to your next event. Garces Catering brings the joy of sharing special occasions with our restaurant guests to any celebration, anywhere. Please call, 215-670-2381 for more information or email catering@garcesgroup.com

Parking Details:
In addition to street parking, there are public parking lots on Locust between 12th Street and 13th Street and also 11th Street between Walnut St. and Locust St.

Public Transit:
Subway:
-Take the Broad St line to the Walnut-Locust Stop
or
-Take the Market-Frankford line to 11th Street Station

Bus Route #:
-9

Executive Chef:
Jose Garces

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Designed to reflect the style of chic European markets, the multi-purpose space features a wide open floor plan that can accommodate events both large and small. If you’re looking for a creative gift for your attendees, Garces Trading Company has a unique selection of house-made and imported foods to select from. Wine from the adjacent boutique provides the perfect complement to your European bistro-style event.

Private Dining Room
Capacity: 22 Seated/30 Standing
The Salon
Capacity: 32 Seated / 40 Standing

Bar/Retail Corridor
Capacity: 35 Standing reception

The Salon & Bar/Retail Corridor
Capacity: 55 Standing Reception

Window Seating
Capacity: 18 Seated

Full Restaurant
Capacity: 135 seated / 150 Standing Reception

For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team to schedule your reservation at 267-284-7979 or email paevents@garcesgroup.com

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Private Dining

Garces Trading Company is home to a variety of spaces ideal for groups of all sizes. Our talented team prides themselves on creating a welcoming, festive atmosphere for you and your guests, and we would welcome the opportunity to speak with you personally about your upcoming celebration.

Garces Trading Company Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.4

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86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (23)
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Creative Cuisine (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Business Meals (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Fun (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Romantic (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
People Watching (4)
Tapas (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Healthy (3)
Seasonal (3)
Cozy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I came here with a couple of friends for brunch. $20 pitcher of mimosas...can’t beat that, especially in the city. The menu wasn’t awesome, but the food here is so good. I’ve been here for dinner before. Their house made mozzarella is to die for. I would recommend coming here for brunch, or dinner!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Great brunch place!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

Have not been here for some time, maybe three or four years. Should have been back sooner. Was great, all, service, food, wine, everything. Was a great meal.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Overall, our experience was fine. The restaurant environment was very comfortable. Large restaurant but still cozy enough and noise level was fine. Food was quite good. The only issue we had - and we've decided to not let it stand in our way for another visit - was the service and timeliness of response. When we arrived at 6:15 pm for a 6:30 pm reservation, the restaurant was not crowded at all but we did mention we had theatre tickets for 8 pm. It was confirmed that we had plenty of time for an unrushed meal. This said, our main meal came to us very very late leaving us little time for enjoying it in an unrushed manner. We did ask the waiter 4 times to check on the meal. It's not clear if he never checked or he did and there was nothing he could do about it. Overall comment, the waiter did not seem concerned at all that despite more than sufficient time for our dinner, we were ultimately very pressed for time given the length of time it took for the main meal to arrive. We were able to identify a manager who checked right away for us. The manager ended up - as a courtesy (we did not ask for this) discounting our meal by 10% which was very nice of her. All in all, we would go back but will hope for more timely service and a waiter who understands concerns if things are running late.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Really enjoyed our dining experience. Duck fat fries were delicious!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent Brunch. Selections are creative and the food is fantastic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

My hubby and I went out for a much needed date night. Everything was amazing from the food to the wine. The vibe was fun and hip. My favorite bite of the night was the lentil fritters. So tasty!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

French bistro feel with inventive twist to menu. Duck fat fries were a treat. The small plates to start with a cheese mix to plate was a nice start to our meal. We couldn't decide if the short rib lasagna was our favorite or the scallops. Everyone was jumping in on the lemon tart, unassuming in description but tangy and refreshing with the berry compote. Making the entire experience a delight was our perky server who snuck in to remove plates, refill glasses and make suggestions without disturbing our group conversation. Next time, the pappardelle with lamb ragu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Just wonderful Food was great and Liz our server was terrific.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Selena’s service was fabulous, food excellent, ambiance was great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always excited for a meal at a Garces restaurant. I am a big fan of Tinto and the Trading Company and we really enjoy trying the tasting menus. We were there on Friday and it did not disappoint. Had the $40 tasting menu. Everything was very good, if just missing that extra bit of magic that a meal with Chef Garces can provide. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food was delicious, service was great, and the place has an overall really nice upscale yet unpretentious vibe. We were visiting from NYC but we'll be back to Garces next time we're in Philly!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The BEST brunch I’ve ever had! Delicious!! You get so much for the fixed $25 price. I will definitely be back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Love their Lyonaisse salad. Different from others in that they use shredded duck meat instead of bacon. Really good. Scallops were delish although a preparation was a little rich. Meatballs always yummy. Trout plain and good. A healthy choice.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I've been several times to Garces Trading Company and it never disappoints. This time, I went for the short rib lasagna and it was awesome. The service was very, very good too. People accompanying me for dinner also made several remarks on how good their food was.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The ambiance at GTC is charming and the food delicious. The inside is almost like a cozy cafe meets French country charm. The food is unique with most dishes being French-inspired, but with twists from other cultures. The value was spot-on for each of the 7 members of our business party. Highly recommend to others.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

While the food tasted decent, the portion sizes were shameful for the prices charged, particularly the mixed charcuterie starter. Tiny, very thin slivers of two cheeses and one meat, a dab of mustard, a dab of jam, about a tablespoon of honey. Over $30. Insulting. The trout entree was a ridiculously small piece of fish and a forkful of vegetable. Three scallops on the scallop entree? Really? The two pasta dishes approached acceptable size and the bread was good. Otherwise, very poor value for the cost. Will not be returning.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great experience. We selected the chef tasting menu. Food was great. Service was great. High energy vibe. We had a fun time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Happy Hour, Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Not fast, but the food was good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Way too noisy, and it was a Wednesday night. Had to talk loudly just to be heard across the table. The food and service were quite good, though.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had our rehearsal dinner here and LOVED it, but were very dissapoointed this time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The tasting menu for 55 a person was underwhelming and not very good. Very standard fare but expensive. It's probably time to change the menu or the restaurant entirely. It can't compete.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

It was perfect for our wedding anniversary. We enjoyed the Sunday supper deal. Staff was sweet, with a complementary bubbly rose.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our party of 5 celebrated a birthday and were no disappointed. The food was excellent the server was great and the location was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good vibe, interesting menu, wide variety of choices. Very loud, so forget having a comfortable conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We were really disappointed that a restaurant of your caliber would not split checks. It becomes a burden for your guests to have to take the time and effort to figure it out. We won't come back and will be sure to tell anyone who plans on dining there about that issue.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Went with my friend for restaurant week and everything we had was delicious. Our servers were fantastic and I really loved the olive oil / balsamic vinegar bar for the pre-meal bread basket. Would definitely recommend to others and would also definitely go back to check out their regular menu!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Went twice during restaurant week and am anxious to return to try their regular menu. Portions were very generous and the food was excellent. Very good service. Glad to have found this upon a recommendation of a friend.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Went to Garces Trading Co. for Restaurant Week. Loved everything we tried. Food magnificent. Liam, our server very knowledgeable and delightful. Highly recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Key West)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was great and so was service. We will return for dinner.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The restaurant menu was fabukous

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great find during restaurant week. Good food & service excellent. A bit noisy but would visit again during the week.

Tags: Casual, Vegan, Organic
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Garces Trading Company is a favorite of me and my wife, and we love taking friends there. We love the tasting menus that they offer - it's always a culinary voyage to several far-flung ports of call. The chef clearly has a mastery of a wide variety of food types. This would be a great place to take a date or to go as a couple on a special occasion. We'll be back!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The food and service were excellent. We went during restaurant week and we're not rushed one bit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The staff has impeccable training. Our server was pleasant, well spoken, through, thoughtful, knowledgeable and very polite. He made sure our experience was a good one. The person bringing the food to the table did so as if he had prepared it himself and it was his masterpiece. This place surely has it right!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Everything was fantastic as usual

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Honestly a little disappointed. Charcuterie plate was the best dish. Entrees were pretty bland. We had the tasting menu.
The Spanish Rose' was very nice as well.
We really expected much more flavor from Garces.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tapas, Happy Hour
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Outstanding! Very interesting and delicious vinegar and olive oil selection for fresh bread served before meal. Duck fat fries are sublime and must be experienced. We enjoyed every course and the house made sangrias.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Three of us went to lunch Sunday to celebrate my birthday. Our reservation was for 2:30 and brunch was still being served - which I loved that it was available so late! There is a $25 menu that is well worth the price - coffee/tea, mimosa, pastry basket, appetizer, and entree. The mozzarella appetizer and duck salad entree were big hits. Service was great as well. Restaurant was pretty empty (we went at a fairly awkward time), but servers were neither obtrusive nor negligent as can sometimes happen during off hours. We had been to Garces for dinner before and were not impressed with portion sizes for larger groups, but we will definitely be back for brunch again!

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had cheese tray, apps and entrees. All were delicious and nicely presented. Server was very attentive, polite and knowledgeable about menu.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion
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