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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.
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.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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
Locust & Quince
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
If you book a private event at Garces Trading Co, our event coordinators can provide you with unique entertainment options for your party.
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 email@example.com
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.
-Take the Broad St line to the Walnut-Locust Stop
-Take the Market-Frankford line to 11th Street Station
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Banquet, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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
Capacity: 32 Seated / 40 Standing
Capacity: 35 Standing reception
The Salon & Bar/Retail Corridor
Capacity: 55 Standing Reception
Capacity: 18 Seated
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
I went with 3 friends for Center City District Restaurant Week. We we're able to be seated early, which was nice. Margaritas we're delicious! They were even kind enough to make us a pitcher. We tried one of each available option (4 options per course, 4 in our party). The first and second courses were delicious, with the masala fritters being the biggest hit. The third course (entree) was a huge disappointment, except for the delicious roasted chicken meal. The pasta dishes were small and very bland. I am not exaggerating when I say that I could have made that more delicious using jar sauce from the supermarket. Both the carbonara and the seafood trenette we're completely forgettable. Dessert saved the day,as both the chocolate mousse and lemon tart we're amazing. Service was great on all points. I would definitely give this place another chance, ordering from their regular menu.
I went with friends for Restaraunt Week. We were the youngest people in the restaraunt at 21, 22 and 22. The initial appetizer was the best thing there and the Tuscan fusilli pasta was actually pretty disappointing. Overall I would just come back for the Masala Vadai during Happy Hour. Service was good though, we had a competent and attentive waitress that was patient with us.
We didn't realize it was Restaurant Week when we made the reservation. Often, a restaurant isn't at it's best with the RW crowds, but Garces Trading Post was great! We probably wouldn't have ordered 4 courses, but the RW menu was the only thing being offered. Each course was excellent, the service was great despite the crowds, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We'll be back to explore the regular menu as we had planned!
We chose from the prix fixe restaurant menu and enjoyed most of our selections. Lentil fritters were great, the cheese board was tasty, cauliflower was OK, salad was lovely, meatballs were tasty, soup was pretty good, trout was delicious, and pasta and chicken were good. Desserts were tasty, too. The service was excellent and congenial. We all five enjoyed the meal.
Four friends going for Restaurant week in Philadelphia. It was great! There were four courses to choose from. The food was fresh, bursting with flavor and just the right portion size. I particularly liked the Roasted chicken-moist throughout and seasoned with herbs on top of delicious buttery mashed potatoes. Our waiter was great too and very knowledgeable of the restaurant and food.
I'd definitely recommend coming here for any fun date or hang out with friends. I've already recommended it to two people. It's a treat.
We came for dinner while away for a weekend in Philly. Selected the restaurant based on location, reviews and dining availability.
It happened to be the first night of restaurant week so there was a special menu. We had an absolutely fantastic 4 course meal for $35.00/ea. Both my husband and I really enjoyed every dish. Stand outs were the roasted cauliflower and mussels appys and the Chicken Roti (absolutely delicious). The wine selection was very nice. The wait staff were all very pleasant. The ambiance is very pleasing. Would absolutely recommend!!
We were a bit disappointed. We expected more from this restaurant because of its name. It is casual dining not fine dining but even though.. The service was also a let down. No one asked if we wanted regular water or not or if we wanted to order a drink. Cali-flower small plate was very basic and quite a bit raw. My daughter's pasta was good. We were one of the first ones there at 6pm on a Saturday and they did not have one of the desserts on the menu. Overall - ok, if you are looking at the pre or post theater meal and everything else is booked.
We loved it! This was our first time, and we will definitely be back. Fabulous food. Cuisine is very eclectic. The restaurant was not crowded on a theater night, and I think that people try to dine closer to Broad Street. Well, this restaurant is just three blocks from everything, and a real find. And they do offer a very nice pre-theater menu.
Atmosphere and drinks were outstanding. Food was very good, as was the service. I has the scallops, which were enormous and perfectly cooked, served with a warm comfort-food style grits and crunchy white asparagus - fun combination. Reliably very good all around.
We went for a birthday celebration and although it was a snowy Friday night there were many people in the restaurant. The seating is extremely tight and you can hear everything from the next table which is uncomfortable. The food was fantastic however and that is why we win. Wine was a little expensive. Next time we will bring our own. We ordered two bottles of Average wine and it was over $100. Desert fabulous.
Food lacked flavor so we were disappointed. Nothing blew us away. The waitress had no patience for us and kept trying to rush us to order, while we were hoping to have a more relaxed dining experience The restaurant was empty, so it wasn't like there was another group waiting for our table and she was trying to turn tables. We felt that she kept rushing us and did not make it a pleasant dining experience. The biggest plus was that it is BYOB. No one in my group would recommend it or go back. We were disappointed in this Garces restaurant.
Everything was very good about Garces; the baked eggs were exceptional. We had a group of 8; drinks were just slightly slow to show up, but the service was attentive, helpful with the vegan in our bunch, and efficient. Prices were very reasonable for the quality of the food.
I would go again!
Spent the night in Philly with wife and three kids(oldest 7 yrs) between holidays. Great place for groups, families, or couples; accommodations for all! Seated in the Wine Room. Did the chef's larger tasting....Outstanding, but come hungry. Overall, restaurant was vibrant/ lively, prompt service, with excellent menu options.
There are so many restaurants to choose from. Why would anyone pick Garces Trading Company? It used to be that Garces had a hand in each of his places. Not any more. The menu was ordinary as was the food. Nothing creative. Even the bread was sub par. My coffee was lukewarm and tasted like the end of the pot. It was Xmas eve and we were the last to leave at 9. Okay. Don’t open at all if you can’t give it your all. Mr. Garces has spread himself too thin. Too bad because at the beginning, Amada and Tinto were wonderful. Now they have become stale, just like Garces Trading Company.
Had Christmas Eve dinner at Garces Trading Co. We arrived an hour early and had expected to sit at the bar to have drinks until our table was ready, instead they were able to seat us immediately! We placed an order for a few appetizers (all of which were delicious!) We had the house made mozzarella (I'd had before and couldn't wait to eat again), the cauliflower starter, and the seafood salad. There wasn't a scrap of anything left. Our dinner came out quickly as well. I ordered my steak medium rare (I always order that in case restaurants overcook it) but this was maybe even a little more rare than medium rare. We all wound up ordering a different dessert which were perfect portions. My ice cream was two types and two scoops each which was a bit much, but very delicious! Our server was attentive but not hovering, the ambience was cozy and not crowded or loud. A very intimate dinner with excellent food!
The food was pretty good, but nothing that would make me want to come back. Our server got our drinks and then disappeared for about 15 minutes. We did the 25pp deal, each getting a chicken sandwich, and a starter (i got a coffee, he got a bloody mary) Seems a little expensive to still pay that much if I opted out of an alcoholic beverage and still paid the same amount.
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