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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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Garces Trading Company Ratings and Reviews
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.
Very good food. I find that all Garces places have a tendency to over salt some dishes (duck fat fries shouldn't taste like a salt lick). Service was OK to poor. When you order a chefs tasting with a wine pairing, you expect an explanation of the dish and the wine to well, be paired. Three different servers dropped off our dishes. 1 took the time to explain what it was and comment. One of others dropped a dish of fusilli in some kind of sauce, dont know what because wasn't told. It came with one of the wine pairings. The last server came by after we finished that course and said "here's the chicken" dropped the plate and walked. After trying to get her attention and finally asking a busser to get her, we asked for the wine pairing. Then we're told there wasn't one, it came with the pasta. I asked why not with this course? She replied that they were supposed to come out together. Well they didn't I pointed out. After. Some awkwardness she asked if we would like to buy an extra glass of wine or get the dessert wine served with the chicken. Not a great experience overall.
Do not recommend for Sunday supper “special.” You may get more for your money by ordering from the regular menu. Salad was just ok and looked like a serving for one thought it was intended to be served family style. The Italian fried chicken was under seasoned, but the accompanying fried veggies and potato style were good. Again, the portions were small for the price per person. The restaurant was very empty so word may be out that this place is not a great value.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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