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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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

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4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Fun (13)
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Great for Brunch (10)
Cozy (9)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
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Notable Wine List (7)
Happy Hour (5)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

We are foodies who enjoy gourmet food. The food here was absolutely delicious! Our waitress was a delight! We will return!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

TOO LOUD! The combination of music turned up too high, tables too close together, and people conversing in raised voices made for an unpleasant experience. The brunch menu was limited in food selection, and the list of wines by the glass even more so. We have dined at more than a score of Open Table restaurants in Philadelphia and rate this restaurant lowest of them all.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Great brunch! 25 dollar brunch menu is so worth it.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

Sat at the bar for brunch. Enjoyed the bartender, food was excellent, pastries over the top!
Lots of food. Nice ambiance.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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·Dined 3 days ago

Food is excellent service fantastic but music is way to loud to hold conversations it’s at the forefront not background music

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Best scallops I have ever had!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed our meal very much, from the pate to the mussels to the ice cream dessert (a sundae for grownups). Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. The reason for a 4-star review instead of 5-stars: it was so noisy until the crowd thinned out that my husband and i had trouble hearing each other. A suggestion would be to turn down the music when the restaurant is super crowded.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 6 days ago

We have been last year for lunch and it was wonderful. This time, there only seemed to be one waitress and one server. At one point, I actually had to go to the hostess to ask her to get our server. My lamb ragu pappardelle was just warm, 3 scallops for $8 each? Really? It will be quite a while before we go back. So disappointing. Now I see why only 3 tables were taken at 7:30.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Pre-show dinner. Looked at photos of food before going. Ordered 4 appetizers and the steak frites which was phenomenal! I wanted to lick the plate when it was done. Definitely will be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We are never disappointed when we dine at a Garces restaurant! Always an enjoyable and truly delectable experience!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Food was very good from the appetizers to dessert. We enjoyed the seasonal sangria as well. Service was a bit too attentive. Would have been happy with half as many visits to the table.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was very good. Duck Lyonnaise salad was delicious. Duck papardelle ragu and mussels frites were so oversalted that they were inedible. They did remake the two entrees to go and didn't charge for one, so 5 stars for service recovery effort. Will likely wait a while before we try again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Fabulous Food, great service, & overall fun evening. If you do not enjoy louder environments, then this is not the place for you. We have been here 3 times & have never been disappointed. Have always enjoyed our meals, beverages & the atmosphere. Cannot wait to return.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was delicious but service messed up the evening. Entries were served prior to appetizers and orders sent out one at a time as apparently they were ready. The space was extremely loud so that you couldn’t talk to your neighbor. I had heard such great things I was sorely disappointed.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Tables are small, space very crowded. Food is fine, but not noteworthy. Bread is disappointing. Service was good, but disjointed - They use runners to deliver the order, so you lack the interaction with the waiter at that time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Garces Trading Company continues to impress. We go there pre-theatre and, with their attentive service, we're always finished in time without rushing including dessert and coffee. The food is among the best in Philly -- simply delicious with well-matched fine tastes. We've had dinner there several times and have never been disappointed. Excellent wines too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and service. Dessert was also amazing.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Found the menu lacking in choices. I had a steak that I asked for med rare and at best it was medium. It was also very small compared to the huge pile of duck fat fries, which were delicious. Could not send back as we were on our way to the theater. Serving staff was very nice and responsive.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food and service. Love their brunch
We meet up with friends.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

One of the best kept brunch secrets. $25 brunch menu includes first and second course, a cocktail and coffee as well as a basket of pastries. I will never understand why it's so easy to get a brunch reservation here. As always the food was delicious! Favorite mozzarella in the city!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

A minor error on the part of the server was more than made up for when the manager, absent any request, discounted our bill by half. Most places would not go to such lengths. It was a very kind gesture and more than unnecessary.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

great meal great wait staff. liked the long tables. Cozy and friendly and short walk to theater

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

I went here with a date during restaurant week. The service was excellent the, setting is beautiful but the food is terrible and unfortunately that is why one goes to a restaurant. No amount of attentiveness from the wait staff can ever make up for bad food. The amount of salt applied to every dish I had could give a person hypertension. I doubt I would ever go back here except for cocktails, those were lovely. Overall not a good experience, avoid.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

The service was absolutely awful. My pasta was undercooked, the mussels were good, but the bread they served was burnt.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Came here for restaurant week and I have to say that we were a bit disappointed; when the dessert was your favorite part of the evening (unless you're a sweets junkie which I absolutely am not) you know that your dinner was a little lackluster.We came here after hearing from friends that they had a mediocre experience but would try it again so we found ourselves here for the first time and we also should have known that we could have made pizza at home and been just as happy when a Garces restaurant still has a lot of reservations and open tables DURING RESTAURANT WEEK. Our meals were fine (a little cold, but fine), our server was fine, and the ambiance was nice. When we have so many options to go to in center city I don't know if we'll be back and I certainly won't give my friends a tip to try here unfortunately.

Tags: Seasonal, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

They are plenty of great restaurants in town, but I find myself returning to GTC again and again. The menu is exciting enough to intrigue my tastes but broad enough to please any guest. I love taking friends there.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great brunch offerings and pleasant customer service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Once again, an outstanding Restaurant Week menu with great service!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We went for the restaurant week special. Great food. Drinks were exceptional. Tables are close together and its a busy place, so its not a place for quiet conversation. And no coffee offered with dessert? I assume that we were being rushed out.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was fantastic! Gluten free options were available which was nice😊

Tags: Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Everything was good. A little tight on space as the tables were very close together. Server was good and food was good. Overall a good experience, not great, but good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I found the food very bland. My pasta was tasteless. It sure did not taste like there was any seasoning or cheese.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great menu for Restaurant week. May need to get back here when they have their regular menu available.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Food cold and flavors average

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Had a lovely dinner there for Center City Restaurant Week. Good menu and delicious pairings across the board.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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