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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We will only be offering a special Valentine's Tasting menu.

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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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4.4

service

4.4

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4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for a Date (22)
Special Occasion (20)
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Casual (19)
Pre/post Theatre (18)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Tasting Menu (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Fun (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Business Meals (8)
Romantic (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Authentic (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Tapas (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Went for Restaurant Week. Quiet night. Good menu. Great service by Carmen. Delicious food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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!!

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

I was extremely disappointed when I arrived to find out it was Restaurant Week! This what not what i had in mind -eating a four course meal before a show - I would have left but we were short on time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Really wonderful steak and frites! Cozy yet not too casual

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful atmosphere!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful meals and apps for our entire party of 5. Added bonus of BYOB!

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great foot, service was solid, accommodated our large group very well. I was also very happy the server was prepared to work around my gluten allergy, including gluten-free pasta.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I had New Year’s Day brunch and it was out of this world. Probably the best French Toast I ever had. The coffee was outstanding. The pastries came with a raspberry sauce to add a hint of sweetness.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food and attentive service. Bar service available as well as being byob friendly. Pleasant setting. Strongly recommend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our server - I think his name was Liam - was fantastic. He balanced checking in on us with not being too intrusive perfectly. He was knowledgeable about the menu and was able to make a few suggestions and give comments about the dishes.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Convienent

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The brunch special was everything! Great atmosphere to get friends together. Bloody Mary’s are perfectly spicy! Service was awesome... caught our waiter later running down the sidewalk to return a scarf! So great! Definitely will go back

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a great brunch today. Every dish we had was excellently prepared and super delicious.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fantastic as usual- always great food, service and atmosphere!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Very good staff. Very good food. Would eat here again and again. Only complaint is that the bathroom could have been a little cleaner.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great spot in Center City. Service was exceptional. Food was spot on.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I've eaten there multiple times and have not had a bad dish yet. The food is excellent!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great brunch spot that takes reservations and accommodating for 2 toddlers. Love Garces’ spots

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great food for a business meal as long as you are not dining with particularly picky eaters.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our waiter was very knowledgeable and was able to help us find some great choices! Smaller menu but the few options are all amazing. Ambiance was a slightly older crowd, so it was a more quiet and calm feeling.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was as usual, excellent. Service that efficient. Server knowledgeable and helpful. Surroundings pleasant. Have visited many times.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 18, 2017

Great brunch place!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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