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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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (28)
Good for a Date (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
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Casual (21)
Special Occasion (21)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Tasting Menu (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Fun (11)
Great for Brunch (9)
Business Meals (8)
Romantic (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Cozy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Authentic (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Healthy (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined a day ago

Great brunch offerings and pleasant customer service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

Food cold and flavors average

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

Food, service were both great. Ambiance was nice but very loud so it was difficult to converse. Not a good first date or large party establishment.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

The dishes were either a hit or miss. The service was slow and the restaurant looked understaffed considering it was full. The cheese and the fish selection was awesome but then other dishes payed in comparison. It was ok not great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

We tried everything on the restaurant week menu, and it was all superb! The food was absolutely delicious. The ambiance lent itself well to relax and enjoy with some business guests. Would definitely recommend for the future!

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·Dined 6 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 on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

Really wonderful steak and frites! Cozy yet not too casual

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 on January 12, 2018

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

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Food, cocktails and service were great! Juan was lovely. The handmade mozzarella is out of this world. Can't wait to go back!

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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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