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About Le Chéri
Le Cheri is located in the beautiful Art Alliance building in the heart of Rittenhouse Square. Chef Pierre Calmels is offering a traditional French menu.
Join us for fish quenelles, steak tartare, escargots, boudin and of course, classic steak-frites, whole fish in salt crust or duck confit!
Our wine list offers over 200 labels from France and Switzerland.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturdays & Sunday 11am - 2:30pm
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday : 11:30am - 2pm
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$31 to $50
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Rittenhouse Square has a lot of private parking available. Just follow the signs.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Le Chéri Ratings and Reviews
It's this simple: we just love Le Cheri. Whether it's a special event or a romantic dinner for two, it's hard to find a better place in center city. We have been so many times I've lost count but this one thing is for sure - we've never had a bad meal at Le Cheri. The service is superb. Everyone is welcomed like an old friend. And the cuisine is just great.
We had an absolutely fantastic brunch at Le Cheri. We had out of town guests. They loved the building, the food. Service was phenomenal. Food was delicious. They offered gluten free food to our guest in a most accommodating way. We had a bad experience two nights before regarding the gluten issue so this was such a pleasant contrast. We will use this for brunch again and again. Being able to tour the galleries and building which is lovely. It was a perfect way to end a weekend visit with our guests. A hearty thanks to the staff.
8pm reservation and they already ran out of their Saturday fish special dish. Also, guests at next table ordered the daily special desert and they were out of that as well. The waiter, who was great, said if you call us at 6pm we can hold the special dish for you. It seems that based on history the restaurant can do a better job of having enough specials available, especially on a Saturday night when they are fully booked. Very disappointing experience.
My family of 7, including one member with limited hearing and mobility and another with a number of dietary restrictions, dined here for our one night out on the town. The staff were immensely accommodating of our family member with dietary restrictions and prepared an appetizer and a main dish specially tailored for her. The service was excellent and the food delicious. This restaurant is rare in Philadelphia for its quiet atmosphere. Definitely will go back.
Service could not have been worse. It was almost as though we were invisible.
Owner was sitting at Prime table in middle of restaurant and was not even paying attention to the fact that guests were unhappy.
Steaks ordered medium rare came out well done for all four of us. Took 30 minutes to bring new steak.
During the time we waited no one approached us to see if we needed another drink etc. when we complained about the time they offered us a free bottle of wine to make up for the issue.
Hard to believe that a restaurant of this caliber would have such awful service and a cook that can’t broil a steak
Our server, Hanna, made the entire experience a complete pleasure. Our food (Salade Lyonnaise and veal chops for me, and Pate du Jour and halibut for Andrew) was superb. After cocktails, Andrew chose a fresh Beaujolais nouveau for his entree, and when Hanna asked if I'd like to Sample, I did and decided on this too. GOOD CALL ! It was perfect with the veal, which was done in a creamy sauce with rice and vegetables.
This restaurant brings French dinning in Philly into the 21st Century. The small menu is full of great dishes. The three of us had three different main courses, scallops; pasta, and halibut. They were each delicious. They were carefully prepared, beautifully cooked, and perfectly seasoned. The appetizers: a wonderful cream soup; a kale salad (yuk--what crazy persons eat kale), was, according to my friend delicious (as I said, impossible to imagine), and the French onion soup, a classic. The sommelier, picked a lovely champagne--at around 100 buck a good deal given the quality-- to match and the whole meal was just excellent. My only complaint, and this is true of my 4 visits to Le Cheri, is the service tends to be slow. Attend to that, and all my stars go up to 5.
Lovely spot for a pleasant lunch with my sister. Food and wine weregood, service competent and unintrusive and the ambiance peaceful, which is hard to find these days. right near beautiful Rittenhouse Square and with the added benefit of an art exhibit after.
A generally good meal in a lovely atmosphere. Our only problem was an obnoxiously loud couple at the adjacent table that distracted us from our own conversation, not that their vacuous chatter was interesting, rather that it was punctuated by loud belches and grunts
The dinner we had was ok. There was the escargot which was amazing but for an appetizer to be the most memorable dish says a lot about the meal. My friend and I both sat for a few minutes with empty water glasses at separate times which says a lot about the service. When a restaurant is asking 30+ dollars for an entree I better never run out of water. Over all it was ok but I would rather spend my money somewhere else.
Le Cheri is your go to place in Philadelphia for classic French cuisine, such as it is today.
Top notch wine list and cuisine that tries to emulate the menu of Georges Perrier, one of the best of the Lyon lineage of Paul Bocuse.
Those days, sadly, look like they will never return but Le Cheri deals with today's realities more than adequately.
The food was good and the service was excellent but the kitchen is slow and the bar staff is incompetent. I cannot believe that the lame excuse for not being able to make a decent Manhattan is that they use French spirits only. Sorry, but I have been to any number of bars in PARIS and gotten a decent drink. Perhaps in Paris if a drink calls for bourbon you get bourbon. Also, the clientele is somewhere north of seventy-five.
Le Cheri is a pretty restaurant. The ambiance is nice, if a bit formal. Food was excellent (although the 19 year old boys I took found that the mains were not enough food). The only negative was the long wait for our meals. It was slow, but good meal overall.
Beautiful decor. Moderate noise level, which is rare and so pleasant. Food is less traditional French bistro than I expected but mostly delicious nonetheless (I liked the escargot, but prefer the classic preparation). Not an extensive menu. I deducted one star because I was served a different entree than I ordered. They offered to cook the proper entree, but I hate when one person has their entree and the other has to wait until the first person is done, so I took what was served. I never mind mistakes - we are all human - but I do distinguish how a restaurant handles a mistake. I would have expected some gesture to make up for it, but nothing, including an apology, was offered.
As usual (not the we dine at Cheri that often) - everything was great: The food was exceptionally good (a special shout-out to the lamb tenderloin), the suggested wine pairing was spot-on, and the ambiance in the Garden (at dusk on a soft fall night) was magical. All in all - a rarity: fine dining at it's finest!
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