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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
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!
Delicious from start to finish. Our waiter made excellent recommendations for us for both food and beverages. I had the escargot and herbed grouper, while my friend had the salmon fume and either the trout or branzino. All dishes were beautifully plated and seasoned, expertly cooked, and the portion sizes were appropriate (not too small, not too big). While the dessert menu looked delightful, we wanted to check out another place for a nite-cap. We also enjoyed dining outside in the open air garden. Worth checking out if you're in the area!
Le Cheri is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in the whole area. Along with it's sister restaurant, Bibou, this pair of dining establishments are two of the best anywhere. Le Cheri has fabulous food and very professional and friendly service. The steak tartare is the best in the city. The skate wing is incredible and prepared in a classic style with brown butter and capers. I could go on and on but that's the message. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. As we get further into autumn, try the soul-warming onion soup served in a crock overflowing with melted cheese. Can't wait to go back.
Wow. Great experience. seated in the garden. Perfect night. Food was fabulous. Steak tartar awesome. The vegetarian ravioli was incredible. My lamb tenderloin equally amazing. I'm gushing but seriously one of the best meals we have had this year and we travel and done or a ton. The Xavier chateauneuf de papeead the perfect complement. This place is a hidden treasure
Friend's get together. Cocktails at the bar were excellent and well received. Unable to get outdoor seating - sat mid main dining. Nice low noise level. Excellent Lobster bisque soup. Skate, flounder and lamb were superb. Great sauces overall. Service above average. Will return.
This was our first visit to Le Cherie, but we'll be back! It was a beautiful evening and we sat outside on their intimate patio. Service was courteous and attentive. Food was fantastic. Plus, we alerted them to our curtain time and they delivered our meal quickly. Great experience!
We love Le Cheri. You may think you are in Paris. On this occasion, it was sad. We were celebrating the life of my dear dachshund, Louie. It couldn't have been better. The wine, the food, the service, the outdoor setting. My favorite restaurant in the city. Worth what you pay.
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