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Rats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture

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4103 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
PLEASE NOTE: During the COVID - 19 crisis Rat's will only accept CREDIT CARDS for payment. Rat’s Restaurant is the perfect dining destination. Named for the fabled entertaining character in Kenneth Graham’s children’s classic, The Wind in the Willows, Rat’s Restaurant is designed to give visitors the sense they have stepped into a village reminiscent of the impressionist painter Claude Monet’s beloved town of Giverny. From the moment you arrive you’ll see why this extraordinarily charming venue is a favorite for fine dining, celebrations and corporate events. Rustic fireplaces, country French cuisine, seasonal hand-crafted cocktails and an eclectic beer and wine list are just the beginning. Regarded as one of the most romantic restaurants in our region, Rat’s was named Philadelphia Magazine’s “Most Romantic Restaurant. Rat's Restaurant and catering is proudly managed by Constellation Culinary.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4103 people are saying
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vipVaybra
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the beautiful view and scenery to the delicious food. First time experience was incredible. I will definitely be coming back!

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AdamP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing decor. Very different from any other restaurant you will go to and the service and food is excellent. Highly recommend making reservations before going.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We’ve been going to Rats for years. We’ve always had a wonderful experience. This time we did have to wait for our table for a bit. But considering the power had been out that day from the storm and the weather was calling for rain and we are in a pandemic I will give them a pass on this one. The food was amazing as always and the ambience is one of a kind! Continues to be one of my all-time favorite restaurants and places to visit.

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MichaelR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clambake was extraordinary!! Know that you have to alert Rat’s in advance that you are ordering clambake, offered every Thursday eve in July and August. Well worth it!! Ambience and service were exceptional, as usual! Can’t wait to return!!

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MichaelR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite.. beautiful setting, great food, prepared well, served well, wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible outdoor dining! Excellent food, service, and waterfront view. Will be coming back and recommending to friends!

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CR1100
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!

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GillC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maintains the usual excellent food and service while taking all necessary precautions to keep staff and diners safe.

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peggym
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday at Rat's on Saturday August 1st and it was so peaceful and just wonderful to be back to one of my favorite restaurants.

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sewingbird
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been to Rats Cafe a few times, it's hard to say anything new. The menu seemed a little smaller than usual, probably due to COVID 19, but everything else was just wonderful. We loved the brussel sprouts side, the crispy huge home fries, the really interesting burger and the chocolate slab of gel with rasberry sauce, rasberries on top and more chocolate sauce. Yum, yum. Totally sated!!!

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DianeC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was going to honor the memory of my mother. It was her favorite place. They seated us (fate?) at her favorite table and I enjoyed a lovely meal and cocktail. The view is extraordinary out on the patio overlooking the pond. The mist gently envelopes the art installations in the water, the fish leap in the pond and people stroll the bridge that remind you of Monet’s garden. A beautiful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time service and ambiance was awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The best delightful outside dining experience!!!

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Anne1113
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We lucked out with a beautiful evening- not too hot, a gentle breeze and blue skies with puffy clouds sailing by. Rat's sits in an idyllic location along the lily pad covered pond with weeping willows reaching downward. Our table was on the patio, just a few feet from the water's edge. We were offered shade by the large trees across the pond. Dinner was amazing with surprises along the way. Delicious, warm popovers and the Chef treated to fresh madeleines at the end of the dinner. Overall, a perfect night. PS Very Covid aware.

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Bacata
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner there was simply perfect. The ambiance, food, and scenery were just perfect for our get together. We had the opportunity to walk around and take some beautiful pictures that will remind us of an enchanting place and a wonderful dinner.

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vipauntnancy
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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YumYum
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Came for the Lobster/Clam bake special. Was prepared well be it lacked some of the usual accompaniments (melted butter, cocktail sauce, etc. Service was prompt, curious and very accommodating.

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Kaathleen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyed dining at Rat’s! I am hoping they will start up Happy Hour again soon! Also would like to see a menu change more frequent.

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Reds
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We went for the seafood feast and it was very good. The setting is beautiful, our server was pleasant and attentive.
We would return for dinner or another meal.

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StevenK
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love going there.
Great food and beautiful atmosphere.
We got married there!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience! The food was excellent and the service was perfectly adhering to current pandemic protocols. Well done indeed!!!

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IdaR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Definitely for a special occasion - but how wonderful. Waterside of a warm summer evening. Like another world. Delicious food. We could have stayed forever.

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DonK
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my first time out to eat since March enjoyed it immensely.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time here and LOVED it! Lobster clambake was delicious!

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JamesJ
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We ordered the lobster and clam bake. It took over an hour to get served and when it arrived the shrimp were raw, the mussels were unopened, and the potatoes were extremely undercooked. We have been to rat's previously and our experience was very good but this meal was extremely disappointing and needless to say expensive.

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KimO
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A scalding hot day in the middle of a pandemic; this was the perfect respite, we felt part of a Van Gogh painting with delicious food and attentive service. Definitely plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect, just Perfect.

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vipMystic
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic overall experience!

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CarmenC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the ideal place for outdoor dining during these challenging times. We were a party of 4 and everyone was extremely satisfied with the ambience, quality of the food and friendly / courteous service. Kudos to Rats!

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LindaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!!! Will definitely be coming back !!

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JeffreyG
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, friendly and attentive staff. Delightful gardens and sculptures.

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vipNicoleM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first dinner out since March and everything was outstanding. Food was delicious and service was wonderful. The ambiance and view here can’t be beat!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambience is amazing. So is the service. The food is below par.

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CarolM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I felt very safe and comfortable in this absolutely amazing atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I went for her birthday. The service was excellent and the location is beautiful! We had the sautéed shrimp, Griggstown Chicken and Steak Frites. The food was great and the chicken was roasted perfectly. I would definitely recommend the chicken, and the shrimp were well seasoned and tasty also. Overall we had a great dinner with beautiful scenery!

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DianaF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Crabcakes were delicious but quiche was dry. Service and ambience were great. Tables were comfortably spaced apart. Staff very courteous. Wine list good

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AraceliE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food was great, service was good, but felt out of place; the demographic is clearly meant for more affluent people.

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Taschamom
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. The food is always delicious! Service was outstanding. Never a disappointment when we dine at Rats!

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yummy
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th Wedding Anniversary

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