Rouge

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$30 and under
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International
For twenty-one years, Rouge has been Rittenhouse Square's original dining destination with a commitment to impeccable service, quality food, and ingredients. Rouge remains a favorite among locals as well as visitors for atmosphere and park-side seating.


Come sit, eat, drink, relax and watch the city of Philadelphia go by.
What 340 People Are Saying
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Our seats at brunch had a generator vibration under them. The lights dimmed at one point and we were told it was an electrical problem. One order came out wrong but was very quickly corrected. Place is very small & we were sitting almost on top of the next table. Overall not good. Will not return.

PK
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not enough things to say about how awesome this place is. The location by the park is amazing, food and drinks were outstanding and the service was top notch!

c
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect all around

MH
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very noisy and very expensive
Food was fine but better choices are abundant around Rittenhouse Square

AJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matthew, the wine steward, described all the entry selections in detail and then took our order. He was a gem to find. Many thanks.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Good for drinks after a real dinner.
Taking off our list.

A
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always.

SM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Personable staff, wonderful food and a great view of the square!! Can’t ask for more than that!!

DV
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still a favorite after all these years! Great food, great drinks, great service!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal. Enjoyed being outside. Our waiter made it quite enjoyable.

M
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Our server was very gracious with us. This blonde that was very helpful with deciding what to order. However the experience wasn’t great because there were two bees that needed to be killed and we had to run from. We were afraid and anxious about it and although the staff apologized it would have been nice to be compted the round of drinks we ordered. It wasnt the best experience for us and the food was mediocre.

SQ
Philadelphia
537 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious. We each enjoyed a fish platter. Server was attentive and friendly. Window table had a nice view of Rittenhouse Square and the parade of people. The music played was good music but too loud.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was perfect

RA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was most welcoming and informative. The quality of the meal met our expectations, yet with a menu change our favorite selections we came to enjoy had been removed from the menu. We would definitely come again, but would definitely inquire ahead to learn of the current menu prior to booking a reservation, as there are limited choices.
The only disappointment came from six loud, rambunctious, and rather obnoxious guests at the table immediately adjacent to ours. They were mostly in their mid-forties, and the two 20 year olds with us commented that they were behaving like teenagers. Your staff apologized for them after their departure, but appeared disinclined to deal with them politely for the hour that they disturbed the ambience of the experience for everyone in ear shot of their clamorous excesses.

P
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rouge was the perfect choice for our anniversary dinner. They congratulated us when we arrived and gave us complementary Prosecco. Dinner was delicious, highly recommend the Halibut!

B
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Took out of town business associate to Rouge for the burger. Did NOT Disappoint!

LB
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This spot is exquisite however, it was a touch loud and our server was over scheduled with tables and thus, the service was less than adequate

BL
Miami
98 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

They took a 10:15 reservation then told us the kitchen was closed when we arrived at 10:08. It was unacceptable but could be OpenTable’s fault.
On a positive note we went two doors down to the wonderful brasserie Parc. They welcomed us and served exceptional simple French brasserie food.

R
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great spot and service !

N
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The hamburger came highly recommended so we ordered two for lunch on a Monday. The restaurant was maybe a third full yet it took our order 45 minutes to come out, the burgers were undercooked, and the french fries cold. Very disappointed, would not return.

OT
Poconos
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Wait staff great. Apps great. Meals ok.

VV
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there. Upon hearing that it was our anniversary, our waitress, Ellie brought complimentary champagne for Linda and I. She was exceptional . We had six dishes , all with a uniqueness of their own. Loved the atmosphere, and especially the music playing throughout the dining area. We will definitely be back in the near future....

ML
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our lunch very much... The Burgers were cooked to perfection! The service was super!
We were 4 very happy people.

n
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding (scallops). Server was outstanding and attentive.

DP
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had the crab Benedict and it was really quite perfect. Delicious combo of flavors, seasoned very well, eggs cooked perfectly.

VD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was really good, and I did not have to wait for a table.
Taste of food is not the best. The Lobster Scramble was not that good; it was kind of boring and plain.

K
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The food is so-so. The burger would be very good if they would add salt and pepper...to it. The Rainbow fish is actually a Salmon!

w
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Best food I ever tasted duck wings are a must !!! scallops cooked to perfection! !!! Manager and employees all should get a raise Professional in everything they did !!! Thanks for such a wonderful night !!!

h
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good brassiere type food

RS
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Rouge still continues to have the best burger . However, it seems that management and service has changed and the total dining experience is not the same as it was before the remodel/reset.

BB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!!!
Great champagne
Great food. Great service

CV
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The food was excellent and just a very fun vibe. I love the cheese plate and the Cobb salad and burger was delicious. It gets crowded on the weekends, so a reservation Is a good idea. Eating outside is great with the park view right across the street

BB
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Food was spot on and service was fabulous.

LK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was below par, especially considering that it was not a night where the restaurant was busy. Wait staff was not warm. Wine selections were pretty ordinary. Food was well prepared except for my main dish which came lukewarm to raw and did not have the described caviar on top. Some dishes too bland and others wildly hot like the gazpacho - thus my main course was almost tasteless after the soup. Think the menu could use a few more vegetarian offerings. And a cup of coffee after meal would be nice. Also we waited a very long time between dishes being served. Our waitress disappeared and we had to tackle a busboy to retrieve our waitress.

J
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Shrimp Cobb salad was overdressed. My husband eggs in a hot red sauce was limited. Eggs were very small.
The Crab and Chips were delicious

m
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely location facing the park. A great place to people and puppy watch! Excellent food with more than generous portions; definitely consider sharing. Excellent, attentive service.

PF
Philadelphia
121 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

The food and service were fine at Rouge; however, the recorded music, which I liked a lot, was much too loud. The windows were open, and it may have been loud so that the diners outside could hear it, also. The waitress said she would ask for it to be made a little lower, but it still seemed too loud.

LF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Not the fault of the restaurant, but we were seated next to a really loud talker. We couldn't even have a conversation. The service was also really slow.

D
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Service room forever

MG
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch! What a delight. Weather was perfect, food was divine, service was prompt and lovely. Ask for Justin when you’re there next - he will take great care. I’ll be back!

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