Rouge

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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.
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vipNancyS
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Wonderful Birthday lunch !!! Fabulous service and Delicious food !!! Love the menu !!!

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Hartless
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful lunch at Rouge! Was perfect weather so the front of restaurant was all opened. Drinks were fabulous and food was excellent:) Wait staff couldn't have been any better!!! So attentive and helpful!!!!

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Jfrable
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great bar scene, v lively on the Friday 7-8.30 we were there.excellent location on Rittenhouse Sq i would highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice place, would recommend. Excellent service.

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SteakLover
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is very nice. It appears small at first but while sitting I never felt as if the table next to me was too close I could not hear their conversation so it still felt very private. The ceiling and decor are beautiful. Our waiter was very nice and the food was absolutely delicious. The drinks were also very good. All around a great place

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vip1LSS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience2

It was so cold we finally couldn’t take it anymore. It’s a shame because it ruined what would have otherwise been a nice time.

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vipPhillyFoodie
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Rouge for Valentine’s Day dinner with my husband. The Brussel Sprouts appetizer is my absolute favorite. It’s charred to perfection and the fish sauce it’s in is so yum. My husband got the Spanish calamari and surf and turf. He was raving about it. Best surf and turf he’s ever had. I got the seared scallops which were perfectly salted. Too often I have had bad ones but these were on point. Finished with a S’mores for Two paired with a Rumtini. The service was excellent and the ambiance was perfect for a cosy date. Also props go to the Sous Chef Matt D. bc the menu and flavors are 🤘. We will be back for sure.

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PeteD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Some extremely ignorant “good” yet foul mouthed customers that the wait staff seemed to tolerate at the expense of others.

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vipSkimpy
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was delicious and portions were nicely sized

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was wonderful. Got a table by the window overlooking Rittenhouse Square, so great people watching while enjoying a delicious lunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place - went there for Brunch with my Temple freshman. I was fussy about how my eggs Benedict came out and the manager made sure it was absolutely perfect. Service amazing and aims to please. Highly recommend.

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RobertK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Loud, burger meat was not good, chicken sandwich could not be eaten as served (chicken didn't fit the bun), and expensive. Lovely place, good service, food was below average and not worth the money.

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vipJohnD
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

So glad the tuna tar tar is back on the menu. Was disappointed they were out of Moët.

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AmandaK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Burger was good but salmon dish was tiny. The host (possibly manager) was extremely rude.

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vipPhilaFoodies
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The clams and bucatini I had was one of the worst plates of pasta I’ve ever eaten. Specifically, the problem was the grated cheese on top of the pasta. It was a perfect example of why the italians in nearly every region of Italy believe that cheese and seafood don’t go together. There was so much cheese in the pasta that I could not perceive any taste of clam whatsoever. Fyi, I’m a veteran diner having consumed many many plates of pasta in many different restaurants in both the U.S. and Italy. The many plates of linguine and clams I’ve eaten have never contained cheese.

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John51
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small and unique setting with good food and service.

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vipSteaklover
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming staff, cozy atmosphere, delicious brunch - fantastic smashed potatoes, coffee like Paris, sensational avocado toast. Yum!

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DanB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great deal for restaurant week. Excellent service. We will be back.

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vipMoi1
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Louder than I remembered, but stellar service, food and ambience. A gem

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vipBabs
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My only complaint was that it was very cold.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They acknowledged our anniversary and gave us champagne with a candle which was very much appreciated!

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Malcolm
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Too noisy for us. Even before the fire alarm went off and they couldn't fix it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

While service was pretty good overall they failed to offer any cracked black pepper or cheese for our lunch plates. It was empty at 2:30 pm, hard to get a handle on noise levels. The food was good, especially the brussel sprouts.

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vipIrishmom
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Food and service were excellent.

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vipPhilsphan
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Restaurant week occasion. Server was very friendly. I gif the crispy chicken sandwich which was cooked perfectly but the sauce on it was barely edible. Not needed! The app was a pretty crudités with whipped feta and it was good. The dessert was a trio of small pastries: caramel filling cream puff (ok), key lime tart (lovely) and flourless chocolate torte (tasty). The restaurant is lovely and I would probably go back.

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ChadA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely done

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vipPhillyFoodie
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best tasting lunches I have had. We went for Philly Restaurant week. The Brussel Sprouts were amazing! My Cobb salad was fresh and on point with the dressing. Props to the Manager and Sous Chef Matt because the service and food were A++. They took great care of us! Highly recommend this little gem!

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BonnieK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service was horrible. Very undercooked entree. Didn’t refill water glass. Waiter nowhere to be found. Stuck older people at worse tables. Age discrimination.

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Annette
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I recently went to Rouge for dinner for restaurant week. The interior of the restaurant is quite small. There’s minimal seating and the bar takes up about 50% of the floor space. It was rather cold because the windows facing Rittenhouse Square were open and it had become rather windy outside.
As for the food, it was disappointing. We had a salad and the salmon with mushrooms; not particularly tasty. Desert was skimpy.
The wait staff was pleasant; no complaints there.
Overall, between the food, the super small space and the cold air, I wouldn’t go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Enjoyable service and excellent food!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not a very extensive menu. It was ok

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JaniceW
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The waitress was fabulous, but the hamburger was tasteless.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had a very ok meal at Rouge. Everything we had was good but we’d had better. We split the French onion soup and had the fried chicken sandwich and the scallops. Drinks were amazing but NYC prices. For what we paid, it should have been incredible. Not sure if I’d return for food but will come back for drinks because the decor and ambiance are lovely!

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JessicaC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! The food was so good and the service was excellent!

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Mexi
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Birthday celebration hostess and waitress did a great job to make it a great celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went out with my parents for lunch as part of our Christmas tradition. The service was prompt, the food was excellent (I had the farro and kale with poached egg and my parents had the smoked salmon Benedict) and while the waitress had definitely mastered talking loud and clear, I might not have chosen to eat here had I realized how loud it was just because my dad has trouble hearing with that amount of background noise. I think it’s something about the space in the restaurant. Just something to think about if you have someone who is hard of hearing in your party.

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DonaldJ
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Food is very good, we have been there before and with the change of owneership, it is still very good.

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vipBAllen
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Please turn down the volume on your music.

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vipaFantasticMeal
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time visit. Great space and menu. Server super nice and had suggestions. Did have to ask 4 times for a soda. Only flaw.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Dined for Sunday brunch. Service was very slow and the restaurant was crowded and noisy. Salmon benedict and lobster scramble were good but not worth the wait.

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Rouge is rated 4.5 stars by 394 OpenTable diners.