Square 1682

4.2
1573 reviews
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Square 1682 presents a Modern American Kitchen menu thoughtfully and masterfully created by Executive Chef Robert Surdam. The menu features small & large plates, as well as dishes designed for sharing during dinner. With emphasis on local and organic products, Chef Surdam entices the taste buds with every bite, through his lens of culinary America.

The bar showcases a pure wellness program of all natural ingredients, where fresh fruit and juices, infused spirits, and housemade flavored syrups are created daily from our Lead Bartender Daniel Kulisek. Square 1682 invites guests to a full experience of dining, libations, and lively ambiance on every visit.
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Sun - Thu 5:30PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 5:30PM - 6:00PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM

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AH
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good good! Inventive menu.Good location.choices were good.Service was very good . Prices were good.You could also cart stuff for a lite bill or do the whole Nine yards with a prefix meal.Drinks were different and fun.
We were on an overnight and the noise was a little high for us.We are old but it was not a deal breaker.we had a table at a window which was great for people watching. I'd go back

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C
Philadelphia
131 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This was our first dining experience at Square 1682 and we enjoyed it. The food was good and our server was excellent. It's a bit noisy for my taste but I will return.

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OT
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly and very attentive service. The duck wings are fantastic.

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband’s Birthday and the restaurant was great. Everything from the drinks, food, waitress to the ambience of the restaurant. The best thing on the menu was the mushroom starter and the jerk chicken. Everything the waitress recommended was amazing.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the host to the servers to the manager, everyone is wonderful and the food is delicious.

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CA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Made a reservation and still got seated in the lounge area by the front door. The food was very good and the server was excellent. Low marks are because of the VERY disappointing experience with the table. I expect better when I make a reservation that I keep on time.

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LY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed. Nice vibe. Good food. Liked everything in particular roasted mushrooms!

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PB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Over priced small portions but it's what we expect in the city. Waitress didn't ask if we needed more drinks after the first. Service slowed down toward the end of the meal. Food was good.

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d
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was very good and outer server was excellent!

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BM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointed! I was asked if I was a Kimpton Inner Circle member which I am but then got no special treatment - what’s the point?! Also menu posted outside listed pork shank which had motivated my dining there but yet wasn’t on the menu - another disappointment. Two years ago when I stayed at the Palomar, this restaurant was such a highlight - excellent food, extraordinary service, tasty drinks - what happened?

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VK
Philadelphia
108 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual!

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JD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service was great!!!

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D
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a good overall experience! Food, Ambience, and Service!

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RB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Food was fine but ambiance was horrible. Very loud and obnoxious music — like a club. We couldn’t hear our server or have a conversation. I wouldn’t go back.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary — restaurant week

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S
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The duck wings were delicious. I didn't care for the instant mashed potatoes, other than that food was pretty food. Service was slow, but I assume that is due to restaurant week crowd. Would definitely recommend and try again.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Keto is always friendly and professional, as is the hosting staff, and the breakfast is delicious.

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JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Visited Square 1682 for Restaurant Week. The ambiance was pleasant and welcoming. Service was good. The menu options were decent. The cornbread is addictive. My fiancee and I shared the duck wings and the Burratta for the first course. Both were quite tasty. For Dinner we each had the Jerk Chicken. Being the descendant of islanders, the jerk chicken was not what I expected, however it was a decently seasoned half chicken. The Square 1682 hot sauce didn't make it jerk, but added a subtle "kick". For dessert we each had the peach cobbler. It was served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, which pleasantly cut down the sweetness of the cobbler. We would definitely return to experience Square 1682 for happy hour.

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BS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! My son really loved that the kids meal came with a diy cookie that he got to decorate and eat for dessert. The food was really good. The duck wings were delicious!

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T
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, and awesome drinks! I would love some options on various sides.

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AD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

My girlfriend and I went here on a Friday night during Restaurant Week, and it wasn't very busy. This should have been our first clue for how the evening would go. Our drinks and appetizers were both very good. But, as soon as we ordered dinner our waitress seemed to disappear. Our dinner took much longer to come out than we had anticipated, and during that time both our drinks and our waters were empty for about 20 minutes. The waitress took our utensils after the appetizer, and then took another five minutes after our dinner came out to bring new silverware. Dinner was positively mediocre. I got the jerk chicken, and while it was cooked well, it was incredibly bland. My girlfriend got the salmon and noticed that the mashed potatoes it came with were leaking greasy butter. Neither of us particularly enjoyed our entrees. Dessert was again just okay. I don't usually mind either sub par service or mediocre food when the other is able to make up for the shortfall. This was not the case, here. I can say, without a doubt, I will never be eating here again.

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DM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We chose Square 1682 for the 6th night of Restaurant Week, and I was pleasantly surprised. They called ahead of time to confirm the reservation and ask about any food allergies, which has never happened before, and was much appreciated. There are so many mixed reviews- many with legitimate complaints, and not just people being difficult to please or unrealistic.

We had an early reservation, and were seated right away. Although it was fine when we got there, once the restaurant filled up, we realized that the setup is a bit tight, as other diners had a hard time getting through the table to leave or go to the restroom.

Our server was Adam, and he was great- attentive and friendly. He had quite a bit of tables that he was taking care of, so we had to wait awhile to get our leftovers boxed up and ask for the check. Also, although they took note of my food allergies, they did not tell our server, so that seemed a bit pointless...

We had the cornbread that came with the Restaurant Week menu, and it was delicious. My boyfriend asked for more, and we were charged for it, which was interesting- I've never had a restaurant charge for extra bread, but oh well...We both started with the rigatoni, and I chose the everything salmon for dinner, and the peach cobbler for dessert. My boyfriend chose the jerk chicken and the chocolate cake for dessert. We both had Tito's with Sprite, and found the drinks to be nice and strong.

The rigatoni was very nice- the pasta was perfectly cooked, and the pesto was tasty. The salmon was interesting. I don't think I would have ever thought to put everything bagel seasoning on salmon, and I'm not really sure that it works so well. My boyfriend really enjoyed the jerk chicken. Dessert was pretty tasty UNTIL I found a large, hard piece of plastic in my peach cobbler. I didn't eat anymore of it after that, and our server never returned since the bill was paid at that point. My boyfriend enjoyed his chocolate cake.

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OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. Our server was friendly and patient. She explained all the entrees. I didn't care for the where there is smoke, there is fire drink but she took it back and offered a better cocktail.

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D
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a Travel Zoo voucher for a three course meal with wine and had an excellent overall experience.

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CD
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

HWas really surprised by how delicious the food was at this hotel restaurant. Everything was outstanding.

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ML
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

I had ordered the ragu raviolo pasta and I was very disappointed. It had a very small amount of meat and the meat in it was very poor quality - fatty and pieces of gristle. My wife had the salmon and a glass of wine - $16. She commented that it was overpriced. I don't recall ever hearing her say that before. I will not return here. There are so many better options in Philadelphia.

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Definitely could have used an espresso machine.. you need a latte with breakfast or brunch! Could have used coconut milk or almond milk options too.

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C
Washington DC
563 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sasha is phenomenal! As are the entire Square 1682 team, great chef, great hostess, great runner, etc. the Christmas dinner was terrific! You can’t get better than here.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We found this restaurant for a Christmas dinner on our trip to Philadelphia. Excellent food and very good service, Highly recommended.

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LW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas dinner. We were visiting our son for the holiday.

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M
Philadelphia
116 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a superb Christmas meal at Square 1682. Not only was the meal fantastic, but the pleasant festive staff made dining there even more enjoyable. Great job all around!

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C
Washington DC
563 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Angela was once again aa superb guide for dinner. Roasted carrot and ginger soup was excellent as was the chef’s superb jerk chicken. Always a terrific experience.

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SI
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Was advertised for a Christmas seasoned oriented menu for dinner. Wrong. Also, they did not have iced tea or potatoes...pretty standard for any restaurant to have in my opinion.

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D
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

One of the worst meals I ever had
The crab cakes arrived cold. Sent them back and they were still Luke warm. The only positive was the waitress. She seemed genuinely concerned about our disastrous meal

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MM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent by Adam! The mushroom dish was to die for!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

How do you run out of chicken and bacon at 11:45a on a brunch day?

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w
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious soup and half grilled cheese sandwich- just what we needed on a cold day.

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Outstanding friendly and prompt service. I will definitely return next time I’m in Philadelphia.

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M
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome service! Food was good but not special. Place was a bit loud & bathrooms on another floor, but nice inside.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kito is wonderful, and the breakfast was delicious.

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