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Square 1682

1446 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Brunch
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Organic, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Monday-Friday: 6:30am-10:30am

Saturday & Sunday: 8am-2:30pm

Monday-Friday: 11:30am-2:30pm

Sunday-Thursday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Friday-Saturday: 5:30pm-11:00pm

Sunday through Thursday: 11:30am - 12:00am
Friday and Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00am
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Phone number
(215) 563-5008
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Robert Surdam
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Enjoy stunning views and exceptional service for any of your meeting and event needs at the adjacent Hotel Palomar and enjoy catered food from Square 1682!
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Cross street
17th & Sansom Streets
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Parking details
Valet parking available
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Public transit
We are convenient to all SEPTA bus & regional rail lines! Closest train station is Suburban Station (34 N. 16th Street & J.F.K. Boulevard). You will head west on John F. Kennedy Blvd toward North 17th Street, then turn left onto North 17th Street.
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Special events & promotions
Celebrate the weekend with Square 1682's Prosecco Punch Brunch! $22 for a carafe of Prosecco mixed with our seasonal flavors!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located in the heart of Rittenhouse Square, Square 1682 and Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, offers those planning private parties, corporate events, weddings, and more, a refreshing array of original venues that suit private gatherings of many kinds.

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What 1446 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Delicious Bloody Mary, frittata and the best burger my husband has ever eaten—lovely lunch menu

TerryS (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We enjoyed our meal very much. The food and service were great. Wine by the glass a bit pricey but other than that it was a very good experience.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

From the second we walked in until we left our experience our experience at Square 1682 was spot on. I highly recommend!!!!

Cmg734 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Gem of a little restaurant. Good food, good cocktails, and comfortable seats. The potatoes offered at breakfast are amazing.... order them.

vipVeganKim (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

The service was great. The food was great. The ambiance was great. They accommodated my special dietary needs ver well. They went above and beyond. I will be back!

Linds25 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Made reservations here for dinner with a work group. Food was decent, environment was a little strange. It was pretty empty for a Monday evening, and they sat us back near the kitchen. It was loud and odd to watch the chefs/cooks be a little silly and not professional while preparing meals. Server was very nice and attentive! Probably would not come back though.

JenniferM (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Lovely intimate atmosphere, great drinks, great menu, AMAZING service.

vipjje23 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

6 of us ate on a Saturday night - we had great service and excellent food! I was the only one who had been there before and everyone else loved it and will return.

Dinner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

We enjoyed the food at this restaurant and everyone in our party was pleased with the beautiful mushroom and glazed carrots that adorned the plates. The Thai Curry Mussels that I selected were delicious and I would order them again. Two in our party had enjoyable beef ribs.
The main problem was the uncomfortable seats at the table and the noise level.
First, the seats.... when we first sat down we thought the seats were broken since we sunk down into the stools cushion. We tried several other chairs in the restaurant but the others nearby were the same.
Second, the noise level was quite high when we arrived for our 6 pm reservation and we considered leaving and going somewhere else where we could talk. Things eventually calmed down once the bar crowd started to leave but at the begining it was us shouting at one another. It was a first meet for some of us in our group and not easy to communicate.
Third, the toilet facilities are rather obscure and difficult to find. Luckily our waiter was standing near the door to the steps that we needed to take. He did offer the use of the elevator to get there to one member of our party, but not to me. It was two flights up!
George was an attentive waiter and we liked having him come around every so often to refill waters and check on is but he didn't hover.
The restaurant is connected to a hotel, Palomar, which I didn't know when I made the reservation and that might account for the busy bar scene.
All in all, there are so many good restaurants in Philadelphia, I might choose another next time, but since this is around the corner from my husbands office, he might try it for a business lunch.

vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

The lamb shank was fantastic!