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About Square 1682

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.

121 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Organic, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:
Monday-Friday: 6:30am-10:30am

Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 8am-2:30pm

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

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

Bar:
Sunday through Thursday: 11:30am - 12:00am
Friday and Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00am

Cross Street:
17th & Sansom Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 563-5008

Website:
http://www.square1682.com/

Catering:
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!

Parking Details:
Valet parking available

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.

Executive Chef:
Robert Surdam

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
Celebrate the weekend with Square 1682's Prosecco Punch Brunch! $22 for a carafe of Prosecco mixed with our seasonal flavors!

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us for Valentine's Day Dinner, as Chef Bobby Surdam, has created a seductive menu to tantalize your taste buds. We will be serving a 3-course Tasting Menu for $65 per person and an optional wine pairing for $35 per person.

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Details
Sun - Thu 5:30PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:30PM - 6:00PM 10:00PM - 11:00PM

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.

Square 1682 Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (7)
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Great for Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Fun (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
People Watching (3)
Romantic (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Special Occasion (2)
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Live Sports (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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Vegan (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

People who greet you and serve are very friendly and helpful. Good service and food.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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food4
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service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This restaurant is the Hotel Palomar's restaurant. The TV was on with a crowd of people watching the NFL playoff game. While I understand a Philadelphia crowd wanting to see the game, it doesn't exactly signal fine dining. The food was all right, neither great nor awful. The service was pretty slow though reasonably capable.

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food3
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service4
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

THE DATES!!!!!!! Sublime!!!!

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food5
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great experience, our server, Cynthia could not have been better. She was very efficient and friendly. Food was prepared well and tasted good. Would highly recommend this location

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Both the food and the ambiance were phenomenal---and our server, Sasha, was beyond excellent! We'll definitely return (as we have in the past!)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We had brunch here once and I decided to try for dinner with friends. The bacon wrapped dates and Calamari are amazing! The Salmonand Hanger Steak were perfect!

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Sasha did her usual great job. Perfect explanations of the various food offerings and excellent recommendations. Beet salad should be an entree! Kudos to the chef for a perfect ribeye that seemed far more than 10 ounces. Food and service are excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food keeps getting better and better. Rockin’ cocktails!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Delicious breakfast. The poached eggs were perfect. Fresh juices were a treat.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food5
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very good breakfast. Had pancakes, bacon and eggs, egg sandwich and frittata. All was good. Waiters very attentive and good service. In bottom of klimpton hotel so had to go into hotel for bathrooms but they were close.

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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Delicious!!! Always a favorite when we are in the city and our teenage boys love it too!

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food was just alright. There seemed to be only one waitress for the whole place, so it took a while when we needed something because our waitress was so busy! Wouldn’t go back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We should've ordered a la carte instead of the Thanksgiving special
Tbe turkey waz cut off a breast in a faux "cutlet" style and roasted until the pointy end was hard. It was a thick slab instead of nice moist slice roasted turkey that you expect on Thanksgiving. Very disappointing. .

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner served cold in a bowl. Expensive. Unimaginative menu. Jealous of the person eating an egg sandwich. Should not be hard to serve a traditional meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tapas, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Cocktails were amazing. Food and service was very good. Bill was expensive for two drinks and two main courses.

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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

second visit and there will be more. Great Happy Hour

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Salads and hummus great! Pasta dish not so great. Better to leave this off the menu. Plenty of other ways to offer carbs to the runners.

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food3
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food and service were good
I was a disappointed not one the staff member mentioned anything about our 17 year anniversary

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We like to come to the city a couple of times a year and try new restaurants but we find ourselves always coming back to Square 1682. Only restaurant we have visited more than one since coming to the city and I am sure we will be back here next month for our yearly date anniversary.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I always enjoy Square 1682. The ambiance is very nice, the restaurant is vibrant but not noisy, and the food and service - superior. Try the bronzino....I loved it! Our server made every attempt to make us feel well attended to, and was open to our substitutions on our entrees. I will be back again!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Excellent service, ambiance, and delicious food . . .

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We had a v. good experience here with delicious food, good service & a nice view of the outside. Give it a try!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Happy Hour
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everyone was accommodating, but the best was our server, Brian. He has a wonderful sense of humor, is very witty, and just a lot of fun.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Casual, Afternoon Tea
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The place was nice but 4 people for breakfast at 930am on a Sunday morning with a bill with tip of $120 is way too much . No alcohol and no coffee so $30 each for scrambled eggs and OJ . I cannot imagine what dinner would cost us !
We won’t be back .

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our brunch was very good. The food and drinks were excellent; our sever Matt was attentive; the hostess Kristin was pleasant and helpful. We'd definitely come again.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall it was good. The by-the-glass wine was really limited.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Delicious food, great service and an inconvenient bathroom.

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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our waitress was warm and friendly. My ravioli was swimming in olive oil which is a shame because it was sooo good. My husband did not complain about not one thing and cleaned his plate. I had a corn salad as an app and the combo of flavours was amazing . Definitely recommend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Intimate dining area paired with an excellent quality meal

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Liked the food, but our waitress was miserable. It took way too long to get our food. Bacon wrapped dates and risotto great.

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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on October 11, 2017

An enjoyable dining experience requires good food, attentive service and a pleasant environment. Unfortunately, this restaurant failed to deliver. Firstly the positives, the food was quite good, but we had to wait 45 minutes for our appetisers, and a further 45 for the entrees, even though the restaurant was only half- full. Service was indifferent, we were attended by 3 different servers, and our initial server forgot my order.
Ambience was non-existent, the combination of an open kitchen, non-sound absorbing materials and loud music meant that people had to shout to make themselves heard, adding to the cacophony.
I suggest management thinks carefully about which direction they want to go, they can be a bar or a restaurant, but not both.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Service and atmosphere was great. Our hummus was amazing. However, our food was way over seasoned to the point the other flavors were covered up by the intense seasoning of one ingredient.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

enjoyed the meal immensely, very good service, food was delicious and will go back. On minor annoyance was our table was very close to the table next to us making for tight seating and a bit cramped spacing but the food and service were aces!

Tags: Fun, Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Got the sweet corn salad, which could be an entree and the special, NY strip with sautéed asparagus and mashed potatoes. Couldn't have asked or a better meal. Many thanks to the chef, my server--apologies for not mentioning her by name-- and the great bartender with the excellent Cabernet!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had breakfast/brunch with 3 friends early Sunday morning before an Eagles game. This restaurant was one of only a few in the area that opens early on Sunday. All of our entrees were delicious. Fresh & tasty ingredients presented beautifully. Daily frittata was exceptional as was the Build You Own Benedict. Service was great, although in all fairness, the restaurant was not very crowded.
The only negative was parking. When the hostess called the day before to confirm our reservation, she assured me that our parking would be validated. Turns out, the hotel (Palomar) only validates parking if you are staying there as a guest. This miscommunication cost me $27 for valet parking!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Took a friend to Square 1682 for her birthday. The food was delicious, and we had a bottle of champagne to mark the occasion. The restaurant is in the Hotel Palomar, and there was a sizeable group in the restaurant's bar. The sound level was so loud at times, we could not hear each other across the table. So if you want an energetic bar scene, this is the place! If you want good food more than conversation, this is the place!! Eat up!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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food5
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Not crowded and not noisy on a Friday night at 730 / great service / terrific sides of veggies and good fish

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

The food never disappoints! Brussel Sprouts are to die for!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

My second time. Food was very good at brunch. Will come back again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Pheneomal food and staff! Our waiter was very attentive to my vegan needs and even brought me out hummus to dip my bread in which was the first time in over 5 years of being vegan anyone has done anything like that! Great experience.

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