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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.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
American, Organic, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday: 8am-2:30pm
Sunday through Thursday: 11:30am - 12:00am
Friday and Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00am
17th & Sansom Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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!
Valet parking available
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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!!
Great food and even better service!
Sasha, our host for the evening, was an absolute pleasure. She made sure we were taken care of and stayed to chat since we were out of town. A++ service
The food was delicious. The complimentary bread is toasted on a pan and served with butter.
We stumbled into restaurant week in Philly so tried the salmon and the pork chops. The salmon was the perfect blend of tender with a crunchy skin. The pork was a little dry on the corners but the pomegranate farro was an excellent touch.
Definitely coming back to try the calamari!
The food here is delicious, and our server was excellent. However, the hostess was wretched. She was very rude, and did not even offer to sit us at the bar when we arrived before dinner service started (we were only 20 minutes early). When our table was ready, she didn't even let us know it was ready, nor did she show it to us. She literally just pointed to it when my fiance asked her if we could sit. She is the first person you meet as a representative of the restaurant, they should consider hiring someone else.
We arrived at Square 1682 with high hopes since reading the positive reviews on Open Table, but we were sadly disappointed. We chose this restaurant because it came up after doing an "organic" search. We order gazpacho for a starter that had a nice flavor but was the consistency of WATER! With a price tag of $10 a bowl, we were completely dissatisfied. Our entrée was the braised short ribs. My company ordered the dish as describe; I ordered without grits, but with double veggies. The short ribs were tasty, but the veggies were served ever so slightly warm and completely raw! We did not have drinks because of a strict no alcohol diet, and our bill was still over $80. I normally NEVER write a bad review, but this restaurant is NOT a winner!
One of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. Discombobulated, poor service, over an hour wait between ordering and receiving food (beef that was frozen in the middle), wrong order for my dining partner. And the place wasn't packed so we had no clue what the problem was. Would never go back.
Our experience at Square 1682 was less than it could have been because my wife's side dishes were different than on the menu, were cold in the middle indicating prior preparation and microwaving, something I can't stand; when we objected, the waitress said she's bring replacements but never did, acting as if she never said it. I believe from their menu that they are a good restaurant. I believe from the experience, they do not expect their customers to be very demanding.
Came for here for a business lunch, the food was delicious and service was spot on! Very healthy options and happy that everyone was happy with their food selection-that can be difficult when you have a large group with different palates. Highly recommend for a group lunch, or casual business lunch.
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