Vernick Food & Drink
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Bar: Tuesday-Sunday 4:30pm - 1:00am
- Parkway: corner of 20th and Walnut St (outdoor lot)
- Rittenhouse Garage: entrance on 20th between Walnut St & Chancellor St
- Central Parking: 2027 Sansom St.
- Patriot Parking: 2102 Sansom St.
Market-Frankford Line: 15th Street station
We just locked the food. If you have mobility issues ask to sit downstairs
The pumpkin toast, roasted cabbage, and curry shrimp were spectacular. The ravioli was good but it was weird that it was just one giant one, also for the price it wasn’t much. The mushroom toast was good but I think it would have been more enjoyable if it was warm and not served cold. My friend enjoyed the oysters. The service was great! I went to dinner with a friend I haven’t seen in a year and is in town for Thanksgiving and it was nice that they recommended that we take our time ordering and that there would be 15-20 min between each plate, so we could really enjoy our chatting over the sparkling wine (which I never heard about until dinner tonight!). Definitely will return to Vernick with my husband as I think he’d enjoy it.
Outstanding restaurant from the moment we walked in until we left. The staff was exceptional, our server was on point, and the food was even better than I could have hoped for: inventive, exciting, and most importantly, delicious! Well done!
This is the best restaurant in Philly. The most creative and fresh ideas i've seen. I'm a vegetarian, and there are many options!
Service was amazing. Food was delicious although I felt a few of the dishes were on the salty side (the mushroom soup amuse bouche, sea urchin with scrambled eggs, gratin that came with the sea bass)
Dinner was excellent, as always!
Loved everything!!! Omg the best!!
Can’t wait to go back.
One of our favorite restaurants anywhere! We dine here whenever we come to Philadelphia (we live in NYC) and have even talked about hopping on the train just to dine here!
The food was very good admittedly a bit pricey for what it was. I did find the food was extremely rich.
Gorgeous menu, beautiful presentation, great wait staff, noisy but worth it! We’ll go again!
Fantastic service and incredible food. I can’t wait to go back!
Unbelievable experience, food was exceptional and service was too. I've been trying to get in here on previous trips to Philly and it did not disappoint. One of the better meal experiences ive had in awhile
This is an AMAZING restaurant. If you consider yourself a foodie then you MUST go here. Everything we ordered and everything that was complementary was absolutely delicious and wonderful. I wanted to keep eating and ordering dish after dish. I went to philly for a few days and was doing research to find the best place to dine and Vernick is the place! I live in NJ and eat in NYC all the time and I would definitely go back to Philly just to eat at Vernick (I revisited yesterday and it was delicious). I ate at the chef counter a second time and would recommend eating there just to see the chefs work like a well oiled machine with everyone moving with precision and dedicated passion.
I went a second time and this place is AMAZING. The chefs are rock stars and had another amazing enjoyable dinner.
Awesome all around experience! My wife and I are huge foodies and haven’t been so satisfied since dining at California Grill, Victoria and Alberts, and Flying Fish. Everything was spot on and perfect. Thank you for a wonderful experience.
First time visit - enjoyed ourselves very much. Highly recommend.
Excellent service and wonderful tastes! Entrees lacked the luster that I had hoped to continue after our toasts and small plates.
One would be hard pressed to find a more delicious meal, it was superb! There is always room for improvement so if I could improve anything... well... the service could be a tad warmer.
Been here many times amd have never been disappointed. Looking forward to our next visit.
Everything was fantastic. The service,the food and the atmosphere.A true 5 star experience
Vernick is always one of the best in town. If you haven’t been there you need to get there and experience everything they have to offer. One of the treats is sitting at the chefs counter and having your dinner while watching the chefs prepare everyone’s food. They even have one person who soul responsibility is to make sure your plate is clean and food presented properly before it gets delivered to the table. Top-notch restaurant gets my vote for five stars
Wonderful atmosphere, we really enjoyed the Maryland crab on toast!
I haven't been here in awhile and I'm glad we came back. The food and service was excellent. The noise level upstairs where we sat was rather loud but we could hear our conversation.
The food was absolutely amazing! And the service was great. Went for my 40th with friends; we had an awesome time.
I'd definitely go back to try more of the menu!
As always, Vernick lived up to the expectations. The food is inventive and delicious. The wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The atmosphere is comfortable and classy yet not stuffy.
Great meal from start to finish. My wife enjoyed the crab last (a personal favorite of hers), steamed mussels with couscous (only wished there had been more mussels in the couscous), beef culotte steak, and sorbet. Mine included scallop toast, fettuccini with tuna bolognese, a perfectly cooked black bass and banana cream tart. Only complaint is the noise level (what ever happened to speaking softly in public?)
We loved the foie gras and beef tartar toasts. They are definitely your signature dishes!
Excellent service and delicious food with unique flavors. Had a lovely time and would highly recommend to others
Excellent meal. All of the dishes exceeded our expectations. Wine was very good selection and quality. Overall service from our server and support staff was great. Overall quality of our experience was exceptional, and cost was well matched to quality.
What can I say, the entire experience was exceptional. A must for food lovers. The flavors were well balanced and exciting. Every dish was excellent.
Fantastic meal! Food was great! Service was outstanding. Wonderful evening.
The mini soup and bread in the start was delicious! A little heavy on the salt, but still yummy. The mushroom toast was delicious! I wish they had more vegetarian options, there really wasn't and the waitress could care less to share some ideas, just pointing to the menu and saying this is it, was disappointing.
We had dined at Vernick shortly after it had opened six years ago, and this was our first return since then. We were delighted that this experience was as good as our initial one! Our server was excellent, clearly describing several complex menu items. We started with a toast (mushrooms and manchego cheese) which was exception. My wife then had the halibut and I had the sea bass. We shared our main courses with each other and both were so good we couldn't name a winner. This place is certainly worth a return!
Came here to christen our move from nyc to philly. This is an upscale place that’s not pretentious with a humble, down to earth vibe. Love this place and will be coming back again.
Vernick was hands down one of the best meals I've had this year. Each and every item we ordered was a 10/10 both conceptually and in execution. The team even got us in almost an hour early for our business dinner. Run, don't walk, to Vernick Food & Drink.
WOW. This was amazing.
(In case you want more details - we had apple chutney and fromage blanc on toast; mussels and couscous, a mushroom tart, branzino, and a salted carmel panna cotta. A nice white from Alsace. Everything was phenomenal. I will dream about those mussels for many nights to come - briney, meaty, hints of sweetness from snap peas - delicious. The service was everything you want in fine dining - attentive, kind, knowledgeable).
Absolutely amazing! My husband and I went for our anniversary and we were so impressed that we could not stop talking about it. We are in the food and beverage industry and love going out to eat, but we are so often disappointed or underimpressed, but we were blown away by the creativity and inspiration behind each dish. Service and atmosphere were exceptional without being stuffy. Loved it!
Honestly, I’m a foodie. I don’t even write reviews but it needs to be known, Vernick is the best restaurant in Philly. So many good places in Philly but the V takes the spot. Date, friends, social whatever. Get 2 toasts, the Uni, any pasta and the halibut (small but so incredible). 🔥
So happy to have spent our anniversary at Vernick! The food and service are top-notch, perfect for a special occasion. The menu is a little pricey, but absolutely worth it for a special night.