Everything was fantastic. The snapper was prepared perfectly wrapped and summer squash. The crabmeat appetizer was superb. Dessert was amazing. My wife had the blueberry pie with homemade ice cream on top, and I have the brownie with homemade ice cream on top. The drinks were wonderful the atmosphere was fantastic, and the service was exceptional
Absolutely delicious and in my opinion best meal you will eat in Philadelphia I would go every weekend!
Vernick is starting to disappoint
Met friends here two nights this week for dinner. Both nights were fantastic - the second was even more so as Kimberly exceeded all expectations in serving us. Will be back
Food is outstanding, full of flavor without being overly rich. Service was friendly but our waitress was a little slow (took 25 minutes to get our drinks to us with no explanation). Despite this we will definitely come back for more.
One of best dining experiences anywhere! Branzino was amazing. Everything delicious. Impeccable but casual service.
The table are very close to each other and you can easily hear conversation from nearby table. The restaurant was quite noisy on a Sunday night when we were there. Portion was small and price was a bit steep. I found the food was also tasted salty.
We had a fabulous meal here from beginning to end. The trout salad and the two main courses of fish were superb. The vegetables on the side, which normally are a let down, were particularly good. Excellent expresso. Reasonably priced, tasty Brut Cava.
We were late for our reservation but the staff could not have been more accommodating. We were seated immediately and enjoyed a fabulous meal.
The time between courses was long but we were never rushed (although we were told our table would be needed in an hour and 45 min.) A truly exceptional dinner.
The food was incredible; everything we ate was on point. Service was great and super friendly/helpful.
The food was good but the chicken entree was extremely salty. I’ve ordered the chicken on a few occasions and it has always been good. As an industry worker I understand that excessive salt does no make food taste good or better.
Some say this is the best restaurant in Philly today. We would not argue with that assessment. Food, service and the restaurant itself were wonderful. Only complaints were the chairs need more padding, and regrettably the night we were there had one loud foul-mouth booming his voice over the whole dining area for over an hour.
Wildly innovative items like the sea urchin starter with flavorful sensation to match. Impeccable service!
We have been to Vernick's numerous times over the last few years and as in the past, the food was exceptional. My halibut was terrific and my wife's black sea bass was equally good. We had the eggplant and gnocci appetizers. My only criticisms was that we were seated downstairs, near where the staff cleans the glasses and found it to be a difficult area to sit and have a conversation due to the noise. In addition, our waiter, Michael seemed more preoccupied cleaning the wine glasses and other duties than looking after our needs. He never checked back on us to see how our food and we finally interacted with another server, who discussed our desert options. We've never left this restaurant with the feeling that we would not ever want that server taking care of us again, but we in fact did have that conversation.
We had high hopes for Vernick after seeing that Greg Vernick won a James Beard for Best Chef: Mid Atlantic in 2017. Overall the food was flavorful and innovative, and we enjoyed our meal, however, some of the dishes were extremely over-salted.
We loved the fromage blanc and ramps and the steak tartare toasts. The eggplant dish made the entire meal "worth it", though the tomato fondue was a bit on the salty side. The gnocchi with peas and morels should have been a beautiful spring dish, but was completely overwhelmed by the amount of salt in the sauce. The gnocchi itself was surprisingly light and delightful. The chocolate cake was underwhelming, though the cardamom mousse that accompanied it was terrific.
Cocktails were balanced. Service was excellent!
If we lived in town we would give this place a try again for the toasts and service, but probably would not recommend as "the" place to visit for those coming from out of town for the weekend, as we were.
Food excellent , service a bit spotty
Service was excellent, and the halibut to die for. Very good overall experience, chose three courses plus dessert and was very happy at each stage of the meal. Good experience, and will go back next time I visit.
Would go back again soon.
Such an amazing meal! Thank you.
First time at Vernick after having to cancel several reservations made far in advance. Probably among the top 10 meals in my lifetime! Loved it from cocktail to dessert.
Excellent in every way. Always consistent
From start to finish it was a great dining experience.
One of the best meals we had ever had anywhere including France. Everything was delicious and the preparations were very imaginative and beautifully presented. IWe split the grilled Romaine salad and faux gras appetizer . They were outstanding and very filling. The chicken and beef coulottes were equally great.
This was our second visit to Vernick. We were seated in the kitchen area which was a little loud, but still very enjoyable. The meal was excellent. We started with squid ink capellini then had halibut and sea bass. Finished with the strawberry tart. I didn’t feel uncomfortably full, but rather, just right. The cocktail with rooibus tea was delightful. We’ll definitely return.
Food and service are very good, but we were at a table by the window that was uncomfortably small. The diner at the table next to us had her back touching the edge of our table. Our server could not set the table with silverware without them having to touch. Being this cramped is OK for a quick lunch, but not for dinner.
Went out on a date here and this place was one of the best highlights. The restaurant blends well with the surrounding buildings and has an amazing upstairs. As we walk inside to check in, we were greeted by the nice hostess and was even greeted by each staff member in the restaurant that I could see while walking to the table. The food was AMAZING along with the scenery and vibe throughout the restaurant. This place is a bit pricey but highly recommend 10/10
Vernick prepared one of the best meals I’ve had in Philadelphia. Each dish was more flavorful than the one before it.
Everyone raves about Vernick and I agree the food is excellent. Especially the toast and small plates. I have been there twice now and both times I wasn't thrilled with the service. It is one thing to allow a leisurely dining experience and it is another to have very slow service. Our server never checked in us and wasn't particularly friendly. The table next to us had to ask for the soup that she saw we received (it was complimentary to everyone and very good). My mistake was to think dinner would only be an hour or so - it was over an hour and half. I do recommend going but just know to allow plenty of time. Also, it doesn't look like they take reservation other than around 5:00 and after 8:00 but there were plenty of tables available when we were there at 6:30 - 7:00 (our reservations were for 5:30). Since I don't live in town I can not just pop in and hope they have a table. If I could get a reservation more easily - I would go more often - the toast is really incredibly delicious - especially the crab.
It’s the best restaurant in Philadelphia. Service is perfect.
Every aspect was outstanding. Would highly recommend.
I had a wonderful time, I'll recommend, and come again.
My wife and I dine at Vernick quite often. From the time you enter the door you know something special is about to happen. The service, food and drinks are amazing. I highly recommend Vernick for any occasion.
Great night. The food was amazing. So happy we were finally able to snag a reservation!
One of the best meals I have had in a long time. Each dish that came out was better than the last! Perfect birthday celebration!
Was hands down the best food I have ever had, I have been all over the world eating at some of the best restaurants known to man, and what is different about this place is I was full, some other fine dining places you leave and your hungry, so hats off to the owner/chef. I will definitely come back
Great experience at Vernicks! Our server, Kimberly, was terrific! Very knowledgeable and professional! Food was a 10! Enjoyed multi small plates, all which were delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant for foodies!!
Best meal I’ve had in a long time. Not much compares to this place. I put this in my top 3 in the city and can’t wait to go back.
Food good service good ambiance loud.