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Vernick Food & Drink

4.7
4.7
1621 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Located at 2031 Walnut Street in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia, Vernick Food & Drink is an inviting neighborhood bistro. Chef-owner Gregory Vernick, a Cherry Hill, NJ native, focuses on using extraordinary regional products to create a menu of approachable, globally-inspired dishes. The "Drink" side of Vernick Food & Drink features homemade sodas, as well as a carefully crafted selection of domestic and imported wines and beers and perfectly poured cocktails.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday 5:00pm - 11:00pm Bar: Tuesday-Sunday 4:30pm - 1:00am Monday: CLOSED

  • Phone number

    (267) 639-6644

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Gregory Vernick

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    20th

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available. We do not have valet parking at this time. The closest parking garages include: <br />- Parkway: corner of 20th and Walnut St (outdoor lot)<br />- Rittenhouse Garage: entrance on 20th between Walnut St & Chancellor St<br />- Central Parking: 2027 Sansom St. <br />- Patriot Parking: 2102 Sansom St.

  • Public transit

    Broad Street Line: Walnut-Locust station<br />Market-Frankford Line: 15th Street station

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

What 1,621 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. AG

    AlexG

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Reviewed on January 23, 2020

    overall5foodserviceambience
    What a gem of a restaurant! Truly a fabulous meal.
  2. JB

    JohnB

    Philadelphia

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Reviewed on November 9, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    I love this place, if it weren't so difficult to get a reservation, I'd go more often.
  3. J

    J1111

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Reviewed on August 19, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    Food is amazing - difficult to get a reservation or seat at the bar.
  4. r

    ruthm

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Reviewed on August 1, 2019

    overall5foodserviceambience
    One of the few restaurants that actually gets better with age. Each service person, from the water boy to the manager, glides around attentively to serve patrons. The wine list is small but select. pours are very large. I loved my duck breast, which is always served medium rare (perfect). Staff is very attentive, with one staff dedicated to just polishing wine glasses. All details combine to make this a 5 star restaurant. Others agree, which is why at 5:15 pm on Thursday it was jammed with couples.
  5. T

    Tara

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on July 31, 2019

    overall4foodserviceambience
    Great local spot, excellent cocktails, vibrant energy and location.
  6. NM

    NicoleM

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second visit here and everything was great! I am adding to my list of favorite Philly restaurants. My favorite thing I ordered was the crispy artichokes. Delicious!
  7. DR

    DavidR

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    25th anniversary I the food was delicious
  8. d

    datenightfoodie

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vernick never disappoints! Everything from the appetizers, to entrees, to wine was outstanding. One my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia!
  9. M

    Mady

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, dining at Vernick is a wonderful experience. Very good food, drinks and pleasant ambiance. Looking forward to returning for another dinner
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved sitting at the Chefs counter. Awesome experience!
  11. C

    Cassandra

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! The foie gras was probably our favorite of all the small plates we got. The menu was excellent it was hard to make choices because we wanted everything! The cocktails were really good too; strong and refreshing. Can’t wait to go back!
  12. D

    Dave

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Vernick was incredible. Service was outstanding! We had a variety of dishes and were not disappointed by any of them, and some were down right amazing. Definitely worth the wait for a reservation.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Anniversary
  14. DJ

    DJK1

    Philadelphia

    490 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    490 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding original menu creations each with their own x-factor. The white truffle tagliatelle special is indeed very special. Well thought out wine selections by glass or bottle compliment the plates. Servus is first rate - attentive, comprehensive, but not overbearing.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was incredible food and service Can’t wait to go back
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    fantastic service, food, and drinks.
  17. M

    Mare

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Was just okay. Don’t get all the hype.
  18. s

    sasha

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Well worth the wait! Outstanding execution. Terrific service.
  19. PJ

    PeterJ

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best Restaurants in Philadelphia and absolutely wonderful fare.
  20. AC

    AlexandraC

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Britten was exceptional again.. everything was spectacular top to bottom
  21. o

    outtodinner

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just locked the food. If you have mobility issues ask to sit downstairs
  22. LA

    LarissaA

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    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.
  23. e

    emacook

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  24. s

    stevieb

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    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)
  27. EC

    ElaineC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner was excellent, as always!
  28. JL

    JaimiL

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything!!! Omg the best!! Can’t wait to go back.
  29. NY

    foodloverNYC

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    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!
  30. AB

    AmandaaB

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was very good admittedly a bit pricey for what it was. I did find the food was extremely rich.
  31. B

    Bville

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous menu, beautiful presentation, great wait staff, noisy but worth it! We’ll go again!
  32. KE

    KellyE

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and incredible food. I can’t wait to go back!
  33. Z

    Zack

    Cincinnati

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  34. HA

    HarryA

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  36. PG

    PerryG

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    First time visit - enjoyed ourselves very much. Highly recommend.
  37. CD

    ChristineD807

    Orange County

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and wonderful tastes! Entrees lacked the luster that I had hoped to continue after our toasts and small plates.
  38. GS

    GerardoS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    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.
  39. g

    greatfoodonly

    Philadelphia

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Been here many times amd have never been disappointed. Looking forward to our next visit.
  40. GW

    GeorgeW

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. The service,the food and the atmosphere.A true 5 star experience

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Vernick Food & Drink is rated 4.7 stars by 1621 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    20th

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday 5:00pm - 11:00pm Bar: Tuesday-Sunday 4:30pm - 1:00am Monday: CLOSED

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available. We do not have valet parking at this time. The closest parking garages include: <br />- Parkway: corner of 20th and Walnut St (outdoor lot)<br />- Rittenhouse Garage: entrance on 20th between Walnut St & Chancellor St<br />- Central Parking: 2027 Sansom St. <br />- Patriot Parking: 2102 Sansom St.

  • Public transit

    Broad Street Line: Walnut-Locust stationMarket-Frankford Line: 15th Street station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gregory Vernick

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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