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Vernick Food & Drink

4.8
1452 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Bar: Tuesday-Sunday 4:30pm - 1:00am

Monday: CLOSED
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Phone number
(267) 639-6644
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Gregory Vernick
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
20th
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Parking details
Street parking is available. We do not have valet parking at this time. The closest parking garages include:
- 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.
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Public transit
Broad Street Line: Walnut-Locust station
Market-Frankford Line: 15th Street station
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 1452 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
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Nickymart (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful meal; outstanding service; delicious food. Easy to see why Vernick has been named Philly's best restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Service and food was excellent. Great and unique wine selection. Ambiance is romantic and classic. The Crab and Fromage Toasts were excellent and tasty. Tuna small plate and broccoli sides were excellent. Oysters were fresh. Our large plate wasn’t particularly mind blowing. It was all delicious; however, we felt as though the large plate we ordered (pork) was comparable to gourmet pork dishes at many other center city Philadelphia restaurants. We also tried the lamb confit which I found tasty but too fatty to enjoy completely. Desert was also tasty but just ok (small brownie with dulce de leche ice cream and caramel). Overall I’d say the experience could be rated a 4.5/5 with no major complaints other than a lack of creativity with some menu items.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was incredible, our server was very sub par. Refused to explain the menu, offer recommendations, or simply be friendly. Despite the amazing food, the service really made our experience not the best for the price.

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vipDenDen (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Bar choices were limited, no basket of bread, all dishes a la carte and pricey, no valet parking. That said, the oysters were the best I've had, the halibut/clam chowder - an interesting but good dish.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Amazing food and cocktails, very efficient service.

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vipVioloncelle74 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Deserves accolades as one of the top 5 in Philly. Will never hesitate to return.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was excellent my son ordered a venison and was the best he said he ever had. I will be back with my rest of the family.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

As always, great food. Love their small plates so can sample more options. Love their steak tartare - the best in town!

It was a special occasion and they brought some bubbly to the table, very nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Always a hit

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vipDavid (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Vernick, as always, leaves me beyond satisfied. The toasts are unbelievable, the potato pave was delicious, and the chicken and Jewish Apple Cake were great. Service is always impeccable, and honestly, dinner there is a great value despite being such a highly regarded, high-end restaurant. Will return again and again.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Everything was incredible ! Both food and service. So happy to have scored a table for my fiancées birthday!

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Avis (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Simply delicious, eloquently prepared plates served by seasoned professionals. The smoked trout appetizer is way beyond expectations. A very, very special place

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Food was very good. The toast section is amazing and the raw section amazing. The other dishes were good but not exceptional especially for the price

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vipArthur (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

We had a wonderful server who helped guide us through the wine list and menu, every recommendation made was delicious.

The food came out in a timely fashion, and we never felt rushed even though we had a late reservation.

The restaurant itself is beautifully designed.

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HyoSamCraw (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

We had wanted to eat here for a while. Vernick did not disappoint in any way. The service was great. The food was amazing! So delicious! We want to go back to try everything else on the menu!

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