Vernick Food & Drink
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
Great service and really great food. The foie gras toast and the dry aged steak were especially good.
Our second visit. Crab toast, duck sausage, eggplant timbale, turbot almandine, Meyer lemon ice cream sandwich and panna cotta were each outstanding. Service staff was attentive and very helpful. Can't wait to return, although it is not easy to get a reservation, as they are very busy, and I understand why.
Great food and service! Absolutely loved the artichokes and the roasted carrots, along with everything else!
Best food in philly, among the best anywhere. Small space amplifies noise, so a tough place for an intimate dinner, but the food more than makes up for it!
Great food. Too noisy. Great service.
My boyfriend and I love going to high end/popular Philadelphia restaurants every two weeks for date night. Vernick Food & Drink was one of the best dining experiences he and I have ever experienced; From Beth, who I communicated with through email about the menu, to Churo (I know I spelled his name wrong and I am so sorry) the sous chef, that was stationed in front of our seats at the chefs’ counter. I will never forget just how excellent, let alone the food (!!) was. The boyfriend and I have vowed to become regular patrons here. Thank you so much.
Vernick continues to impress with every visit
Dined here for the first time with my husband for my birthday. I'm vegetarian and he's not and we both had awesome food. Great service too!
It was delicious! The curry shrimp, and smoked carrots and the steak were amazing.
I thought the hostess we checked in with was a little bit rude. I asked at 9pm if it’s possible to get seated early (our reservation was at 10). She sounded impatient and said the table will be ready by 10. When we got there at 10, we ended up having to wait 15 minutes.... if you’re going to make a strong statement like that you better follow through, and I felt like I didn’t ask the question with any expectation.
As for the food, everything was a bit salty for me. I really liked the uni with egg. We got the blueberry pie and was disappointed that the pie was cold.
Delicious rotating menu based on what ingredients are in season and top notch service to match...The sea bass and the blueberry pie are NOT to be missed (pie avail through end of summer we're told)! You'll thank me later!
Great food and service.
Wow best restaurant I’ve ever experienced. Food was a party in my mouth. Exquisite flavors.
The best in the city
Great creative food. Full of flavor with a touch of spice
A very nice restaurant but they tried to seat us downstairs next to the kitchen. That was not good for a celebratory event and perhaps it was ageism. We protested and were seated upstairs. If they had not moved us, we would have left. The food and service were excellent.
Vernick team does it right- every time.
Starts with a handcrafted cocktail, then delicious apps that could be meals themselves, and a great selection of entrees to share- or keep all to yourself!
Friendly, knowledgable waitstaff, great atmosphere- feels like a party when you're dining.
Number one in Philly for a reason. The best of the best.
Had a wonderful dinner on Sunday. Servers were very knowledgeable, helpful, professional....... food was impeccable! From the chefs tasting of ginger/carrot soup to the fish wrapped in summer squash
Great dinner at Vernick. We were immediately seated and presented to our table on the second floor. Our waiter was super nice and fun and had extensive knowledge about the food and BOH. He was awesome. The toasts were awesome, we had both the mushroom and leek and the pea hummus. The fluke crudo was outstanding and one of my favorite crudo dishes in recent memory, perfectly seasoned, amazingly fresh fish and killer basil broth that was very fresh and forward to the senses. The potato pave side dish was our least favorite, noting that the smoked aioli was oversmoked. The black sea bass was great, perfectly seasoned, just a tiny tiny bit fishy in some bites, but nothing bad. The eggplant timbale was great, very well seasoned and deliciously plated. The desert was nothing to write about in this case, just a small bite of brownie.
Food was outstanding and creative. Our server, Michael, was super friendly and very knowledgeable. Cocktails were exceptional also. Highly recommend.
Highly highly recommend the
- delicious scallops
- yummy squid ink pasta
Do not recommend
- coconut macaron (dry and the contrast of the acid passion fruit icecream, the bitter chocolate mousse and the sweet yet dry coconut macaron was not a great experience)
One of our favorite restaurants in Philly
The uni and eggs is a winner every time
The eggplant timbale was sweet, crunchy and lucious
Not too noisy
Best meal we have had in along time!!! There were 4 of us and we all agreed. Fish outstamding and the chicken, OMG. And deserts to die for! Very very good! Sides were fabulous.
Service was very slow.
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!