Wonderful meal; outstanding service; delicious food. Easy to see why Vernick has been named Philly's best restaurant!
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.
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.
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.
Amazing food and cocktails, very efficient service.
Deserves accolades as one of the top 5 in Philly. Will never hesitate to return.
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.
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.
Always a hit
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.
Everything was incredible ! Both food and service. So happy to have scored a table for my fiancées birthday!
Simply delicious, eloquently prepared plates served by seasoned professionals. The smoked trout appetizer is way beyond expectations. A very, very special place
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
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.
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!
seems to be resting on their laurels. Used to be superb
Oh thank you so much to my friend Chris (server) and Lateyfah (bartender) for introducing this place to me😊😊 it’s a tradition for my boyfriend and I to celebrate our anniversary here every year ❤️❤️ food is amazing and service with a smile. Everyone is very professional and welcoming.
Vernick is incredible - the kind of place where you enjoy every single bite, not matter what you order. We wanted everything on the menu! Go to Vernick, you won't regret it!
I have been to Vernick several times, with my past visits being exceptional! This past visit the toast and small plates were also excellent. The wait time between the courses seemed very long. The wait staff was excellent and knew the menu perfectly. Unfortunately the dessert was horrible, apple cake with sweet crunchy things that tasted like Captain Crunch. It was too sweet and unimpressive.
We chose to dine at Vernick Food & Drink based on the buzz and ratings we had found. Located in a townhouse, with a lively bar downstairs and the bulk of the tables upstairs; we were seated right away. Our waiter was a little condescending at first, but once we talked through the menu, which is predominately plates to share, the attitude disappeared. We had some brut rose from Veneto with some oysters to start; there was also an amuse bouche of white cheddar gougere and turnip soup, which were fabulous. After spending a lot of time reviewing the menu, we settled on char-grilled beats, fire roasted greens with crispy egg and casear, potato pave and half an organic Amish chicken, which was absolutely fabulous. The waiter recommended we have the half chicken instead of the whole, which was good advice, since we were full when we finished it. We still made room for dessert: two petit brownies with dulce de leche ice cream and milk chocolate mousse. From the wine list, we selected the 2015 Chablis Premier Cru Vaucoupin. All in all, it was the best food we had in Philadelphia.
My husband (a chef) and I are very picky. We loved our meal at Vernick. A must try for anyone looking for amazing food in Philly.
Birthday. Chef and manager were great!
This was our second time dining at Vernicks. Everything about this restaurant is perfect, the food, the ambiance and service. No wonder you have to book this place so far in advance.
The food was very good; a lot of attention to detail in every respect with the meal, sauces, presentation, were all spot on, although we thought the menu was somewhat limited. Pumpkin with brown butter sauce was was simple but tasty. Halibut was outstanding. Apple cake was good. However, we felt the noise level was way too high and we were crammed between two other tables. It was the holidays, so that could account for both issues. Our waiter gave us a great wine recommendation, but seemed somewhat annoyed when asked to explain preparation of a few dishes, which led us to feel there was a sense of elitism--that we were lucky to be there versus they were happy to have us. Again, maybe crowded holiday season contributed to our issues with atmosphere.
I was actually looking forward to the reservation and have been wanting to go there for the past two years. It did not live up to the hype and we were actually all disappointed in terms of the service being very slow and to top it all off it should not take 15 minutes to get water on the table.
Exceptional food and some of the best high end yet not pretentious service around. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and look forward to returning.
All the food was amazing, and the service was attentive without being overbearing. Strongly recommend the romaine, the venison, and all the toast.
SUPER! The food was simply amazing, there were at least three now favorite small plates served. Our waiter was just right also— friendly, professional, but gave us space. Can’t wait to go back.
The roast chicken is the best chicken I've ever had. Waiter was informed and helpful. Other waitstaff was very attentive, but not intrusive. Nice portion size, not too big (which I find to be a turn off).
Right now my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia: food and service were superior. The back room by the kitchen is very comfortable and quiet and really nice for people who have trouble with stairs.