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Vernick Food & Drink

4.8
1432 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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What 1432 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

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.

Mahalo

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MeghanSutt 
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

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!

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Sophia (Atlantic City)
4.0
Dined on January 3, 2018

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.

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vipKRAM (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Birthday. Chef and manager were great!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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vipJanD (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

Exceptional food and some of the best high end yet not pretentious service around. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and look forward to returning.

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vipkatiej (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on December 26, 2017

All the food was amazing, and the service was attentive without being overbearing. Strongly recommend the romaine, the venison, and all the toast.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
20th
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(267) 639-6644
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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
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Executive chef
Gregory Vernick
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine