Great night. The food was amazing. So happy we were finally able to snag a reservation!
One of the best meals I have had in a long time. Each dish that came out was better than the last! Perfect birthday celebration!
Was hands down the best food I have ever had, I have been all over the world eating at some of the best restaurants known to man, and what is different about this place is I was full, some other fine dining places you leave and your hungry, so hats off to the owner/chef. I will definitely come back
Great experience at Vernicks! Our server, Kimberly, was terrific! Very knowledgeable and professional! Food was a 10! Enjoyed multi small plates, all which were delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant for foodies!!
Food good service good ambiance loud.
Awesome place. Food is truly exceptional and very attentive service.
We really enjoyed our visit. Vernick was everything we expected and more. Well earned reputation for superb food, prepared well.
Great as always. Really a gem in Philly.
Excellent in all ways!
as always, we love eating at vernick. the food is exceptional as well as the creativity.
will always go back......................barbara and stephen goldstein
everything was absolutely perfect. nothing more to say! I already made another reservation.
The service was outstanding. Our waitress was able to describe every wine, all wines are poured for a taste before a glass and she did a fantastic job describing the dishes. Descriptions are super important because so many things are exotic. The portion sizes were fun to share. The atmosphere is beautiful and the noise level is low so it was easy to catch up with my friend. The view our the window including the window boxes full of flowers was beautiful. I love Vernick!
Nice atmosphere very good food
Phenomenal, creative food. Excellent cocktails. Great service. We were not rushed. The portions are on the large side, especially the small plates on toast.
Chefs counter was awesome.
2nd time here. Ate at hungry pigeon and not impressed. Came to vernick afterward. Foi grois is to die for and Arctic char is amazing. Main entree's are overrated but the toast dishes and raw dishes are superb
Perfect everything. Sara took great care of us. We will be back ASAP.
The food was special, but the service was even better. Expensive, but worth it.
While the food was outstanding in every way, our server was impolite and acted bothered to wait on us. When we asked for recommendations on vegetables to order, he told us “everything is good - obviously.” It made us feel embarrassed that we asked the question. Restaurant staff should not act aloof and above their clients. He also never bothered to ask how our food was. For a James Beard-winning restaurant, this is unacceptable. The young woman who delivered our meal also made a negative comment when I misunderstood the ingredients she described in the accompanying sauce. When did this fine restaurant go off the rails? Shameful.
Wonderful, carefully crafted cocktails and superb service. The dishes were flavorful and quite unique. I’ll definitely be back the next time I’m in Philly.
This place is amazing. Been here twice and it was awesome both times. Love the toast appetizers and the sea bass entree is excellent. Just ate there two days ago and already want to go back. Not cheap but not outrageous either. Considering it’s one of the better restaurants in the city, prIces are reasonable. Would highly recommend.
We had a lovely meal here. We will definitely return.
Best dinner in the city. Fantastic on all fronts.
Excellent service. Fabulous dinner! Highly recommend it
Loved this restaurant the food and majority of the staff was great. We had a pretty uninterested waitress that probably will keep us from coming back too frequently but we did have a great meal.
This was just an overall great night. Other than the draft we felt sitting next to the window the food and service was wonderful. It was an extremely windy night so we understood the reason for the draft.
Best dinner we've had in Philadelphia. Stayed in Philly for 3 nights and was only able to get reservations here the last night at 9:15 pm. I called a couple hours earlier than our reservation time and they were able to find a table that had come available early and said to come on in. From there everything met and/or exceeded our expectations. We have paid much more at other restaurants for inferior food, service and ambiance.
This has to be the best dining out experience I’ve ever had. The food was so well crafted with so many different flavors, it was amazing to get each plate we ordered because it was something completely new. I have celiac and out waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful in determining what menus items I could have, and separating the gluten free items away from the gluten items on shared plates so I could enjoy them. Will return again!!
This is our favorite Philly restaurant. The food is inventive and delicious. The service is friendly, well-paced and professional. Overall, it is a wonderful dining experience.
The space is small but very special. The food is truly outstanding, and the service is way above average. I will be back
This restaurant was unfortunately disappointing.
My biggest issue here was due to an allergy constraint. I'm celiac, which is not that hard to accommodate unless you put soy sauce in every dish on the menu. And soy sauce is such an EASY ingredient to switch to tamari sauce (which is actually made of soy and tastes exactly the same) to be inclusive and not make it an issue.
They did say with a few days notice they could have been more accommodating but it's ridiculous to have to call two days in advance to have more than two options on the menu.
It was also very loud in the dining area and difficult to talk to each other. The service was impeccable though, Ray did a great job and was attentive and as helpful as possible despite the fact that the chef's choices limited my ability to appreciate the menu.
Incredible food with perfect pairings of flavor. Our server was not having a good night but the food made it worth coming back again! We spoke with the manager who handled the situation with professionalism and courtesy.
The best dining experience we ever had. Everything was superb.
Vernick is arguably the best restaurant in Philadelphia. Four of us shared every dish and we all agreed that every dish was spectacular. So were the cocktails, wine and service. It’s already next to impossible to get a reservation here but it’s well worth the effort to try.
I had spicy peanut broccoli and grilled Romain. The pumpkin amuse was splendid. My husband had crab on toast and the lobster salad which was the special. Earl Grey panacota was lovely.
I absolutely loved everything about dinner here. The food was delicious, but I was completely astounded by the service. Never have I ever experienced a staff so in sync with each other, so aware of the tables’ needs, and so willing to help one another out. I was blown away. Will be returning soon.
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.