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Vernick Food & Drink

4.8
1492 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Fit for Foodies
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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 1492 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I had a wonderful time, I'll recommend, and come again.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I dine at Vernick quite often. From the time you enter the door you know something special is about to happen. The service, food and drinks are amazing. I highly recommend Vernick for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great night. The food was amazing. So happy we were finally able to snag a reservation!

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

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!!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Best meal I’ve had in a long time. Not much compares to this place. I put this in my top 3 in the city and can’t wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food good service good ambiance loud.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Awesome place. Food is truly exceptional and very attentive service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We really enjoyed our visit. Vernick was everything we expected and more. Well earned reputation for superb food, prepared well.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great as always. Really a gem in Philly.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent in all ways!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

as always, we love eating at vernick. the food is exceptional as well as the creativity.

will always go back......................barbara and stephen goldstein

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

everything was absolutely perfect. nothing more to say! I already made another reservation.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Nice atmosphere very good food

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Phenomenal, creative food. Excellent cocktails. Great service. We were not rushed. The portions are on the large side, especially the small plates on toast.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Chefs counter was awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Perfect everything. Sara took great care of us. We will be back ASAP.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The food was special, but the service was even better. Expensive, but worth it.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

We had a lovely meal here. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Best dinner in the city. Fantastic on all fronts.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Excellent service. Fabulous dinner! Highly recommend it

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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!!

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

The space is small but very special. The food is truly outstanding, and the service is way above average. I will be back

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2.0Dined on March 1, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The best dining experience we ever had. Everything was superb.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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