Parc

4.7
10294 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Stephen Starr's stylish addition to Rittenhouse Square pays tribute to French cafe culture, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, ideal for a quick bite or a leisurely meal. Parc recalls the chic brasseries of Paris, serving classic French fare in a charming space. Red leather banquettes topped with frosted glass provide a sense of intimacy. Details such as well-worn wooden chairs, vintage framed paintings and photos and antique brass fixtures transport guests across the Atlantic. French doors spill onto a sidewalk terrace covered by a dark red awning perfect for dining "en plein air." Reservations are not accepted for outdoor tables.

**A note from the restaurant**
Outside seating is on a first come, first serve basis.
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Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice but too loud.

RS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc is always fabulous … only regret it was too hot to be seated outside on 18th Street, which is a treat in itself!

F
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I always enjoy Parc. Our waiter was perfectly attentive for most of the meal. When asked my choice of water he accommodated my request for ice with my tap water. Then, another waitress came by to make sure I didn’t want bottled water. Really? Guessing they are trained to do so as McDonald’s trains their people to ask, “ would like fries with that”. I even shared this with the lovely young lady.

I ordered one of my lunch go-to’s of the shrimp salad

S
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We has a wonderful lunch. My friend's mother received a salad that was not made properly. The waitress and manager were unbelievably kind and apologetic and brought over different salad very quickly. They also sent over a complimentary dessert at the end of the meal. So nice, and not necessary. We thought the food and service were outstanding.

EH
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to come to dine. The staff is well trained, the place is very much like a larger French Bistor, true to its French soul, the food is very good, typicla French Bistro menue and for the price it is a good place to dine. I am rarely disappointed.

CG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed a lovely and leisurely lunch but entirely too noisy !

JB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food- love the bread!!

AA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Like always, the best place to have breakfast in Philadelphia

KH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. Escargot and orange duck, delish! Dessert was tasty as well. Service was awesome. Didn't have to wait for the waiter, he was always available.

MW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good. The waitstaff was friendly and knowledgeable, and as efficient as they could be given the very full house. The prices were reasonable. The location absolutely can't be beat. My only problem was with the noise level; we had to shout to converse, even just across the table.

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best!! Our server was phenomenal. Sunday brunch was busy but we didn’t feel like they were rushing us out. Always delicious!

OT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daniel was an awesome server very attentive. Great way for my cousin to end her trip in Philly.

B
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true experience! The service, decor, menu and food were amazing!

M
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, service, ambience.

CC
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional as always.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice lighting, good food

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food
Very loud

AM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner at Parc. Originally we were going to eat inside, but it seemed a little too noisy in there for pleasant conversation, so we chose to eat outside instead. Although the temperature outside was a bit toasty, once we sat down, it wasn't bad at all, and we enjoyed having a view of the park just across the street. The food was delicious and cooked perfectly. The wait staff was very attentive and made sure our water glasses were always full. We will definitely go again sometime!

JP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Having spent a lot of time in France, I'm cautious about French restaurants in the US. Overall, I'd rate Parc as solid French cuisine in the US, on par with an average (but not exceptional) French brasserie. Kudos on their seafood, it was nice to see whelk even though I prefer the smaller varieties. IMO wine selection was small and expensive. Noise level was higher than my expectation even for a brasserie which I expect to be energetic. Bill for four, with tip, dessert, seafood plate for three, and a $100 bottle of wine was about $550. Dinner was a comfortable two hours after we encouraged staff to stop rushing at the beginning of the service. I would go again if invited, but if booking I would search for other options.

JA
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc is always perfect! Never disappoints, from the ambiance, service, food, drinks et al.

JB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere. The pastries were outstanding and the menu had great options with tons of variety. Staff was courteous, attentive, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend it!

CS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I had an amazing meal. I had the bouillabaisse, and it was delicious. I also had two pamplemousse drinks that were equally good.

My friends all enjoyed their meals very much, too. One had the bouillabaisse like me and the other had the trout.

Sergio was our waiter. He was very friendly and helpful with the menu. He helped us decide on getting the tomato tart as an appetizer. It was the perfect recommendation.

We will definitely come again!

MD
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & service as always. Since we moved to VA we don’t get to Parc very often, but we are looking forward to returning soon!

BW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved Parc! Felt like we were in Paris and the food was outstanding. Highly recommend!

m
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual everything was great! The bread basket was great! The restaurant was very busy and quite noisy, but did not distract from a great meal. The French onion soup was delicious. The warm shrimp salad was wonderful and so was the ham/cheese on a baguette. The waitress kept refilling our iced teas and water, perfect amount of checking up. Will be back again

BB
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Bread basket, lunch selections and dessert. Service was outstanding as always. Great day to sit outside and people watch while having lunch.

F
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Consistently good bistro food, delicious bread, prompt and friendly service. Only drawback was aggressive panhandlers who approached our outside table twice. They are out in force and diners are a target.

SD
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sitting outside at Parc is always great for people watching. I met a friend in town for breakfast and was really rely and they were nice enough to seat me and let my enjoy coffee as I waited. My omelette was pretty big and the prices are reasonable for a fancier weekday breakfast or weekend brunch. Also, totally worth it just for the bread bowl.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good !

v
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the bar and the restaurant. Service was great-- attentive but not rushed. Decor tries very well for the French bistro look (and I have been to Paris). Only negative is the sound level-- popular means loud and have to raise voice to be heard.

TI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant is good but could definitely use just a few (even one) vegetarian friendly options. My tomato salad that for some reason was highly recommended by our waiter was only 5 slices of a tomato spread out on a plate for $14. The person I was dining with had a salad $18+ and that one in my opinion was worth the price. Overall outside seating and the inclusion of the basket of bread actually did make me want to return. Just hoping for some more non-meat choices. Philly is full of non-meat eaters.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic French bistro with a wrap around outdoor seating that overlooks the park. Great service , great atmosphere

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Bread was not available until closer to 10am

F
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Love The Parc and look forward to our next visit (all the way for SC), but dinner was not as good as previous evening dining experience. Just generally not as good -

SP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sergio, our waiter was excellent.
The hostess acknowledged my friends birthday upon entering....it was so nice. They gave her a plate of beautiful macaroons with a greeting at end.
Super lovley afternoon. Food was exquisite! Service was perfect.

KM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends for lunch. Had to delay ordering as one had trouble parking. Waiter David exceptionally nice and pleasant and returned several times while we were waiting. I had salad nicoise and he specifically asked about the anchovies which I appreciated. It is a little noisy inside but it was raining outside.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing wait staff and equally amazing food!

OT
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Parc for a birthday celebration. Was a special night.

DS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc is my wife and my favorite date night go-to. Date night is especially important to us after having four daughters (who are now almost all out of the house) and little time to spare. The food reminds us of what we loved in, and we miss about, Paris. Always exceptional food and drink and the service matches. Ambiance is alive and welcoming.

This time out we took took friends who were in from Chicago to celebrate their retirement. We picked Parc (of course because it is our favorite) and it did not let us down.

We love you Parc!

S
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice staff and incredible food. Great experience.

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