Parc

4.7
9453 reviews
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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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C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant!!! We always have an enjoyable time at Parc. The cocktails and food are exceptional!! I feel like I am in Paris!!

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MF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the duck and French onion soup, my date had the mac and cheese and prime rib. All of it was so incredibly delicious, I highly recommend going there.

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M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

The food was great so I would recommend this restaurant to others. However, be prepared for a loud atmosphere and tiny tables. We went over Valentine's day weekend so I understood the restaurant would be busy but was not expecting the tables to be right on top of each other. The dinner felt rushed as well. Several hosts walked around checking the status of where people were in their meal. Although they did not say anything you could tell they wanted you gone as soon as you sat down. Those that want a romantic type dinner, I would not recommend Parc due to the tables spacing and kids.

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S
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Personally, I like the back dining room because it is quieter and you have more room between the tables. Not quite the same "bistro" type of bustling atmosphere, though, so I understand why people like sitting in the main room, in front. Excellent service. Delicious food. Had a great time and will certainly return in the future.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall amazing!!! The food was just wonderful. We already booked another reservation for my birthday brunch. The reason I gave 4 star for service is because it took longer than excepted once we sat down to put in our drink and appetizer order. Once that was done, service was excellent

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E
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Darwin was our waiter. He was fantastic and took great care of us.

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

Amazing food great ambience

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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was awesome. Food never disappoints.

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NG
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food & service. Packed us in pretty tight. Little overcrowded.

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D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very good, and the food was excellent!

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

My husband and I came for lunch the day after Valentine’s Day. The food and service were great. The best thing was that we told the waiter we planned on splitting the food and they split it for us!! I know it’s a little thing but made for a much eaisier lunch.

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PB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was special occasion and we were treated beautifuly

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Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my lady there for Valentine's dinner, love the warm welcome and how the waitress service us. The food was also great. Would recommend that place for anyone who wants to try the French cuisine...

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

I’ve dined at Parc many, many times for brunch, but this was our first dinner there. Brunch has never disappointed, but dinner was almost transcendent.
I had onion soup and beef bourguignon, my husband had beef carpaccio and hangar steak.
Food arrived so quickly that at first I thought it was going to another table...
The onion soup was the best I’ve ever had... the broth was rich, onions beautifully caramelized, the crouton was their delicious sourdough (and the crust was still crispy even in soup), cheese was plentiful and perfectly browned. In all honesty I came perilously close to licking the bowl in front of dozens of diners and staff...
The beef bourguignon. Oh the beef bourguignon. When it came out I knew it was going to change my thoughts on beef before I took my first bite. I put one carrot in my mouth and literally teared up. The carrots and mushrooms were cooked perfectly (not mushy) the beef had been braised for hours and had a beautiful black bark, but fell apart with almost no effort. The potato purée was velvety and creamy. And the sauce. It was so rich, smoky with pork belly. Mmmm.
As a Valentine’s dinner it evoked just the right responses. My husband enjoyed my appreciation of the food. :-)
He even seemed moved my his carpaccio, and he’s not the kind of guy to get worked up about food.
We shared a creme brûlée that was silky and rich, with a deliciously caramelize crust that tasted happily like a smoky roasted marshmallow.
Our server was a delight... attentive but not intrusive, we were seated earlier than our reservation on a busy night which we appreciated, and as always the atmosphere was lovely but not pretentious.
Parc is one of my favorites, a go-to that never fails to impress, and this Valentine’s Day was no exception. Recommended on all fronts.

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

Our Valentine's day dinner was exceptional at Parc. It was a usual Parc, no Valentine's day fix price! Although it was a super busy night, service and the food was wonderful. Parc never disappointed us.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter David was fantastic, Parc overall is as good as advertised!

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

My boyfriend and I went for Valentines Day and had an amazing time. The food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. I would recommend this restaurant for any occasion. I am looking forward to going back again.

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m
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines day

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

Excellent French restaurant on Rittenhouse Square. The space is extremely large and overlooks the park. The ambience reminds me of a painting by Toulouse-Lautrec, a late nineteenth-century Parisian feel. The food and wine list is outstanding and a little on the pricey side. Even the bread they serve is great. Service is always good. The big interior can be noisy, the place is crowded at the customary dining hours, and a reservation is advised. Try to get a table with a view of the square. Recommended!

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s
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

we went there for valentine's day dinner, and the special of the night was butter poached halibut. it was absolutely amazing!

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LD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service were very good, however, a noticeable deterioration from previous visits. Servers appeared somewhat distracted while the food portions were lessened.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a Valentine’s Day dinner. I made the mistake of making the reservation for 7:30 am instead of 7:30 pm. The host took less than 5 minutes to seat us anyway, even though the restaurant was completely full. Our server was friendly and attentive. The bread might have been the best I’ve ever had. Beef bourguignon and seared scallop dishes were excellent. We will be bringing friends back to Parc.

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

The lobster risotto was amazing. I have no words.....;)

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DD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come here every month in association with medical appointments. This time, I had the modules and frites... outstanding! The sauce was amazing...the best I have had! Not watery or too salty! Perfect! My 3 guests were also very happy with the hearty onion soup, and the quiche. The quiche is at least 2 inches high and light but creamy, and full of goodies inside. The crust is not soggy! Wonderful!

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Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and efficient service combined with perfectly cooked traditional French cuisine

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RH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a birthday dinner!

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the best meals of our lives, and by far the best breakfasts we ever had. It was my son’s 7th birthday and they made it so special by bringing out macaroons with a candle! They handles kids well and all our many requests! Food was superb! I can’t say enough positive things about this amazing restaurant!!

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D
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THe best mushroom soup in town. THe food is always consistent and excellent. THe service spot on without being overly charmant. Everyone loves the bread. THE place to count on when you don't know what you want but it should be good.

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

As always, the food and drinks were delicious. We were disappointed that we were seated in the very back of the restaurant when there was clearly room to be seated in the main dining area.

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V
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Solid meal. Server was indifferent. Nice brasserie ambiance. Overall positive dining experience. Frites were fabulous. All other food ok (we’re self avowed foodies).

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CW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We always enjoy dining there but the noise level is so bad that it distracts from dining with people you wish to talk to.

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RT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been there several times and the food and drinks are always very consistent and well prepared.
Since it is such a large dining room, some of the tables are less than desirable, but they are willing to reseat you if they can.
The bartenders are excellent. The bread is worth eating. There is a swanky vibe. You can bring your kids.

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F
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a great meal and top notch service. A favorite in center city.

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J
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc will be a restaurant that my family will continue to enjoy, hopefully, for years to come. Long live Parc.

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m
New York Area
276 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

For what it is, it is fine. It is huge, loud, and always crowded. Staff do seem to want to rush you to turn over tables. We went for Sunday brunch before the opera. I wouldn't go for a romantic meal or a leisurely meal out.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved Parc! Excellent food had the petite seafood tower and it was really dinner for 2 - not an appetizer!

Bread is out of this world!

Really enjoyed everything!!

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IS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I forget our waiter's name but he was awesome. The veal, as well as the escargot was superb.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing and the staff were wonderful and attentive. Food came out quickly and perfectly.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lauren is the best server there!!

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

This was the most disappointing experience I’ve had in a long time. You feel warehoused when you walk in the door. The first table they wanted to sit us at, with a reservation early on a Saturday evening was right at the front door. When asked for another location we were sandwiched into a tiny space not fit for even one person. The food was okay, and the service very good. But I will not be coming back.

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