Lacroix

4.8
2420 reviews
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Stimulate your mind and palate as you taste creative new flavors and savor the familiar. Our Kitchen reinvents fine dining as they blend ingredients from around the globe in unique preparations to create Progressive International Cuisine at Lacroix, overlooking historic Rittenhouse Square. Lacroix is a luxurious dining destination hailed by food critic Craig LaBan for offering "Philly's most sophisticated contemporary cooking." Also top rated by Zagat-“For a taste of what the Gods on Olympus eat.”, Bon Appetit, Forbes 4 Star and AAA 5 Diamond along with a Superior "4-Bell" rating from Craig LaBan and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for an exquisite holiday Brunch that includes superb offerings such as a fresh raw bar, carving station, seasonal composed dishes and an entire room dedicated to decadent dessert options! Our all day brunch is priced at $105 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations are Required

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic upscale brunch. Worth every cent. Definitely try the Dijon Lamb Leg, the Carrot, Sea Urchin, and Spring Pea Tarts, Foie Gras S’mores, and the Oysters!!!

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K
Austria
88 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Andre was our server and he was new (2 days on the job), but he was great and tried very hard as he was learning. Micheal was his “back up” and they worked great as a team to make certain that we had a wonderful lunch and answered all of our menu questions. The corn soup was delicious! I had the avocado salad, but my only problem was that I tasted “onion” and it was not noted on the menu...it was chives. That is a chef/menu problem for not noting that chives are on top as I do think a lot of people have a strong aversion or allergy to the onion taste. Other than that, the service and food was wonderful, not to mention a great view overlooking Rittenhouse Park.

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PF
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent service. Noise level was perfect. Thoroughly enjoyed our meals!

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R
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a selection of delicious bites for brunch! Always wish I could eat more!

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AF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, slow service. It's funny that there is a '5 minute grace period' for reservations but I didn't see the first plate until 45 mins in. But - everything was delicious.

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b
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Sunday dinner at LaCroix was a flawless experience - both the meal and service.

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TK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent!! We especially enjoyed the tour of all of the different stations. We are definitely planning to return.

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect atmosphere for a small business lunch. Although most of the tables were full, the noise level remained quiet. It was easy to have a conversation. The servers were attentive and the food was delicious.

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S
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The private dining area was an unexpected pleasure. Professional staff was excellent and very attentive. Our entire group was overly impressed with the entire experience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday buffet is worth the experience!

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KM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space. They did a pescatarian prix fix menu for me which was delicious. Halibut, John Dory, scallops all delicious. Date had the rabbit and beef from the regular prix fix and could only compare it to Gary Danko in San Francisco. Top of the line.

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SS
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, healthy food. Great service. Quiet, nice space.

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a
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

we've been a ton of times for brunch for special occasions. I don't know what else to say but our server came off as a snob who made some type of judgement call about us. we walked in he automatically passed us up to another server to "tour" us around, didn't give us water or offer us drinks and didn't come check in on us for the entire meal. I'm sure he was busy with others and we are pretty low maintenance. At over $300 for brunch for two adults and a young child, a little kindness goes a long way.

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G
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, excellent cuisine, elegant setting.

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OA
Atlantic City
170 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and drinks were stellar.

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing experience. I am already looking forward to my next visit. Thank you!

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G
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exciting flavors every time, paired exceptionally well with great wines. Love the food and appreciate wonderful service. Worth a drive from outside the city. At the top of a very short list for us in. Philly.

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PN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch food and service were phenomenal!!

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my wife's birthday- we both agree it was one of the best meals we've ever had. Incredible food (we had the tasting menu), beautiful space, and a knowledgeable, attentive, and kind (and not overbearing) staff made for a wonderful night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Location is great. Decor was refined. Went for lunch and overall food was not good especially for the money. Bloody mary was really bad, took 2 sips. Burger was ok, french onion soup bland and disappointing. Wouldnt come back tbh

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M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal at Lacroix. We were pampered from start to finish with wonderful, unusual food, and attentive and gracious service. A place for a very special treat. Superb

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AD
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

great service . wine list extensive but overpriced

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J
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Tables overlooking Rittenhouse Square. The food changes monthly with the seasons and there is always a theme. We particularly like this month's herb menu. The portions are very small but by the end of the meal, you are stuffed. My wife and I ordered a wine pairing for one and shared it. It was more than enough for the two of us. Not an everyday restaurant, this is the best special occasion restaurant in Philly.

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LD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Very expensive and small portions. Wine list also very expensive. Outstanding pastries and dessert - perhaps the best in the city. Wonderful setting and service. A good place for a special occasion, although perhaps not the best value.

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SS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply fabulous in all respects

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d
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. The most underrated restaurant in Philadelphia. Probably the best restaurant in the city.

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Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place was fabulous - best meal I had during my whole visit to Philly. Yes, it’s a little pricey, but you get what you pay for, so it was amazing...

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CS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

Knowing what we were in for, I had high expectations and was disappointingly let down. Appetizer and first course were extraordinary, but the Angus burger, ordered medium came out like a hockey puck. Waiter did offer a replacement, and then took it off the bill, but this kind of basic fundamental was very disappointing for the price.

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K
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Phil and We love the lacroix brunch. Came for an early Mother’s Day brunch and as usual it was fantastic. The hors douvres were excellent, especially the foie gras. Oysters are one of my wife’s favorites. The beef broth with quail was awesome too and so was the beef brisket. Service was attentive as usual. Will definitely be back.

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LI
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful restaurant! Beautiful views of Rittenhouse square, quiet dining, elegant food and service. Perfect for date night. The tasting menu portions are not large, but there's lagniappe and at the end of the evening, you're perfectly satisfied. Very substantial, but rather pricey, wine list.

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JD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a meal! We had the wine-paired multi-course meal which was beautifully prepared, presented and described, and tasted out of this world! It was a special occassion so we also had the caviar snack plate to start. Although the bill was 800 wuth 25% tip (which was well deserved because of the staff), it was one of the best meals my wife and i have ever experienced! I can't wait until the next meal at Lacroix!

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c
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience dinning at Lacroix. The staff go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and well taken care of. Highly recommend !

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m
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Lacroix because my boyfriend loves French food, which is definitely not my cuisine of choice. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I fully enjoyed every single course. Service is impeccable and food is exciting without being pretentious or overly new age. Everything, even down to the bread and butter, is delicious. We did the tasting menu, which seems to be the best way to experience the restaurant. We also sprung for a caviar appetizer - which was amazing. Drinks are also fantastic. At first I was hesitant to pay $16 for a cocktail outside of Franklin Mortgage, but the gamble definitely paid off. If you are looking for a high end, special occasion restaurant - this is the place to go. The experience is definitely expensive; however, for special occasions I would say it is worth the price tag.

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B
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always go here for special occasions, b-days , etc. It can't be better for those events. If you are a return customer, even only 1 or 2 times a year, they treat you as a frequent, favored patron. Although the menu is fixed by the chef, requests for changes can be made without a problem. The food is excellent and served with short intermissions between courses that make you look forward to each one until the end. The cost is quite high but well worth it. The only negative for the evening was with the music at the downstairs lounge. It used to be an enjoyable conclusion to the evening, but the quality has decreased for the last two years. (It was two guitar players that mentally and aesthetically transported you to a local yokel bar in the middle of nowhere. I'm sure that they are employed by the hotel and have nothing to do with the restaurant.

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EW
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had Sunday brunch here, and it was fantastic. We were lucky to get a table in the back corner; I would not want to be in the middle as people are constantly walking back and forth to access the buffet. There were several stations, including a large one in the middle of the kitchen. Our waiter gave us a tour and got us drinks. Everything was delicious, and there was a few new and interesting things I had never tried before! They also had the old standbys of eggs and sausages as well. If it’s nice out, Rittenhouse Park is right out the front door for a nice post-feast walk.

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MG
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was well-prepared and interesting, but for the price we paid, we would expect better wines for the pairing and improved timing of the course/wine service. We could have gotten a Michelin-starred meal in NYC for the price we paid at Lacroix!

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JS
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine food and service in a beautiful setting

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f
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 5

There was only one other table of diners at lunchtime when we went, yet It took 15 minutes for them to bring a wine list, then another 20 minutes to get the bottle of wine we ordered, which when poured had unidentifiable particles in it. It took three employees to deal with the problem and they insisted the wine was fine and refused to get another bottle for us. They said they’d reduce the price a little to compensate for the first glasses that had been poured that we didn’t drink. When we said we wanted a full bottle of wine to enjoy with our lunch they said we could order the house wine by the glass—what the hell? One hour later, we finally had a glass of wine in front of us that they’d strained through a filter. How dignified...so much for an enjoyable lunch. No wonder the place was empty!

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GC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding

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AS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience. Lasted 3 hrs so it was a great date! Chef was amazing! Will return for the lounge menu!

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