Parc

4.7
9617 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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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Great food great service

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J
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always professional wait staff
The food is delicious
For me, it is a go to for Brunch/Lunch

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

Food exceeded expectations and great atmosphere

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s
Philadelphia
98 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch was delicious. Waitress was great. Will be returning soon.

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j
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit of Paris in Philadelphia. Breakfast lunch or dinner

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MB
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another supreme lunch experience. Never disappoints.

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P
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

This faux-French brasserie has a very pleasant decor — I thought I was in my hometown for a minute. But it also has the flaws of some of the not-so-good Parisian bistros. Service is slow and arrogant, wifi doesn’t exist, and food is overpriced.

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

Parc never disappoints! Either you are up to a relaxing delicious Sunday brunch or informal lunch and chat This is the place to go!

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M
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

This used to be one of my favorite places. I invited friends on a recent trip to Philly to join me at Parc. The mushroom tart tasted like a premade dry pastry shell with over salted mushrooms and equally salted grated cheese on top. The onion soup was good but again overly salty. The mussels were thankfully delicious and as I expected them. The trout was overdone and heavily salted. The omelette was barely edible. I sent the tart back in exchange for mushroom soup. Noone inquired why 2 of 3 meals were only partially eaten and by that time we decided it was best to simply leave and remove this restaurant from our future list of choices. Whoever was in the kitchen 3.18.19 needs remedial work. Disappointed to lose this venue.

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

I normally love Parc but service tonight was lackluster. Waiter disappeared for a while (20 min) when we wanted another drink & water refilled. None of the backup crew filled water, nor did they remove empty plates. Our entrees had been under heat lamps for quite a while judging by temp of plates & dryness of salmon. This was a dramatic departure from the service we’re accustomed to at Parc. I hope it’s an anomaly & not a sign of poor management.

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

When we make reservations at Par we always anticipate delicious food and good service in a lovely French bistro atmosphere. We are never disappointed!

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

Parc is our go to spot for casually elegant, fun and reliable dining. We have low key birthdays, classic bistro food, and can put together vegetarian meals as well. Great breads baked right here. Pricey but works when you want a little reliable elegance.

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

Anniversary

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

My favorite spot in the city to gather w friends, a first date, and solo! Always welcoming, consistent, delicious food and cocktails. The staff is top notch, professional, and friendly. Wonderful wine list too!❤️🥂

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

Always delicious. Duck was wonderful! Love this interpretation. Best simple/not-so-simple salad around. Tasted the pot de crème which was rich, dense+heavenly. Topped of dinner with a nice, aromatic amaro. A fab go-to.

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

Manu has not changed at all since I started going there in 2014. Pretty much tried everything there. Would not go there if manu doesn’t update.

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GJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED our server! SO attentive and caring. Delicious

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MA
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dinner on a Sunday with our 2 college aged sons! Something for everyone. Food was great! Service even better :) .

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Love this place!

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V
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality, ambiance and service for such a great price. A must go to

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NK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and cocktails that we had were delicious - the only thing is that the portion sizes do vary. The duck was a good sized entree, but the veal seemed a bit small. We were happy that we did appetizers - the steak tartar was out of this world! I would highly recommend Parc and cannot wait to go back.

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SM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Normally we look forward to an evening at Parc, but this time we were shocked to find they no longer have valet parking. Considering the location on Rittenhouse Square valet parking is a necessity. While my wife and guests were seated, it took me 30 minutes to find parking on St Patrick's weekend. The food was OK. My wife and guests were pleased with their food. I had the Boef Bougougnine, which was overcooked and tasted burned. In all, I would say it was a mediocre experience and a let-down from previous visits.

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ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! A bit noisy but that’s part of the ambiance dfgjkkiutffvnkiydxcv

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Parc is one of our favorite spots in the city!! It is always treat for us when we have the opportunity to go ourselves or to take our friends that are in from out of town. I have to say, the food and the atmosphere never disappoint, however, the last 2 times we have been there the service, sadly has.

The servers in both cases seemed too busy and therefore inattentive. Not that they weren't nice, they just weren't around. In fact, our waiter this past time never came back to see how everything was, until everything was done. Also, when I had asked a special request (which I have asked many previous times and has always been fulfilled) the waiters first response was "I don't think so", eventually he came around to, "I will ask", which should have been his initial response. Low and behold, my request for escargot at brunch was doable! The escargot is our all time favorite and it has always been made available to us even though not on the brunch menu..........THANK YOU for that!!!

I don't like to complain and we did have a lovely and delicious brunch and we will be back, just thought you'd care to know.

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SR
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visit Parc about three times a year and have never been disappointed. The food and service are consistently excellent amid an energetic atmosphere. This time, the service was even better than usual and we hope we get the same server next time.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Music is very, very loud. It is hard to have a conversation.

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LR
Philadelphia
109 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have not been here in years and it was good to be back. The service was great and the food was excellent. Can’t wait to come back.

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TE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place has an awesome French cuisine. You will definitely have a unique dining experience there.

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S
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic night! I just regret we had to rush to the ballet and couldn’t relax there longer. We’ll be back!

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I totally love Parc: the food is great, the ambiance is like a real French bistro. It’s noisy, and active, and they shouldn’t change a thing. Five stars!

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AD
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. A+++++ spot in downtown Philly

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D
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parc is our family's favorite restaurant in Philadelphia and during our most recent visit we celebrated my son's birthday. The staff presented a candle along with macaroons, which was a lovely thing to do. As always, we enjoyed our dining experience and look forward to our next visit.

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L
New York Area
118 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it here!!! Always perfect. Had Jeanine as our server, she was in training, and honestly one of the best servers ever!!!!

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M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everyone was so helpful and kind. It was a wonderful experience. Thank you !

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great meal and a great time!

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TP
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

I am so disappointed...presentation of food is what sells here. Definitely not the food. Ordered Eggs Benedict, regular Thomas’ English Muffin etc., nothing special. I could have stayed home and made & saved myself $15! Least that could have been done was make he bread. Prices are highly inflated, I believe due to the area, and food is nothing special.

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AC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far best restaurant in Philadelphia. A place to see and be seen! Great ambiance, service and food is always delicious.

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Noise level is high. Service is great. My burger was salty

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AH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were superb! Our waiter made great recommendations and the ambiance was great.

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b
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Met a friend for a late lunch. She had the quiche and said it was delicious. The portion was huge and came with some mixed greens. I had the Mushroom soup and several pieces of the outstanding baguette with butter. I finished off the meal with the fruit nut bread from the complimentary basket on the table. The place was bustling both inside and out.

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