Rats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture

4.7
4501 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French
PLEASE NOTE: During the COVID - 19 crisis Rat will only accept CREDIT CARDS for payment. Rat’s Restaurant is the perfect dining destination. Named for the fabled entertaining character in Kenneth Graham’s children’s classic, The Wind in the Willows, Rat’s Restaurant is designed to give visitors the sense they have stepped into a village reminiscent of the impressionist painter Claude Monet’s beloved town of Giverny. From the moment you arrive you’ll see why this extraordinarily charming venue is a favorite for fine dining, celebrations and corporate events. Rustic fireplaces, country French cuisine, seasonal hand-crafted cocktails and an eclectic beer and wine list are just the beginning. Regarded as one of the most romantic restaurants in our region, Rat’s was named Philadelphia Magazine’s “Most Romantic Restaurant". Rats Restaurant and catering is proudly managed by Constellation Culinary.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2020

We are offering a pre-fix ala carte dinner. More details to come soon!!

What 4501 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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vipNjpirate
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good, though a bit pricey. The staff was very accommodating for my daughter's dietary needs. portions could be bigger but all of the food was perfectly prepared. Ambience was great in the restaurant and the grounds around it.

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Shan
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate off of the lunch menu was delicious and filling. Everyone in my party loved the experience.

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BalvinderA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food is always fabulous at Rats - totally understand that they are doing an outstanding job in terms of staying safe.
Just wish there was a communication about how cold is is inside as all the doors & windows are open.

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Judy
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rats is wonderful even with the restrictions of Covid. I have eaten there twice recently and it is a treat. This week I had the soup special, cream of mushroom. I highly recommend it. We had 2 different sandwiches--turkey crossant and chicken salad. Lovely!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great

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Norah
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Amazing setting! But the food is just fine - not great. Ok, but it misses the mark for being anything special. And, service was only so-so. Sort of hard to justify the price then, except the setting is so spectacular!

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SaraB
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Socially distanced tables. I perfect setting. Ample portions. Nice waiter. All good ( escargot a tad bland - took home and doctored w garlic & parsley - just saying )

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vipRochelleG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and excellent service. They have a large beautiful patio with tables well spaced.

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Thanksgiving
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It was a wonderful socially distanced thanksgiving place. The grounds for Sculpture was a beautiful backdrop. Service was a little awkward but I think the waiters were new.

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vipdfiore
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Thanksgiving dinner in the restaurant and it was outstanding. Impeccable service, great drink menu and an incredible meal.

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vipTigerJCS
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Since we couldn't join our families for Thanksgiving during Covid, we went to Rats for their four-course Thanksgiving prix fixe menu, and thought it was lovely. Each dish was well prepared, from a butternut squash soup to caesar salad to a pasta with wild mushrooms to turkey with all the fixings. I would absolutely recommend Rats for a special occasion.

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YALES
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Entire Meal was simply Perfect!
The Preparation and the Meal was Wonderful
My Compliments to the Chef.
The Service was simply Outstanding!
My compliments to the Staff at Rats.

Rats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you Yale for the lovely review!!

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vipShellyB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always !

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BrookS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful place! Service and food were both very good despite the fact that it was Thanksgiving.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Birthday ... room was cold and very bland no pictures

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michaelh
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food in an excellent environment , highly recommend

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WarrenS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was the first time I went there. I took my girlfriend and we were thoroughly impressed. We enjoyed also looking outside and seeing the statues.

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Jeanlu
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

A little too cold inside bar area which cuts down on ambience, heaters needed
Always enjoy going and at these difficult times you’re doing your best.

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MariaW
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place for lunch - nice atmosphere - great french onion soup and hot apple cider!

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Megan
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely experience - was sat in a corner on a beautiful couch. Server was lovely. Food was fast and delicious - had the branzino and mother had french onion soup and side salad. Yummy bread served before and the restaruant is soooo unique! Outside seating looked like it had heaters and it was nice to see the sculpture and coy pond

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KarenS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Could use a few more heat lamps. Was just bit cold.
Otherwise was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance was unrivaled sitting outside under moonlit night beside a lit and reflective pond view. Service was excellent

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BeeG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and rustic atmosphere. Absolutely wonderful.

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Lapa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, great service, unique atmosphere..
Gourmet food and reasonably priced.
Romantic upscale elegant

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suez
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surrounding and outdoor dining available. Food was expensive but delicious.

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DanC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue. The koi pond is beautiful and food, ambiance and service were exceptional

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vipJmaybe
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant, beautiful, wonderful food.

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JohnG
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful Ambiance!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed having dinner at Rats following a 4+ hour walking tour at GFS. A few drinks were just what we needed following the long walking day. The menu and overall service was great! The food was prepared in adequate sized portions to allow a good meal and then enough remained for some to take home for later. We have been to Rats previously and this was even better than the last time. We hope to be back again in the not too distant future.

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vipDaisy
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Rat's before and I'm glad it is still very enjoyable. We were celebrating two birthdays and we went for lunch. We ordered the cheese and charcuterie plate. We were a party of four and it was just right as a starter. Steak Frites, burger and turkey croissant all very good and plentiful. No room for dessert. We did have a full bottle of Prosecco so the tab was rich but that was our choice. Service was good and friendly staff made it a fine celebration.

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JamesF
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, scenery and building are beautiful, service was excellent. Covid precautions seemed good and outside area was comfortable with heaters.

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sn3874
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place, wonderful ambience and the food choices were both creatively inspired and just as importantly, quite delicious! Very friendly and attentive staff and the layout of the restaurant is absolutely lovely

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vipShellyB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and meal at Rats! We love it!

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MaryPatG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely setting, and the food was amazing as always. Even though it was cold, we had bundled up in layers and did not feel the cold at all.

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MicheleB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rat’s is not only beautiful, the food is delicious, there is an excellent selection of wines and the front end and wait staff are professional and knowledgeable.

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VikE
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, amazing stuff, delicious food! I’ve been longing to have a dinner this good!

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travellerm
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful birthday meal for my sweet husband! I was worried it was going to be too crowded and not covid safe, but it was perfect. They took every precaution and we felt really comfortable, they spread out the diners throughout the restaurant and we were far enough away. The food was superb as usual. We have been hesitant to go out but this was a big day and it was nice to feel spoiled with a meal out

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JessicaT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had the lunch special for restaurant week! Food was delicious!

Rats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture
Responded on November 19, 2020

Thank you for dining with us!!

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Rats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture is rated 4.7 stars by 4501 OpenTable diners.

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