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.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday thru Friday: 7:30am - 11:00am Lunch: Monday thru Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm L'Apres Midi: Every day: 3:00pm - 5:00pm Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday and Monday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Corner of 18th and Locust Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
With delectable cuisine and stellar service, Stephen STARR Events brings the experiences of the wildly successful STARR Restaurants to the world of catering. “Re-inventing” the traditional event, Stephen STARR Events prepares unique chef-driven creations as well as signature selections from the restaurants with menus tailored to each client. For more information on full-service catering for small and large private, social and corporate functions, as well as, quick-service options, please contact Stephen STARR Events at (215) 923-2675.
Valet parking is available. $24/car & $30/SUV’S starting at 3:00PM in front of the restaurant. Public lots are available on South Rittenhouse Square & Chancellor Street. Street parking is also available.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Parc Ratings and Reviews
Very extensive menu with excellent food served in large portions A bit noisy but tolerable. Overall a wonderful evening
Food and service was excellent.
Food and service was excellent.
Excellent food - My husband said the pri ...
Excellent food - My husband said the prime rib was the best he's ever had. I loved the Mediterranean Sea Bass with olive tapenade and great beans. Lovely service - very attentive. Little pricey, but worth it. Loud bistro style - felt like Paris in the forties.
The Warm Shrimp Salad with Avocado was d ...
The Warm Shrimp Salad with Avocado was delicious. And the Trout Amandine
Took our granddaughter for her birthday ...
Took our granddaughter for her birthday and she loved it! Husband and I had the trout which was delicious and our granddaughter had the mussels which she totally enjoyed. With the apple tart for dessert it was a perfect birthday celebration! Love going to Parc; great vibe!!
Great food and beautiful location on the ...
Great food and beautiful location on the square! Pretty loud for conversation, but fun none the less!
We really enjoyed our dinner at Parc. Th ...
We really enjoyed our dinner at Parc. The interior design and all of the fixtures imported from France provide a very authentic feeling, and the food was excellent, especially the charcuterie. A friend recommended Parc to me, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to a friend.
I'll start with our waiter was wonderful ...
I'll start with our waiter was wonderful, and we tipped HIM heavily, to spare confusion. We were in heaven over this place. Reminded us of a favorite in SoHo NYC right down to the font on the menu. The tiled ceiling was all that was missing. In one sentence the entire evening was ruined. We had Martini's, Oysters 1/2shell, salad, maincourse, bottle of $100 wine, had not yet ordered dessert as they had just cleared our dinner plates - AND WE WERE ASKED TO SWITCH TABLES. We refused. Manager or ? came over apologized, gave a monetary credit to our meal, but the damage was done. The meal had been progressing in normal time frame, not like we had camped there for the entire night. We had already rung up over $400 for 2, and would have finished dessert within 30 minutes.
Food was good as usual. Table was squis ...
Food was good as usual. Table was squished in a corner between 2 other tables. Service was a bit lacking.
Exceptionally busy for a Tuesday night, ...
Exceptionally busy for a Tuesday night, and after dinner, I understood why. Excellent food. Service was uninspired, but I don't go out for service. Cool atmosphere right off what's soon to be an even prettier park.
Next best thing to a quick trip to Paris ...
Next best thing to a quick trip to Paris. Very authentic. The food, service, wine and ambiance are all standout. Add a view of the park...if haven't had the pleasure...treat yourself.
As always, the food was good. They have ...
As always, the food was good. They have a good regular menu with added daily specials, what you would expect from a French bistro. I recommend making reservations for dinner as they are VERY busy. Rittenhouse Square location will guarantee lots of tourists. Third time at this restaurant - so far so good.
We had the Salade Lyonnaise and the Stea ...
We had the Salade Lyonnaise and the Steak Frites. The bread was tres' fantastic. Our wine was great and a great value for a french chardonnay. But, the salad was just ok, and same for the steak. Just not remarkable. The frites were good. The meal wasn't bad, but we have had much, much better many times. Maybe it was our expectations. Maybe the chef was off his game that night just a bit. On the good side, we had great service, we got to sit outside in the french way and from what we could see the interior was very nice (and typically loud).
Came here for a date night and it was de ...
Came here for a date night and it was delicious! Shared the 3 cheese plate and ordered myself the half chicken. Both were absolutely delicious. The mashed potatoes that come alongside the chicken are to die for and the skin was perfectly crisp on the chicken. Waitress was very accommodating after telling her about my nut allergy. Service was sometimes a little slow, but it was incredibly busy. Best time to come would be lunch on a sunny day and to be seated outside. So nice to look out at Rittenhouse Square and people watch! Would come here every day if I could!
I have been to Parc a number of times. ...
I have been to Parc a number of times. Unfortunately, this time the service really fell short. At a table of three, we probably asked for a few items, ketchup, more coffee, etc. The items were continuously forgotten. It was almost as if we were forgotten until the bill was ready.
We celebrated my mothers birthday all we ...
We celebrated my mothers birthday all weekend long and we ended it with brunch at my favorite restaurant. However, I was disappointed. The famous basket of bread was still in the oven, 2 of our breakfasts were cold which we sent back and no one came around to see how things were or to refill our coffee cups. My family was also disappointed.
With all the Star concept restaurants, C ...
With all the Star concept restaurants, CONSISTENCY and QUALITY come through over and over again!
We enjoyed a great Sunday brunch at Parc ...
We enjoyed a great Sunday brunch at Parc. The menu was varied and the food was very good, with particularly good pastries and deserts. Because it was graduation weekend in Philly, it was extremely busy yet the service was excellent and the food was brought out promptly. It's location on the park at Rittenhouse Square was also very nice (and convenient for us).
My husband and I were celebrating our 3r ...
My husband and I were celebrating our 3rd anniversary at Parc. In the special request field for "Open Table", I communicated to Parc staff that it was our 3rd anniversary and can we please have a window table. Well, we got the window table and 5 star service!!! They gave us a cheese plate on the house, wished us happy anniversary several times, and put a candle on each of our desserts! I have not been this happy with a restaurant in years!!!! It was even more special because my husband and I are currently in the process of moving back to Philly and this experience reinforced why it was a great decision! Special thank to our Waiter, Dave! He was professional, timely, and not too stuffy!!! Thank you! Oh and of course the food was amazing! My husband is a chef and has even worked at the White House; so eating at a restaurant with no complaints from him is a big event! He was impressed with the vanilla beans at the bottom of the creme brûlée! Excellent night!
Excellent food and wine much appreciated ...
Excellent food and wine much appreciated by us and our guest. Very noisy, so it was difficult to converse.
My favorite Philly restaurant. Excellent ...
My favorite Philly restaurant. Excellent food, great ambience , fantastic bread and a solid wine list. Never had a bad meal here over the last decade
Food and service were great. Lovely ambi ...
Food and service were great. Lovely ambiance. The weather was perfect and we had a table close to one of the Windows. Made for a prefect morning.
Parc is on a corner across from Rittenhouse Square, the "park" which likely gives the bistro its name. For a few hundred feet you could say that Philly has a "Little Montreal." It's that kind of ambience, menu, culture. A nice experience all the way around, though I have only gone here on romantic date with wife. Reservations a must on weekends.
Parc staff was very considerate to adjus ...
Parc staff was very considerate to adjust our dinner reservation time- twice, as needed. The hustle/ bustle of center Philly was exciting, though heavy traffic caused us to be late. Self parking seemed unavailable and valet parking was expensive. We four adults enjoyed Parc's upbeat, festive ambiance to celebrate a college graduation. While the wine menu appeared extensive, the food menu seemed limited in scope. Nevertheless, each enjoyed what he / she ordered. We were seated on periphery away from center of room, which initially disappointed, but may have been a blessing in disguise because the noise level was too loud, so perhaps slightly better where we sat. Service very good. Expensive, but worth it.
Had it all
Our evening at Parc was wonderful. Our table was over looking Rittenhouse Square. Our food was incredible as was our service. It was a perfect evening.
I went to have dinner on May 13, 2016 be ...
I went to have dinner on May 13, 2016 before going to the Phila Orchestra concert. I have had brunch at Parc and this was my first dinner experience. The meal I had (Steak Frites) was so delicious. The steak was done to perfection. It was a very enjoyable dinner. I will definitely be back.
Outstanding meal - after a visit for dri ...
Outstanding meal - after a visit for drinks, we were pleased to return for dinner the next evening. The nighttime vibe is much livelier, but the service was terrific while never obtrusive. Our waitstaff from the previous day greeted us and seemed genuinely pleased to see we had come back for a meal. While pricey, it was an outstanding experience and seemed as genuine as any bistro we have visited in France.
A rare slip
I am rarely disappointed at Parc, but on my most recent visit, I was. The usually dependable moules frites were not up to par. The mussels were overcooked, reduced almost to globs of mush. The frites were cold. Sigh.
Great for a business meeting or brunch
Great for a business meeting or brunch
An endemic issue in restaurants is wine ...
An endemic issue in restaurants is wine one year on the wine list and another when it's delivered. Not just here but many Philly restaurants. Other than that a good experience.
One of my go- to spots in the city. Love ...
One of my go- to spots in the city. Love the location, food is always fantastic and the service is wonderful. Highly recommend the outdoor seating on nice days!
The food was really great- the escargots ...
The food was really great- the escargots and mushroom tart were outstanding ! We also had the trout and sea bass and they were great as well......Service was very good and the atmosphere was fun and friendly.
Always a great experience at Parc! Whet ...
Always a great experience at Parc! Whether I'm there for Brunch, another meal or just for a drink, I always enjoy it.
Wonderful lunch great atmosphere !
Wonderful lunch great atmosphere !
Excellent food, service and atmosphere!
Excellent food, service and atmosphere!
European Cafe on the Parc
We always look forward to lunch at the Parc when we come to Philly to visit our daughter in college. We especially love the sidewalk setting adjacent to Rittenhouse Square. It's a great spot for people watching and observing the street scene. On this occasion we arrived early for lunch, and although the food was outstanding as always, our server did get very busy and less attentive than we wanted toward the end of our meal. However, this was a small blemish on an otherwise festive day and did not mar our experience. We love this spot and will certainly return.
The roast chicken was delicious, as was ...
The roast chicken was delicious, as was the molten chocolate cake!
My wife and I were there to celebrate he ...
My wife and I were there to celebrate her birthday and Mother's Day. We were seated promptly, even though we arrived 30 minutes early, and were immediately waited upon by Mary, a very personable young woman who took excellent care of us throughout our meal. Our entrees and wines were first-rate and reasonably priced; my liver dish with pickled scallions (they were happy to bring me extra scallions) would be worth the drive back to Philly. My wife loved her coconut dessert, while I finished with a spectacular version of strawberry rhubarb pie and a perfect espresso. I suspect it would be very difficult to have a disappointing experience at Parc, and we will surely go back ourselves.
Great food, atmosphere, and service! Loo ...
Great food, atmosphere, and service! Looking forward to going there again.
Wonderful as always.. Except the server launched into the menu, etc. we have been to Parc many, many times but this server plowed along as if we were first timers. She needs a better approach to diners.
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