Philadelphia, PA 19103
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. Pricing is $24/car & $30/SUV’S (pricing may vary by day) starting at 3:30-4:00pm in front of Devon Seafood Grill next door. Public lots are available on South Rittenhouse Square & Chancellor Street. Street parking is also available.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Parc Ratings and Reviews
I really like Parc because the food is great. The problem is everything else. I made a reservation on President's day knowing it was going to be busy. We arrived on time and were told they be with us in a few minutes. Ten minutes later, I had to ask how long the wait would be - the reason, folks who came in after were being seated. Finally, we taken to a table in the back. We were seated at a table for two at a curved corner booth and a chair. There was no room to pull the chair out to sit down. We ended up sitting side by side on the booth side - totally ridiculous.
Good mushroom tart!! Waiter was wonderful.
The restaurant seemed to have been very busy because of unusually warm weather. However it took way, way too long to receive our food. No one bothered to explain the situation. Nor were we told when we arrived that we would need to wait more than twice the usual amount of time to receive our food, so that we could have exercised the option to go eat somewhere else.
We loved the French décor and the relaxed ambiance. My fennel-seasoned salmon was grilled to perfection. My wife enjoyed her veal cutlets covered in chanterelles sauce but said it was a bit salty. Our lobster bisque soup was excellent as well, without a hint of starchiness but with a note of fine wine. The service was outstanding.
Parc has never disappointed me any of the numerous times I have dropped in. Excellent brunch, great cocktails, some of my favorite light appetizers in the city. Fun for almost every occasion from every day dining to special occasions. Loved simple gruyere omelette and oatmeal brûlée this trip!
One of our favorite spots...on a very "off" night.
The lobster bisque was presented "chilly" and had to be sent back. By the time it came back, the rest of the table had long been finished with their appetizers. One of the entrees, steak frites, was so rare as to be inedible (it was ordered medium). And then the wrong Side dish that was ordered for the table was presented. Although the manager comped a round of drinks and paid for dessert (and removed the steak charge from the bill), it was very disappointing. Particularly because it was the first visit for our friends and our enthusiasm for Parc was dampened by the experience.
PS it was the second time in 2 weeks that the restaurant we went to ignored the Note we placed on the Open Table reservation as to table placement. Both times they either had not read it or just ignored it. While we get that they may not be able to accommodate the request, they could at least acknowledge it upon arrival instead of forcing the customer to bring it up.
Perfect as usual for our pre concert dinner. Delicious mushroom tart for the table. Cheese board with has nice selections. Best breads around. I love the sea bass and appreciate that my companion can enjoy a burger and crispy fries. Service is efficient and that water glass always filled. Terrific!
They do try hard with excellent service and good enough food which is unfortunately, not great. I so wanted to love this place. I could almost ignore the blistering sound level and cramped tables for the delicious bread basket. But in the end it wasn't a memorable meal and certainly not worth fighting the crowds and noise for a repeat visit especially considering the high prices.
This is my favorite brunch spot. I dined with friends who brought their 5 month old baby and the staff was super accommodating. They brought over a basket for his carrier to go in and then parked the stroller out of the way. Food and drink is always great and the service definitely matches that!
The food and the service were great. I had the trout and my husband ordered the lamb chops. Both were delicious and perfectly cooked. My husband was still hungry after he finished his plate so he ordered a steak as his second meal. The size of the portion was perfect for me but not big enough for my husband. We also had cocktails and they were very good. Overall a good experience. We've been trying all types of restaurants in Philadelphia and with all the great options available we've been spoiled but this one did not disappoint.
Had a wonderful Valentine's Day lunch at Parc. Our server was outstanding and our meal was fantastic. The warm shrimp salad was phenomenal! The atmosphere is lovely, and the noise level was very comfortable. My husband and I both felt our lunch at Parc topped our meals in Paris!
Parc is a restaurant that we have always loved., and go to around ten times a year. However this time we had a cold waiter that ruined the experience for us on Valentine's Day. We were largely ignored by a smug and cold waiter, who had the warmth or care of an ice cube. The restaurant was over 1/2 empty for breakfast so there was not an excuse for this treatment. First he brought cold coffee, then we asked for some of the cranberry bread, and he acted like it was a huge favor to get. He ended up bringing us 1 slice each. Finally, I had to send back my eggs because they were not cooked enough for my liking, ( my fault ) and he saw me sitting there for 20 minutes with no food and never thought to check the kitchen for them. A lovely other woman went and got the plate for me, thanking me for my patience. All and all a not so good experience.
We used to eat at Parc five or six times a year. Nice faux-bistro place right on Rittenhouse Square. On our most recent visit the server told us the nightly special was Dover sole in a beurre blanc, and my wife and I both ordered it. Waitress should have mentioned the $54 each price tag, which is outrageous even by Stephen Starr standards. We were stuck with a huge check, ruined the experience. Plenty of competition in the neighborhood where the management and waitstaff are more straight with their customers --so we wil avoid Parc from now on.
The Beef Burgundy was incredible and so was the Duck. The Lobster bisque is very good, although not quite 15 dollars a cup good. Escargot was great! It was my lady's first time having Escargot. Overall great place, just a bit too pricey for a regular weekend.
My husband and I had a fabulous Valentines dinner at Parc on Sunday evening. The Mediterranean Sea bass was beyond delicious and was served with a lima bean, onion, and tomato tomato salad and decorated with an olive relish. Hubby's lamb chops were excellent. We ordered frites and sautéed spinach as sides but our meals alone would have been plenty. We look forward to returning.
My husband and I are a bit picky so we would like more choices. But what we chose was delicious.
The service was delightful.
The delicious bread made there was available for purchase and yes I bought some.
I wouldn't bring kids late night but they seem kid friendly (and have beautiful high chairs.
A bit expensive for what we ordered. It again, very tasty.
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