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, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Parc Ratings and Reviews
Parc was its usual busy self, it really ...
Parc was its usual busy self, it really is just like a Parisien bistro. As ever food choices were delicious, we shared the tuna tartare, chicken liver parfait and charcuterie amongst 4 for appetizers....with the delicious crusty bread I was almost full! For mains it was 2 x steak frites, steak au povire and the lamb...all were spot on. Kids still had room for profiteroles that were awesome, port and coffee for adults. Yes the place is noisy and busy but for this birthday celebration we wanted to be noisy too. Pricey (I guess I shouldn't let my teenage kids order the lamb) but perfect
I took both of my daughters there for my ...
I took both of my daughters there for my youngest daughter's 25th birthday and we had a great time. The waitress was very attentive but not intrusive and made sure we had everything we needed. The food and cocktails are always excellent!
This was our first time at Parc and we e ...
This was our first time at Parc and we enjoyed everything from the charcuterie to the dessert! Loved the cranberry pecan bread, and the cheeses and apple butter were amazing, as was the pate. The trout was fresh and well prepared, the bolognese was delicious and the steaks were tender and flavorful. All of the desserts were perfect, but the caramel apple tart was melt in your mouth good. Our waiter knew just when to show up and was great at making recommendations. What a great place!
By far one of Philadelphia's best restau ...
By far one of Philadelphia's best restaurants. Sitting outside overlooking the park is the best on a beautiful day. You must have their Tuna carpaccio and their shrimp salad along with their home Made bread basket.
Great food. We went with a group of 6 ...
Great food. We went with a group of 6 from work while attending a conference in Philly. Cheese board was fantastic. Loved the mushroom tart, as well as the trout entrée. Would definitely eat here again when visiting from Boston.
I was really disappointed in the service ...
I was really disappointed in the service and the experience. We've been coming here for 3 years to celebrate our anniversary. This year the server was too attentive, to the point that I had to ask him if there was a problem. He kept trying to clear plates when we weren't finished and asking repeatedly if there was anything else he could get us. I think he wanted us out of his section quickly so he could turn over the table. The foot was fine, but not worth the amount that we paid for it. I love French food, but sadly will not be returning.
The food is impeccable; but so is the se ...
The food is impeccable; but so is the service. From the freshly baked bread and homemade butter brought to you right away, to the choice of constantly filled tap or sparking water-there are so many details. The waitstaff is doing so many little things that are rarely paid attention to in today's busy world--yet as a guest you do not notice a thing. Everyone here is polite, professional, well dressed and works efficiently. A visit to Parc promises a wonderful Parisian afternoon or evening! Highly recommend this restaurant to everyone I know.
Outstanding dining experience. We were c ...
Outstanding dining experience. We were celebrating a Special birthday and enjoyed prime outside seating, great martinis, warm shrimp salads...and the bread basket with butter was divine. The service was exceptional!
The faux French décor was over the top p ...
The faux French décor was over the top pretentious, the food lacked flair and freshness, the service was behind (we didn't get our drinks until our appetizers arrived and didn't get wine until the meal was half over). Overall, a very disappointing experience, especially for the price.
Food was outstanding. Be sure to purcha ...
Food was outstanding. Be sure to purchase extra baguettes as you leave to take home. Only downside is the noise level. Table of four next to us spent the entire meal shouting over each other to the point that for several minutes at a time my wife and I could not talk.
We love this restaurant -- have eaten at ...
We love this restaurant -- have eaten at it 3x now, and 1x at its sister restaurant in DC, where
we live. Our low rating this time reflects a very poor waiter who botched nearly everything.
Once the house manager was appraised, the restaurant more than adequately responded.
I would always recommend this or the one in DC.
As a side-note, I do not enjoy screaming over the noise as we eat dinner. Most Restaurants
really need to re-think this aesthetic. It is MOST unappetizing!
Food and service were excellent. However ...
Food and service were excellent. However my husband and I were there to celebrate our anniversary and found it to be a bit loud. I would say it's better for a fun night out with friends than a romantic anniversary celebration.
We had a great meal as it was parents we ...
We had a great meal as it was parents weekend at U Penn. Have been there for dinner many times and the menu offers something for everyone ...also always a fun atmosphere and very busy. Rittenhouse square location was perfect for our hotel.
Bad experience. We go very frequently wi ...
Bad experience. We go very frequently with my wife, this time we ordered 2 warm shrimp salads, and we both had food poisoning.
Called the restaurant the day after to report it and told them to check they food for the salads... never received a call back.
Parc was simply fantastic. My wife and ...
Parc was simply fantastic. My wife and I shared a well done salad. I had the best steak frites I have ever enjoyed - the hangar steak was as delicious as any filet mignon I have had (not sure how they did that). My wife's beef bourguignon had an incredible depth of flavor. We then shared a molten chocalate cake that was excellent. Service was as good as the food.
I highly recommend Parc for any occasion when you are in Philly!
Had been wanting to try Parc. Lively Amb ...
Had been wanting to try Parc. Lively Ambiance. We were seated in the back so it wasn't too noisy, but depending howcrowded and where you are seated I can see how it could be an issue. Service was incredibly fast.
Extremely overpriced. I don't mind spen ...
Extremely overpriced. I don't mind spending good dollars at a nice restaurant--I do it all of the time. However, a cup of soup--$15.00!; 4 ravioli--$15.00--ok, perhaps it is the Italian in me and I can make a tray of homemade ravioli for that price. I was on my expense account--and, I am still sickened paying the ridiculous prices. The bread was good.
Parc is fabulous. The views of Rittenho ...
Parc is fabulous. The views of Rittenhouse Parc are gorgeous, and the food is delicious. The bread basket is to die for. Our waiter in particular was outstanding and one of the best we have ever had. He went above and beyond to be considerate of my friend's allergic needs. Parc is hands down one of the best restaurants in Philly.
I always want to return as soon as possi ...
I always want to return as soon as possible when I finish a meal at Parc. Would go more often for business meals and for inviting friends to dine with me, but it is far too noisy. Really unable to carry on a conversation without raising one's voice.Therefore, my husband and I usually go alone but we go often!
It feels like everyone is having a great ...
It feels like everyone is having a great time at Parc. Tables of family, friends, married couples, couples on first dates, solo travelers at tables or the bar... One thing is for sure. They're all having a great meal. The food and the atmosphere are authentically French, with more than a soupçon of Philly. The veal scallop in a cream mushroom sauce was out of this world, as was the bread with which to mop it up. My son declared the warm shrimp salad to be the best shrimp he ever had (and he knows fresh shrimp). The service was solicitous without being overbearing. I only wish I had saved more room for dessert. And oh yes, overlooking Rittenhouse Square affords excellent people-watching!
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