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
Wonderful food for brunch - my tuna carp ...
Wonderful food for brunch - my tuna carppaccio was excellent as was the tomato tart - so good! I wish we could have sat outside as it was a beautiful day, but the wait was about an hour on Sunday around noon. The service was fine - food took a little long, but not abnormally so. The place was full and pretty loud, but the large windows facing the Square were open and the ambiance was just lovely
Like Parc. Busy night and lots of peopl ...
Like Parc. Busy night and lots of people. Quite noisy which is ok but not a romantic spot. More of a neighborhood hot spot. Food was all good except hanger steak was overdone. Drinks are also good and service excellent. Would prefer going at a quitter time
Always exceptional. Parc has a lovely me ...
Always exceptional. Parc has a lovely menu, lovely food, and lovely staff. One of my favorite spots. It is on the pricey side, but I think you should just know that going into it - if you're going there, you'll be spending some money. In my view, it's worth it.
Parc is always a great choice - it has a ...
Parc is always a great choice - it has a fun, french atmosphere & the decor is very true to a Parisian cafe. My only complaint is the prices & the fact that they won't honor reservations for outdoor seating - that is a shame, as it's one of the most popular reasons to dine there.
We were visiting Philadelphia recently a ...
We were visiting Philadelphia recently and decided to have dinner at Parc. I had eaten there two years ago. Its a very vibrant scene. Very French bistro. There is outdoor seating along the sidewalk. Our table for two was a bit cramped in with other tables for two. Its very loud and noisy. All that is ok its part of the atmosphere. I had the lamb chops and beet salad they were delicious. My husband had the escargots and hangar steak. All very good. Its a fun happening place for all ages with great food.
Great French find in Philadelphia. I wa ...
Great French find in Philadelphia. I was in town only briefly for a conference. Conference fare non too exciting, but Parc was a pleasant walk less than a mile away from my hotel. Menu was wonderful - excellent steak frites, gazpacho, and bread. Wine was plentiful. Service was attentive and the people-watching was wonderful. Too damp and humid to sit outside on the street, but a window seat right beside the outdoor seating was perfect.
I had a great experience. The moules fri ...
I had a great experience. The moules frites and trout almandine were flavorful and cooked to perfection. The service was extremely attentive and the atmosphere was enjoyable. Going back soon to try the French onion soup!
Parc never disappoints. On a crowded Su ...
Parc never disappoints. On a crowded Sunday, the atmosphere was lively & fun. Our meal was very good, although a little pricey for eggs. They have the best bread...Worth the carbs!! I was recently in Paris and can say that their outdoor dining looks just like a Paris cafe.
My mom came into town for a visit and we ...
My mom came into town for a visit and we went for dinner here. The food was excellent! It was packed because of an art show in Rittenhouse but they food and service didn't suffer at all! It was pretty noisy because of that though
This is my second visit to Parc and I am ...
This is my second visit to Parc and I am just as impressed the second time around as I was on my first visit. The food is just great. If you are going to visit Philadelphia and like French cuisine I highly recommend Parc. Whenever I get to visit Philadelphia again you can definitely bet that I will make a reservation to go for dinner again!!
My husband and I ordered a salad w rad ...
My husband and I
ordered a salad w radishes and haricot verte , a carafe of house wine, and Mediterranean sea bass with sides of pomme puree and steamed spinach. Our server was attentive but not too invasive . The homemade breads in the complimentary bread basket were absolutely some of the best I have eaten and are available for purchase! Our food was served at the right temperature, was done to our liking, and the flavors were out of this world. We really enjoyed sitting by the window and people watching as well. We will definitely return!
We booked on OpenTable. When we arrived, ...
We booked on OpenTable. When we arrived, we were taken straight to our table. The place was packed. Impressive.
Our waiter was very attentive despite the fact that he was working hard. All apps and main courses were superb. I would have sat outside had I known, but our inside seating was fine. We tried four dishes. The beef French stew, chicken, halibut, and strip steak. Get the stew or chicken. Both very French. The halibut was outstanding. The bread they brought to the table was very tasty. I could have made a meal with some bread and jam on this alone.
Go here. You won't be disappointed. My only compliant was the noise was a little loud, but the place was packed and full of energy.
Food is always good. Have the tuna carpa ...
Food is always good. Have the tuna carpaccio and the bouillabaisse on Fridays. Others had fois gras, lamb and onion soup and steak f rites. It's never an issue with the food which is delicious as is the bread but with the noise which at time is deafening.
A bit annoyed to learn, after arriving p ...
A bit annoyed to learn, after arriving promptly with a reservation and were told it would be 15-20 minutes to get seated, particularly with the somewhat dismissive attitude.
Some dishes were unique and very good, but others were pedestrian, so overall only ok. The breads are wonderful, as is the fois gras on blini.
The noise is overwhelming and I don't like having to shout across a table of 4 to be heard.
I've eaten here before, and if you can get a table outside, it will be quieter despite the cars on 18th or Locust.
Also, I'd recommend for breakfast, because it's not crowded.
My entire meal from appetizer to dessert ...
My entire meal from appetizer to dessert was truly one of the most delicious I have ever had! It ranks within my top 10. My husband likewise thoroughly enjoyed every morsel. The waiter was welcoming, friendly, yet not overbearing or intrusive. I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to our next visit.
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