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/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 drive 4 hours just to go to Parc Brass ...
I drive 4 hours just to go to Parc Brasserie in Philadelphia. Now, mind you, my town's no slouch when it comes to restaurants. But Parc raises the bar to completely new heights. The authentic Parisian brasserie interior with all those little touches - marble, tile mosaics, leaded glass, rattan chairs. If you've been to Paris, you'll be transported back in time & space. And the food... Good Lord, the food. The BEST trout almandine in the USA. Just do it. It's spectacular. The walnut and cranberry bread is so good you'll be looking for a serviette so that you can shove it in your handbag. But there's no need as it's baked on the premises and you can buy a loaf to take with you. The sweets boggle the mind. On my last visit, I tried to restrain myself and failed HORRIBLY. Pot de creme with chocolate nibs, banana foam and a saucy hat of plain chocolate with just a hint of gold foil. I mean, REALLY? Yeah, really. Whatever the time of day, 9AM or 9PM, get the Romarin cocktail. Rosemary infused alcoholic bliss with a surprise citrus burst of grapefruit. (I'm getting teary.) And how wonderful are the staff? Well, I was late, phoned them to alert my guest (from the motorway) and they nonchalantly said, "But of course. We'll let your guest know you're delayed and we'll secure your table until you arrive. We're so happy to have you back again." And then, when I got stood up by that same guest? My server bought me my second Romarin. Bless you Parc, you truly are one of the best restaurants in the USA.
Parc is always fun and the food is consi ...
Parc is always fun and the food is consistently good (although many people complain about the heavy-handed use of salt), and the prices are fair. It would be nice if there were a few more vegetarian options on the menu. Buy a baguette on the way out to put in your freezer!
Took my parents and brother visiting fro ...
Took my parents and brother visiting from out of town there on a Sunday for dinner at 5:30. Parc is a really large restaurant with sidewalk dining, as well as two very large, long rooms off the main entrance. The ambiance is Parisian bistro with tile floors, charming lighting... most people seem to like it. I've been there when it has been loud, but the restaurant was not crowded at this time. Everyone loved it. I always get the salad Lyonnaise. My mom got the heirloom tomato salad with mac and cheese as an entree (it's so heavy that it is very filling!). My brother got the beef bougoignon, and my dad got the veal. Happy faces all around. I had a basilic cocktail that was excellent, and the service was prompt, thorough, and helpful. I made the reservation on Open Table about 2 hours before we needed it, so I was pleased there was no issue. I requested a table in the rear room, preferably a booth, and we were accommodated there, too. I have eaten at Parc a number of times and feel that it is a great value in the neighborhood. Entrees are usually between $18-$30 depending on whether you get a pasta, fish, or chicken/beef entree, but the portions are not skimpy, which I appreciate. The only downside I have noticed there is that sometimes the staff is very quick to clear the table--swooping down to grab a plate and begin clearing before everyone has finished eating. I know they are supposed to bus to make the tables turn faster, but this is the kind of thing that will set my parents off. It was bordering on that as my mom was still eating bread from the bread plate and wait staff took her entree plate away. We are slow eaters in my family so that's just something we notice. Otherwise, another excellent dining experience. I was thrilled to learn they serve breakfast! My parents were happy to have another solid restaurant option to add to their Philly list. Thanks, Parc!
Excellent place to go for French Bistro ...
Excellent place to go for French Bistro like food. Seafood is awesome. Makes me think of Balthazar in NYC. 1 small setback: each time, the host tries to seat you at less the lively tables in the back instead of in the main room where things are happening. I am now used to it and know it will happen, but the first few times, you feel less welcome.
Excellent French bistro. Food was terri ...
Excellent French bistro. Food was terrific from the gazpacho to the veal. Noise level is high and is very much a bistro atmosphere. The restaurant is quite large and has some outdoor seating on Rittenhouse Square. It is not cheap but the food quality was well worth the price.
The waitress was very nice. I politely a ...
The waitress was very nice.
I politely asked the busboy to bring the potato puree back without the chives.
You would've thought I kicked his pregnant wife in the stomach.
He silently took the place and didn't say a word.
When he returned with the replacement I said "thank you" and he still said nothing and walked away. At $2.50 an hour, that jerk is overpaid.
Out server was fantastic. We had a tabl ...
Out server was fantastic. We had a table of five seated in the front part of the restaurant. The chairs were extremely uncomfortable . I've eaten at Parc a number of times and I think the back of restaurant is more comfortable and less noisy. Next time.
Our waiter was a little slow with his ta ...
Our waiter was a little slow with his table service because someone in our party was parking the car. I didn't like how the waiter didn't come back for 15 minutes after the initial greeting. If the waiter would of brought our bread out initially or with our waters then I don't think it would of been a big deal.
For the first time ever, I would have to ...
For the first time ever, I would have to say that the service was mediocre at best. I dine at Parc often. The server didn't even ask if we wanted dessert. He merely put the bill on the table and left. We had to find him and call him back.
The volume is not energetic.... it is, however, capable of permanent nerve damage due to the decibel level. As a result, I try to avoid the busier times.
It was a good over all dining experience ...
It was a good over all dining experience. The restaurants decor is like stepping back in time, the service is very attentive, and the food was quite tasty. I would say my only issue would be there is nothing to absorb the noise and it's a large place with high ceilings, so it's loud.
We very much enjoyed our meal there and would go back again in the future.
Parc does a great job capturing the look ...
Parc does a great job capturing the look and feel of a Parisian cafe. The entire experience was first rate and we look forward to going again. I had the Tuna Carapaccio, was my first foray into raw fish. It was an excellent recommendation from the waiter. My entree was the Steak au Poivre. It was very good, but my wife had the Beef Burgonion and it was much better. Creme brûlée and apple tart for desert. All very good. I had a Bombay martini at the bar which came with three blue cheese stuffed olives.
Exceptionally noisy!! Sea bass extremely ...
Exceptionally noisy!! Sea bass extremely salty & duck portion very fatty, not the usual amount of fat & portion size microscopic!! If it were not for the bread & salad my dining companion would have been ravenous!! Beet salad & tomato salad were excellent, as was the side dish of bean salad that was served with the sea bass. I was very excited about going to Parc for the first time, I'm certainly over it & would not return.
Parc-fection The dining experience at Pa ...
The dining experience at Parc is that - an experience. Not just a meal gobble in haste but from beginning to end an event meant to savor and relish every moment. From the bread (yes starting with the bread) to the highly recommended Beet Salad to the Trout Amandeen - our dinner was sheer 'Parfection'. It is not a place to go for a value meal but more for a special occasion. Treat yourself - You will not be disappointed.
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