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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.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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
My second time here. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal, our server left lots to be desired. She wasn't very attentive & was absent for the most part. I will make sure to ask for a server that wants to be at work. I had the deviled eggs & Trout Amendine. They were both AMAZING.
I have been to PARC many times & always had a good meal
Today was the exception
Made a reservation for 11 30 & got seated right away
I ordered the chicken club, Penna Hospital's sandwich had more taste.
This was a smooth slab of white chicken tasteless, no dressing, no seasoning a dash of something non descript w/a piece
of avocodo & 2 little pieces of bacon.
Could not lift bottom slice of bread it was all mushy & a mess.
I put it aside & took a piece of whole bread from the bread basket.
This mess was $16.50 left most of it over.
Had I been w/a friend or someone I knew would have sent it all back the minute it arrived
& I tasted it..
When a young woman wearing an orange shirt wandered by asked about the lunch, I showed her the wet soggy bread &
she offered to get another ..told her I took from bread basket & that ended the short
conversation. Had she asked about the chicken, she would have seen part of the slab on my plate under the bread.
Person I was with, not too impressed w/lunch, took it home.
She was hungry when she sat down.
Really surprised how slip shot this lunch was..really no thought went in to it
incl. cool fries also more than half left on my plate
Gave the waiter forty dollars, our bill was 34.
The food is excellent. The service, not so much. We ordered a dozen oysters, and waitress forgot to bring them out. We asked for cocktail napkins for under our drinks, because the glasses were sweating and dripping on our laps, and the waitress forgot to bring them. We asked for more sourdough bread, and the waitress came over, and tossed the bread in our basket with evident disgust. I asked what's the issue, and why did she bring us the same bread that's in the basket already when we asked for sourdough, liked the rolls that were in there. She responded that those weren't "rolls", they were baguettes (3 inch long baguettes?! Who knew!), and then advised the bread she threw in our basket was "sourdough rye" (I guess that's why it was sort of brown). I said the rolls, baguettes, or whatever you want to call them were regular sourdough, and that's what we'd wanted (they were delicious!), and she never brought us more. When we told her she'd forgotten the oysters and we didn't want them anymore, because we were eating our entrees by then, the manager came over. He was very nice, very apologetic, and offered us the oysters at no charge, or a free drink. We took the free drink. Very good food, love sitting outside and looking age Rittenhouse Square. Service, though. . .
My boyfriend and I came for our anniversary and it's was so delightful! We were in town on vacation and a coworker of mine recommended and it did not disappoint. The wait staff was incredibly friendly and sweet! We got champagne and macaroons too on the house for our anniversary which was so sweet. We ordered the special on Sunday, the shrimp salad and charcuterie! So much food, great flavors, and unbeatable price. I highly recommend.
Tipped off by neighbors who used to live nearby, they were right - food was excellent, service was very attentive & timely but not intrusive, great location on the square and very comfortable interior. Cranberry bread, warm shrimp salad, and sea bass entrée were big hits. Pricey wines OK for special occasion, good beer selection and cocktails.
I was looking forward to Sunday brunch at Parc. It was a beautiful day, more comfortable than is typical in August. We had reservations and were seated right away. Our table was perfect. But because it was a beautiful day it was very crowded. As a result the wait staff was hustling to keep up. Sadly, this meant the service was really just ok. The waiter was clearly rushed, barely checked on us and kind of hurried us along. What you might expect at a diner. Nothing like a Parisianne cafe where lingering is encouraged and the waiters are engaging. The food was good but overall I was disappointed. Regardless, I would try again; just on a different day.
Our most recent visit to Parc was our best yet! We went for our anniversary and the staff were so detailed that they even noticed from the reservation that it was our anniversary, and they presented us a free plate of macaroons with a candle with dessert! The food, as always was excellent, and the wait staff was amazing as well!
Ok..we started off with a short 10 min wait, we went to the bar & our fantastic night began there..(no! wait my night started when walking up to the Resteraunt & the outdoor seating had a variety of couples with the cutest fur babies ever!Then we went inside where we got our first round of drinks.)😌once at our table we started off with escargot & oysters all of which were perfect then followed by my lamb shank that was just melt in your mouth perfection & the prime rib was among the best I've ever tasted! Our server was funny, lovely & dead on with his suggestions. I loved everything about my date night at Parc. This is on my newest list of my favorite places. Gotta go back & try the deviled eggs! Thanks Parc staff!
We arrived at the highly recommended restaurant and were quickly shown to our table. Unfortunately the noise level was so intense that we could not converse during our dinner or enjoy our meal which was quite good. We can't in good conscience recommend this to our friends because of the noise level.
My friend and I enjoyed a leisurely and delicious brunch at a lovely, little table by the window. The bread was wonderful as always. We shared the avocado toast and the warm shrimp salad, and our excellent server, Jake, asked the kitchen to split and plate them individually. Parc is a consistently enjoyable experience.
Friday was probably our last visit to Parc. Although the food is usually good, and our waitperson was outstanding, the noise level has reached a deafening level. It was impossible to have a conversation with each other. We were taking our grandchild out for a special outing, and this became an unpleasant experience. There are other excellent French restaurants in town with lower noise levels. Too bad!
Parc remains one of my favorite Philadelphia restaurants, even years later (and with a lot of amazing newcomers on the scene). And don't let the beautiful location and bustle fool you - it's a well-oiled machine. You never feel like you're waiting too long, or that you're being rushed either. The hosts are probably the best in the whole city, too!
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