About Square 1682
Square 1682 presents a Modern American Kitchen menu thoughtfully and masterfully created by Executive Chef Caitlin Mateo. The menu features small & large plates, as well as dishes designed for sharing during dinner. With emphasis on local and organic products, Chef Mateo entices the taste buds with every bite, through her lens of culinary America.
The bar showcases a pure wellness program of all natural ingredients, where fresh fruit and juices, infused spirits, and housemade flavored simple syrups are created daily from our Lead Bartender Daniel Kulisek. Square 1682 invites guests to a full experience of dining, libations, and lively ambiance on every visit.
American, Organic, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday: 8am-2:30pm
Monday through Friday: 11:30am - ?
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00am
17th & Sansom Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Enjoy stunning views and exceptional service for any of your meeting and event needs at the adjacent Hotel Palomar and enjoy catered food from Square 1682!
Valet parking available
We are convenient to all SEPTA bus & regional rail lines! Closest train station is Suburban Station (34 N. 16th Street & J.F.K. Boulevard). You will head west on John F. Kennedy Blvd toward North 17th Street, then turn left onto North 17th Street.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Square 1682's Power Lunch; A brand new way to power through the day! Enjoy one of our classic 3-course trays for $18.50 or $2050. Need an extra kick? Add on one of our fresh pressed raw juices!
Located in the heart of Rittenhouse Square, Square 1682 and Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, offers those planning private parties, corporate events, weddings, and more, a refreshing array of original venues that suit private gatherings of many kinds.
Square 1682 Ratings and Reviews
Square 1682 was kind of loud inside (I w ...
Square 1682 was kind of loud inside (I was there around 7:00), but the food and service were excellent. As a vegan who is also a very picky eater, I often have difficulty finding restaurants to eat at--especially when looking for ones to accommodate others as well. However, the spring lentil stew (lentils with snap peas, summer squash, green bans, asparagus, tomatoes, and probably other vegetables in a spicy chimicurri sauce) was great. My parents ordered the filet mignon, which they both enjoyed as well.
Everything about this place was great. T ...
Everything about this place was great. The only downfall was the time from when we ordered until we got our food. It was a long wait, especially for a smaller place with not too many people. It just meant more drinks and appetizers while we waited!
The food was very good, and the service ...
The food was very good, and the service was excellent! Our waitress was very attentive and patient with us since it was the first time we had been to this restaurant. I would recommend this place as a great place to get together with friends to just relax and enjoy the evening. The only thing that I didn't like was the music was either really loud or you could barely hear it which made for awkward conversation because you would be talking over the music and then it was gone and you were practically screaming.
Starter good. Potatoes in entrée were se ...
Starter good. Potatoes in entrée were semi-raw. Complained to wait staff but got nothing more than "sorry". Would have expected something back (lass of wine, something off the bill ...). Service only semi-attentive.
Wasn't happy with pretty much any of the ...
Wasn't happy with pretty much any of the meal. Butter with bread was "freezer burnt"/refrigerator taste; hummus was supposed to come with garlic naan and came with dry led out crumbly forcacci that had water dripped on it I guess to moisten it but actually just made soggy spots; kale was greasy. Pork chop tasted good. Service was slow and inattentive.
Awesome Food for Sunday Brunch
Great food with diverse options for a Sunday brunch. Had the gamut across our party from a nice quinoa and greens salad with shrimp (and awesome blueberry vinaigrette) to the chicken salad sandwich with nice side salad to the traditional eggs/bacon/potatoes and toast (with house-made jam, and the wheat toast was 9-grain) to the frittata of the day loaded with veggies. Coffee was pricey but good and service was very attentive.
My wife and I recently went here for bru ...
My wife and I recently went here for brunch on our anniversary weekend. We were visiting the area, and had no idea where to go for brunch on our final day in Philadelphia. A search for area restaurants with gluten-free options turned up Square 1682. We made reservations, taking a chance...and were highly rewarded for doing so. We loved the ambiance of the restaurant and the many gluten-free options on the menu. The service was excellent. We were seated promptly, and our waitress took care of us during our meal. We would definitely eat here again!
great positive surprise
I ate last week twice in Square 1682. Both times the food was just superb and was beautifully served, with lots of colors and in charming plates. In the large plates section, the Braised Beef Short Rib was one of the best I have ever had and both the Skuna Bay Salmon and the Herb Crusted Tuna were excellent (I personally slightly prefer the Salmon). The small plate of Grilled Octopus (with the right spiciness to it) and duck toast were very unique. Oh, and the deserts are out of this world (particularly the cheese cake!!!).
The atmosphere is very nice with a lovely bar scene. The presence of the hotel lobby, which one should cross on the way to restrooms, actually helps to build a more special atmosphere. Highly recommended; I will definitely come back!
Everthing About The Experience Was Superb
The entire staff was courteous, helpful and very attentive throughout the evening. There were no delays yet we were not at all rushed. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and totally enjoyable. A+ to everyone at Square 1682.
The meal was excellent. The presentations were all attractive and the flavors were perfectly balanced and delicious at a gourmet level. My wife and I both had the soft-shell crab special and it was among the best we've ever tasted.
It's not inexpensive but worth every dollar for a fantastic dining experience.
Walked by this place many times and deci ...
Walked by this place many times and decided to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised by the taste a variety of the food. Everything was delicious. We had 8 of us and all tried something different on the menu. The Lancaster duck breast was cooked to perfection, Skuna Bay Salmon, Skate Wing fish, braised beef short ribs, wild mushroom tart. The special was soft shelled crabs that were amazing. Appetizers of deviled eggs, grilled octopus, and duck toast come highly recommended.
Dates wrapped in bacon were delicious!
The food was really good but from the time we ordered our entrees to getting served was over 45 min and we had to ask for it from our waitress since it took so long. Was really disappointed with timing but the quality of food was really good and we will go again hoping for a better experience
Kito, my server was exceptional. The Fre ...
Kito, my server was exceptional. The French Toast with Banana Creme was outstanding. Chicken apple sausage was savory and delicious. The experience was lovely, I wouldn't expect less from Kimpton and the amazing 1682 staff!
Lovely brunch with some out-of-town friends
This was our first visit to Square 1682; we found it online and thought the menu looked interesting. We were meeting friends from California who were staying in town, for Sunday brunch, and one of the initial selling points was that they take reservations. The food was delicious, interesting without being precious or pretentious, portions were ample and the service was excellent. We were very pleased with the whole experience, as were our friends. We will definitely return!
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