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About Square 1682
Square 1682 presents a Modern American Kitchen menu thoughtfully and masterfully created by Executive Chef Robert Surdam. The menu features small & large plates, as well as dishes designed for sharing during dinner. With emphasis on local and organic products, Chef Surdam entices the taste buds with every bite, through his 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 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.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Celebrate the weekend with Square 1682's Prosecco Punch Brunch! $22 for a carafe of Prosecco mixed with our seasonal flavors!
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
We come to Philadelphia once a year and love staying at the Kimpton Palomar Hotel near Rittenhouse Square. It was a cold and snowy March (2017) day when we arrived. We had no plans for dinner. So, we thought we'd stay in and eat at the hotel restaurant. Wow! The food was so good. The employees from the cook (we sat near the kitchen; so awesome) to the wait staff were so nice. We will definitely dine there again.
The scallops were excellent even though I asked for them with additional greens instead of the gnocchi that was on the menu. The chef rose to the occasion and created a tasty and artfully presented dish that was excellent. The duck didn't really work out. If was not tender and lacked taste. Service was outstanding and friendly and I look forward to returning to this restaurant to see what else is on the menu.
Went here prior to seeing a show , our meals were outstanding. The flavor and mix of the organic ingredients made for a unique and delicious dish. We each had the Sweet Potato Bisque, for entrees my wife had the Shrimp And Grits and I had the Braised Beef Short Rib. We both raved about the explosive taste . It's a quaint little place in the Palomar Hotel with a decent bar in a great location , very close to Rittenhouse Square. If the service was little more attentive I would rate it 5 stars but I highly recommend and will return
Nice place for a business meal. This was my third visit with clients for lunch and I was always able to get a table with short notice. The food is creative, but not pretentious with an American Bistro flavor. The service is good and the noise level is conducive to having a conversation without straining to hear what is said. Prices are reasonable and the service is friendly and attentive. My only criticism is with the high top stool cushions - they are worn out and should be replaced.
Overall experience was good. The food was okay. Asked to have the ribeye medium well and it came out well done. Our waitress was helpful and attentive. We made reservations and included in the notes it was my boyfriend's birthday. It was not acknowledged and he did not want to make a big deal of it.
We were staying at the Hotel Palomar and decided to give Square 1682 a try, expecting standard hotel dining fare. Wow, were we pleasantly surprised! The food was delicious and service outstanding. I definitely recommend this restaurant and will be back next time we are in Philly.
Went there for my mom's birthday. They had the St. Valentine's prefix menu, so my parents tried those while i tried duck confit and mocktail. Overall, the food was really good - I loved the duck confit. It was My parents both loved beef taretare and fried calliflower but they were a little too heavy for me. Main courses for them were ribeye and fish (sorry don't remember the name of it), which were great. Their creme bulee was also pretty good, but i am not an expert on desert. Oh and the waitress put a small candle on the desert for my mom's birthday. We didnt want any obnoxious celebration so it was low-key enough.
We first tried Square 1682 on a visit to Philadelphia in 2016. We had such good memories that we were excited to return again this year. The food is delicious and innovative. The strawberry champagne creme brûlée was a particular standout. We had the same server two years in a row and enjoyed her service once more. Our only negative comment is that our entrees were not hot enough.
It was a good experience. Had to wait about 10 minutes beforehand in the hotel lobby, but we were early and it was a busy Saturday night so the short wait was understandable. Seated at the table furthest from the front door and directly next to where the servers/busboys would enter/exit the dining room. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise - our waiter seemed to be available whenever he was needed due to the proximity. The patrons at the table next to us were loud, on the border of being obnoxiously so, but nothing invasive so as to ruin the dining experience. Wine selection was suburb - had a glass of the Malbec which went perfectly with our appetizer of Grilled Baby Octopus. My girlfriend thoroughly enjoyed the Wild Mushroom Risotto, portion size was larger than she thought. I had the Scottish Salmon - was tender and succulent. Would've liked it to have been a little drier, but the portion size made up for it.
The hummus and eggplant, grilled octopus and brussel sprouts were amazing. I would highly recommend these dishes. The octopus was grilled to perfection. The duck entree was very good as well. It was a bit noisy, however we dined on a Saturday evening so it was quite crowded. The cocktails were creative and delicious. Would definitely go again. Service was excellent; friendly and prompt.
Great vibes and atmosphere. Service was awesome. I got the shrimp and grits which I highly recommend. Absolutely delicious. My boyfriend got the duck. I was hesitant about trying but after one bite of trying it I wished a ordered that instead. Amazing. We got a side of mashed potatoes which was more than enough food. Highly recommend even though it's a small menu I'm sure everything else on it was just as good.
I went with co-workers to meet a friend of its we haven't seen in a while. It was restaurant week. None of us had ever been to the restaurant before. We LOVED it !! The food was amazing and the staff was very friendly. We all tasted each others food and we definitely decided that we will be returning and not just for restaurant week.
I brought my mom for a special night on the town. We stayed in the Hotel Palomar and the restaurant was the obvious choice. We were lucky to end up being there during restaurant week. The price and amount of food was awesome! The entire wait staff was excellent. We enjoyed the food so much we went for brunch. Equally amazing. A lot of food for a decent price.
Great atmosphere. I really enjoyed the service and the server's drive to make sure the food was what I expected and when it didn't they made sure to accommodate me with another choice. Very comfortable place. More for sit down conversations and having a dinner.
Not a big fan of hotel restaurants, and while this isn't marketed as one it sits in the lobby of the Palomar Hotel on Sansom Street across from the Sofitel. Food is eclectic and good, and the service is good as well, but it just doesn't feel like anything special. If you are staying at the Palomar or Sofitel it is a conveniently good place to eat, but if you are coming down for a dinner on the town there are a lot of other more interesting options to go with.
I've been there twice in the last few weeks and enjoyed every bite of food both times. Great drinks and good wines. Good ambience, roomy, excellent service. Has energy, but not so overcrowded and loud that you can't have a conversation over dinner. My only suggestion would be a more extensive wine list to add more options to some of the really good choices they already have.
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