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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
Sunday through Thursday: 11:30am - 12:00am
Friday and Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00am
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!
Square 1682 Ratings and Reviews
Great food and even better service!
Sasha, our host for the evening, was an absolute pleasure. She made sure we were taken care of and stayed to chat since we were out of town. A++ service
The food was delicious. The complimentary bread is toasted on a pan and served with butter.
We stumbled into restaurant week in Philly so tried the salmon and the pork chops. The salmon was the perfect blend of tender with a crunchy skin. The pork was a little dry on the corners but the pomegranate farro was an excellent touch.
Definitely coming back to try the calamari!
The food here is delicious, and our server was excellent. However, the hostess was wretched. She was very rude, and did not even offer to sit us at the bar when we arrived before dinner service started (we were only 20 minutes early). When our table was ready, she didn't even let us know it was ready, nor did she show it to us. She literally just pointed to it when my fiance asked her if we could sit. She is the first person you meet as a representative of the restaurant, they should consider hiring someone else.
We arrived at Square 1682 with high hopes since reading the positive reviews on Open Table, but we were sadly disappointed. We chose this restaurant because it came up after doing an "organic" search. We order gazpacho for a starter that had a nice flavor but was the consistency of WATER! With a price tag of $10 a bowl, we were completely dissatisfied. Our entrée was the braised short ribs. My company ordered the dish as describe; I ordered without grits, but with double veggies. The short ribs were tasty, but the veggies were served ever so slightly warm and completely raw! We did not have drinks because of a strict no alcohol diet, and our bill was still over $80. I normally NEVER write a bad review, but this restaurant is NOT a winner!
One of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. Discombobulated, poor service, over an hour wait between ordering and receiving food (beef that was frozen in the middle), wrong order for my dining partner. And the place wasn't packed so we had no clue what the problem was. Would never go back.
Our experience at Square 1682 was less than it could have been because my wife's side dishes were different than on the menu, were cold in the middle indicating prior preparation and microwaving, something I can't stand; when we objected, the waitress said she's bring replacements but never did, acting as if she never said it. I believe from their menu that they are a good restaurant. I believe from the experience, they do not expect their customers to be very demanding.
Came for here for a business lunch, the food was delicious and service was spot on! Very healthy options and happy that everyone was happy with their food selection-that can be difficult when you have a large group with different palates. Highly recommend for a group lunch, or casual business lunch.
We had three dishes: the fingerling truffled potatoes, the maitake and the corn ravioli. Potatoes we far and away the best of the three, perfectly cooked served with a sauce that complemented the potatoes perfectly. The maitake was a bit of a let down. It was ok but really lacked any real seasoning and the egg barely added any flavor. The bread crumbs we a good textural addition but we're soggy almost immediately. The ravioli was decent but again, was lacking something. The corn asparagus almost "salsa" that the ravioli sat in was pretty good but the ravioli itself got lost in the mix. Nothing about the glacé stood out at all. I was excited to try the last two thinking they would be favorite but they fell flat.
The waitress was very nice and the atmosphere was decent. The hostess never made eye contact and put the menus on the table without acknowledging us, which is fine at a Red Robin or Applebee's but I didn't expect that when you are asking 20+ per entree. I'll still give them 4 stars but I debated 3. The potatoes and the waitress might be enough to have me try it again.
Service was great! We had dinner and it was fabulous, but we had breakfast the next day and it was sub-par. $4 for a cup of coffee and $5.25 for a cup of OJ seemed a little extreme. Great atmosphere - except it was VERY hot and the street light shone in, kind of ruining the romantic vibe. Otherwise, great evening, good food, excellent customer service.
Will return because of pet friendly environment!!
Was disappointed in Brunch cocktail options, Bloody a fail.. definitely recommend a little tuning there.
Food very good.. taste portions all spot on.. bacon wrapped dates a win! Pooch menu fantastic.. THANK YOU for servicing our 4 legged friends!
I recommend the $20 lunch menu deal. It includes an appetizer, entre and desert. All are full size and are not smaller portions. For $20, you get quite a bit of food, and it all comes out at once. The reason I only gave 2 stars for ambiance, and high ranking on noise, was due to the obnoxiously loud juicer that was being used on the bar. Why they have it there and why they use it while people are trying to have a lunch meeting over a meal is very perplexing. The space is on the small side, so when that juicer goes off...it kills all conversation. Get rid of that juicer! The service was good, not great. Seating was comfortable with lots of windows. We were happy with the food. The bacon wrapped dates app. was REALLY good. The side salad was quite boring...only mixed greens with dressing, nothing else. In other words, just a pile of lettuce.
I was thrilled to finally try this place out while my parents were in town. The menu looked outstanding, and it did not disappoint. The croque madame I had was exquisite, and extremely reasonably priced for such a fine dish. I'm not sure how crazy the brunch crowd here gets, but we were seated before 10 AM and left before 11:30 AM, and it was still very relaxed. Lovely atmosphere and service, extremely reasonably priced, and, most importantly, delicious. I'll definitely be doing brunch here again!
Despite good wine and service, the dinner entrees were not all they should have been. I ordered a prime rib that was not flavorful and somewhat tough. The branzino was "just ok." I love his restaurant for lunch - very consistently good with healthy options. I'll be back for lunch, not dinner.
First we were seat quickly which was good and the waitress was on point and very hospitable. The Lancaster Duck Breast was amazing and the bacon wrapped dates to my surprise was also delectable. The noise level was low but I wasn't thrilled by the overall ambiance of the place. Still it's a wonderful restaurant and I will be going back for more.
K. Irvin Collins Jr.
Food was okay. Drinks are horrific and overpriced (bloody mary served in a water glass, no celery, weak on the vodka; sangria not really sangria; coffee tasted like water). Service, as with most restaurants, depends on the server, and ours was apparently having a bad day. No smiles, nothing welcoming (and this was for a special occasion brunch!). Chef/owner and the manager were friendly. Almost like this restaurant is still trying to get its act together. Some food overprices (small dry chocolate chip cookies for $4 apiece!?).
Excellent food, nice ambience, very pleasant servers - all in all a great experience and we enjoyed it. The only negative is the noise level - hate all of these places where you have to yell to talk. Otherwise, great value and I would return and recommend to others.
Very nice food and friendly service. Good value for an in-hotel restaurant. Noise levels were very high the night we were there, but several college reunions had converged at the bar which is central to the restaurant, so this may not have been the normal experience for the venue.
The food was great. My party of 5 was seated right in front of the kitchen, so we were able to get the "behind the scenes" experience. we started off with the fried Brussels sprouts with a saffron aioli. Many people in my party stated they did not like Brussels sprouts but once they tried these fried ones they were in love. for my main course I got a rack of lamb with a Mediterranean couscous. The lamb was perfect medium rare and the couscous with a basil pesto was outstanding. My grandfather got the duck breast and he said that it was cooked perfectly and was not dry. Overall the service was great and the food was a amazing. I definitely would go back.
I really enjoyed my experience! My server was very friendly, enthusiastic and helpful with menu choices. The only bad thing for me was the Hostess. She didn't seem welcoming at all and she never once cracked a smile from the time I entered and when she sat us down...seemed cold. I didn't think I would like my experience at that point, but I will truly day, everyone esle made my experience worth it.
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