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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, 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
Great food, crab enchiladas are amazing.
Great food, crab enchiladas are amazing.
Nice average hotel place
Nothing extraordinary about this place. Good solid stuff on a limited menu. If you don't want to go out of the Palomar, just eat here.
Food was terrible. Ugh! Sorry I went. T ...
Food was terrible. Ugh! Sorry I went. Too bad. It used to be good. Something changed since I last was here. Won't be going back.
I stopped by for a quick dinner. I had ...
I stopped by for a quick dinner. I had two small plate dishes, and a dessert, and they were all delicious. The service was quick, efficient and pleasant. I would go back again.
The 1862 Burger and garlic Parmesan frie ...
The 1862 Burger and garlic Parmesan fries are a fantastic combination. The staff is very attentive and ready with excellent recommendations. Great experience overall.
Food imaginatively prepared, interesting ...
Food imaginatively prepared, interesting. Noise level so high that a normal conversation between two people is not possible.
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
Food was fantastic! Stuffed dates and po ...
Food was fantastic! Stuffed dates and pork chop a must have!
The Rittenhouse burger was exceptional. ...
The Rittenhouse burger was exceptional. The fresh local goat cheese sprouts and red onion jam provided an outstanding flavor profile I will crave for years. The detail, service and atmosphere here is unmatched.
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!
Very noisy; no more upstairs dining room so near the bar. Food good , but not unusual or excellent. Would not go back ahead of many other restaurants.
A Hidden Gem
This is our second time back within the last month. My husband and I dine in Philly all the time, and this restaurant was recommended to us by a friend. We just love it here, one of my favorite places in Philly right now. The cocktails are amazing, and the food is delicious, along with perfect service. We had a birthday dinner here last Saturday night for my friend, and everything was perfect. Our server was a total sweetheart, she was very attentive and provided the best service ever. Her name was Sasha, she was great. She had the most welcoming smile and voice, nothing was a problem. We ordered so much food , a lot of appetizers, and rounds of cocktails, everything was amazing. I can't wait to go back!! Love it!!
The food is delicious and the staff is f ...
The food is delicious and the staff is friendly.
Romantic and special
Excellent service, was seated promptly for our reservation. The dates that everyone mentions are divine, and the entrees were fantastic! The wait staff was very attentive and able to answer my questions on the menu items.
Had the frittata for brunch. It hit the ...
Had the frittata for brunch. It hit the spot and was a huge portion. The strawberry mint prosecco pitcher was amazing.
We came into the city to see our son who ...
We came into the city to see our son who is studying at U of Penn. The food was great. The place was noisier than we expected (we are old) but overall we got used to it and had a wonderful time. The chairs were by far the most comfortable of any restaurant I have ever been to. Amazing. Would come back. Do you serve brunch?
Square 1682 is a hidden gem. It's has a ...
Square 1682 is a hidden gem. It's has a great lunch menu with diverse, flavorful options. The bacon wrapped dates are amazing although very small. All the entrees I've tried are amazing and well portioned. It's also reasonably priced.
We both had the breakfast sandwich and it was absolutely delicious as was the coffee. Service was also excellent. My only complaint was that all the tables are high tops and I hate high tops.
Brunch Before Orchestra
Went for brunch with my wife before a Sunday orchestra concert. Food was excellent - I had the pulled pork sandwich and my wife had the special salad. We shared the carrot cake for dessert. All were delicious. Portions were generous. Service was friendly but not always attentive - we finally had to ask a second time when it didn't come out after 10 minutes or so.
My filet mignon was lacking a little something. Something was missing. My date (my wife) enjoyed the scallops. The staff was attentive and pleasant. We would visit Square 1682 again.
The food was very good overall. We had t ...
The food was very good overall. We had the deviled eggs, bacon wrapped dates, and the Salmon. Each dish was great.
Always my fav lunch spot
Healthy, delicious food. Great service. Privacy to talk unlike other restaurants. It's my go-to place for business lunch AND a cocktail after work.
An overall good experience. They were di ...
An overall good experience. They were diligent about calling us when we left our backpack and also held on to the credit card we left behind.
Bacon wrapped figs were quite good. Menu ...
Bacon wrapped figs were quite good. Menu was somewhat limited, but things were otherwise good. Service was fine. Noise levels were a little high near the bar, though.
The salmon was delicious. The appetizer ...
The salmon was delicious. The appetizer with dates wrapped in bacon and goat cheese was fabulous. Great meal.
Service was great. Salmon and asparagus ...
Service was great. Salmon and asparagus grits were excellent.
nice spot near Rittenhouse Square. Corn ...
nice spot near Rittenhouse Square. Corner restaurant in Hotel Palomar. Food well-made, good quality not too complex brunch fare.
Short rib brunch a must try
Short rib brunch a must try
Good food bad timing
The food is always great and they are great with a party of six however, the timing for the food was awful. Our appetizers were brought out with our main dishes and so we were overwhelmed with food and couldn't really enjoy the space of the table and our drinks ...it was simply unfortunate.
The restaurant was nice, though it lacked some of the ambiance and imagination I was hoping for on our only night in Philly. The food was good. The duck entree was delicious, but the pork shank was average.
Great food in redesigned space
I was delighted to find that the restaurant reopened in the downstairs space of the Palomar. Some of the dishes from the old menu were there, including goat cheese stuffed dates. The duck breast and grilled octopus were delicious. A wonderful addition to center city close enough to dine before events at the Academy or Kimmel Center.
Great food, good service, a little tight ...
Great food, good service, a little tight but overall great place!
All good - wrapped dates and truffled popcorn hits
The menu was a modified version for Valentine's Day but all the good things we remember from before were there. The bacon wrapped dates are a MUST! and ask for their truffled popcorn!
Stayed at the hotel and ate at this rest ...
Stayed at the hotel and ate at this restaurant on a regular basis. The staff is so friendly and helpful! The hamburgers are to die for. Best in the downtown area. Also loved the Kale Salad - add chicken. So good!
Really outstanding place. Good drinks, i ...
Really outstanding place. Good drinks, interesting tapas, and great entrees. Superb service, and nice vibe to the place.
The food was excellent. Unfortunately fo ...
The food was excellent. Unfortunately for us, the noise level was deafening. It may have been due to the bachelorette party at the bar right next to our table but I suspect it's generally noisy because the place is essentially a bar with tables for dining. I'd go there again for the food any day but the noise level may be a deterrent.
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