About Square 1682
Square 1682 presents a Modern American Kitchen menu thoughtfully and masterfully created by Executive Chef Robert “Bobby” 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 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.
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:
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 $20.50. 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
My meal was about $31, the high end of a ...
My meal was about $31, the high end of a $$ rating. I had the salmon. It was small and the fingerling potatoes were bland. I did like the squid on top. The sweet potato bisque was quite tasty. The waitress was attentive.
Dates wrapped in bacon were divine. The ...
Dates wrapped in bacon were divine. The Winter salad was perfect. My salad presentation was fab and I loved the goat cheese being smeared on the side of my bowl verses all up in my mixed greens and quinoa. Erin was our server and was super awesome and very helpful with familiarizing my daughter who is new to the city. We will definitely return!!!
We ate lunch on a Saturday morning aroun ...
We ate lunch on a Saturday morning around 10:00. The restaurant was not at all busy, which surprises me now that I have eaten there: the food was very good. One friend ordered basic breakfast (eggs, sausage, toast, etc.), I had Croque Madame, and another friend ordered the frittata of the day. The food was very good--the frittata was especially tasty--and the service good, but not outstanding. The decor is fairly lackluster, but we were far more interested in catching up and eating than in the furnishings. We all agreed we would eat there again if we return to Philadelphia.
I've been here multiple times and haven' ...
I've been here multiple times and haven't had a bad experience until now. I ordered the Ribeye (a few weeks prior, they offered a NY Strip, and prior to that I had a filet mignon. They change the steaks fairly often). I asked for it medium-rare and it came out raw. When one of the waitstaff came to check on us (not our waiter), I asked if they could heat it since it was too raw. I assumed they'd bring a new steak, but they merely reheated it.
Even after reheating, it was still raw. I left the steak and just ate the fries and some of the salad. About 20 minutes went by and neither the waiter nor the other guy came to check on my friend and me. It wasn't until the bill came that I got to inform the waiter about the disappointing steak.
He apologized and seemed genuine, but his lack of service while we ate (and his apparent obliviousness of me leaving an entire steak on my plate uneaten) was a total disappointment.
Thankfully, the waiter removed my entree from the bill, but I regret to say that I'm unsure whether I'll return.
Given my previous positive experiences, I might still recommend Square 1682, with the caveat of avoiding the steak.
Slow service, had to request lots of thi ...
Slow service, had to request lots of things that we would have assumed should have been on the table or came out with food (cream for coffee, ketchup, silverware). Price of a mimosa on New Year's Day was $20....ABSURD
Our party of 4 went here for a pre-theat ...
Our party of 4 went here for a pre-theatre dinner a few blocks from the theatre. The day before the restaurant called to confirm our reservation & I advised the time we needed to leave to make the theatre. When we arrived staff was fully aware of out timing needs, & the meal moved along perfectly- kitchen & server staff did an excellent job! Very interesting & diverse menu with small and large plates. We ordered about 7 items total, which was perfect. All dishes very nicely presented with excellent flavors. Very relaxed atmosphere. We will definitely return.
Enjoyed Square 1682 very much. Sat a ba ...
Enjoyed Square 1682 very much. Sat a bar for a bit which was nice and seated on time for our reservations.... It was a week night so not terribly crowded. I had eaten there once before during Restaurant week.
Would recommend as a nice place to have dinner and visit with friends.
This was a great choice for a couple's d ...
This was a great choice for a couple's dinner. Atmosphere was a little on the noisy side but not so loud that it was bothersome. Service was very attentive and the food was delicious and very high quality. Filet Mignon was wonderful and the bacon wrapped dates are a must have! A little jewel of Center City.
Square 1682 is terrific, always has been ...
Square 1682 is terrific, always has been and just gets better each time I go. Thanks Adam for recommending the excellent pork shank. The pumpkin soup was superb. I also should mention the excellent Square 1682 cabarnet.
Came with a group of 10, many from out o ...
Came with a group of 10, many from out of state, and enjoyed a lovely dinner where every food allergy (celiac/gluten-free) and taste (vegan/vegetarian) were catered to (ask for the popcorn appetizer with the bread basket) and enjoyed.
Waitress just ok... I listed it was my a ...
Waitress just ok... I listed it was my anniversary and nobody even mentioned it. Food and drinks were good though. Casual dining experience... thought it would be a bit note upscale because of the center city location.
The hostess was very accommodating and t ...
The hostess was very accommodating and the waitress was genuinely kind and helpful, offering suggestions and being very attentive but not overbearing. The ambiance is tastefully decorated and all aesthetic elements blend well to create an environment atmosphere for a date night.
The food was decent but some of the sauc ...
The food was decent but some of the sauces did not pair well with the food. (I wasn't a fan of my beef and my wife was satisfied but less than thrilled with her snapper. The appetizers were mussels and octopus. The portion sizes were pretty small. When a restaurant is like that, I typically expect that the food surpasses "decent." The staff, however, were fantastic. And the wait time for the food was good, too. The environment was nice too. Casual vibe with just the right touch of swanky.
Shame for such a trendy place attached t ...
Shame for such a trendy place attached to the Kimpton hotel and serving delicious food with a seasonal touch, to have such bad hostess service! We would have turned away from the beginning if we weren't starving and wanting to warm up. I only regret that the excellent food left me with a bad taste due to their attitude( the hostess' only, the rest of the staff was ok) .
My husband and I went here while we were ...
My husband and I went here while we were visiting Philadelphia. The food was delicious and not overpowering. The cocktails were fresh and the beer was local. The service was fantastic. Our waitress had a table of 10 along with ours and we were never waiting. Dessert was melt in your mouth amazing as well.
We had the grilled octopus, dates, and duck small plates. Then we had the duck breast and pork chops for our meal. For dessert we had the yam cake and cheesecake.
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