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.
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
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.
I chose this restaurant for our group of ...
I chose this restaurant for our group of 5 attending a conference at the nearby Lowes Hotel based on the variety on the menu and the gluten free options it offered. Everyone got something different and each of us enjoyed our food very much. Portions were generous and the service was attentive.
Went for my wives 45th birthday celebrat ...
Went for my wives 45th birthday celebration on a Saturday evening. There was a busy bar crowd having a fun night. We had a Great dinner with wonderfully executed dishes from start to finish. We brought the kids and loved that they brought a sugar cookie for my youngest to decorate while we had appetizers and then gave it to him for dessert. All 7 of us every morsel. Would definitely go back.
My boyfriend and I went on the last day ...
My boyfriend and I went on the last day of restaurant week in Philadelphia. It was September 23rd, 2016. We were just expecting a nice, quiet good meal.
Let me be very clear when I say our waiter was great, he really was, very attentive as well. However, we had ordered soup before our main course and after 1 and a half hours of sitting and waiting, all we had received was our soup. 1 and a half hours.....
By this point we are just so hungry, and my boyfriend is getting aggetated. We had to go put more money in the kiosk too. After 2 hours (no I'm not exaggerating) we finally got our entrees. Everything tasted delicious. My fish dish was the perfect size for me, but the beef that my boyfriend ordered wasn't a sufficient meal for even a child. Also, they were out of the the type of beef they were displaying on the menu.
I am so far from a complainer it isn't even funny, but this was a terrible experience. We are a younger couple with not much money to splurge on a nice dinner out, so when we do, all we expect is good food and normal service.
We of course, tipped our waiter a little over 20% as it wasn't his fault at all. However, only 15% was removed from our bill. I think that doesn't suffice for a 2 and a half hour dinner experience that should have easily been about half of that.
The food was great, but service is key. The best chef in the world, still must prepare food in a timely matter.
It's a shame, we would have went back there if we didn't have such bad service.
Hope this helps someone's future dinner selections!
Had an enjoyable lunch with college frie ...
Had an enjoyable lunch with college friends from areas outside Philly and also NJ. We make the trip in to meet for Restaurant Week each Fall. Had 2 who needed Gluten Free options and this fit the bill. No issues at all which is very important. Would definitely eat there again.
Square 1682 was ideal from a location do ...
Square 1682 was ideal from a location downtown in Philly perspective. The restaurant week selections were excellent and those 3 course dinners combined with very good mixed drinks made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The valet parking option is a must have if you are driving as we were coming in from picking up someone at PHL airport. Put it on your short list and you won't be disappointed.
Get together with friends from work who ...
Get together with friends from work who are now retired. We try to get together once a month and select restaurants we have never been to to try out. Square was a great hit especially for restaurant week. Great food, marvelous cocktails and wonderful service. Recommend for a good time.
The main Server was not very friendly we ...
The main Server was not very friendly we were made to feel as though we were bothering her when was asked for something. For example, a napkin to dry the table where the glass left condensation wondered why there wasn't a cocktail napkin to begin with.
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!
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