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
Wasn't happy with pretty much any of the ...
Wasn't happy with pretty much any of the meal. Butter with bread was "freezer burnt"/refrigerator taste; hummus was supposed to come with garlic naan and came with dry led out crumbly forcacci that had water dripped on it I guess to moisten it but actually just made soggy spots; kale was greasy. Pork chop tasted good. Service was slow and inattentive.
Awesome Food for Sunday Brunch
Great food with diverse options for a Sunday brunch. Had the gamut across our party from a nice quinoa and greens salad with shrimp (and awesome blueberry vinaigrette) to the chicken salad sandwich with nice side salad to the traditional eggs/bacon/potatoes and toast (with house-made jam, and the wheat toast was 9-grain) to the frittata of the day loaded with veggies. Coffee was pricey but good and service was very attentive.
My wife and I recently went here for bru ...
My wife and I recently went here for brunch on our anniversary weekend. We were visiting the area, and had no idea where to go for brunch on our final day in Philadelphia. A search for area restaurants with gluten-free options turned up Square 1682. We made reservations, taking a chance...and were highly rewarded for doing so. We loved the ambiance of the restaurant and the many gluten-free options on the menu. The service was excellent. We were seated promptly, and our waitress took care of us during our meal. We would definitely eat here again!
great positive surprise
I ate last week twice in Square 1682. Both times the food was just superb and was beautifully served, with lots of colors and in charming plates. In the large plates section, the Braised Beef Short Rib was one of the best I have ever had and both the Skuna Bay Salmon and the Herb Crusted Tuna were excellent (I personally slightly prefer the Salmon). The small plate of Grilled Octopus (with the right spiciness to it) and duck toast were very unique. Oh, and the deserts are out of this world (particularly the cheese cake!!!).
The atmosphere is very nice with a lovely bar scene. The presence of the hotel lobby, which one should cross on the way to restrooms, actually helps to build a more special atmosphere. Highly recommended; I will definitely come back!
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
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!
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!!
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.
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.
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.