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 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, 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
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!
The food was very good, and the service ...
The food was very good, and the service was excellent! Our waitress was very attentive and patient with us since it was the first time we had been to this restaurant. I would recommend this place as a great place to get together with friends to just relax and enjoy the evening. The only thing that I didn't like was the music was either really loud or you could barely hear it which made for awkward conversation because you would be talking over the music and then it was gone and you were practically screaming.
Starter good. Potatoes in entrée were se ...
Starter good. Potatoes in entrée were semi-raw. Complained to wait staff but got nothing more than "sorry". Would have expected something back (lass of wine, something off the bill ...). Service only semi-attentive.
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!
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