About Square 1682
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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
It was a good experience. Had to wait ab ...
It was a good experience. Had to wait about 10 minutes beforehand in the hotel lobby, but we were early and it was a busy Saturday night so the short wait was understandable. Seated at the table furthest from the front door and directly next to where the servers/busboys would enter/exit the dining room. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise - our waiter seemed to be available whenever he was needed due to the proximity. The patrons at the table next to us were loud, on the border of being obnoxiously so, but nothing invasive so as to ruin the dining experience. Wine selection was suburb - had a glass of the Malbec which went perfectly with our appetizer of Grilled Baby Octopus. My girlfriend thoroughly enjoyed the Wild Mushroom Risotto, portion size was larger than she thought. I had the Scottish Salmon - was tender and succulent. Would've liked it to have been a little drier, but the portion size made up for it.
The hummus and eggplant, grilled octopus ...
The hummus and eggplant, grilled octopus and brussel sprouts were amazing. I would highly recommend these dishes. The octopus was grilled to perfection. The duck entree was very good as well. It was a bit noisy, however we dined on a Saturday evening so it was quite crowded. The cocktails were creative and delicious. Would definitely go again. Service was excellent; friendly and prompt.
Great vibes and atmosphere. Service was ...
Great vibes and atmosphere. Service was awesome. I got the shrimp and grits which I highly recommend. Absolutely delicious. My boyfriend got the duck. I was hesitant about trying but after one bite of trying it I wished a ordered that instead. Amazing. We got a side of mashed potatoes which was more than enough food. Highly recommend even though it's a small menu I'm sure everything else on it was just as good.
I went with co-workers to meet a friend ...
I went with co-workers to meet a friend of its we haven't seen in a while. It was restaurant week. None of us had ever been to the restaurant before. We LOVED it !! The food was amazing and the staff was very friendly. We all tasted each others food and we definitely decided that we will be returning and not just for restaurant week.
We chose this restaurant when we partici ...
We chose this restaurant when we participated in Phl "restaurant week". The location was ideal for visiting midtown, the service was gracious and the food was delicious, the truffle infused popcorn was addictive. Will be back!
I brought my mom for a special night on ...
I brought my mom for a special night on the town. We stayed in the Hotel Palomar and the restaurant was the obvious choice. We were lucky to end up being there during restaurant week. The price and amount of food was awesome! The entire wait staff was excellent. We enjoyed the food so much we went for brunch. Equally amazing. A lot of food for a decent price.
I met a few friends for my Boyfriend's b ...
I met a few friends for my Boyfriend's birthday. It was a Friday during restaurant week so we made reservations on OpenTable to ensure a table. We were seated as soon as we walked in. The food and drinks were great! I would definitely go again.
Great atmosphere. I really enjoyed the s ...
Great atmosphere. I really enjoyed the service and the server's drive to make sure the food was what I expected and when it didn't they made sure to accommodate me with another choice. Very comfortable place. More for sit down conversations and having a dinner.
Not a big fan of hotel restaurants, and ...
Not a big fan of hotel restaurants, and while this isn't marketed as one it sits in the lobby of the Palomar Hotel on Sansom Street across from the Sofitel. Food is eclectic and good, and the service is good as well, but it just doesn't feel like anything special. If you are staying at the Palomar or Sofitel it is a conveniently good place to eat, but if you are coming down for a dinner on the town there a lot of other options to go with.
I've been there twice in the last few we ...
I've been there twice in the last few weeks and enjoyed every bite of food both times. Great drinks and good wines. Good ambience, roomy, excellent service. Has energy, but not so overcrowded and loud that you can't have a conversation over dinner. My only suggestion would be a more extensive wine list to add more options to some of the really good choices they already have.
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.
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