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277 S 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (City Center West)
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Ranked #22 of 3,688 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: Corner of 18th and Locust Street
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89% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The sell Parc as a slice of Paris in Philadelphia, and they do a pretty good job. The atmosphere does give you that Parisian feel, like you have just come from the Louvre. I enjoy the food and find the quality to be good, but the prize of this location is the location and the décor. Across from the park... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Very much the French Bistro - very well turned out, very well managed - this should be on your list when making a dining choice in the Rittenhouse Square area ( on which it faces ). We shared 5 courses and everything was scrumptious and well presented. Even the breadbasket was superb. Service was very well paced with consistency with... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is highly overrated in my book. I think this would be the place to go for cocktails and hors'd oeuvre. Dinner was expensive and not that good. On the positive, our waitress was wonderful and accommodating. The draw looks to be the outside tables and the social crowd.

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Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We have previously visited Parc for Dinner when in town. On this occasion we went for Breakfast. It was very good and reminded me of bistros in Paris. Our food was excellent. The Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict were particularly good. Service was good.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Before going to Philadelphia I researched the area and decided to have lunch at Parc. I'm a big fan of Belgian/French cuisine and since most of the reviews were great I expected to have a fabulous lunch. I was disappointed. FOOD. French onion soup was just ok. My wife ordered a Roasted chicken and it was undercooked and bloody. My... More

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Newport Beach, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Fantastic atmosphere with the feel of a large French bistro. The food was quite good...all 5 of us ordered different dishes and enjoyed them all. The service was friendly and attentive.

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Peoples' Republic of Boulder
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

We were there for the last night of a hectic convention trip. Parc was the perfect place to relax, share a great meal with great wine, and start to unwind. Although we came at 9:00 Sunday night, the restaurant was crowded; we wouldn't have gotten in without a reservation. Our group mainly chose the roast chicken, based on the recommendation... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

First time at this restaurant and I was very impressed. After an experience at a local spa, this was very refreshing. The staff persons was very friendly and engaged us in small talk as we waited for a table. We sat inside by the window for the outside, inside experience. Staff was accommodating, continued to come to the table to... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The interior decor alone is worth a visit. Tiles mirrors lighting chairs tables waiter uniforms are all exact replicas of French or Belgian cafés. We stopped for desert only. The apple tart tatin was exquisite glorious caramelisation buttery pastry. Really better than the creme brule and baba au rhum. Pricey but cheaper than going to Europe.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Visited Parc for lunch w friends at noon on Saturday. Restaurant was packed. Had a 40 min wait. The food was excellent. Large portions, great bread basket. The place is just cool.

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