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1111 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5890 (Locust & Quince)
215-574-1099
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Garces Trading Company is a gourmet market/cafe with a European flair...
Garces Trading Company is a gourmet market/cafe with a European flair. Perfect for a quick in-and-out or a casual sit down meal. This multi-purpose space features a host of house made and imported foods under the Garces Trading Company label including olive oils and vinegars, charcuterie and Chef Garces’ signature coffee House Specialties Paella Valenciana, El Cubano Clásico, Charcuterie & Cheese, Coq au Vin, Carbonated cocktails, fresh fruit sangrias and an extensive European wine list.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Benjamin was a great waiter!

leisurely lunch at one of our go-to Philly spots. Lunch special is such a good deal. Endive salad is much larger and more complex than you would expect and pasta e fagioli with sausage has super flavor. Highlight of the lunch though was Benjamin - even though he was handling a lot of tables, he... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
annludwig
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Ocean View, Delaware
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ocean View, Delaware
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

leisurely lunch at one of our go-to Philly spots. Lunch special is such a good deal. Endive salad is much larger and more complex than you would expect and pasta e fagioli with sausage has super flavor. Highlight of the lunch though was Benjamin - even though he was handling a lot of tables, he attended to every detail and... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A very reasonable meal with a good selection of inexpensive wines. Here for a convention and it was close to convention area and a nice walk led us to a good meal. Attentive service. Just too much wood and brick in the room made for difficult conversation. And we were seated at a high top table -- not the most... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Try this while visiting from out of town. Menu was broad enough to accommodate four different types of guest. Service was prompt and attentive without being over bearing. The bar seemed to be a hot spot. An enjoyable experience

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Ulm
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118 reviews 118 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The restaurant has an interesting menu with to me a French/Mediterranean influence. The service is attentive, the wine list is too small. They odder two tasting menus. We chose the bigger one, which was too me too much food. Less and more focus on the quality and how the menu is assembled and the dishes follow would have been better.

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Philadelphia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Friday night we had a reservation for four but at the last minute more folks wanted to join us. Despite the Valentine's Day weekend crush, The Trading Company had no problem getting us an 8:30 pm table and in the end we had a great semi private and very cheerful spot by the window to accommodate eight! We were a... More 

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New Castle, Delaware
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125 reviews 125 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is the second time that we have frequented the Garces Trading Company but I do not think it will be our last. The establishment was celebrating Restaurant Week so they had a special menu for us. My wife and I each selected a different appetizer, entree and dessert. We shared with each other so we each could savor the... More 

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Recently had a pleasant brunch at Garces Trading company. A la carte selections were very good in an informal atmosphere. Service was excellent and very attentive.

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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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93 reviews 93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We happened to be in the city yesterday and it was restaurant week. We called late (around 1:40pm) and they said come on in. When we got there they said "did we have a reservation". We said "you said we did not need one". However, once we got to the table it was pure bliss. Ann Marie was our server... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

the place was super busy and it was right after the holidays so it may have been staffing. Brunch was good and worth the money.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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64 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Came here on a Saturday night for large birthday party, probably 20 people. Initially, we waited a few minutes by the empty host desk. When the host came around, I inquired about the party. He pointed towards the back of the restaurant and made a face as though we should have walked around ourselves to find the party instead of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1111 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5890
    (Locust & Quince)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215-574-1099

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Café, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Garces Trading Company is a gourmet market/cafe with a European flair. Perfect for a quick in-and-out or a casual sit down meal. This multi-purpose space features a host of house made and imported foods under the Garces Trading Company label including olive oils and vinegars, charcuterie and Chef Garces’ signature coffee House Specialties Paella Valenciana, El Cubano Clásico, Charcuterie & Cheese, Coq au Vin, Carbonated cocktails, fresh fruit sangrias and an extensive European wine list.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?