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Garces Trading Company

1111 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5890 (City Center West)
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Ranked #193 of 3,732 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Café
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: Locust & Quince
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.
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81% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A friend and I had lunch at Garces Trading Company in their outdoor seating area. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our meals down to the bread that came with them! The service was fantastic, and I cannot wait to go again.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The umbrella tables outside are a welcomed reprieve from walking around Center City. My croque madame was one of the best I have ever had, along side a small deep green, leafy salad and some duck fat fries. The have a small market inside offering among other things, delicious oils and salts, as well as a very approachable wine selection.

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Turku, Finland
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

A nice restaurant right in the heart of Philly. Try the house specialty, Steak Frites, it's very good. Get a table outside if possible.

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a sister restaurant to Amada, one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. This was our visit to The Trading Company which the waiter described a more of a bistro style compared to Amada which is tapas. You can buy alcohol here or buy a bottle at the adjoining (small) state store...but pay a $15 corkage fee. Food was... More

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

had excellent chicken dish (would have liked more carrots, only 2!) and great fun with friends. Yet, it was extremely loud. We had reservations from 8pm-10pm. At 10:15, we were asked to move to the bar to make room for a large party -- they offered to buy us drinks (which was very nice); we were ready to leave and... More

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Montgomery County, PA
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117 reviews 117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had to check the other reviews to assure myself I was writing about the same restaurant. We dined with out-of-town friends at Garces Trading Company following a visit to the Barnes Foundation. We sat outside (my guests selected the restaurant as well as the outdoor seating) on Locust Street . . . the roar of the Patco line under... More

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Paramus, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I liked the style of the place completely. The food was pretty good also. My only reservation is that the short ribs entree was a little dry, which I never expect from that type of entree. I will say that the accompaniments were great, especially the horseradish polenta. The wines by the glass were also good. And it's always nice... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I went here for lunch the other day and had an enjoyable meal. The fried egg sandwich was tasty and the ambiance was nice. The quality of the meal was very good for the price and overall I would recommend for a lunch spot.

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Pottstown Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I went here the other day for a friend's birthday dinner and I definitely wasn't disappointed. I had the most superb steak I have ever eaten in my life! I definitely recommend this place, I just wish the service was a little better.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Last friday, after sitting through a long Commencment ceremony where my nephew received his PhD, the family adjourned to the Garces Trading Company for lunch. The service was wonderful and the selections were out of this world. The wine and beer selection was outstanding with several good local brews on tap. For starters we shared the charcuterie platter and the... More

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