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Garces Trading Company

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1111 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5890 (Locust & Quince)
215-574-1099
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10:00 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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 8
    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
Great family meal

We were 8. Had a great set of meal. Pasta and steak were both great. Service was tremendous. Cauliflower appetizer was good as was the duck.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
drlouiepa
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Hanover, NH
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Forgot to check the hours of the restaurant we wanted to go to and realized when we got there that they were closed on Mondays. Stumbled around looking for a place. A stranger suggested 2 options. Mentioned that the 2nd one was a famous chef. Tried that one. Super amazing fabulous food. We were under dressed and maybe not the... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A local sent us to this dining establishment and I had high hopes. The service was excellent, not intrusive, quick and attentive. The chicken I had was covered in a green sauce, pounded thin with no sides. My friend had a salad that was fine but she would not order it again. I would not go out of my way... More 

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

One of my favorite spots in the city! GTC's menu is well-curated with a focus on traditional European dishes, many with a little twist courtesy of the Chef. I'm partial to dining at the bar - Josh is super attentive & is always ready to shake up a classic cocktail (preferably dirty Tito on the rocks) or one of the... More 

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Garces Trading Company has long been a favorite during our annual visits to Philadelphia. While the cuisine is still excellent, the setting has changed and the service has slipped a bit. We were initially seated against a wall with a curtain even though plenty of better two-seat tables were available on a Sunday night. There were only four entrees... More 

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Washington DC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This was the 3rd dinner (first two were great/very good) out in Philly for our family of four (2 older teens and 2 adults) adventurous eaters. Let me start by saying the artificial flowers in the entrance way set up to mimic a French market need to go, no one is buying the trumped up scene and it really detracts... More 

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Paramus, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

this is the second time we have eaten at the Trading Company. On both visits the food was superb. the service was excellent --knowledgeable and friendly. And, the prices are very reasonable.

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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130 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

There are a number of better places in Philadelphia to eat - so this is Average to Very Good. Here is what is good - and not so good. You must read the not so good. Good - The warm Mozzarella appetizer, various steak entrees, vichyssoise soup and charcuterie apps. Not so good - Well the service is uneven -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We were 8. Had a great set of meal. Pasta and steak were both great. Service was tremendous. Cauliflower appetizer was good as was the duck.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband and I were given a gift certificate here. We used it last night to celebrate my husband's birthday and we were blown away by the food. The duck salad was a meal in itself and the pasta dishes that we had were wonderful. The biggest criticism we have is that it is probably the noisiest restaurant we have... More 

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Boynton Beach
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We stopped here for a drink before the theatre and my wife really loved her lemon drop Martini. Best ever.

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Additional Information about Garces Trading Company

Address: 1111 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5890
Phone Number: 215-574-1099
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Cafe, European

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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: Cafe, 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?