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Vernick Food and Drink

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American, Seafood, Bistro
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2031 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (20th)
Broad Street Line: Walnut-Locust station Market-Frankford Line: 15th Street station
+1 267-639-6644
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4:30 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located at 2031 Walnut Street in the Rittenhouse Square area of...
Located at 2031 Walnut Street in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia, Vernick Food & Drink is an inviting neighborhood bistro. Chef Gregory Vernick focuses on using extraordinary regional products to create a menu of approachable, globally-inspired dishes. The "Drink" side of Vernick Food & Drink features craft cocktails, as well as careful selection of domestic and imported wines and beers. Since opening, Vernick Food & Drink has earned accolades from Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, James Beard Foundation, StarChefs and more.
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  • 3
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic service

Great atmosphere and excellent service. The food did not disappoint. Make sure you make reservations! Place is always full.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
KarenC604215
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Vancouver, Canada
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  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere and excellent service. The food did not disappoint. Make sure you make reservations! Place is always full.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I spent 10 days for business in Philadelphia and liked this restaurant so much that I ate there twice! Loved the sweet peas raviolis and the braised heart of Romaine.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

So we have been here about four times now and each time we don't get past the bar. Very unique drinks and I lovecwatching the bartender work. If the weather is nice the big windows are open to let the outside in. The menu is small with some rather different items. You should google it. I love all the small... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Small plates creatively crafted with passion and served by a fun loving staff all of whom work together seamlessly. Sorry about gushing, but the only bad things I can say about this restaurant are 1) it's a hard reservation to get so plan early, and 2) it is aimed at folks with an love of food who love to share... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

He loves the octopus. I am less adventurous, but everything was wonderful. Service was excellent. Wine by the glass was also good.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I came to philly with my husband and 8 yr old son....we loved this restaurant. The staff is very well trained and so welcoming! Our waitress found out we were from out of town and she wrote down a list of restaurants and activities to do! Our son is a very picky eater and he devoured the chicken dish!

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by friends so we made a reservation a few weeks out. I expected the place to be a bit "stuffy" but it was very laid back. The service was spectacular and the food quite good. I personally had two small seafood plates which were a great size combined for a meal. My wife also ordered two... More 

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Very talented chef. Everything we tried was delicious and surprising in the originality of taste combination. Do not miss this exceptional place. The service was friendly and professional.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The chef and food are just amazing. In single dinner i tasted the food from around the world. Simply brilliant

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

One word......outstanding! Highly recommend the mussels with the couscous, the braised rabbit, the beets with smoked ricotta and the desserts are fantastic. Service seems to done team style and works for them. Make a reservation because the place is beyond busy. They are only open for dinner and they start their prep for the day at 9am. Good eats.

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Additional Information about Vernick Food and Drink

Address: 2031 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: +1 267-639-6644
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2031 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (20th)
  • Public Transportation: Broad Street Line: Walnut-Locust station Market-Frankford Line: 15th Street station
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 267-639-6644

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 45
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Located at 2031 Walnut Street in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia, Vernick Food & Drink is an inviting neighborhood bistro. Chef Gregory Vernick focuses on using extraordinary regional products to create a menu of approachable, globally-inspired dishes. The "Drink" side of Vernick Food & Drink features craft cocktails, as well as careful selection of domestic and imported wines and beers. Since opening, Vernick Food & Drink has earned accolades from Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, James Beard Foundation, StarChefs and more.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?