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Lacroix at The Rittenhouse

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City Center West
French, Contemporary
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210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5726 (19th & Walnut)
PHLASH
215-790-2533
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This restaurant is at The Rittenhouse Hotel
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6:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in the prestigious Rittenhouse Hotel, gazing over downtown...
Located in the prestigious Rittenhouse Hotel, gazing over downtown Philadelphia's most elegant square, Lacroix has become a landmark in its own right. Romantic and evocative, our dining room beckons with the luminous glow of candlelight. Indulge your palate in our world-class menu, composed of the freshest ingredients.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Scenic view
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Outstanding

I have been to Lacroix on several occasions, and every visit is as satisfying as the last. The ambiance is refined and refreshing and the food is just as luxurious. Every meal is presented elegantly. The butter served on slate paired with the assorted bread crisps is a perfect way to begin the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Tara T
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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253 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I have been to Lacroix on several occasions, and every visit is as satisfying as the last. The ambiance is refined and refreshing and the food is just as luxurious. Every meal is presented elegantly. The butter served on slate paired with the assorted bread crisps is a perfect way to begin the meal. I especially enjoy the Crescent Farm... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is the last place standing where serious, yet relaxed dining takes place in Philadelphia. It reminds me of a restaurant at a Relais property France. The staff is wonderful (I spent many years in the "business," and I love professional enthusiasm), and the food was really something. We were at Sunday Brunch - not an inexpensive proposition - but... More 

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NJ
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Last night my wife and I dined at Lacroix to celebrate our wedding anniversary. It was our first visit there, and was chosen in large part based on the excellent reviews it has received. We were not disappointed at all. It was, as my review title calls it, spectacular. We chose to order the chefs tasting menu with the wine... More 

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Newark, Delaware
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Lacroix Review I chose the Lacroix brunch to taste a wide sample of the food. Many of Lacroix's specialties are available during the brunch, so it is one of the best ways to sample a broad swath of the menu. My husband was with me so that we could celebrate our birthdays and wedding anniversary. Lacroix is a multi level... More 

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Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Eva B., Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your Brunch at Lacroix. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. I will share your comments and feedbacks with my F&B team, so please rest assured that we will be taking the appropriate measures to... More 

Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Coming to this restaurant is just an unbelievable experience every time. We were here for the first time in 2008 for our wedding reception and have been back several times since then. The most recent trip to this restaurant was for their amazing Sunday brunch. Everything from food, to decor to service is amazing at this venue. We were here... More 

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Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear ywood2014, Thank you for your patronage over the years. Our Brunch offers a great variety of dishes, with some of them being a little more kids friendly as you pointed out. Thank you so much for your endorsement...It means a great deal. Looking forward to your next visit. Sincerely. Sylvain More 

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

So we were here for a private Birthday luncheon, and it was fabulous. The service is over and BEYOND wonderful! Cocktails and hors d' oeuvres were absolutely amazing, served on giant slices of wood plank or on a bed of seeds or in little spoons, just great presentation. Lunch was perfect! The squash soup light and creamy at the same... More 

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Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear jandean405 We appreciate your comments regarding your luncheon at Lacroix. It is always a pleasure to receive positive/outstanding feedback. I will share your comments with the F&B team, who I am certain will be encouraged by your remarks. Thank you again for sharing your experience with others, and we look forward to serving you in the future. Sincerely, Sylvain More 

Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went a breakfast on a wednesday morning. Usually we go over the weekend and order a la carte. For the week days they have a buffet and a la carte. Both of us decided to get the buffet. Next time I would skip that and do the a la carte again. My boyfriend on the other hand loved and... More 

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Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear jojoruss, Thank you for sharing your experience with others and for taking the time to post your review. See you soon. Kind Regards, Sylvain More 

Philadelphia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had the 4 course Prix Fixe dinner on New Year's Eve. One of the best meals I ever had. Never ordered a steak med/rare in my life but did that night on Chef's recommendation and it was best steak I ever had! Service was exemplary! Atmosphere was festive and fun.

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Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Minkey13, Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your tasting menu and please join us again soon. Happy New Year! Sylvain More 

Wilmington, Delaware
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Brunch was interesting, not sure I liked going into the kitchen for food, service was very good and some of the food was excellent but I expected more for the price, not sure I would go back for brunch, have eaten lunch and dinner here and had a better experience.

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Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Karen M. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your Brunch. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At Lacroix, we continuously strive to meet your needs and expectations; therefore your feedback is very important to us. I will love to hear a little... More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Brunch is amazing, the french twist and half price bottles of champagne are great, but I love the fact that you actually go into the kitchen with the chefs for the main brunch courses!!! One of my favorite places in the world for brunch!!!

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Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Truth 1978, Thank you for your kind words in regards of the Brunch. Your comments are much appreciated! Sincerely. Sylvain More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5726
    (19th & Walnut)
  • Public Transportation: PHLASH
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: 215-790-2533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients

Description

Located in the prestigious Rittenhouse Hotel, gazing over downtown Philadelphia's most elegant square, Lacroix has become a landmark in its own right. Romantic and evocative, our dining room beckons with the luminous glow of candlelight. Indulge your palate in our world-class menu, composed of the freshest ingredients.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm

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