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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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    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
The BEST BRUNCH - EVER!

You've probably heard other restaurants claim to have the "best brunch" in the city....well, try LaCroix at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia and you will know you have found it. The most amazing I have ever experienced - so leave plenty of time - we took almost 3 hours. How about Caviar... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
BillAndVito
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PHILADELPHIA
Good for:
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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PHILADELPHIA
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

You've probably heard other restaurants claim to have the "best brunch" in the city....well, try LaCroix at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia and you will know you have found it. The most amazing I have ever experienced - so leave plenty of time - we took almost 3 hours. How about Caviar - Smoked Salmon - Oysters - just for... More 

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

Dear BillAndVito, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a raving review and for sharing your experience with others. I have to admit that the spread is quite unique, unusual and delectable! Join us again soon and Happy 4th of July weekend! Sylvain More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I've always loved the ambiance of this time-honored establishment. Great fare served with gusto and aplomb. Professionals all the way. A heavy price point, but worth it for the treetop view of the Square and the sense of indulgent luxury. Menu shifts regularly, so check it out more than once if possible during a visit.

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

Dear Craiggers We do try our very best to hit the mark on service and amenities every day. It is gratifying to say the least to read reviews like yours. Thank you very much for your support and please consider us your home in Philadelphia for all of your future visits. Sylvain More 

New Providence, New Jersey
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573 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We decided to have dinner at Lacroix without know much about it and not having any expectations. Everything exceeded our expectations because all of the dishes served were outstanding. The white asparagus with avocado salad was amazing as was the halibut and duck main course dishes. The goat cheese dessert was was very creative and delicious. The wait staff was... More 

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

Dear Ramadama, Your feedback and thorough review are truly appreciated. I am glad that we succeed in surprising you and I am personally looking forward to your next visit. Have a wonderful summer. Sincerely, Sylvain More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We had dinner there two nights in a row. The menu did not vary but was excellent. It offers a fixed price of $79 for four courses. My only complaint was that the courses were too big.The second (fish) course, was enough for a full meal, as was the third. The desserts were great = maybe the best was home... More 

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

Dear diane28970, It was a pleasure meeting you and your husband and I hope you enjoyed your visit to Philadelphia. I am truly sorry that you felt that way in regards of the portion sizes and I will share your comments with the Chef. The pastry team certainly does a wonderful job in combining/marrying flavors, and I am glad that... More 

NYC
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137 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We were very lucky to have enjoyed Sunday brunch at Lacroix recently. We have not been to Lacroix before and had no expectations- only knowing it reviewed highly. Coming from New York City, we do have our fair share of fine restaurants. But no brunch compares to Lacroix. Our big group arrived early and was greeted nicely by the hostess,... More 

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

Dear NYC Jenny, Justin Hersker and his team do a wonderful job taking care of the details in executing the service of Chef Jon Cichon's dishes. Going to the heart of our kitchen is definitely something memorable and one of a kind. We truly appreciate you taking the time to write such a thorough and thoughtful review. The highest compliment... More 

Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

All you have to know is that the Chef's Tasting Menu with Wine Pairings is superlative. Each course was thoughtfully conceived and excellently prepared and the wine pairings were the perfect compliment. The service is informed and friendly.

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

Dear Ken T, Thank you for your stellar review! We truly strive for excellence at Lacroix. We are looking forward to making your next experience another pleasant one. Please reach out to me on your next visit to Philadelphia! Kind Regards Sylvain More 

Los Angeles, California
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95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Wonderful, Chef's Tasting (prix fix) Menu on Rittenhouse Square. Excellent wine pairings to accompany.

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

Dear John_Schunhoff Thank you very much for the wonderful review. I will pass along your compliments to the staff and especially Justin, our Beverage Director, which I am sure, will be delighted by your remark. Sylvain More 

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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

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

Dear Tara T, Thank you so much for your kind words. Clearly you are a discerning diner. We appreciate your loyalty and candor. All the best, Sylvain More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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

Dear DavidMoore2328 First let me wish your wife and your daughter a belated birthday wish. I am happy you celebrated with us at Lacroix for such a special occasion. Please reach out to me personally when you decide to join us for dinner. Thank you for taking the time to post your experience. Sylvain More 

NJ
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear gerland, Thank you for the raving review and for recommending us to others. We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated staff all around, which reflects, as you have experienced it, on the customer's experience. Looking forward to serving you again in the near future. Sylvain More 

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Additional Information about Lacroix at The Rittenhouse

Address: 210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5726
Phone Number: 215-790-2533
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: French, Contemporary

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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: Scenic view, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions

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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