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Lacroix at The Rittenhouse

210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5726 (City Center West)
215-790-2533
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Ranked #22 of 3,732 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: 19th & Walnut
Transit: PHLASH
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.
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English first
Grimsby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I were fortunate to enjoy Sunday Brunch here on Father's Day and it was fantastic. We have never seen or eaten so much food and didn't eat again for the rest of the day. There was a huge array of foods available all beautifully presented and laid out for you to help yourself to throughout the restaurant... More

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Naples, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I don't know about other meals but we went to the Sunday brunch and it was memorable. First of all, Lacroix is very expensive so don't be surprised, but for a real treat, it is very special. The food and the staff were totally excellent. I am very critical and couldn't come up with anything that they could have done... More

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G Keith W, Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Mick 171: Thank you so much for your kind words. Clearly you are a discerning diner. We appreciate your loyalty and candor. All the best, Keith More

los angeles
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We ate at Lacroix primarily because we had a long day and it was in the hotel. We mentioned when we sat that we were tired and hungry. Lots of staff was all over the place but everything took excessively long, including taking the order, bringing the bread and ultimately the food. Encouraging them as much as we could without... More

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G Keith W, Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Tripindicular (great name btw) Thank you for your feedback. A typical dining experience at Lacroix for dinner is about 2 hours. I am sorry your evening lasted longer. I hope you will try us again and let us know that you would like to be in and out in 1.5 to two hours. We will be happy to accomodate... More

Haddonfield, NJ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I've had brunch at Lacroix three times and each time was consistently impeccable. The service is fabulous and the food is diverse and divine. The brunch is a buffet, served in stations around the beautiful restaurant and in the kitchen. Hors d'oeuvres, some quite unique such as strawberry soda shooters, are plentiful. The restaurant has little signs on each to... More

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G Keith W, Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Kristen: Thank you so much for not only your kind words, but for your benchmark descriptions of the food and service. It continues to be our most famous of all meal periods and I am happy we lived up to your expectations. I look forward to your return Keith More

Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The service was impeccable and the food fantastic. It is a bit pricey but well worth. We had to wait a bit for our table, so the waiter brought over a plate of munchies for us. The wine pairing was fun.

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

Dear Charlotte C, Thank you for joining us at Lacroix, I'm delighted that you were pleased with our service. I look forward to your next visit. Sylvain More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Me and my wife had dinner at Lacroix this past weekend. Amazing Food, Amazing Service, Amazing ambiance, Amazing view overseeing Rittenhouse Square. For me Lacroix remain the number 1 restaurant in Philadelphia.

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

Dear Lavender646, Thank you for your amazing review! We truly strive for excellence at Lacroix. We look forward to your next visit! Sylvain More

Philadelphia, PA
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

My wife and I had been frequenters of this restaurant in the era of Jean-Marie Lacroix, a veritable world-class chef and culinary genius. We tried to tolerate the subsequent reign of Matt Levin, but his culinary style, with its eccentric experimentation and stingy portions, just sent us packing. In fact, we avoided this restaurant for three years, not realizing that... More

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

DearAbsolutepalate, Thank you for your patronage over the years. I'm delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations. I shall pass along your compliments to the staff and Chef. Sincerely Sylvain More

Lancaster, PA
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280 reviews 280 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Over Easter weekend we had dinner here and Chris, Alexandra and the entire staff were amazing. Best service and attention ever. Chris in particular was both helpful and entertaining. The food selections were a little different--good but different. We were expecting French but they describe it as progressive American. Also there dress code is business casual....but many were there very... More

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

Dear Irishfan-80, Thank you very much for the wonderful review. I will pass along your compliments to the staff. Looking forward to see you again soon. Sylvain More

PA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

The breakfast was so delicious. The pastries they brought to the table were outstanding! Everything was perfectly cooked and tasted fantastic !

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

Dear Elyseh, I'm delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations. looking forward to your next visit! Sylvain More

Park Ridge
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We stayed at the Rittenhouse and went to this restaurant for dinner one night and breakfast. The food was absolutely wonderful and the service was unbelievable. They were great with the kids and were happy to help with anything we needed. Without a doubt I would go back to this restaurant and recommend it to anyone.

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

Dear Shannon C, What a feedback! Thank you Shannon for your kind words. We look forward to serve you and your family again soon. Sylvain More

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