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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 - 10:00 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, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • 201
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
Amazing Cocktails

I can only speak to the drinks, and only with the highest praise. Kudos to our bartender Lauryn who offered up selections based on our preferences. My wife and her friend received drinks from the menu, but I was treated to a custom daiquiri (straight up, of course - frozen is for spring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2016
Will K
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Cape May, NJ
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Cape May, NJ
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

I can only speak to the drinks, and only with the highest praise. Kudos to our bartender Lauryn who offered up selections based on our preferences. My wife and her friend received drinks from the menu, but I was treated to a custom daiquiri (straight up, of course - frozen is for spring breakers). Lauryn definitely knows what she's doing... More 

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

Wiil K, Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience in the Library Bar so much. I will be sure to share your comments on cocktail with Lauryn...I am sure that she will be encouraged to hear it! She is a true gem! S. More 

Voorhees, New Jersey
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My husband and I recently dined at LaCroix and were extremely impressed and delighted by the entire experience. Just the week prior, we dined at Daniel in New York City, and as highly regarded as Daniel is in culinary circles, Lacroix was actually better from the wine selection to the food. We were particularly taken with the sommelier. We had... More 

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1 Thank HJG18
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear HJG18, I had the pleasure of reading your review aloud at an all associate meeting last week. The team here was beaming at your praise and recognition of their efforts. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing and please join us again soon. Sincerely, Sylvain More 

New Jersey
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

The two of us were at the restaurant for a birthday dinner. The menu was set with four choices including dessert. The dishes were well prepared and imaginative. The wine list was extensive.

Helpful?
Thank pilgrim672015
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear pilgrim672015, Happy belated birthday and thank you for sharing your experience with others. Happy New Year to you and yours! Sylvain More 

Newark, Delaware
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

While Dinner at Lacroix is an experience that should not be missed, their Sunday Brunch is by far the BEST in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.... a true culinary experience

Helpful?
Thank Kathie B
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Kathie B Thank you for posting your review and for complimenting our Sunday Brunch. It is quite a unique display! Looking forward to welcoming you again soon! Happy and Prosperous 2016. More 

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

During a stay at the Rittenhouse we took most of our meals at Lacroix as the weather was bitter cold for us. Everything was wonderful and I cannot say enough about the food and the service.

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

Dear Raymmond D., I am trully sorry about the weather but so glad we were able to welcome you in our home. Thank you so much for your kind words in regards of the food and service. Happy New Year from all of us to you and yours! Sincerely. Sylvain More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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168 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Lacroix may be trying to occupy the position long held by Le Bec Fin as the destination spot for diners looking for a Michelin star type experience. If so, they are not quite there. You have a choice of prix fixe menus: a 9 or 10 course meal, or a 4 course meal, and in general, the food is quite... More 

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1 Thank putnik123
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Putnick123, Thank you so much for posting your review on trip advisor. At Lacroix, we are in constant pursuit of perfection therefore such comments are very important to us. We will continue to work hard each and every day to achieve that Michelin start type experience that you are mentioning in your review, and perhaps, we might surprise you... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We were looking forward to dinner with old friends at Lacroix. Thank goodness the company was good because everything else about this dinner was abysmal. They started by trying to push the pricey four-course dinner and didn't give us the a la carte menu until we asked for it. We also didn't get napkins, silverware or bread until we asked... More 

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

Dear Brenda F., Hope this note finds you well and thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am sorry that we could not make your evening as memorable as we anticipated and also a little confuse by some of your remarks, therefore, I would kindly ask for an opportunity to discuss the matter with you in... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

My expectations started to fall with the first round of appetizers. When the best item from an enormous selection is the shellfish bar, you know you're in trouble. Who can't crack an oyster shell? All the other tid bits were lacking in distinction. The entrees were even less impressive. The duck was so-so, the hot dishes were bland and over-cooked.... More 

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

Dear Stacia F. Thank you for your review. I want to personally apologize for the unfulfilled experience you had with our Sunday Brunch. I am truly sorry and I would love the opportunity to discuss the matter with you at your earliest convenience, so I can better understand the shortfall. I can be reach at 215-790-2533. Looking forward to speaking... More 

Chester county, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I had my heart set on dressing up, talking the train into the city and doing a highly decorated brunch. We took the 4 kids, 3 out of 4 are foodies, and have to say it was awesome! The diversity of the offerings, the environment of entering the kitchen for 1/2 of the stations to the service was off the... More 

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1 Thank Peter R
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Peter R, Brunch at Lacroix can certainly be a lot of fun, and a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon with your family. Point taken in regards of the children menu price, so please reach out to me directly on your next visit to the restaurant so we can make it up to you. Sincerely Sylvain More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Wonderful option inside the Rittenhouse Hotel and Condominium. This is a great place for a "special occasion" meal.

Helpful?
Thank Jennifer H
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer H, Thank you for this outstanding review and for recommending us to others. 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: Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic

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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