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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
Today
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: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, 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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  • 186
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 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
Great Food and Wine List, Superb Staff

I've had French dining in many places in the world but this one certainly ranks among the best. An amazing wine list, both pricey and reasonable selections, everything great and served properly. Don't miss!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Emily J
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Santa Barbara, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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Santa Barbara, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I've had French dining in many places in the world but this one certainly ranks among the best. An amazing wine list, both pricey and reasonable selections, everything great and served properly. Don't miss!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Had a fantastic Dinner with my Wife, my Brothers girl friend and my Brother. This restaurant has their GAME face on. We had terrific service and a really great time. I don't do French but I do now Thanks all.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My boyfriend and I dined at Lacroix to celebrate my new job. Since he had made the reservations, so many of the staff politely congratulated me. Our server, Benjamin, was fun, polite, informed, and wonderful. The sommelier and all other staff were also on point. Perfect service from when we walked in to when we walked out 3 hours later.... More 

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

Dear Jenny J. Congratulations on the new Job and thank you for celebrating with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience so much, and I know that Ben and the rest of the team will be delighted by your comments. Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Sylvain More 

Millersville, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The food overall was wonderful. The raw bar and appetizer area were my favorite. So many choices. I think I got my money's worth in sushi and cocktail shrimp alone. Hehe. The hot items are in the kitchen which is cool but I wish I would've known that or I'd have worn more sensible shoes. I didn't wanna fall with... More 

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

Dear punkystyle77 Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent brunch at Lacroix. I am sorry that your entire experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. I will share your comments with our executive Chef and we will ensure to correct the shortfall immediately. The raw bar is definitely... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Lacroix should be in the top ten of Philadelphia restaurants. At the recommendation of a Philly native, we celebrated our 33rd anniversary last week with the Chef's Mulit-Course Tasting Menu. Each course was tasty, beautiful, and distinctive. Our culinary guide (I hesitate to call him a waiter), Michael, was a knowledgeable and congenial Lguide during our culinary feast. The entire... More 

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

Dear 1CMG, First of all, Happy Anniversary! I will share your compliments with Michael, your "culinary guide", and the rest of the team. I am glad to hear that we succeeded in making that evening a special night for you both. Thank you for taking the time to write this thoughtful review and please do not wait another year to... More 

PHILADELPHIA
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 18 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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575 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 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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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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 75 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 

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Scenic view

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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