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205 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5900 (City Center West)
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Ranked #236 of 3,733 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Asian, French
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: Walnut Street
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138 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Paso Robles, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I love Steak Tartare. That being said, Rouge in Rittenhouse offered up one of the best I have ever eaten. Perfectly spiced and delicate on the palate, this was a little plate of heaven. Also enjoyed a perfectly grilled Octopus dish, that might have been even better with a little less Cous Cous....this being an appetizer, it just was overkill... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I come to Philly perhaps once or twice a year. I used to always make Rouge a lunch time must when I return. This was so until Parc came about. The food is good but nothing special. The wines are interesting but growing in price. The service is inconsistent, but it always seems to err on the uppity. So I... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Had this recommended at the Hotel and it was good. Pretty French bistro, and we were told that they actually copied one in Paris. The food was great and it was quite popular with locals, wich is always a good thing. They usually know we're to go. we had the lamb it was delicious. Our waiter was efficient and friendly.... More

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Enjoyed a casual lunch while watching the flow of people and the beauty of Rittenhouse Square. Wonderful lunch choices especially the seared tuna sandwich. Spiced perfectly without being too spicy for me. Soba noodle side was special. Service was very attentive and our server was knowledgable about all the menu items including all the cheeses. Nice wine and cocktail selection.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is obviously a place to see and be seen but unlike some places with this distinction, the food is great too. So: 1. excellent food and service 2. really good people watching I had the Belgian endive and Bibb lettuce salad, the roast organic chicken with pureed potatoes and garlic lemon spinach. My friend had the feta and watermelon... More

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Seattle, Washington
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95 reviews 95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Stopped in late one evening and found a spot at the very cool oval bar. Clearly there were people there who wanted to be seen, but others were just hanging out with friends. The bartender was attentive to everyone. A pleasant experience, but not a place for a large group.

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Orlando, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place is really good for people watching! Had appetizers and a drink late Saturday afternoon and it was very enjoyable. Loved the escargot with goat cheese. The calamari was nothing special. Good but not fabulous creme brûlée. Prices are not cheap but you are really paying for a fantastic locale and overall experience.

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Princeton NJ
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The coffee here is great. I thought the food was fine, but nothing too special. What did make the experience special was sitting outside with a view of the park on a beautiful summer day.

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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The atmosphere was great here on a Saturday afternoon across from Rittenhouser Park. They have tables on the street but we sat inside with the wide windows open and it still felt like you were on the street. Inside is better because the tables and chairs on the street are very close together. Our lunches were very good from fish... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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104 reviews 104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

good food, cool modern french lunch spot. champagne bar in the middle of place. service was pretty good, little slow. i had the lettuce cups, was predicting more than 2 for 8$. kinda pricey and weren't worth 8$. tried a bite of the soft shell crab sandwich and that was pretty good. not bad, but don't think i would seek... More

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