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Rouge

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205 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5900 (Walnut Street)
215-732-6622
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere and food

Had dinner there on a Thursday night and the place was full. Tables outside and inside. The semi circular bar inside has a great ambiance and offers great choice of drinks. The food is very good, not a big menu but you can find anything from hamburgers to branzino. Both are very good by the way... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
globetraveleler
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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Owings Mills, Maryland
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I loved that there was both streetside café like seating and that the entire restaurant was open to the outside on this gorgeous summer Sunday. The brunch menu was just right in the offerings size, and we both had egg dishes. Add in the spicy bloody mary and the morning... ahem.,afternoon...started just right. Lots of other great choices on both... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had dinner there on a Thursday night and the place was full. Tables outside and inside. The semi circular bar inside has a great ambiance and offers great choice of drinks. The food is very good, not a big menu but you can find anything from hamburgers to branzino. Both are very good by the way. You may to wait... More 

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We went here for lunch midweek and found the food and service to be great. You are able to sit outside or in with a wonderful view of Rittenhouse Square. It is a smaller spot so room is limited and it can get rather loud.

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Rouge has a great bar and a rather jazzy atmosphere looking out to Rittenhouse Square. Dinner menu is not so extensive and having been there only once before and about nine years ago I was disappointed that there was not much innovation in the menu. Food was okay and perhaps could have been better, but to me this is a... More 

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Carrollton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Sat outside the Rouge burger and the hanger steak salad were fabulous! Cocktails great too! Best margarita in a while!!! Great people watching spot outside!

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Dunedin, Florida
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239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Came to the fare for the summer art show and needed to eat. Wandered the square and read menus and selected Rouge for its eclectic menu for lunch. Could get bresala on the cartucerie. Pleasant seating outside, Friendly host and staff. Interesting starters for sharing like steak tartar omitted from so many restaurants in the past decades.We shall return.

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Saugus, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is one of those restaurants I always go to when I am in Philly at least one night for dinner (sometimes two). One a nice night, you can site outside, people watch and just relax. The food is great, never had something that I didn't like. The atmosphere is laid back, so the servers aren't hovering, which is great... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Excellent in midst of busy people watching Rittenhouse Square. Came for the festival today and scoped out this place for a bite. There was a 30 minute wait for outside table but inside we were seated right away at the corner table as you people watch as they go by. Music is mix from uh hum.. My generation while the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Came here for a few drinks. We sat outside and had some soup. Service wasn't the best and it was a little high priced which I kind of expected being in an nicer part of town.

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06902
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Small place that gets packed with energy and the late crowd as the night moves on....good small menu with interesting plates.

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Additional Information about Rouge

Address: 205 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5900
Phone Number: 215-732-6622
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: French, American, Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5900
    (Walnut Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: 215-732-6622

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: French, American, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?