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205 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5900 (City Center West)
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Ranked #313 of 3,806 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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
Cuisines: American, Asian, French
Neighborhood: City Center West
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Walnut Street
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  • English first
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English first
New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I liked this place a few years ago, but this time the food and service were average - while the cost is high. It is in a great part of town and you can sit outside and look a Rittenhouse square which is pleasant.

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Sydney, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Spend a lazy late Saturday afternoon eating a great hamburger and chips. Really great stuff, not cheap, but a real treat. The space and staff are warm, welcoming, nd just plain enjoyable. Try the special sangria cocktail, it's probably the best 'afternoon' cocktail I've ever had. It's my new favourite Philly restaurant.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I really used to really like Rouge until recently. Ate there over the holidays with a group of 5. Two of us ordered truffle fries and got very sick afterwards I wrote to Rouge to tell them about it. I wasn't asking for anything; no compensation or a credit. I just wanted them to be aware of the experience we... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

I had lunch here, the nicoise salad. Wine was good, food great and service great as well. Lovely rear seared big tuna pieces on a salad with lettuce, tomato, carrot, potato and oniun. I did not like the olives, but then again have lived in Greece for several years so am probably spoiled in relation to these. All in all,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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207 reviews 207 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We really enjoyed our food (tuna melt and whoppers of burgers) and our waitress was very good. The front door staff that greeted us were just odd. Don't let that deter you - this place is a great stop for lunch!

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Parlin, New Jersey
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I love Rouge for the ambience. Something about the modern, somewhat feminine aesthetic is really appealing to me. The food is pretty decent as well. I recommend the steak frites. Also, they're famous for their burger but I've never tried it. Given the location, be prepared to spend a little more than what the food warrants, but overall, really a... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I really liked my dining experience at Rouge. The vibe was great and my server was AWESOME! My server had blonde hair and tattoos she also was really friendly. She also helped me pick new drinks for us to try with dinner. I tried a Rouge burger at Burger Brawl at XFINITY Live earlier this year and I was disappointed... More 

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Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Way over priced..Had better hamburger at 5 guys..Good service..BUT you can see it is not a highly rated restaurant in Philly..Good atmosphere..Give me a yes if it helps..

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

An ideal spot for a quiet Sunday brunch. The menu was different and beautifully crafted. The wait staff were excellent and very helpful. The location was great for a Sunday stroll.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It's really sad for me because Rouge used to be one of my favorite places. This was before I knew of Yelp so I never reviewed. After my last visit, however, I was left with my blood boiling and vouching to leave a "fair" review. The only reason this review is getting 3 stars is because I added a star... More 

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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: American, Asian, French

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