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“Great experience its now on our Philadelphia list of must return restaurants” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lacroix at The Rittenhouse

Lacroix at The Rittenhouse
210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5726 (City Center West)
215-790-2533
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Ranked #15 of 3,780 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: 19th & Walnut
Transit: PHLASH
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.
Lambertville, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great experience its now on our Philadelphia list of must return restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

This was a second choice restaurant for us the other was booked full. It was a birthday dinner so we decided to splurge. They had a a 4 course pick your own or 8 course chef tasting 6 savory plus a few add ins and 2 sweet. We had the 8 course and was pleasantly presented our beautiful courses one after another. I will recommend if you thinking on adding the white truffle 30$ (if in season) each be "wise" on what it's placed on because its shaved on at table side. Service was impeccable! Well done. We weren't staying at the hotel but did use the valet service and left our car there and walked to the theater we had tickets for that nights show.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Dear 3chances,
Hope we are now your first choice restaurant in Philadelphia! Thank you for sharing your experience with others. A tres bientot.
Regards
Sylvain
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“Without Question - Best of Philadelphia”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is by FAR the best restaurant in Philadelphia. In NY we like Per Se, EMP, and Jean Georges. If you like those places, then you'll like Chef Jon Cichon and the entire team at Lacroix. Best front of house team in Philadelphia as well, and the best Sunday brunch in Philadelphia too. Did I mention that it's the best? Our only other choices for restaurants are.... in New York!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Dear freqtravler_r
Thank you for the outstanding review. We are very pleased to see how much you enjoyed our establishment, food and most of all service... looking forward to your next visit!
Sylvain
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“A "must do" breakfast spot if staying in the hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

I've only been to this restaurant for breakfast or brunch when staying in the hotel. If you have time in the morning, there's no better way to start your day. The atmosphere and food are excellent, with a lovely view of Rittenhouse square. The Sunday brunch is quite an experience, and I especially like the meandering way in which the food is presented, including multiple stops in the kitchen itself. The brunch is very popular and an advance reservation is a good idea.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review, December 14, 2012
Dear Travelpro513,
Thank you for your stellar review. I'm delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations. You should join us for dinner as well sometimes!
Sylvain
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Miami, Florida
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55 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Excellent Sunday bruch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

My wife and I had Sunday brunch at Lacroix and it was a thoroughly satisfying experience. It's buffet type, beginning with raw bar and other nibblies, including three types of caviar and blini's, fine oysters, decent shrimp, a not very exciting sushi. The other beginners ranged from very good (e.g octopus to ok) The salads were interesting, but we missed a simple salad to clear our palates. The main attraction, however, was in the kitchen, where one helped one self to the specials they had on offer. The carving station had top notch meat, cooked to perfection, including lamb chops, duck breasts and pork. Some very interesting dishes were also offered, duck legs with red-cabbage-- a perfect offering for the holiday season--wonderful brussel sprouts, and excellent potatoes. The meatballs were not very exciting. Desert was plentiful, but we preferred the raspberries with whipped cream (though were disappointed to discover the cream had sugar in it). The service was excellent. For us a good experience, though unlike many other fine Sunday brunches (for example the Biltmore in Santa Barbara California, where sparkling wine is included in the price) the drinks were expensive, making the value of the place a bit high. Still a very nice place to enjoy a leisurely and excellent Sunday brunch.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
Dear fiu222,
Thank you for taking the time to post your review and share your experinece with others. We are very pleased to see how much you enjoyed our Sunday Brunch. I look forward to sharing your review with the entire team. Looking forward to your next visit.
Regards
Sylvain
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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Special Occasion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Atmosphere in lovely. Menu is classic and special. I would reserve this place for a special occasion like an anniversary or birthday.

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Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
Dear Bonnie Z,
Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to serve you again soon.
Kind Regards. Sylvain
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