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Vernick Food & Drink


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Fromage Blanc and Kumquats
Peas and Bacon
Pumpkin and Brown Butter
Maryland Crab
Beef Tartare, Fresh Horseradish
Chicken Liver, Red Onion Chutney
Creamy Eggplant and Chanterelles
Island Creek Oysters, Ginger and Citrus
Tuna Poke, Macadamia Nuts and Sweet Soy
Arctic Char, Crispy Skin and Dill
Hamachi, Ruby Grapefruit and Jalapeno
Sea Urchin, Warm Scrambled Eggs
Today's Greens, Simply Sautéed
Black Pepper Roasted Cauliflower
Crispy Potatoes and Shishito Peppers
Maitake Mushroom, Toasted Hazelnuts
Charred Brussels Sprout Salad
Green apple and smoked chili
Grilled Heart of Romaine, Figs, Aged Cheddar
House-Made Mozzarella, Mango, Basil and Sea Salt
Steamed Mussels, Savoy Cabbage, Dijon Broth
Whole-Wheat Cavatelli
Shitake mushrooms and meyer lemon
Potato Ravioli, Braised Lamb, Long Beans
Grilled Black Sea Bass, Tender Broccoli, Fire-Roasted Tomato Sauce
Steamed Halibut, Sweet Potato, Miso and Manila Clam Broth
Pork Blade Steak, Onion Marmalade, Sautéed Mustard Greens
Braised Veal Ossobuco
Sweet carrots, potatoes and preserved lemon
Today's Whole Fish
Fennel and orange
Seafood and Shellfish Roast
Green​ chili sausage
Whole $45.00
Half $24.00
Organic Amish Chicken
Lemon and herb jus
28 Oz. Dry Aged Bone-in Strip Loin
Charred lettuce, lemon
Roasted Date Cake
Orange cardamom toffee sauce, coconut gelato
Carrot Cake
Vanilla bean cream cheese
Chocolate Banana Custard
Chili caramel, chocolate streusel
Pecan Pie
Coffee gelato
Gelato and Sorbet
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Located at 2031 Walnut Street in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia, Vernick Food & Drink is an inviting neighborhood bistro. Chef Gregory Vernick focuses on using extraordinary regional products to create a menu of approachable, globally-inspired dishes. The "Drink" side of Vernick Food & Drink features craft cocktails, as well as careful selection of domestic and imported wines and beers. Since opening, Vernick Food & Drink has earned accolades from Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, James Beard Foundation, StarChefs and more.
$45 - $65
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

We were lucky enough to score seats here on a Friday night and the staff was without question the most friendly and accommodating group of people I've seen at a restaurant in a long time. But, of course, it is the food that is the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Toxoman
Reviewed yesterday

Superb - all around. Reservations are a MUST. Tried things normally I would not have done so but we have good friends who like to experiment, Lots of sharing dishes. All great.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank hudsonDV12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Organic Amish Chicken was so tender and so flavorful. Family friendly and worth the price of admission.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank EatDrinkMary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food and excellent service. Recommendations were spot on for wine and food. Specifically the beef tartare was fantastic as well as the striped jack.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Nicholas S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our second time there this past New Years. Great creative food in a cool intimate atmosphere. Solid wine list and intriguing house cocktails. Service was very good...our server was friendly, knowledgeable and guided us well. She was covering a lot of tables; maybe a touch...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank jeff s
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

There is nothing more relaxing than pulling up a barstool at Vernick’s when the doors open and grabbing a cocktail and a few bites to eat. They serve a full menu at the bar and the kitchen opens at five. Be advised the space can...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pookala
Reviewed December 31, 2018

We came here for dinner on a Sunday evening. We were excited to get a table as we had been here once before and loved it. Let me first start with our server, Rich, who was wonderful. He was helpful and knowledgeable. We started with...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nlgale
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Recently stopped in here with some friends and had some cocktails and apps at the bar. We arrived right when they opened so were able to get a seat at the bar. The bar selection is esoteric so limited options if you dont want something...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Brittany322
Reviewed December 9, 2018

We’ve been here twice, so this review is for the second visit. From the moment you walk into Vernick, you feel like a guest of honor. Warm and welcoming staff greet you and seat you. Our server, Dawn, did an excellent job of answering any...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank faithngd
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Truly a special place. Among the best total meals we've had anywhere in the world. "on toast" items vary, fromage blanc & apple chutney very good. Under vegetables: chanterelle mushroom tart and eggplant timbale, spicy tomato fondue, exellent. Black sea bass and Amish chicken terrific....More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Angela K
February 15, 2019|
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Response from TravelbugKD25 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I’m aware of. We took an Uber.
April 9, 2017|
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Response from Vernick_philly | Property representative |
Hi West757! We do have several dishes on our menu that are either gluten and/or dairy free by default or can be modified to accommodate those dietary requirements. Our servers will ensure that they guide you through the menu... More
December 3, 2016|
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Response from Mim K | Reviewed this property |
Not really but I think definitely shirt, shoes and slacks are appropriate.
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