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Vernick Food & Drink

2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4493
+1 267-639-6644
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“amish chicken” (40 reviews)
“maryland crab” (36 reviews)
“beef tartare” (39 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4493
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Reviewed 6 days ago

we ate in the back room - I call it the chef's kitchen - at the counter is the best. Wonderful to watch the symphony of food preparation - ever dish is excellent and you can see what care is used in making them that...More

Thank Hether S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were with friends and can't think of a better place in Philly for a special evening. Our food was unique and the service was superb. Especially loved the black pepper cauliflower and my delicate sea bass -- done perfectly.

Thank grand old girl B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Eating at Vernick was an experience in and of itself. Each dish we tasted somehow was better than the last. The atmosphere was wonderful, the wine delicious, and every bite of food was something to remember. Absolutely adored it.

Thank abbygailm08
Reviewed 6 days ago

Whether the dish appears ordinary (avocado and spicy radish on toast) or unexpected (sea urchin with scrambled eggs), you can be sure it will be extraordinary and delicious. We live nearby and eat at Vernick is often as we can. It has never disappointed us....More

1  Thank tsherman2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Vernick provides the quintessential foodie experience in Philly. Outstanding food, casual yet very professional service, relaxed atmosphere and genuine friendliness. This restaurant has it all and delights diners while delivering outstanding value. The plates are sophisticated but with a rather rustic taste profile, letting the...More

Thank pamouyal
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a big NYC foodie and this place is 100000% worth dining at and it is so affordable. I will always go here when visiting Philadelphia. I loved sitting on the main level towards the back because the kitchen is open and you can...More

1  Thank Buttons979
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend Vernick Food and Drink. Great cocktails and fabulous apps and entrees. Large portions - so order several and share (that way you don't have to decide!). Hard to get in, so plan ahead.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was out with friends and we came to Vernick for the first time. We shared a lot of different things and, no kidding, every single dish was fabulous. The menu is unique and my favorite dishes included the foie gras on toast, the sea...More

1  Thank lulucarp2012
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our evening ordering lots of plates. Service was very good. My daughter really loved her crab toast and I have a happy memory of their potato appetizer dish. The mains were good. There are not a ton of selections if you have food...More

Thank misanthropicdreamer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to Vernick Food & Drink. We were greeted by friendly hosts and taken to our street-view table for two on the second floor. The dining area was surprisingly smaller and more casual than we expected. After ordering two specialty cocktails to start,...More

1  Thank Lisa S
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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.
October 20, 2016|
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Response from nancynurse73 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know we sat in the back dining room on the first floor at the chefs table
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$45 - $65
Restaurant features
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
4:30 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4493
  • Public Transportation: Broad Street Line: Walnut-Locust station Market-Frankford Line: 15th Street station
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 267-639-6644
  • E-mail
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.
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