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Vernick Food & Drink

2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4493
+1 267-639-6644
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4493
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Vernick Food and Drink was found on the Local Eats App as one of the top 10 Philadelphia restaurants. We had to get a 5:00 reservation on a Sunday to be able to eat here. Our waiter James was great as were his two assistants,...More

Thank Greenvilledan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the great food especially the toasts and raw food. We had raw swordfish that was scrumptious. Service is superior. Wish we were sat upstairs but will ask for that in the future. Still my fav restaurant in Philadelphia

Thank bernryan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really one of the best in Philadelphia. We eat out all the time and generally find even highly rated places MEH. But Vernick is a wonderful place serving casually elegant food. Reservations are hard to come by but worth the effort.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service and good food should be the hallmark of any restaurant. Vernick has take this philosophy to new heights. My group was seated right away and given a glass of champagne. The menu in not overwhelmingly large, but has somethin for everyone. The wait...More

Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent and creative dishes. Chef definitely has "it going"! Have been there several times and never disappointed - expectations - which are high - are always surpassed! Highly highly recommend.

Thank Danieljay L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was superb ! A true team approach, very attentive . The dishes were unique and the combination of flavors and textures is what makes dining here a true 5 star experience! The sea urchin and foie gras were nothing short of spectacular as...More

Thank jct5960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is fine. The food is fine. tables too small...Was not impressed. Would not go back unless someone else was paying

Thank HitTheHighway7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The vernick has great food. Very creative and unusual. We found the service was not great (our waitress was not very friendly) but the host and others were very nice. In spite of that, we would return because the food was exceptional.

Thank Leonard C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my husband here for a treat for his birthday during a visit to Philadelphia and we were not disappointed. Food was beautifully cooked and there were some interesting flavour combinations. Service was impressive and the place had a really good atmosphere - fine dining...More

1  Thank foodfan2
Reviewed August 15, 2017

The service was great, friendly, knowledgable, and prompt. I sat at the bar. The drink I had was something with mezcal and had perfectly balanced flavors. For my dinner I had the crab salad on toast, which was very nice and the vegetable lasagna which...More

Thank wwrrkd
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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
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, 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
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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.
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