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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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“maryland crab” (37 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4493
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We had dinner here when some friends visited from Oregon. They are foodies and had made a reservation at Vernick many months in advance. We live just a few blocks away from Vernick so we were happy to finally have the chance to try it...More

Thank JustOneBoomer
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

I can’t believe this is a best in Philly restaurant! As someone who has lived here all my life and tried tons of places, this one was mediocre at best from my experience and, given the prices, I will never return. We tried two of...More

Thank MrsSmarts
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Truly a delight. The food was innovative and delicious and the service was first class. Worth every penny.

Thank Mark W
Reviewed June 24, 2018

We were treated to dinner for our anniversary and totally enjoyed the experience. The service is excellent and the food is unique and delicious. We had crab on bread and broccoli on bread appetizers, both very good, especially the crab. I had grilled sea bass...More

1  Thank ladyright
Reviewed June 18, 2018

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 June 18, 2018

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 June 18, 2018 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 June 18, 2018

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 June 15, 2018

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 June 15, 2018

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
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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
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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