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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4493
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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Exqisite sauces unique pairings fantastic cocktails and knowlageable friendliy staff make this a must visit

Thank Chuck s
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Vernick Food & Drink was firing on all cyclinders for my sister-in-laws birthday. From the amuse bouche to the appetizers to the small plates and and big plates it was a memorable dinner celebration. The restaurant had the feel of a locals place with detail...More

1  Thank Lannyrlevenson
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Although it can be awfully hard to get a reservation there, especially on a weekend, it's really one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. The food is really good. One problem is that it can be awfully cramped and noisy, but the food is consistently...More

Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Vernick delivers excellence, time after time. Few restaurants can sustain the quality of delivery in every area in the manner that Vernick does. The culinary aspects are surpassed by none. The service is consistently unpretentious and professional in the way that great service should be,...More

Thank James K
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

It is difficult to get reservations here and for good reason! The food, service and experience is all excellent and all worth while. Excellent for a drink at the bar too.

Thank Teran T
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

One of the highlights of my visit to Philly , this place is faultless. Great service, great atmosphere, and spectacular food. Every dish we tried was excellent- foie gras toast with blood orange was melt in the mouth, sea urchin with scrambled eggs was light...More

1  Thank Nevillei
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Hands down, one of the best meals I've ever had in my 40 years of life. Everything at Vernick is carefully thought out and perfectly executed. All the flavors come together to dance across your tongue. The staff is super friendly, and the food is...More

Thank MFig
Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

We were able to snag seats at the Chef's counter as walk-ins on a Saturday and the experience was wonderful. I found it amazing how synchronized and quiet the chefs were while working and perfectly executing their respective dishes. The flavor combination of the sea...More

1  Thank effervescent03
Reviewed February 12, 2018

My spouse and I dined at Vernick Food and Drink on a Sunday evening for New Year’s Eve dinner in late December 2017. We reserved our places at the chef’s counter/bar via telephone 30 days in advance; however, the restaurant also uses the online Open...More

1  Thank fluffnfold
Reviewed February 9, 2018

Vernick's unique blend of spices make even your most familiar dishes taste fresh and new. I've had salmon for starter and chicken for main, and so far I count that as the best meal in my life.

1  Thank conjueror
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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, Special occasions, 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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