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Lacroix at The Rittenhouse

Certificate of Excellence
City Center West
French, Contemporary
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210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5726 (19th & Walnut)
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chef Chicon is the premier man behind the scenes, cooking masterpieces. Sylvain Briens is the cosmopolitan dining manager. My major complaint is the hostility of the staff towards handicapped people. I have Diabetes II, and at buffets, I need assistance by the wait staff in obtaining platters, as I must sit because of circulation problems in my feet. In my... More 

Thank Ronald S
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were at Lacroix on Saturday, August 13th for the 9 course tasting and wine pairing dinner. We started with the Caviar service. Everything was incredible including the service. Then to top off the night, we were taken back to our hotel in a beautiful Jaguar, complments of the hotel/restaurant. Thanks again Lacroix. Wade and Charlie

Thank Charles V
Houston, Texas
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125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautifully elegant restaurant in a very regal part of town. While very busy when you enter, immediately upon sitting at your table you are immediately transformed to a different place in time. By the way, don't be fooled by your first impression...the place is huge. The service is impeccable, and the food is very satisfying. It was too... More 

Thank Stephanie L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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271 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Situated at the Rittenhouse Hotel at Rittenhouse Square, Lacroix offers French and contemporary European cuisine. It has a beautiful traditional French decor. We have been there for lunch and dinner before, but this time for brunch. They have a wonderful Sunday brunch. Due to space constraints, they had to lay out some of the dishes in the kitchen. Eggs Benedict,... More 

Thank TravelLily007
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear TravelLily007 Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other Trip Advisor users. We truly appreciate your kind review and we are all looking forward to welcoming you back soon. A très Bientôt. Sylvain More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

First time coming here and anytime I am back in Philadelphia we will be coming back in. So many different options that it was hard to pick what to put on each plate. Getting to go back into the kitchen for the main dishes was a great experience to see. Don't worry about the cost as it is well worth... More 

Thank Kirk M
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Kirk M, Happy belated Anniversary! Glad to hear you enjoy your experience with us so much. Our Brunch Buffet is served every Sunday and any given Holidays. Looking forward to your return. Sylvain More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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85 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I ate here because I was staying at The Rittenhouse Hotel and received a complimentary breakfast from the Leading Hotels of the World. I did not know exactly what to expect but was very impressed. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. The ambiance was great. I would highly recommend dining here!

1 Thank travel12335
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear travel12335, So glad you decided to join us for breakfast. Please join us again soon and perhaps you may want to try our acclaimed Sunday Brunch on your next visit or even enjoy decadent delicacies in our Mary Cassatt Tea Room with view on our Gradens . Enjoy your summer. Sylvain More 

Rye, New York
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197 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

There is a menu selection or buffet for breakfast. There are numerous choices on the menu. The staff is excellent and very attentive. The room is very beautiful and full of light. This is a very positive way to start the day with an excellent breakfast. The frittata was superb.

Thank Estell S
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Estell, So glad you enjoy your breakfast so much, and thank you for reminding everyone, that yes, Lacroix does offer breakfast 7 days a week. Whether you want to order from the a la carte menu or from our Express Buffet, our staff is here to welcome you with a smile! Sylvain More 

New Jersey
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119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

What a lovely brunch! Food was outstanding and it was the first time that I went to brunch and got a tour of the kitchen. They set up half the buffet in the kitchen, which was immaculate, with the kitchen staff there preparing food. The selection was over the top - Seafood Raw Bar (with caviar), salads and small apps... More 

Thank galvirgo
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear galvirgo, Brunch at Lacroix is a wonderful culinary escape. I am so glad you were able to experience it firsthand. The team certainly takes a lot of pride in concocting those incredible dishes combined with so many interesting flavors and textures. The weekly display, as highlighted in your review, is quite remarkable!! Please join us again soon. Sylvain More 

Los Angeles, California
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514 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I had a lovely birthday dinner here overlooking Rittenhouse Square. The hotel is also beautiful, and it set a wonderful ambience to have a relaxing, beautifully served, delicious dinner. We had the tasting menu and loved it. It is an expensive special-occasion type of place.

Thank cookpias
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear cookpias Happy belated birthday! Thank you for sharing your experience with others. The Dinner may be expensive but base on your comments so well worth it! In terms of the Hotel and our guest rooms, two of our six hotel floors have been completely renovated and the remainder of our floors have been updated significantly. Please join us again... More 

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Everything about Lacroix makes it a top-notch dining experience, probably one of the top 5 we have had since moving to the Philly area six years ago. Service - among the best we have seen. Knowledgeable, gracious and engaging with no attitude of any kind. Wine list - overwhelming. Easily one of the most extensive we've seen. Food - spectacular.... More 

Thank DanTwohig
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear DanTwohig, Thank you for the raving review. We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed all the aspects of your dining experience and look forward to welcoming you back sometime very soon. Have a wonderful summer! Sylvain More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
French, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5726
    (19th & Walnut)
  • Public Transportation: PHLASH
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: 215-790-2533
  • This restaurant is at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Located in the prestigious Rittenhouse Hotel, gazing over downtown Philadelphia's most elegant square, Lacroix has become a landmark in its own right. Romantic and evocative, our dining room beckons with the luminous glow of candlelight. Indulge your palate in our world-class menu, composed of the freshest ingredients.

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