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Lacroix at The Rittenhouse

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$$$$
City Center West
French, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5726 (19th & Walnut)
+1 215-790-2533
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Philadelphia
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157 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Great location, high expectations, overall very good service, presentations of the food somewhat rushed, food hit and miss. Preset menu was interesting, but half of the meals were very plane. Great pretense to be European, but lacks the soul. Unlikely will visit again.

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Thank BARON27
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Baron27, I am truly sorry that your overall dining experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At The Rittenhouse, one of The Leading Hotels of the World, we continuously strive to meet your needs and expectations; therefore your feedback is very important to us. I would love the opportunity to discuss your... More 

Westerville, OH
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100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2017

We ate here for lunch. The service was outstanding. The food was good. If you are staying in the hotel, I recommend this restaurant.

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Thank riley127
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear riley127 Thank you for joining us for lunch and for your endorsement. Sincerely, Sylvain More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2017

Nothing is more uplifting than dining at Lacroix overlooking Rittenhouse Square Savorying their French onion soup on a cold bitter day. The staff is attentive, the Food is great and the atmosphere doesn't get any better.

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Thank DMarshall2014
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear DMarshall2014, We appreciate you taking the time to write your review. You forgot to mention the scenic view when there is actually snow in the Park! Best, Sylvain More 

Philadelphia
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017

I am a foodie and have eaten in the finest restaurants in Paris, NY and Switzerland . I have never experienced such a wonderful brunch anywhere else. What a thrill to have Lacroix in Philadelphia, THE place enjoy a spectacular brunch, offering top quality ingredients, beautiful presentation (stations throughout the restaurant and IN THE KITCHEN!), creative choices, perfect service and... More 

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

Dear alfodru Thank you for this delightful review and please join us for either Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner as well. Note that starting February 2nd, we will also be offering Live Jazz every Thursday in addition to Friday and Saturday in our Library Bar located on the first floor of the Hotel. Join us again soon. Sylvain More 

New Jersey
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

It's such a leap to just call it Sunday Brunch. The choices are overwhelming and then you go into the kitchen for an extension of nicely prepared and served items. If you are looking for typical scrambled eggs and bacon, it's there but why would you? It's expensive, but a real treat.

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

Dear BTrattler, Thank you for the raving review and for sharing your Brunch experience with others. Please join us again soon. Sylvain More 

New York City, New York
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Stayed at the Rittenhouse Hotel last week and had dinner at Lacroix with the family. Great specialty cocktails, food was excellent and service perfect. Oysters were especially good. Dinner is pricey but what you'd except for fine dining in lux hotel and great environment.

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Thank JoeRed4
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear JoeRed4 We are so please to know how much you enjoyed your dining experience with us; great food, great drinks and great service! Thank you for choosing the Rittenhouse Hotel for your family get away. Sylvain More 

New Jersey
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017

This was our the third visit over four years. The first two were outstanding. This last was not. The service was stuffy. The huge wine list was expensive for what it was and hard to read. The main course in a fixed menu was quite good but the others much less so. All of this was combined with a very... More 

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Thank pilgrim672015
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear pilgrim672015 I am truly sorry that your past experience did not meet your expectations. I will share your comments with the F&B team at once. Would you be kind enough to send me an email (sbriens@rittenhousehotel.com) describing your personal thoughts on the dishes so we can better understand how we felt short in wowing you. Please consider giving us... More 

El Cerrito, California
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92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2016

I have had some wonderful meals here in the past. This review is of their Christmas buffet which is somewhat related to their Sunday brunch buffet but, according to them more elaborate. The food is all you can eat and is presented in a variety of different stations as a brunch with emphasis on lunch / dinner things. One station... More 

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

Dear Michael F, Thank you for a wonderful and thorough review and for sharing your experience with other TA users. Brunch at Lacroix is always an adventure whether you join us on any given Sunday or on Holidays. We have many more offering throughout the Hotel such as tea in our Mary Cassatt Tea Room and/or a delightful craft cocktail... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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226 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2016

There is a reason the Lacroix is one of the outstanding restaurants in Philly and that reason is excellence. Excellence in everything they do. You definitely get what you pay for here. Anything else I can say will just be repeating the exceptional accolades of other reviewers.

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Thank GuitarPlayer2006
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear GuitarPlayer2006, Thank you for your kind words, this means a lot to us. Happy New Year to you and yours! Sincerely, Sylvain More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Second Thanksgiving dining at La Croix. The holiday buffet included not only turkey but numerous appetizers, sides and desserts. What a treat

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Thank Joan1725
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Joan1725 Happy Holiday Season to you and yours and thank you for posting your review. Best, Sylvain More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
Cuisine
French, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
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: +1 215-790-2533
  • This restaurant is at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Description
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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