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Lacroix at The Rittenhouse

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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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Bala Cynwyd, PA
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

So accommodating to every taste and diet! Great atmosphere overlooking Rittenhouse Square! Welcoming staff and young exciting executive chef with great ideas to tempt young and old! If you do not see it on the menu, chances are he will look high and low and find something to accommodate!!! Reservations are a must, especially for the outstanding Sunday brunch where... More 

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

Dear Marsha, Thank you for your wonderfully detailed review of your dining experiences at Lacroix. We truly appreciate the feedback and are heartened to hear that you always enjoy your experience here. That said, I hope to see you again (and again and again!) soon. Kind regards, Sylvain More 

Alma, Georgia
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Excellent location, wonderful view and good food. What more could you ask for. We walked from the Ritz Carlton, took time but we got to see the sights.

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

Dear Wickers, Thank you so much for your kind review and for recommending us to others. We always strive to make each guest's experience a memorable one. Hope to see you again soon. Best, Sylvain More 

Highland, Utah
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

We ate this evening at LaCroix. The restaurant is lovely and the service exceptional. The food was good, but not great. I love unique blends of flavors that leaving you wanting more. I think this chef's intent is to create very unique pairings that are exceptionally tasty, but it was apparent that he tried too hard to make the dishes... More 

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

Dear teethfortravel, Thank you for your complimentary feedback in regards to the dining room and service. I have passed along your concerns to the chef and kitchen staff and sincerely hope you consider giving us another chance by dining with us again in the future. Sincerely, Sylvain More 

Dodgeville
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243 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

Well prepared and creative dishes are a trademark here. While Lacroix is somewhat pricey, the atmosphere complements the fine food.

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Thank Paul4ejjr
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Paul4ejjr, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a kind review and recommend us to others. We try and give each guest a special experience! I hope you will dine with us again soon. Kind regards, Sylvain More 

New York City, New York
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

Lacroix offers very imaginative modern cuisine, with unexpected juxtapositions of ingredients -- for example, a "Lobster Minestrone" consisting of both lobster and rabbit, with vegetables and a little pasta in a powerful broth. Other offerings are equally delicious and novel, from the first course through dessert. The restaurant promotes a 4-course dinner, in which the portions are sized so that... More 

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Thank Jacques1941
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Jacques1941, Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review. Your feedback is much appreciated, and I hope you will join us again in the near future. Best, Sylvain More 

San Francisco, CA
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222 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

The service was excellent. The decor is very sophisticated. However the food failed to wow us. It was good but not great and inconsistent. At times, it felt like the chef was trying too hard to get creative and sophisticated and th flavors were just lost or were outright weird.

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

Dear Aluor, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and for your compliments to the service and decor. I do apologize that you were not pleased with the food and have passed along your concerns to the kitchen staff. I do hope you will consider joining us again in the future. Kind regards, Sylvain More 

Philadelphia
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

What a beautiful day to have Lunch at Lacroix. We were hesitant as our past lunches in the last 5 years have been a disconnect from a lovely and elegant dinner and Brunch service but the Menu looked new and vibrant and the service is always spot on and the ambience is a home run. finally have a great Lunch... More 

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

Dear Kenneth, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review and recommending us to others. It is pleasing to know that we won you over with our lunch; we try and make each person's experience a memorable one. We hope you will join us again soon! Best, Sylvain More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Went here on a special occasion and hands down this was the best meal I've had the chance to enjoy. Every bite was spectacular...The service, the food, the ambiance, all wonderful. Cooked to perfection and the complimentary bottle of wine was a very nice touch.

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Thank Mbl5687
Sylvain B, General Manager at Lacroix at The Rittenhouse, responded to this review

Dear Mbl5687. Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased that you had a great experience here at Lacroix. and hope you will think of us again the next time you are celebrating a special occasion. Kind regards, Sylvain More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Lovely atmosphere with a remarkable four course menu ($75). Some of our dishes: a lobe of fois gras with truffles (an understandable extra charge for this decadence, mozzarella with radicchio, wonderfully tender poussin, and lamb saddle -- including a "lollipop" of ground lamb unlike anything I've ever tasted. The menu descriptions of the dessert did not do them justice: we... More 

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

Dear impicky, Thank you very much for the wonderful review. We appreciate your feedback and are so glad we were able to make your dining experience a successful one. I will pass along your compliments to the staff and hope to see you in Lacroix again soon. Best, Sylvain More 

Canberra, Australia
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85 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Had asked others where to go for dinner in Philadelphia - Lacroix, they'd say. Had read reviews, mostly positive, some not. We knew, if nothing else, this would be an expensive visit, but it was our last night in the US after all. So Lacroix it was. The restaurant decor is quietly elegant and the ambience - refined without being... More 

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

Dear Littlescapes, Thank you very much for your detailed review of your recent dining experience. We truly appreciate your feedback and are heartened to hear that your visit was so pleasant. I will pass your compliments along to the waitstaff. Looking foward to your next visit in the US. Kind Regards 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Business meetings, Scenic view, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?