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“Great onion soup...”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Parc Brasserie

Parc Brasserie
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Ranked #12 of 4,341 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: Corner of 18th and Locust Street
Oriental, North Carolina
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great onion soup...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

Post Christmas dinner out for three. We decided on the Parc given its reputation for its onion soup and proximity to our hotel near Rittenhouse Square. We all had the soup and an appetizer. My wife's beet salad was very good. My friend's crab and my charcuterie both excellent. The restaurant is big but the service didn't seem to suffer--thank you Sue. With 6 drinks and 6 appetizers including the soup the tab was $228 plus tip. So, bring money and enjoy. We have had the Parc Sunday brunch and it was also excellent.

  • Visited December 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“An authentic French bistro experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

Our large group met with friendly, if a bit pretentious, service and everyone enjoyed their meals. My dinner companions enjoyed their Onion Soup, the beet salad was a real delight (served just slightly warm, with just enough feta and other tastes to balance to sweet beets), the beef stroganoff was very good but too big to finish (far too much pasta), and the ravioli were excellent. Not much choice for vegetarians, and beware that all soup stock (bouillon) is animal-based! Weather-permitting, there is an outdoor terrace overlooking the park. The ambiance is authentically French, with even the smallest details giving it the feel of a well-established Parisian bistro, except the menu, which mis-uses French to dumb it down for the local diners.

  • Visited December 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Busy Noisy Impersonal ,Open Menus and funky Decor ,Great Location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2013

It was the rare 60F night in Pa and people took full advantage of the outside seating. The view to the park adjacent with fairy light is quite enchanting. However it all ends there. The food here is average and the staff have the I'm over it look .Outside the tables were full but not many smiles. looked a bit like chickens lined up for slaughter. Inside the noise (not Music) is grinding away. so load voices are needed. So to start you have pounding noise and then you eat with this!! Not so easy!! As for the rustic bread I hope you did not pay $60 a head to come for that !!The menu is fine and the food is well presented. Table service is average but maybe holiday season has them worn out !! The bar has a wide selection of Spirits and Beers and you can hang there with a stool and chill. This may not be the best choice but it has aesthetic charm nostalgic architecture and visua presence. So look at the ceiling eat the bread and all will be OK.

  • Visited December 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great bread!!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

Love this place. Stumbled on it by chance. Had the smoked salmon and the shrimp salad. Both lived up to their raves. The home made bread is amazing. Make sure to ask for a load to go!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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“Disappointed in Parc”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Horrible service and below average food quality. Go someplace else. Plenty of choices nearby in Rittenhouse square. Omelette looked like it had been either frozen or used eggbeaters. Not fresh. Turkey sausage was dry to the point of being difficult to cut. My friends dish was overwhelmed with garlic. Waiter took forever. Just really disappointing.

Visited December 2013
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