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“Great night out” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Garces Trading Company

Garces Trading Company
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Ranked #216 of 4,317 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Locust & Quince
Description: Garces Trading Company is a gourmet market/cafe with a European flair. Perfect for a quick in-and-out or a casual sit down meal. This multi-purpose space features a host of house made and imported foods under the Garces Trading Company label including olive oils and vinegars, charcuterie and Chef Garces’ signature coffee House Specialties Paella Valenciana, El Cubano Clásico, Charcuterie & Cheese, Coq au Vin, Carbonated cocktails, fresh fruit sangrias and an extensive European wine list.
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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346 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Great night out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

Cool restaurant @ 12th and Locust Sts. Nice vibe. A little LOUD, Cool urban chic minimalist décor. Great Happy hour cocktail and snack menu. Had a very well made Vesper with a dish of olives at the bar. Harry the bartender knows his stuff. had steak frites for dinner. the fries are DUCK FAT FRIES. Pretty good. Interestingly the steak frites is an all you can eat for $25. Not a bad deal even if you only finish your first plate. WILL GO BACK AGAIN

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LARRYOTTER
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A Neighborhood Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One can dine and purchase at this restaurant/market of deliciousness. Wonderful pizza, either personal size or deep dish. Emphasis is on Spanish items, small plates, olives, cheeses, artisinal breads. There is a tasting bar with olive oils and vinegars and the desserts are fabulous. Highly recommended. The brunch is not only a good value, it's good.

Visited August 2013
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Thank litphyl03
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food, and a wine shop, too”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

It's really popular for good reason -- the food is great, and reasonably priced, and the staff is helpful and friendly and capable. So you're likely to have to wait, but that gives you time to browse in the wine shop right there in the restaurant, which has a nice assortment of wines that you don't see just everywhere, and for quite reasonable prices.
Very good fries, too.

Visited October 2013
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Thank eightsgoeast
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NJ
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great lunch spot!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Visited Garces Trading Company with my boyfriend and best friend and we loved it! The restaurant itself is beautiful--great atmosphere and beautifully decorated. We dined inside but if the weather is nice outdoor seating is available too. The menu has lots of interesting choices. The house made mozzarella app was served warm and was delicious. My boyfriend had the GTC Philly Cheesesteak and it was delicious and spicy! I loved the Spaniard sandwich--great flavors and very yummy! The special Regent Punch was also a great refreshing beverage with lunch! Service was excellent. I'd highly recommend a meal at GTC if you are in Philly!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ResortMeg
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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“New changes, not sure how I feel about them”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

I've been a fan of this place since it opened, but when I went last night, I was surprised by a number of changes. First, the section where you could buy meats and cheeses and pastries was replaced by a bar. Hey, bars are nice too, and in October, they have nice bar menu specials, check their website. The one thing I was bummed about was the lack of cheese and meat choices on the menu for appetizers. Before, they had an expansive selection of amazing cheeses I couldn't find anywhere else, like a blue cheese smoked over hazelnut shells. Now, they just do a chef's choice of 3. They were good, don't get me wrong, but I liked having the choice of over a dozen different kinds before. Everything else was pretty decent, I'll still go back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Liz H
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