Parc Brasserie, Philadelphia
TOP: Parc Brasserie’s outdoor seating area has a view of Rittenhouse Square. BELOW: The bar area inside.
In celebration of Bastille Day, it’s just fitting to visit Philadelphia’s most popular brasserie. The atmosphere is so French with outdoor seating and a poignant looking bar area inside with tungsten lighting. The decor has an undercurrent of sophistication and blasé with wrought iron stained colored fixtures and antique like brass trimmed mirrors. Then, you’re greeted by a smiling face and you’re back in Philadelphia.
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Soft boiled eggs with mayonnaise, Oeufs et Mayonnaise. Crab cake with dijon sauce, Crab Galette. Profiteroles which are hallowed sweet pastry balls nestling small scoops of vanilla ice cream in between then drizzled with bittersweet chocolate sauce. Steak tartare with quail egg.
Verdict: This restaurant is part of Stephen Starr’s empire of food spots. However, it’s not homogenized. Parc Brasserie has a character of its own. It’s like being in Paris. And, I’ve been there twice. The decor is scary poignant for me. But, the food is good. If I lived around Rittenhouse Square, I’d have dinner there every night.