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Square 1682

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$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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121 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (17th & Sansom Streets)
+1 215-563-5008
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06:30 - 02:00
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New York
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Hotel Palomar and decided to try the restaurant attached one night for dinner. We were so pleasantly surprised by how wonderful this restaurant was. The food was wonderfully prepared and delicious, and the service was friendly and attentive.

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Thank Linda M
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

Oh so happy you had a chance to get a taste of the menu while you were in town. More 

Ventnor City, New Jersey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in at the end of the night for a drink, while staying at the Kimpton Palomar hotel. This place was very relaxing and enjoyable. The bar staff was friendly, accommodating and best of all, the drinks were very good. We did not eat there; however, all of the tables were filled and the food looked really enticing. I... More 

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Thank Alfred L
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in for a night cap. Glad we could help you wind down. More 

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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

High top table service thanks to Erin made it feel like a four star dinner experience. On an otherwise not so busy night, our server was as entertaining and enjoyable to speak with as we could have hoped. What started as a night cap ender transforms into a last call bar closing. The staff and atmosphere was great and regardless... More 

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Thank Hanaro
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

Erin is one of our best. She keeps us all laughing too! Thanks for keeping us company late night. More 

Middletown, New Jersey
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay at the Palomar often and have enjoyed Square 1682 several times. This time we were here on Christmas night, and the kitchen left us feeling merry. As always, each dish is properly prepared, and artfully plated.

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Thank victorjm
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

Holidays are always fun around here. I know Chef Bobby put a little extra love into the menu for Christmas. Thanks for making us part of your traditions! Hopefully you make it back soon. More 

Crema, Italy
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98 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there in a day off I had in a business trip, so I was alone. I found this place very warm and nice. The food is very good: not usual big portions so you can taste different dishes. I started with a soup, moved on chicken really well cooked and closed with sweet. Interior: good. I suggest to... More 

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Thank Alessio P
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

It's always nice to warm up with a soup and smile. Thank you for choosing us! we hope you can get back to Philly soon. More 

San Diego, California
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Usually I find hotel restaurants to be overpriced and, frankly, not very good. This was not the case for Square 1682, which is connected to the Kimpton Hotel Palomar. The food was worth the price! Dishes were well-prepared and thoughtfully composed, and our server was very attentive (partly because we were one of two tables occupied in the restaurant--it was... More 

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Thank Katie1216
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

Life slows down after the new year but we are always appreciative of the guests that make it in. It also gave a perfect opportunity to release some of our newest menu items. Oh, and try them all too!! We are so excited about chef's new menu and I'm glad you are too. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I would recommend this place as a casual place to go for drinks with friends. I believe it was the best drink I've had in a long time.

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Thank ladyschnell
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

So nice you could stop in for a sip. We have a brand new cocktail list too. I'll be sure to pass on the accolades to the bartenders. More 

York, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We stayed at the Hotel Palomar (highly recommend this hotel) to see a show at the Kimmel Center. Our intention was to dine at one of the great restaurants in the area, but ended up running late and decided it would make more sense to just eat at the hotel (Square 1682) and not have to rush as much. This... More 

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Thank ctheworld024
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

I'm so glad you could join us during your recent stay. There are so many great places to choose from but luckily you ended up here. It sounds like you tried a bunch of our newer dishes. I will make sure Chef Bobby gets the thumbs up! More 

San Diego, CA
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We had dinner at Square 1682 this past week on our visit to Philadelphia. We stayed at the Hotel Palomar, so the restaurant was convenient and being the Monday after New Year's day, not very busy. We're always concerned with hotel restaurants, but have to say we were totally happy with our meals. We started with a very tasty Burrata... More 

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Thank Mark_in_SD
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

So glad you could join us in your travels and taste our new menu. I'll make sure Chef and Adam get your Kudos! More 

Shelton, Connecticut
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63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My friends and I visited Philly this week and searched through trip advisor for a good place for dinner. We found this place and figured we'd try it out. It so happened that we were staying in the hotel that is attached to the restaurant. All 4 of us loved our meals and drinks. I had the spare ribs and... More 

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Thank Lauren T
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

Lauren, I'm so glad you could get a little getaway in Philly and spent it with us. Looks like you're loving the new menu as much as I am. Thanks for the rave! 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 50
Cuisine
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 02:00
Monday
06:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 02:00
Thursday
06:30 - 02:00
Friday
06:30 - 02:00
Saturday
06:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (17th & Sansom Streets)
  • Public Transportation: We are convenient to all SEPTA bus & regional rail lines! Closest train station is Suburban Station (34 N. 16th Street & J.F.K. Boulevard). You will head west on John F. Kennedy Blvd toward North 17th Street, then turn left onto North 17th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-563-5008
Description
The epitome of Philadelphian cool awaits you inside Square 1682, where contemporary design, chic urban ecology, and delectable dining, meets bright, bold, and creative takes on Modern American cuisine and cocktails.

Adjacent to Hotel Palomar Philadelphia in the charismatic Center City neighborhood of Rittenhouse Square, Square 1682-in Kimpton fashion, has distinguished itself from the areas surrounding restaurants through presence, exceptional service, fine cuisine, and as Philadelphia's first LEED-certified green eatery and bar.

Inside, you'll discover the lively exhibition kitchen where Executive Caitlin Mateo beings only the best of local and sustainable sourced ingredients together for masterfully created meals all day long. Using her culinary lens of American cuisine with world influences, the aroma of Mateo's cuisine immerses the senses the moment you walk in.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?