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Vernick Food & Drink

2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4493
+1 267-639-6644
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“amish chicken” (41 reviews)
“beef tartare” (37 reviews)
“maryland crab” (32 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4493
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just the best meal I've had in a very long time. Great service and exquisite food. The crab on sourdough and the striploin beef were exceptional.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Judi and I were visiting Philly to see the sensational Barnes Foundation collection and we topped off the day with an exquisite meal at Vernick. The ambiance, food and service were top notch.

Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no better dining in Philadelphia. The best roasted chicken of my life. Get it every time. The toasts live up to their billing. Cocktails are superb - I always get an Old Fashioned. The atmosphere is sexy but not over the top -...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vernick is, by far, the best restaurant in Philadelphia. Not only is this my opinion, but the opinion of top food critics! Not to be missed. A precious gem for the city of Philadelphia!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Book now because the waiting list is long and justifiably so. Vernick's takes the humble roast chicken and raises it to an astonishing height. They brine it, then steam it, then slather it with some sort of chimichuri sauce and finish it in an 815...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had one of out best dinners of our lives. Great food and service. Be sure to make reservations ahead of time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very comfortable place that happens to serve delicious, and I mean delicious food that is at the top of Philly's fabulous restaurant scene.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not your typical white table cloth fine dining. Casual atmosphere, eclectic staff, with excellent service. Food was amazing.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, one my top, global culinary experiences. Finally a place that actually matches the (often overly enthusiastic) TripAdvisor reviews and hype. Go hungry and be prepared for an amazing experience! Great service with truly professional waiters and large staff. Compliments to the chief and management!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of our top meals during our Philly getaway. Make a reservation, this place fills up. Service was terrific, food was beautiful and oh so satisfying. We had a window seat which was a great place to watch people inside and out when we weren't...More

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Questions & Answers
10 April 2017
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Response from Vernick_philly | Property representative
Hi West757! We do have several dishes on our menu that are either gluten and/or dairy free by default or can be modified to accommodate those dietary requirements. Our servers will ensure that they guide you through the menu... More
3 December 2016
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Response from mim k | Reviewed this property
Not really but I think definitely shirt, shoes and slacks are appropriate.
21 October 2016
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Response from nancynurse73 | Reviewed this property
I do not know we sat in the back dining room on the first floor at the chefs table

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 45 - USD 65
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4493
  • Public Transportation: Broad Street Line: Walnut-Locust station Market-Frankford Line: 15th Street station
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 267-639-6644
  • E-mail
Located at 2031 Walnut Street in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia, Vernick Food & Drink is an inviting neighborhood bistro. Chef Gregory Vernick focuses on using extraordinary regional products to create a menu of approachable, globally-inspired dishes. The "Drink" side of Vernick Food & Drink features craft cocktails, as well as careful selection of domestic and imported wines and beers. Since opening, Vernick Food & Drink has earned accolades from Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, James Beard Foundation, StarChefs and more.
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