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Vernick Food & Drink

2031 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4493
+1 267-639-6644
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“amish chicken” (42 reviews)
“beef tartare” (38 reviews)
“maryland crab” (33 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2031 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4493
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This location is subtle and I walked right by it on first glance. But once inside I found it cozy and modern at the same time. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly! Dishes were prepared with care and flavors for everything were distinct and tasty!

Thank E_Graham_H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

In the Rittenhouse square area, this was a super experience. The bartenders are known for their experience in mixing just the right drink and have won awards. The place is on the small side...maybe holds 100 people. We ordered mostly vegetarian dishes because they were...More

Thank Dale M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most extraordinary dinners I have had in Philadelphia! We always ask for a seat at the bar in the kitchen and the chefs are as wonderful as the food. The experience rivals and is generally better than Zahav. A must try if...More

Thank dphillyac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Simply amazing experience at Vernick. One tip-----if you can't get a reservation online, call the restaurant. Not all their tables are released online. We ate here on a Sunday night so it was likely less crowded than it could be on the weekends. We were...More

1  Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here last night with my girlfriend and had the black pepper cauliflower, sage fazzoletti and I had the venison and she had the halibut, I have never had venison and it was AMAZING! The whole meal was very tasty and can't wait to come...More

1  Thank Karmongrel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely decor, innovative fresh cuisine and sublime desserts. Vernick is like a vacation for your mouth. They have a remarkable wine list, honestly hit/miss cocktails, and woodfire roasted whole fish! Grilled romaine salad and tuna poke- you'll crave long after you've left! Toasts are fun...More

Thank Emily C
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Very accommodating, we didn’t have a reservation on a Saturday night and they were able to get us a table together within 45 minutes. The jack fish was something not to miss, very buttery and fresh.

Thank TacosTequilaTapas
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We came here for dinner. The quality of the food was overall very good, with some variance. The pumpkin toast was heavenly, and the grilled heart of romaine was excellent. The much ballyhooed Amish chicken, on the other hand, was basically chicken. The Jewish apple...More

Thank mugwump888
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Having only one night in Philadelphia, and my very first night with just my husband and NO baby we wanted to choose a good place for dinner. Luckily we were able to make last minute reservations at Vernick. It was amazing. Our waiter was friendly,...More

Thank kierstan g
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The food was very good to excellent. We live in Providence, Rhode Island which has good and excellent restaurants so I can’t say that Vernick was better than any in Providence but it was certainly good and I recommend it. Noise level, however, was very...More

1  Thank NancyProvidence_RI
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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
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2031 Walnut Street, 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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