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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4493
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I were visiting Philadelphia and wanted to have a light dinner with dessert. We had several of the small plates and two desserts and wine. We liked everything we ordered and would absolutely go back. Service was top notch. The environment was...More

Thank TravelbugKD25
Reviewed 4 days ago

While one goes to a restaurant primarily for the food, there's no question the atmosphere of the place adds or subtracts much to the experience. At Vernick, where the welcome is warm and the service attentive, where you are seated will definitely color your impression....More

Thank MarylisS1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were blown away by the food. Unassuming restaurant with amazing meals. The black sea bass on charred corn with chanterelles and red pepper jus was one of the best things I ate this year. Excellent service.

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having lived fifteen years in Paris we know a bit about great food. And great prices.. Yes Vernick is not cheap but each dollar is totally worth it. Absolutely three stars. Can easily match all top ten restaurants in Paris. Creative dishes , relaxed interior...More

1  Thank Baba1956
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The evening was perfect. Came in on a wednesday without a reservation. I was in wheel chair and the staff were really compliant. The ambiance was great. Not too noisy despite it was crowded. The service was PERFECTION. We've got great suggestions from our waiter...More

Thank Erika G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vernick Food & Drink- Philadelphia, Pa. 5 Stars NUMBER 1 ALL USA ALL-TIME!! As we drive north on Christmas Eve I felt a stop in the City of Brotherly Love was appropriate. It was not easy to reserve a fine dining adventure. Vernick could get...More

1  Thank zymurgy1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only get to Philly a couple of times a year, but when I do, I make a real effort to get to Vernick. The food is fantastic, and I could wax eloquent about the creatively combined bright flavors that support rather than obscure the...More

2  Thank TyBusTrav
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We were guided in anticipation to the upper level of the restaurant. We waited what seemed like a fairly long time before we were approached for our drink order. However, after that, it took another long while to give our food order from a very...More

1  Thank jerryr111
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

We had a lot of expectations about visiting this restaurant since its very difficult to get a table. However it turned out to be such a disappointment . Cons: Ambiance is very poor. The dinning are on the first floor had a strange smell. Room...More

Thank Daniel I
Reviewed 17 August 2018

A wonderful restaurant in Rittenhouse square... Staff was very accommodating as we were late due to construction traffic around Philly downtown. We ordered the pork belly, clam aglonotti, spaghetti with fresh tomatoes to start... then a jerk-spiced pork chop & a grilled sea bass.... Each...More

1  Thank _tomnguyen001
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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, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
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 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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