50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia: 2013 » parc_philadelphia_best_restaurants
Is there anywhere in Philadelphia you feel more glamorous eating than in Stephen Starr’s duskily lit homage to the humble French bistro? The only things missing are (thankfully) the berets and the haze of Gauloises smoke. But the rest—the charming tile, the flattering cinematic lighting, the warm and lively bar, quaint restrooms, sidewalk tables lined up like toy soldiers, even the profusion of tiny dogs—just screams Arc d’Triomphe chic without drifting over the line into Epcot Center schlock. And if there’s a dish more irresistible than the archetypal roast chicken, nestled atop pommes puree and bathed in the bird’s own succulent juices, we have yet to find it.
Insider Tip: Dress fashionably. The French hostess with the severe black bangs notices diners with a bit of European flair—and seats them at prime tables by the windows.
Visit one of the 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia:
Parc, 227 South 18th Street, 215-545-2262.