As far as brunch goes, this may be as good as it gets. Parc, which is situated on Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia, reminds me of those charming French bistros you see in the movies but I have yet to see in person. Though we stopped by on a drizzly Sunday morning in March, there were still tables and chairs outside dreaming of nicer weather. I would love to go back in summer so I could enjoy an iced coffee and croissant outside, where the seating overlooks the square. Perfect for people watching.
But as impressive as Parc is outside, the inside is even better. Stepping through the doors is like stepping right into the heart of a Paris brasserie. Fresh bread is baking, conversation is buzzing, and the decor is warm and inviting. With tiled floors, leather banquets, and an array of reclaimed tables, the place is nothing short of charming. Even the bathroom is adorable, with gorgeous tile and swinging doors.
You’ll have a hard time deciding what to order, because everything on the menu looks delicious. I can personally speak for the poached eggs and asparagus, and my partner in crime devoured the buttermilk pancakes. The coffee and drinks we ordered were all great, and the service was top notch. Friendly, attentive, but not overbearing — just the way I like it.
Though a little on the pricier side, I say with certainty that Parc was worth every penny.