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Square 1682

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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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121 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (17th & Sansom Streets)
+1 215-563-5008
06:30 - 02:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 07:30 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri 06:30 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had high hopes after ready other reviews, but unfortunately the food was such a let down! I had the pork cheeks to start with were rather average - way too much polenta which was over-powering. The steak was main was an average cut although decently cooked, but the accompanying risotto just didn't work as a dish. Overall, the food... More 

Thank rozzerr
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback. It's always so helpful in creating new dishes. We are looking forward to the winter menu. I hope you will give us a try on your next visit. More 

Bedford, New Hampshire
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96 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When someone brings coffee and juice to your table here during breakfast and you take it, you are going to pay an extra $10 per person. The juice doesn't even taste fresh squeezed. General manager: customers should be informed of any charges, but of course you don't want to because know you are taking advantage of people. "Well, it says... More 

Thank Daniel B
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

We aim to make everyone's morning a little quicker and more enjoyable by anticipating your needs. This was never meant to deceive. I am so sorry for the misunderstanding. Your feedback is always appreciated. This is a service standard that we can reevaluate. More 

Rancho Santa Fe, California
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59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the same thing three days in a row, the oatmeal with chia, topped with a bit of maple syrup, a green juice & a latte. The green juice was made a few feet away & was both healthy & good but the oatmeal was truly delicious! Service was fast & friendly. The staff is well trained, personable &... More 

Thank HinRSF
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

Glad you could enjoy the healthy side of the menu. You can always come back for a cheat day too. Thanks for joining us. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with Friends for a bday dinner. Food was amazing, and our waitress was nice, but the staff seemed very impatient.. a lot of the party was late due to heavy traffic because SEPTA was on strike. We told them several times, everyone was on their way. It was a good time overall. I would recommend this place.

Thank Nailz R
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

OH no! Septa strikes again! So glad you could join us to celebrate. More 

Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read reviews and planned visit based on those. Ordered the seared tuna with wheat berry and cauliflower. The tuna wasn't as tender as it could have been and frankly had limited spices. The accompaniments were good. I ordered a signature beverage (#26) and it was ok but again nothing to write home about.

Thank traveljunk1e
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us on your recent visit. We certainly aim for more than OK. The bartenders will have to whip you up something special on your next trip. More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed a nice meal here with a family member while visiting Philly; the menu was very interesting and diverse, though the prices were high for what you got (but I don't live in a major metro area, so I'm used to lower prices). The only issue I had was that there appears to be no difference in seating parties that... More 

Thank Erin L
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

Thanks so much for joining us at Square 1682 during your recent visit. We try to accommodate everyone so I'm sorry for the crowd. Next time we will have to seat you a bit away from any large parties. I hope you can make it back to Philly soon. More 

Branson, MO
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were looking for a nice restaurant and a good steak dinner, and our Hotel staff recommended this place. Soon after we were seated my Wife said, "This is more like a bar that serves food, rather than a restaurant." The food and service were average, prices were high, and it was overall not an enjoyable experience -- more like... More 

Thank LawBranson
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

Sorry to hear we didn't live up to expectation. The vibe is as varied as our guests. Our menu changes seasonally, hopefully you find your way back to Hotel Palomar and Square 1682 for another try. More 

Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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167 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We were here on a Friday night and at first weren't sure of the atmosphere. It seemed more like a hotel lobby bar. But once we saw the open kitchen and when the food started coming out we didn't care what the atmosphere was like. Delicious food, beautifully prepared and presented. We enjoyed the deviled eggs and the duck confit... More 

Thank Tess K
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed dinner! The mushroom tart is the hidden gem on the menu. I love it! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Very nice. A bit high priced but the food was good and the drinks generous. An easy stop for a quick bite before bed.

Thank ldcbl
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in for a night cap. That's my favorite perk of staying in a hotel. More 

Philadelphia, United States
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Convenient location with a good happy hour variety. The sliders come in three options and the signature cocktails are well worth trying.

Thank Tramble T. T
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

We're here serving up happy hour Monday through Friday. We are looking forward new seasonal cocktails starting in October. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:30 - 02:00
07:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (17th & Sansom Streets)
  • Public Transportation: We are convenient to all SEPTA bus & regional rail lines! Closest train station is Suburban Station (34 N. 16th Street & J.F.K. Boulevard). You will head west on John F. Kennedy Blvd toward North 17th Street, then turn left onto North 17th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-563-5008
The epitome of Philadelphian cool awaits you inside Square 1682, where contemporary design, chic urban ecology, and delectable dining, meets bright, bold, and creative takes on Modern American cuisine and cocktails.

Adjacent to Hotel Palomar Philadelphia in the charismatic Center City neighborhood of Rittenhouse Square, Square 1682-in Kimpton fashion, has distinguished itself from the areas surrounding restaurants through presence, exceptional service, fine cuisine, and as Philadelphia's first LEED-certified green eatery and bar.

Inside, you'll discover the lively exhibition kitchen where Executive Caitlin Mateo beings only the best of local and sustainable sourced ingredients together for masterfully created meals all day long. Using her culinary lens of American cuisine with world influences, the aroma of Mateo's cuisine immerses the senses the moment you walk in.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?