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Square 1682

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€€ - €€€
American, Contemporary
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121 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (17th & Sansom Streets)
+1 215-563-5008
06:30 - 02:00
06:30 - 22:00
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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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San Diego, CA
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at Square 1682 this past week on our visit to Philadelphia. We stayed at the Hotel Palomar, so the restaurant was convenient and being the Monday after New Year's day, not very busy. We're always concerned with hotel restaurants, but have to say we were totally happy with our meals. We started with a very tasty Burrata... More 

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

So glad you could join us in your travels and taste our new menu. I'll make sure Chef and Adam get your Kudos! More 

Shelton, Connecticut
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I visited Philly this week and searched through trip advisor for a good place for dinner. We found this place and figured we'd try it out. It so happened that we were staying in the hotel that is attached to the restaurant. All 4 of us loved our meals and drinks. I had the spare ribs and... More 

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

Lauren, I'm so glad you could get a little getaway in Philly and spent it with us. Looks like you're loving the new menu as much as I am. Thanks for the rave! More 

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in around 9:00pm to grab a spot at the bar and some dessert. I'll be honest, the service from the bartender was mediocre at best. Most times, she was looking at her phone. We were very surprised because Kimpton restaurant typically have stellar service. However, the dessert was out of this world. Do yourself a favor and get... More 

Thank slp2003
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

I've got a sweet tooth too and the toffee is a favorite of mine. So glad you could join us and I'm sorry that the service left you underwhelmed. We aim for a higher standard and will continue to make improvements. More 

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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

WOOOOOOOOW! Exactly! It's not a word....it's a SOUND that indicates that something was enjoyed, loved, desired, to the fullest; so much so, that words can not express. Our waiter, Adam, was awesome. He was attentive and supportive, without being 'too much'......like your favorite cousin! As an official "FOODIE," and all around 'THICK CHICK!' I had to rate this supreme venue... More 

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

Chef loves to put together a special menu, try new things and highlight his favorites. Thanks for making our holiday a hit. More 

Powell, Tennessee
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere of this restaurant is very good as was the service. I had the shrimp and grits and unfortunately the grits were gooey. I should not have ordered grits above the Mason Dixon line so that one is on me. Everyone else loved their dinner

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

So glad you could join us for dinner and try our winter menu. I already have some favorites picked out. Hopefully you can get back to us soon. More 

Dallas, Texas
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147 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is part of the Hotel Palomar on 17th and Sansone. The pulled pork sandwich was excellent! It was served with a generous amount of pulled pork and served on two brioche buns along with a side of cheddar fries. The hummus and pita starter was flavorful. Pita was served warm and a generous amount of hummus. Service could... More 

Thank banjo518
Brian C, General Manager at Square 1682, responded to this review

OMG! I love those cheddar fries too. So glad you could join us for lunch. More 

London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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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101 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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 30 November 2016

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 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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 

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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
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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?