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Square 1682

€€ - €€€American, , Vegan Options
121 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
+1 215-563-5008
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“frittata” (12 reviews)
“mushroom tart” (4 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
121 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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1 - 10 of 336 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was average rather than exceptional and certainly not worth waiting an hour for starters and another half hour for mains, especially in an environment where conversation was virtually impossible. Staff were not rude but rather indifferent, and the large screen all sport channel...More

Thank John G
Dina L, Manager at Square 1682, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi John G., Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. We take honest comments from people like yourself very seriously. It pains us to hear the not-so-good stuff, but it helps us learn and improve!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last week for a business dinner and absolutely loved it. Pita chips and hummus is absolutely amazing. If you are vegetarian, you can try the wild mushroom risotto (ask them to make it less creamy). Rest of my colleagues enjoyed the place and some...More

Thank JIMIT J
Dina L, Manager at Square 1682, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jimit, So glad you loved your dinner. Square 1682 is lucky to have Chef Bobby in the kitchen grilling, frying, mixing, chopping and all of the other brilliant things he does. Please say hi to him on your next visit!

Reviewed 24 August 2017

Couldn't wait to review this restaurant. Landed a window seat from which to enjoy a summer evening in Philadelphia. Service was fabulous. Waiter was attentive, made great suggestions and checked in at just the right intervals. Food was exceptional and came quickly. Don't miss the...More

Thank Linda K
Management response:Responded 1 September 2017

Linda K, We’re thrilled you chose Square 1682 and had a great time. The brussel sprouts are my favorite as well! Sending happy, shiny thoughts right back at you and can't wait for you to join us again!

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here twice! The food was delicious!!!! I had the eggs Benedict with crab one day and their signature burger the next! You must try the bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese....to die for! Our server Cindy was delightful. Nice to see...More

Thank queenb1477
Management response:Responded 24 August 2017

Hi queenb! So glad to hear that you enjoyed your visits to Square! Cindy is a delight and I will definitely pass on your warm compliments. I have let our lead bartender know about your feedback on the bloody mary and we will make sure...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I've been to the restaurant several times for a work lunch. The pre meal popcorn is so delightfully salty and yummy! They've recently changed the menu and during this visit they ran out of turkey burgers, which are usually amazing. So I opted for the...More

Thank COPhilly
Management response:Responded 20 August 2017

Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. We take honest comments from people like yourself very seriously. It pains us to hear the not-so-good stuff, but it helps us learn and improve! I am also a huge fan of the popcorn. It is...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here on a Saturday night for drinks and a quick snack. The waitress was quick, friendly and very informed about the menu. The house made hummus and homemade pita chips were delicious. We will definitely go back.

Thank Eric C
Management response:Responded 17 August 2017

We’re thrilled you chose Square 1682 and had a great time. The hummus is one of my favorites as well. Sending happy, shiny thoughts right back at you!

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Located at the Boutique Hotel...Palomar...this restaurant deserves a visit...and another. Staff seems instructed to start out a bit formally, which is fine. You get the sense that this is serious service...not amateur attention. As staff adjusts to your attitude, they will ease up on the...More

Thank TommyBoy94
Management response:Responded 17 August 2017

Thanks much for your honest feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed your benny, and I have alerted my team about you comments on the English muffins and bacon. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We dined here for brunch as we were staying at the connected Hotel Palomar. We were seated quickly and staff was friendly. Their brunch menu had many options to choose from. The chicken apple sausage was delicious.

Thank slp2003
Management response:Responded 17 August 2017

We love to hear our guests say about our brunch. We’re glad you enjoyed your visit, and I agree, the chicken apple sausage is the best!

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Excellent entrees, service and drinks. Popular restaurant and service staff were professional and attentive.

Thank David F
Management response:Responded 17 August 2017

We’re really proud of the warm, intimate atmosphere we created and love that you noticed. Thank you for your feedback!

Reviewed 5 July 2017

This place was noisy when I arrived at 7, apparently a group gathered near the bar that was quite loud. Fortunately, the host seated me in the back, away from the shouting. The food was quite good. I started with a sweet corn salad, which...More

Thank cadamsesq
Management response:Responded 9 July 2017

Hi Cadamsesq! So glad you loved your dinner. Square 1682 is lucky to have Chef Bobby in the kitchen grilling, frying, mixing, chopping and all of the other brilliant things he does. I'm sorry to hear it was a bit too noisy for you but...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 02:00
Monday
06:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 02:00
Thursday
06:30 - 02:00
Friday
06:30 - 02:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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