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Vernick Food and Drink

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2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4493 (20th)
+1 267-639-6644
Tue - Sun 16:30 - 01:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had early dinner at Vernick on a Friday evening and everything was great, from cocktails, to toasts, to raw bar, small plates and entrees. We sampled about as much as four can, and everythig was top quality and impressively well prepared. Service was knowledgeable but without pretense and attentive without being obtrusive! This was an excellent meal and I... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything here is near perfect, the food, the drinks and of course the service. We started off with drinks, I had the meyer lemon drink which was so good and the husband had on of the best old fashions he has ever had. He had the crab toast. Oh my it was wonderful and I had the lobster salad. Hard... More 

1 Thank Karen M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After several attempts to get a reservation (we always tried last minute which was futile), we made it into Vernick and were highly satisfied with the results. We had a seat near the open kitchen and enjoyed the action. The drinks were full of flavor and the menu offered a broad tasting array. We tried several small plates, with the... More 

Thank Garett_Travel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been back to Vernick since the first year it opened and we remembered it as a very pleasant experience, but on this visit the food was out of this world. Inventively prepared and delicious. The truffle risotto was the highlight of the meal, but the parmesan custard and uni and eggs were memorable. We'll definitely be back in... More 

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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about our last visit to Vernick was amazing. Ethan was a wonderful server who had a very calming effect and true knowledge of the menu. I had an artichoke appetizer that made me stop in my tracks...literally mid sentence. It was just rated #1 in Philadelphia magazine and continues to be in our top 3. I hate to review... More 

3 Thank RichieRichPhilly
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place, best meal on our trip so far. Really good service and food, and sensible portions rather than in most American places! The place reminded us of our Noma experience, which was the best restaurant in the world when we visited.

2 Thank James D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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130 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were so excited to dine last week at VF&D. We had a larger party so we arranged a limited menu that was served family style. We we tried their bacon jam/broccoli and the beef tartare toast. They were both perfect with a large amount of toppings on each piece of grilled toast. The island creek oysters were also delicious.... More 

2 Thank MalvernDad
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read the reviews, met the Chef/owner and thought it was too good to be true before I was finally able to get in...and the experience was just breathtaking. Food was on point and did not disappoint, the wine menu is just right with hitting all the essential taste profiles, service was very good and what our server couldn't answer...she quickly... More 

Voorhees, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited Vernick for the first time tonight to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary! The service, food, and ambiance were all amazing. Everyone was pleasant and professional from the managers to the bus boys. If you dropped a crumb, it was picked up before you realized it was dropped. Most importantly, every course of food was an... More 

2 Thank mbackal
Ottsville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was not anything close to what it cost. Very pricey and disappointing. I have yet to figure out what the high scores are for. EVERYONE was disappointed at the table.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$45 - US$65
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
16:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4493
  • Public Transportation: Broad Street Line: Walnut-Locust station Market-Frankford Line: 15th Street station
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 267-639-6644
Located at 2031 Walnut Street in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philadelphia, Vernick Food & Drink is an inviting neighborhood bistro. Chef Gregory Vernick focuses on using extraordinary regional products to create a menu of approachable, globally-inspired dishes. The "Drink" side of Vernick Food & Drink features craft cocktails, as well as careful selection of domestic and imported wines and beers. Since opening, Vernick Food & Drink has earned accolades from Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, James Beard Foundation, StarChefs and more.

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