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Vernick Food and Drink

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2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4493 (20th)
+1 267-639-6644
16:30 - 01:00
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Tue - Sun 16:30 - 01:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great restaurant and service. The wine list is also good. I found the place a bit noisy, but it was ok.

Thank Maria A
Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Philadelphia and had reservations at a different restaurant, but my brother-in-law insisted we go to Vernick instead. We couldn't get a reservation on Open Table, so he walked there and got us a reservation in person. That's how crazy he is about the place, and now that we've eaten there, we know why. We... More 

2 Thank Thomas C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sorry yes I took a bite! Steamed white halibut with Parisian gnocchi (they were fried), chanterelles, squash purée, lemon garlic broth. Have to recreate this at home! The warm Parmesan custard with caramelized baby artichokes was eye closing good. I licked the bowl when no one was looking. Also the short ribs, pear and kimchi vinaigrette was outstanding. Going back... More 

1 Thank Oliver H
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant. Great ambiance, great food. The porterhouse for two was to die for.

Thank Wright78
San Marcos, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good but I left wanting to go get a quarter pounder.The portions were minuscule...at best. Desert seriously had 1 teaspoon of ice-cream. If you are Kate or Ashley Olsen... or possibly have some delusional idea of normal portions... this might be your place. Good grief. Four bites of brisket for $39 is unacceptable. Delicious but you will... More 

Thank upnhotair2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's almost embarrassing because we get the same dish every time we come here but it's that good. Outstanding whole fish and every other dish we have tried here is fabulous. The waiters and bartenders are fantastic as well.

1 Thank Phil Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here with my friends recently . This is one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia.The decor was beautiful, the service was impeccable and the food was creative and delicious! The staff was attentive , very friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about their Menu . . I highly recommend this restaurant and can't wait to go again on my next... More 

1 Thank kellyhardy312
new york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fantastic evening at Vernick. Loved the atmosphere, the service was attentive and friendly, and the food was amazing. We especially liked the red snapper in coconut sauce (special of the day), the mushroom salad, and the potato with smoked butter.

1 Thank skigrrl
Westampton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Vernick accepts reservations made on Open Table sixty days out. We suggest you get out your calendar and select a date now! We enjoyed an excellent meal in the downstairs dining area near the open kitchen. We could not resist the Maryland crab toast to begin our meal. It was extremely fresh. I sampled the small plate butternut squash pasta... More 

1 Thank Hollis P
Owatonna, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't think I would have the opportunity to dine here a second time, but I traveled to Philly for a football game and we got come back! I love this place, everything about it is appealing to me. I love the environment, the food, the service, just everything. The variety of the menu is wonderful and the food preparation... More 

1 Thank Carrie S

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?