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Vernick Food & 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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Villanova, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner at Vernick (took months to get reservation) was very underwhelming (been to many foodie restaurants around the world). Including a bronzino that was undercooked and had to be sent back thus having 2 of us wait and eat after the other 3. It also had way too much fennel stuffing. Other dishes: parmesan custard with cartelized artichokes--excellent! Amish chicken--excellent,... More 

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Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere and food was good but, it does not quite make top of the list for me. In my opinion I have been to better.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top restaurant in Philly Fabulous upscale menu with a relaxed atmosphere Very hard to get a reservation. They book only 2 months ahead. Pricey but worth it.

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Vernick_philly, Manager at Vernick Food & Drink, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and for the great review! We do accept reservations two months in advance online. However, we accept reservations up to three months in advance over the phone or in person, so please feel free to call us if you're not seeing the availability you'd like online. We hope to have you in for dinner... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have taken out of town guests there and always love everything. I think the fish is the stand out dish to order there. My husband likes the steaks - basically you can't go wrong.

Thank Marnie H
Philadelphia, PA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding quality. Really worth your time and money. A must visit. You will enjoy the creative drinks and expert service.

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London, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Philadelphia for a week with a friend. We don't have huge appetites and so I was interested to read the other reviews/ what was a must eat!. I had an avocado and spicy radish on toast to start and the bass with broccoli to follow. That was just right for me..possibly should have ordered a potato on the side... More 

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Washington DC
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the warm greeting upon arrival through the presentation of the check at the end of our meal the staff is an example of precision. The menu standouts for me were the grilled octopus (perfectly charred) and the packed full of flavor baby carrots. Exceptional service and tasty food resulted in an outstanding experience.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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245 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son is a foodee and has wanted to go to Vernick with us for years. So hard to get a reservation.....must call exactly 6 months ahead of time. So worth it. He ordered various dishes to share...many we would never have tried on our own....all GREAT. Drinks were also unique.....loved my Electric Honey and my wife loved her Milk... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Vernick to celebrate our Anniversary. We were greeted warmly by the hostess and seated early. Things just kept getting better & better as the night went on. We were given a glass of Cava to toast our special night, always a nice touch. Our waitress was well informed and spot on with her suggestions. The service overall from... More 

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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I sat at the chef's counter to celebrate my birthday. We watched the expert staff prepare a multitude of dishes, marveling at their technique, composure, and ballet as they moved around one another in a very small space. Every dish was scrumptious, balancing a multitude of flavors, colors, and textures. We wish there was a restaurant like... More 

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?