I’m sure there are many more acclaimed, trendy, newer places to dine right now in Philly—after all, my brother-in-law’s very significant other just spotted Anthony Bourdain filming his show The Layover with Marc Vetri. (If you must know, they were filming at Amis, but Alla Spina is newer and has received rave reviews) But, I digress. With the spectacular weather we had on our visit a few weeks ago, there was no better choice than Parc. And honestly, thanks to the pounds of butter, I can definitively say that these were the best moule frites I have ever eaten. So there!
Parc is one of several restaurants lining the Rittenhouse Square Park, a very upscale neighboorhood with the city’s best shopping. They are all set up in that very Parisian style, where diners all face the sidewalk for enjoyable views and people watching.
Park view across the street.
One big ole bowl of mussles drowning in a broth so insanely buttery, it should be bottled and sold as a drug.
Is that a Bloody Mary you spy in the background? Yes it is. Stop judging.
Parc. 227 S. 18th Street. Philadelphia, PA. 19103. 212-545-2262