Parc Brasserie – Hopping Bar Scene at Brunch

Business Travelers:  Do you recommend Parc for

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Co-workers, Colleagues or Customers?
Conducting Business; having a Business meeting?
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Friendly staff, patrons and good service?
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Rating: 4.3/5 (3 votes cast)

Woke up on a Sunday morning craving some eggs or a nice burger for brunch.  After reaching out to several friends who were either busy, had already eaten or hung over, I realized I was on my own and headed off to eat at the bar at Parc Brasserie (sound warning, why oh why?).

I’ve always enjoyed Parc for all meals.  The food is consistently good, intensity level high and everyone seems to be having a good time.  Sunday 2/26/2012 about 12:15 PM.

The restaurant was full, with a wait for tables.  The bar was packed with one empty seat which I quickly scored.  I ordered a very tasty Kettle One Bloody Mary and the Cheeseburger with Grilled Onion, Raclette Cheese and Pommes Frites.  The crowd to my left began expanding as more friends arrived for brunch and they had no reservation.  No one in the group would make a decision about what to do when the wait for a table seemed to go on forever. They were all too busy texting and regaling about the previous night, as more arrived they began expanding into my space.  I was worried that the  guy closest to me, and getting even closer, would knock my tasty, and very red, Bloody Mary onto the back of his very white sport coat.  They finally decided to go down the block to where they also did not have a reservation.

My burger came and it was very good with big thick juicy onions.  I ordered it medium-well, as I usually do, because I like it just pink inside and I was not disappointed.  Fries were delicious as well.  Got a text from a friend headed to the Nike Outlet Store.  Only one thing I like better than food is sneakers, especially Nike’s.  Out the door I went.

Great bartenders at Parc’s bar who asked frequently how I was doing and service was quick and attentive.  Absolutely recommend and will go back for brunch , lunch or dinner at the bar but beware the place is often packed with crowds at the bar.  Bar has standard bar stools.  Depending where you sit you sometimes only face the wall but several seats will give you a view of the action within the restaurant. Be prepared to wait for a bar seat or have a backup in the neighborhood.  Once you do sit down don’t be surprised if you get jostled a bit by the crowd.

BarTaste Rating  ★★★☆☆ 

Parc Brasserie (music)
227 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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