What better way to spend a Friday off than at brunch? My friend Kelsey and I decided we wanted to feel ~fancy so we headed to the French-inspired bistro, Parc. Bon appetit!
For Review: Parc
Location: Rittenhouse Square
France or Philly? I’ll let you decide. The best part of Parc is the atmosphere–you really feel like you’re in Paris. We were lucky to snag a window seat which overlooked Rittenhouse square, but if you can, try to sit outside for the full French-inspired experience.
I was dying… over the croissants. Obviously, you’d expect a Paris themed restaurant should have great croissants & Parc did not disappoint. For our meals, Kelsey and I both got the omelette with Gruyère and herbes. Simple & amazing. I was also considering their quiche lorraine or croque madame. You can find all their brunch menu here.
You know I’m a mimosa girl, but I settled for just coffee. (I know, shocking–I had to catch a train right after!) However, I was almost persuaded by their pamplemousse cocktail and bellini.
The *: We got there at 11 a.m. (on a Friday, granted) and they had already switched to the lunch menu. (However, I’m assuming brunch hours are extended during the weekend!) Good thing is, if you are caught with the lunch menu, there are some brunch-y items you can choose from. Also, I highly recommend making a reservation (if you want to sit inside) or be prepared to wait if you want to sit outside.
The bottom line: Parc is beyond lovely. Definitely a place for a girls’ brunch or a day out with mom. If they had a little bakery attached, I would actually buy them out of croissants every day.
Here’s to brushing up on my French & Fridays in the summer. &.