Lacroix Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 210 W Rittenhouse Sq 2

    Philadelphia, PA 19103

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  • 215-790-2533

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Okay now I know for a fact Phila Mag "Top 50 Restaurants" is purely political. I mean to give the #5 spot to Lacroix is laughable. This is a prime example of why I save my $$ and go to New York for the week-end and eat at TRULY good restaurants for a fraction of the price. I AM NOT CHEAP. I spend $$ on good food, but it pisses me off to have to pay TOP price for a below average meal. My boyfriend and I eat out a lot and we will not be going back to Lacroix. Yvonne Baird

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★★☆☆☆

Okay now I know for a fact Phila Mag "Top 50 Restaurants" is purely political. I mean to give the #5 spot to Lacroix is laughable. This is a prime example of why I save my $$ and go to New York for the week-end and eat at TRULY good restaurants for a fraction of the price. I AM NOT CHEAP. I spend $$ on good food, but it pisses me off to have to pay TOP price for a below average meal. My boyfriend and I eat out a lot and we will not be going back to Lacroix. Yvonne Baird

Pros: service

Cons: FOOD

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I had been looking forward to eating at La Croix for some time, but could only talk friends into going for Restaurant Week, so be it. We were seated immediately, but then unattended for more than 10 minutes in a near empty restaurant. After putting an order in, we got our wine, but took almost 15 minutes more and three requests to get water to the table. Our server recited the specials so fast we could not hear them, and when asked to clarify something just paused and then asked if we were ready to order without answering the question.

The appetizers were beautiful, but unseasoned, flavorless & tiny. I expected small portions, but my entire first course could have been eaten in one mouthful! My friend's soup arrived covered in peanut butter foam (not listed on the menu) which is especially odd, as peanuts have a very high allergen rate and most places always warn of them in dishes. Bread arrived with the first course, but was stale on the outside and soft on the inside, clearly having been cut & left to sit many hours earlier.

Our entrees arrived and were again beautiful and perfectly cooked. Unfortunately they were also unseasoned and terribly bland. The ravioli were also completely mis-made and incorrectly cooked. Again, many of the items on the plate were not listed on the menu, which is very poor form and has a diner receiving food they may not have ordered if given an honest description. Dessert was forgettable and again tiny.

I was really stunned by the whole meal, and very sad having had huge expectations. The lack of seasoning is one of the most basic errors in a kitchen and really silly at the level of cuisine they supposedly provide. Having servers that do not understand the food they are serving is also a simple training issue and really unforgivable at this level of dining.

I am aware that we were eating from the Restaurant Week menu at a discounted price. RW is designed to give you a sample of a restaurant's food so you will come back again at full price. I have no problem spending fairly tremendous amounts of money on food, but not after a sample like this. I have worked in restaurants in Philly that chose to participate in RW and some that would not. La Croix needs to look at what they do and make a more honest appraisal. Putting out food like this will lose them both customers and reputation in the long run.

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★★☆☆☆

I had been looking forward to eating at La Croix for some time, but could only talk friends into going for Restaurant Week, so be it. We were seated immediately, but then unattended for more than 10 minutes in a near empty restaurant. After putting an order in, we got our wine, but took almost 15 minutes more and three requests to get water to the table. Our server recited the specials so fast we could not hear them, and when asked to clarify something just paused and then asked if we were ready to order without answering the question.

The appetizers were beautiful, but unseasoned, flavorless & tiny. I expected small portions, but my entire first course could have been eaten in one mouthful! My friend's soup arrived covered in peanut butter foam (not listed on the menu) which is especially odd, as peanuts have a very high allergen rate and most places always warn of them in dishes. Bread arrived with the first course, but was stale on the outside and soft on the inside, clearly having been cut & left to sit many hours earlier.

Our entrees arrived and were again beautiful and perfectly cooked. Unfortunately they were also unseasoned and terribly bland. The ravioli were also completely mis-made and incorrectly cooked. Again, many of the items on the plate were not listed on the menu, which is very poor form and has a diner receiving food they may not have ordered if given an honest description. Dessert was forgettable and again tiny.

I was really stunned by the whole meal, and very sad having had huge expectations. The lack of seasoning is one of the most basic errors in a kitchen and really silly at the level of cuisine they supposedly provide. Having servers that do not understand the food they are serving is also a simple training issue and really unforgivable at this level of dining.

I am aware that we were eating from the Restaurant Week menu at a discounted price. RW is designed to give you a sample of a restaurant's food so you will come back again at full price. I have no problem spending fairly tremendous amounts of money on food, but not after a sample like this. I have worked in restaurants in Philly that chose to participate in RW and some that would not. La Croix needs to look at what they do and make a more honest appraisal. Putting out food like this will lose them both customers and reputation in the long run.

Pros: beautifully plated food

Cons: terrible service, dreadful food absurd portions

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We were invited out to dinner with my cousin and her husband. They invited us for the chefs table,which we had no idea what to expect. All I can say is WOW!!! We were totally blown away by this experience. When they lead you into the restaurant and take you in the kitchen, I have to admit that was slightly strange, but if we would be treated to the 12 course tasting menu we had, I would gladly sit with the chef's every time I went out. Chef Jason was the most creative, astounding, passionate chef it has been our pleasure to dine with. I read in the paper just the other day that he is only 24 yrs old...well I definitely expect him to have an incredible future, and to become tops in his career. If one can cook at this stage the way he does at such a young age then look out, what a talent. Our waiter Ben was one of the nicest most knowledgeable, attentive, wonderful servers ever!!! I definitely donot want to leave out Max the pastry chef who also was very creative and definitely had a strong sense of pride in his work. All the kitchen staff was so friendly, they really wanted your input, and just gave us a very memorable evening. I would recommend if you want a totally impressive evening that will knock your socks off, treat yourself to this wonderful experience. Thanks again guys...Hope you see this.

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★★★★★

We were invited out to dinner with my cousin and her husband. They invited us for the chefs table,which we had no idea what to expect. All I can say is WOW!!! We were totally blown away by this experience. When they lead you into the restaurant and take you in the kitchen, I have to admit that was slightly strange, but if we would be treated to the 12 course tasting menu we had, I would gladly sit with the chef's every time I went out. Chef Jason was the most creative, astounding, passionate chef it has been our pleasure to dine with. I read in the paper just the other day that he is only 24 yrs old...well I definitely expect him to have an incredible future, and to become tops in his career. If one can cook at this stage the way he does at such a young age then look out, what a talent. Our waiter Ben was one of the nicest most knowledgeable, attentive, wonderful servers ever!!! I definitely donot want to leave out Max the pastry chef who also was very creative and definitely had a strong sense of pride in his work. All the kitchen staff was so friendly, they really wanted your input, and just gave us a very memorable evening. I would recommend if you want a totally impressive evening that will knock your socks off, treat yourself to this wonderful experience. Thanks again guys...Hope you see this.

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I am not usually keen on buffets but this is like anything I have ever experienced. The Christmas Day buffet/dinner is something I think about all year. The items on the buffet are prepared with such skill and then they bring you an Entree from the menu. It's decadent but worth every penny.

2
★★★★★

I am not usually keen on buffets but this is like anything I have ever experienced. The Christmas Day buffet/dinner is something I think about all year. The items on the buffet are prepared with such skill and then they bring you an Entree from the menu. It's decadent but worth every penny.

Pros: spectacular food

Cons: pricey

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I took my sister to the Adolf Biecker spa at the Rittenhouse for her birthday. We finished the day with dinner at Lacroix. I had the four course tasting menu (blue fun tuna, hierloom tomato, rabbit, and foie gras). The portion sizes were perfect. I wasn't hungry, but I didn't feel stuffed. My sister said her ribeye was the best she's ever had. This is a very high compliment since she attended culinary school and also happens to be very picky. We both had this "smore's" type dessert that was AMAZING. When I made the reservation, the woman inquired as to whether it was a special ocassion and I said it was my sister's birthday. They must have made a note of it, because they sent her a beautiful petit fore from the kitchen. The presentation and service were phenomenal.

2
★★★★★

I took my sister to the Adolf Biecker spa at the Rittenhouse for her birthday. We finished the day with dinner at Lacroix. I had the four course tasting menu (blue fun tuna, hierloom tomato, rabbit, and foie gras). The portion sizes were perfect. I wasn't hungry, but I didn't feel stuffed. My sister said her ribeye was the best she's ever had. This is a very high compliment since she attended culinary school and also happens to be very picky. We both had this "smore's" type dessert that was AMAZING. When I made the reservation, the woman inquired as to whether it was a special ocassion and I said it was my sister's birthday. They must have made a note of it, because they sent her a beautiful petit fore from the kitchen. The presentation and service were phenomenal.

Pros: Valet Parking, Excellent Service, Food was prepared perfectly

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Our experience at Lacroix the other evening was horrible. From the greeting to the unknowledgeable wait staff to the food and I use that work loosely. One thing after another was a complete disappointment. You'll NEVER see us there again.

1
★★☆☆☆

Our experience at Lacroix the other evening was horrible. From the greeting to the unknowledgeable wait staff to the food and I use that work loosely. One thing after another was a complete disappointment. You'll NEVER see us there again.

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We had reservations at James (which we LOVE) but didn't want to trek in the snow to Queen's Village so we opted for Lacroix which is just next door. The room was pleasant with views of the park. We found the staff unknowledgeable on the menu which is inexcusable for a restaurant of this caliber and reputation. The restaurant was not busy we were greeted pleasantly at first then totally ignored but noticed that groups of servers were gathered together with animated personal conversation or doting on the GM and concierge of the hotel having dinner with elaborate wine tastings. At a major discount I'm sure. To get their attention we had to knock on the glass partition, this occurred several times. We ordered cocktails which took forever to arrive, then when we had several questions regarding the menu the server replied with ah ah.... apparently not knowing how each dish was prepared. Was it revenge for banning smoking in restaurants that led the chef to have every item on the menu whether fish or fowl to be smoked smoked smoked! Then when the food came they didn't know who ordered what, it was not hot and a total disappointment to boot. The meats were tough and tasteless, the lobster rubbery and the ravioli accompaniment was uneatable. We can't understand from this meal how Lacroix has received so many accolades especially from Philadelphians who are very much in the know when it comes to good food. Perhaps it is from guests of the hotel who are used to lower standards. We recommend you pass on this mediocre establishment for there are many finer eateries in Philadelphia that merit your patronage.

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★★☆☆☆

We had reservations at James (which we LOVE) but didn't want to trek in the snow to Queen's Village so we opted for Lacroix which is just next door. The room was pleasant with views of the park. We found the staff unknowledgeable on the menu which is inexcusable for a restaurant of this caliber and reputation. The restaurant was not busy we were greeted pleasantly at first then totally ignored but noticed that groups of servers were gathered together with animated personal conversation or doting on the GM and concierge of the hotel having dinner with elaborate wine tastings. At a major discount I'm sure. To get their attention we had to knock on the glass partition, this occurred several times. We ordered cocktails which took forever to arrive, then when we had several questions regarding the menu the server replied with ah ah.... apparently not knowing how each dish was prepared. Was it revenge for banning smoking in restaurants that led the chef to have every item on the menu whether fish or fowl to be smoked smoked smoked! Then when the food came they didn't know who ordered what, it was not hot and a total disappointment to boot. The meats were tough and tasteless, the lobster rubbery and the ravioli accompaniment was uneatable. We can't understand from this meal how Lacroix has received so many accolades especially from Philadelphians who are very much in the know when it comes to good food. Perhaps it is from guests of the hotel who are used to lower standards. We recommend you pass on this mediocre establishment for there are many finer eateries in Philadelphia that merit your patronage.

Pros: VIEW

Cons: FOOD+ RUDE UNCARING SERVICE

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Lacroix is such a great find. Had dinner there yesterday. Service was excellent. Food ?.Delicious! I thought the ambience was very romantic. Not as expensive as I thought it would be.

2
★★★★★

Lacroix is such a great find. Had dinner there yesterday. Service was excellent. Food ?.Delicious! I thought the ambience was very romantic. Not as expensive as I thought it would be.

Pros: ambience, food

Cons: none

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went here for an anniversary. Intimate and relaxed dining. Service was fine and appropriate for a higher end restaurant. Dinner for 2 with a 5 course tasting menu + wine + cheese plate was about $300 + tip. Satisfying french food.
as far as comparison w/Le Bec Fin, it offers different things. Le Bec is a showcase of food and the atmosphere is exciting and the courses are the center of attention. At Lacroix, it is more romantic and relaxed with the food being satisfying but not as exciting as Le Bec (cheaper than Le Bec however).

2
★★★★★

went here for an anniversary. Intimate and relaxed dining. Service was fine and appropriate for a higher end restaurant. Dinner for 2 with a 5 course tasting menu + wine + cheese plate was about $300 + tip. Satisfying french food.
as far as comparison w/Le Bec Fin, it offers different things. Le Bec is a showcase of food and the atmosphere is exciting and the courses are the center of attention. At Lacroix, it is more romantic and relaxed with the food being satisfying but not as exciting as Le Bec (cheaper than Le Bec however).

Pros: romantic atmosphere, food, service

Cons: not a place to save money

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This is TRUE fine dining - If you want to spend a nice buck for some great fine dining Lacroix is by far the best place to go. They have the option of "a la carte" or tasting menus in 3, 4, or 5 courses with a lot of dishes to choose from. For an appetizer I started with the "Mussels and Gnocchi Gratin" which had Foie Gras which was PHEONOMENAL! All the courses were wonderful; however I would recommend the Lobster soup, the diver scallops and the short rib- all amazing. And with the tasting menu, desert is included in the price, which was also very delicious. Portion size is smaller in the tasting menus but the flavors are so intense that you probably couldnt go any bigger than what they give. I would suggest splitting an appetizer and then each getting a 3 course meal. Lacroix is definitely not cheap, but worth every penny. I feel ithat Lacroix is better than "Le Bec Fin" because its not as stuffy, the dinning area is beautiful and trendy with a perfect view of Rittenhouse Sq, and the food is something out of this world. Every Philadelphian MUST try this restaurant at least once, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to keep coming here often!

2
★★★★★

This is TRUE fine dining - If you want to spend a nice buck for some great fine dining Lacroix is by far the best place to go. They have the option of "a la carte" or tasting menus in 3, 4, or 5 courses with a lot of dishes to choose from. For an appetizer I started with the "Mussels and Gnocchi Gratin" which had Foie Gras which was PHEONOMENAL! All the courses were wonderful; however I would recommend the Lobster soup, the diver scallops and the short rib- all amazing. And with the tasting menu, desert is included in the price, which was also very delicious. Portion size is smaller in the tasting menus but the flavors are so intense that you probably couldnt go any bigger than what they give. I would suggest splitting an appetizer and then each getting a 3 course meal. Lacroix is definitely not cheap, but worth every penny. I feel ithat Lacroix is better than "Le Bec Fin" because its not as stuffy, the dinning area is beautiful and trendy with a perfect view of Rittenhouse Sq, and the food is something out of this world. Every Philadelphian MUST try this restaurant at least once, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to keep coming here often!

Pros: Spectacular food, View of Rittenhouse Sq, Relaxed environment

Cons: Pricey, but well worth every $

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This is wonderous. The portions are a bit small but unreal and sumptuous. they are the best. Their fish dishes are superb and the wine list is so big-great.

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★★★★★

This is wonderous. The portions are a bit small but unreal and sumptuous. they are the best. Their fish dishes are superb and the wine list is so big-great.

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After my Spa treatments I had dinner here with my boyfriend and what a glorious end to a perfect day. I started with the hotel' spa and then ended with dinner at this fabulous restaurant.

2
★★★★★

After my Spa treatments I had dinner here with my boyfriend and what a glorious end to a perfect day. I started with the hotel' spa and then ended with dinner at this fabulous restaurant.

Pros: superb

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Lacroix is truly a beautiful addition to Philadelphia's restaurant scene. The food is fantastic, the service highly professional and the staff is welcoming. While the prices are steep, they serve to keep out the riff-raff. You won't be sitting next to a diner wearing flip-flops.
In my opininon, the best time to go is Sunday brunch. The presentation alone, makes brunch at Lacroix an event!

2
★★★★☆

Lacroix is truly a beautiful addition to Philadelphia's restaurant scene. The food is fantastic, the service highly professional and the staff is welcoming. While the prices are steep, they serve to keep out the riff-raff. You won't be sitting next to a diner wearing flip-flops.
In my opininon, the best time to go is Sunday brunch. The presentation alone, makes brunch at Lacroix an event!

Pros: Excellent service, Innovative menu, Ambiance

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AS PART OF MY BIRTHDAY GIFTS WE WENT HERE FOR DINNER LAST WEEK. FIRST A DAY AT A GREAT SPA THEN A MARVELOUS DINNER AT LA CROIX. THE FOOD IS GREAT ,ALTHOUGH SOMEWHAT SMALL PORTIONS. THE PLACE IS LOVELY AND THE STAFDF IS VERY NICE. THE PRICES ARE VERY EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH IT.

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★★★★★

AS PART OF MY BIRTHDAY GIFTS WE WENT HERE FOR DINNER LAST WEEK. FIRST A DAY AT A GREAT SPA THEN A MARVELOUS DINNER AT LA CROIX. THE FOOD IS GREAT ,ALTHOUGH SOMEWHAT SMALL PORTIONS. THE PLACE IS LOVELY AND THE STAFDF IS VERY NICE. THE PRICES ARE VERY EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH IT.

Pros: GREAT FOOD, STAFF

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WITH ITS WONDERFUL CHEF THIS IS SUCH A GREAT PLACWE TO GO WHEN YOU NEED TO RELAX AND OF COURSE SPEND MONEY. THE PORTIONS ARE RATHER SMALL,BUT THE FOOD IS GREAT.
LOVE THIS PLACE

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★★★★★

WITH ITS WONDERFUL CHEF THIS IS SUCH A GREAT PLACWE TO GO WHEN YOU NEED TO RELAX AND OF COURSE SPEND MONEY. THE PORTIONS ARE RATHER SMALL,BUT THE FOOD IS GREAT.
LOVE THIS PLACE

Pros: GREAT FOOD, SERVICE, VALET SERVICE

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Of all the restaurants, I think this place is the best in Philly. There's nothing else quite like it. It is not a cheap restaurant, but you get a variety of options for ordering the pre fixe menu and even the wine list has options (like half bottles, pre-fixe wine lists, wines by the glass, etc..). Service was excellent and you could even request a tour of the restaurant. Brunch during the week is a great deal-- $12. Sunday brunch is more expensive, but its a good way to check out this place if you don't have money for dinner.

2
★★★★★

Of all the restaurants, I think this place is the best in Philly. There's nothing else quite like it. It is not a cheap restaurant, but you get a variety of options for ordering the pre fixe menu and even the wine list has options (like half bottles, pre-fixe wine lists, wines by the glass, etc..). Service was excellent and you could even request a tour of the restaurant. Brunch during the week is a great deal-- $12. Sunday brunch is more expensive, but its a good way to check out this place if you don't have money for dinner.

Pros: best food, top service, great experience

Cons: unaffordable for all

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My boyfriend and I have been to almost every one of the city's top restaurants and this one stands out above them all. The food was exquisite, full of flavor and fresh ingredients. The pork tenderloin and fluke were to die for. The desserts were a work of art and delicious. I have never seen such a fine service staff. They had the knowlege and politeness of LeBec Fin, but had excellent down-to-earth personalities that allow the customer to be comfortable and have fun. It was an amazing experience and I highly reecommend it for an anniversary or any other special occasion because this restaurant truly acknowleges the occasion and makes it very special.

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I have been to almost every one of the city's top restaurants and this one stands out above them all. The food was exquisite, full of flavor and fresh ingredients. The pork tenderloin and fluke were to die for. The desserts were a work of art and delicious. I have never seen such a fine service staff. They had the knowlege and politeness of LeBec Fin, but had excellent down-to-earth personalities that allow the customer to be comfortable and have fun. It was an amazing experience and I highly reecommend it for an anniversary or any other special occasion because this restaurant truly acknowleges the occasion and makes it very special.

Pros: intimate setting, friendly staff, presentation

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We went to Lacroix a few times and the service is great, view amazing, and the food is innovative and superb. Prices are a little steep but the experience is worth every penny. Le Bec? Fountain Room? Lacroix is the place to experience. Lamb is tender, the duck perfectly cooked, the fish small but melts in your mouth. The ingredients make you feel like you are in France. But remember to save room for dessert such as creme brulees, soufflés and homemade chocolates. But I have to admit the Ice Cream and Sorbet put everything else to shame and the flavors will wow you. They have the basics like vanilla, chocolate, butter pecan, fresh mango and blood orange sorbet, but how about lemon thyme and goat cheese ice cream. Forget store bought ... this is the best I have ever had. Check it out and enjoy!

2
★★★★☆

We went to Lacroix a few times and the service is great, view amazing, and the food is innovative and superb. Prices are a little steep but the experience is worth every penny. Le Bec? Fountain Room? Lacroix is the place to experience. Lamb is tender, the duck perfectly cooked, the fish small but melts in your mouth. The ingredients make you feel like you are in France. But remember to save room for dessert such as creme brulees, soufflés and homemade chocolates. But I have to admit the Ice Cream and Sorbet put everything else to shame and the flavors will wow you. They have the basics like vanilla, chocolate, butter pecan, fresh mango and blood orange sorbet, but how about lemon thyme and goat cheese ice cream. Forget store bought ... this is the best I have ever had. Check it out and enjoy!

Pros: Ice cream and sorbet, Innovation, Service

Cons: , Parking

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My only trip to Lacroix so far has been for brunch, but I was impressed by the food and the dining room overlooking Rittenhouse Square. The brunch consists of a buffet, as well as a trip to the kitchen which reveals additional entree-like items such as beef wellington, roast duck, Belgian waffles, etc. The buffet portion had many interesting dishes including lobster noodle quiche, brandade, etc. The raw bar had some beautiful oysters, shrimp, and smoked fish. At $46, it's not cheap, but it's still $10 cheaper than the Four Seasons with a more interesting buffet.

2
★★★★☆

My only trip to Lacroix so far has been for brunch, but I was impressed by the food and the dining room overlooking Rittenhouse Square. The brunch consists of a buffet, as well as a trip to the kitchen which reveals additional entree-like items such as beef wellington, roast duck, Belgian waffles, etc. The buffet portion had many interesting dishes including lobster noodle quiche, brandade, etc. The raw bar had some beautiful oysters, shrimp, and smoked fish. At $46, it's not cheap, but it's still $10 cheaper than the Four Seasons with a more interesting buffet.

Pros: Great dishes, decor, variety

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My wife, her sister and I,dined at Lacroix last Sat.
night, and all I can say is it is THE best restaurant
in Philadelphia. The waitstaff is very profesional and
informative, but not intrusive...the duck,bison,stuffed quail and fois gras were beautifully prepared and presented. I have dined at
many "High End" restaurants in Philly (Duex Chimines, Monte Carlo, La Famiglia, The Prime Rib,
Le Bec Fin, La Jonquille, Ritz Carlton) just to name a few and none of them can compare to Lacroix.
BRAVO!!!!!!!

2
★★★★★

My wife, her sister and I,dined at Lacroix last Sat.
night, and all I can say is it is THE best restaurant
in Philadelphia. The waitstaff is very profesional and
informative, but not intrusive...the duck,bison,stuffed quail and fois gras were beautifully prepared and presented. I have dined at
many "High End" restaurants in Philly (Duex Chimines, Monte Carlo, La Famiglia, The Prime Rib,
Le Bec Fin, La Jonquille, Ritz Carlton) just to name a few and none of them can compare to Lacroix.
BRAVO!!!!!!!

Pros: Romantic, Inexpensive

Cons: Some small portions

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You would be hard pressed to show me a better dining experience than we had at Lacroix. The staff was incredibly friendly. We were seated immediately with no wait. Service was impeccable, but not stuffy in the least. In fact, just the opposite was true. Everyone took the attitude that they were there to serve the customer, not to intimidate him. The wine list was magnificent, the food was incredible. And afterwards the manager took us on a tour of the kitchen. Chef Lacroix had just left, but they took our names and addresses and will mail us autographed menus. I can't think of one thing that wasn't right about the place.

2
★★★★★

You would be hard pressed to show me a better dining experience than we had at Lacroix. The staff was incredibly friendly. We were seated immediately with no wait. Service was impeccable, but not stuffy in the least. In fact, just the opposite was true. Everyone took the attitude that they were there to serve the customer, not to intimidate him. The wine list was magnificent, the food was incredible. And afterwards the manager took us on a tour of the kitchen. Chef Lacroix had just left, but they took our names and addresses and will mail us autographed menus. I can't think of one thing that wasn't right about the place.

Pros: incredible food, customer friendly, beautiful room

Cons: hard to find

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I'll admit, I went to Lacroix on a Monday night--traditionally a slow one for restaurants. For the type of sevice (and price) that the restaurant so clearly aspires to, the staff reeks of corporateness. With clinking plates and glasses, slow pacing, a lack of elegance and at times, even a hint of what might have been rudeness, they seem many grades above your average Applebee's waiter, but of the same breed. The food is uninspired--good French cooking, but when held next to the more daring cuisine to be found in the rest of the city, the dishes almost universally fall flat. A duck fois gras was tastless, and most of the fish our large party ordered was not hot enough and bland. Hopefully, Friday or Saturday nights don't find a real chef, manager and menu missing from Lacroix.

2
★★★★☆

I'll admit, I went to Lacroix on a Monday night--traditionally a slow one for restaurants. For the type of sevice (and price) that the restaurant so clearly aspires to, the staff reeks of corporateness. With clinking plates and glasses, slow pacing, a lack of elegance and at times, even a hint of what might have been rudeness, they seem many grades above your average Applebee's waiter, but of the same breed. The food is uninspired--good French cooking, but when held next to the more daring cuisine to be found in the rest of the city, the dishes almost universally fall flat. A duck fois gras was tastless, and most of the fish our large party ordered was not hot enough and bland. Hopefully, Friday or Saturday nights don't find a real chef, manager and menu missing from Lacroix.

Pros: wine list, portions

Cons: Service, Creativity

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I went there twice for dinner and brunch. Brunch was just fabulous with an oyster/shrimp bar, caviar and beautifully prepared dishes without the usual salad fillers. Lovely and overindulgent. Dinner showed inventiveness and beautiful preparation. Some of my companions were not thrilled with some of their dishes but this was because the chef was using new combinations of spices and preparation methods not usually seen with the dish. I thought it was unique and delicious.

2
★★★★★

I went there twice for dinner and brunch. Brunch was just fabulous with an oyster/shrimp bar, caviar and beautifully prepared dishes without the usual salad fillers. Lovely and overindulgent. Dinner showed inventiveness and beautiful preparation. Some of my companions were not thrilled with some of their dishes but this was because the chef was using new combinations of spices and preparation methods not usually seen with the dish. I thought it was unique and delicious.

Pros: Inventive food, beautifully prepared, gorgeous room

Cons: expensive

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If you appreciate understated class, check out Lacroix. Beautiful second-floor view of Rittenhouse Square, polite and intelligent staff, and top-quality steak knives imported from France - you'll already feel surrounded in elegance, and the food hasn't even arrived yet. Lacroix serves a degustation menu that allows for nearly infinite combinations of courses, resulting in a creative and unique dinner. Although the portions are small (in true French fashion), the meal progresses at such a leisurely pace, I was full before my fourth course arrived. Save room for dessert, and try the "Chestnut on the Square" with four different chestnut-centered desserts. Magnifique!

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★★★★★

If you appreciate understated class, check out Lacroix. Beautiful second-floor view of Rittenhouse Square, polite and intelligent staff, and top-quality steak knives imported from France - you'll already feel surrounded in elegance, and the food hasn't even arrived yet. Lacroix serves a degustation menu that allows for nearly infinite combinations of courses, resulting in a creative and unique dinner. Although the portions are small (in true French fashion), the meal progresses at such a leisurely pace, I was full before my fourth course arrived. Save room for dessert, and try the "Chestnut on the Square" with four different chestnut-centered desserts. Magnifique!

Pros: Great Wine List, Valet Parking

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I have eaten at LaCroix twice in the last 6 weeks. It was outstanding on both occasions. We coincidentally had the same waiter both times, who was excellent. The food was an amazing blend of subtle, beautiful flavors that worked wonderfully together to create a dining experience that was a top notch experience. If there was a view of the Eiffel Tower, it would've been as good as any place I'd been to in Paris. Tres Bien!

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★★★★★

I have eaten at LaCroix twice in the last 6 weeks. It was outstanding on both occasions. We coincidentally had the same waiter both times, who was excellent. The food was an amazing blend of subtle, beautiful flavors that worked wonderfully together to create a dining experience that was a top notch experience. If there was a view of the Eiffel Tower, it would've been as good as any place I'd been to in Paris. Tres Bien!

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Amazing. Delicious. Mouth-watering. Worth every penny. I opted for the 3-course meal (instead of the temptuous 4 and 5 courses). However, they all come with dessert, and the portions are generous. I are the foie gras with figs, Maine Lobster, and Lamb - all cooked to perfection. I highly recommend this establishment to anyone who will appreciate the fine dining experience. Service was excellent to say the least.

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★★★★★

Amazing. Delicious. Mouth-watering. Worth every penny. I opted for the 3-course meal (instead of the temptuous 4 and 5 courses). However, they all come with dessert, and the portions are generous. I are the foie gras with figs, Maine Lobster, and Lamb - all cooked to perfection. I highly recommend this establishment to anyone who will appreciate the fine dining experience. Service was excellent to say the least.

Pros: Service, Wine selection, Course options

Cons: Hidden in the Hotel

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Classic Frech Cuisine in a polished, approachable setting. But in a word...Value. The Price Fixe menu offers you the option of how many courses and choices within each course. From the $75 menu (the most expensive, $55, & $65) I drooled over Sweet Breads, Foie Gras, Lobster, Lamb, added Cheese course, (a steal at $10) and a Chocolate Soufle. The six courses (plus Amuse and Petit Fours) were perfectly prepared, the service was well executed, and when the bill came I was astounded. For two people this experience was only $250. That was with the most expensive menu, adding cheese, bottle of white wine and half bottle of red. The meal was worth twice that. I've eaten at every great restaurant from Daniel, French Laundry, and, Trotters and this meal was a true value. Those of you clamering to go to Le Bec Fin must have money to burn.

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★★★★★

Classic Frech Cuisine in a polished, approachable setting. But in a word...Value. The Price Fixe menu offers you the option of how many courses and choices within each course. From the $75 menu (the most expensive, $55, & $65) I drooled over Sweet Breads, Foie Gras, Lobster, Lamb, added Cheese course, (a steal at $10) and a Chocolate Soufle. The six courses (plus Amuse and Petit Fours) were perfectly prepared, the service was well executed, and when the bill came I was astounded. For two people this experience was only $250. That was with the most expensive menu, adding cheese, bottle of white wine and half bottle of red. The meal was worth twice that. I've eaten at every great restaurant from Daniel, French Laundry, and, Trotters and this meal was a true value. Those of you clamering to go to Le Bec Fin must have money to burn.

Pros: Superb Food, Great Service, Huge Wine List

Cons: Searching the Hotel, You may Wait Awhile

 

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