We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Vernick Food & Drink

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2031 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4493 (20th)
+1 267-639-6644
16:30 - 01:00
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 16:30 - 01:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

574 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 545: English reviews
Fair Oaks, CA
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a frequent visitor to Philly, I had been trying to find the right occasion/opportunity to finally visit the #2 Trip Advisor restaurant in the city - Vernick. Spoiler alert -- I have no idea why this restaurant is less than #1, so if you lack the time and don't enjoy a long discourse on my thoughts on why this... More 

Thank Ed K
Yardley, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

All the reviews are true - it is that amazing. We did 3 small plates, a veg and then one large plate and dessert. Perfect amount of food for the 2 of us and they paced them out as courses so timing perfect. My favorites - the pocono trout - it's smoked a bit and great flavors paired with pears!... More 

1 Thank Denise D
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband closed his eyes when he tried the Arctic char. Need I say more? Our A+ experience began with the reservation itself, which was a last-minute decision; advised to walk in and hope for seats at the bar, we were pleasantly surprised the day of by a delightful call letting us know we made it in due to a... More 

Thank staceyinnyc17
Edison, New Jersey
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a great time here. We shared the mushroom toast and each got our own entree and then shared dessert. Dessert I didn't care much for, it was good not great. We lucked out with a last minute reservation day after valentine's day. The service was great. Our table was waiting for us and we were in and back... More 

Thank ppatel807
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Monotonous though it is, we can only add to the plaudits for Vernick. Starting with front of house who stayed in constant contact and managed to bring our reservation forward, this was a wonderful evening. The restaurant design is industrial chic yet still homely. The waiter was incredibly knowledgable, and as for the food..wow. Chanterelle with charred eggplant, and beef... More 

1 Thank TruebritSingapore
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Try everything. We ordered at least 14 dishes and cleaned everyone. One dish was tastier then the next. Some of my favorites: On toast: chanterelles & charred eggplant, avocado & spicy radish, bayonne ham, whipped brie, Raw: spanish mackerel ceviche, Large plates: grilled black sea bass, acqua pazza, spicy broccoli & saffron. Also ordered a few of the specials. Our... More 

1 Thank Holly G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Treat yourself to this great restaurant. Can't take table reservations for more then 4 people, but just as well. Great way to have an intimate and special dinner.

1 Thank Skatz21
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without question the very finest restaurant in Philly. Outstanding food, impeccable service, all in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

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

Where to start? With the appetizers, of course: beef tartar with fresh horseradish on toast, scrambled eggs with sea urchin, Island Creek oysters. Then maybe small plates of warm Parmesan custard with caramelized artichokes or chilled lobster with potato rosti, endive, mace crème fraiche, and verjus. For larger plates, consider cod with charred salsify, sweet potato, coconut-green curry & shrimp... More 

1 Thank Tom S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only was the food fantastic, but the chef greeted everyone who walked past the kitchen. It was a really amazing experience. One of our favorite places in Philadelphia to eat. It is a fine dining establishment without the luxury price tag.

1 Thank jandracchio

Travellers who viewed Vernick Food & Drink also viewed


Been to Vernick Food & Drink? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, 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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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 Street, 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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Vernick Food & Drink and other visitors
6 questions
Ask a question
Westerville, Ohio
Endicott, New York
2 months ago
Cinnaminson, New Jersey
Simpsonville, South Carolina
10 months ago
Moorestown, New Jersey
over a year ago

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from Vernick Food & Drink staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?