Philadelphia, PA - If you’re looking for some great modern American cuisine and a progressive cocktail menu, head on over to Square 1682 at the corner of 17th and Sansom. This bar and restaurant was voted USA’s Best Hotel Barby 10Best.com and USA Today Travel, and it is where New Chef Mackenson Horebe sources the best local ingredients “letting the flavors speak for themselves.”
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Gin lovers should raise a glass this Tax Day at Square 1682 - adjacent to Hotel Palomar - with all-day G&Ts for just two bucks. That’s right, Center City’s first LEED-certified restaurant and bar will offer refreshing gin and tonic cocktails for a mere $2 all-day this Tax Day. Come in for a drink or two, stay for lunch or dinner and enjoy dishes from Chef Mackenson Horebe.
Address: 121 S 17th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Private Dining at Square 1682 located near iconic Rittenhouse Square, has two private dining rooms to host various types of events. For birthday parties, meetings and intimate gatherings, Square 1682 has a private room to seat 10 to 15 people. The more spacious Tyng Room has lively lounge views and can hold 45 seated guests or 75 attendees for cocktail-style events.
Large functions with guests lists reaching 250 should use Square 1682’s partner, Hotel Palomar Philadelphia. With spectacular views of the city, the ballroom space is fantastic for receptions, fundraisers, corporate retreats and other larger, memorable events
In addition to highlighting and sourcing local ingredeints, Square 1682 is Philadelphia’s first Leed-certified restaurant with a strong commitment to ecologically responsible culinary practices and dedication to independent farmers, local purveyors, boutique ranches and sustainable fisheries. We enjoyed a sample of Grilled Zucchini with figs and goat cheese that was a beautiful taste of the vegetables in season. Don’t forget the delicious Punch Drunk Love cocktail with Tito’s Vodka, Aperol, lemon, grapefruit, grenadine, and Brut. The Deviled Eggs with braised Berkshire pork, and pickled ramp are also a treat- grab these on special during Center City Sips Happy Hour on Wednesdays!
If you’re like classic cocktails why not try the Moscow Mule with Absolute Vodka or the Vesperwith Bluecoat Gin, Grey Goose, and Lillet Blanc15. We’d highly recommend the Grilled Octopuswith Capsicum, peanut potatoes, and Shishito peppers or one of the most popular menu items- the Bacon Wrapped Dates with local goat cheese, piquillo peppers, and mustard vinaigrette.
Vegans and vegetarian diners will rejoice when they see the menu here. The Wild Mushroom Tart is a vegetarian’s delight with Brie, petite vegetables, and truffle essence. This is one of the most filling vegetarian dishes we’ve enjoyed in the city. The Spring Lentil Stew is vegan and made with Du puy lentils, ancient grains, smoked tomato, spring vegetables, and chimichurri. You won’t believe all the flavor that is packed in this stew.
Of course Square 1682 has only the best Skuna Bay Salmon, soured ethically and paired with a potato chorizo risotto, melted leek, and citrus glaze. This dish is another best selling menu item and personal favorite of Chef Mateo. We also enjoyed the highlights of Summer in the Berkshire Pork Chop over cheddar grits, charred kale, and sprinkled with pickled strawberry.
We had just enough room for dessert so we sampled the Carrot Cake and Cheesecake which were paired with some delicious homemade ice cream and perfectly satisfied our sweet tooth.
Stop by Square 1682 this summer to check out their special offer: Staff Meal. Now through August they will be offering a single tray dinner Monday through Friday complete with a Miller High Life pony for just $25! Everyday of the week will feature a different special, so you can keep coming back to try them all!
Philadelphia Wheelchair Friendly Restaurants - Square 1682 – Historic architecture and urban industrial design meets bold Modern American cuisine at Square 1682. Executive Chef Robert Surdam showcases an impressive food menu with sustainably sourced ingredients. Lead Bartender, Dan Kulisek, pioneers the bar, featuring regional craft beers, an accessible wine list and imaginative cocktails. Wheelchair accessible entrance is located on the corner of 17th street and Sansom. 121 South 17th Street
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