Down town in Center City, Philadelphia, just off Rittenhouse Square, is an awesome French restaurant called Parc owned by Stephen Starr. For those that may not already know him... Stephen Starr is to Philadelphia what José Andrés is to DC, owning a multiplicity of successful restaurants across the city.
And now, Starr will be bringing his shining *insert another word for star* down to Andrés's turf. Parc is expected to open in DC's Logan Circle this Spring! It'll be called Parc Deux, how cute.
Parc carries all of the French classics, all delicious, but my favorite for brunch is the Oatmeal Brulée - I mean how cool is that?!
Sure, DC already has a plethora of fab French restaurants, but with a place like Parc, it could use one more. The ambiance is so French. You can just pop in and pop out - whether it be for brunch, a snack, an apéritif, an evening meal, dessert, or a digestif. We've stopped by for all of these individually on separate occasions, only to be welcomed each and every time. Hard to find that stateside these days in the table turn-over business...
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Photos courtesy of Parc Restaurant