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“Excellent Food & Atmosphere”

Garces Trading Company
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Ranked #201 of 4,491 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: European, Cafe
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Locust & Quince
Description: Garces Trading Company is a gourmet market/cafe with a European flair. Perfect for a quick in-and-out or a casual sit down meal. This multi-purpose space features a host of house made and imported foods under the Garces Trading Company label including olive oils and vinegars, charcuterie and Chef Garces’ signature coffee House Specialties Paella Valenciana, El Cubano Clásico, Charcuterie & Cheese, Coq au Vin, Carbonated cocktails, fresh fruit sangrias and an extensive European wine list.
Reviewed 3 December 2013

My fiance and I ate here for her birthday celebration a couple weekends ago. We arrived early and were immediately seated and waited on. The service was friendly and for the most part timely. The food was delicious and affordable for its quality. Really, the only issue I had with the establishment is the restroom. As in one. For both genders. Located outside the kitchen door which is a high traffic area. There was always a line to go in. A restaurant of this caliber and name recognition should not have this issue.

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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Stopped here on the way to Walnut Street Theater, it's close enough to walk and surprisingly easy to get a reservation on a Saturday night. The restaurant has a cool feel with subway tile, high ceilings and windows, hardwood floors...very open but comfortable and easy to have a conversation without being drowned out by loud music. Happy to see a couple unique German beers on draft and loved the cheese plates available as appetizers. Chose a second course of pasta, the Rigitoni with meatballs. Delicious sauce with shredded meat and the meatballs were awesome (they serve meatball specials at the bar which I'm going back to try). The speciality is Steak Frites, a little bit of a let down...the sauce was delicious but the steak was a little too rare for my medium rare order and the fries were somewhat heavy with oil, however the salad that accompanies it had a fantastic oil dressing. The goat fat pizza dough was over the top good and the desserts were a refreshing selection compared to other restaurants. This will be my new choice for dining near Walnut Street Theater and I can't wait to try their speciality meatballs. If you want a good selection of options, this is the place. Everything from pizza to bouillabaisse in a nice setting.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

We were having a luncheon reunion of a group that hadn't been together in 25 years, and we had a great meal, great service, and the group ended up staying for nearly 4 hours. The restaurant was great. No pressure to leave. Very nice. Good hospitality. Impressive.

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Thank 805teacher
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Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

We went to this place spontaneously after seeing some good reviews on Trip Advisor and we're so glad we did! Very cool atmosphere right from the start. If there happens to be a wait, you can taste some olive oils and shop for wine. We happened to see some recommendations to order the house-made mozzarella (something we typically wouldn't order but we went with it) and it was OUT OF THIS WORLD. If you go there for nothing else, make sure you order this mozzarella!

We both ordered a few other items and they didn't disappoint either. The place/food has a European feel but still very welcoming and lots of healthy options too. Definitely recommend this spot for anyone looking for delicious food!

Thank Jason M
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Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

You're ready for a joke, but no fooling this place will knock your socks off, lawyer jokes aside. The unique inside wine shop
provided European (only) vino at liquor store prices. The pasta and pizza were from another dining dimension than we normally experience. The service was spotty but the prices were reasonable. Trendy place with an happy vibe. Do not pass on the duck salad. Or the chocolate deserts, with some port. And quit telling lawyer jokes until you've tried this gem.

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