Garces Trading Company

Tapas Restaurant, French Restaurant, and Pizza Place$$$$
Washington Square West, Philadelphia
104 Tips and reviews
  • pizza
  • wine
  • tasting menu
  • steak frites
  • good for groups
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  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaSeptember 2, 2013
    Highly recommend a stop in Philly to try Garces. Great Concept bring friends to have even a better experience. Steak Frites was awesome. Fries are cooked in Duck Oil. Sister Amada is also great. Tapas
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureNovember 2, 2012
    Jose Garces’s contribution to Philly’s sandwich legacy: the cubano clásico, roast pork and house-cured tasso with Gruyère, mustard, and pickles, plancha-pressed to give the cheese just the right ooze.
  • Elaine L.
    Elaine LeeDecember 21, 2014
    Tasting menu is amazing, especially for the price. The prix fixe brunch is also great. They have an in house wine shop as well as truffle oils, balsamic vinegar, macarons and pastries.
  • Marco A.
    Marco AuritiJune 3, 2013
    If you've got an appetite, regular pizza won't be enough. Staff professional and courteous, not much activity before 8 pm (although it is a rainy weeknight and the phillies are playing home)
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineSeptember 14, 2010
    Weekend brunch includes first course (marinated baby artichokes, a pastry) and a second course (shirred eggs, chocolate chip pain perdu), chef's choice for dessert and a non-alcoholic drink. Read more
  • Raj S.
    Raj SarmaAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The fresh mozzarella is out of this world. It comes in an olive oil float and makes a great meal in itself. This is quite simply the best mozzarella I've eaten.
  • John E.
    John EasleaNovember 30, 2012
    Ask for Steve. Get the house specialty: steak frites. Enjoy a nice cut of meat with a great sauce, topped with tasty fries. The best part? It's endless... so worth it
  • Dan
    DanDecember 15, 2014
    Must come. Duck salad, fries with duck oil, coffee, even the olive oil is tasty. I am gonna come fairly often
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillySeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Celebrity chef Jose Garces is as serious about coffee as he is about his food so it’s no surprise that the signature roasted beans at Garces Trading Company lend themselves to a memorable French press Read more
  • Fensch D.
    Fensch DJuly 20, 2014
    The croque madame is absolutely delish! I had to pause for 2 minutes after the first bite...then took another one...and confirmed that the first bite was THAT good!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RobertsDecember 31, 2014
    Pretty good food, make sure you get some sample cups of the various olive oils and balsamic vinegars by the bar and try them with your meal
  • Reserve
    ReserveMarch 17
    Garces Trading Co. puts its own spin on pizza, delivering a deep-dish, iron skillet pie with two types of mushrooms — royal trumpets and maitakes — plus Taleggio cheese and black truffles. Read more
  • Lydia M.
    Lydia MiccolupiJune 19, 2015
    The food and service was great! Josh was our server and he was patient with us as we experienced Garces for the first time. Highly recommend if you're in town.
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AMay 20, 2013
    The cheeses are unbelievably amazing! Any and all of them! Also, the pizza with serrano ham has ricotta cheese that melts in your mouth.
  • Talia G.
    Talia GoldbergMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The best way to order here is to share a bunch of dishes with your table. And don't forget to sample cheese and oils before being seated!
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveAugust 7, 2012
    Food blogger Janice of Gigabiting recommends Garces Trading Company. "The plats du jour feature smartly updated classics such as coq au vin, short rib and oxtail lasagna, and the city’s best paella."
  • Colin L.
    Colin LeeMay 15
    Salmon was extremely tender. Mozzarella cheese ball was interesting. Lamb ragu was tasty with a hint of spiciness. BYOB of wine is allowed
  • Nicole 🍺
    Nicole 🍺September 13, 2012
    Call and order the deep dish pizza 45 min before you go or before your reservation so it's ready when you arrive. Delicious!
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda ParkerJuly 31, 2015
    Had the most amazing brunch here. Coffee, homemade granola parfait, Gruyere/bacon Sicilian breakfast pizza, and free (!!!) pastries!
  • visitPA
    visitPANovember 29, 2010
    It's a market, it's a restaurant, it's a wine shop...and it's all really good. From the pizza to the charcuterie you can't go wrong with this Iron Chef Jose Garces eatery.
  • Qaiser B.
    Qaiser BachaniApril 20, 2015
    Owned by the Iron Chef & they know what quality food is all about. Must order lamb chops & local philly beer.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 10, 2011
    Get the artichoke dish at this Iron Chef spot. We're also way into the Pig's Head Carpaccio. Give it a shot, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Read more
  • Adam F.
    Adam FriedmanApril 3, 2012
    Taste all the oils and balsamics. And ask for a taste of the cheese trip upon entering. First bottle is free corkage too.
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa S.May 29, 2011
    just love this place. always wonderful service & excellent food. start with the cheese selections. deep dish is def worth the 30min wait... yummmm!!!
  • Ben K.
    What's that loud droning sound? Enjoy the cheese plate with great accompaniments (blue cheese and honey!) Watch as the tomatoes slide right off your deep dish pizza onto the table.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineSeptember 15, 2010
    Great Innovation. Customers can’t get enough of the convenience of a PLCB wine store plunked directly inside this market/cafe—or of Jose Garces’s pan-European fare. Read more
  • Margot
    MargotAugust 3, 2015
    Don't eat too much bread at the start! During Restaurant Week, one order (4 courses) is plenty for 2 people. Wish we'd known that before ordering.
  • Candice B.
    Candice BirdsongJuly 10, 2010
    One of my faves! Try the different olive oils while you wait for your table especially the truffle oil. Great selection on wines. Try the Tempranillo aged 10yrs.
  • John B.
    John BrittonOctober 20, 2012
    Housemade mozzarella, jamon iberico, scallops with chanterelles and finish it off with Spring Verrine for dessert.
  • Tyler S.
    Tyler ShapiroSeptember 13, 2010
    Sunday brunch has a $25 three course tasting menu, be sure to get the assorted cookies for desset, also buy a jar of truffle honey as you leave.
  • Tamirok
    TamirokJanuary 26, 2014
    There is a wine and spirits store in the restaurant. The down side of that is you have to pay a hefty cork fee of $15
  • Rashid T.
    Rashid TOctober 26, 2014
    Fresh mozzarella is unbelievable. Only complaint is they took a long time to seat us despite having made a reservation.
  • resa m.
    resa mFebruary 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Artisan coffee & caneles de bordeaux. Seriously magical. Their french presses are hugemongous, though. A small is perfect for 2!
  • Jaeson H.
    Jaeson HanAugust 21, 2014
    Steak with fries was "all you can eat." Not bad, but I would have liked to have sampled the rest of the menu.
  • Lore B.
    Lore BenaventFebruary 27
    Good for happy hour, great cheeses and charcuterie.
  • Francesca K.
    The moules frites were amazing. Add steak to any salad and you're in for a treat.
  • Angelique D.
    Angelique D.April 22, 2011
    Get the tasting menu! It's fabulous and a great deal. You won't be disappointed. Also the red sangria is a treat. It's not overly sweet and treacly.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Garces has a great Sunday brunch deal that you should not pass up! 3 delicious courses for $25? YES PLEASE
  • Reed P.
    Reed PiernockNovember 24, 2010
    Loved the olives and artichokes. Delicious food but vegetarians take note! There's just one veg-friendly cheese on the menu.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineOctober 6, 2010
    The Italian is a Must try. Bresaola, hot coppa, melted taleggio cheese, arugula, lemon confit, lemon juice and oil. Delicious. Read more
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RenéeMarch 27, 2014
    Great blend of French & Spanish influenced nosh & libation. Also wonderful waitstaff!
  • Gwen M.
    Gwen MescoApril 5, 2010
    If you're sitting down, try the breakfast radish and goat butter appetizer. If you're looking for dessert to go, try the raspberry financiers and the caneles.
  • Paolo
    PaoloJuly 19, 2015
    excellent breakfast. very good olive oil. great portion control.
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Garces surprisingly has a delicious assortment of handcrafted pizzas with duck fat dough. YUM!
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen L.September 16, 2012
    Read meat prices carefully at the deli to avoid sticker shock...jamon iberico is $118/lb!
  • Katie L.
    Katie LipieckiApril 1, 2010
    The black truffle olive oil is fantastic and you won't be disappointed with any of the pizzas. Also loved the housemade fennel salami.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BeallMay 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    They now sell beer, wine, and liquor as well as having the state wine store attached
  • Danielle G.
    Danielle GarreMarch 17, 2013
    Food was amazing. Such an awesome brunch and an incredible Bloody Mary!
  • 💛Diane☕🍜
    💛Diane☕🍜October 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The cold tomato soup is so refreshing and good for palette cleansing!
  • RC
    RCJune 11, 2015
    A great spot a for a date. Excellent wine selection.
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