Garces Trading Company

Tapas Restaurant, French Restaurant, and Pizza Place$$$$
Washington Square West, Philadelphia
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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)
  • Raj S.
    Raj SarmaAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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, 2016
    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.
  • Colin L.
    Colin LeeMay 15, 2016
    Salmon was extremely tender. Mozzarella cheese ball was interesting. Lamb ragu was tasty with a hint of spiciness. BYOB of wine is allowed
  • 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."
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda ParkerJuly 31, 2015
    Had the most amazing brunch here. Coffee, homemade granola parfait, Gruyere/bacon Sicilian breakfast pizza, and free (!!!) pastries!
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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!!!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • John B.
    John BrittonOctober 20, 2012
    Housemade mozzarella, jamon iberico, scallops with chanterelles and finish it off with Spring Verrine for dessert.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Lore B.
    Lore BenaventFebruary 27, 2016
    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.
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RenéeMarch 27, 2014
    Great blend of French & Spanish influenced nosh & libation. Also wonderful waitstaff!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Paolo
    PaoloJuly 19, 2015
    excellent breakfast. very good olive oil. great portion control.
  • 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.
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen L.September 16, 2012
    Read meat prices carefully at the deli to avoid sticker shock...jamon iberico is $118/lb!
  • Jennifer H.
    Jennifer HNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Garces surprisingly has a delicious assortment of handcrafted pizzas with duck fat dough. YUM!
  • RC
    RCJune 11, 2015
    A great spot a for a date. Excellent wine selection.
  • Danielle G.
    Danielle GarreMarch 17, 2013
    Food was amazing. Such an awesome brunch and an incredible Bloody Mary!
  • 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.
  • 💛Diane☕🍜
    💛Diane☕🍜October 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The cold tomato soup is so refreshing and good for palette cleansing!
  • 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
  • G B.
    G BSeptember 25, 2011
    Possibly the best deep dish pizza in the universe. Try it, you'll love it!
  • Aileen F.
    Aileen FernandesOctober 16, 2010
    All the condiments for the cheese and meat are delicious- especially the garlic leche and lavender honey
  • John K.
    John KoenAugust 17, 2014
    Liquor store is excellent. Brunch was outstanding
  • Chali C.
    Chali CMay 1, 2011
    Pizzas are delish! And if you didn't BYOB there is a winery inside, buy one here.
  • Colleen C.
    Colleen CantrellMarch 11, 2016
    The tasting menu was amazing and well worth the money.
  • Martin R.
    Martin R.May 5, 2013
    Everything is great! But go for the uovo pizza!
  • Stefania H.
    Stefania HengelOctober 7, 2012
    Great go to place in Philly. Loved everything!!
  • 🌴om Z.
    🌴om ZDecember 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    In-house wine store (score!) but $15 corkage fee (!!!)
  • Chris V.
    Chris VodolaAugust 4, 2015
    Love the service here. Share a bunch of plates but be sure to keep the Steak Frites for yourself.
  • Christine O.
    Christine OlmstedFebruary 1, 2013
    don't skip the bread and artisanal olive oil, it is lucious
  • Kathleen N.
    Kathleen NgoSeptember 21, 2014
    Quite possibly the best baked eggs I have ever had.
  • Chas E.
    Chas EdwardJuly 29, 2010
    Try the baby artichoke app, lemony and delicious. Also had the Spanish sandwich, was not disappointed!
  • Rodrigo A.
    Rodrigo AlarconJuly 10, 2012
    The scalops are a must have. Three to the order but you can order more at $5/each.
  • Helen K.
    Helen KaoJanuary 30, 2011
    If you're not hungry enough for the 3-course $25 brunch, you can order individual brunch items off the menu.
  • Vinayak M.
    Vinayak MSeptember 23, 2013
    Try the Bianco Sardo. It is really worth it.
  • Alison T.
    Alison TMay 20, 2011
    Wine shop has the best selection in the city and the prices aren't half bad.
  • Amanda .
    Amanda 👾Horton DiazJanuary 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't look for the market. It's not here anymore, but there is a beautiful new bar.
  • Dan D.
    Dan DoughertySeptember 18, 2013
    Really good! Great atmosphere in there!
  • J.Vanessa S.
    J.Vanessa SanchezMay 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    (Duck) Lyonnaise salad is to die for.... I Love it!!
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyMarch 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pick up Iron Chef Jose Garces’ signature coffee, small-batch roasted in nearby Lambertville, NJ. Read more
  • Philip B.
    Philip BendittAugust 6, 2010
    The funghi pizza is great, and so is the papradelle with lamb ragu.
  • Marilyn R.
    Marilyn RussellJanuary 19, 2013
    Tip well - that's my tip ;-)
  • Barrett L.
    Barrett LaneMay 27, 2012
    The vichyssoise is beyond excellent.
  • Amy K.
    Amy KostesichDecember 8, 2011
    House made mozzarella is a must!!!
  • Stephen N.
    Stephen NgAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I heard they might start charging for corkage for wines bought at the store later this month.
  • eric p.
    eric parsonsFebruary 19, 2010
    Can buy a bottle of wine until 10pm. Open later than any state store in city.
  • Mike L.
    Mike LucciAugust 28, 2014
    Not as good as I expected. Food was good at best and service was incredibly slow considering it was 8:00 on a Wednesday night.
  • Karin R.
    Karin RApril 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Make a mixed box of the tiny deserts that sell for $6 for a half dozen. Why not try one of each?
  • Eric C.
    Eric CohenMarch 14, 2012
    Biere Blanche design Meteor....like Blue Moon but better.
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer TranJanuary 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Potted duck. Thank me later!
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkJanuary 18, 2011
    Jose Garces creates a European-style bistro, serving pizzas and paella.
  • Sophie C.
    Sophie CJune 18, 2015
    Delicious food and great service
  • Chris S.
    Chris SJuly 31, 2011
    Get the vichyssoise, you won't regret it!
  • Evelyn A.
    Evelyn AranaMarch 21, 2016
    You can bring your own wine!
  • Karin R.
    Karin RMay 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Breakfast is a deal. A large, deep-dish piece of quiche, salad and a coffee is just a little over $10.
  • Corey C.
    Corey CrawfordDecember 15, 2012
    The hostess here is either really rude or really dumb. Came in, with reservations on a Thurs. for an anniversary and she sat us at a terrible table & broke a glass on my girlfriend. We left.
  • Anthony S.
    Anthony SantosSeptember 15, 2010
    the Moraccan sandwich is ridiculously good here!
  • Allen M.
    Allen MMarch 9, 2011
    The potted duck is amazing!
  • Tiffany
    TiffanyMay 11, 2012
    Try the S'more. Amazing!
  • Dave B.
    Dave BautistaMay 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    You must try the fries fried in duck fat!
  • Aaron
    AaronJanuary 10, 2012
    Duck Lyonaisse salad.......unreal
  • Emily C.
    Emily CashinJune 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Steak frites on Saturday night.
  • Jose N.
    Jose NaninDecember 9, 2016
    Pear sangria
  • Evan H.
    Evan HammerMay 10, 2014
    All you can eat steak. Really? Really.
  • Dorothy R.
    Dorothy RooneyJanuary 19, 2015
    Chocolate torte
  • Mike M.
    Mike MartinFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Only one bathroom. Plan ahead!
  • Richard
    RichardMarch 30, 2010
    Get the charcuterie sampler for some good eats.
  • Corey A.
    Corey AcriApril 27, 2013
    Get the bouchon!
  • Katie S.
    Katie SNovember 3, 2012
    For the foodie
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 6, 2011
    Try the Paella
  • Marco T.
    Marco TaboasNovember 27, 2012
    Una ensalada junto con algunas de las sugerencias de su extensa carta de quesos es una gran opción. El personal es súper amable. :)
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