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 Exec Chef is Bobby Surdam sources the best local ingredients “letting the flavors speak for themselves.” The progressive cocktail and bar program is directed by Lead Bartender Daniel Kulisek.
Events, News and Specials:
(May 2017) - Bring Your Own Dog (BYOD) - Square 1682, Rittenhouse Square’s Modern American Kitchen + Cocktails and animal lover Executive Chef Bobby Surdam are thrilled to celebrate their love of animals with the return of über popular Bring Your Own Dog (BYOD) weekend brunch that will benefit Pennsylvania SPCA, all summer long.
- Sunday, July 16
- Sunday, August 20
- Sunday, September 17
For every purchase of a $6 BYOD dish or cocktail, $1 will be donated to PA SPCA. Representatives and volunteers from PA SPCA will also be on site with pups in search of loving homes from 10am – 1pm, every third Sunday until September.
Happy Hour - This weekend head to Square 1682 for brunch, and while you’re there enjoy a pitcher of Prosecco Punch for just $22. The seasonal inspired concoctions include choices of: Cucumber-melon, Peach-rosemary, and Strawberry-mint, served right at your table 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Saturday and all day Sunday.
Bake Your Own Cookie
Create your own Cookie: Dining with the kids? Get their creativity going by decorating Chef’s house-made cookie dough with supplied toppings and icings. Once the meal arrives, wait staff take the cookie to be baked and served warm, fresh from the oven, at the end of the meal—compliments of the house!
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!
Monday: Buttermilk Fried Chicken, cabbage slaw and house-made pickles
Tuesday: Berkshire Pork Enchiladas in Salsa Guajillo, chips and guacamole
Wednesday: House-made pasta of the night with petite Caesar with garlic bread
Thursday: Vegetable Fried Rice, pickled vegetables, summer roll
Friday: Meatloaf, sautéed greens, whipped potatoes
AND Saturdays marks the return of Bring Your Own Dog Brunch (BYOD)
Square 1682 and former Chef Mateo have teamed up with Morris Animal Refuge, who offer innovative and high quality care for cats, dogs and other small animals and provide a full range of preventive, protective and adoption services for abused, neglected and abandoned animals in the Philadelphia region. Representatives and volunteers from Morris Animal Refuge will be on site with dogs in search of loving homes from 10:30am-12:30pm every Saturday throughout the summer.
Chef’s BYOD menu includes four canine-fabulous dishes for dogs to enjoy, such as Beggin’ Eggs & Taters with smoked bacon, scrambled eggs, parsley potatoes; Blue Ribbon Stew with organic chicken, steel cut oats, zucchini, carrots; Chili Chow with grass fed beef, rice, spinach, beans, bell peppers, aged cheddar; Peanut Butter Biscuits which are Chef’s homemade treats. Special BYOD cocktails will be offered as well including the Greyhound with Tito’s and grapefruit; the Pomeranian with Tito’s, pomegranate, lime, and club soda; and the Cocker Daniel with Tito’s, Pinot Gris, orange liqueur, and lemon strawberry basil syrup.