121 South 17th Street
Philadelphia , PA 19103
Hotel Palomar Philadelphia
Tastefully Brilliant Philadelphia Dining at Square 1682
What's in a name?
Square 1682 resides within Philadelphia's Center City, adjacent to Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, and is a tip of the hat to Pennsylvania's founding father William Penn and his insightful creation of the modern city park. In 1682, Mr. Penn created Rittenhouse Square (the "square" in our name) and four other similar plazas in Philadelphia in order to establish urban open spaces in the heart of the city.
Stepping into the future while relying on the rearview mirror of the past, Square 1682's design and operations team created a dining and bar establishment that epitomizes Mr. Penn's big thinking.
Executive Chef Caitlin Mateo Adds Flavor & Flair to the Square
Caitlin Mateo draws from only the best ingredients the region has to offer by sourcing from outstanding sustainably minded purveyors. In the kitchen, Mateo has a cooking ethos of sustainable, conservationist's cuisine. Sourcing locally from Philadelphia and surrounding area farmers ensures organic produce and meats. The results, Mateo says, are in the flavors. Her menu consists of dishes for all appetites including: small plates, plates for two, main courses, and accompaniments.
Behind the Square 1682 Bar
Likewise, Master Mixologist Jacques Bezuidenhout and Master Sommelier Emily Wines have played essential roles in bringing the bar and lounge into focus. Bezuidenhout's cocktail menu is the fusion of fresh seasonal ingredients with fresh imagination, while keeping the ingredients for those Philly favorites close at hand.
Meanwhile, Wines' list encompasses great values, hidden gems and classic picks. Her selections rest proudly in the cascading two-story glass wine cellar you see upon arrival. General Manager Matthew Rafferty's array of local craft beers, including Yuengling, Dogfish Head, Stoudt's, Troegs, Victory and Yards to name a few, will please the hops, malt and barley crew.
Out of the Box Dining Design
Square 1682, an out of the box dining destination in Philadelphia. We look forward to sharing this tasteful display of eating, drinking and thinking with you.