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We're pleased to open for full service, outdoor dining. Starting Tuesday, September 1, our sidewalk café will be available for dinner service from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Tuesdays - Fridays.

We will also resume indoor dining on Tuesday, September 8. With guidance from the city's latest mandate, we're able to seat at 25% capacity.

Vernick at Home will offer the same menu that's available for outdoor & indoor dining, during our new dinner service hours: 5:00pm-9:00pm, Tuesday - Friday. Orders can be placed online during that window for same day pick up from Vernick Wine.

Vernick Pizza our Saturday pizza menus for the next few weeks from noon – 6:00 p.m. at 2031 Walnut Street. Pre-order pies & sides on Thursdays starting at 10:00 a.m. via our ordering platform, or swing by on Saturday to order in-person.

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Vernick Food & Drink
Our menu changes frequently, please contact us for the current menu.
“In a city of dining riches, Vernick has reinvented the new American restaurant”
Craig LaBan, Philadelphia Inquirer 4 Bell Review
“Vernick represents everything that we love about dining out in this country right now: Honest, compelling food made with great ingredients and cooked with genuine soul.”
Bon Appétit
Winner
2017 Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic
James Beard Foundation
"Chef-owner Gregory Vernick has a knack for taking the best of each season and turning it into something you can’t wait to repeat"
Tom Sietsema, The Washington Post
parmesan custard grilled heart of romaine grilled black sea bass
organic amish chicken arctic char
toasts blueberry pie sea urchin
cocktail lamb

Vernick Food & Drink

2031 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
267-639-6644
info@vernickphilly.com
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Hours

Tuesday-Friday
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM Dinner

Saturday
12 Noon to 6:00 PM Pizza Counter

Reservations

Reserve Online

Larger Parties & Special Events →

@vernickphilly

Gift Cards

Vernick Gift Card Gift cards are available online

Careers

Please send your resume to
careers@vernickphilly.com

Media Inquiries

Caroline Bubnis
caroline@neighborlyrelations.com

greg vernick

Chef & Owner

Greg Vernick

Cherry Hill, NJ native Greg Vernick could be found in the kitchen at an early age thanks to his grandfather owning a Philadelphia butcher shop and mother, Beth, owning a local restaurant near their hometown. Pursuing his passion for the restaurant industry, Greg is now an award-winning chef with his own nationally recognized restaurant, Vernick Food & Drink.

Greg earned a degree in hospitality management from Boston University followed by a culinary degree from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in New York. After his CIA externship with Chef Ken Oringer at Boston’s Clio, Greg moved to New York City where he rose through the ranks of the Jean-Georges Vongrichten’s empire serving as sous chef at Jean-Georges, Nougatine, and Spice Market, and traveling the world as chef trainer for restaurants in Qatar, Tokyo, Vancouver, Boston, and Park City, Utah. After years in the Jean-Georges family, Greg took his final post away from home as chef de cuisine of New York’s Tocqueville.

In 2012, Greg returned to Philadelphia with his wife Julie and opened the doors to his own restaurant, Vernick Food & Drink, where he serves an honest, no-fuss menu featuring his version of new American cooking.

Vernick Food & Drink has been recognized by the likes of Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, StarChefs, Philadelphia magazine, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. In 2016, Greg was named “Chef of the Year” by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Vernick Food & Drink earned a 4-Bell, re-review from restaurant critic Craig LaBan who called it the “Best Overall Restaurant” in the city.

In May 2017, Greg Vernick was named the Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic by the James Beard Foundation, coinciding with the fifth anniversary of the restaurant’s opening. Greg is the first Philadelphia chef to win the award since 2011.