We’re presently open for indoor dining Tuesdays-Wednesdays 5:00pm – 9:30pm and Thursdays-Saturdays from 5:00pm – 10:00pm. Our current dinner menu is seasonal and casual. Reservations are available for parties sized up to four guests. (For tables of five-six guests, please call us as availability is limited). We accept bookings up to four weeks in advance and reservations can be made here.

We also accept walk-ins for our bar/lounge and sidewalk cafe seating areas. In addition to drinks, we serve our full dinner menu in these sections.

ATTENTION: New Covid-19 Safety Guidelines
Effective Thursday, August 12th, the City of Philadelphia mandates that all employees and patrons wear masks indoors. All of our employees will be wearing masks. Guests are required to wear a mask upon entry and the entire time indoors while not seated and eating or drinking. Patrons entering Vernick Wine for retail shopping are also required to wear a mask. Please bring a mask with you or we will provide one upon arrival. We hope that there’s an understanding that this is a response to rising cases and that it’s temporary. What we’re dealing with is unchartered, therefore we will continue to align with the guidelines of our local authorities.

Tasting Menu at Vernick Wine
We are pleased to introduce a new dining experience with our first-ever Tasting Menu in Vernick Wine’s “jewel-box” dining room. The harmonious compilation of six-courses trails the seasons and incorporates techniques that remind us of what we truly love to do. Anticipate our takes on classic dishes and use of ingredients sourced from Philadelphia's food community. We hope this shared experience is a way for our guests to join us in a homecoming of elegant but comfortable dining.

Seatings are available Thursday to Saturday for up to 4 guests with reservations available four weeks in advance. Reservations are prepaid at $135/per person, plus tax and service charge. An optional pairing of five styles of wines to taste across the courses is available for $75 per person. Reserve here.
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Wine Shop
Our shop next door at 2029 Walnut St. is open for in-store retail and online ordering for easy curbside or in-store pick-up, Tuesdays to Saturdays 1:00pm-9:00pm. We carry nearly 100 bottles of wine spanning natural, orange, and classic old-world styles from around the world, meant for everyday enjoyment. We also rotate in a small selection of our favorite sherries, vermouths, amaros and local beers.

We invite you to inquire about our monthly wine club. Reach out to us at info@vernickphilly.com for more information.
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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
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
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5:00 PM to 9:30 PM Dinner


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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. Most recently, Greg has partnered with Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia at Comcast Center. In October 2018, he opened Vernick Coffee Bar, a modern café and barista bar. Then, in August of 2019, Vernick Fish opened its doors, featuring Greg’s take on the favorite hallmarks of American oyster bar fare.