Vernick Food & Drink
We’re open for dinner Tuesday - Saturday from 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Join us early at the bar at 4:45pm. The bar/lounge offers unreserved seating with the full menu available - we welcome guests walking in!

Reservations are available for parties sized up to 6 guests. Reservations go live on Resy the first of the month for the following month starting at 8:00am. Reserve here.

We are now on Resy! Existing reservations will be transferred to our new reservation platform, Resy. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email info@vernickphilly.com or call 267-639-6644

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Vernick Wine
After eight years of creating excellent dining experiences at Vernick Food & Drink, we expanded into our neighboring brownstone - just up the steps and next door at 2029 Walnut Street - back in 2019. Concepted as a wine shop by day and dining room by night, this sophisticated yet comfortable space wears a few hats, as detailed here:

Wine Shop
Our shop next door at 2029 Walnut St. is open for in-store retail Tuesdays to Saturdays from 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, amari, & house-made chef’s grocery items (always stocked with our Vernick hot sauce!). To inquire about our selection, or to join our monthly wine club, reach out to us at wine@vernickphilly.com for more information.

Tasting Menu
We offer a six-course seasonal Tasting Menu on Fridays and Saturdays for up to four guests with reservations available. The tasting menu is $155/per person, plus tax and gratuity. An optional pairing of five styles of wines to taste across the courses is available for $90 per person. Reserve here.

Private Events
Set in a brownstone built in 1840, the elegant dining space features high ceilings with original decorative floral plaster and is surrounded by bottles of wine to give the room a charming, jewel-box feel. Up to 28 guests can be seated at one long table down the center of the room. Ideal for smaller sized celebrations, business dinners, and family gatherings. Contact us at events@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 10:00 PM Dinner


Book your Vernick Food & Drink reservation on Resy
Reservations go live on the 1st of the month at 8:00am for the following month.

Large Party & Private Events



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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.