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About Garces Trading Company Philadelphia

Artful Cuisine
With a Smile
Unparalleled Hospitality
Fresh Ingredients
Decadent Desserts
Artful Cuisine
With a Smile
Unparalleled Hospitality
Fresh Ingredients
Decadent Desserts

Our European-Style Cafe and Bar

  • Garces Trading Company is a full-service bar and restaurant focused on Chef Garces’ own favorite dishes from his travels to cafes throughout Western Europe, with a focus on Italy, Spain and France. Our thoughtful menu of cafe staples is served for dinner all week long and brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The bar offers a wealth of cocktails, wines and beers that pair beautifully with our menu.

About Chef Garces

  • Since opening his first restaurant, Amada, Chef Jose Garces has emerged as an enormous talent and one of the nation’s most gifted chefs and restaurateurs. Today, he is the owner and operator of more than a dozen restaurants across the country, plus a thriving event planning division and 40-acre Luna Farm. He is a 2009 winner of the James Beard Foundation’s prestigious “Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic” award and one of only a few chefs in the country to hold the coveted title of Iron Chef. Chef Garces is also the author of two cookbooks, The Latin Road Home (Lake Isle Press, October 2012), a culinary and cultural tour of Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Cuba and Peru, and his stunning first cookbook, Latin Evolution (Lake Isle Press, Fall 2008).

News & Press Releases

  • The Latin Road Home

    “The Latin Road Home” is more than Chef Jose Garces’ new cookbook: it’s also a travelogue and a memoir, offering a fascinating and personal look back at the food traditions that have shaped his culinary career.

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Garces Group Events

  • Center City SIPS

    ​Summer’s Here! Come see us at the bar on Wednesday’s between 5pm-7pm from June 6th to August 29th for drink and food specials.

    Drink Specials:

    • $6 Morado Mojitos, GTC Sangria, and Seasonal Sangria
    • $5 Pinot Grigio & Pinot Noir
    • $4 Yards IPA & Stella Artois

    Food Specials:

    • $4 Chef’s Choice Cheese and Charcuterie
    • $4.50 Masala Vadai- (Black Lentil Fritters, Saffron Yogurt, Fennel, Harissa Aioli)
    • $5 GTC Meatballs- (Tomato Gravy, Parmesan, Roasted Garlic Bread)
  • Spring Specials

    Spring just got a bit more rewarding. Join us for Sunday Supper, food and drink specials all night long on Mondays, and endless steak frites on Tuesdays!

    View The Full Sunday Supper Menu

Garces Trading Company

  • Neighborhood Washington Square West
  • Food European Bistro Fare
  • Alcohol Full Bar
  • Happy Hour Monday - Friday, 4pm-6pm
  • Good For Brunch, Large Groups, Special Occasions, Couples

Private Events

Host an Event

Wow your guests with Philadelphia’s most unique event venues, exceptional service, festive entertainment and artful cuisine by Iron Chef Jose Garces.

Plan Your Event

Visit Garces Trading Co.

1111 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


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We’re open!

Dinner from 5:00pm—9:00pm

Happy Hour from 4:00pm—6:00pm

Pre-Theater Menu from 5:00pm—9:00pm

Kid's Dinner from 5:00pm—9:00pm

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