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Rats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture

4.6
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4301 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
PLEASE NOTE: During the COVID - 19 crisis Rat will only accept CREDIT CARDS for payment. Rat’s Restaurant is the perfect dining destination. Named for the fabled entertaining character in Kenneth Graham’s children’s classic, The Wind in the Willows, Rat’s Restaurant is designed to give visitors the sense they have stepped into a village reminiscent of the impressionist painter Claude Monet’s beloved town of Giverny. From the moment you arrive you’ll see why this extraordinarily charming venue is a favorite for fine dining, celebrations and corporate events. Rustic fireplaces, country French cuisine, seasonal hand-crafted cocktails and an eclectic beer and wine list are just the beginning. Regarded as one of the most romantic restaurants in our region, Rat’s was named Philadelphia Magazine’s “Most Romantic Restaurant". Rats Restaurant and catering is proudly managed by Constellation Culinary.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 4301 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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Jenn
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rats is the most spectacular place in NJ!! A true MUST SEE!!!!
The ambiance alone makes its such an inviting and special place.
A true hidden GEM!!!

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lovekeywest
Key West
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful setting, food was very good...will definitely come back again!

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LynAnnM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch with an amazing view outside during Covid-19. We were disappointed that we could not access the restaurant from the garden and had to exit and drive all the way around the grounds to part and go to the restaurant.

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HenryH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers are wonderful. They really take care of their customers and they do well to know about the food they are serving. It was a lovely experience for me and my loved one.

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LLOYD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

small menu, beautiful decor. best onion soup ever!

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vipJudyChas
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Charming restaurant, good food, and the perfect conclusion to a visit to The Grounds for Sculpture.

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LaurieD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely ambience and a great way to end a day of touring the grounds.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely stunning environment with outside dining views of a replica of Monet’s Garden at Giverny.
French cuisine to match the ambiance was perfectly prepared, delicious and beautifully presented.
Service was excellent.
I dine out often at this was a very special experience on every level.
Look forward to returning whenever I am back in the area.
Wish there were one nearer to me.

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Teesha
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire ambiance, both inside and outside, is enchanting. From moment you enter the driveway the grounds and touches of whimsy are delightful. We ate on the outdoor patio which overlooks a picturesque pond. It was absolutely dreamy.
The service was impeccable, the Chardonnay chilled to perfection, our appetizers and entrees sublime. We can’t wait to go back!!!

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TerriS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful setting outside to enjoy a late relaxing lunch. Food was delicious and ample quantities.

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vipReggie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Service was great - they provided a paperbag for your mask so you won't have to place it on the table. Food choices were limited - I had the branzino which was perfectly cooked on a small bed of quinoa (wished it was a slightly larger helping) while my dining companion had the Rats burger which was average.

We did not receive any Open Table points for this reservation.

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MarinaV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food! Thanks

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to brunch with my family. From start to finish everything was excellent! We will definitely be dining at Rats again!

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PatelCouple
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the restaurant. We are vegetarians and although the choices were limited for us, everything we ate was delicious. The service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another perfect evening at Rats. Food was delicious, weather beautiful, nice and warm with the heaters on the patio, service as always outstanding! Great way to enjoy the last few nights of summer!

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Elle
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rat's is one of my most favorite places to dine. The food is fresh and well prepared. Definitely an upscale dining experience with romantic views. The service is impeccable.

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JenJay
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to have a meal before or after walking the grounds. You could not ask for a more beautiful setting.

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vipLarryderm
Philadelphia
297 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant but not as outstanding as we had remembered it.

Rats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture
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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The setting is absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful views and a lovely fire. Ambiance was perfect. The drinks are great and so is the service. My chicken salad was a little dry and bland. Would definitely get something else next time. Overall great experience!

Rats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your comment. We look forward to your future visit

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GiselleH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was beautiful on the patio. I ordered fish and it was delicious. The service was great.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We came to celebrate a great friends’ first anniversary and it was fantastic. We were sat by the windows facing outdoors, had a slight breeze, and got to watch all the activities going on outside. This. Couple was married there last yeR in an intimate ceremony and it too was fantastic!!

Rats Restaurant - Grounds for Sculpture
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your comment. We look forward to seeing you in the future

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PaulD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great staff, and the ambiance is very cool with the hanging gardens, pmd and sculptures.

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Dave
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rat’s has moved into my top five of favorite restaurants. We ate outside, under-cover. Everything was delicious, especially the French bread, brussel sprouts, French Onion Soup, branzino, popovers, and desserts. Very professional staff. Unparalleled view of Monet’s Bridge and more outside and wonderful art inside. Special birthday. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service in an incredible setting. My girlfriend stated that she felt like we were in a fairytale

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Ruthann
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a special place! Even in pandemic times they provided a delightful experience. We dined outside on the patio overlooking the lovely gardens, art etc (connects to Grounds for Sculpture). But there is also inside seating now open in line with covid spacing requirements. (Several different initimate indoor dining areas and small bar. Clear attention to safety guidelines but also a peaceful fine dining experience. Drinks, first and second courses were delicious. We were too full for dessert. Server was attentive, friendly and informative but not pushy or hovering. Had only been here once before on visit to Art park, but glad for reminder of how much I had enjoyed the restaurant. Plan to make a point to return to the restaurant as a destination in itself, even though an hour from home.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was tasteless, even the salads were tasteless. I sent my salad back but my friend asked for salt, pepper and olive oil and try to make it eatable... 😤🤦‍♀️

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were transformed for a moment . It was a great experience to feel that during this hard times living with Covid. The environment was clean and everyone so respectful with mask and policy. Thank you for a special b-day experience for my wife .

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FoodLover
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Food was not good. Very dry. Drinks were excellent though and service was great

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EmilyK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect night out for us! Really enjoyed the ambiance

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exotic ambiance, excellent service and wonderful food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at GFS and were able to get a reservation.

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DianeS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was excited to order the Cauliflower Shawarma on the luncheon menu but found the preparation to be disappointing. I've made the dish as per an Epicurious recipe and the seasonings in that dish are perfect. The cauliflower in the dish at Rats was virtually unseasoned and the tahini sauce was almost non-existent. The quinoa was quite good.

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ImaniLovesSeasons52
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! One of my favorites!

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FoodieInWallingford
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate lunch outside, lovely view of the gardens. Great food, as always. Love this place.

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PhyllisV
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal. The ambiance is so extraordinary. it is like sitting in a Monet painting. The food was very good, The Hanger steak was done to perfection. The service was outstanding. I couldn't think of a better place to have a meal!

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jenniferc
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, gracious service, wonderful time!

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TerriG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This most lovely ambiance, well prepared and well presented food. Truly a very special experience. A dinner to remember.

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SUZANNER
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The inside dining area off of the terraces needs to be spruced up.
The food is uninspired.
The waiter was brusque.

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vipPalatePleaserSeeker
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had the seasonal quiche, it was delicious! We dined on the patio but the atmosphere is lovely both Inside and out. The service was exceptional.

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