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Bistrot La Minette

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$$$$
Bella Vista / Queen Village
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623 S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2128 (Bainbridge)
+1 215-925-8000
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17:30 - 22:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my first restaurant review ever, but I just had to write one for this restaurant. We were exploring retiring in Philadelphia and by chance found this gem. We loved it so much that we ate there for the remaining four nights of our Philadelphia exploration trip. Not only was the food outstanding, but also the service very warm... More 

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Thank Laurie A
Media, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice setting with terrific service. However, somewhat disappointed in the food. Maybe we had high expectations but felt the food was just average. Between the two of us, we had the croquettes, veal, mussels and duck and have to day everything was just average. The only items that were truly exceptional were the bread and butter, we skipped dessert,... More 

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Thank Joseph T
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 23 April 2017

A nice evening of escargot, leek soup, veal and duck. All of the tastes you would expect from an fine French bistro. The leek soup was a simple soup, with subtle complexity, the veal was a light country stew, tasty and fulfilling. The duck was succulent with a nice touch of greens and spinach. The price was reasonable as well.

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Thank Elanvitale
Fairfax, Virginia
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156 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Wow...what a dinner! Two couples and 2 kids spent an enjoyable dinner at Bistro la Minette. It's a cozy french bistro serving really delicious food. Our server, Josh, was excellent and adapted to our leisurely dinner and didn't make us feel rushed! He's an excellent server and only made our experience better. We had the tasting menu with the wine... More 

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Thank OhJackieO
Whitefish, Montana
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We really liked the Bistro. Cozy, warm, friendly. The menu is full of hearty, country fare, well prepared.Over two visits were tried a number of dishes. For starters my wife really enjoyed the Salad Verte, and I thought they did a great job with the foie gras and the croquettes. For mains we both enjoyed the Bœuf Bourguignon. The Gnocchis... More 

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Thank stscam
Philadelphia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Our food and experience was great. The server was very knowledgeable about the wine and the menu. We had a vegan in our group and the kitchen was able to whip up a delicious meal for her. The duck, trout and scallops were also raved about.

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Thank pdds
Charlotte, North Carolina
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81 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Happy the other choices for dinner were booked! I've been to Paris four times. This food was better - sensational! Escargot, steak tartare, scallops, and trout were our selections. Lemon tart with homemade blueberry sorbet on the side for dessert. Topped off with decaf cappucino. Service great from Nathanael. Look forward to our next visit to the city to return.

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Thank love2travel49022
Philadelphia
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267 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We joined friends here for dinner, last week. They are regulars, but this was our first visit. The food was quite good. The oeuf du pecheur was amazing: the mussels in egg and cream were rich and delicious. My trout was very good.

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Thank jacquelinerose5
McCrae, Australia
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Organizing a dinner for 17 people in a city you are not familiar with and at a restaurant you have never visited can be a daunting experience. However, whether by good management or luck we chose Bistrot la Minette. The organization of the night was made very easy and it was a joy not to have to choose just one... More 

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Thank Rodrelle
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Another pleasant dining experience at Bistrot la Minette. We dined here twice this month and enjoyed the experience. Always go with the house specials, you won't be disappointed. The wait staff is helpful without being intrusive. The only down side for me is I never have room for the desert, even after sharing the appetizer... next time I am hopeful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 623 S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2128
    (Bainbridge)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-8000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?