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Bistrot La Minette

Certificate of Excellence
Bella Vista / Queen Village
As featured in Best Kept Secret
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623 S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2128 (Bainbridge)
+1 215-925-8000
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must qualify this review as not our usual experience. We've been at least six times and had delightful experiences. This past Wednesday, however, we were sorely disappointed. We came with friends to enjoy the Noel tasting menu. We were seated for our 7:15 reservation and it took 45 minutes for our server "Richard" to take our drink orders. Then... More 

Thank Karen M
Allentown, New Jersey
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Non-pretentious french restaurant located just off the South Street hustle. Small bar area greets you; should you arrive without reservations or prefer to imbibe prior to your meal. We were seating promptly for our early evening dinner reservations the day after Christmas where we all selected the prix fixe menu, 4 selected the optional Apple sorbet with Calvados, 3 selected... More 

Thank PoohCL
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As you walk in the door, to the left there is a single secluded table in the corner tucked away from all of the rest. It was serendipity that our table wasn't ready and the hostess offered it to us because it really made our Christmas Eve. The Vesper was perhaps the best I've ever had! The Blanquette de Veau... More 

1 Thank Mark M
West Berlin, New Jersey
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This restaurant doesn't seem to make Philadelphia Magazine's list of the 100 best. This is certainly a mistake. We can debate were it should rate but definitely not 101. Let's start with the room. There is plenty of space in a long room with a French flare (the toilette is also French with a co-ed sink and individual cabinets). The... More 

Thank whelfand
Kimberton, Pennsylvania
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199 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I love French bistrots because they remind me of when I lived in Paris. We went to Bistrot La Minette to celebrate my birthday. Parking was a challenge. The restaurant does not offer valet parking. Parking on the street is the only option available and it requires driving around for several blocks to find a parking space. The decor of... More 

Thank GerryBaron06
Philadelphia, PA
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199 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Bistro continues to be consistently good. If it is available, we highly recommend you order the foie gras mousse, it is decadent and wonderful. On our evening it came with the charcuterie appetizer which also had a wonderful pork pate. We try to dine here at least quarterly as our meals are always enjoyable with some aspect being particularly memorable.... More 

Thank Stepsite
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Here's a place where we forgot about the outside world and enjoyed the ambiance, the amazingly attentive service, and the wonderful cuisine. The creative dishes paired with the eye-catching presentations made it an utterly enjoyable evening! The service was as attentive without being obtrusive as we've experienced since Le Bec Fin closed down. The salmon was perfectly cooked with the... More 

Thank navins888
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Philly offers some french bistrot including this one. But the service attitude of this one is the worst. Not sure why they have a manager who is full of arrogance.

Thank Maggie W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Great selection of appetizers ncluding escargot and a specialty involving poached egg, mussels, fabulous sauce. Entrees that my group tried --all delicious-- were the trout, chicken, rabbit. We tried several of the desserts, all good, but I'd put the homemade sherbet at the top of the recommendations--intense flavor! Wine list more than satisfactory, beer, too, and some unusual and tasty... More 

Thank Gma831
Galloway, New Jersey
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to be adventurous and try the tasting menu and let the chef pick what we eat and it was awesome. On the main course they give you both something different so you can try even more things. It was a great experience. We are from the woods of Jersey and this was quite the experience....... More 

Thank McKinnon E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
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
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 623 S 6th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2128
  • 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?