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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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Rockville, Maryland
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our second time dining there, and, again, the Bistrot did not disappoint. We arrived early and enjoyed special cocktails at the bar. I don't think you can go wrong with any dish on this menu. I had the scallops and they were yummy.

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Thank Patti P
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We discovered this great French Bistro while we were walking in the neighborhood by a beautiful sunny day. We got a table on the terrasse, even better. The food was delicious and they have a prix fixe menu, $25 for 3 courses, on Sunday, great value. Delicious food and good service.

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Thank Isabelle M
Philadelphia
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148 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

People had been telling me about this for months. We finally went tonight. The house wine (the Pinot from CA was actually nice. The Red is Ca also) is $3./glass. All Apps are half price. We loved the croquettes and enjoyed the flatbread with unique bacon, The rib eye caught our eye and we ordered it to realize it was... More 

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Thank SteveinPhilly
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was at the Bistrot to celebrate a birthday. Growing older isn't fun but a meal here is always a great experience. The waiters are always handsome and charming, the food is outstanding, and the bar service truly French. It's one of my favorite dining places in the city. Not large, smaller and intimate, make a reservation. Street parking, full bar... More 

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Thank Ron J
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Bistrot La Minette during the Philadelphia Center City Restaurant week and was able to sample a few dishes amongst the 4 of us. Meals were well presented, good food. Good service. Restaurant is quaint and cozy.

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Thank Gail L
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

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 

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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 27 December 2016

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 

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Thank PoohCL
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

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 

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West Berlin, New Jersey
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

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Thank whelfand
Kimberton, Pennsylvania
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209 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?