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Bistro 7

€€ - €€€
City Center East
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7 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4506 (Market)
+1 215-931-1560
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue 17:30 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Mt. Laurel
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for restaurant week and was not disappointed. We were offered three small plates and dessert. I really enjoyed the carmelized onion tartine. Everyone in our party had the mussels with just the right amount of Thai curry. I had the duck confit and I loved the combination of flavors. The service was great. We definitely will be back.

Thank thomasholme
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265 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We had not been here in a number of years. The restaurant now serves mostly small plates, which are delicious, creative and beautiful. Our party of four shared 4 small plates and then the large Bronzino. There were only two large entrees that night. A neighboring table ordered the chicken (fried is one option) and it looked wonderful. We had... More 

Thank jacquelinerose5
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The menu has changed since we were here a year or so ago. Now the focus is small plates with two larger dishes designed to be shared. We had the barramundi and several small plates as a party of four and were pleased with every dish. The beets were tasty as was the onion tartine and ahi tuna. We look... More 

Thank AdriennePhilly
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon this place with friends and was pleasantly surprised. Little plates to share and a couple of large platters to choose from. Interesting menu that includes octopus, bone marrow, vegetables I'd never heard of, and other seafood. There were four in our party and we shared all of the dishes. Lovely plate of beats were excellent. Also delicious was... More 

Thank docjay57
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We shared various starters which were all excellent - intense flavours on some, light and refreshing style on others. After we shared a sea bass between 3 ladies. It was on a bed of vegetables. The fish was prepared perfectly and was delicious. As good as I've had in European fish restaurants. It's BYOB so we brought a lovely wine... More 

Thank sandyinhgs
1 review
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Quaint environment, delicious meal and excellent service. Kudos to our server Mike, everything was perfect!

Thank Mari B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

That’s how I felt after dinner - disappointed. The descriptions of the small plates sounded so much better than the actual product. There wasn’t a moment when anyone said, Wow – I can’t wait to try the next selection. The Roasted Bone Marrow was overpowered by shredded (short rib?) meat and a sweet dark sauce. The somewhat bland neck pumpkin... More 

Thank Jimrad
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Bistro 7 is smack in the middle of busy/fun/crazy "Old City" Philadelphia, but it feels far removed from the frat-bro popped collars of the neighborhood. And that's a good thing. A small BYOB big on flavor, the menu delivered. We happened to attend during restaurant week, which meant the menu was a bit more limited than normal, but still packed... More 

1 Thank Tom C
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Known for their fried/baked chicken dish - it is definitely worth a visit. The appetizers are simply elegant and excellent. Pickled vegetables with kimchi; salads with simple and fresh dressing; attentive service; educated staff. What lacks in ambience is made up with friendly, knowledgable staff and freshly prepared dishes.

1 Thank Karin R
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

What a find! I am a vegetarian and when I first checked out the menu online, I thought I would be satisfied with the gazpacho and salads and veggie dishes. But when I saw those soft shells and especially the chicken brought out for my husband and his friend, I just had to sample them. And no bad after-effects for... More 

1 Thank thekeel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-4506
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-931-1560

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