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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
17:30 - 22:30
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Boscoeurotraveler
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great spot for a comforting French meal. The staff is helpful and attentive and the food is delicious.

Thank AdriennePhilly
Rockville, Maryland
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Patti P
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92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Thank Isabelle M
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148 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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 

Thank SteveinPhilly
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 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 

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 31 January 2017

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.

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 

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 

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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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
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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?