Bistrot La Minette
Great food and prompt service.Great food and prompt service. We sat on the terrace facing the street and hope to come back to be in the garden and enjoy a film.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat foodIf you love French food and have had too much Parc head over to Queen Village form some delicious french food!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day at Bistrot La MinetteI treated my wife and my Mom to dinner at Bistrot La Minette for Mother's Day and it could not have been a better choice. They both loved the food, the service and the atmosphere of the place. We had a terrific round marble-top table right by the front windows. It felt like we were in Paris again! My Mom raved about the asparagus soup, my wife was thrilled with her lamb printanier and my trout with almonds was delicious. We enjoyed wine and bottles of Perrier. Our desserts of crème brulee and gateau opera were wonderful too. All in all, this was a very successful Mother's Day celebration for us. It was our first time here, and we'll be back!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great, authenticThis is a great, authentic French bistro, with consistently well executed, dishes and athoughtful and seasonal menu. Peter Woosley has done a great job with this true "neighborhood gem".5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways charmingWe brought my mother to Bistrot La Minette for Mother's Day dinner. Of the four of us, I was the only one who had been there previously (4 or 5 times). Overall the food was very good -- that asparagus soup was outstanding! My duck confit was disappointing -- not a good piece of meat. But everyone else's trout, scallops and chicken were delicious. And the crime brûlée hit the spot. Mostly, though, it is always an unpretentious, charming spot to have a relaxed French bistro meal in Phila.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMbrunchI got brunch here and it was delicious. We ordered snails, lamb, duck, and trout and they were are absolutely fantastic. I'm always afraid to order fish because its usually bland but it was actually really flavorful. Although, the portions were a tad small but that is to be expected for lunch.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was the last restaurantThis was the last restaurant we tried during our 3-nights of fine dining, and it was our favorite. The waiter was spot-on with his recommendations for the wine for our different courses and the food was prepared and presented deliciously. I would highly recommend a visit!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place/space/find!Took my boyfriend here for his birthday. There was a slight hiccup at the front that initially seemed like attitude, but we soon came to see was probably frustration on the part of the server who came to handle us since apparently the hostess was away from her station. We figured it out and understood, but it's not good form to let it show.
Anyway, from that point on everything was just about perfect; the service was professional, but not officious. The food was wonderful; I don't think I mentioned in making the reservation that it was my boyfriend's birthday, but our server overheard me mention it, and they ended the meal with a lovely set of chocolates on a plate with "Happy Birthday" written in chocolate on it.
Fab space!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMStill our favorite restaurantGreat place for special occasions. Food and service are truly excellent and it's so good to find a restaurant where 4 people can have a conversation with all involved without shouting or feeling as though you're learning too much about the lives of the diners on the next tables!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFrench to the second powerLa Minette faithfully recreates the ambiance of a Parisian bistro. We had brunch and the crowd was thin, but the atmosphere was still attractive. Portions were excellent for brunch and the menu had plenty of choices. The three of us all chose the three course prix fixe ($25) which I thought was a real bargain. Service was excellent.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMUnexpected DelightWe went for our anniversary. Top-flight bistro food from start to finish--bread to apple tart!
Waiter extremely knowledgeable. Made super suggestions and wine pairings. We'll be back!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWell worth the trip!Food, service and atmosphere were outstanding. Traveled from NJ to try. So glad we did!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food & happy conversationThe smaller room to the side was unusually nice & quiet so we could easily converse & enjoy each others' company. The Scallops entree flavorful and tender: cooked just right. Crusty, tender bread
Black bass main course was a little skimpy for the money, & not so flavorful, but an antidote for all that delicious brown butter with the scallops. Duck confit was succulent & perfectly spiced with a hint of anise. Yummy lapin & fresh pasta. Didn't try desserts, but hope to return soon. Our waiter was jolly and attentive, but never in the way.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFrance in Phila.Wonderfully executed classic bistro food, excellent service.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been here twice overI have been here twice over the course of ten days. The service was superb...well informed, not intrusive, but aware at all times of where things stood at our table. Like good service in France. I had the Alsatian flatbread starter and the rabbit on my first visit....loved both. The dessert to have is the mille feuille with raspberries...one of the best desserts I have ever tasted. Exquisite light pastry, and not a huge serving. We had a well priced bottle of sparkling rose ...a little sweet at the first taste, and not sweet as you began to enjoy it.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAn enjoyable dining experienceDelicious typical brasserie food. My only gripe is that the portions are rather small. I am a small person and it doesn't take much to fill me up, but I walked out hungry, even though I had all three courses! Since the portions are small, I found it overpriced, though by today's fine dining standards the prices look "reasonable." I'd say they should either lower the prices or serve more food. I had the sea bass as my main dish and it was OK: my husband raved about the duck. He also ordered a dessert that was more impressive than mine: don't miss the mille-feuilles aux framboises.
Our waiter was perfect: low-key, knowledgeable, pleasant, professional.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a terrific dinner SunHad a terrific dinner Sun night! Great French food, spirits, and service-- wonderful experience!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA touch of rural France in PhillyCountry French super place. Mussels with poached egg and bass over the top. Sardines and pepper app a little on the smallish side. Trout excellent. Little corner bar with nice wine selection. Not pretentious. Wife left her cell phone. They checked with Open Table found my cell number and called me so we were able to go right back and get it. Very attentive service from Ed and GM Brad. A keeper. Now if they could only figure out a solution to the parking nightmare.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time here. Overall,First time here. Overall, an excellent experience. The service staff is extremely attentive, helpful, and pleasant. Food is excellent.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAuthentique !On the occasion of my son's 24th birthday, we dined in the courtyard of this charming and authentic French restaurant. Service was impeccable. I have not tasted escargots as delicious as those I had at Bistrot La Minette since visiting Paris. Having garnered that we were celebrating with our son, our waiter presented us a lovely plate of made-inhouse chocolates with Happy Birthday written in chocolate at meal's end. This charming gesture will be remembered as a fitting cap to a truly enjoyable experience.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMYUM!I do not know what "fit for foodies" means........The food was fabulous both times we have gone here. Last night I had roasted chicken with leeks. I licked the plate. Bread crusty, butter nice and soft. When I was not sure of which wine I wanted, the waiter brought over 2 choices by the glass and let me taste both. Good thing too, I would have picked the one I did not like if no taste was offered. Dessert was the Raspberry Napoleon with caramelized pastry. The caramel put the dish over the top for sweetness. I would have preferred just a drizzle around the edge.
I understand they do movies outdoors in the summer? Will definitely be a go to event for me.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!!! Best food I'veAmazing!!! Best food I've had in awhile. Cassis kir royale was delicious and the mussels and crispy duck were to die for. Even the mustard and pickles were fabulous. I can't say enough other than I've made two reservations.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food with French ambience.Great food with French ambience. Food is always consistently delicious.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMone of the best in PhillyWe've eaten here several times and along with mica it is our favorite restaurant. Food and service are extraordinary.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. Never been disappointed.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have never been disappointedWe have never been disappointed at Bistrot La Minette and our most recent dinner was another success. The food was great and there were new items on the menu. The service is always good and the ambiance is tres Parisienne.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent executionA real neighborhood gem! Sat outdoors since it was a mild evening and had a wonderful dinner. Excellent executions on the trout and my son loved the beef cheeks. Loved the complimentary puff pastry appetizer. Great butter and bread.
Service was great until a large party showed up, then I noticed the drop off of attentive service but we were already on our entree course so it was okay but it was the reason for not ordering dessert.
Asked my son who has visited and stayed in Paris twice if it was like Paris...he didn't feel it was quite like Paris but still felt it was a great ambiance.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it, always excellent.Love it, always excellent. More brunch/breakfast selections would be great.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMI recently took a class atI recently took a class at Cook's in Philadelphia where Peter was the chef for the evening. Very enjoyable and loved the food he prepared for us. This prompted me to take two of my gal pals to Bistrot La Minette to experience and enjoy his food. They loved the food and both said they would go back with their husbands. We actually may consider doing the "family dinner" thing with all of our spouses. That looks like fun.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLimited but good vegetarian optionsOur waiter was helpful in guiding us to vegetarian options. I wish there were more but I understand the French food is often meat-based. Omelet was great. Poached pear was incredible. Was too full for dessert but will save room next time!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is great, a bit pricey.Food is great, a bit pricey. Decor leaves something to be desired..3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a wonderful restaurant.This is a wonderful restaurant. The waiters are knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and attentive. We had
first courses - escargot and the Euf du Pecheur (fisherman's style poached egg...). Mains - rack of lamb (perfect), salmon (just right) and lemon tart. a very nice chablis. I have to make a point to go there more often. Hope you find Bistrot La Minette to be a pleasant experience too.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMKnowledgeable staff, quickKnowledgeable staff, quick service (but not too quick), friendly, welcoming, DELICIOUS food - overall a wonderful experience. Will be returning.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant surpriseGreat food
Definitely plan to come back!
They have a great wine list but the house red was affordab;le and very good.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent well executed.Food was excellent well executed. Wait staff reminded me of watching ballet dancers at the theater.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect, as usual. Can'tPerfect, as usual. Can't get enough of the signature appetizer "Oeuf du Pêcheur" - chef should consider offering it as a double portion for a main course! Salmon cooked "rare" just so, as requested. Daube excellent. Trout awesome. Maybe not enough cauliflower in the side dish, compared to potatoes, but this is very minor...3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDELICIOUS! Duck pate was meltDELICIOUS! Duck pate was melt in your mouth! It has a little crunch too since it was layered with croutons. WOW. Salads were good and light. Beef cheeks entree was amazing. The red wine sauce it was in was full bodied flavor. The beef cheeks were tender, fatty, and yummy. Gnocchi with the entree was creamy. The veal special was great. Veal was tender. Veggies were cooked perfectly. Two things they let us try complimentary was a delicious little gruyere bread puff and some chocolates at the end. The honey ice cream is soo amazing and smooth. Coffee is also of high quality. Great meal. Service was good. Waiter was very knowledgeable. Will definitely come back.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTry a Special Regional Dinner!We dined at the special Anjou/Touraine region dinner and at $35 for 4 courses and $50 with wines, we found the pricing to be very fair, particularly in light of the quality and freshness of the food and high level of service. The wine servings are small but for a $15 dollar charge, it was a great way to explore the wines of the region - and you can always buy more. The meal was well prepared and well paired with the wines. We found the dessert to be blah, but that in no way distracted from an overall enjoyable dining experience.2/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent! LovedFood was excellent! Loved the pizza with carmalized onions. Cassoulet is perfect and hardy for a cold winter night.1/5/2013 12:00:00 AM