La Belle Epoque Wine Bistro
La Belle Epoque Wine Bistro
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La Belle Epoque Wine Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://labellebistro.com/
  • Phone: (610) 566-6808
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm.
    Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
    Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Loic Barnieu
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We offer off-site catering for your private events and parties.
  • Private Party Facilities: For private parties please call 610-566-6808.
  • Private Party Contact: Erin 610-566-6808
  • Entertainment: We partake in all the Media Music Festivals. Check us out on Facebook to see our upcoming events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Olive Street
  • Public Transit: Bus, Trolley and the R3 Septa Regional Rail are all readily available.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered street and garage parking are available. All parking is free after 6pm and on Sundays.
A word from La Belle Epoque Wine Bistro
We are an authentic French Restaurant serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch located in downtown Media, PA. For over ten years customers have been returning to Mainline Magazine's "Best French Restaurant" for excellent food, service and wine. Make sure you try Mainline Magazine's "Best Mussels" - they are a must - along with our Tuesday Night Wine Tastings and Champagne Sundays.
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La Belle Epoque Wine Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
  • MmeBVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Good omelettes and crepes with a nice green salad. Excellent potatoes and nice French wines by the glass.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite!
    jillbo0VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    We had brunch on Sunday and as always, fantastic! The seafood crepes are to die for and the small salad served with it is dressed with a beautiful French vinaigrette. My husband had the eggs benedict and for the first time in a long time dining elsewhere, a delicious hollandaise. This will remain my favorite for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quietriot
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The noise level was a little high, and we had to wait a long while for the food. However, it could not be faulted for quality. The waitstaff is always friendly and accommodating. The menu in the evening was superb, and the choice of specials was outstanding too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local gem!
    John
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    La Belle Époque is our favorite spot to for dinner in the Media area. The menu is not very big which is great because everything coming out of the kitchen is a masterpiece. The staff are always very attentive and the atmosphere is wonderful. The wine list is great and the flights are reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Bit of France in Media
    bettyg
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I took my sister for lunch at La Belle Epoque to celebrate her 80th birthday. We both loved the crepes, the service, and the ambience. We will definitely return for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unique menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    authentic french food with a chef who really creates perfect dishes and of course crepes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We sat at a table at the back and my view was of a storage area with dishes stacked and cleaning products. We ordered escorgo which had very little taste. Next we had the french onion soup which also had very little taste and was luke warm. Not impressed with food or ambiance.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Croque Monsieur is authentic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Other places in town call a grilled cheese panini by that name. While that are good sandwiches they are not deserving of the name. La Belle, however, gets it right. The small dining room with somewhat cramped quarters is also reminiscent of dining in Paris. Noise level was very low. But I imagine it depends on the crowd since it's such a small room. Food was amazing. The wine was very good. It's a BYO, with a $15 corking fee. Service was very friendly, and not in a rush to turn over our table. Overall excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The food was good. I found the meal heavy but my college aged kids liked it. The main problem was the long wait - our starters were served after about 15 minutes but we had to wait over an hour more for the main course. Despite the wait, the server did not explain the delay, did not replenish the bread basket or bring anything else. The meal also seemed overly expensive for what we had.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • whiskers
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Excellent food and service; we have been before and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food however overpriced
    sjs1980
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food was excellent. The service was good. The bill was large. My wife and I felt that the prices were a bit overpriced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tres chic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The dinner was superb. The ambiance quite romantic. A quiet restaurant. I would definitely highly recommend this restaurant to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family lunch
    Coralie
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We wanted to try something new, so we ended up at La Belle Epoque. As a french native I was very happy and curious to eat there. The food was good, the place ok and quite energetic. We had a nice lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Media Institution
    Mimi
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Nice place with pleasant ambiance and a wonderful staff. Fun outdoor seating. Good salads.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We still enjoy the Resuarant
    Mediajane
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Menu still has some of the old standards which we like. The specials are often not very appealing to myself or my wife. We do not especially like game foods. La Belle is still on our favorites of Media list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brittany comes to Media
    Bisquette
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    A charming little café that a a charming little café that specializes in the crêpes of la Bretagne but also has quiche, omelets, eggs benedict and salads. Authentically French!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had to sit inside even though I made a reservation for outside, the wine was terrible and the food was not good (outside of the mussels). I could get past all of that if the service wasn't appalling. We were blatantly ignored on a slow night and treated as though we were bothering him. The exception was the host/busboy who was attentive (and we ended up tipping in place of our server). Have been before and the ambiance is not bad if you sit outside and the food is not bad if you have brunch. Service is consistently poor. I will not be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 5 Bells for La Belle
    eatingout
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    La Belle Epoque Wine Bistro was a great spot for a quiet lunch after we visited the Tyler Arboretum. The crepes were delicious and the service was very good. It was quiet and friendly - everything we wanted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food unpleasant hostess
    jas4
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Very good food and waiters, hostess just seemed to be bothered by us. Never once smile the whole time we were there.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Changing
    Mediajane
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We've been eating here since the restaurant opened. The food and wine list are always good. The prices seem to get higher each time we eat there. The new wait staff is not friendly. It's lost its "neighborhood gem" status with us. We dropped nearly $100. I had a salad. My husband had salmon. We each had a glass of wine, coffee and shared a dessert. The waiter/bartender seemed mad at the world. The hostess insisted our Open Table reservation was for 4 instead of 2. They mentioned a " dining points" offer on the bill. My husband asked her about it on our way out. She said he should have asked the waiter when we paid the bill and walked away.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always great
    Kitkat
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Whenever we have out of town company this is the place they want to go. Food does not disappoint and the wine is always wonderful. Of course Wes could not be any nicer. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Disappointed
    DanielDance
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    On a friend's recommendation, I took my date here expecting a nice romantic dinner in a French wine bistro themed restaurant. Boy was I disappointed. I generally eat out at least 2 times per week and try to hit all the local restaurant spots and this place definitely ranks as one of the worst. Service in general was lacking at best. The server reminded me of someone you would get at a local burger joint and had little knowledge of the menu or wine list. Dirty dishes not removed. Disgusting interior. No tablecloths and dirty and sticky tables. Very bad fly problem. Flies landing on our food. Had to wait forever for new drinks. Food was really good including presentation, but everything else gave it an F rating!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Becoming a Regular
    MediaFoodie
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Went to Sunday brunch and enjoyed it so much that we went back the following Sunday. Cold cucumber soup, steak & eggs--so good. Had dinner there several times, and food was also wonderful. Go for the mussels & get extra bread for dipping. They sell out quickly. Hanger steak & filet perfectly cooked. A seafood special I had was delicious also. Service is friendly and they know the menu. A great special occasion and walk in place, if you can get a table. Safer to call ahead.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite Local Brunch Spot
    glofVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Always great inexpensive wines on the list along with consistently good food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eddie
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food was great, served hot, service excellent, wine list small very manageable. Mussels outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A go-to must in Media
    DoctorJVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This place never disappoints. Period. From the personal service, staff that remembers who you are (Kem, the bartender) to the consistently excellent food, why go anywhere else in Media?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • brunch La Belle Epoque
    shannonout
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The Le Mar Crepe is so good......service great.....
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastique
    CHSBirthday
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was our third meal at La Belle Epoque, but first time for a special occasion - Mothers' Day. We had a great brunch and everyone raved about the food! Will definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a nice time for Mother's day. THe brunch menu was good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BuntzVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Our second visit was as good as our first. Wonderful mussels to start, great lamb chops & sea bass, and tasty Nutella crepe for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comically Bad
    TheTaster
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I cannot remember the last time I was so completely and utterly disappointed by a meal-- and the service. The cheese tray had bland cheeses ,and the pairings seemed senseless. There were even chocolate chips on the cheese tray, very odd. My caprese salad was served with tomatoes that looked reminiscence of Subway's quality. And, when our main meal was finally served, my dining partner found his dish to be inedible and bland. Our waitress didn't return for 20 minutes while we sat there with 1 fork and a god-awful meal. Meanwhile, there were SIX other servers in the empty dining room, not one of whom asked to help. Steer clear of this 'fine-eatery.'
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sunday lunch
    foodiegirl
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Had reservations for lunch on a sunday. Found service good and prompt. Coffes were quick and tssty. The food however was dissapointing. Crepes were obviously over cooked, alittle drk brown all over. Others ordered omletes, they were ok. One order was with duck.. Was served in high pile of shredded duck atop omlet, while the portion was generous the taste was not great. I stumbled upon a disagreement between employee and boss about pay while visiting the ladies room. Was hard not to overhear when the discussion was right outside the restroom door. Was unfortunate and not professional. Next time I will avoid daytime and stick to nite dinners that I have found delicious and fun. Maybe evening chefs are better?
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Brunch in Media
    SuzieJeanne
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    This is my go to spot for brunch in my hometown. It is an al a carte menu which i prefer for brunch. My friends love meeting me here. Try the omlettes or the french toast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Uniformly first-rate
    mashermac
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This was our second time at this very good restaurant and it is now on our A list. The restaurant is small and a "little" tight so not a romantic hide-away, but not crowded or noisy. The decor is French kitchy with lots of Moulin Rouge posters and such. Restrooms are down a flight of steep stairs. The star is the food. Expertly prepared and presented, with very satisfying portion sizes. Share the mussels as an appetizer - you won't be sorry. Other apps were also first-class. Entrees: The bass and the chicken - fabulous- the crepes - nicely done - The boeuf bourguignon - a little bland. The wine list is good (not great) a little pedestrian/limited for a wine bistro. Overall: a very satisfying experience.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent food but slow service
    RoseVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    On arrival we did not get the table we requested but the alternative was fine if less scenic. Appetizers came promptly and we ordered a nice wine. However our entrees took forever. We finally asked and they said it was a computer glitch! Another friend also dining there had been given another excuse. Neither steak was special but the fish was excellent. They did give us an extra glass of wine on the house. We live nearby and have sensed that they are overwhelmed and probably understaffed. Too bad it is a nice location and setting but we won't go back soon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderfully improved service
    Opie
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Our waiter was wonderful--my last review reported a surly waitress, but this waiter was fabulous. The food, as always, was delicious--from crispy duck with yummy potatoes to a fabulous crepe with a refreshing salad and creme brulee that was mouth watering. This was a lovely evening for celebrating my friend's birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Every Time
    JBGrizzVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I've been here multiple times: the food and service are always fantastic. I recommend stopping here for lunch or dinner any time you are in or near Media.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French gem in Media
    BuntzVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We don't dine in Media often, but that is about to change. Our meal at La Belle Epoque was very good, starting with some of the best mussels that I have ever eaten. I can see why they have won awards. I didn't waste a drop of the delicious broth, which was better than most soups. Our entrees, salmon in parchment and duck in a lovely raspberry sauce, were a treat to the palate. We finished with a light mixed berry crepe which left us thinking that we might try some of the many entree crepes on the menu. French restaurants are scarce in the 'burbs, so we were thrilled to find this gem. Parking was a bit of a challenge on a Friday night, but there is a lot nearby if you can't find a street spot. We will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a nice surprise!
    Jillbo0
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We just tried this for the first time and loved it! I felt like I was back in Paris and the food was delicious. I love the fact that everything came out steaming hot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, So-So Service
    DelcoMom
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Good for a date night, although intimate tables are close to the door and chilly, despite curtain covering entrance. Food was good, although cheese plate did not need chocolate chips (as an appetizer?). Our server was not on the ball . . . after serving our dinner, took 5 minutes to bring missing fork, veggie side also came 5 minutes after main dish. Menu should state that main dishes include vegetable (so that we did not have to order separate sides). Server also did not seem well-versed re: recommending wine/food pairings (which is odd, given the restaurant is a wine bar). A nice dinner, but could have been better if the service kicked it up a notch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate