Sips Bistro and Bar
Sips Bistro and Bar

Sips Bistro and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sipsphoenixville.com/
  • Phone: 4849249721x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;

    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm,

    Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Gerald Petrus
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Church St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Sips Bistro and Bar
Come experience exceptional French cuisine, creative cocktails and European wines in our elegant historic atmosphere or on our charming private outdoor patio.




Signature dishes such as Spanish style Seafood Paella, Duck Confit or traditional Bouillabaisse are sure to bring the taste of Western Europe to the Phoenixville area.




Sips also offers craft beers, specialty cocktails and a light fare menu in our bar area suitable for a light lunch or any after-work occasion.



Complimentary parking is available in our private parking lot.
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Sips Bistro and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since March 25 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (39)neighborhood gem (38)fit for foodies (36)romantic (31)special occasion (28)notable wine list (22)great for brunch (21)good for groups (12)vibrant bar scene (10)great for lunch (10)hot spot (7)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • First disappointing experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Another couple, my wife and I have eaten dinner at Sips twice before on Saturday evenings and had excellent experiences. Great food. Our third, more recent experience, was terrible. Three of us ordered their special hamburger. They only vaguely represented the way we ordered them cooked. Two of us ordered Brussels sprouts, which we done before and found excellent. This time both looked bad and tasted worse. My wife's mussels were dry and had no taste. We did complain about the sprouts and the waitress took them off the bill. Should have complained about the rest as well. The beer was excellent
    • Food
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Poor
    luv2eat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Service was poor. Water glasses were not filled when empty, water was luck warm with no ice. waiter was not attentive, did not come by table often to check on us (we needed water often) and it took much, much too long for our dinner to be served. Last, when the food came, the portions were on the small side for the cost. Food was good but not noteworthy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • très bien!
    Gourmand2
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    First visit. A Friday evening. Ate outside. Attentive service. My wife had the onion soup to start off with and I had the fried oysters. Both very good. I then went for the classic "steak-frites" and she, the salad with crab-cake. Again, both very good. All accompanied by an excellent glass of Côte du Rhone. Topped off with a delicious Crème brûlée and espresso. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I would have to rate this restaurant as average. The trout had to be sent back due to it giving off a foul smell and tasting unusual. The calimari was not acceptable. However, the staff were attentive and apologetic, providing desert on the house. But, the desert was just average. Overall, the experience was not great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprisingly Perfect French Cuisine
    lambdalunch
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is the kind of place I seek out with fervor and latch onto for years. I've been lucky to find gems like this before but not so close and in my new neighborhood. I almost don't want to tell anyone how amazing it is. If you're looking for a fabulous time, amazing food, and great drinks, head over to Sips. This is the new French cuisine, subtle tradition wrapped in American tones. Great dining experience and the staff was down to earth and to the point. Absolutely great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just OK
    Mangaman
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food was ok, kind of on the bland side. Service was great. The outdoor patio was nice too. Bathroom was disgusting.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful French Setting
    slange77
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Enjoyed everything from the music to the delicious food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Another lovely evening at Sips. It was too hot to cook, so we let Sips make dinner, and our Main Line foodie guests were suitably impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely restaurant, lovely service
    Greenbarb
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My husband and I tried this restaurant because of Groupon I found, and it's will definitely be added to our list of favorites! The restaurant is nicely decorated - great ambiance. We ordered the cheese platter as an appetizer - delicious cheeses included a smooth cheddar, smoked gouda and bleu cheese, with toast points, gherkins, grapes and fig marmalade. My husband had the ribeye steak special and I had the soft shell crab special...both wonderful dishes. And we had a terrific waiter, Jeffrey, who made the meal that much more enjoyable. Highly recommend this restaurant - go out of your way, if you have to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Noise level is way too high!
    Trista
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    It supposed to be a mid-to-high end French restaurant, however, it turned out to be like a "bar".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We often return to Sips for a pleasant, low-key dinner. The dining room is now air-conditioned, so dinner in 90F weather is comfortable inside or out. We definitely consider it a "neighborhood gem."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sips bar and Bistro
    lucylikestoeatout
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Have eaten dinner here many times and the food has always been top notch. Very disappointed in the brunch menu. I am used to getting multiple choices for brunch and this menu only allowed you to order 1 main course. Also the majority of the choices had an up charge. We ended up ordering omelets from the menu which were sooo small as well as the potatoes served were to raw to eat.. It also took about 5 minutes once we were seated for anyone to come over and take a drink order. Will not be having brunch here again!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great atmosphere and food
    foodiedoc
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I've had brunch and dinner at Sips and have been very happy each time. The ambiance is perfect--rustic and charming and the food is well-prepared, fresh, and delicious. Portion size is perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a nice surprise
    blondie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The four of us enjoyed our meals, especially the beef tournedos. They gave you a country club pour on the drinks. They did not have Bluecoat gin but have promised to have it the next time. We were planning to enjoy the outside dining but the weather was too windy and chilly so we sat in the bar. A bit noisy but after all, it is a bar. I would go back and hope to have good weather to enjoy the beautiful setting outside.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worth the visit...
    pms1056
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We had an impeccable meal and the service was incredible. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a journey to the far burbs
    BeauneHead
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    An hour from Philadelphia and in a nice little coming-back to life town, the place was easy to find and easy to enjoy. The food was creative without needing a translation card to figure out. The portions could have been bigger, though some dishes were large portions; others small. Easy to rectify: put more potatoes/veggies on the smaller ones to make them more filling. Nice sauces; well executed dishes without being artwork. Fresh fish in the fish dishes. The desserts, particularly the profiteroles, were superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outdoor dining at Sips Bistro
    Carnivore
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We recently tried Sips Bistro and were not impressed on our initial visit. Our server was not familiar with the menu, but did check on questions and came back with answers. Our daughter is a vegetarian, and there were not a lot of choices. The server assisted her with fish choices, however other restaurants have been creative to offer some additional options. We sat outside which was nice, however there was music playing from a nearby apartment that was competing with the restaurant's background music. We ordered an appetizer version of mussels and an entree version with a side of fries (never saw this before) arrived. We asked the server...no apparent adjustment was made, and never received an itemized bill, just the slip with the total.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frenchie
    Rysdes
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This is a chic small restaurant with outdoor sitting. It has a bar. But on Sunday it is BYOB. We went there on aSunday evening . It was nice and quiet. I ordered the duck. It was crispy outside and flavorful inside. It would be perfect if it was a little bit more juicy. The serving is of good portion. We did not have dessert because there was no room. The server was very pleasant. We will certainly return in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful find in Phoenixville
    Live2EatVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Started off with the mussels and frites which were outstanding. Also asked for the vegetable crepe entree as an appetizer which was also great. We ordered the Sea Bass which was a nice sized fillet and wonderfully prepared and tasting. Also tried the sole which was on the small side with 3 small "swirls" of sole, but the taste was outstanding. Finished off with tartufo for dessert. Three perfectly crispy shells stuffed with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate. I have never had these prepared as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible
    Bella
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great food and wonderful atmosphere. Appetizers are delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistency Issue
    DiningaDeux
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I had eaten here one other time and had an excellent meal. On this occasion, the food was not up to the same standards. It was a day after a holiday weekend, perhaps a different chef was in the kitchen. The food lacked visual appeal. It did not appear to be as fresh as expected. The Eggplant Ratatouille was not bright in color and was very mushy. The service was very good. I am going to try another visit and am hopeful my experience will be better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sips review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Outdoor dining on the patio is great. The service was quite slow (Memorial Day Sunday), but friendly and effective. 2 young children were able to roam a bit and that was a big plus.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great little Bistro...
    MichaelTheMediocre
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Had lunch @ Sips (the old Hotel Chester in Phoenixville, PA) last Friday, and it was fabulous! Great ambience, service, food & drinks. Highest recommendation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service and an unusual menu.
    Skip
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    A strange mix of reasonable and expensive menu items. French pub?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Evening
    RSVPVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Surprise reservation made by my husband from a Groupon offering for a 1st time visit. Everything was delightful -- food, ambiance, service. And, great jazz playing in the background. Shared the Thai-Curry Mussels, which were wonderful, as was the special lamb entree. We will definitely return & would like to try their jazz brunch on Sundays.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and Tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had such a great Mother's Day dinner sitting in the beautiful courtyard at Sips. The food was great and we will absolutely be back for another visit soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Lucy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had brunch here on Mother's Day; what a treat! The food and drinks were great and the prices very reasonable. The best part was whiling away the afternoon sipping Bellinis and not feeling rushed. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Karen
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We have been to Sips a couple of times. The food was very food and there was a good variety. The ambiance is nice as well. Most of the tables for 2 are actually too small for our liking. The decor is very nice but watch out for bench seating. The bench is too high for the height of the table making it very uncomfortable. It would be fine for casual cocktails but for a full meal I would definitely ask for a different seat.
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  • Favorite Place
    JLCA
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Usually love everything about this place. This trip, we were not overly impressed wit the Sole we ordered. However, we will be back. We have has many past great dining expereiences here and everything else about this past trip was great. Service is always top notch.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant dining
    JeffHolland
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    If you want a fine dinner experience, this is an excellent spot. On my last visit I had the duck, which was incredibly succulent, and before that, the filet mignon, which melts in the mouth. Stay for dessert, obviously -- my wife and I can wolf down creme brulee like it's nothing. Also recommended for cocktail enthusiasts -- the vesper martini, a 007 favorite.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love This Place
    CatLikesWhiteDogVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We've dined at Sips 3 times now and each visit has been outstanding. The wait staff is friendly and attentive, the food is always perfect and the ambience is great for conversation and relaxation (we tend to dine early).
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We wanted to try Sipps because we like to support Phoenixville business. We were seated promptly but at a table where one side was a chair and the other was a padded bench with no back support except for large pillows - not comfortable for dining. The cheese plate and escargot were uninspiring and expensive. We ordered duck and Branzino, both of which were acceptable but not great. Dessert was profiteroles. Too large and the chocolate sauce tasted like Hershey's. All in all it was just OK, although our server was terrific. We would probably return in the summer to sit outside.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Occasionaldiner
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We found the food excellent and the atmosphere very relaxing. The service staff was attentive and friendly. Great for special occasions and the occasional "date night". Highly recommend! We will be returning.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sooo Good
    jmc1026
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We went there on a Saturday night. Our waiter Jeffery was great. Food was so delicious can not wait to go back when the weather is warm to sit outside. This is a must try!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wow! Fantastic!
    GratefulDiner
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We were absolutely blown away! I must say how warm and charming our server Jeffrey was. Knowledgeable and complimentarty without being stuffy or overbearing, a perfect bistro server blended with fine dining service. We ate the calamari (a revelation!) and the country pate to start. If you even like pate a little, you must try it. The Lyonnaise salad was an unexpected explosion of bold flavors. I would come back just for that salad alone. Frisee with warm bacon, potatoes and green beans and topped with a poached egg! Our entrees were sublime. My husband had to have Sole Meuniere and it was terrific. My dinner was a chilean sea bass special, with sauteed ramps and delightful soy simmered mushrooms. Great job Chef Petrus! Love Love Love!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Dinner Delight
    MARCO
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    With Easter festivities coming, we just needed a nice, subdued meal and SIPS made that happen for us..Plus, the Sunday only, BYO made it very easy for us to enjoy..Her house salad and Filet Mignon were exceptional..My crab cake appetizer was not as much; surprised that there was no lump in the mix and a tad too much green pepper for me..also my Sea Bass, although it was quite fresh, it did not have as much flavor as I preferred and was a bit dry {I used her l/o Bearnaise Sauce to help it along}...But regardless, it was all-in-all a very nice meal and I'm sure we will return ~
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We went for my birthday dinner. The service (Michelle) was great and the food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sips is Super!
    Eatyourheartout
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We ordered 4 entrees no soup, salad or appetizers. Each meal was superb from the presentation to the taste. The red wines were superb and the service was impeccable. It was a busy Saturday night and there was not a gliche during our dinner. Highly recommend Sips for delicious French cuisine at a reasonable American price!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service and drinks!
    Patti
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great food and service and many interesting drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since March 25 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 218 reviews are from the Sips Bistro and Bar reviews archive.
  • wish we found it sooner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    great outdoor area, bar and indoor eating just inside the patio. really lovely all the way around. great wine recommendations from the owner and the food was fantastic. we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet