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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Sips Bistro and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since April 23, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (51)neighborhood gem (42)fit for foodies (38)romantic (32)special occasion (30)notable wine list (24)great for brunch (21)good for groups (17)great for lunch (12)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (6)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Super sips
    Laissezfare
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This is the spot for unusual and creative drinks. I'm coming back and working my way down the list. Great food, casual atmosphere. Attentive and knowledgeable staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyable, as always - first time we dined outdoors there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting Menu
    Maritar
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We have dined at Sips several times and have found that the menu has some great choices of things that you don't see every day at most restaurants. The atmosphere is casual with a bit of an elegant flair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 3rd time not a charm
    jhnsk
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    As usual the food and outdoor dining were great. We got the worst waiter this time though. Our water and iced tea glasses were never refilled and empty the last 20 minutes (I was thirsty) and we were never given bread. I gave him an unearned 15% tip at my wife's insistence.I'll go back but steer clear of this waiters table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome, as always!
    HeidiVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Had a wonderful time and sat on the porch for the first time, which couldn't have been more lovely! Our waiter was phenomenal (can't remember his name, but we've had him each time we've been there on week nights) and the food and wine are always spectacular! Definitely a neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sips was very good
    RCSTRTMAN
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Sips accommodated my 10-person group very well. The restaurant was relatively quiet on Sunday night (except for us). We took advantage of its Sunday night BYOB policy. My experience was very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place on a summer evening
    anoahna
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    It was a pleasant experience. Wine list is great, the menu choices are great, the service is really nice and the outdoor tables are really a nice surprise! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem for lunch
    BirthdayBrunchVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    They just started offering lunch and it's wonderful. Plan a day in Phoenixville by starting out at SIPS. And they have parking right next door!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok, no wow factor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We went here for a birthday dinner, and sat outside as it was a beautiful evening. We ordered a cheese plate which was quite nice. It came with 3 types of cheeses, some grapes, toasted bread, cornichons, and fig jam. We were not given bread, and had to ask; maybe because the cheese plate came with toast? They did have French wine by the glass, so I took a chardonnay, which also delivered. I chose the bass with ratatouille and my spouse had the poulet which had an awful lot of rice. Something green would have complimented it well, adding some color. Salads and vegetables are additional. There is no prix fixe. Sips was ok, but not someplace I would go running back to again. The town is vibrant, loaded with restaurants.
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  • First disappointing experience
    Puli40
    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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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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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.
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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
    • Service
    • 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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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frenchie
    RysdesVIP
    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
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    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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