The Tomato Bistro
We Love Tomato BistroThis was about our 8th time at Tomato Bistro. We originally went there with another couple before a concert because it had Gluten Free options on the menu (I have Celiac's Disease). Since then we've gone back alone and with our kids. The food is amazing every time! The service is always outstanding! Every server is friendly, knowledgable and attentive. They have the BEST GF Pizza we've ever had. I'm going to start ordering 2 so I can take one home. They have a variety on the menu so there is something for everyone. We will definitely be back soon :)6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMboth my companion and I thoughtboth my companion and I thought it was a very nice place for a nice informal lunch. I would go back again.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and atmosphere.Great food and atmosphere. Food was the perfect amount and it was great to be able to sit outside. Service was great as well. We will be returning soon!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPre-Concert MealHit up Tomato Bistro before a concert at the Mann. Nice location, great sliders, staff very friendly and pleasant. Good beer list, will come again.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOne Giant Step for Gluten Free MenuMy husband is gluten intolerant and it is very difficult to find a restaurant that serves gf foods besides rice and meats. I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful the experience was at the Tomato Bistro. Great service, nice ambience and the best gluten free pizza we have ever had. I ordered the regular pizza and compared it to the gf, and there wasn't a difference. In addition, we had the option of gf bread on our sliders (which were yummy). It was awesome seeing the big grin on my Roman (yes, from Rome) husband's face during our entire meal. Thank you Tomato Bistro...oh and the salads are really something too. We will be back at least once a month ( we live an hour away).6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place!We come here all the time and love it and will be back! Everything is delicious!!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Lunch BuffetThe lunch buffet was excellent. The variety and quality of food was well worth the price. We'll be back.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good all aroundOverall, the food and service were quite good. We loved the pork sliders as well as our prosciutto pizza. There was a good selection of beers and wines by the glass. The one thing we weren't crazy about was the mussels. Although the mussels were nice and tender, the beer and bacon sauce was not to our liking. The spices and bits of bacon did not add much flavor, so the taste was mostly that of warm beer. If we order the mussels again, we will go with a different sauce. But again, the overall experience was positive and we will likely return.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, cool spot!We recently took our son and 9 of his friends here to celebrate his 18th birthday and it was perfect in every way. Not outrageously priced for such a large group, but top notch food and service while still being cool enough for an 18 yr. old and his friends. Not just a pizza place by any means, apps were all incredible, everyone loved it!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOutsandingThis is our go to restaurant for a casual dinner with our kids. Outstanding selection of craft beers. Tasty food...and we have high standards. Friendly and polite service.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTomato Bistro is a great placeTomato Bistro is a great place to eat - the food, service, and drinks exceed expectations everytime!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this restaurant! I haveLove this restaurant! I have been several times and have not been disappointed. A special treat is the sample of tomato bisque that you get at the beginning of the meal. Perfect restaurant if you are looking for great food and consistency. The goat cheese salad is a favorite and if you do happen to have kids over the age of say 9, the pizza is perfect for them. Can get a bit noisy depending on where you are sitting and what time you are there.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat beer list.
Fun withGreat beer list.
Fun with small group-share everything, small plates5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMargherita Pizza & Lobster Pot PieThe whole wheat crust was better than expected with a glass of Merlot. The pizza is absolutely delicious with fresh ingredients and full of flavor. My guest really enjoyed the pot pie, as a real foodie would you consider using puff pastry and chucks of lobster on top for a variation? Great for local date night!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this spot...The tomato bisque is delicious. The pizza is amazing. The servers are friendly, attentive and make this the best experience.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great meal!I love taking new people to The Tomato. Between the great food, attentive friendly service, ambiance and free valet parking, they are always hooked. The cheese fondu is very good with just a hint of seasoning and I have not had a pizza that I didn't like. My friend took the left overs and declared them just as good cold. Another great meal! Thanks, Tomato staff!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for leisurely lunch at greatStill can't believe what you get at the $9.99 lunch buffet! Numerous fresh made choices that change regularly, so never gets boring.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMA fun evening!We were a group of seven celebrating a 30th birthday. When my daughter said the tomato cafe, I thought pizza, wraps and such, but then she told me no they have a bistro on the second and third floor. We as a table ordered numerous appetizers and small plates, and all were fantastic, but the short rib was out of this world. Service was great, just enough, but not in your face, and everyone had a great time!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMJust What Manayunk NeedsManayunk is overrun with pretentious, overpriced, pseudo-fancy eateries, which makes it intimidating to try and find a place with reasonable prices and interesting yet accessible fare. The Tomato Bistro is such a gem. It shares a building and motif with the casual Couch Tomato Cafe, but that's where the similarities end. Like the aforementioned restaurants, they serve small plates, pizzas (more like flatbreads), salads, wine... But the casual atmosphere is such that you could bring a date *or* your mother *or* a small group. My wife and I shared the chicken and waffles, cheesesteak bites, and grilled shrimp salad. The first two were gussied up just a tad, but not enough to distract from their comfort-food purpose. Very good, would recommend5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service!Tomato Bistro's food was interesting and delicious. The servers were super helpful! It was noisy, though- how about some fabric tapestries or curtains to absorb some noise?5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day BrunchWent the first time for Mother's Day. On the small side and we were upstairs. Could be an issue for an older person to go up and down for the brunch menu. Food was very good. French toast sticks...awesome! It was perfect for brunch and very reasonable price wise!
Would go back for sure.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite Friday night spot!My girlfriend and I hit up the Tomato Bistro regularly and always have a great overall dining experience. Our server Rudy did an awesome job this past visit and made our meal that much more enjoyable. Always a great spot to go no matter the occasion!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMy family dined at this establishmeMy family dined at this establishment on Wednesday May 1st. As it was my first time there I questioned the our waitress Heather on the size of small plates and pizza. She explained the menu great and left to fill our drink orders - $4 wine and half off draft beers on Wednesday was a nice surprise! We ordered 2 small plates and 2 pizzas for four adults. Risotto balls were amazing, steak wrap was just fair but the pizza was delish! Thin crust and well done just the way my family and I like it. While I was not stuffed I was content. So glad I made the reservation as by the time we left the place was packed. Definitely will return!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Tomato Cafe staff goesThe Tomato Cafe staff goes out of their way to accommodate their guests. From the free (yes...that says free) valet parking which is a god send in Manayunk to the attentive staff members who will clear plates at tables they aren't even serving, this is evident. The food is fabulous and perfectly portioned. I highly recommend the pretzel fondue and grilled salmon salad. The citrus dressing is light and very flavorful. They also make some inventive pizzas as well. The fig is one of my favorites.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery friendly service allVery friendly service all around, good variety on menu for vegetarians and nonveg, delicious pizzas. Appetizers and salads were fresh and very good also. The prices are also very reasonable which will keep me coming back.
As my dad would say, "what more you want?" Thank you!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTomato BistroMost notably the service was sub-par. I believe that could be down to the individual waitress who served us. It didn't seem exceptionally busy so I was disappointed. On the other hand, she food was very good and the beer list was a nice compliment to the food available. This isn't a special occasion type of restaurant by any means, but it could certainly be used as a nice change of pace or a staple in a Manayunk restaurant rotation. The complimentary sample of tomato bisque was a nice touch. The food was delicious but the portions were smaller than I'd have expected; however, the pricing was just right. I recommend The Tomato Bistro unhesitatingly4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were surprised to see thatWe were surprised to see that Tomato Bistro is much more than what you see when you are passing by. There are three floors of restaurant, nicely decorated and with natural light coming from the roof. If you like (or even if you don't) like beer try the sampler. Great collection of beers. The pizzas were great and creative, gourmet style. If you bring kids, though, go with simpler pizza choices as kids can be less adventurous. Besides the pizza, we tried and liked the quinoa salad. Everything looked great. It is a bit noisy and it took a while to have our order but we went for early Sunday dinner and the place was really busy.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMan absolutely fabulous placean absolutely fabulous place to eat - we will definitely be back for more!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThumb's Up for Tomato Bistro!This is the 4th time we have been to Tomato Bistro. Each time we had a wonderful experience. The servers are very attentive, great at making suggestions and very friendly! The small plates are great...loved everything we had, especially the chicken waffles and the short ribs! Pizzas are outstanding! Sangria and specialty beers were a hit too!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT SPOTThis a great restaurant and pizza place. The food is excellent, as are the service and atmosphere. The menu even caters to vegetarian and gluten free foodies. To top it off this place even has its own loyalty rewards program. All around awesome!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMperfect for parents lookingperfect for parents looking for a family friendly place with great kids3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI would eat the fried artichokesI would eat the fried artichokes every single day if i could.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMA great Saturday night spotGreat unusual pizzas, tomato soup that is extraordinary, and a fine craft beer list. Friendly, competent service and a casual, fun ambience.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and terrific service.Great food and terrific service. Can't wait to come again.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen here a few times andBeen here a few times and wanted a nice but relaxed meal for my gfs birthday after a day of activity. Food was great, tomato bisque comes complimentary but is so good il order a full portion next time. We had a small plate of mussels which were huge, a couple of sliders which although are good are a bit pricey compared to a small plate and then 2 pizzas...This was our only mistake as we definitely only needed 1! We had the duck and hot and honey chicken which were both good tho maybe not together.
Overall we had another really good experience with good food and excellent service. We will be back!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEven though Tomato BistroEven though Tomato Bistro specializes in Pizza we had a wonderful variety of food from soups, salads and appetizers. Wait staff was excellent.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat group dinner spotWe went to Tomato Bistro on a group date and had a wonderful experience! It is a consistently great spot for a date, a group get together or a family dinner. The cheesesteak bites are amazing and the gourmet pizza never disappoints!3/2/2013 12:00:00 AM