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The Tomato Bistro
The Tomato Bistro

The Tomato Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thetomatobistro.com
  • Phone: (215) 483-2233 x2
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: Until 10:00pm,
    Dinner: Friday - Saturday: Until 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas / Small Plates, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Christian Gatti
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering options are available. Please go to:
    http://thecouchtomato.com/catering_details/

    Or, call our catering department directly at:
    (215) 483-2278
  • Private Party Facilities: The Bistro is designed to cater to the larger crowd as well as intimate date for two. Via the already established catering department in the café the Bistro will offer in house party booking for groups numbering up to approximately 75 people.

    The diversity of the drink selection and menu makes the space adaptable for a slew of events, semi formal to formal. The Bistro space is dynamic and easily adapted to your groups specifics needs and make up.

    Should you decide your event absolutely needs live entertainment the Bistro is wired for music and sound. In addition to the performance space the Bistro will also be able to supply a brace of contacts for local musical, magical and comedic talents.

    The Bistro’s cozy environs and vibrant acoustics combine entertainment, food and drink in a way previously not experienced in the Philadelphia area.
  • Private Party Contact: Craig Mosmen (267) 971-4351
  • Entertainment: Periodically you will find live acoustic music playing through the dinner hours.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Public Transit: The R6 septa train stops in Manayunk, only blocks away.

    Several Septa buses pass through Manayunk regularly as well, stopping across the street.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Bistro diners are invited to park for FREE in our private parking lot, located right in our back yard - valet only.
A word from The Tomato Bistro
The Tomato Bistro's intention is to serve its clientele with a mix of popular Couch Tomato Café favorites and a dynamic clutch of "small plate" menu options. The desire to further pander to customers palates is facilitated by the fully stocked bar, touting a rotating list of featured wines and craft beers. A few of the most salient points carried upstairs from the café below are the continuation of moderate prices, the ingenious combinations of quality ingredients, and the premium placed on the customer experience. The Bistro creates a forum for family and friends to relax and mingle amidst an impeccably chosen array of food and drink. The Bistro can accommodate parties of most any size or disposition, and the time spent inside its cozy environs will hardly be reflected with the waiter's final stop at the table.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "Stopped in for a quick bite to eat and really enjoyed the food. Service was a little slow, but they maintain 3 levels of dining, which I imagine isn't easy and they were very nice/polite. In and out within an hour and the Florentine pizza hit the spot."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Good vegetarian options. Friendly servers, pleasant atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Food (we all had pizzas) was great, casual atmosphere. It was pretty quiet on a weekday night. My only complaint was that one of our party was heavily pregnant and the only seating they had available were high tops. When I inquired about sitting upstairs at a normal table, the hostess said that there were interviews going on upstairs and we could only sit there if we wouldn't be loud and disturb them. So the offer was made, but our party felt that we were being a nuisance by requesting a non-high top table. We ended up sitting at a high top. It was OK, but did not make us feel very welcome when we first walked in. Other than that though, we had a great time, and will likely return again."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The Groupon deals provided by the Tomato Bistro are one of the few restaurants who actually provide a decent menu for the cost. You always leave full but not uncomfortably so. Typically with my group or husband, there's always just one or two slices of pizza left that no one has room for, which to me signifies it's just the perfect amount. The tomato soup they give you at the beginning is also some of the best tomato soup I have ever had. We also enjoy that the menu is always rotating, keeping on some favorites and exploring new options, which are usually fairly innovative--and delicious--dishes. Servers are friendly and my reservation is always honored on time."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I thought Tomato Bistro was a small, but welcoming atmosphere. The food was excellent and abundant. There were many unusual items on the menu, but there were plenty of options for all."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I decided to make my reservations for this place after choosing a search within Manayunk in Philadelphia. At the time I didn't realize it was the annual Manayunk Arts Festival and the Tomato Bistro happened to be located in the middle of the blocked streets.. otherwise this offers free valet parking but this event caused some additional work and walking plus $20 event parking fee. Even with all of this the dining experience was worth it and the prices are pretty reasonable. I had the house made sangria, mac & cheese with bacon, sweet potato bisque, sweet potato fries with multiple sauces and a frozen peach sorbet. They also provided some free biscotti."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went during the Manayunk Arts Festival and this restaurant has great food for lunch. My favorite is the Signature Margherita Pizza. Love the choice of white, wheat or gluten free crust for the pizza. The buffet is filled with choices and constantly refreshed with new items. Staff is beyond helpful and courteous. Great casual lunch experience."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Service was a bit slow because it was crowded. I will be back, likely for dinner because of their awesome drink specials"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner at Tomato Bistro. Wish they had more vegan and vegetarian options. I ordered the cauliflower quiche and was very disapointed - no cauliflower. Must had been ground up to be more of a breaded type quiche. It was a new dish though so maybe it will get updated."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Always a great place for drinks, dinner, brunch- you name it. Very group-friendly, and a great atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Eclectic small plate menu with a variety of dishes that you won't find anywhere else. Service was competent and attentive; we were treated very well; unlike a few reviewers who found the wait-staff to be inattentive. Tomato Bistro is a casual place, calibrate your expectations accordingly. As some others have noted, they have free valet parking - pull up in front of the restaurant and call the number on the street sign. Someone will be right out to park your car. Our family of five (Mom, Dad, 3 teenage boys) went through about 11 dishes (two desserts) and were completely satiated. $125 out the door and worth every penny."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "First time here and loved it - best gluten free pizza ever and would recommend to everyone!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "If you are looking for a nice pizza, salad, brunch, soup/sandwich place--this is the place for you! I have no idea what the dinner scene is like, but this is a nice place after an occasion (which I came after graduating lasalle). casual but nice place to wear a short dress, like i did!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Food is awesome and Sundays are byob! Great selection of tappas and salads!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went the Saturday before Mother's Day for brunch to beat the crowds. The options were limited but included amazing french toast, a salad with strawberries and poppy seed dressing that I had seconds of, pasta, chicken tenders and a caesar salad. Unlimited mimosas were made with fresh orange juice and the beer options were lengthy and good. Service was attentive but not hovering which I like. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "This was our second time at Tomato Bistro, and it was great! Everyone enjoyed their food (highly recommend the southwestern sliders!) and had a good time. The service was excellent. I ordered the jumbo lump crab salad and the dressing on it was very spicy, which it did not say on the menu. Our server took it back and brought me a new salad with dressing on the side really quickly! Wonderful service. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This was my first time going to the tomato bistro, my boyfriend and I went after my graduation for dinner, it was amazing! The food, the service, and the atmosphere, great quality. It was affordable and I loved it! I will definitely return and spread the word."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This wonderfully delicious, fun, creative restaurant must have been created with gluten free eating in mind! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I recently went to Tomato Bistro for dinner with a group of friends for a casual dinner and we all thought the place was great! A few people ordered pizzas, which were unique but delicious, and others ordered from the small plates, which was also good. The tomoto bisque was not the typical sweet soup but had a savory, smokey hint to it. The beer list was extensive as well. I would certainly go back the next time I am in Manayunk."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I had only ever eaten at the Couch Tomato, but never wandered upstairs to the Tomato Bistro. I was happily surprised by the decor and atmosphere. I had ordered the Margherita pizza and was very happy. To drink, I had the apple cider which was great. I would absolutely go back to the Tomato Bistro--and soon."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Had an amazing meal. Sliders, pizza, mussels, and an awesome Bloody Mary. Great place!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We love the pizza at the Couch Tomato Café but had never been to the Bistro (or even to the restaurant as we've always gotten delivery/take-out). We decided to try this as part of our restaurant week. The deal was great ($25 for 2 people)! We were seated in the top balcony area which had a nice décor and we could see out the window onto the street. It was a little noisy but not so much that we couldn't hear each other. The tomato soup was great and so were the salads. The pizza we had to share was something different (short rib with fig and mascarpone), and was delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and did not rush us out. We had a great time!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We were visiting friends in Philadelphia, one of whom has Celiac disease and googled best Gluten Free restaurant. It already had good reviews, so we decided to try it. We ordered small plates so we could share and try a variety of the gluten free offerings, of which there were many. We would definitely go here again even though we ourselves are not gluten restricted, simply because the food was so good. Free valet Parking and an out the door price (with a glass of wine each and tip) of $50 per couple made this a tasty and affordable night out."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Had lunch at The Tomato Bistro with my 25 year old son and 6 year old granddaughter. The buffet choices were amazing and delicious! We all look forward to eating there again."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My dad came in town for the Easter holiday and we were looking for a bite to eat on Good Friday. Our choices were limited because we couldn't eat meat, so while searching on OpenTable we came across The Tomato Bistro. Needless to say we were not disappointed. The service (Emily) was amazing from as soon as we walked in the door. We decided to go for the shared meal deal, which was 1 shared plate, 1 salad, 1 pizza, 1 dessert and a round of drinks for $45. When I tell that everything was beyond amazing! The best part was that they make everything fresh. This place is definitely became a quick favorite. (I've gone to their adjoining take out spot three times already). Put the Tomato Bistro on your list...very soon. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "appetizers and small plates along with personal pizzas, a decently priced wine list and a great selection of beers make this a great place for bar food. the food was very good and well prepared."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I can count on great service,healthy eating and super pizza!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Enjoy coming on Wednesdays when wine is 1/2 price. Pizza is small but tasty. Although crust is thin, it would be much better if crisper!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Nice and kind service, great pizzas and salads, and awesome french toast (Brunch all you can eat is the best deal in town)"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Met a friend here for dinner at 6 on a Saturday. Parking was a mess due to an event in town and I wasn't aware of the Free valet parking in their private lot until after my meal was over( bummer). When I got there, little late, they were very kind to accomodate us. We loved the beer selection and selected based on waitress recommendation with great results. We had the sliders eaxch ordering one we wanted and they were delicious. We ordered a procuitto pizza between us with gluten free crust which was very good. We also split the ice cream sandwich dessert which I wanted to check out since everything else was so delicious."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "When I pulled up to the "call up valet" I was sure I made a mistake, because all I saw was a take out pizza joint, but when I went up the stairs to meet my friend, I was pleasantly surprised to see a bar and bistro with yet another floor above us. Happily they put the families with kids on the third floor while we were on the second with a few other adults. Great happy hour. Good wine by the glass. Enjoyed the pizza. Would definitely return. Valet parking is important in Manyunk."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Staff is outstanding. Ambiance perfect for lunch, esp on 2nd and 3rd levels for a large group. 1st level was more vibrant and appealing if there were less of us. Food was great. Beer selection unique and great, incl gluten-free! Great exp all around."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Great place for groups to share plates....tapas style"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our party of 4 dined here on a Saturday evening--it was GREAT! The staff is fantastic--very friendly & accommodating...our server Kristina was superb. We enjoyed multiple appetizers & 2 different pizza's (wheat crust)--all delicious. They have a great craft beer selection! We never felt rushed and our food was spaced out well--we were able to take our time & enjoy. WE WILL BE BACK!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I've been here a few times and have never had a bad meal!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "When we've had a long day and neither of us feels like cooking, this is where we go. It's a relaxing atmosphere, I have a glass of wine and my fiancé has a beer. The food is perfectly portioned, so we can order a few things and share and never leave feeling stuffed. Healthy options, love the gluten free crust, we actually prefer it and neither of us is allergic. Overall fav spot in Manayunk to unwind."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The Tomato Bistro is a cool and tasty restaurant in Manayunk. Its two levels of light-filled industrial chic are always a great stop with friends for a delicious bite to eat. The lunch buffet is one of the best deals in town. It is perfect for groups as its fixed price makes dividing the bill so easy. Put the Tomato Bistro on your active go-to list."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed our night out great place to grab some drinks and good food"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "never disappoints. we were 30 mins early on a saturday rez with our 2 year old, and they accommodated us immediately. great beer selection. great pizzas. the kid was happy=I am happy."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Have been to Tomato Bistro a handful of times, usually with members of my family who have celiac and are on a gluten free diet. The pizza is fabulous! (Even the members of the family who don't have dietary restrictions are happy to order the GF versions so we can all share). Great toppings with wonderful variety, and delicious crust. The service is always terrific- friendly and attentive. Warm and comfortable ambience - exposed brick and lovely wooden surfaces. Excellent beer list, too!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014