The Tomato Bistro
The Tomato Bistro

The Tomato Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thetomatobistro.com/
  • Phone: 2154832233x2
  • 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 2679714351
  • 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The Tomato Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
48 reviews since May 17, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (41)great for lunch (27)fit for foodies (21)great for brunch (16)good for groups (13)hot spot (10)great for outdoor dining (8)kid-friendly (8)special occasion (5)late-night find (5)scenic view (4)romantic (4)notable wine list (4)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Small but cool
    smallbutcool
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I found this place to be very cool nice little vide menu items had great names sounded tasty but nothing super special. Great place to chat with friends and grab a cold beer or wine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great dining experience
    Katie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Three girlfriends and I went for dinner at the Tomato Bistro before a concert at the Mann Center. It was too warm to dine outside, so we were seated at a table by the large bay window. It was perfect, since we could still see outside. Our waitress was very sweet and friendly. She helped us decide which items to select, which was very helpful. All 4 of us loved our meals! We had various salads, and they were all very fresh-tasting and delicious. For appetizers, the sweet potato fries with honey mustard dip were out of this world. All around a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot Tomato!
    mimster
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food here is beyond terrific, and creative, too. How about duck and apple pizza, or fig and pear pizza, with gorgonzola? Crisp crusts, fresh ingredients, imaginative and unusual combinations. A very pleasant and efficient waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food
    scotto
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Our group of four purchased the "Dinner for four" groupon. Plenty of good food w enough for all of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KICNBACVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This was my second time back within 2 weeks and with all the eateries in Manayunk, this is my first choice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for casual dinner
    Moonchild
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Excellent pizza, salads etc. Cheerful, airy space where you do not feel at all crowded.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good
    tomatobistro4life
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great spot GF pizza wowza so yum yum gotta love that forever
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    dionysusVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This is definitely the best restaurant in Manayunk! The pizza are great, and the small plates are delicious. They also have good salads and a solid beer selection!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FIND
    KICNBACVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    With all the restaurants on Main St. The Tomato Bistro is now one of my favorites. The craft beers were awaesome and the small plates simply a delight !!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    GFMichelle
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    I found The Tomato Bistro through a gluten-free friendly app and am so glad I did. The free valet parking is a nice courtesy. The menu is terrific and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Evening!
    Ally
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Had a great dinner with my boyfriend last week! The slider special was amazing & we really enjoyed all 4! The risotto rice balls were my favorite part of the meal!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick and good
    FrancesG
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vegetarian/Gluten-free options!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Good vegetarian options. Friendly servers, pleasant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice casual atmosphere
    baloneycat
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Groupon go-er leaves full
    NomNomNomVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shan
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual with creative choices
    jekking00
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tomato Bistro for Lunch
    MJK08VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, a bit crowded
    JessVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday night dinner
    EarsAreRinging
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • philly123
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Always a great place for drinks, dinner, brunch- you name it. Very group-friendly, and a great atmosphere
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the Visit
    DanK
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great gluten free pizza!
    Diane
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    First time here and loved it - best gluten free pizza ever and would recommend to everyone!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great bistro!
    amberishh
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 17, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 235 reviews are from the The Tomato Bistro reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food is awesome and Sundays are byob! Great selection of tappas and salads!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time
    CathiVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great meal
    SuzieB
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • my new favorite, underrated place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great gluten free find!
    julie
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This wonderfully delicious, fun, creative restaurant must have been created with gluten free eating in mind!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find in Manayunk!
    PhillyPhoodie
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming Surprise
    amiller426
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As good as it's awards
    TeamBOAH
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Had an amazing meal. Sliders, pizza, mussels, and an awesome Bloody Mary. Great place!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week/First time in
    dday519
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gluten Smuten. Great food period!
    ibyte1948
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    DianeM
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Last Minute Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good bar food
    robert
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good vegan pizza
    bariVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    nice to see vegan pizza. wine is good. valet parking.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • healthy neighborhood gem!
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    I can count on great service,healthy eating and super pizza!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice casual spot
    BernieVIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    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!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.