The Tomato Bistro
The Tomato Bistro

The Tomato Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thetomatobistro.com/
  • Phone: (215) 483-2233 ext. 2
  • 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
The Tomato Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (46)great for lunch (30)fit for foodies (27)good for groups (22)kid-friendly (13)hot spot (11)great for brunch (10)late-night find (9)romantic (8)great for outdoor dining (7)special occasion (5)notable wine list (4)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I had dinner here with my parents and grandparents. We had a great experience all around! The service was wonderful, the food was very good, and the ambience was perfect. We ate around 6:30pm on a week night and we had the upper floor to ourselves, which was nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food/Great Service.
    Kevin
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We ordered from the $45 special for two which included a small plate, a salad, a pizza, two drinks, and a dessert. This provided ample selection choices and plenty of food for two people. All of the courses were great, especially the duck and apple flatbread. Service was quick and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Great food selection for sharing. Great ambiance. Free valet parking!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Go-To Manayunk Gem
    MK6785VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I've always loved The Couch Tomato and the Bistro. The menu has plenty to choose from, and it's especially nice that they have many Gluten-Free options. Our server was very attentive making sure that we had everything that we needed. And you can't beat half-price wine on Tuesday nights! We'll be back very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cooking 1
    cooking1
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Innovative and delicious food. Awesome wine at a great price. Service was slow to start but once we got the delish amuse bouche it was all golden after that. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    PAfoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We needed a child friendly place to take a group to celebrate a birthday. Adequate wine/beer selection, nice pizza/salads, and kids menu (the kids really enjoyed that there were appetizer choices for them). Would return for family-friendly dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Gluten Free pizza's were the best I have ever had, but are way too small. Would suggest charing a little more and give people s comparable portion to all the regular pizzas. Left still hungry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Fun restaurant with great pizzas, salads, and service. Our table of 9 had a blast.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale pizza restaurant
    DinewellVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Great bar and very cool vibe. The food is tremendous. They have gluten free pizza as well. We've been ther three or four time and always love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific after-movie place,,,
    JCDiners
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We had dinner after a movie, so around 9:30. Despite that the kitchen closes at 10:30 and were one of the last patrons to start ordering, we were greeted with enthusiasm and cheer. The 4 brews taster was very appealing; my husband ordered it and we each picked a beer from those (the Gnome for me). The tomato bisque taster, delivered gratis, was a nice, tasty touch. We ordered the margherita pizza with pepperoni and gluten free crust. I enjoyed that so much that I did not even notice the pepperoni was omitted by mistake. The menu was great bistro fare (I highly recommend the fried artichoke salad), and the place a quiet and reasonably well lit/unlit environment. Parking is a challenge in Manayunk, but nonetheless, we will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprise delight!
    SwaldmanVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    What a great find! Not only was the food delicious but the service was amazing! Dined with another couple on a Saturday night. Our server informed us of a special one small plate, one salad, one pizza, one dessert and two drinks for a low price! Could. It believe this good food for such a reasonable price. We will definately be back. try the crispy artichokes and fig pesto pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Group of Friends Had a Great Time
    MDWalker
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I had dinner there with 5 other friends, and we received top-rate hospitality the entirety of our meal and after. The food was delicious, and the wine selection was average. I'm really looking forward to going back again, particularly on a Sunday for the BYOB night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute place
    Phillyvegan
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Cute Lil restaurant with an eclectic menu! We enjoyed the diverse, delectable and light cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ENJOYABLE
    KICNBACVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This was our third time back and it keeps getting better. Christina was our server and she was awesome! The pizza soup and the sliders we had were fantastic!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Pleasant Meal with Friends
    QualityFirstVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Our first time at The Tomato Bistro prove to be a winner. The menu is limited but the food is delicious. I had the mussels, which were on the small side but quite fresh and served with a tasty broth that should not go to waste. The caesar salad was good as were the crispy artichokes. My wife enjoyed the quinoa salad. Our server, Kimberly, was excellent. We happen to be there for 1/2 price wine night and bought a bottle instead of glasses. Nice touch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did I order the wrong thing?
    DisplacedWesternerVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I will try this place one more time because I want to like it. But, the food was not very good on our first time there. Waitress actually encouraged us to order gluten-free but that was a mistake.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pizza+salad+beer+people=life
    CrustyCurmudgeonVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    TB is a nice, clean, pleasant, fun spot for a casual meal, getting together with friends, & sharing some great beers & good, well-priced wines. The watermelon salad was very good. The pizzas (we had a Margherita & a sausage / pepper) were fresh, hot & tasty. We prefer very thin, crisp crust, but these are closer to a thinner crusted Neopolitan style (just a fact, not at all a negative - we'll be back). Great service from great people - it's a cool little place that deserves your business.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 249 reviews are from the The Tomato Bistro reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.