The crêpes reminded us of a vacation in France some years ago—a delicious and satisfying dinner in a remarkably authentic space. If you like crêpes, this should be at the top of the list.
Back in my college days, my parents would take me and my friends here for my birthday party every spring. It's always been a special place for me. Flash forward 13-17 years later, I'm happy to report that Beau Monde still offers the same charm and delicious classical French crêperie fare. They are celebrating their 20th anniversary this spring - here's to 20 more!
Good food and service, but noise level was uncomfortable and made conversation difficult.
Excellent dinner again. Only mild complaint was a large party that was quite noisy but once they left it was perfect.
I was informed by the hostess that this place is a bar. Puzzling since I have been here before and, of course it had a bar, but it was a primarily a restaurant. I offer the fact that you can make online reservations to this place coupled with our past experiences dining here as evidence and that a reasonable expectation was set that this place is not a ‘bar’. And we should expect to not be condescended to when pointing this out to the hostess.
Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because it was pretty cold where we sat near the door. Not sure there is much else they can do about that. But the service and food were great.
We went to Beau Monde for Valentine's Day. There was a special menu which offered limited, set options compared to the regular menu which is essentially "build your own crepe". But we have no one to blame but ourselves - we went to Beau Monde a few years ago on Valentine's Day and learned the same thing, but forgot. Oops.
That said... the food was still really good. We had a great cheese and fruit plate to start and the crepes, especially the dessert crepes, were delicious. The special cocktails for the evening were tasty and the service was wonderful.
I'd suggest going on a non-special occasion to have access to the larger menu, but you will not be let down by the food, ambience, drinks or service.
Nice french style restaurant and authentic crepe just like the ones in Paris. Valentine night quite busy, service was good as the waitress was doing her best to accommodate everyone. The cocktails are good size. Escargot was served un-shelled and tasty. Recommended for a special occasion.
We completely enjoyed the experience. I wanted to make a favorable impression with our new rector and I believe I was able to do so. I have brought clients here as well and always had a great experience. The setting is charming. you can dress, come as you are, or business attire to dressy. Everyone is made to feel welcome. The food is superb!
Awful food. The crepe was 26 dollars and almost not edible. My husbands “Kobe” beef couldn’t have been real Kobe - very bland with no flavor.
I've dined here on several occasions. Each time has been a hit. The crepes are phenomenal and so are the creative selection of cocktails. I love the oppulent yet relaxed atmosphere. Great spot to celebrate an occasion and take out of town visitors. The prices are also very reasonable for the high level of quality.
I always enjoy going here for dinner. Nice ambiance, good food & service.
We enjoyed our dinner very much after the play at the Academy. Beau is actually in walking distance. The pizza appetizer was delicious and our various entree were also delicious. We topped off the meal with dessert which was excellent.
I have loved Beau Monde for many years and is a "go-to" spot for lunch and dinner. In the last few visits, I have noticed the service really lacking- not that staff is impolite, but just not available. Very hard to catch your server as they all appear to be stretched thin, perhaps understaffed? We waited a long time for everything. The food quality is good, sometimes great, but not consistent. The noise level for lunch was ridiculous. There is nothing soft in the space that absorbs any sound so we felt as if we were in a loud cafeteria and yelling to speak. Simple acoustic tiles on the ceiling may help. Lastly, toilet wasn't working (did not flush) and there was no toilet paper. We actually told the staff this at the beginning of our reservation, and they politely said thank you. But an hour and a half later, same situation... again, perhaps not enough staff to handle issues.
Really love Crêperie Beau Monde. Crepes are delicious, service is great and atmosphere is cozy. Highly recommend.
We got to sit by the fireplace!!! I didn’t get my wine in time for my entree. A little lighter on the fig in the duck dish please.
Consistently good and always delicious. Best place in the city for dinner and dessert crepes !!! Love the dessert crepe with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, coconut with creme fraiche -THE BEST !!!
Delicious, filling savory crepes. (Didn't try the sweet ones. We had brunch there.)) Cozy setting. Very comfortable place.
Beau Monde is a gmail favorite - and it was my 16 year olds first choice for her birthday dinner! We live about 45 minutes away and love coming into Philly to enjoy the delicious food and beautiful restaurant!
Although the waitress was very nice, she was extremely slow and very forgetful. We asked for straws for our water THREE times and she still didn't bring them. We finally asked another waiter and he brought them over right away.
Hi. I never do this, but I want the owner to know what my family and I experienced today:
We came as a party of 6 into Beau Monde at Noon. We have been countless times and love your food and ambiance. Today, the short haired female host was very cold when we walked in, which is not a big deal at all. Then, we ordered around 12:10. At 1:00 we realized it had been almost an hour and had not received anything except our drinks. No soups; no crepes. We asked the server and she simply said the kitchen was "a little behind." 1:10. 1:20. Still no food. Mind you, no manager came over at any point to check on us or apologize. As we got up at 1:48 to leave, the host came out with the crepes, looks at us and says, "frankly, the crepes came out in a reasonable amount of time." She then tried to start arguing with us. No empathy, no understanding, no customer service. She then said "well; I'll just take your food back into the kitchen" and we walked out.
This woman could not have been ruder to us. I'm disappointed because I love your restaurant, but I do not plan on ever coming back.
I've been coming to Beau Monde for close to 10 years now and they never, ever disappoint. I actually moved out of Philadelphia 6 years ago and still come to eat at Beau Monde when I'm in town. Great for brunch and dinner! On a cold winter day they even have the fireplace going!
We love Beau Monde and go as often as we can! This was our 26th Anniversary and we loved it!
The wait staff are not very attentive. The orders also take a long time to come out. We waited for about 15 minutes to be served and another 35 for the food to come out.
The food was delicious and there were a lot of options for everyone and every craving! The staff was so nice and helpful.
Beau Monde has been around forever but manages to keep up with trends while remaining authentic. Atmosphere is cozy and romantic. Crepes are excellent and fairly priced, as are drinks.
First time at the restaurant. Loved it. Would recommend it for young couples .
My wife is gluten free due to a food allergy. Beau Monde provided a great number of options for her instead of the usual two at other restaurants.
Service was very good and the food was great. Definitely will be back.
Delicious! Enjoyed our Sunday morning crepes and the goat cheese mousse appetizer.
OMG...From the moment we walked in, the whole evening was perfect...food to the service to the ambience. Will be a frequent visitor. Absolutely loved it!
Nice neighborhood dining spot, inviting warm and friendly service. Atmosphere A+. Very casual. Menu selections not your usual but something for everyone. I will return and try one of the many crepes available. Looks like brunch would be fun
The server and atmosphere was terrific. My mistake in not knowing that 99% of their entrees are crepes. After a rather pricey meal, I left a bit hungry and feeling ok about the food.
Always a consistent meal and cocktail experience. The ambiance is comfortable, intimate, and quiet.
We love Beau Monde. It's a great spot--good food and great service. Usually not a wait and can be very romantic.
Came here for a Sunday brunch with friends from DC. Excellent experience all around, even the celiac enjoyed his gluten free crepe. Glad this is in my neighborhood; love their onion soup on cold winter nights by the fireplace.
Always the best crepes ever! Consistent and have taken many folks here
We only have one minor complaint but it impacted our experience. Beau Monde has a charming, French atmosphere. However, they played heavy metal music which destroyed the atmosphere and made it difficult to converse. Ironically, the restaurant was not that crowded and most of the patrons sitting inside were older. So, I am assuming the music was for the benefit of the staff.
Excellent meal at Beau Monde and they did a great job accommodating my gluten free preferences. From start to finish it was great. I highly recommend eating here!
A friend and I went last Saturday night thinking the 'Underdogs' comedic group would be preforming. I got the date wrong so we stayed anyway. If you like crepes you'll be in heaven. I got the special which was a lump crab salad. It was delicious, although a bit light on the crab.
Food was very good, a little over priced for the complexity. Wait staff was good but seemed uninterested. Surprisingly uncrowded for a summer Friday night given the reviews and location, which served us well.