Black Lab Bistro

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$30 and under
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American
Welcome to Black Lab Bistro. We trust healthy food make happy life. Our mission is to provide a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. It is a perfect destination for you to spend the time with the boss, getting together with old friends or date night with that special someone. We have 3-course prix-fixe for $25, Serving from Sunday to Thursday. Our menu items including braised beef short ribs, lump crab cakes, duck and scallops are must haves. Diners are invited to bring their own wine, beer or champagne.

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JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great fresh food for brunch. Attentive staff, but not bothersome. Place was quiet for a Sunday brunch, not very busy. Great for us as we were catching up with friends.

D
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Jim is the best server in the area. He makes awesome recommendations and anticipates our needs. Thank you!

RL
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always very good. The service is great and is starting to remember us. The value is incredible - the fix prix is $25 and includes 3 courses.

a
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent crabcakes-little to no filler and delicious. Server was attentive. I would recommend this restaurant especially on a weekend.

AJ
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fine restaurant with great service and recommendations! Our server was wonderful!

CP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lunch food was excellent
I would go again to try dinner

KB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food!

G
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu, preparation, service. A good welcome by owners. A treat. Comfortable atmosphere.

s
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Atmosphere Excellent, Server Excellent, Food Better Than Excellent!

TH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious! The service was very good. We would definitely recommend. The only small drawback was the noise level.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Saturday date night

DC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, good food. Didn’t realize until we got there that it is a BYOB.
Parking seems to be an issue though

KK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We sat outside, and it was very nice. Minus the lantern fly attacks form time to time, the servers were very attentive and the food was great!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Quick to seat. Delicious app. Salmon a little undercooked. Very noisy- echos with high ceiling. Great BYOB

ML
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good cuisine and service in a great place with a good vibe.
Kudos to to chef and staff.

T
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meals, wonderful service. Their halibut entree with risotto is to die for! It is becoming one of my favorite Byob restaurants.

J
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, as always. We happened to be there during a party and it was a bit noisy.

KC
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming restaurant with great ambience and food. Had a nice business lunch but I’ll definitely come back to try dinner.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a last minute reservation for Labor Day evening and had a wonderful dining experience!! We’ll definitely be back!

T
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, crab cakes were awesome and the Ribeye steak was also great. Sat outside on a great evening.

RG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday Brunch menu, and the food was delicious. LOVE the zucchini bread!

L
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time being there was early.gor our reservation they were very accommodating to seat us a half hour prior to our reservation.

Would visit again

J
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Lab! The servers were so kind, when parking was an issue very helpful. Love to walk Phoenixville and then settle down to a great meal with fun service staff.

MI
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good however the noise level was quite loud.
I would have enjoyed the meal much more if I didn’t have to shout across the table at our friends. Our waiter stopped by once to see how things were going near the end of the meal.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to this restaurant all the time and it is consistently fabulous!! The food is always perfect, and the service is spectacular! Servers Kate and Jim are particularly awesome!! It is also a BYOB- and very reasonably priced for the caliber of food served.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location, food and service

KC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love this restaurant and come back every time we are in town for a trade show...it has become a tradition for many years and we always have a great exerpience.

CY
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always. Highly recommend it.

c
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great brunch. Wonderful selections. Great service,

DR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We’ve been to Black Lab many times. This time I thought the food was mediocre. It was a disappointing.

O
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, delightful evening, outstanding service.

KP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meats, always to perfection. The consistency of their menu is amazing.

TH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Crab cakes and barramundi were excellent. Also, the bruschetta hit the spot

D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It’s our third visit and we’ve never been disappointed. Delicious and great service.

S
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We like going to the Black Lab. We have been there for lunch and dinner. Today we were there for lunch. The food was great and our service was exceptional. We thoroughly enjoyed it.

JP
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food and service were very good. Please do whatever you can to serve ginger ale. Without serving alcohol, ginger ale is the next best thing.

DM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Classy place for lunch date. Nice lunch menu selections.

BD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinary!

OT
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

No mimosa or Bloody Mary for brunch, but food is very good

G
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, a little noisy, but the taste is so yummy. I am vegan and the food was great they accommodated me! My husband had the ribs and loved them. BYOB with wine place 3 doors down, love it. Outside dining allows dogs.

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