Black Lab Bistro
No mimosa or Bloody Mary for brunch, but food is very good
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.
Great food. I especially love the scallops - very fresh and perfectly cooked every time. Great that it is BYOB but they do make an excellent Arnold Palmer.
Always a great spot with excellent service. Many, many good menu choices.
The food was excellent. It was a nice restaurant. It was hot outside and warm inside. I think they need to set the air conditioning lower. My only real complaint was that while the server was attentive, he did not smile or seem happy. I felt like it was a bother for us to be there that day.
Highly recommend the fried calamari and the crab cakes!!! I am from Maryland and I'm picky about crab cakes. These were fantastic!! Highly recommend Black Lab for date night or with friends. Great little spot
I have dined at Black Lab on multiple prior occasions. The recent dining experience was abominable!
As was explained by the manager (?), she was not feeling her best. Despite that, the restaurant was at least 50% occupied and she appeared to be the only waitress.
We requested dessert and waited at least 20 minutes. At that point, one of the members of my group went "up front" and told the person in charge to cancel the dessert and to provide us with our check. It took several minutes and the manager arrived indicating that the dessert was already in preparation. We indicated we had cancelled dessert because of the long wait and poor service and wanted our check immediately. He again indicated the food was in preparation., Perhaps he never learned that in a commercial enterprise, "the customer is always right." He then presented a single check to the table whereas, when we placed our order, we specifically had requested separate checks.
Overall, the experience was unpleasant and I am not certain about returning,.
Allan M. Cohen, MD
The calamari was outstanding. Moist, not chewy and rubbery. Service was on point. Water filled several times. I had scallops which were done to perfection, although I thought the sauce was a little too salty. I also had the chocolate terrine. Loved the chocolate flavor, but I would have liked it to be more moist.
We always recommend the Black Lab, as we find their menu appealing and the service topnotch and friendly. We have been many times and will return.
Apparently new owner... cuisine doesn’t come close to what it used to be.
Went to Black Lab as we wanted to explore restaurants in Phoenixville. It was a great choice. Menu was varied with lots of good choices. Also had some excellent daily specials. The appetizers and entrees we had were great. It is a BYOB so that is a great option. The owner (and her daughter) were delightful. Overall highly recommended.
Outstanding food and service. Ordered off the specials menu and was pleasantly surprised. Would definitely recommend. Will be back soon.
The food was good but the hostess and wait staff were rude and unfriendly!
The foo\ds generally very good and their Fixed price meals are good bargains.
We were seated immediately indoors. The server was courteous and attentive. She had great food knowledge regarding allergens. The food was outstanding, as always! I had a short rib omlette with cheddar and onions along with breakfast potatoes and zucchini bread. Amazing! The restaurant is clean and the prices are reasonable for the quality of food you get. This is one of my favorite restaurants for brunch and dinner!
The food is absolutely fab. I would go there again in a heartbeat.
As usual, the food and service were amazing. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Black Lab Bistro to everyone!
Outstanding food: Chicken curry chick pea soup was amazing, also the grilled shrimp with the mango sauce, and the berry dessert with fresh strawberries , blueberries, whipped cream in a delicate pastry crust.
Great restaurant. Great chef, great service, consistent,love this place.
Great food and service. We sat outside and it was a beautiful day!
Food was terrible but our waitress was friendly
Food was very, very good for both baby boomers and millenials! It is very noisy, and, on a warm night was uncomfortably warm. The restaurant looks a bit worn, and I've noticed on 2 visits an odd smell as we walk in. I've been there twice and happy with food, service, and price, but "ambiance" needs some work
Good food, but the sea food fra-diablo a little weak on sea food, but good flavor.
Good service. Clean.
The fis was delicious. We are looking forward to our next visit.
We went to dinner with friends. All of our meals were very good. The crab cakes and filet are excellent!
We had a great time at Black Lab Bistro always! The service and food both excellent.
Service and food was good for a busy Mother’s Day. Good menu, good value. I would recommend to a friend
Mother's Day...on a day like this one would expect a little more...no flowers for mom, no little extra's like small desert for her. We ordered two of the specials - lobster stuffed with crab and a rubbed ribeye. Both overcooked. It is not the same place it was 4-5 years ago.
We love this restaurant and have dined here many times. Black Lab never disappoints! We will definitely return and highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion!
Excellent Mother's day brunch!! A variety of items on the menu - we chose the short rib omelette, french toast and crab Benedict. All were delicious. Orange juice was available to make our mimosas with the prosecco we brought. Definitely recommend!
The service and food were simply outstanding! Six of us dined and six were thrilled...That is remarkable. If only the place wasn't so noisy...
Love this place. Been here several times now and it’s become my go to. Such a fun atmosphere and the crab cakes are amazing!
First time at Black Lab. Wanted Prix Fix menu but not interesting entrees. Ended up ordering Beef Shortribs but it was brisket. Very good but not the shortribs.
Brie appetizer was exceptional, everyone in our party enjoyed their entree. Waitress very helpful.
Delicious food and excellent service. The scallops are amazing!
The tiramisu isn’t the best, but there are other great deserts.
Overall good experience. My fish was excellent as were my friends short ribs. I was told the Jambalaya was just ok and my husband who is Italian did not like his seafood pasta dish ( but growing up in NY she has a pretty high pasta standard). Always love a BYOB. Was pretty noisy but it was busy so good for them. We’ll be back
Great low key reasonably priced BYOB across from the Colonial. Varied quality menu.Highly recommended.
Ambience was great...Attendant was great. Food was ok...not great - not bad. Bisque was so so. Duck was very very chewy...nice fat content - flavors were very good. Scallops excellent. We'll come back and try some other stuff most likely.
Retirement send off
Not busy at all on a Tuesday nite. Been going here for years. Always reliable. It can be noisy on a weekends.