Black Lab Bistro

4.6
749 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

We are a BYOB restaurant! If you have any questions, please call us anytime during our hours of operation.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! Little pricey but food was definitely worth it. Will go again for special occasion!!

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Nice dinner outside. Food was great! Service a little slow.

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MichelleF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Honestly I want to start by saying I totally understand that there is an employment shortage and most places don’t have enough staff. When you go out to eat most places you expect to have to wait and that is understood. That being said- the service was awful and the food was equally disappointing. Most entrees are served with mashed potatoes and a sparse portion of undercooked broccoli. Our meal was luke warm and seemed like it was either pre cooked and reheated or sitting under a heat lamp for hours. Not sure what happened to this place it used to be an incredible little byob.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to restaurant for special occasions. The food is always spectacular, the atmosphere is great. Highly recommend the filet and the tuna tartare.

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skippackfood
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service, can always count on black lab for a delicious dinner.

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vipBonC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent meal and lovely service! Our serve was very helpful and pleasant. We ordered four vety different entrees and everyone was very pleased. Food this good deserves a more elegant ambience.

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roxieluv
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A WONDERFUL TIME - WILL GO THERE AGAIN
- MADE A SUNDAY SPECIAL

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vipsurfnturf
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, excellent service

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DeniseT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! It's a BYOB and we didn't know it so I walked a few blocks to buy a bottle of wine - no big deal. Just remember to bring your own drinks. The first course was wonderful, the main courses great (Chicken piccata, squash raviolis and short rib and the dessert were great (cinnamon roll with ice cream and crème brulee). We will be back.

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vipJeremyN
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was really delicious. Took a while for service to begin and meal to come out. However, it was worth the wait. Entrees were hot and delicious.

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vipTonyg
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Another good dinner at Black Lab Bistro. My wife had the crab cakes and I had the filet.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good, service staff very attentive. Tiramisu was outstanding!

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SteveM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It's still descent. Probably not as good as you remember it, because there's different owners now. But our dinner was good, especially the tuna appetizer. And still a BYOB. Enjoy.

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MoniqueS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I’m ashamed I haven’t been here before after living in Phoenixville for 8 years. The service was amazing, we didn’t have to ask for anything - they were so proactive! The food was also delicious and so well priced, it’s definitely our new brunch spot.

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vipSandraKr
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server Jim!
Always incredible food and service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently fantastic food and service!

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JohnL
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I have Celisc disease and they were very informed about the food allergy. I had shrimp & grits that were excellent. My wife & son enjoyed their meals. The service was slow but EVERY restaurant has the same issue. We will be going back

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vipCorbs1251
Philadelphia
102 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We enjoyed the food for the most part. My hubby had the pasta with crab and seemed to enjoy it. I had the duck with shrimp - kind of an odd combination. The duck was done perfectly and was delicious with the sauce it was drizzled with. The shrimp however, was overcooked, tasteless and seemed to be an afterthought. I’m not sure why they are adding it to this dish.
Sadly, service was quite slow due to the lack of workers. The staff honestly did their best but it was a busy Saturday night and it was tough for them to keep up. We didn’t stick around for dessert since we watched others order and then wait 20 minutes or more for it to arrive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Great food but service was very slow. It took about 20 mins to get our order in and 30 for food. Longer than previous visit. I’m sure this was due to low staff and COVID.

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carolyn
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious but it took a long time for entrees to come out

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vipRebeK
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for brunch, delicious food and EXCELLENT zucchini bread with the meal. We come here often to meet friends and it's never been disappointing. I'd recommend this place - a great spot for brunch!!

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AlanaK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of food choices; everything was excellent. Service was great, fast and friendly

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BarbaraC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I’ve never had a bad meal or poor service there. Always a good choice!

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only problem with Black Lab is finding parking. The food is inviting and well prepared. Recommend going during the week.

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vipPhlGrl
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

We've been coming here for years, but our last visit service was really bad. We literally had to ask for everything we needed and catch Fei everytime she kept obliviously walking past our table.

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vipKBAL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and consistent. Jim is the best waiter!

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reubenW
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we both enjoyed it very much

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vipMark
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Have been here many times. The food quality is very good and the staff are very attentive. We will be back again.

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JudithH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall we had a good experience although the service was spotty and limited. I believe the shortage of help in this current market is to blame. Calamari was not as crispy as I remember it being but was edible. The rest of the meals were very good!

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vipstevenb
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little bit crowded of a place. Not a lot of atmosphere. Food was good. Service was good. Not a place I'd rush to try again.

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vipGolferGirl
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Menu selection was very good and varied. Great summer selections. Love this BYOB in Phoenixville.

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Asdfghjkl
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was incredible, all dishes best top quality. Highly recommend.

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Annie
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Chicken piccata and butternut squash ravioli were excellent; leave room for tiramisu

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vipTonyg
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Met another couple for dinner and had a great time. All the food was delicious and the service was great.

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vipJerry
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good time. The food is great, employees are friendly and attentive. Nice place for dinner with friends.

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vipML54
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good service and cuisine with good ambiance. Very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

41st wedding anniversary

Our waiter was outstanding, the staff was friendly my wife and I love this place…it is AWESOME

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vipRonL
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The value is terrific because the food is unique and exceptional. Never had a bad meal at Black Lab.

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BrianB
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose Black Lab Bistro to spend some Father’s Day time with my 18 yo daughter.

She and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals (AND dessert!). Our waiter was great as well. The setting is ideal for having a nice conversation.

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vipcoz74
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I dined there and love the Black Lab because the food is yummy and reasonably priced for the quality. The staff makes you feel welcome and love the ambience. The menu does need some updating

FAQs

Black Lab Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 935-5988.

Black Lab Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 749 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.