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La Belle Epoque Wine Bistro

4.8
4.8
954 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
We are an authentic French Restaurant serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch located in downtown Media, PA. For over ten years customers have been returning to Mainline Magazine's "Best French Restaurant" for excellent food, service and wine. Make sure you try Mainline Magazine's "Best Mussels" - they are a must -

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Wine Bar, Contemporary French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 566-6808

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Loic Barnieu

  • Catering

    We offer off-site catering for your private events and parties.

  • Private party facilities

    For private parties please call 610-566-6808.

  • Private party contact

    Erin: (610) 566-6808

  • Neighborhood

    Media

  • Cross street

    Olive Street

  • Parking details

    Metered street and garage parking are available. All parking is free after 6pm and on Sundays.

  • Public transit

    Bus, Trolley and the R3 Septa Regional Rail are all readily available.

  • Entertainment

    We partake in all the Media Music Festivals. Check us out on Facebook to see our upcoming events.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 954 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    French

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  1. FK

    FamilyKO

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time there and we’ll definitely be back. So warm and welcoming and the food was incredible! A very happy family meal.
  2. JC

    JohnC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Emma, our waitress was excellent! We love coming La Belle Époque. Highly recommend
  3. M

    Maggie

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time with two friends at dining under the stars in Media at La Belle Epoque. Staff is friendly, courteous, and timely but doesn't rush the table at all. We had a cheese plate, the nicoise salad, a seafood crepe, and the Noix de St. Jacques (diver scallops with an arugula/fennel salad, blackberries, and nectarines). We also splurged and got desserts and after-dinner drinks. Cocktails and wine selection are top-notch as well. Everything was fresh and delicious and served in appropriate portions (neither too much nor too little). They have a wonderful French menu with something that's sure to appease every palate as well as a delightful ambiance. On top of all that, while this is not a cheap restaurant, it is very reasonably priced for the exceptionally high quality of food and ambiance. I will definitely be back!
  4. SS

    SweetSophie

    Philadelphia

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great about La Belle. But next time I would want to make sure to sit at a table not in the sun. It was quite hot.
  5. CV

    CindiV

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Lovely evening. Food was delicious. Would have liked the pace of serving to be slower and asked about coffee following our dessert before receiving the bill. The duck, steak, and chocolate mousse were delicious. Wines were also very good. Would prefer that the bread be left on the table. Would have liked the escargot to be presented in the shell. Overall, very good and we will be back.
  6. ML

    MichelleL16

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it here! Perfect date spot and great food & wine!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside during Dining with the Stars. The crepes were excellent and the service fast and accommodating. Would certainly come back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love La Belle. Wa always have terrific meals there. It is our go-to place for gourmet dining!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All 3 courses were excellent! Mussels, NY strip steak & crème brûlée. Our server was amazing & very attentive.
  10. J

    Jackie

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good was very good- My gf and I shared the escargot. They had great flavor and fairly tender She had the trout and I had the chicken crepe. Staff was very attentive Definitely be back
  11. g

    glof

    Philadelphia

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best mussels! The crepes and quiche are wonderful always.
  12. MB

    MeanBarbie

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have an amazing experience here! It is our favorite spot and the prices are excellent. Mussels are the best anywhere! And wonderful specialty cocktails. Love the small Paris Bistro feel.
  13. HL

    HelenL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Four of us went for dinner on Saturday with reservations. Everything was great except for my partner's lamb chops. They were overcooked and tough. He said nothing to no one. Stuff happens, I know. Would go again
  14. PI

    PegI

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was delicious. The service very good. The noise made it difficult to converse.
  15. S

    Selvam

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What is for dinner under the stars was very nice experience
  16. PG

    PatriciaG

    Tampa

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal and attentive service. We started with was probably the best mussels we’ve ever had followed by a delicious salad. Then there was the scallops which were nicely done with garnish of fruit and greens. Unexpected great combination. Maybe my new Media favorite!!!
  17. JS

    JohnS

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at La Belle Epoque on a summer Sunday evening. For openers, the escargots and the gazpacho were both delicious. The escargots came with a small French roll for dipping. Then the scallops and the halibut were equally good, with excellent vegetables. The French chardonnay was perfect. The ambience was very nice, with French music at just the right volume, and the service by Wes was outstanding. No, this is not a paid review; we just love this restaurant.
  18. S

    Springchick

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were great. My husband and I enjoyed ourselves.
  19. AK

    AletheaK

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a delicious early lunch. The service was attentive and friendly.
  20. DM

    DeniseM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful service. The prices were reasonable and I will return soon
  21. DG

    DeborahG

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food is excellent and creative. The restaurant was very noisy the evening we had dinner there. Energetic is a good description but it made conversation a bit difficult. Definitely would go back again, but knowing that it can get noisy.
  22. FS

    FrankS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in all respects. My wife and friends were very pleased with the food. Great job!!
  23. S

    Scarp

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks Wes for excellent service as always!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience despite the heat and bright sun. Our food was fabulous and waitress and staff excellent!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was sensational- as always, although the Grand Old Fashioned cocktail was not quite as good this time. The service was a little rushed with dinners served while we we still enjoying an appetizer. All things considered La Belle Epoch remains a strong favorite for a delightful dinner in Media
  26. m

    momgal

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We ate outside so it was quiet. Our waitress was excellent and the food was delicious.
  27. LI

    LovesItalianFood

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good and so was the service.
  28. CV

    CarolVM

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently delicious food and friendly service. The trout amandine is a particular favorite. I also recommend their seafood entree specials that are a creative mix of fish/seafood and accompanying vegetables.
  29. GP

    GailP

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The mussels were out of this world. We get them every time My husband said his duck was excellent and I enjoyed the scallops
  30. AM

    AMAZING

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant. We are foodies and enjoyed the delicious food. We were celebrating our honeymoon and appreciated the experience.
  31. l

    lori

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Well prepared French food. Serving sizes of main dishes small for the price.
  32. G

    Gailsailor

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    As always, we love La Belle Époque. We have been longing to sit outside with a bowl of mussels and a nice glass or two of wine.
  33. CE

    ConnieE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    My husband and I thought the food was too heavily salted. Although I did eat it, he was unable to finish the rice under the duck.
  34. DC

    DanielC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails are always lovely here. Staff is also very helpful, and they have an uncanny skill in carrying very full cocktails without spilling a drop!
  35. KA

    KATHLEENR

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and outstanding service . Our favorite restaurant in Media.
  36. E

    Elizabeth

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Had brunch outside on their patio. It was a beautiful day out. My server was nice and polite. Food was good. I would go back.
  37. v

    vacapocono

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and Wes the server is the best!
  38. D

    Dcharles

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrated Father's Day and a special birthday - great Parisian vibe on corner in Media. As experts in all things pertaining to mussels, we all agreed they were fabulous with great bread to dip in the amazing sauce. We had the scallops, trout anf filet maon dishes - all were wonderful.
  39. S

    Scarp

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My only complaint is that My hubby and I ordered mushroom omelet with SWISS cheese rather than the goat cheese. We were specific and told by our server that they could do that. So the omelets both arrived with goat cheese, ugh. Couldn’t eat it.
  40. h

    hootie361

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our second visit to La Belle Époque for dinner and, as before, great food. The portions are sized just right to enjoy three courses each. A fantastic location for French food!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Belle Epoque Wine Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 566-6808.

La Belle Epoque Wine Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 954 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for La Belle Epoque Wine Bistro

38 W State St, Media, PA 19063

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Olive Street

  • Neighborhood

    Media

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Wine Bar, Contemporary French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Metered street and garage parking are available. All parking is free after 6pm and on Sundays.

  • Public transit

    Bus, Trolley and the R3 Septa Regional Rail are all readily available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Loic Barnieu

  • Entertainment

    We partake in all the Media Music Festivals. Check us out on Facebook to see our upcoming events.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (610) 566-6808

  • Catering

    We offer off-site catering for your private events and parties.

  • Private party facilities

    For private parties please call 610-566-6808.

  • Private party contact

    Erin: (610) 566-6808

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