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About La Belle Epoque Wine Bistro

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 - along with our Tuesday Night Wine Tastings and Champagne Sundays.

38 W State St
Media, PA 19063
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Wine Bar, Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm.
Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
Weekend Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Cross Street:
Olive Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 566-6808

Website:
http://labellebistro.com/

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

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Loic Barnieu

Private Party Facilities:
For private parties please call 610-566-6808.

Private Party Contact:
Erin: (610) 566-6808

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

La Belle Epoque Wine Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
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Creative Cuisine (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Cozy (9)
Authentic (8)
Romantic (8)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Business Meals (5)
Casual (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Fun (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

We just love this restaurant! We have been going there for several years and have never had a bad meal or experience. Best French food since La Camargue & Le Bec Fin!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We went to eat after going to the Media Theater. What a delightful meal. The $35.00 meal was outstanding. Onion soup. Beef Wellington and a sweet crepe for dessert. It was well worth much more than that. Go and enjoy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was outstanding, and that’s from someone who travels and eats out every week in some pretty upscale spots around North America. Lots of intricate flavors. We had the mussels as an app, the Beouf, and a bacon and Brie crepe that was killer.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good little find. Nice small bistro, nothing fancy but good food and people.

Watch out for Apple Maps, our GPS was pretty confused finding the place!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

La Belle Epoque is one of our area favorites. Has classic bistro-style French dishes, including a selection of savory crêpes. They now have a liquor license and a reasonable wine selection. The noise level is low enough that you can actually have a conversation in this bistro. The waitstaff are attentive and very helpful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

If you're looking for a restaurant with good food, wine, and ambiance, this place will not disappoint. I usually order crepes (savory and sweet available). There is always a choice of several good wine by the glass options. Be sure to give yourself a little extra time to find parking. There is a public garage just a half block away. This is a consistently good place to go with knowledgeable servers.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

The food was ok, nothing spectacular. There were 2 young children eating at a table and watching a video while we dined - I think they were the children of our server - they were well behaved but our server seemed to pay more attention to them than her tables....and there was a hair in my salad which is not enjoyable.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food and service were very good. We especially liked that we were seated immediately, though we had arrived 30 minutes before our reservation.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This is a very nice place to grab dinner for date night or with friends. A tad on the expensive side but wonderful food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

It was our first time having eating at this place. We had lunch it was very good, fresh and tasty. It has a nice French flair to the food . We will return to try some of the other menu items like the selection of crepes and salads they offer on the lunch menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wes , our server, is always the best ever! He makes every day dining very special for us.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 15, 2017

another wonderful evening at a favorite spot for my wife and I. it was a snowy night and great fun with our friend Ronan behind the bar

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

One of my favorite places in Media. Very good ambiance and offerings. They also have a substantial menu of crepes which, incidentally, aren’t very good. Stick with the esgargot, chicken, and Beef Bourguignon. A fine local bistro.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Nicely done French bistro food and wine. Crepes are great and eth classic fare is very well done at a fair price.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wonderful food, wonderful service, great atmosphere.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We arrived to an almost empty restaurant a little earlier than we had planned. This was no problem and we were welcomed and seated at a perfect table away from the door where we could speak quietly. Wes the waiter was very attentive and helpful. He made recommendations on choices as we asked, and also helped us to make a good wine selection as well. As the restaurant filled the noise level increased, but it was certainly not loud. A delightful evening a delicious meal, highly recommend the trout or the Le Mer crepe. This place is definitely a keeper.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

I took my wife to La Belle Epoque in Media, PA, for her birthday. We loved the decor. We went on a Tuesday night in November, when it was not crowded. The French onion soup was very good. My wife had rabbit, and I had the filet mignon. I enjoyed the filet and asparagus. My wife said that the rabbit was good. It was a bit on the pricier side, about $30 per plate. My son, who is a finicky eater, enjoyed his pineapple juice, burger, and fries. All in all, it was a nice evening. I think La Belle Epoque deserves 4.5 stars because, while the experience was very good, I would not rave on about it. Still, I would gladly return one evening in the summer during Dining Under the Stars to try their duck.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

This if one of my favorite spots Media... Always good food and great service. If you've never been - stop in... You won't regret it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

As usual, a very good meal from La Belle Epoque

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I have been here for lunch but not dinner and thought that it would be great to try during restaurant week this week. It was wonderful!!! The roasted beet salad was the best I've ever tasted and my daughter had the duck which was superb. For dessert we had the crème brulee and a strawberry crepe and they were the crowning touches to an excellent meal!!!

The host and our server were so welcoming and courteous, which is a rarity nowadays in most places, that it made our dining experience all the more pleasurable.

C'est magnifique! We look forward to returning soon!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love this restaurant. This time I went for brunch and it was lovely.
I’ve been a fan of their classic French food since I moved to the area over 15 years ago.
The service is always great and I have so many favorites on the menu it’s hard to single anything out. That said... the steak and Fries are amazing and the creme brûlée is the perfect chaser, lol. Seriously, anything you try will be great and there are great vegetarian choices too. You can really bring anyone to this fabulous cosy gourmet cafe in Media and they will find something to order they’re going to love.
P.S. try the French Martini. You’re welcome. 😘

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Love the brunch, excellent service, clean bathrooms, friendly staff, reasonably priced for the area, delicious food and full bar. I can only enjoy this place seasonally as I'm only in this side of town twice a year. When I'm in this city this is the first place I come for brunch and usually the last one before returning home. Nothing in the menu will disappoint you and hostess will accommodate you as per your request in the OpenTable notes when you make the reservation. Open Tuesday-Sunday.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

They absolutely have the best red mussels that I have ever tasted. They're even better the next day over spaghetti.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

We were very pleased with the menu choices and the prepared dinner we were served.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very enjoyable evening with grandaughter. Food was. Fine and service was very good,

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We always dine with you before going to Hedgerow Theatre. We always enjoy ourselves.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great tasting food and helpful server; Friday evenings were just nosier than past visits so it was harder to have conversations around the table of 6.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Always delicious food and great service at La Belle Époque!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2017

One of our favorites! Great Crepes and specials! Staff is friendly & attentive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My husband and father had the mussels appetizer and raved about how great it was. Good flavor and very tender mussels. I had the bacon and Brie crepe. It was amazing. Everything we had was really tasty and our server was wonderful. Very nice and attentive. We love this place and have been here several times and always enjoy our meals.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Back in town for a month & I had to come my very 1st day, as always, the best. Delicious food, yummy drinks - full bar - brunch mimosas specials for $6 Sat & Sun. Pretty awesome service too, can't go wrong. We were seated by the window (as I requested), ordered the French Toast, Eggs Benedict, side of potatoes, mimosa, coffee & nonetheless, French 75.... Oooooooh, mmm-mmmmmm, ah.
You'll understand when you take a bite. Place is cozy and there's outside seating on beautiful days. Street meter parking available.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Started with cocktails. The flutes of champagne with ginger were refreshing. The mussels were a good starter and we all ordered crepes. I had the chicken/mushroom/spinach/cheese crepe. Husband ordered the same but he thought it had too much spinach in it. Daughter ordered the La Mere which had a nice mix of shrimp, crab and lobster. Wait staff at the bar and tables are pleasant and knowledgeable about the liquor/food. Very pleasant atmosphere for a busy Friday night.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Location and atmosphere was great. Service was great. Food not so great. Let's start with the rolls, that was pretty good however the butter did have a slight funky taste to it. Next was the soup. Cream of mushroom. Pretty delicious. Salad...was ok. Nothing to brag about. Escargot, now I can not say for myself how this tasted. It's snail. So that's pretty gross to me in general however the 2 people who had the nerve to try said it was really good. We ordered 2 dinners of the salmon with potatoes and green beans. The salmon was in my opinion and in my daughters opinion not good at all. I thought it had a strong fishy smell. I know it's fish but it was a pretty strong smell. The potatos I was excited to see that they were actually made with real potatoes and not the fake boxed kind. They had a very strange flavor and a horrid after taste. Green beans are green beans. The other dinner was a pork chop, it was over cooked and dry. Mashed was tasty. Asparagus was not edible. I could not bite though the stringy layer. Last was the hanger steak. It was ok. The best part of that plate was the French fries. They were a hit for all four of us. We then had a dessert each. A mixed berry crepe and a Nutella crepe. They were both great. Other 2 dessert was the vanilla bean crème brûlée. Well this was the last straw and the nail on the coffin. I was so looking forward to mine. One of my favorite desserts. Well the damn thing was burnt. Completely burnt. I would have liked to ask for a new one but I was just ready to leave by that point. This was my oldest daughters 14th birthday dinner. It was supposed to be a nice surprise. New foods to try, I actually picked that place based on the escargot and the ratings. Unfortunately it was not enjoyable for us.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We had an enjoyable dinner with friends. The only issue was one entree that was rack of lamb was not tender. Everyone else's entree was very good!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Never disappoints. When we want a guaranteed nice dinner we come here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The food was very good. Service - well...
Our James was very nice. He got caught settling bills for a group of 7 that wanted separate checks. He was totally involved so we were left unserved for a good 15 minutes. Meanwhile, there were 2 other people walking around who didn't help him or come over and acknowledge us. I thought that was poor teamwork and customer service. James was very sweet and tried to make up for it.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The crepes are especially good, but we also enjoyed the trout and the cheese plate appetizer. Our waiter had good recommendations, when asked, was friendly and had a European style about him. We were there for early Sunday dinner and it was quiet. I've been there for Sunday brunch, when it is busier.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

Met a friend at LaBelle Epoque for dinner, which also happened to be a Dining Under the Stars night. Dining Under the Stars is a unique dining experience that the awesome town of Media offers May - September. To Be Experienced.
Service was attentive without us feeling pressured. Menu selection was imaginative and
varied, can't imagine not finding something to your liking. Excellent beverages and food.
This is not my first visit and will not be my last.
Relaxing and fulfilling evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Exceptional in every aspect! Wes is an exceptional server and the cuisine is outstanding!

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great little French-inspired restaurant with high-quality food. This was my 3rd or 4th time there and it was always good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Casual
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