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Paris Bistro - Chestnut Hill

4.2
1195 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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Located in the middle of Philadelphia's charming Chestnut Hill neighborhood, Paris Bistro has made quite a splash since it opened in late January 2014. The setting and food are authentic bistro - the crowd is lively and the menu is reminiscent of the many bistros that dot Paris' arrondissement. Classics like cassoulet, coq au vin, steak frites and escargot are joined by more modern bistro fare like a beet and goat cheese salad and mustard-herb crusted salmon. Classic cocktails and signature "bistro cocktails" include La Bardot and Le Martini de Triomphe. The 85 bottle wine list covers all the major wine producing areas of France at very reasonable prices. And what would the bistro experience be without classic chocolate mousse and creme brûlée? All are served with a genuine warmth and true hospitality. Downstairs live Jazz plays Thursday through Sunday evenings with reservations available through the Paris Bistro Jazz Cafe Open Table page.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Dinner Monday - Thursday & Sunday 5:00-10:00PM
Dinner Friday & Saturday 5:00-11:00PM
Sunday Brunch 10:30AM-2:00PM
Happy Hour Monday -Friday 4:00PM-6:00PM
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Phone number
(215) 242-6200
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What 1195 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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vipgutron (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

A UNIQUE FEEL/AMBIANCE; NOT OVERPRICED; FEELS SPECIAL

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Sammi 
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Really enjoyable experience-staff, food, and environmental ambience transported me on a journey through my senses I will not soon forget.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Food took way to long for brunch:) kids were starving we had to ask for bread like 3 times:)

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Loveeatingout (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve. Bustling, happy crowd. Delicious food.

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FattyRoo 
2.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

My boyfriend and I reserved to have dinner here on NYE. I probably should've done a little bit more research because when we were seated at our table, their menus hadn't been printed yet? And our "neighbor" tables were also reporting that they had to look at the menu online or that they weren't aware that there was a set menu being served for a set price (we weren't aware of this either).

A lack of organization was the main issue we had. Nonetheless, the food was great and would probably go back when it isn't a holiday.

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vipSlugger (Chicago)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

We had planned to dine at a table but sat at the bar and enjoyed the setting and food as well as service.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Arrived promptly, but were told we would have to wait 15 mins. for our table. The bar was packed so there was no comfortable place for waiting except to just stand off to the side.

Service was excellent. Wait person was sensitive enough to not clear away dishes until everyone was finished with their meal. High points in this regard.

Menu has gotten boring. Seems like nothing has changed in more than two years. Not likely to go back anytime soon.

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JLP987654321 (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Paris was available for taking an unexpected house guest out to an informal dinner. The service was just a little on the slow side, considering its brasserie style and the trout was slightly more cooked than my guests thought it should have been. Maybe that is explained by the few minutes' delay in our main courses arriving at the table.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

The experience overall was good. We did feel a little rushed by our server at the time to get the bill. We were going to get dessert and some more drinks but our server made us feel like we had to get up when we got the check and hadn’t asked for it yet.

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viptkorden (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Attended for our anniversary and everything was great. Staff was exceptional.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Dinner Monday - Thursday & Sunday 5:00-10:00PM
Dinner Friday & Saturday 5:00-11:00PM
Sunday Brunch 10:30AM-2:00PM
Happy Hour Monday -Friday 4:00PM-6:00PM
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Cross street
Southampton Avenue
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(215) 242-6200
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Entertainment
Paris Bistro Jazz Cafe offers live Jazz Thursday through Sunday evenings.
The room opens nightly at 5:00PM. Reservations can be made online through our Paris Bistro Jazz Cafe Open Table page or by calling 215.242.6200.
$5-$15 entertainment charge (unless otherwise noted)








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Catering
Please call for information about our off-site catering company Bon Vivant.
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Parking details
Complimentary parking provided in Chestnut Hill Hotel parking lot (access on Southampton Avenue).
Additional metered street parking available on Germantown Avenue and side streets.
Pay parking available at CHBD area parking facilities within 1-2 blocks of our restaurant.
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Public transit
SEPTA Route 23 Bus

SEPTA Regional Rail Chestnut East or Chestnut Hill West lines
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Executive chef
Chef Al Paris
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Private party facilities
Paris Bistro will transport you to another time and place with its 1920s style decor and authentic French bistro fare. Parties of 20-70 can be accommodated for lunch, dinner and weekend brunches. Live jazz is an option for those who wish to add that extra something to their private gathering.
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Private party contact
Lauren: (215) 242-6200
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Monday Night $1 Oysters "Le Buck a Shuck"
3 Course Regional French Prix Fixe Menu Available Wednesday Nights $32
Sunday Brunch

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