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About Paris Bistro - Chestnut Hill
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.
Philadelphia, PA 19118
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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)
Please call for information about our off-site catering company Bon Vivant.
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.
SEPTA Route 23 Bus
SEPTA Regional Rail Chestnut East or Chestnut Hill West lines
Chef Al Paris
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.
Private Party Contact:
Lauren: (215) 242-6200
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Monday Night $1 Oysters "Le Buck a Shuck"
3 Course Regional French Prix Fixe Menu Available Wednesday Nights $32
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Paris Bistro - Chestnut Hill Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Way over priced. Bird sized portion. Water had things floating in it. Waiter ( not mine ) kept bumping into our chair . Cheap wine $10 a glass .. Food was ok .. I have gotten bigger portions as apps... WILL NOT SUGGEST NOR RETURN !
Sunday brunch with elderly relatives, Christmas related. Very noisy. Waitie had to be reminded of my onion soup order. Soup was ok. Entrees came out in the middle of the soup because soup was not ordered timely. Eggs benedict good. Full French a fair bit less full than a Full English would have been. One piece of bacon crispy, the other one closer to raw. OK but not to be ordered again. Ice cream was cottage-cheese-like (lumpy) as compared to creamy and was not removed from the bill after complaint. After our first meal in this place we had high hopes for it as an interesting place to go for a splurge. Not so.
A nice, cozy restaurant with a good selection of French wines and dishes. Everything we ordered was well prepared and tasty. French onion soup was great and mussels were terrific! We also enjoyed seafood appetizers: very fresh and light. Overall very quiet, romantic scene. Great for a date night or a romantic dinner.
I went to Paris Bistro for Sunday brunch with my partner and two friends. We were Germantown and wanted a brunch place nearby. I remember hearing that the Bynum Brothers' (South Kitchen, Warmdaddy's) place in Chestnut Hill was good, French, and had live music. We weren't disappointed (except for the music-- it was one guy playing Christmas carols on repeat). We started with the smoked salmon (5 out of 5) and crab & avocado (5 out of 5) terrines and then we had the pumpkin french toast (3 out of 5), the full french (4 out of 5), the norwegian eggs benedict (4 out of 5), and the croque madame (4 out of 5). The meal was good. I'd recommend it to a friend or group for brunch again for sure.
Another great experience at Paris Bistro. I have been here multiple times, and food and service have never failed to impress. Our party of 6 started with cold seafood platter, with very fresh jumbo shrimp, lump crabmeat and oysters. My entrée was the beef bourguignon, which was superb. The table shared 2 excellent bottles of the house beaujolais. Service is prompt, knowledgeable and friendly. For a romantic dinner, try dining in the jazz pub in the basement. Great ambience and music.
The staff seemed to be running all over the place. My escargot(appetizer) arrived at the exact same time my entree arrived, our friends portion of salmon was on the smallish side.
The burger was very good, arrived as I ordered it...rare and with the additions that I wanted. Had to wait quite a while for some other items.
We were disappointed this time. The seafood crepe already was unavailable (our reservation was at 6:30), and neither of the beers we ordered were available either. And despite several patrons' comments (ours and friend's) over several months, nothing has been done to improve the baguettes, which are served cold and which are tough, not crisp. Paris Bistro has been our favorite for years, and we hope this isn't an indication that it's going downhill.
We recently dined here for brunch before a show and found that Paris did not disappoint. We started with the tartines - the three of us split all four and they were delicious. Each one was prepared with unique combinations (including the pate with the pickled shallots) and each was better than the last. I had the Croque Madam and it was light and delicious. I also tried the Norwegian Eggs Benedict which had some heat and was also delicious. The French Press was strong bu t delicious. We are looking forward dining at Paris again!
This is a great find in Chestnut Hill, and the live music downstairs is great! You can also sit down there to dine if you'd like, and they have dining at the bar as well. Our food was very good, came quickly, not too expensive, and they catered to my dietary restrictions. We'll be back!
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