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About Bar Amis

Bar Amis, the newest concept from Vetri Family of Restaurants, will open in Philadelphia’s Navy Yard this month, offering a lively, yet laidback environment inspired by the beloved Amis Trattoria. The space, which formerly housed Vetri Family Restaurant Lo Spiedo, is helmed by longtime Executive Chef Brad Spence. Guests will recognize the spirit of Italian home cooking that has come to define the Amis brand, presented in a more casual format at the Navy Yard. Offerings will include rustic and seasonally-driven small plates and salads, elevated sandwiches and robust dishes, with a focus on simplicity. The restaurant’s beverage program will feature expertly-blended and specialty cocktails like frosé, and diverse beer and wine offerings, plus a homemade non-alcoholic selections.

4503 S. Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19112
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Cross Street:
Broad and Crescent Dr

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 282-3184

Website:
http://www.amistrattoria.com/

Parking Details:
Free Secure Parking

Public Transit:
Septa Broad Street Line
Septa Bus Route 4
Navy Yard Shuttle

Executive Chef:
Jared Frazer

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Bar Amis — the Vetri Family's newest installment at the Navy Yard — offers private dining to accommodate groups both small and large.

Bar Amis Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
Fun (9)
Bar Seating (8)
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Good for a Date (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Waterfront (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Romantic (4)
Scenic View (4)
Tapas (4)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Cozy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This was our 4th time at Bar Amis, we absolutely love it. I would highly recommend it to anyone. It is perfect for pre/post sports events. Food is unique and excellent, service was also excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Great Beer, Casual, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

My Octpus was awesome, my friens pork chop was just ok. They have a great mule made with homemade ginger ale.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The octupus was fabulous as were the muscles in a diablo sauce

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Made a reservation for a special occasion about 3 weeks prior for 12:30. When we arrived (10 min late - I tried to call but was put and left on hold) we had to wait for them to set up a table. So much for making a reservation so that they are ready for us! We were 5 and they squeezed us at a table for 4 with one person hanging in the aisle. There were numerous other tables to seat us where we would be at three tables instead of two and fit more comfortably. We asked them to move us, they did. We ordered an appetizer and lunch. Lunch came out first. I told them to forget the app since our lunch was already out. She brings it anyway and I told her we didn't want it. She says, no, have it. My sister-in-law was the last one to finish and the waitress cleared the table reaching over her while she ate with no apology at all. Lingering there for a few minutes cleaning up. Very unprofessional. Check comes and they were charging us for the app. I told her they need to take it off as it came late. She talks with her manager, comes over and slaps the bill back down and says it's on me. Terrible attitude. Will never return here again. Service is a very big part of a good dining experience. This was not one!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was mediocre at best. Wife and her friend had a salad that was way to salty. Wife ended up with heartburn and bad stomach. Name changed but food is still fair at best

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Bartender is the best! Never disappointed but I miss the old Caesar salad!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I was disappointed. While our maître d' was friendly, the service was very spotty -- slow to show up for taking drink and then food orders, bringing a cheeseburger without the requested add-ons (and then taking the served dish back to the kitchen to add them causing the burger ultimately to be cooler than normal when it re-arrived), disappearing when it was time for our check. Our small plates were quite good (roasted beets with yogurt, fresh ricotta with fig jam toasts) but the sandwiches (meatball, cheeseburger with avocado and bacon) were merely adequate and the dessert -- described as chocolate rice pudding with fig -- was rather odd, having very little rice and more like a thin chocolate mousse with peanuts and fig. In addition, when we asked for our cheeseburger to be served medium rare, we were told that, while the waiter could ask, it might not be possible since they normally served them medium-well. (It arrived medium-well.) Just all-around not up to the standards that I had expected.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A great find that is minutes from the stadiums - excellent alternative to the sports bars at Xfinity Live with a menu that is interesting and delicious, lots of great options, and the cocktails were fantastic!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Bar Amis- is Bar a Miss. Food was terrible. Popcorn was the only edible dish that we had..Sals meatball sandwich was terrible. No flavor- roll was the best part. Cauliflower au gratin was cold and tasted like glue. Service was great. Sad that this place is so close to Wells Fargo Center and has such bad food

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We love Bar Amis! We have been there several times. The brussel sprouts and wings are the best. Atmosphere is fun! Service has always been great. We would definitely recommend to anyone when in the area. Great location for a pre or post game meal since it is so close to the stadium areas.

Tags: Great Beer, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great place perfect for pre games at wells

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Awesome
Great find

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Much better since the revamp! Great apps/small plates - went there pre-concert n perfect for drinks n snacks!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Good food, great service, cool place , great place to watch the game.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Went before the sixers home opener and they seemed overwhelmed by the crowd. We sat in the bar. One bartender behind the bar and one out serving and making drinks and getting food. Food came out cold and under cooked. Not a good experience considering it’s a Vetri restaurant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Great food in a casual atmosphere in the Navy Yard. It’s a great food option before a game as Its right by the stadiums.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This is a decent restaurant, but it's probably the 'outlet' version of Amis Trattoria. The best thing going for Bar Amis is that it's located at The Navy Yard section of Philly, so there's available (and free) parking. It's probably a good place to eat if you're attending a sporting event as you're basically a stone's throw from the sports complexes in south Philly. Don't go to Bar Amis if you are expecting ambiance, there is NONE. I've eaten in dinners with more atmosphere. My generously portioned steak was cooked to order but had plenty of gristle. My friends' meals were claimed to be good.

Tags: Casual, Waterfront
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and service

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Sat on the patio overlooking the water... lovely!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great spot before a Sixers or Flyers game!!! Great service and some unique apps!

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Sports, Casual, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Chicken sandwich. Bun was not toasted so tasted stale. Chicken over cooked

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Atmosphere, service and floor was great!!! Outdoor area was very enjoyable .

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Spicy, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I enjoyed my dinner at Bar Amis. The only issue is that they need to expand their dinner menu.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent food, drink and atmosphere. So easy to get to.

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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Outside location was excellent with view of ships. Always felt need for speed by server. Food was brought out quickly, good, but obviously was ready and waiting hot to start. for some things like meatballs ok, for others like pork chop very bad. Nothing we got was great. but would probably go back for ambiance, just careful with choices.

Tags: Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Service was lacking. Took an hour and a half to get our entrees.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Disappointed in Bar Amis. The food was mediocre. The entire experience was sub par compared to other Vetri restaurants. From the food cold, not well cooked-chicken was raw, food being topped with blue cheese with ingredient not being listed on menu, to the overly smoothering server. Stick to the regular Amis on Pine Street!

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·Dined on August 28, 2017

I selected this establishment due to its convenient location to our new office facility. I was entertaining an out of town guest for a business dinner. The environment was a bit more casual than I had anticipated for this occasion. Its a nice place for a casual meal or a drink with friends. Dining outside was a little challenging due to the overhead noise from the planes

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

if you work at the Navy Yard it is a good place to congregate after work for a few drinks.

Tags: Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great place to eat before the concert we saw that night. Walked to the Wellsfargo center. Great food.

Tags: Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Really nice food, with great small plates @ happy hours prices. PLUS, it is within easy walking distance of Wells Fargo Center, so it's the perfect drinks/dining spot before concerts & sporting events.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Bar Amis' menu is only slightly different from Lo Spiago which it replaced, but the menu is interesting and the food is really really good. Salads are excellent. It is good for a business lunch and service is very professional and pleasant.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Unfortunately, Bar Amia does not match its predecessor, Lo Spiedo, in terms of food quality, drinks, or service. Going to a Vetri restaurant once was a near guarantee of a good dining experience. Sadly that is no longer the case, but Bar Amis falls well below even Vetri's current norm.

We sat outside to enjoy the weather, and experience the ambiance of the old Navy Yard. Ordered a round of gin and tonics to start. It is tough to serve a bad GT, but Bar Amis succeeded. The drinks were nearly tasteless. We suspected that soda water was used instead of tonic water. The gin was unidentifiable- clearly not a gin and tonic mainstay like Tanqueray or Beefeaters nor any of the better labels. Actually, it might as well have been vodka, so muted was the flavor. Even the lime which was a dessicated ("preserved") hard little brown ring failed to impart any taste to the drink.

The food was passable, but nothing special. The octopus was a tentacle, nicely grilled and tender, but bland and tasteless. The pork chop, which was described by our server as the chef's signature dish, was passable, but nothing special. The best entree we had was a a pasta -- buccatini with almonds and peppers.

The waiter was adequate, but less attentive than we would have liked. When our dinners came we had hoped to be offered wine, but with the server missing in action we had to ask the busser to find him. He offered a house sauvignon blanc, and when asked what it was (meaning the label, not the color) he replied that it was a white wine, "like pinot grigio." When I questioned that comparison, he insisted that "the finish is the same."

Craig LeBan said that Bar Amis is trying to cultivate an evening business, attracting people from Center City, after the Navy Yard employees finish their lunch, happy hour, and go home. With all the better choices available to them, I suspect that few will want to make the trip down broad street for Bar Amis.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My wife and I went there before a recent Tom Petty Concert. Overall the food and service good and atmosphere was fresh. I would recommend it as a place away from Xfinity Live and all the crowds during events at the sport s complex. However, two things I think are lacking. First they need to add a few more items to the menus. Very limited selection. Second, I would have some specials available that are wrapped around specials events, like concerts. We will be going to another concert in a month or so with another couple but probably won't hit this place because of the limited menu. Still a good place to eat and have drinks.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I don't care for Xfinity live, Bar Amos is a great option instead. We love going here before concerts/games. The food is great, so are the drinks.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Casual, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Sat outdoors with a view of the Navy ships. Very pleasant. Excellent food

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Bar amis is a great addition to the navy yard offering a business meeting friendly atmosphere for lunch. They have a good menu with many appealing options.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Good small plates to share

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Unimpressed by Lo Spiedo..unimpressed by Bar Amis. We tried several entrees: steak-was over cooked and cold, salmon was flavorless, chicken was ok.., octopus was grilled perfectly. Calamari was fair..even Mama's rice pudding was disappointing. Possible choice for happy hour outside with a group of the area locals or post game ...speciality beers were decent.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Appetizers were great. The rest of the menu was too limited. Service was excellent. Blairing music took away from conversational ability. If you need to meet someone from the Navy Yard without driving awhile, this is the only game around.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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